The Rhodes Tavern Troubadours, one of the area's best bands, release their debut CD at two shows this weekend: Friday at Seidel's Bowling Center in Baltimore (410-485-5171) and Saturday at Arlington's IOTA (703-522-8340).
-- Eric Brace
Film Mike Leigh's deeply moving "All or Nothing" is about a working-class family in London that rediscovers love, by way of a tragedy. It stars many of Leigh's regulars, including Timothy Spall and Ruth Sheen. And in "Roger Dodger," a smart but dark satire, a self-styled, deluded ladies' man (Campbell Scott) decides to teach his nephew the art of scoring with women.
-- Desson Howe Exhibition It may be 30 to 40 years old, but the muscular and subtly conceptual work by 14 Italian artists at the Hirshhorn Museum in "Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera, 1962-1972" more than holds its own against anything being made today. Call 202-357-2700.
-- Michael O'Sullivan Theater
Even though you can probably mouth many of the lines, it's worth a trip to see Olney Theatre Center's warm, funny "Driving Miss Daisy," which gently probes the relationship between the cantankerous widow and her forgiving chauffeur -- through Nov. 3. Call 301-924-3400.
-- Jane Horwitz