[Concerts] THE ONE AM RADIO-- Today at 9:30 p.m. Hrishikesh Hirway's solo project blends delicate folk and atmospheric electronics with deeply personal lyrics that help him transcend a growing list of similar-sounding acts. Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. $7. 202-783-3933. SUBTLE-- Monday at 8 p.m. The San Francisco band's mix of rap, electro and playful avant-gardism is a refreshing voice in the world of underground hip-hop. Despite a run of terrible luck (a tour-van accident, equipment thefts), the group has forged ahead. This is your last chance to see Subtle in a headlining role before it hits the road to open for TV on the Radio. Rock and Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $10-$12. 202-388-7625.
CLIPSE-- Wednesday, doors at 8 p.m. These Virginia Beach brothers are riding high on the success of last year's "Hell Hath No Fury," a minimal, grim and furious street meditation that was delayed by a long bout of legal snags after their 2002 debut, "Lord Willin'." Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St., Baltimore. $16-$20. 410-327-8333.
KARMELLA'S GAME-- Thursday at 9 p.m. The Baltimore-based keyboard-heavy pop-rock band's mix of four-part harmonizing and danceable hooks has made it a great live act to catch. With Ingrid and Panda & Angel. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $8. 202-667-7960.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE-- Friday and Saturday, doors at 6:30 p.m. The hard-rockers headline a show that includes Dragonforce, Chimaira and He Is Legend. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $25. 202-265-0930.
THE THERMALS-- Friday at 9 p.m. The Portland, Ore., trio's 2006 album, "The Body, the Blood, the Machine," was a polarizing condemnation of the religious right. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $12. 202-667-7960.
THE SAFES-- Saturday at 9 p.m. Brothers Frankie, Michael and Patrick O'Malley play an inspired throwback variety of bluesy garage rock that's full of bright melodies, hooks and harmonizing. Galaxy Hut, 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $5. 703-525-8646.
[Exhibits]MANTLES OF MERIT: CHIN TEXTILES FROM MANDALAY TO CHITTAGONG-- Closes today. A look at the clothing and rituals of the Chin, an ethnic minority group from the hills of western Myanmar, northeastern India and eastern Bangladesh. Included are blankets, tunics, loincloths, hanging panels and other garments, many of which play a central role in traditional Chin practices. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.
TOKEN-- Opens Tuesday. Reception Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Through April 6. Pyramid Atlantic. Artists Nina Buxenbaum, Melissa Moore, Lauren Sleat, Christine Buckton Tillman and Zoë Charlton collaborated for the show; pieces include paintings, drawings and sound and video installations. Writer Cara Ober will contribute an essay about the exhibition. Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-608-9101.
MEAT MARKET GALLERY-- See Can't Miss.
[Literature]MICHAEL ERIC DYSON-- See Can't Miss.
ROLAND MESNIER-- Wednesday at 7 p.m. The pastry chef dishes about his tenure under five U.S. presidents and presents 12 recipes from his memoir, "All the Presidents' Pastries: Twenty-Five Years in the White House." Olsson's, 418 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-638-7610.
WASHINGTON ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR-- Friday, 4-9:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Peruse rare books, maps, prints, autographs and more from 75 dealers. Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 N. Fort Myer Dr., Arlington. 301-654-2626.
DINAW MENGESTU-- See Can't Miss.
[Miscellaneous]DR. SKETCHY'S ANTI-ART SCHOOL-- See Can't Miss.
[Movies]Films open Friday and are in general release unless otherwise noted. Opening dates subject to change. Check
DC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL-- Opens Thursday. Through March 11. Includes more than 100 features, shorts, animations, documentaries and other films; 30 themed film showcases; panel discussions; master classes; and music. University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. $11-$226, seniors and students $8-$201. 202-537-9493. For a schedule, visit
AVENUE MONTAIGNE -- Directed and co-written by Danièle Thompson, the film follows a waitress (Cécile de France) in a chic Parisian bistro whose customers include a television actress, a classical pianist and a wealthy art collector. In French with English subtitles. Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. $6.75-$9.50. 202-452-7672. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. $9.75, seniors, students and ages 11 and younger $7. 202-966-6000.
BECKET -- The rerelease of the 1964 historical epic stars Peter O'Toole as King Henry II and Richard Burton as his adviser and soon-appointed archbishop, Thomas Becket. Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. $6.75-$9.50. 202-452-7672.
