Merriweather Concerts

Summer heats up at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia's open-air amphitheater, with high-profile acts this week and next. Tomorrow, alternative rockers the Cure headline the Curiosa Festival, which features bands inspired by the Cure's frontman, Robert Smith. They include Interpol, the Rapture and Mogwai. Gates open at 3:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $40 to $75. On Tuesday, the Barenaked Ladies share the stage with rocker Alanis Morissette. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $49.50. Also appearing next week is solo artist Sarah McLachlan, who will perform Wednesday. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $55. Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-715-5550 or

Young Cast for 'Godspell'

Retelling Jesus's last days in the form of a rock opera, members of the Drama Learning Center will perform the musical "Godspell," originally produced off-Broadway in 1971. The cast includes 10 young adults, ages 16 to 25, and is directed by Jason Wiggins, a 2004 graduate of Mount Hebron High School, and Adeline Sutter, a 2002 graduate of Oakland Mills High School. 8 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Drama Learning Center, 9130-I Red Branch Rd., Columbia. $10; students and seniors, $8. 410-997-9352.

The Toronto group Barenaked Ladies will perform Tuesday night at Merriweather Post Pavilion along with rocker Alanis Morissette. Members include lead vocalist Steven Page, from left, drummer Tyler Stewart and Ed Robertson.