Timothy Treadwell was a wildlife activist who spent his summers

living alone with grizzlies in Alaska. But his obsession with the bears cost him his life. In the haunting "Grizzly Man," director Werner Herzog creates a lyrical portrait

using videotapes Treadwell shot. See review on Page 32.

-- Desson Thomson


In the second of back-to-back

exhibitions of conceptual art -- the first being sound-artist Janet Cardiff's audio tour (see review on Page 30) -- the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Tuesday opens "Directions: Jim Hodges," which features a banner draped across the museum's exterior and printed with reproductions of the phrase,

"Don't be afraid," in several foreign languages. It is on view through

April 1. Call 202-633-1000.

-- Michael O'Sullivan


What could be more enchanting on a warm summer's eve than dance under the stars? On Friday, Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park hosts Washington Reflections Dance Company; Saturday's free program features Expansion Dance Project, Tappening,

Deborah Riley Dance Projects, Word/Dance/Theater and

Silk Road Dance Company.

Call 202-426-0486.

-- Lisa Traiger

An Alaskan grizzly bear, as seen by Timothy Treadwell in "Grizzly Man."