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Film

"End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones" is a no-grudges barred documentary about the long-lived, legendary-yet-usually-overlooked band of brothers that inspired the Sex Pistols and the Clash, and a few hundred less accomplished musical outfits. Filmmakers Michael Gramaglia and Jim Fields got to all the players, two of whom -- Joey and Dee Dee Ramone -- sadly died before this tribute was finished. See review on Page 44.

-- Richard Harrington

Exhibition

"Architecture Untethered," a group exhibition opening Friday at Numark Gallery, includes work by sculptor Robert Lazzarini, whose distorted versions of everyday objects have been receiving much favorable notice of late, including in the most recent Whitney Biennial. On opening night from 5:45 to 7, the American Institute of Architects will sponsor a panel discussion in the gallery on the topic of fictional space, followed by an artists' reception from 7 to 8:30. The show continues through Oct. 30. Call 202-628-3810.

-- Michael O'Sullivan

Music

Would we like the Thrills better if they were from California and played classic Irish-influenced rock 'n' roll, rather than the reverse? On its new album, "Let's Bottle Bohemia," the Dublin quintet is still California Dreaming, this time with a little help from venerable Brian Wilson ally-arranger Van Dyke Parks. The curtain gets pulled back Saturday at the Black Cat, with Liverpool newcomers the Zutons. Call 202-667-7960.

-- Richard Harrington

"End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones" is a film tribute to the band.