Each week, the Sunday Source lists the new and notable events that have tickets available at press time. For more area happenings, look in Friday's Weekend section or go online at www.washingtonpost.com/entertainmentguide.


FROST: LIFE AND CULTURE OF THE SAMI REINDEER PEOPLE OF NORWAY -- Opens Wednesday. A collection of 39 photographs by indigenous photographer Fred Ivar Utsi Klementsen documents the people now living in northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula in Russia. National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

RETRATOS: 2,000 YEARS OF LATIN AMERICAN PORTRAITS -- Opens Friday. Through Jan. 8. The first major exhibition to consider the traditions of portraiture in Latin America from a multinational point of view includes more than 100 painted and sculpted portraits from 76 museums and private collectors in the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America and the United States. Works range from artifacts of the Moche and Mayan cultures to contemporary pieces. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

PALACE OF WONDERS: THE NEW GALLERIES OF RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE ART -- Opens Saturday. The museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of its groundbreaking with the reopening of its original art space, the Palazzo. The refurbished galleries host the reinstallation of the European Old Master collections -- paintings, sculpture and decorative arts from the 14th-18th centuries. Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. $10, seniors $8, college students $6, 6-17 $2, younger than 6 free; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and first Thursdays of the month free. 410-547-9000.

SEAN SCULLY: WALL OF LIGHT -- Opens Saturday. Through Jan. 8. The artist combines the formal traditions of European painting with the distinctly American abstract tradition in a series that builds from the artist's memory of ancient Mayan ruins he saw 20 years ago. This is the first U.S. museum tour of this work. The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. $9, seniors and students $7, children free. 202-387-2151.

FOUND SOUND -- Through Nov. 5. A number of portable toilets, reconfigured and outfitted with high-tech sound equipment, feature sound art from internationally known and local artists, including Richard Chartier, Joseph Grigely, Jennie C. Jones, Helmut Kopetzky, Robin Rose and Alex Van Oss. For complete info, see www.foundsounddc.com. Locations vary. Free. 301-651-8275.

NAPOLEON: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT -- Through Jan. 2. A traveling exhibition from the Russell Etling Company features rare personal effects of Napoleon Bonaparte and famous depictions of him by leading artists of his time. Co-sponsored by the Embassy of France. National Geographic Society, Explorers Hall, 17th and M streets NW. Free. 202-857-7588.


TWELVE GIRLS BAND -- Today at 7 p.m. The Chinese ensemble fuses traditional music with Western pop. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. $45-$49.50. 202-994-6800.

HENRY ROLLINS -- Today at 8:30 p.m. Another spoken word performance by the hard-rocker, this time to benefit the eSharp Music Center. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $25. 202-667-7960.

DETROIT COBRAS -- Monday at 8:30 p.m. Old-school garage rock and retro-soul. With Reigning Sound. Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $15. 703-522-8340.

JOHN VANDERSLICE -- Monday at 8:30 p.m. The indie songwriter and producer plays with Portastatic and Brandon Butler. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. 202-667-7960.

DANIELA MERCURY -- Wednesday at 8 p.m. The Afro-Brazilian music star performs. Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $30-$45. 202-994-6800.

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE -- Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Goth-punks play with Alkaline Trio and Reggie and the Full Effect. UMBC Fieldhouse, 1000 Hilltop Cir., Baltimore. $20. 410-455-1000.

SON VOLT -- Friday at 9 p.m. The alt-country stars play with Fruit Bats. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $20. 202-265-0930.

GWAR -- Saturday at 8 p.m. Satirical and theatrical thrash metal. With Devil Driver, a Dozen Furies and Mensrea. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $17. 202-265-0930.

AMBULANCE LTD -- Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Indie-pop in the style of the late '80s and early '90s British shoegazers. With We Are Scientists. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $12. 202-667-7960.


EBONY FASHION FAIR -- Today at 3 p.m. Famous designers, including Bob Mackie, Oscar de la Renta, Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Stephen Burrows, Fusha, L'Amour, B. Michael, and Hanae Mori, show off their new styles to benefit local children's charities. Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. $50-$60. 202-467-4600.


