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.


DARFUR DRAWN: THE CONFLICT OF DARFUR THROUGH CHILDREN'S EYES -- Opens Monday. A display of images drawn by children who experienced the war in Sudan's Darfur. The drawings, created without any prompting, came about when relief workers on a mission along the border of Chad and Sudan gave the children notebooks and crayons to keep them occupied as the workers talked with their parents. Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center, Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Building, 800 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-449-6500.

Books and Authors

MIKE WALLACE -- Thursday at 1 p.m. The veteran interviewer signs copies of his book "Between You and Me." Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.


THE DANDY WARHOLS -- Today, doors at 7:30 p.m. Trippy psychedelic pop. With the Out Crowd. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $25. 202-265-0930.

THE OUT CROWD -- Monday at 6 p.m. Psychedelic pop from Portland. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

FRONT 242 -- Monday, doors at 7:30 p.m. The industrial-rock originators perform. With Grayarea. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $25. 202-265-0930.

MEREDITH BRAGG & THE TERMINALS -- Tuesday at 6 p.m. The local guitarist plays quiet indie-folk backed by piano, drums and cello. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

AS I LAY DYING -- Tuesday, doors at 7 p.m. Speed metal. With Norma Jean, Madball and A Life Once Lost. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-265-0930.

BOB MOULD -- Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. A solo performance from the former Husker Du and Sugar frontman. With Kristen Hersh. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $20. 703-549-7500 or 202-397-7328.

BEATALLICA -- Tuesday at 9 p.m. Beatles songs played as speed metal. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $8. 202-667-7960.

MORCHEEBA -- Wednesday, doors at 6 p.m. The mid-'90s trip-hoppers take a more acoustic route on their new album, "The Antidote." 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $25. 202-265-0930.

A ROYAL CHRISTMAS FEATURING ANDREA BOCELLI AND DENYCE GRAVES -- Thursday at 8 p.m. The blind, Tuscan-born tenor is accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, the Westminster Symphonic Choir and Graves. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $55-$178. 202-397-7328.

THE GAME -- Friday at 9 p.m. Hailing from Compton, Calif. -- the birthplace of gangsta rap -- the young rapper picks up where N.W.A left off. University of Maryland, Cole Field House, 1191 Campus Dr., College Park. $32-$39. 202-432-7328.

ROGUE WAVE -- Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Low-fi indie rock. With Mazarin and (The Sounds of) Kaleidoscope. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $12. 202-667-7960.

RAH BRAS -- Saturday at 9:45 p.m. The Richmond-based new wave-industrial trio is known for theatrical live performances. With Sand Cats. Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $5. 703-525-8646.


INVENTING NAIROBI -- Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Photographer David Alan Harvey shares and discusses portraits of Kenya's vibrant, complex capital. National Geographic Society, Grovesnor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW. $17, children $8.50. 202-857-7700.

HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WITH TED LIBBEY -- Wednesday at 6 p.m. A discussion of the history of the group, which was formed by local musicians in 1930. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. $12. 202-467-4600.

THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE CIA -- Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Harvard senior fellow Marvin Kalb and author Adm. Stansfield Turner discuss the long-contentious relationship between the Oval Office and the McLean agency by looking at conflicts that U.S. presidents, including Kennedy, Ford, Nixon and Truman, have had with their CIA chiefs. Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. $20. 202-252-0012.

SECRETS OF LONGEVITY -- Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Writer Dan Buettner and photographer David McLain visited three places known for the life spans of their residents -- central Sardinia, Okinawa and Loma Linda, Calif. The travelers discuss whether genetic fortune, proper diet or an active lifestyle -- or some combination of the three -- is the major factor to living a long life. National Geographic Society, Grovesnor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW. $17, children $8.50. 202-857-7700.

NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING -- Thursday at 5 p.m. The 40-foot Colorado blue spruce that lives on the Ellipse year-round is lighted at the 82nd-annual ceremony. Features the U.S. Navy Band. The Ellipse, 1600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-208-1631.

SCOTTISH CHRISTMAS WALK WEEKEND -- Thursday-Saturday. Parade on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. The Campagna Center and St. Andrew's Society of Washington present the 35th-annual celebration, which includes a holiday marketplace, Scottish foods, a tour of homes, plus the parade that includes more than 100 clans wearing colorful tartans. For a full schedule of events and venues, see www.scottishchristmaswalk.com. The parade begins at Wilkes and South Pitt streets and ends at the Campagna Center, 418 S. Washington St., Alexandria. Free-$90. 703-549-0111.

SIXTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARADE OF LIGHTS -- Saturday, 3-6:30 p.m. A procession of brightly lighted sailing vessels and powerboats cruise along the Potomac River following an afternoon of festivities that includes visits from Santa, children's author Leslie Young and Scottie dog Plaid. Alexandria Marina, Cameron Street at the Potomac, Alexandria. Free. 703-838-5005.


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.

AEON FLUX -- Four hundred years in the future, with earth depopulated by disease, a congress of scientists rules a walled city-state that holds the remnants of humanity. Aeon Flux, the top operative in an underground rebellion, is sent to kill a government leader and uncovers harrowing secrets. Stars Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Jonny Lee Miller, Pete Postlethwaite and Sophie Okonedo.

DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE -- The documentary tells the story of a Tanzanian fishing village on Lake Victoria where the villagers supply Nile perch, an introduced predator that's in demand in Europe and Japan, to Russian pilots in exchange for Kalashnikovs and ammunition that feed the continent's uncounted wars. At Landmark E Street Cinema.

FIRST DESCENT -- The documentary captures five of America's top snowboarders on a trip to Alaska in search of wild back-country adventure.

On Stage

SLASK -- Today at 4 p.m. Dances and songs from 15 regions of Poland, as well as national dances including Polonaise, Mazurka, Kujawiak, Oberek and Krakowiak. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $30-$50. 202-994-6800 or 301-808-6900.

DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE -- Monday at 7 p.m. A staged reading of Micki Grant's Tony Award-nominated 1971 musical directed by Kenny Leon, artistic director of True Colors Theatre in Atlanta. Ford's Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. Free. 202-347-4833.

EL-FUNOUN PALESTINIAN POPULAR DANCE TROUPE -- Friday at 7:30 p.m. Established in 1979, the group seeks to revive and reinvigorate Palestinian folklore by developing and promoting contemporary Palestinian dance. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $20-$70. 202-397-7328.

FABYULEUS -- Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, dressed up as elves and the Sugar Plum Fairy, returns to the stage with a tribute to several former first ladies and a version of "Home For the Holidays." With guest the DC Cowboys. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $19-$49. 202-994-6800 or 301-808-6900.


BLISS DANCE NIGHT WITH ANNIE -- Friday at 9:30 p.m. The Royal Norwegian Embassy sponsors a guest appearance by Norway's latest pop export. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. 202-667-7960.

CAPS ON TAP -- Saturday, 1-7 p.m. A bar crawl culminates in a game between the Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers. Participating bars include the Austin Grill, Coyote Ugly, Hooters, Drinx, RFD, ESPN Zone, the Hard Rock Cafe and Irish Channel. Specials include $2 Bud products, and participants are entered in a drawing to watch game warm-ups from the penalty box. Register at RFD, 810 Seventh St. NW. $5-$25. 301-652-7712.


CAPITALS -- Today at 4 p.m. against the Buffalo Sabres. Saturday at 7 p.m. against the New York Rangers. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $10-$90. 202-397-7328.

WIZARDS -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. against the Portland Trail Blazers. Friday at 7 p.m. against the Milwaukee Bucks. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $10-$150. 202-397-7328.

Norwegian Annie parties at Bliss Dance Night Friday at the Black Cat.