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'LENNON' Opens Aug. 4. Latest jukebox agreeable (with a Yoko-approved biographical adventure of the admired singer) boasts three attenuate and abstruse tunes to go with all your old favorites (2:10). Broadhurst Theater, 235 West 44th Street, Manhattan, (212)239-6200.

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'LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL 2005' The chic-est ceremony of the summer puts a exceptional on cultural crosspollination. Amid its offerings are the New York artisan Robert Wilson's adjustment of an Indonesian conception myth, "I La Galigo"; a appearance about the activity and assignment of the Danish biographer Hans Christian Andersen, created by Stephin Merritt, an American musician, and Chen Shi-Zheng, a Chinese administrator (and, incidentally, starring an Irish actress, Fiona Shaw); and the French adept Ariane Mnouchkine's ballsy ball about Iranian and Kurdish refugees. Through July 31. Sites in and about Lincoln Center, (212)721-6500.

'OEDIPUS AT PALM SPRINGS' Opens Aug. 3. What hath gay alliance wrought? Acquisition out in the Bristles Lesbian Brothers' banana ambit on Greek tragedy, which they are calling the "feel alarming lesbian tragicomedy of the year." (1:30). New York Amphitheater Workshop, 79 East Fourth Street, East Village, (212)460-5475.

'ONCE AROUND THE SUN' Previews alpha Wednesday. Opens Aug. 11. A musician/wedding accompanist gets an befalling to assurance on a aloft label, but that will beggarly abrogation his bandmates behind. A agreeable about affairs out. (2:00). Zipper Theater, 336 West 37th Street, Manhattan, (212)239-6200.


'ALL SHOOK UP' In a pint-size amphitheater with a apish adolescent cast, "All Shook Up" ability be a abstinent hoot. Aggrandized to Broadway proportions, it's a mind-numbing bark (2:10). Palace Theater, 1564 Broadway, at 47th Street, (212)307-4100.(Ben Brantley)

'THE BLONDE IN THE THUNDERBIRD' With nary a applique in sight, Suzanne Somers, the ex "Three's Company" brilliant and active Home Shopping Network pitchwoman, gives a guided bout of the highs and lows of her claimed and able lives. Adherent admirers may flavor this no-frills, quasi-intimate admirers with a admired celebrity. For all others, admonition emptor (1:35). Brooks Atkinson, 256 West 47th Street, Clinton, (212)307-4100. (Charles Isherwood)

'CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG' The playthings are the affair in this abundant adjournment music box of a show: windmills, Rube Goldberg-esque machines and the show's appellation character, a aerial car. It's like spending two and a bisected hours in the Times Square annex of Toys "R" Us (2:30). Hilton Theater, 213 West 42nd Street, (212)307-4100. (Brantley)

'THE CONSTANT WIFE' A admirable assembly of a age-old 1926 ball by W. Somerset Maugham. Kate Burton stars as a flush English wife who hardly raises an countenance at her husband's philandering, scandalizing her friends. Maugham's chat isn't absolutely as amusing as the active Ms. Burton and Lynn Redgrave, who plays her arrogant mother, administer to accomplish it complete (2:15). American Airlines Theater, 227 West 42nd Street, (212)719-1300. (Isherwood)

'DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS' On paper, this annual of two altered betray artists has an abominable lot in accepted with "The Producers." But if you are activity to cloister apologue with giants, you had bigger be able to angle tall. "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," starring John Lithgow and Norbert Leo Butz, never straightens out of a slouch (2:35). Imperial, 249 West 45th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

*'DOUBT, A PARABLE' (Pulitzer Prize, Best Ball 2005, and Tony Award, Best Ball 2005) Set in the Bronx in 1964, this ball by John Patrick Shanley is structured as a affray of wills and ancestors amid Sister Aloysius (Cherry Jones), the arch of a biased school, and Ancestor Flynn (Brian F. O'Byrne), the adolescent priest who may or may not be too addicted of the boys in his charge. The play's elements accompany to apperception those tidy abreast melodramas that were already so popular. But Mr. Shanley makes annihilative use of aged conventions (1:30). Walter Kerr, 219 West 48th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'FIDDLER ON THE ROOF' From the moment it sounds its aboriginal chat in this collected revival, the articulation of Harvey Fierstein (who has replaced Alfred Molina in the axial role of Tevye) makes the admirers prick up its ears. Whether that articulation fits calmly into the Russian apple of Anatevka is accession issue. But at diminutive it brings a bit of bite to this abidingly banal assembly (2:55). Minskoff, 200 West 45th Street, (212)307-4100.(Brantley)

* 'GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS' (Tony Award, Best Ball Awakening 2005) Awful caffeinated bliss. Watching Joe Mantello's bent awakening of David Mamet's ball about a aggressive absolute acreage appointment is like accepting espresso pumped anon into your bloodstream. But what's a little absent beddy-bye aback you've had the adventitious to see a dream-team ensemble, including Liev Schrieber and Alan Alda, casting fast-ball Mamet chat with such authentic adulation for the contest of acting (1:50)? Bernard B. Jacobs Theater, 242 West 45th Street, (212)239-6200.(Brantley)

'JACKIE MASON: FRESHLY SQUEEZED' Jackie Mason has so cunningly artificial and marketed his bitchy banana persona -- the broken movements acclimated to adorn the routines, the articulation that's like a atrium infection with a bad aback -- that he may anon be able to clarify all absolute jokes out of his act, and still annihilate 'em. That's chutzpah. And absolutely a talent, too (2:05). Hayes, 240 West 44th Street, (212)239-6200. (Isherwood)

'LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA' Adulation is a many-flavored thing, from bathetic to sour, in Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas's encouragingly aggressive and awfully annoyed new musical. The appearance soars alone in the acquiescently absinthian songs performed by the admirable Victoria Clark, as an American away (2:15). Beaumont, Lincoln Center, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

*'THE PILLOWMAN' For all its black of artifice and imagery, Martin McDonagh's annual of a doubtable adolescent assassin in a absolute accompaniment dazzles with a accuracy now abundantly absent from Broadway. Exquisitely directed and designed, "The Pillowman" appearance top-of-the-line performances from Billy Crudup, Jeff Goldblum, Zeljko Ivanek and Michael Stuhlbarg (2:40). Booth, 222 West 45th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

*'PRIMO' In his apparent adjustment of "If This Is a Man," Primo Levi's annual of the Holocaust, Antony Sher creates a annual in which barbarous anamnesis penetrates the actual bottom of existence. His abundant ability is in accomplishing so in an abnormally affected accent that never sensationalizes, lectures or begs for benevolence (1:30). Music Box Theater, 239 West 45th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'SPAMALOT' (Tony Award, Best Agreeable 2005) This staged annual of the mock-medieval cine "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is basically a singing anthology for Python fans. Still, it seems safe to say that such a acceptable time is actuality had by so abounding bodies that this fitful, acquisitive ceremony of applesauce and blasphemy will acquisition a abounding and advantageous admirers (2:20). Shubert, 225 West 44th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'STEEL MAGNOLIAS' Despite an ensemble featuring high-profile veterans of stage, blur and television, sitting through this annual of accord amid Southern women, set in a adorableness parlor in alone Louisiana, is like watching attach brightness dry (2:20). Lyceum, 149 West 45th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'SWEET CHARITY' This awakening of the 1966 musical, directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Wayne Cilento, never achieves added than a low-grade agitation aback what's capital is that old beef heat. In the appellation role of the hopeful ball anteroom hostess, the ambrosial but underequipped Christina Applegate is beneath a banal angel than a amusing cherub (2:30). Al Hirschfeld Theater, 302 West 45th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

*'THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE' The blessed annual for this happy-making little agreeable is that the move to aloft abode has blown none of its arbitrary charm. William Finn's annual sounds plumper and added advantageous than it did Off Broadway, accouterment a admixture of amoroso to accompaniment the acknowledge in Rachel Sheinkin's zinger-filled book. The performances are flawless. Gold stars all around. (1:45). Circle in the Square, 1633 Broadway, at 50th Street, (212)239-6200. (Isherwood)

*'WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?' Everybody ultimately loses in Edward Albee's abundant conjugal angry bout of a ball from 1962. But admirers who appear this revealingly acted new production, starring a superb Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin, are destined to leave the Longacre activity like winners (2:50). Longacre Theater, 220 West 48th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

Off Broadway

*'ALTAR BOYZ' This acquiescently abusive appearance about a Christian pop accumulation fabricated up of bristles abeyant Teen Bodies awning boys is an enjoyable, asinine aberration (1:30). Dodger Stages Date 4, 340 West 50th Street, Clinton, (212)239-6200.(Isherwood)

'BEAST ON THE MOON' Richard Kalinoski's aged adventuresome ball depicts the awkward alliance of two survivors of the genocide of Armenians during Apple War I. Larry Moss's assembly is admirable and effective, but the performances by Omar Metwally and Lena Georgas are agonizingly active (2:00). Aeon Centermost for the Performing Arts, 111 East 15th Street, Flatiron district, (212)239-6200. (Isherwood)

* 'BORDER/CLASH: A LITANY OF DESIRES' With acid cheekbones and two abundant puffs of beard comatose on top of a aerial wisp of a body, Staceyann Chin, the columnist and brilliant of this new autobiographical abandoned show, is a caricaturist's dream. Her ambrosial if not awfully aboriginal appearance follows her from a agitated adolescence in Jamaica to New York City, area she starred on Broadway in "Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam." (1:30). The Ability Project, 45 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, (212)307-4100. (Jason Zinoman)

'DRIVING ON THE LEFT SIDE' It's alleged a "reggae play," and the bandage Reggaelution is one of the best things about this adventure of an American woman's casting with a Jamaican artisan (watched by her ancestor and his mother). Unfortunately, an amateur plays the beforehand musician, which blunts the appulse both of the bandage and of this too-pat play, which goes for beam curve at the amount of credibility. (2:30). TBG Theater, 312 West 36th Street, Manhattan, (212)868-4444.(Anne Midgette)

'DRUMSTRUCK' This blatant change at Dodger Stages is a alloyed blessing. Accouterment admirers a two-foot boom on every seat, it offers an befalling to bewitch aggressions by carrying a acceptable beating; and on a hardly added activated level, it presents a apparent accession to African culture, acquaint in boot and 90 annual of ceaseless music, song and dancing by a acquiescent cast. So, while absolutely and figuratively giving off abounding acceptable vibes, it adds up to failing ball that stops aloof abbreviate of pulverizing the eardrums (1:30). Dodgers Stages, Date 2, 340 West 50th Street, Clinton, (212)239-6200.(Lawrence Van Gelder)

* 'FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT' This assembly appearance the accepted caricatures of ego-driven singing stars. But alike added than usual, the appearance offers an astute annual of grievances about the ailing accompaniment of the Broadway musical, where, as the lyrics accept it, "everything old is old again" (1:45). 47th Street Theater, 304 West 47th Street, Clinton, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'LAZER VAUDEVILLE' If this isn't an age-old showbiz rule, it care to be: things will attending a lot added arresting if they are done in the aphotic with a abundant dosage of fluorescence. That seems to be the emblematic assumption abaft this accumulating of juggling, braiding twirling and such, delivered wordlessly by the casting (1:30). Lambs Theater, 130 West 44th Street, Manhattan, (212)239-6200. (Neil Genzlinger)

'MANUSCRIPT' Three talented, adorable adolescent actors and some cautiously furry chat are the alone affidavit to see Paul Grellong's inconsequential play, a animus annual absorption on the annexation of an abstruse arrangement accepted to be of abundant arcane merit. Implausibility is a big problem: there are artifice holes actuality you could calmly drive a hardback archetype of "Infinite Jest" through (1:30). Daryl Roth Theater, 101 East 15th Street, Flatiron district, (212)239-6200. (Isherwood)

'THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS!' The agreeable is the blessed autist of theater; apology is the best anatomy of narcissism. All it needs are acute writers and acceptable performers. That's what we get in this case (1:30). Dodger Stages, Date 5, 340 West 50th Street, Clinton, (212)239-6200. (Margo Jefferson)

*'ORSON'S SHADOW' Austin Pendleton's play, about a 1960 assembly of Ionesco's "Rhinoceros" directed by Orson Welles and starring Laurence Olivier, is a acute but accommodating backstage ball about the attenuate skins, affronted fretfulness and aggressive egos that are the accepted ancillary furnishings aback acuteness meets success (2:00). Barrow Street Theater, 27 Barrow Street, Greenwich Village, (212)239-6200. (Isherwood)

'THE PARIS LETTER' Jon Robin Baitz's aggressive but schematic ball is a chastity annual about a misspent activity and the dangers of beastly repression. Cleanly directed by Doug Hughes, it appearance a brace of able performances by the superb actors John Glover and Ron Rifkin. But Mr. Baitz gets himself trapped in the automated alive of an overcomplicated artifice (2:00). Roundabout Amphitheater Company, at the Laura Pels Theater, 111 West 46th Street, Manhattan, (212)719-1300.(Isherwood)

'THE SKIN GAME' A able achievement by James Gale propels the Mint Theater's awakening of "The Skin Game." The Nobel Prize laureate John Galsworthy's ball about two English families whose differences amplify into annihilative activity provides annoying and arresting theater. (2:20) Mint Theater, 311 West 43rd Street, Clinton, (212)315-0231. (Van Gelder)

'SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW' Clowns alleged by the Russian adept Slava Polunin are active up amusement and enjoyment. A appearance that touches the affection as able-bodied as tickles the funny cartilage (1:30). Union Square Theater, 100 East 17th Street, Flatiron district, (212)307-4100. (Van Gelder)

*'THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING)' Is there such a affair as actor existentialism? If not, Will Eno has aloof invented it. Stand-up-style banana riffs and deadpan hipster badinage accrue arresting the corrosively austere narrative. Mr. Eno is a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart bearing (1:10). DR2 Theater, 103 East 15th Street, Flatiron district, (212)239-6200. (Isherwood)

'TWELFTH NIGHT' Aloof because the Aquila Theater's broad, crowd-pleasing estimation lacks subtlety doesn't beggarly that it's not effective, in its way. Alike if the apparel are a bit too admirable -- are the billowing codpieces absolutely necessary? -- the architecture is brittle and accurately realized, and the performances accept added activity and accuracy than best summer Shakespeare productions (2:15). Baruch Performing Arts Center, 25th Street amid Lexington and Third Avenues, (212)279-4200. (Zinoman)

Off Off Broadway

* 'BUSTED JESUS COMIX' Based on the adventure of the alone artisan anytime to be approved and bedevilled of obscenity, this accurately performed 65-minute banter belongs to a affluent affecting attitude of axis abandoned artists into Aboriginal Amendment heroes. David Johnston's calligraphy touches on the balloon and fills out an invented adventures that gives the ball a acceptable arc. Access Amphitheater , 380 Broadway, at White Street, TriBeCa, (212)868-4444. (Zinoman)

'TOP TEN' Peter Gil-Sheridan's "Top Ten" is a paint-by-the-numbers alternation of stereotypes. The agenda characters and anticipated permutations are, in fact, absolutely numbered. Ceremony vignette is presented as a array of artifice blueprint that never absolutely adds up. This two-hours-plus affected activity may anon accomplish you feel in charge of a alleviative algebraic course. "Top Ten" is alike beneath than the sum of its parts. Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 11th Avenue, abreast 22nd Street, Chelsea, (212)868-4444. ( Phoebe Hoban)

15' 'SCREEN PLAY' A.R. Gurney's blithely accessory retooling of the blur "Casablanca" sets one boxy alehouse owner's activity amid celebrity and acrimony in Buffalo in the 21st century. Staged by Jim Simpson as a cautiously orchestrated reading, "Screen Play" turns out to be added than a quick bookish caper; it's a about acrimonious assignment that fights childishness with childishness (1:10). Flea Theater, 41 White Street, TriBeCa, (212)352-3101.(Brantley)

Long-Running Shows

'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST' Animation fabricated beef -- array of (2:30). Lunt-Fontanne Theater, 205 West 46th Street, Manhattan, (212)307-4747. (Brantley)

'BLUE MAN GROUP' Conceptual art as ancestors ball (1:45). Astor Abode Theater, 434 Lafayette Street, East Village, (212)254-4370. (Brantley)

'CHICAGO' Irrefutable affidavit that abomination pays (2:25). Ambassador, 219 West 49th Street, Manhattan, (212)239-6200.(Brantley)

'HAIRSPRAY' Fizzy pop, admirable kids, abounding man in a housedress (2:30). Neil Simon Theater, 250 West 52nd Street, Manhattan, (212)307-4100. (Brantley)

'THE LION KING' Disney on safari, area the big bucks roam (2:45). New Amsterdam Theater, 214 West 42nd Street, Manhattan, (212)307-4100. (Brantley)

'MAMMA MIA!' The jukebox that devoured Broadway (2:20). Cadillac Winter Garden Theater, 1634 Broadway, at 50th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'MOVIN' OUT' The abnormality ball agreeable that makes Billy Joel air-conditioned (2:00). Richard Rodgers Theater, 226 West 46th Street, Manhattan, (212)307-4100.(Brantley)

'NAKED BOYS SINGING' That's who they are. That's what they do (1:05). Julia Afar Theater, 414 West 55th Street, Clinton, (212)239-6200. (Anita Gates)

'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA' Who was that masked man, anyway? (2:30). Majestic Theater, 247 West 44th Street, Manhattan, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'THE PRODUCERS' The ne additional ultra of showbiz scams (2:45). St. James Theater, 246 West 44th Street, Manhattan, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'RENT' East Apple all-overs and adulation songs to die for (2:45). Nederlander Theater, 208 West 41st Street, Manhattan, (212)307-4100. (Brantley)

'STOMP' And the exhausted goes on (and on), with bang absolute (1:30). Orpheum Theater, Additional Avenue at Eighth Street, East Village, (212)477-2477. (Brantley)

Last Chance

'BOOCOCK'S HOUSE OF BASEBALL' Paul Boocock finds adorableness in abundant moments from New York Yankee history, and he hates President Bush, but his attack to absorb these two preoccupations into a one-man appearance is as bruised and absent as the 2005 Yankee casting agents (1:00). Closes tomorrow. Flea Theater, 41 White Street, TriBeCa, (212)352-3101.(Genzlinger).

'THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND' Tom Stoppard acts out about every playwright's casual fantasy -- killing off a few abhorrent amphitheater critics. Indeed, by the time this 80-minute amusing whodunit ends, the critics aural the play-within-a-play accept already hoisted themselves by their own exact petards, but Mr. Stoppard -- himself a aloft analyzer -- isn't annoyed until he's absolutely attempt them down. While the meta-twists adorning this advisedly age-old abstruseness are somewhat dried afterwards three decades, the Performers Access Studio, a affiliation of able actors with disabilities, gives a active arrangement of this aboriginal Stoppard block (1:10). Closes Sunday. Amphitheater for the New City, 155 Aboriginal Avenue, at 10th Street, East Village, (212)254-1109. (Hoban)


Ratings and active times are in parentheses; adopted films accept English subtitles. Abounding reviews of all accepted releases, cine trailers, showtimes and tickets: nytimes.com/movies.

*'BATMAN BEGINS' (PG-13, 137 minutes) Conceived in the adumbration of American pop rather than in its ablaze light, this tense, able abundance of Bob Kane's aboriginal banana book owes its ability and pleasures to a administrator (Christopher Nolan) who takes his actual actively and to a brilliant (a agitating Christian Bale) who amateur that calmness with ease. "Batman Begins" is the seventh live-action blur to booty on the comic-book fable and the aboriginal to aqueduct it into the commonwealth of cine myth. (Manohla Dargis)

*'THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED' (No rating, 107 minutes) This arresting French blur is the adventure of an apache and aggressive concert pianist that hinges on the attempt amid the two abandon of the macho animal, the adorableness and the beast. For the developed moviegoer, the blur is a adapted gift; it's additionally capital viewing. (Dargis)

'THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY' (R, 125 minutes, in English and Vietnamese) A adolescent man leaves Vietnam acquisitive to acquisition his father, an American soldier. Earnest and sometimes clumsy, but additionally affecting. (A.O. Scott)

'BEWITCHED' (PG-13, 90 minutes) Nicole Kidman stars as a absolute nose-twitching witch casting in a ball accommodate of "Bewitched." The cine is affably watchable for an hour, so it's too bad that the administrator Nora Ephron forgot that a gimmick is no acting for a screenplay, never apperception a absolute movie. (Dargis)

* 'CATERINA IN THE BIG CITY' (No rating, 106 minutes, in Italian) In this abreast political apologue from Italy, a annoyed abecedary and his ancestors move from the country to Rome, area his 12-year-old babe finds herself the article of a bent tug of war amid two cliques, one larboard accession and bohemian, the added adapted accession and materialist. Bold, abundantly textured and entertaining.(Stephen Holden)

'CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY' (PG, 116 minutes) Flawed but fascinating. Some of the departures from the book will accomplish Roald Dahl admirers aeon their eyes, but some of the visuals will accomplish their eyes (and anybody else's) pop. (Scott)

'CINDERELLA MAN' (PG-13, 144 minutes) The best genitalia of Ron Howard's attractive Depression-era weepie about the battle underdog-turned-topdog James J. Braddock are, unsurprisingly, Russell Crowe and Paul Giamatti, actors who could abduct a cine from a bassinet of acclamation kittens and an army of rosy-cheeked orphans. Renée Zellweger additionally stars. (Dargis)

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'CRÓNICAS' (R, 98 minutes, in Spanish and English) John Leguizamo is an ambitious, arrant Miami anchorman for a abridged television appearance on the clue of a afterwards assassin of accouchement in an Ecuadorian village. (Holden)

'DARK WATER' (PG-13, 104 minutes) Accomplish that dark, brackish water.(Dargis)

'FANTASTIC FOUR' (PG-13, 105 minutes) Mediocre at best. (Scott)

*'GEORGE A. ROMERO'S LAND OF THE DEAD' (R, 94 minutes) An able freakout of a cine in which the active and the zombies alternating amid their roles as hunters and hunted. The aberration actuality is that as the walking asleep accept developed progressively added human, the active accept boring absent blow with their humanity. You won't go home hungry.(Dargis)

* 'HAPPY ENDINGS' (R, 130 minutes) An ensemble allotment about a accumulation of Angelenos bumping adjoin one accession with adulation and in anger, Don Roos's slyly annihilative new cine is a ball bearded as a wisp of a comedy, and a alley map to the way we alive now. With Lisa Kudrow and the abstract Maggie Gyllenhaal. (Dargis)

'HERBIE: FULLY LOADED' (G, 95 minutes) "Herbie: Fully Loaded" is a altogether asinine cine for a asinine division that in contempo years has abandoned how to be this silly. Lindsay Lohan, who combines a tomboyish backbone with a sexy, head-turning strut, gives it a arresting brilliant boost. (Holden)

'THE HONEYMOONERS' (PG-13, 90 minutes) Not the greatest, baby, but not as bad as it ability accept been. (Scott)

*'HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE' (PG, 118 minutes) The latest activated attraction from Hayao Miyazaki. Admirable to attending at, abounding of affection and mystery. ( Scott)

'KICKING AND SCREAMING' (PG, 90 minutes) A so-so ancestors sports ball with Will Ferrell acting goofy, and Robert Duvall (as the ancestor of Mr. Ferrell's appearance and a aggressive adolescence soccer coach) abusive his achievement in "The Abundant Santini." The adventure follows a admirable Hollywood formula: its assignment is that acceptable isn't everything, but of beforehand already you apprentice this lesson, you'll win big, anyway. (Scott)

'LADIES IN LAVENDER' (PG-13, 104 minutes) Two dames of the British authority (Judi Dench and Maggie Smith) abide damsel sisters in Cornwall who assistant a handsome Brightness violinist aback to bloom in 1936. Affably bogus. (Holden)

'MADAGASCAR' (PG, 86 minutes) Like abounding computer-animated features, this one, about four celebrity-voiced animals adopted from the Axial Park Zoo, expends best of its artful assets on able visuals. These, in the end, are not abundant to atone for the abridgement of arresting narrative, absolute characters or jokes on capacity added than flatulence, clay and abreast pop culture. (Scott)

'MAD HOT BALLROOM' (PG, 105 minutes) This documentary follows fifth graders from three actual altered New York Burghal accessible schools as they adapt to attempt in a amphitheater dancing tournament. The afterimage of 10-year-olds aggravating to adept the graceful, developed motions of the fox amble and the tango is charming, and the glimpses of their lives in and alfresco of academy are fascinating, admitting abominably the blur offers little added than glimpses. (Scott)

*'MARCH OF THE PENGUINS' (G, 80 minutes) This affected but arresting documentary follows the one-year alliance aeon of emperor penguins in Antarctica aback they leave the ocean and beforehand civil to casting and lay eggs. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, the blur has no advisedly about arena on our emotions. (Holden)

'MR. AND MRS. SMITH' (PG-13, 112 minutes) What counts in a cine like this are stars so admirable that we won't absolutely apprehension or at diminutive apperception the bargain autograph (from Simon Kinberg) and occasionally breathless activity (from the administrator Doug Liman). Sometimes Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie accomplish in their alternate role as accoutrement bait, sometimes they don't, which is why their new aggregate adventure is alternately a fail and a drag. (Dargis)

'MONSTER-IN-LAW' (PG-13, 102 minutes) Jane Fonda finds a zany, acquiescent activity in a dragon-lady burlesque that mirrors a ball so atrocious to abstain abaft that it runs in agitation from every affair it brings up but refuses to address. (Holden)

*'MURDERBALL' (R, 86 minutes) The brutal, awful aggressive action of wheelchair rugby is the accountable of the agitative and adorning (but never mawkish) documentary about the redemptive ability of angry able-bodied competition. (Holden)

*'MYSTERIOUS SKIN' (Not rated, 99 minutes) Gregg Araki, onetime bad boy of the New Queer Cinema, has fabricated a affecting and conspicuously admirable blur out of Scott Heim's clear-eyed atypical about two Kansas boys ambidextrous with the after-effects of their beastly corruption by a Little League coach. Superb performances, abnormally by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. (Scott)

*'RIZE' (PG-13, 85 minutes) A documentary about clowners and krumpers -- that is, angrily able-bodied hip-hop dancers aggressive in (and with) the streets of Los Angeles. Kinetic and inspiring. (Scott)

* 'SARABAND' (R, 107, in Swedish) Ingmar Bergman has alleged his bleak, unbendingly astringent made-for-television coda to "Scenes From a Marriage" his final annual on film. As you watch his swan song, which stars Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson as the active ex-spouses, you feel the crushing weight of time acute in about them. (Holden)

*'STAR WARS: EPISODE III -- REVENGE OF THE SITH' (PG-13, 142 minutes) George Lucas adored the best -- or at diminutive one of the best -- for the end. Or for the middle. In any case, the adventure is now complete and has regained abundant of its aboriginal glory. (Scott)

' WAR OF THE WORLDS' (PG-13, 117 minutes) The aliens access (again). Effectively alarming and visually impressive. (Scott)

'WEDDING CRASHERS' (R, 113 minutes) A wink-wink, nudge-nudge Trojan horse of a story, this affably abominable sex ball pivots on two Lotharios persuasively inhabited by Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, who adulation the ladies, but absolutely and truly, cantankerous their cheating hearts, aloof appetence a nice babe to alarm wife. Credited to the screenwriters Steve Faber and Bob Fisher, and directed by David Dobkin. (Dargis)

Film Series

AFTER VIGO (Through Thursday) Aback Jean Vigo died (in 1934 at age 29), he had fabricated alone one affection affection film. This festival, which pays accolade to Vigo's assignment and to films anon afflicted by him, concludes with Michael Almereyda's "Another Girl, Accession Planet" (1992), which recalls Vigo's "Atalante" and "Zero for Conduct," on Monday; Léos Carax's "Lovers on the Bridge" (1991) on Tuesday; and Ken Loach's "Kes" (1969) on Thursday. BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Avenue, at Ashland Place, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, (718)777-3456 or (718)636-4100, $10. (Anita Gates)

THE BECK MOVIES (Through Wednesday) The American-Scandinavian Foundation concludes its screenings of these made-for-Swedish-television movies with a bifold affection on Wednesday. Peter Haber plays Detective Martin Beck, and Mikael Persbrandt is his police-department partner, Gunvald Larsson, who has on-the-job problems apropos to women. In "Beck: The Ad Man," Detective Martin Beck (Peter Haber) and his accomplice investigate the afterlife of a woman deadened with fishing line. In "Beck: The Boy in the Glass Bowl," an autistic 11-year-old appears to accept murdered his mother. Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, amid 37th and 38th Streets, (212)879-9779, $8. (Gates)

BROOKLYN INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY FILM FESTIVAL (Through Sunday) Appearance at this juried festival, with films and shorts by and about bodies with disabilities, accommodate "The Alarming Lewis Yell-a-Thon" (2004), "Kiss My Wheels" (2003), "When Billy Broke His Head" (1994) and, on Sunday afternoon, Christopher Reeve's documentary "The Brooke Ellison Story" (2004). Continued Island University, Brooklyn campus, angle of Flatbush Avenue Extension and DeKalb Avenue, burghal Brooklyn, (718)488-1406, $10; acceptance and 62 , $5. The "Brooke Ellison Story" screening is free. (Gates)

DIVAS! (Through Aug. 30) This summer festival, presented by Thalia Blur Classics, ceremoniousness abundant women in classical movies, with a bifold affection this weekend about ladies of hardly ill repute. "Butterfield 8" (1960) stars Elizabeth Taylor in an Oscar-winning (if not Oscar-deserving) achievement as a New York affair babe who comes to a bad end. In "Belle de Jour" (1967), Catherine Deneuve plays a apathetic adolescent newlywed who takes an afternoon job at a brothel. Both films ball tomorrow and Tuesday. Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, (212)864-5400, $10. (Gates)

HISTORIC HARLEM PARKS FILM FESTIVAL (Through Thursday) This ceremony of chargeless alfresco screenings continues on Wednesday night with "Chicken Biznis" (1998), a South African ball about entrepreneurship. On Thursday night, the blur is Mel Stuart's concert documentary "Wattstax" (1973). Jackie Robinson Park, the basketball courts, 150th Street and Bradhurst Avenue, Hamilton Heights, (212)360-3326, free. (Gates)

IN DEPPTH (Through July 31) BAM Cinématek ceremoniousness Johnny Depp with an 11-film, three-week retrospective, continuing today with Roman Polanski's "Ninth Gate" (1999), about a arrangement that can arouse the Devil. The weekend's added appearance are Terry Gilliam's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998), based on Hunter S. Thompson's book, on Saturday, and Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow" (1999), in which Mr. Depp reinterprets the role of Ichabod Crane. BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Avenue, at Ashland Place, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, (718)777-3456 or (718)636-4100, $10. (Gates)

ERNST LUBITSCH FILM FESTIVAL (Through Aug. 6) Makor, a annex of the 92nd Street Y, is screening bristles films by Lubitsch (1892-1947) on afterwards Saturdays. Tomorrow's affection is "The Boutique About the Corner," the 1940 ball about pen pals in love, starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. 35 West 67th Street, Manhattan, (212)601-1000, $9. (Gates)

ROUTE 05: SCION INDEPENDENT FILM SERIES (Through July 26) This four-week alternation of absolute films in six cities concludes its New York run on Tuesday with "Dig!," Ondi Timoner's documentary about two underground musicians, Anton Newcombe, of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Courtney Taylor-Taylor, of the Dandy Warhols. A question-and-answer affair with the administrator follows the screening. TriBeCa Admirable Hotel Screening Room, 2 Avenue of the Americas, at White Street, (917)513-9867, free, but R.S.V.P. is adapted (at www.scion.com/route/dig-info.html). (Gates)

RAOUL WALSH RETROSPECTIVE (Through Aug. 14) The Building of the Moving Image's 23-film accolade to Walsh (1887-1980) continues with "They Drive by Night" (1940), starring Humphrey Bogart, George Raft and Ida Lupino, tomorrow; "The Strawberry Blonde" (1941), in which James Cagney plays a dentist, on Sunday; and "The Roaring Twenties" (1939), a bandit blur with Bogart and Cagney, on both days. 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Astoria, Queens, (718)784-0077, $10. (Gates)


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ANITA BAKER, BABYFACE (Tomorrow) Aback she sings about love, as she about consistently does, Anita Baker pours her abundant articulation into songs that deliquesce into impaired raptures. Babyface -- Kenny Edmonds -- has congenital a absolutism of bland R&B, with both his own abysmal confections and the songs he's accounting and produced for the casting of Boys II Men and Mariah Carey. 8 p.m., Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, N.Y., (516)221-1000, $20 to $85.(Jon Pareles)

ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS (Thursday) The transvestite accompanist and outré art accoutrement Antony aboriginal took up the accompanist crimson in admiration to Isabella Rossellini's adverse appearance in "Blue Velvet." His falsetto is affecting, its imperfections deepening a adroitness of torchy anguish. Accepting scaled aback his bandage to the barest elements, he makes the best of these aged tones. 8 p.m., Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, Manhattan, (212)307-4100, $22.50 to $26.50. (Laura Sinagra)

BACKSTREET BOYS (Wednesday) This boy band's bathetic yet able-bodied mid-90's ballads like "I Appetence It That Way" melded R&B and machine-tooled Swedish pop. They suffered some aback the fresher 'NSync brought hip-hop into the mix. All developed up, they've taken to crooning vaguely airy anthems. 8 p.m., Radio Burghal Music Hall, (212)247-4777, $34.50 to $74.50. (Sinagra)

BORICUA FESTIVAL: EDDIE PALMIERI Y LA PERFECTA II, WILLIAM CEPEDA'S BOMBASHE, AND OTHERS (Tomorrow) The Spanish-Harlem-born pianist Eddie Palmieri's full-tilt alloy of Latin rhythms and applesauce antagonism has fueled a half-century-long career. The Puerto Rican trombonist Mr. Cepeda's Bombashe accumulation mines Carribbean styles. Bimbo "El Oso Manoso" rides hip-hop's reggaetón wave. Added performers accommodate the Boys Harbor Conservatory Adolescence Ensemble. 2 p.m., Bless Brooklyn, Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street, Park Slope, $3 adapted donation. (Sinagra)

COHEED AND CAMBRIA (Tonight) In a abandonment from the added self-referential bands in their emo cohort, Coheed and Cambria ball a asperous casting of brownish bedrock that veers into the breeze captivation with abnormal belief and legend. 8 p.m., Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, at 15th Street, Manhattan, (212)777-6800, $18 (sold out). (Sinagra)

HOWIE DAY (Tuesday and Wednesday) Mr. Day is a able-bodied of Boston's aloof coffeehouse scene, but now at the able old age of 23, his tastes accept drifted afterpiece to alt-rock, trading confessional acoustic outpourings for Radiohead-style refinement. 8 p.m., Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, Manhattan, (212)840-2824, $25. (Sinagra)

THE DIRTBOMBS (Thursday) The Detroit barn rocker Mick Collins's raw accouterments tears through its alive sets, adventuresome of antagonism and asperous edges. Mr. Collins has a added beating articulation than some of his shouty contemporaries. 9 p.m., Maxwell's, 1039 Washington Street, Hoboken, N.J., (201)653-1703, $12. (Sinagra)

BUDDY GUY, SHEMEKIA COPELAND (Sunday) The Chicago dejection guitarist Buddy Guy activate a almighty aperture aback he afresh abutting armament with the assuming Delta preservationists at Fat Possum Records. His amused and damaging licks at Radio City's 2003 dejection acme blanket the show. And at that aforementioned event, the amorous Shemakia Copeland's alluvium and acknowledge adorable the concert's neo-soul stars aback to diva school. 7 p.m., Arctic Fork Amphitheater at Westbury Music Fair, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, N.Y., (516)334-0800, $42.50. (Sinagra)

BEN HARPER AND THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS (Wednesday) In the 10 years aback his debut, the bluesy bedrock guitarist Ben Harper has acquired from abandoned airy singer-songwriter to adequate biking collaborator. His assignment aftermost year with the Blind Boys of Alabama showcased an easy, aggressive accord and take. 8 p.m., Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, at 15th Street, Manhattan, (212)777-6800, $37.50, $40 at the aperture (sold out). (Sinagra)

GARY HIGGINS (Tomorrow) Mr. Higgins's abandoned album, "Red Hash," from 1973, is a meandering set of clammy consciousness-expanding folk-rock incantations. Afterwards recording it, he fell into obscurity but retained a afterward amid free-form rockers. 8 p.m., Tonic, 107 Norfolk Street, Lower East Side, (212)358-7501, $12. (Sinagra)

JAGUARES (Tonight) The Jaguares accommodate aloft associates of a arch Mexican bedrock band, Caifanes, and they add some alternative-rock touches to Caifanes's moody, activating songs. 8 p.m., B.B. King Dejection Club and Grill, 243 West 42nd Street, Clinton, (212)997-4144, $35 to $38. (Pareles)

TOBY KEITH, LEE ANN WOMACK, SHOOTER JENNINGS (Sunday) With his wholesomely bedraggled ditties, the country superstar Mr. Keith gets the best affectionate abbey ladies and their bar-lovin' hubbies singing about adulterous sex in Mexico while still towing the family-values line. His plainspoken ability complicates the bluff of his star-making column 9/11 hit, "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue." Ms. Womack is anointed for the motherhood canticle "I Hope You Dance." Shooter Jennings is the son of Waylon. 7:30 p.m., PNC Bank Arts Center, Exit 116, Garden Accompaniment Parkway, Holmdel, N.J., (732)335-0400, $33 to $68. (Sinagra)

DANIEL LANOIS (Wednesday) Mr. Lanois, the ambassador (U2, Bob Dylan) whose own songs accept a spacious, admiring affection that hovers in his slide-guitar lines. 7 p.m., Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City, Lower Manhattan, free. (Pareles)

LIGHTNING BOLT (Tonight) Holding the microphone in his mouth, Brian Chippendale, the bagman of this Providence, R.I., babble band, hollers through cyberbanking processors while the bassist Brian Gibson hammers on his strings till association squalls braid and recombine into new sonic arrangements. 8 p.m., Tonic, 107 Norfolk Street, Lower East Side, (212)358-7501, $10. (Sinagra)

LOGGINS & MESSINA (Tomorrow and Sunday) Afterwards this seminal West Coast folk-rock duo breach up in 1977, Kenny Loggins went on to acclaim as a footloose 80's radio hitmaker. The two now animate their songs about bleared love, adulterated accord and Winnie the Pooh, reprising their constant hippie-family break "Danny's Song." Tomorrow at 8 p.m., PNC Bank Arts Center, Exit 116, Garden Accompaniment Parkway, Holmdel, N.J., (732)335-0400, $20 to $75. Sunday at 8 p.m., Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, N.Y., (516)221-1000, $20 to $75. (Sinagra)

JOHNNY MATHIS (Tonight and tomorrow) The smoothy of smoothies, Johnny Mathis has been crooning for adventuresome moments anytime aback the backward 1950's, ambience a accepted for effortless allure that abounding pop Romeos still envy. 8 p.m., Arctic Fork Amphitheater at Westbury Music Fair, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, N.Y., (516)334-0800, $56.50. (Pareles)

THE JUAN MACLEAN (Tomorrow) These brain hipster musicologists ball electro disco bizarre by blast and moogy warps. It's the complete of post-indistrial slackers partying in a clutter shop, dancing freely. 10 p.m., TriBeCa Admirable Hotel, 2 Avenue of the Americas, at White Street, (877)519-6600, free. (Sinagra)

THOMAS MAPFUMO (Tomorrow) A agreeable avant-garde with a rebel's courage, Thomas Mapfumo fabricated music for the revolutionaries who unseated the white-ruled government from what was Rhodesia and is now Zimbabwe. The music transferred the active patterns of acceptable thumb-piano music to guitar; the words sometimes adorable coded messages. 10 p.m. and midnight, Satalla, 37 West 26th Street, Manhattan, (212)576-1155, $20 to $25. (Pareles)

OZZFEST FEATURING BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, ROB ZOMBIE, MASTADON, ETC. (Tuesday) The heavy-metal rocker (and absoluteness TV patriarch) Ozzy Osbourne still projects a alarming annoyance onstage with assuredly acute pronouncements over Black Sabbath's guitar sludge. This calendar additionally appearance the 1970's catacomb rockers Iron Maiden, the overweaning automated metal of Rob Zombie and the drum-heavy monster bedrock of Mastadon, as able-bodied as several others. 9 a.m., PNC Bank Arts Center, Exit 116, Garden Accompaniment Parkway, (732)335-0400, $50 to $125. (Sinagra)

PORTION CONTROL, CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH (Wednesday) Portion Control was fashioning alarming automated music afore Skinny Puppy or Nine Inch Nails came on the scene. The Brooklyn quintet Clap Your Easily Say Yeah recalls the shamanic beef and bombinate of mid-1990's lo-fi rockers Neutral Milk Hotel, and sometimes the glace batty aberration of the Talking Heads. 8:30 p.m., Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston Street, at Ludlow Street, Lower East Side, (212)260-4700, $15 (sold out). (Sinagra)

THE RASPBERRIES (Tomorrow and Sunday) The Raspberries were admired for arena music that recalled the innocent harmonies of the British invasion, and they abide a criterion for power-pop acts. This is the aboriginal time their aboriginal calendar has toured aback 1975. 8 p.m., B.B. King Dejection Club and Grill, 243 West 42nd Street, Clinton, (212)997-4144, $50. (Tomorrow's appearance is awash out.) (Sinagra)

TOSHI REAGON (Sunday) Singing about both adulation and backroom with the aforementioned adroitness of independence, Toshi Reagon applies her bold articulation and syncopated guitar arena to songs steeped in dejection and funk. 7 p.m., Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, East Village, (212)539-8778 or (212)239-6200, $20. (Pareles)

PETE ROCK (Tomorrow) This hip-hop D.J. and producer's multilayered beforehand for 1990's rappers and the annal he appear as a duo with CL Bland exemplified the meditatively deep, jazz-inflected early-90's New York style. Tomorrow he spins a mix of hip-hop anatomy and funk. 10:30 p.m., Anatomy Sonic Sunday: Table 50, 643 Broadway, at Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, (212)253-2560, $5 to $10. (Sinagra)

REGINA SPEKTOR (Wednesday) The music of this Russian-born accompanist and pianist (and Strokes collaborator) is of the jaggedly arbitrary cabaret variety. It brings jailbait adjacency into a alcove setting, amusement in baffling rhymes and hardly unhinged melodrama. 8 p.m., Tonic, 107 Norfolk Street, Lower East Side, (212)358-7503, $25. (Sinagra)

TEENAGE FANCLUB (Tonight and tomorrow) Ambit ceremony spent the 1990's regretting that it chose this Scottish band's anthology "Bandwagonesque" (DGC) as 1991's best over Nirvana's debut. But these days, Boyish Fanclub's awkward melodicism, able through sad, abstracted guitar sprawl; spare, able drums; and afflicted everyman vocals holds up aloof as well. Lately the bandage has been alive with Chicago post-rock producers, accumulation cyberbanking beeps and buzzes into its contemplative ability pop. 9 p.m., Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street, abreast the Bowery, Lower East Side, (212)533-2111, $22 to $25. (Sinagra)

TSAR (Thursday) Energized but about charmless appetence fuels this Los Angeles group's belated aftereffect to its 2001 glam-pop debut. That almanac bootless to accomplish the associates stars, and allotment their latest "Band, Girls, Money" alone calls absorption to its pop-punk overreach. 8:30 p.m., Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston Street, at Ludlow Street, Lower East Side, (212)260-4700, $10. (Sinagra)

THE WAIFS, JIMMIE DALE GILMORE (Tuesday) The Waifs are a young, active Australian bandage in adulation with earlier American music like folk-rock and the blues, fronted by two women who sing about trains and burghal activity and anger up a storm on harmonica. The guitar-slung Texas accompanist Jimmie Dale Gilmore has been equating contemplative Western amplitude with the mysteries of actuality for three decades. 7 p.m., Hudson River Festival, Apple Financial Center, 200 Liberty Street, Lower Manhattan, (212)945-2600, free. (Pareles)

M. WARD (Tonight) The alveolate guitar folk-pop songs of this singer-songwriter amalgamate ardent bivouac alacrity with the attentive anguish of mid-tempo 1970's AM radio hits. His aerial ascents can additionally accent advancement into a cabaret falsetto evocative of Jeff Buckley's. 10 p.m., Maxwell's, 1039 Washington Street, Hoboken, N.J., (201)653-1703, $15. (Sinagra)

DIONNE WARWICK (Monday) With a buttery articulation that holds actuality animation in reserve, Dionne Warwick makes songs by Burt Bacharach and Hal David complete easy, alike with melody curve that hop all over the abode and words that accept to be articulate aloof so. 8 p.m., B.B. King Dejection Club and Grill, 243 West 42nd Street, Clinton, (212)997-4144, $68 to $75. (Pareles)

YELLOWMAN(Tuesday) Added affidavit that Jamaican music is drifter than fiction. Yellowman is a abundant dance-hall reggae diva who additionally happens to be an albino. He has congenital his career on tongue-in-cheek beastly boasts, and although his acceptance ailing about 20 years ago, he still puts on a acceptable show, bond abandoned wit with affected old favorites. 11 p.m., S.O.B.'s, 204 Varick Street, South Village, (212)243-4940, $18 to $22. (Kelefa Sanneh)


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*BLOSSOM DEARIE (Sunday) To watch this accompanist and pianist is to acknowledge the ability of a anxiously deployed pop-jazz minimalism accumulated with a awful acute aftertaste in songs. Danny's Skylight Room, 346 West 46th Street, Clinton, (212)265-8133. Sunday night at 6:15. Cover: $25, with a $15 minimum; a $54.50 dinner-and-show amalgamation is available. (Stephen Holden)


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CANNONBALL ADDERLEY LEGACY BAND (Through Sunday) Cannonball Adderley was an alto saxophonist who counterbalanced the harmonic absorption of bebop with the acquaintance dust of soul; this tribute, led by Adderley's aloft bagman Louis Hayes, appearance Vincent Herring, a aces inheritor, on saxophone. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. with an 11:30 set tonight and tomorrow night, Applesauce Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212)576-2232; cover, $20, $25 Fridays and Saturdays.(Nate Chinen)

J.D. ALLEN'S VISION FUGITIVE (Monday) Adroit assailment and harmonic analysis conjugate in this trio, featuring the saxophonist J.D. Allen, the bassist Matt Brewer and the bagman Rodney Green. 8:30 p.m. to midnight, Charley O's, 218 West 45th Street, Manhattan, (212)977-0025; no cover. (Chinen)

PECK ALLMOND KALIMBA COLLECTIVE (Tomorrow ) This abnormal ensemble finds Mr. Allmond assiduity his accepted armory of horns with a scattering of kalimbas, or African deride pianos; the group's added timbres accommodate violin (Jenny Scheinman), marimba (Kenny Wollesen) and Haitian duke drums (Bonga Jean-Baptiste). 10 p.m., Zebulon, 258 Wythe Avenue, at Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, (718)218-6934; no cover. (Chinen)

LEIF ARNTZEN QUARTET (Monday) The romantic, hardly blood-soaked appearance of Chet Baker has provided abounding fodder for Mr. Arntzen, both as a trumpeter and a singer; his bandage includes Will Woodard and Vito Lesczak on bass and drums. 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212)989-9319; cover, $8, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

RONI BEN-HUR (Tonight and tomorrow) On "Signature" (Reservoir Music), Mr. Ben-Hur applies his hollow-body guitar abilities to songbook standards and Heitor Villa-Lobos pieces, with according agreeableness and aplomb. He appears actuality with the able accent area from the album: the pianist John Hicks, the bassist Rufus Reid and the bagman Leroy Williams. 9 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight, Lenox Lounge, 288 Lenox Avenue, amid 124th and 125th Streets, Harlem, (212)427-0253; cover, $20, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

CHRIS BOTTI (Through Sunday) The smooth-jazz ambit has a baby scattering of consistently adorable stylists; amid them is Mr. Botti, a trumpeter whose chaste adapted aptitude has landed him abiding assignment with Paul Simon and Sting, as able-bodied as a abiding abandoned career. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Dejected Note, 131 West Third Street, West Village, (212)475-8592; cover, $25 at tables, with a $5 minimum or $15 at the bar and a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

BRAZILIAN NIGHTS: THE MUSIC OF ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM, STAN GETZ AND CAL TJADER (Through Sunday) An over-the-shoulder glance at the accepted heyday of bossa nova, featuring the departer Brazilian accumulation Leash da Paz, forth with the accompanist Maucha Adnet, the tenor saxophonist Harry Allen and the vibraphonist Joe Locke. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., with an 11 p.m. set tonight and tomorrow night, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Applesauce at Lincoln Center, 60th Street and Broadway, (212)258-9595; cover, $30, with a minimum of $10 at tables, $5 at the bar. (Chinen)

RAVI COLTRANE QUARTET (Wednesday through July 30) "In Flux" (Savoy), Mr. Coltrane's fourth album, is a cogent milestone; his tenor and acute saxophone arena accept never articulate added confident, and his compositions accept a sleek, avant-garde hue. As on the record, he fronts a arch band: the pianist Luis Perdomo, the bassist Drew Gress and the bagman E.J. Strickland. 9 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, (212)581-3080; cover, $30, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

DUAL IDENTITY (Thursday) The alto saxophonists Rudresh Mahanthappa and Steve Lehman biking about the aforementioned apogee in jazz's accelerating solar system; as the name implies, this duo activity underscores their artful kinship. 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Additional Street, East Village, www.thestonenyc.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)

ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT (Wednesday) There isn't a adolescent artisan with added fizz at the moment than Mr. Glasper, a ablaze and ample pianist afresh active to Dejected Agenda Records. The "experiment" in the appellation is a authorization to go aloft jazz-trio area and possibly allow austere affinities for hip-hop, abode and soul. 11 p.m., Knitting Branch Tap Bar, 74 Leonard Street, TriBeCa, (212)219-3132; no cover. (Chinen)

NED GOOLD TRIO (Tomorrow) Ned Goold may be best accepted as a tenor saxophonist in the Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra, but he's best heard in trio, with bass and drums abaft him. 8 p.m., Smalls, 183 West 10th Street, West Village, (212)675-7369; cover, $20. (Chinen)

BUDDY GRECO (Through Sunday) A accurate appearance business survivor, Mr. Greco showcases his accustomed singing and piano arena in this jazz-cabaret engagement, backed by accent area pros. 8 and 10 p.m., with an 11:30 set tonight and tomorrow, Iridium, 1650 Broadway at 51st Street, (212)582-2121; cover, $30, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

*JAZZ IN JULY FESTIVAL (Tuesday through Thursday) The 92nd Street Y's admirable concert alternation concludes this ceremony with three added concerts absorption the commendable aftertaste of its new artful director, Bill Charlap. "Hoagy's Children," on Tuesday, pays admiration to Hoagy Carmichael, whom Mr. Charlap feted with a 2002 songbook album; amid this party's celebrants are the singers Dave Frishberg and Barbara Lea, the guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and the clarinetist Ken Peplowski. Wednesday's concert will anamnesis the midcentury small-group applesauce of Horace Silver and Kenny Dorham, with ace contributors from several applesauce generations. On Thursday, the ceremony culminates in a Nat King Cole tribute, featuring that icon's adolescent brother Freddy Cole, with abetment by the Manhattan Symphony Applesauce Orchestra. 8 p.m., 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, (212)415-5500 or 92y.org, $45. (Chinen)

JIMMY GREENE QUINTET (Through Sunday) Mr. Greene brings an able-bodied accord to his saxophone playing; his top-shelf post-bop bandage includes the vibraphonist Stefon Harris, the pianist Xavier Davis, the bassist Vicente Archer and the bagman Eric Harland. 9 and 11 p.m., Apple Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, (212)255-4037; cover, $20, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

CHARLIE HADEN'S LAND OF THE SUN (Thursday through July 31) Charlie Haden won a Grammy this year for "Land of the Sun" (Verve), a august admiration to the Mexican artisan José Sabre Marroquin. In performance, the music ranges from beaming to lugubrious; its arch assets are the contributions of the alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon, the tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby and the pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, who additionally wrote best of the arrangements. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Dejected Note, 131 West Third Street, West Village, (212)475-8592; cover, $35 at tables, with a $5 minimum or $20 at the bar, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

STEFON HARRIS AND BLACKOUT (Wednesday) Mr. Harris, a mallet bang whiz, brings megawatt showmanship to this dance-floor hybrid; he's ably abetted by the alto saxophonist Casey Benjamin, the keyboardist Marc Cary, the bagman Terreon Gully and the bassist Darryl Hall. 7 p.m., Madison Square Park, 23rd to 26th Streets, amid Fifth and Madison Avenues, (212)538-5058; no cover. (Chinen)

J.C. HOPKINS BIGGISH BAND (Tomorrow) Although conceived by the pianist-composer J.C. Hopkins, this ensemble borrows abundant of its ability from the advantageous attendance of the accompanist Queen Esther; abutting by a scattering of able applesauce sidemen, the two will accomplish aboriginal actual from a soon-to-be-released CD. (Howard Fishman, a guitarist-singer with a adroitness for arid Americana, shares the bill.) 9:30 p.m., Makor, 35 West 67th Street, at Axial Park West, (212)601-1000; cover, $15. (Chinen)

JAVON JACKSON BAND (Tonight and tomorrow) Mr. Jackson is an able tenor saxophonist with a aloft adroit approach; here, as on the new CD "Have You Heard" (Palmetto), he applies his talents to aboveboard funk. 9 p.m., 11 p.m., and 12:30 a.m., Smoke, 2751 Broadway at 106th Street, (212)864-6662; cover, $25. (Chinen)

AHMAD JAMAL TRIO (Tuesday and Wednesday) A criterion of applesauce piano aback the 50's, Mr. Jamal still has his abounding activating ambit and signature touch; his awful affectionate accent area consists of the bassist James Cammack and the bagman Idris Muhammed. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Dejected Note, 131 West Third Street, West Village, (212)475-8592; cover, $35 at tables, with a $5 minimum or $20 at the bar, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

SEAN JONES QUINTET (Monday) Mr. Jones, a surefooted and well-schooled trumpeter now in his mid-20's, afresh affected aboriginal armchair in the Lincoln Centermost Applesauce Orchestra; his own band, with the active pianist Orrin Evans, spikes the bite with abreast flavors. He shares a almanac label, and allotment of his date time, with the carnal diva Ilona Knopfler. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Dejected Note, 131 West Third Street, West Village, (212)475-8592; cover, $10 at tables, with a $5 minimum or $5 at the bar, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

JASON LINDNER'S PROGRESS REPORT (Tonight and tomorrow) A pianist and artisan best accepted for his vamp-oriented big band, Mr. Lindner leads a abate but no beneath polyphonic accouterments here; in accession to his keyboards, the accumulation appearance Jacques Schwartz-Bart on saxophones, Tony Escapa on bass, Baba Israel on vocals (spoken) and Claudia Acuña on vocals (sung). 9 and 10:30 p.m., Applesauce Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, South Village, (212)242-1063; cover, $15. (Chinen)

DONNY McCASLIN GROUP (Monday) Mr. McCaslin has becoming contempo accolades for his sinewy, advancement surging saxophone solos in the Maria Schneider Orchestra; his own ensemble, which appearance the guitarist Ben Monder, added anon harnesses the adroit beforehand of rock. 10 p.m., 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street, West Village, (212)929-9883; cover, $8. (Chinen)

BEN MONDER (Thursday) In the easily of Mr. Monder, the electric guitar is a coloristic apparatus aboriginal and foremost; actuality he rides an undulant adroit foundation shaped by Chris Lightcap, bassist, and Jeff Hirschfield, drummer. 9 p.m., Barbes, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718)965-9177; cover, $5. (Chinen)

ROY NATHANSON QUARTET (Sunday) The saxophonist and Applesauce Passengers co-founder leans actuality on his abilities as a raconteur; his amusing narratives booty the anatomy of articulate choruses, announced interludes and added articulate asides. 7 p.m., Barbes, 376 Ninth Street, at Sixth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718)965-9177; cover, $8. (Chinen)

JOHN STETCH TRIO (Tonight and tomorrow) A accomplished and able pianist who has afresh focused anxiously on abandoned settings, Mr. Stetch allotment actuality to the leash format, with Sean Smith on bass and Rodney Blooming on drums; their repertory will abide absolutely of Mr. Stetch's compositions. 8 and 9:45 p.m., Kitano Hotel, 66 Park Avenue, at 38th Street, (212)885-7119; cover, $15, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

CRAIG TABORN (Tomorrow) Abandoned piano variations from an awfully able amateur with a aftertaste for angular flourishes and abrupt moves. 8 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Additional Street, East Village, www.thestonenyc.com; cover, $10. (Chinen)

VINNY VALENTINO AND JD WALTER (Thursday) Mr. Walter's articulation is a adjustable instrument, accustomed to aerial scat solos and glottal burrs; he has a acceptable accomplice actuality in Mr. Valentino, the guitarist. 6 p.m., West Bank Café, 407 West 42nd Street, Clinton, (212)695-6909; cover, $5. (Chinen)

LARRY WILLIS QUINTET (Thursday through July 31) Mr. Willis, a bassist with a continued and acclaimed bacteria career, accomplish out advanced to beforehand an ensemble with one bottom in hard-bop and the added in groove; his illustrious bandmates are the alto saxophonist Gary Bartz, the trombonist Steve Davis, the bassist Buster Williams and the bagman Al Foster. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. with an 11:30 set Fridays and Saturdays, Applesauce Standard, 116 East 27th Street, Manhattan, (212)576-2232; cover, $20, $25 Fridays and Saturdays. (Chinen)


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GLIMMERGLASS (Tonight through Thursday) To be counted amid the country's arch summer opera festivals, it helps to accept acuteness and abnormal repertory, and Glimmerglass offers both in spades. A highlight of the division is a new assembly of Benjamin Britten's admirable and too-seldom-performed "Death in Venice," directed by Tazewell Thompson and featuring William Burden. Amid the added offerings are Mozart's "Così Fan Tutte" and an abnormal bifold bill of "Portrait de Manon," Jules Massenet's comedy aftereffect to his best acclaimed opera, commutual with Poulenc's "Voix Humaine," accession one-acter that presents a biased dialogue: a woman on the phone. "Così," tonight at 8, Tuesday afternoon at 2; "Death in Venice," tomorrow night at 8, Monday afternoon at 2; "Portrait" and "Voix," Sunday afternoon at 2, Thursday night at 8. Alice Busch Theater, Route 80, eight afar arctic of Cooperstown, N.Y., (607)547-2255, $17.50 to $97. (Anne Midgette)

'SHADOWTIME' (Tonight) Brian Ferneyhough, the British administrator of high-modernist complexity, has accounting his aboriginal opera, and the additional of two performances will booty abode tonight as allotment of the Lincoln Centermost Festival. It's a arduous "thought opera" about the activity and assignment of the philosopher Walter Benjamin, with a libretto by the artisan Charles Bernstein. Jurjen Hempel leads the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and the Nieuw Ensemble Amsterdam. 8 p.m., Rose Theater, Broadway at 60th Street, (212)271-6500, $25 to $55. (Jeremy Eichler)

Classical Music

ALARM WILL SOUND (Sunday) It's adamantine to apperceive absolutely what to apprehend from this Lincoln Centermost Ceremony concert by this berserk adventuresome abreast music ensemble of voices, strings, apprehension and percussion. In this program, "Unremixed," the ensemble "takes on askance techno-master Aphex Twin," its admiral promise. Aphex Twin's cyberbanking music will be alloyed with alive acoustic music for an black of "electronica," to adduce the performers. This ensemble is butterfingers of routine. 9 p.m., the Allen Room, Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, (212)721-6500, $28. (Anthony Tommasini)

ASTON MAGNA (Tomorrow) The early-music arena in the Northeast has continued shuttled amid New York and Boston, and what bigger average arena is there in the summer than the Berkshire foothills? The quaintly blue-blooded affairs here, "All Ye Whom Adulation or Fortune Hath Betray'd," presents music of William Byrd, John Dowland, John Jenkins and Henry Purcell, performed by Deborah Rentz-Moore, soprano; Daniel Stepner, violinist; John Gibbons, harpsichordist; and others. 5 p.m., Daniels Arts Center, Simon's Bedrock College, Abundant Barrington, Mass., (413)528-3595 or (800) 875-7156, $35, $30 in advance, $25 for acceptance and 65 . The affairs will additionally be presented tonight at 8 in Olin Hall, Bard College, Route 9G, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., (845)758-7425; $25; acceptance and 62 , $20. (James R. Oestreich)

BANG ON A CAN SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE (Tomorrow and Monday through Thursday) "Music for Airports" may be an adapted allotment for the summer biking season. Tomorrow the Bang on a Can All-Stars action what they say is the first-ever alive achievement of that seminal Brian Eno work. Aback new music tends to acquisition added affectionate aerial in the art apple than in abounding concert halls, Bang on a Can takes its concerts into a museum, the Massachusetts Building of Abreast Art, area two breezy concerts a day advertise the institute's adroitness -- including Evan Ziporyn, who offers a clarinet annual this afternoon -- and participants. There's alike a children's affairs tomorrow morning, with hands-on participation, alleged "Kids Can Too." Mr. Ziporyn, today at 4:30 p.m.; children's concert, tomorrow at 11 a.m.; "Music for Airports," tomorrow night at 8; recitals Monday through Thursday at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.; Massachusetts Building of Abreast Art, 87 Marshall Street, Arctic Adams, Mass., (413)662-2111. "Music for Airports," $22; added concerts are chargeless with arcade admission, which is $10; students, $8; ages 6 to 16, $4. (Midgette)

BARGEMUSIC (Tonight through Thursday) There are few cozier places to apprehend alcove music in New York than this amphibian concert anteroom (a aloft coffee barge) on the Brooklyn ancillary of the East River. Tonight, Hamish Milne offers a piano recital, with works by Bach, Chopin and Schubert, and tomorrow and Sunday, he is abutting by Mark Peskanov, the violinist, and Jiri Barta, a cellist, for the Beethoven "Archduke" Leash and sonatas by Mozart and Hummel. On Thursday, it's aback to abandoned piano: Steven Beck plays Bach, Beethoven and Mussorgsky. Tonight, tomorrow night and Thursday night at 7:30, Sunday at 4 p.m., Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing abutting to the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, (718)624-2083, $35; $30 for 65 on Thursday only; students, $25. (Allan Kozinn)

BERKSHIRE CHORAL FESTIVAL (Tomorrow) For admirers who adulation choral music, this ceremony is an ideal refuge, accumulation the charms of the Berkshires and some of the highlights of the choral repertory, performed by a abounding choir of agog singers, led by acclaimed choral conductors. This week, Frank Nemhauser leads the choir and soloists in a ample affairs that includes Dvorak's Mass in D, Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms" and John Rutter's "Gloria." 8 p.m., the Berkshire School, Route 41, Sheffield, Mass., (413)229-1999, $25 to $40. (Kozinn)

BRIDGEHAMPTON CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL (Wednesday) The flutist Marya Martin did not appetence to absorb summers schlepping to extensive festivals, so she and her husband, Ken Davidson, founded a ceremony of their own, now in its 22nd season. Best of the concerts booty abode in the bounded Presbyterian Church, but this aperture achievement is a chargeless alfresco affairs of works by Bach, Telemann and Torelli, performed by Ms. Martin and a accumulation of ceremony regulars. 6:30 p.m., Bridgehampton Historical Society, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, N.Y., (631)537-3507. (Eichler)

CARAMOOR (Tonight, tomorrow, Sunday and Thursday) The blow of agenda this weekend at this agreeable ceremony is a assembly of "La Traviata" tomorrow, as allotment of the Bel Canto at Caramoor series, conducted by Will Crutchfield and starring the acute Georgia Jarman. Mr. Crutchfield will present a adjustment of Verdi's admired annual that restores music usually cut in performances. "La Traviata," admitting composed afterwards the heyday of the Bel Canto era, is still a assignment bound to that tradition, a affection Mr. Crutchfield promises to accompany out in his performance. Tonight the steely-toned, appalling pianist Anton Kuerti plays works by Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms. Sunday afternoon the Emerson Cord Quartet offers two Mendelssohn cord quartets and Brahms's bitter Piano Quintet in F accessory (with Wu Han). And if you like a Adventuresome ache alike in your abreast music, again a affairs with Music From Copland Abode on Thursday alleged "The New Romantics" is for you. Richard Danielpour, Lowell Lieberman, John Musto and Paul Moravec, amid others, accept all been called, for bigger or worse, Neo-Romantics. Tonight and tomorrow night at 8, Sunday at 4:30 p.m., Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Katonah, N.Y., (914)232-1252, $15 to $75. (Tommasini)

COOPERSTOWN CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL (Sunday through Thursday) If you absence them at Tannery Pond (see below), you can see them in Cooperstown: a highlight of the ceremony at this active baby ceremony is a achievement on Sunday by the St. Lawrence Cord Quartet of works by Haydn, Beethoven and Christos Hatzis. There is additionally a "Summer Winds" concert on Wednesday with the festival's founder, the flutist Linda Chesis, and four colleagues; and on Thursday Hopkinson Smith, a lutenist, will ball 17th-century music in the animation allowance of a 19th-century home. Sunday night at 7:30 at the Farmers' Museum; Wednesday night at 7:30 at Christ Episcopal Church; Thursday night at 7:30 at Hyde Hall, Cooperstown, N.Y., (877)666-7421, $25; ages 6 to 12, $12.50; adhesive concert, $18; ages 6 to 12, $9. (Midgette)

ICEBREAKER (Tomorrow) This British new-music accumulation covers a lot of abreast ground, including pieces by David Lang, Louis Andriessen, Conlon Nancarrow and Frank Zappa, as allotment of the Lincoln Centermost Festival. 9 p.m., Allen Room, Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, (212)721-6500, $28. (Bernard Holland)

MAVERICK CONCERTS (Tomorrow and Sunday) This concert alternation abreast Woodstock, N.Y., now in its 90th season, offers its performances in an open-backed barn that allows the sounds of attributes to admix with the music. Jason Vieaux, a adolescent guitarist who has fabricated some arresting recordings, is arena a affluent affairs tomorrow, with works that ambit from Bach's Prelude, Fugue and Allegro and favorites by Tárrega and Albéniz to added abreast scores, like Robert Starer's Six Preludes; he additionally plays a concert for adolescent bodies tomorrow morning. On Sunday, the Pacifica Cord Quartet nestles Elliott Carter's Cord Quartet No. 5 amid works by Schubert and Beethoven. Tomorrow at 6 p.m. (young people's concert at 11 a.m.); Sunday at 3 p.m., the Maverick Concert Hall, Maverick Road, amid Routes 28 and 375, West Hurley, N.Y., (845)679-8217, $20; students, $5. (Kozinn)

MUSIC MOUNTAIN (Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday) Offering a scattering of choral music and jazz, but absorption on cord quartets, this admirable ceremony offers the Tang Cord Quartet of Singapore this weekend arena Mozart and Dvorak, again abutting armament with the pianist Pamela Mia Paul for Shostakovich's Piano Quintet. Additionally on the weekend's affairs are a choir alleged Dumka that performs acceptable Ukrainian music in apparel (tonight) and the New Black Eagle Applesauce Bandage (tomorrow). Tonight and tomorrow night at 8, Sunday afternoon at 3, Gordon Anteroom at Music Mountain, Falls Village, Conn., (860)824-7126, $25; acceptance beneath 24, $12. (Midgette)

MUSIC FESTIVAL OF THE HAMPTONS (Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday) Lukas Foss's baby yet aggressive ceremony concludes its 10th division with a weekend of contest alignment from alcove music (tonight, with the Daedalus Cord Quartet abutting by Alexander Fiterstein, a clarinetist) to a violin annual by Joshua Bell (tomorrow night) and an ceremony concert committed to the pianist Benno Moiseiwitsch (Sunday). Wölffer Acreage Vineyard in Sagaponack, N.Y., and Ceremony Tent, Morriss Centermost School, 739 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton, N.Y., (800)644-4418, $35 to $75; added for aloof seating. (Eichler)

NAUMBURG ORCHESTRA (Tuesday) Sure, the New York Philharmonic gets best of the attention, but Axial Park has never been a one-orchestra blooming space. This year is the 100th ceremony of the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts, and Gregory Vajda conducts music by Stravinsky, Hindemith and Bartok, with the violist Hsin-Yun Huang abutting as soloist. 7:30 p.m., Naumburg Bandshell, Axial Park, midpark at 70th Street, (718)340-3018, free. (Eichler)

NORFOLK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL (Tonight and tomorrow) Ceremony summer the Yale Summer Academy of Music retreats arctic to this admirable spot, and the accessible reaps abundant of the annual at concerts in the rustic Music Shed. This weekend the adept pianist Claude Frank and the flutist and aqueduct Ransom Wilson ballast the programs, with works from the New Apple (Beach, Copland, Ginastera) and Old (Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann, Shostakovich). 8 p.m., Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Routes 44 and 272, Norfolk, Conn., (860)542-3000, $15 to $45; ages 18 to 25, $10; beneath 18, chargeless with a advantageous adult. (Oestreich)

PIANO SUMMER AT NEW PALTZ (Tomorrow) Currently in its 10th season, this ceremony appearance lectures, adept classes and a antagonism for ascent adolescent pianists, as able-bodied as recitals by the ceremony faculty. Tomorrow night, Vladimir Feltsman, the artful director, performs Bach's English Suite No. 2, Beethoven's "Pathétique" Sonata and Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition." 8 p.m., McKenna Theater, Accompaniment University of New York at New Paltz, (845)257-3880, $22 to $27. (Eichler)

ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET (Tomorrow) This able adolescent quartet comes to Christian Steiner's Tannery Pond Concerts with a affairs of Haydn, Shostakovich and Beethoven. 8 p.m., Mt. Lebanon Shaker Village, New Lebanon, N.Y., (888)820-9441, $23 to $28. (Midgette)

TANGLEWOOD (Tonight through Wednesday) Aback James Levine opened his aboriginal Tanglewood division with a Mahler Eighth a brace of weeks ago, the orchestra played stunningly for him. In two programs tonight and tomorrow night, he leads his players through all four of the Brahms Symphonies. Tuesday, he allotment to booty allotment in Tanglewood on Parade, an ceremony brawl that appearance not alone the Boston Symphony but additionally the Boston Pops and the Tanglewood Music Centermost Orchestra, in works by Berlioz, Bernstein, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. For the occasion, Mr. Levine shares the belvedere with his predecessor, Seiji Ozawa, as able-bodied as John Williams, Hans Graf and Bruce Hangen. Additionally on the schedule, Pinchas Zukerman plays the Beethoven Violin Concerto on Sunday, with Jens Georg Bachmann conducting, and on Wednesday he leads the Zukerman Alcove Players in works by Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms. Tonight, tomorrow night, and Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 8:30; Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Tanglewood, Lenox, Mass, (888)266-1200, $19 to $96 Sunday through Tuesday, with backyard seats from $17 to $20; $29 to $46 on Wednesday, with $16 backyard seats. (Kozinn)


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ALL FOR LOVE (Through tomorrow) Andrew J. Nemr's choreographic adulation is tap, and he expresses it in a abundantly scaled tap-dance blow with the aid of a affiliation alleged Cats Advantageous Dues. Tonight and tomorrow at 8, Capital Date Theater, Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street, Clinton, (212)279-4200, $30 tonight, $38 tomorrow. (Jack Anderson)

*BOLSHOI BALLET (Tonight through July 30) The Bolshoi Ballet and its opera aggregation accept been challenged of backward by Valery Gergiev's Kirov operation of St. Petersburg, but they abide the big ("bolshoi" bureau big) Russian casting name in the accepted imagination, and afresh the ballet in accurate has apparent signs of rejuvenation. The Bolshoi's two-week division at the Metropolitan Opera Abode continues tonight and tomorrow afternoon and black with "Spartacus," the ultimate advertise for muscle-flexing Soviet strongmen as angelic abhorrent slaves; we'll see if the accepted crop of Bolshoi men is as macho-athletic as their forebears. Monday through Wednesday comes "The Ablaze Stream," a new adjustment of a suppressed 1935 ballet about blithe frolics on a aggregate farm, with music by Shostakovich (by 1935, collective-farm ballets were declared to be noble, not fun). Finally, on Thursday, is the alpha of four-performance, season-ending run of "The Pharaoh's Daughter," a about-face of an aboriginal Petipa extravaganza. Tonight and tomorrow and Monday through Thursday at 8 p.m.; tomorrow at 2 p.m. Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, (212) 362-6000 or www.metopera.org, $45 to $150.(John Rockwell)

EVA DEAN DANCE (Wednesday through July 31) "Bounce" blithely combines bouncing assurance and bonds bodies. Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., an abridged adjustment for accouchement will be danced Saturdays and Sundays and on Thursday at 2 p.m., Ball Amphitheater Workshop, 219 West 19th Street, Chelsea, (212) 924-0077, $13 to $25. (Anderson)

DODGE DANCE COMPANY (Opens Thursday) Susan Dodge choreographically combines diminutive activity with amusement and musicality. Thursday through July 31, Joyce SoHo, 155 Mercer Street, (212)334-7479, $15, $12 students. (Anderson)

FLAMENCO OLÉ! (Tomorrow) A flamenco caricature appearance Melinda Marquez, Liliana Morales and bedfellow artists. 8:30 and 11 p.m., Alegrías en la Nacional Flamenco Theater, 239 West 14th Street, West Village, (917)667-2695 or www.alegrias.com, $45 with dinner, $15 achievement only. (Anderson)

IMAGO DANCE THEATER (Tonight through Sunday) "Stress Addicted Nation" romps through the overscheduled lives of stressaholics. 8 p.m., Joyce SoHo, 155 Mercer Street, (212) 334-7479, $20, $15 students, 65 and dancers. (Anderson)

*JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL (Tonight through Aug. 3) Tonight through Sunday Garth Fagan's aggregation will accomplish forth with A Poc A Poc, a Barcelona-born, Mexico City-based modern-dance affiliation in its United States debut. Tuesday through abutting Sunday the Mark Morris Ball Accumulation will be here, adulatory its 25th anniversary, abutting Thursday through abutting Sunday by Aszure and Artists, a affiliation led by Aszure Barton. Garth Fagan at the Ted Shawn Theater, tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m., tomorrow and Sunday at 2 p.m., $45; $40.50 for students, seniors 65 and children. A Poc A Poc at the Doris Duke Flat Theater, tonight and tomorrow at 8:15 p.m., tomorrow at 2:15 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m., $20; $18 for students, seniors and children. Mark Morris at the Shawn Amphitheater Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m., $55; $49.50 for students, seniors and children. Aszure Barton at the Duke Theater, Thursday at 8:15., $20; $18 for students, seniors and children. Details of the week's chargeless performances and exhibitions can be activate on www.jacobspillow.org. Jacob's Pillow Ball Festival, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, Mass., (413)243-0745. (Rockwell)

JAXDANCE (Tonight and tomorrow) The appellation of Jaclyn Moynahan's "What's Holding You Up?" has a advised bifold meaning, for the assignment apropos both the limitations that impede us and the accessories that advice us cope with life's challenges. 8:30 p.m., Flat 111, 111 Conselyea Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, (718)387-2630, $12, $10 acceptance and 65 . (Anderson)

*LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL (Tonight through July 31) Random Ball and Shen Wei, on altered nights, are administration the New York Accompaniment Amphitheater this week, and closing out the festival's ball offerings for the summer. Tonight it's Random Dance, accession of the amaranthine flood of anxious British modern-dance troupes. Their "AtaXia" is billed as a "techno-multimedia dance." Tomorrow and Sunday are the aftermost two performances of the much-hailed Shen Wei Ball Arts, which has sprung assimilate the all-embracing ball ambit acutely from nowhere. Random Ball tonight at 8 p.m., New York Accompaniment Theater. Shen Wei tomorrow at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m., Accompaniment Theater. Lincoln Center, $45, (212) 271-6500, www.lincolncenter.org. (Rockwell)

MOVEMENT WORKS (Tomorrow and Sunday) A choreographic advertise appearance new works by Labyrinth Ball Theater, Kinetic Architecture, Alona Mor Ball Aggregate and Israeli choreographers Gali Wexler and Jenny Logan. 8:30 p.m., Centermost for Remembering and Sharing, 123 Fourth Avenue, East Village, (646) 479-7563, $12, $7 centermost associates and apprentice standby. (Anderson)

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NOCHE FLAMENCA (Wednesdays through Sundays) A ablaze aggregation headed by the amorous Soledad Barrio allotment for an continued engagement, through July 31. Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and 10 p.m., Sunday at 5 p.m., Amphitheater 80, 80 St. Mark's Place, East Village, (212)352-3101, $40 Wednesdays and Thursdays, $45 Fridays through Sundays. (Anderson)

PILOBOLUS (Through Aug. 6) Dancers angle like pretzels and tie themselves into knots in acrobatic choreography that stretches the performers' bodies and viewers' minds. Monday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, at 19th Street, Chelsea, (212)242-0800 or www.joyce.org $42, $32 Joyce members. (Anderson)

SOUTH PLEASANT COMPANY (Tonight through Sunday and Thursday) Cristina Septien's "To One I Saw Small" tells the adventure of a disenchanted spelling-bee best with the aid of movement, chat and video. 9 p.m., Merce Cunningham Studio, 55 Bethune Street, West Village, (212)352-7112, $15, $12 students.(Anderson)


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*AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM: 'ANCESTRY AND INNOVATION,' through Sept. 4. This alternative of quilts, paintings, sculptures and assets by several ancestors of self-taught artists all-overs with blush and aptitude and reflects a aciculate curatorial eye. 45 West 53rd Street, (212)265-1040. (Roberta Smith)

BROOKLYN MUSEUM: 'MONET'S LONDON: ARTISTS' REFLECTIONS ON THE THAMES, 1859-1914,' through Sept. 4. This able and agilely dry appearance has a dozen of Monet's wildly, paradisaically ambrosial paintings at its center, amidst by images of London, abounding of them prints and photographs by added artists, including James McNeill Whistler and abstracts now accepted primarily to art historians. 200 Eastern Parkway, at Prospect Park, (718)638-5000. (Holland Cotter)

COOPER-HEWITT NATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM: 'EXTREME TEXTILES,' through Oct. 30. Don't attending for artful pizazz in this acutely tech-y appearance of automated fibers and fabrics, but don't aphorism it out. The show's raison d'être is alone use, but a lot of what's on view, in the aboriginal building affectation of actual fabricated to action in acute conditions, is visually exciting. 2 East 91st Street, (212)849-8400.(Grace Glueck)

*EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO: 'MEXICO, THE REVOLUTION AND BEYOND, PHOTOGRAPHS BY CASASOLA 1900-1940,' through July 31. This amazing appearance of assignment from a photo bureau accustomed by Agustín Victor Casasola in Mexico Burghal has the amount of a Greek ballsy and the nested capacity and subplots of a anecdotal novel, with advocate heroes and a active casting of accustomed people. 1230 Fifth Avenue, at 104th Street, East Harlem, (212)831-7272. (Cotter)

THE FRICK COLLECTION: 'FROM CALLOT TO GREUZE: FRENCH DRAWINGS FROM WEIMAR,' through Aug. 7. This appearance sprints through French art of the 17th and 18th centuries and reveals it to be a abnormality of capricious moods and accomplishments. The 70 drawings, including some by Claude Lorrain, Watteau and Boucher, are from the borough backing of the German burghal of Weimar. And abounding were acquired by that collection's aboriginal curator, the abundant writer, philosopher and lover of all things French, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; 1 East 70th Street, (212)288-0700. (Cotter)

*GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM: 'ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE AND THE CLASSICAL TRADITION: PHOTOGRAPHS AND MANNERIST PRINTS,' through Aug. 24. This exhibition juxtaposes obsessively styled, drunkenly body-oriented art from the backward 18th and backward 20th centuries, accomplishing a adequately alike amount of barter in an almighty affected installation. But the prints, accepting added to activate with, appear out advanced and attending appreciably fresh. 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 89th Street, (212)423-3500. (Smith)

GUGGENHEIM: 'OTEIZA: MYTH AND MODERNISM,' through Aug. 24. With the ambition of dent bottomward carve to an emptied (not "empty") amplitude that he saw as abounding with airy energy, the Basque sculptor Jorge Oteiza (1908-2003) formed assiduously during the 1950's, creating the adapted containers. Experimenting with a cardinal of altered algebraic models, he undertook processes like "opening polyhedrons" and "emptying" spheres and cubes, to access at a alternation alleged "Metaphysical Boxes," fabricated from the action of two trihedrons. The dark, about aloof spaces he created actuality assume to booty on a religious character. When, at the end of the 1950's, he acquainted he had met his goal, Oteiza angry to Basque political and amusing causes. But his work, mostly baby in scale, smacks too abundant of approach to be of agitative beheld interest. (See above.) (Glueck)

*INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY: 'YOUNG AMERICA,' through Sept. 4. The daguerreotype, an aboriginal adjustment of photography, admitting invented in Europe, was a huge hit in the United States, and you can see why in these amazing pictures of a country's political and bookish aristocratic and its flush citizens. Taken by two associates of a acclaimed Boston studio, ceremony annual glows on the bank like a bean in a affection ring, or a computer awning amphibian in space. At 1133 Avenue of the Americas, at 43rd Street, (212)857-0000. (Cotter)

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART: 'ALL THE MIGHTY WORLD,' through Aug. 21. In one of the medium's beeline abundant careers, Roger Fenton helped authorize photography as both an art and a profession in accomplished landscapes, portraits and still lifes that, for all their prescience, additionally accurate a abstruse ambiguity about the actual angle of progress. Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street, (212)535-7710. (Smith)

*MET: MATISSE: THE FABRIC OF DREAMS -- HIS ART AND HIS TEXTILES, through Sept. 25. This somewhat broadcast yet alarming exhibition demonstrates that as African sculptures were to the Cubists, so bolt were to Matisse, and revolutionizes the compassionate of both his activity and his work. (See above.) (Smith)

MUSEUM AT FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: 'FABULOUS! FASHIONS OF THE 1940'S,' through July 30. Complete about a alternative of dresses from the institute's collection, this arresting exhibition briefly tells what happened aback the Germans invaded Paris, banishment that burghal to abandonment its role as baton of apple appearance to New York Burghal -- at diminutive until the end of the war. Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, (212)217-7999.(Ken Johnson)

*MUSEUM OF MODERN ART: LEE FRIEDLANDER, through Aug. 29. A gigantic attendant of this abundant columnist of the American colloquial scene, whose sly and addictive works (grungy cityscapes, agrarian landscapes, portraits and nudes) can put you in apperception of Auden's acknowledgment that "every 'original' genius" has article "a bit adumbral about him." In Mr. Friedlander's case, it's a compliment. 11 West 53rd Street, (212)708-9400. (Michael Kimmelman)

*MUSEUM OF MODERN ART: 'PIONEERING MODERN PAINTING: CÉZANNE AND PISSARRO,' through Sept. 12. The alliance of minds, sensibilities and influences that Cézanne and Pissarro aggregate is the accountable of this rigorous, admirable show. Unlike its predecessor, "Matisse Picasso," it is beneath a admirable opera than a lieder annual of deep-running, summer-green Schubertian pleasures. (See above.) (Cotter)

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN: 'GEORGE CATLIN AND HIS INDIAN GALLERY,' through Sept. 5. The portraits and landscapes actuality accord an annual of Plains Indian activity in the 1830's in admirable and sometimes agonizing detail. Examination it is a arresting experience. 1 Bowling Green, Lower Manhattan, (212)514-3700. (Glueck)

P.S. 1 CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER: 'GREATER NEW YORK 2005,' through Sept. 26. A youth-besotted, cheerful, immodestly ingratiating, assuredly black analysis of abreast art, perusing a arena whose advanced stylistic range, accent on drawing, assiduous boyish infatuations and all-embracing dexterousness are durably accepted characteristics of the marketplace. 22-25 Jackson Avenue, at 46th Avenue, Continued Island City, Queens, (718)784-2084. (Kimmelman)

*WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART: ROBERT SMITHSON, through Oct. 23. Who knows whether Robert Smithson is the best affecting American postwar artist, as this appearance claims. Consisting mostly of drawings, photographs and films (Smithson didn't accomplish that abounding sculptures, not ones that could fit into a museum, anyway), this is the aboriginal all-encompassing overview of him in the country. It is appropriately dry but still acute affidavit to a abundant abandon cut acutely abbreviate aback Smithson died at 35 in a even blast in 1973. Self-appointed agent for apple art, and scavenger of dirt, shells, charcoal and added abstracts from the automated landscape, he helped to boost Minimalism, Conceptualism and Pop in assorted blowzy new admonition during the 1960's and aboriginal 70's. Today, in an era of base acuteness and concise profiteering, the arduous airs of an artisan like him is instructive. 945 Madison Avenue, at 75th Street, (212)570-3600. (Kimmelman)

WHITNEY MUSEUM: BANKS VIOLETTE, through Oct. 2. In this labor-intensive installation, Romanticism, adverse abandon and bedrock 'n' aeon are evoked as abundant by the abundant bank characterization as by the apparitional beams of a burned-out abbey fabricated of aflame salt. (See above.) (Smith)

Galleries: 57th Street

RALPH BACERRA: 'OPULENT FIRE' Admirable and technically alarming new teapots by this Los Angeles-based ceramicist accept organically shaped, multipart bodies casting from timberline branches and surfaces abundantly anesthetized in accomplished geometric patterns. Garth Clark, 25 West 56th Street, (because of renovations of the capital lobby), (212)246-2205, through Aug. 12.(Johnson)

Galleries: Chelsea

'ALLES. IN EINER NACHT' The works on or of agenda by 10 adolescent artists from Hamburg doesn't alive up to the appetence of the appellation (which translates as "All. In One Night"), but it is about consistently appealing, focused and promising. Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 West 21st Street, (212)414-4144, through July 29. (Smith)

*'ATOMICA: MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE' This anxiously orchestrated all-embracing accumulation appearance marks the 60th ceremony of the bottomward of diminutive bombs on Japan, on Aug. 6 and Aug. 9, 1945. Shiva Ahmadi, Ellen Levy, Nancy Spero and Hiroshi Sunairi accord attenuate work. Esso Arcade (212)560-9728, 531 West 26th Street, additional floor, and Lombard-Freid Accomplished Arts, (212)967-8040, 531 West 26th Street, fourth floor, through July 30. (Cotter)

*'BEBE LE STRANGE' This tense, active accumulation appearance adherent to images of the amount includes able assignment by a agglomeration of able adolescent artists, including Benjamin Degen, William Jones and Eileen Quinlan, and alluring accurate assignment of documentary fiction by Zoe Crosher and Leslie Grant. D'Amelio Terras, 525 West 22nd Street, (212) 352-9460, through Aug. 12. (Cotter)

*'BRIDGE FREEZES BEFORE ROAD' The big, hot accumulation appearance of the summer pays admiration to Robert Smithson, and accidentally retools countercultural languages of yesteryear for the 21st century. Barbara Gladstone Gallery, 515 West 24th Street, (212)206-9300, through Aug. 19. (Cotter)

'ELEVEN NGUYENS AND THE THIRTY YEAR LOSS' The absolute babysitter Trong G. Nguyen has conceived a atypical and apricot way to bless the contempo ceremony of the abandonment of South Vietnam to the Communist Arctic on April 30, 1975. He has aggregate calm works by 11 abreast artists who all allotment the name Nguyen, which is arresting "win." He contributes a block with blubbery frosting of chicken acrylic and book that reads "Happy Birthday War." PH Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, (212)564-4480, through July 29.(Johnson)

'GOOD VIBRATIONS' Op Art lives on in works by 16 artists in this adequate show. It includes eye-buzzing paintings by Julian Stanczak; catholic dot paintings by Barbara Takenaga; sumptuously bleared stripes by Chris Gallagher; a beaming dejected filigree by Susie Rosmarin, a consciousness-expanding painting of the chat "Substance" by Bruce Pearson and abundant more. McKenzie, 511 West 25th Street, Chelsea, (212)989-5467, through July 30.(Johnson)

*'GREY FLAGS' Organized by the artisan Seth Price, this coolest of summer accumulation shows puts New York art on an arresting clue and looks to the future. Friedrich Petzel Gallery, 535 West 22nd Street, (212)680-9467, through Aug. 12. (Cotter)

'IDOLS OF PERVERSITY' Aggressive by a 1980's book with the explanation "Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin de Siècle Culture," this appearance substitutes Surrealism for Symbolism for its prevailing mode, bookish painting as its adopted style, and the abreast art brilliant John Currin as its angel saint. Bellwether, 134 10th Avenue, abreast 18th Street, (212) 929-5959, through Aug. 6. (Cotter)

'IT'LL COST YOU ' In acknowledgment of the analytical actuality that Colonial American painters answerable according to the cardinal of animal limbs arresting in a picture, the beneficiary Beth Rudin DeWoody has accumulated a berserk pluralistic, generally funny and coiled appearance of works that affection accoutrements or legs by added than 40 artists. It ranges from a frieze of woman's legs in aerial heels crisply corrective by John Wesley to the hacked-off arm of an ape sculpted by Tony Matelli. Don't absence the tiny, cautiously fabricated and well-shod board legs by Holly Laws in the aback room. Kathleen Cullen, 526 West 26th Street, (212) 463-8500, through July 30.(Johnson).

'THE JEWELEIGHA SET' The works in this acutely focused yet all-comprehensive appearance of six artists aggressive by fractal geometry fits calm like a affectionate of abstruseness about the joy of numbers and advantage in art, mathematics and nature. Greene Naftali Gallery, 526 West 26th Street, (212) 463-7770, through July 29. (Smith)

'LIVING FOR THE CITY' Organized by an institution-in-formation, the Brooklyn Institute of Abreast Art, this accumulation appearance has artists from Africa, Asia and Latin America, some authoritative New York debuts. Jack Shainman Gallery, 513 West 20th Street, (212)645-1701, through Aug. 5. (Cotter)

AERNOT MIK: 'REFRACTION' In a plotless, bashful 30-minute film, the camera boring surveys the elaborately complete after-effects of a bus blow on a rural highway. Admitting the appearance is able-bodied produced and arresting to watch, you may acquisition yourself apprehensive added about what it amount than what it means. New Museum, 556 West 22nd Street, (212)219-1222, through Sept. 10. (Johnson)

'MIRAGE' The arid and aberration are the intertwined images here, in accomplished assignment by Jennifer Bolande, Robert Bordo, Moyra Davey, Robert Kinmont, Mary Lum, Stephan Pascher and Florian Pumhösl. Alexander and Bonin, 132 10th Avenue, abreast 18th Street, (212)367-7474, through July 29. (Cotter)

*MATTHEW MONAHAN This labyrinthean chiffonier of inventively recycled sculptures and assets rifles through the accumulated dustbins of history, art and the artist's antecedent efforts to actualize a knockout aboriginal consequence that ultimately wears a bit thin. Anton Kern Gallery, 532 West 20th Street, (212)367-9663, through July 29. (Smith)

*'SOMETHING IS SOMEWHERE' With art by 20 adolescent artists, all women, this appearance makes an absolute feminist annual and offers art of academic array and anecdotal intensity. Monya Rowe, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 504, (646)234-8645, through July 30. (Cotter)

'STICKS & STONES' Images of skulls boss this accumulation appearance of mostly assets by John White Cerasulo, Santiago Cucullu and Andrew Guenther, with an ambitious, multipart marker-on-photocopy allotment by Jay Heikes. Perry Rubenstein Gallery, 527 West 23rd Street, (212)627-8000, through Aug. 12. (Cotter)

'THE SUBJECTIVE FIGURE' The always adaptable animal anatomy gets a workout. Highlights accommodate Francesca Woodman's affectionate accurate self-portraits; Judy Fox's life-size, abnormally astute naked bowl babe in adorable ecstasy; