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/cityguide.

Films 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.


THE SPIRIT OF ANCIENT COLOMBIAN GOLD -- Opens Wednesday. Through April 9. Votive figures, decorative nose rings and the full regalia of the elite are among more than 280 pieces from the Museo del Oro in Colombia. National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

WOVEN RAINBOWS: AMERICAN INDIAN TRADE BLANKETS -- Opens Wednesday. Through May 14. Blankets adorned with bright colors, stylized arrowheads and geometric patterns are on display for the first time. Produced by American and Canadian mills in the early part of the 20th century, they became objects of prestige for tribal members, preferred over their native weavings. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore. $10, seniors $8, students $6, children free, first Thursday of the month free. 410-396-7100.

WAR LETTERS: LOST AND FOUND -- Opens Friday. Through Nov. 13, 2006. An exhibit of original letters from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam conflict that were discarded and later discovered by strangers. National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Free. 202-633-5555.


MASTERS OF CARIBBEAN MUSIC -- Today at 2 p.m. With Mighty Sparrow, Ecos de Borinquen and Ti-Coca et Wanga-Neges. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. $10-$30. 301-581-5100.

JEM -- Today, doors at 7:30 p.m. Techno-pop; with Josh Kelley. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $20. 202-265-0930.

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS -- Tuesday, doors at 7:30 p.m. The Welsh quintet is Britpop's answer to the Beach Boys. With Caribou. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-265-0930.

DC IMPROVISERS COLLECTIVE -- Tuesday at 9 p.m. Improv music fusing jazz, noise and experimental sounds. With Gestures. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $6. 202-667-7960.

THE GET HUSTLE -- Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. Chaotic noise-rock. With The Convocation and The Factory Incident. DC 9, 1940 Ninth St. NW. $8. 202-483-5000.

WILLIE NELSON & FRIENDS -- Wednesday at 8 p.m. Reggae tunes from the country crooner. Patriot Center, George Mason University, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax. $41.50-$47.50. 202-397-7328.

MEDIC -- Thursday at 9 p.m. Two metal bands for two bucks; with Flowers in the Attic. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $2. 202-667-7960.

THE SUICIDE MACHINES -- Friday, doors at 6 p.m. Ska-punk. With Stretch Armstrong, Whole Wheat Bread. Nation, 1015 Half St. SE. $12. 202-397-7328.

MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD -- Friday, doors at 9 p.m. Improvisational jazz that straddles the gap between accessible grooves and avant-garde experimentation. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $25. 202-265-0930.

BROADCAST -- Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Electronic-pop from the U.K. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $12. 202-667-7960.

BEENIE MAN -- Saturday, doors at 10 p.m. The Kingston toaster was a recording phenom in Jamaica at age 8, but achieved international reggae stardom as an adult. Crossroads, 4103 Baltimore Ave., Bladensburg. $20-$25. 301-927-1056.


MUSEUM SHOP AROUND -- Thursday, 10 a.m-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m-6 p.m. Nov. 13, 10 a.m-5 p.m. Handcrafted jewelry, apparel, glassware, toys, books, CDs, plants and paper goods are among the wares from the shops of 14 area museums gathered in one holiday shopping collection. Strathmore Hall, 10701 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. $8. 301-530-0540.

VETERANS DAY WREATH LAYINGS -- Friday, 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Washington's military memorials observe the holiday with public wreath-layings. 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia side of the Memorial Bridge, Arlington. 703-607-8000. 11 a.m. at the African Civil War Memorial, U and 10th streets NW. 202-667-2667. 1 p.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Constitution Avenue and Henry Bacon Drive NW. 202-634-1568. 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-737-2300. All free.


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.

LOST JAZZ FILM CLASSICS -- Monday at 6 p.m. Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor and film archivist Bob DeFlores share stories and film clips of performances by the greats. Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Thelonious Monk, Red Nichols and His Five Pennies and Cab Calloway are among the performers featured in film clips, including the rare 1947 color cartoon/live-action film "A Date with the Duke," featuring Duke Ellington. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. $15. 202-467-4600.