SPA WEEK -- Opens Monday. Through Oct. 23. Eight area spas offer a variety of treatments at a discounted rate. Benefits the nonprofit Cancer and Careers. The participating spas are Circe, Cultura, Hummingbird Skin Care Spa, Modern Day Spa, Piaf Salon and Day Spa, Serenity Day Spa, Skin Beauty Lounge and Somafit Fitness Spa. For a list of services and addresses see www.spaweek.org. $50. 212-362-3050.

THE JUDGMENT OF PARIS: CALIFORNIA WINES ON THE WORLD STAGE -- Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. George M. Taber, former Paris correspondent for Time magazine, recounts the blind 1976 wine tasting in which nine Parisian judges chose a California Chardonnay and a Californian Cabernet Sauvignon over their French counterparts. With wine samples from Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and Grgich Hills Cellar. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $25. 202-252-0012.


Films open Friday and are in general release unless otherwise noted. Opening dates subject to change. Check www.washingtonpost.com/movies or Friday's Weekend section for details and complete movie listings.

U2: RATTLE AND HUM -- Monday-Tuesday at 7 p.m. This documentary looks at the U.S. leg of the Irish rock band's Joshua Tree tour and contains vintage concert footage, including a spirited rendition of "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" after an IRA bombing at a remembrance service in Enniskillen, N. Ireland. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $9.25, seniors and students $7.50. 301-495-6720.

CAPOTE -- Director Bennett Miller's look at the author and socialite's work on the landmark nonfiction book "In Cold Blood." Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman in the title role and Catherine Keener as Harper Lee, Truman Capote's traveling companion and the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird." At Landmark Bethesda Row.

DOOM -- After something goes wrong at a remote scientific research station on Mars, a special forces group led by the Rock is sent in to clean up the mess. Violence and aliens ensue. Based on the video game series.

DREAMER -- For the love of his daughter, a man goes to great lengths to save the life of an injured racehorse and bring the promising filly back to its former glory. Starring Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning and Kris Kristofferson.

NORTH COUNTRY -- Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand and Sissy Spacek star in this story of a single mother who rallies her co-workers against unfair treatment at a local mining company, leading to America's first class-action lawsuit for sexual harassment.

REEL PARADISE -- This documentary chronicles how an American family copes with cultural issues after the father, a noted indie film maven, decides to move to Fiji to operate a local theater. Filmed during the last month of the family's year-long stay. At Landmark E Street Cinema.

STAY -- A New York psychiatrist's perception of reality begins to wildly change when he attempts to prevent a mysterious young man from committing suicide. Starring Kate Burton, Ryan Gosling, Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts.

On Stage

KIKI & HERB: THE RESURRECTION TOUR -- Opens Thursday. Through Oct. 23. Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman return as the brash, boozing and washed up cabaret star and her introverted companion who dish on current events and politics while performing their renditions of contemporary pop hits. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW. $36-$48. 202-393-3939.

EFFICIENCY -- Saturday at 8 p.m. The latest experimental dance work by Jane Jerardi explores imaginary landscapes by integrating video of D.C. life into Jerardi's choreography. Music by Scanner, Stephen Vitiello and Patrick Power. Part of the Sonic Circuits Electronic Music Festival. Gala Theatre-Tivoli, 3333 14th St. NW. $25. 202-785-9727.

ODC/SAN FRANCISCO -- Saturday at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. A mixed repertory performance by the famed contemporary dance troupe. Black Rock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. $22. 301-528-2260.

RIDGE LINE -- Saturday at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. Arlington-based Jane Franklin Dance presents a dance-and-music collaboration based on fragments of letters and descriptions from Confederate and Union soldiers. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $20; seniors, students, teachers and artists $15; children $7. 202-269-1600.


WASHINGTON CAPITALS -- Today at 6 p.m. against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Saturday at 7 p.m. against the Carolina Hurricanes. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $10-$90. 202-397-7328.

DC UNITED -- Friday at 8 p.m. The United defends the MLS Cup title in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, beginning with this road game against the Chicago Fire that is part of a home-and-home series. The game will be broadcast on CSN.

GET LISTED. The Sunday Source lists events as space permits. E-mail or fax notices -- with dates, times, address, cost and phone number -- to sourcelist@washpost.com or 202-496-3537. Or mail them to Listings, Sunday Source, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071-5650. Deadline is two weeks before publication date.

Ryan Gosling stars in the movie "Stay," opening Friday.