On Sunday, this year's bumper crop of print exhibitions continues with the opening of two historical shows at the National Gallery of Art's West Building: "The Prints of Felix Buhot: Impressions of City and Sea" and "Origins of European Printmaking: 15th-Century Woodcuts and Their Public." Call 202-737-4215 (TDD: 202-842-6176). Meanwhile, over at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, you have until Sept. 12 to catch "Current Evince: Selected Prints by William T. Wiley From the Smithsonian American Art Museum," a small selection of works by a contemporary master of visual puns and puzzles. Call 202-639-1700. See review on Page 47.
-- Michael O'Sullivan
"City of God" director Fernando Meirelles returns with "The Constant Gardener," a sharp, well-acted adaptation of the John Le Carre novel about a diplomat (Ralph Fiennes) drawn into the world of espionage when his wife (Rachel Weisz) is murdered and her secret life is revealed. See review on Page 32.
-- Stephen Hunter
Brian Lovitt started the label that bears his last name as a student in North Carolina a decade ago, moving it to Arlington in 1998. Lovitt's focus is rock bands from the Washington and Richmond areas, and on Saturday, seven of them will ring in a second decade at the Black Cat: Des_Ark, Bella Lea, Ben Davis, Del Cielo, Fin Fang Foom, the Navies and Richmond's Engine Down, which will be calling it quits soon after. Call 202-667-7960.
-- Richard Harrington
Three local choreographers get a shot at a Kennedy Center stage this month in the Local Dance Commissioning Project on the Millennium Stage. Friday, improviser Daniel Burkholder reimagines two modern dance classics, Martha Graham's "Appalachian Spring" and Twyla Tharp's "Nine Sinatra Songs." Thursday and Sept. 16, Meisha Bosma presents her multimedia work "Handle With Care." On Sept. 22 and 23, Ludovic Jolivet parses how societal demands affect individual choices in "Forgotten Consciousness." Free. Call 202-467-4600.
-- Lisa Traiger