2005 EUROPEAN UNION FILM SHOWCASE -- Opens Tuesday. Through Nov. 22. The 18th-annual showcase features festival award winners, box-office hits and films never before seen in the United States. With selections from all 25 countries of the European Union. For a complete list of films and viewing schedule, see www.afi.com/silver. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $9.25, seniors and students $7.50. 301-495-6720.

GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' -- Opens Wednesday. 50 Cent stars as an inner-city drug dealer who turns his back on the criminal life in order to pursue his dream of rap stardom. Also starring Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Tory Kittles and Terrence Howard.

BALLET RUSSES -- Filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine use archival footage to trace the history of the famed dance troupe from its Diaghilev-era founding and the legendary productions starring Nijinsky, to the turbulent 1930s, when the company split into two groups fighting for the name. At Landmark E Street Cinema.

DERAILED -- Two married executives are blackmailed by a violent criminal for having an affair, and must turn the tables on their aggressor to save their families. Starring Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, Vincent Cassel, Melissa George, Xzibit and RZA.

KISS KISS, BANG BANG -- A common criminal posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an audition. Soon he finds himself tangled up in a murder investigation involving his high school dream girl and the detective who's been training him for his upcoming role. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen and Shannyn Sossamon.

PRIDE & PREJUDICE -- Jane Austen's classic tale of love in class-conscious 18th-century England comes to the big screen once again. This time Keira Knightley plays strong-willed Elizabeth and Jena Malone plays Lydia, the youngest of the five Bennet sisters. Matthew Macfadyen, Judi Dench and Donald Sutherland also star in this version, directed by Joe Wright. At Landmark Bethesda Row and Landmark E Street Cinema.

PROTOCOLS OF ZION -- Documentary director Mark Levin tackles a modern-day belief in a global Jewish conspiracy that harkens back to the famous "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion." In interviews with subjects as diverse as Arab-Americans, Black nationalists, Christian evangelicals, Aryan skinheads, Kabbalist rabbis, peaceniks and Holocaust deniers and survivors, the film seeks to expose the hate that fuels religious fanaticism. At Landmark E Street Cinema.

ZATHURA -- Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when a magical board game propels their house into space. Based on the children's book by Chris Van Allsburg, author of "Jumanji" and "The Polar Express."

On Stage

PORGY AND BESS SIMULCAST -- Today at 2 p.m. In celebration of its 50th-anniversary season, the Washington National Opera presents a free simulcast of its production of George Gershwin's 1935 opera "Porgy and Bess." The performance will be transmitted live from the Kennedy Center Opera House and shown on an 18-by-32-foot screen. The National Mall at Seventh Street. Free. 202-485-9880.

YEMAYA'S BELLY -- Opens Tuesday. Through Dec. 18. Quiara Alegria Hudes's new Caribbean musical is a coming-of-age tale about a boy who sails toward his dream of the Promised Land. The play includes poetry, song and dance taken from the traditions of the Santeria religion. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $29-$49. 703-218-6500.

DAVE ATTELL -- Saturday at 7 p.m. The sardonic comic, once star of his own Comedy Central show, "Insomniac with Dave Attell," brings his dark wit in a stand-up set. American University, Bender Arena, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. $25. 202-885-3267.

BU(TY)LIES -- Saturday at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. The fourth of five commissioning projects by Dance Place features Carla & Company and special guest choreographer Amir Kolben from Jerusalem, as well as Meisha Bosma with members of her company BosmaDance, the Dance Place Repertory Class and young dancers from the DC Prep Charter School. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $20; seniors, students, teachers and artists $15; children $7. 202-269-1600.


CAPITALS -- Today at 5 p.m. against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Friday at 1 p.m. against the New Jersey Devils. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $10-$90. 202-397-7328.

WIZARDS -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. against the Los Angeles Clippers. Friday at 7:30 p.m. against Seattle. Saturday at 7 p.m. against San Antonio. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $10-$150. 202-397-7328.

A magical board game sends Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard and Josh Hutcherson into space in "Zathura," opening Friday.