OUR PICKS

Exhibition

To celebrate the opening of "Kerry James Marshall: One True Thing, Meditations on Black Aesthetics" Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the artist and MacArthur "genius" grant winner will talk at 2 about the show's themes of black history, identity and culture. The exhibition closes Sept. 5. Also opening Sunday at the Maryland Institute College of Art is an exhibition curated by Marshall and featuring the work of six Baltimore area artists and six from Marshall's home town of Chicago.

That show runs through July 31. Call 410-396-7100 (BMA) or

410-225-2300 (MICA).

-- Michael O'Sullivan

Music

Is Katie Melua the next Norah Jones? In England she is, with the year's best-selling album, "Call Off the Search." Actually, she's more in the folk-pop tradition of Eva Cassidy, to whom she pays tribute on the album. At the Birchmere on Tuesday. Call 703-549-7500.

-- Richard Harrington

Film

Steven Spielberg stays small, amusing and romantic in "The Terminal," a highly watchable character adventure set in the terminal of an airport. See review on Page 37. And Jon Heder makes an unforgettable goofball in Jared Hess's suburban contemporary comedy "Napoleon Dynamite." See review on Page 37.

-- Desson Thomson

Tom Hanks plays a visitor from Eastern Europe in "The Terminal."