BLACK SNAKE MOAN-- Director and writer Craig Brewer ("Hustle & Flow") presents another drama set in Tennessee. Samuel L. Jackson stars as a former blues musician who tries to redeem the town tramp (Christina Ricci) by reading Scripture to her while she's chained to his radiator. Also featuring Justin Timberlake and S. Epatha Merkerson.
THE DEAD GIRL-- The death of a runaway girl (Brittany Murphy) affects a raft of characters, including her mother (Marcia Gay Harden), a caretaker (Toni Collette) and a forensics graduate student (Rose Byrne). Also starring Giovanni Ribisi, Kerry Washington and Josh Brolin.
WILD HOGS -- Middle-aged friends played by Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy leave suburbia for a motorcycle road trip.
ZODIAC -- See Can't Miss.
YOUNG REBELS-- Through March 7. The award-winning duo that produced "Half Nelson" presents this documentary about Cuban youths who embrace hip-hop to deliver their message to the world. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $9.25, seniors and students $7.50. 301-495-6720.
[On Stage]KISS ME KATE-- Opens Wednesday. Through March 17. Part of the Shakespeare in Washington festival. The Washington Savoyards depart from Gilbert and Sullivan to present Cole Porter's musical take on "The Taming of the Shrew." Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $40. 202-399-7993.
INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY-- Opens Thursday. Through March 25. Timothy Douglas directs Robert O'Hara's time-bending play about a 189-year-old man who takes his great-great-grandson on a trip through Virginia -- and back in time -- that eventually leads to Nat Turner's slave-led rebellion. Starring Frank Britton, Jeremy Brown, Maconnia Chesser and Jessica Frances Dukes. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $26. 866-811-4111.
SHAW'S SHORTS-- Opens Thursday. Through April 1. Three of George Bernard Shaw's shorter plays, "O'Flaherty V.C.," "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets" and "The Man of Destiny," are presented together. Washington Stage Guild, 1901 14th St. NW. $35-$40, seniors and students $30-$35. 240-582-0050.
ARNEZ J AND ANTHONY ANDERSON-- Thursday at 8 p.m. Dubbed the "black Jerry Lewis," charismatic comedian Arnez J performs stand-up along with actor, writer and producer Anderson, who has starred in "Barbershop," "Scary Movie 3" and other films. With Adele Givens, Kevin Hart and Joe Clair. DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. $65.50. 202-397-7328.
CHRISTOPHER "KID" REID-- Thursday at 8:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m. The comedian and star of the "House Party" films headlines the Riot Act Comedy Club's opening weekend. Riot Act Comedy Club, 1610 14th St. NW. $17-$20. 202-625-6229.
DANCE BETHESDA-- Free lessons and parties Friday, 8-10:30 p.m. Ballet master classes Saturday, 2:30-6 p.m. Dance concert Saturday, 8 p.m. Bethesda area venues celebrate dance with two days of classes and performances that feature six regional dance companies and members of the New York City Ballet. For details, visit
COYABA DANCE THEATER-- Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. March 4 at 4 p.m. Director Sylvia Soumah's new work with the Coyaba Dance Theater reflects life lessons learned while she was growing up in a single-parent home in the projects. The troupe is known for traditional and contemporary forms of West African dance and music. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $20; seniors, students, teachers and artists $15; children $7. 202-269-1600.
BRUCE BRUCE, J. ANTHONY BROWN AND ROZ G-- Saturday at 8 p.m. Sheryl Underwood hosts an evening of comedy featuring the performers known for their appearances on Comedy Central and "Def Comedy Jam." DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. $58. 202-397-7328.
PEKING ACROBATS-- Saturday at 8 p.m. The high-flying Chinese performers show off the foot juggling, bowl balancing and pagoda of chairs that made the troupe famous. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. $25-$55. 301-581-5100.
ZACH GALIFIANAKIS-- Saturday at 8 p.m. The stand-up comic, who appeared on the Comedians of Comedy tour, is known for his lounge-piano musical routines. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $25. 202-994-6800 or 301-808-6900.
[Sports] CAPITALS-- Today at 1 p.m. against the New Jersey Devils. Tuesday at 7 p.m. against the Florida Panthers. Thursday at 7 p.m. against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Saturday at 7 p.m. against the New York Islanders. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. $10-$225. 202-397-7328.
WIZARDS-- Wednesday at 7 p.m. against the Miami Heat. Thursday at 7 p.m. against the Sacramento Kings. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. $40-$150. 202-397-7328.