Fri.Expect an MCI Center (202-397-7328) full of people getting their swoon on when "The Scream Tour IV" rolls in with Bobby Valentino, Marques Houston, Omarion, Pretty Ricky and Bow Wow (see Spotlight on Page 10 for more on him). . . . Michaelangelo is a singer-songwriter-keyboardist who blends jazz with pop and funk. Catch him at Staccato (202-232-2228). . . . "Come a Little Closer" to Dierks Bentley at Rams Head Live (410-727-5151) in Baltimore. After his lively show, you won't be wondering "What Was I Thinkin'?" but you may be singing it on the way to the parking lot.

Sat.You can hear some groovin' R&B at Carter Barron Amphitheatre (202-426-0486) with Mint Condition performing. Also appearing is talented vocalist Julie Dexter. . . . The Wu Tang Clan's U God is rocking the mike at Jaxx (703-569-5940). . . . Teen pop fans take note: Hilary Duff is at Baltimore's 1st Mariner Arena (202-397-7328).

Mon.Glen Phillips begins a two-night engagement at Jammin' Java (703-255-1566). Phillips has been working solo for a while, but many may know him best as the lead singer of Toad the Wet Sprocket.

Tues.The ever-evolving and improving Green Day is at Merriweather Post Pavilion (202-397-7328). Jimmy Eat World is also on the bill.

-- Curt Fields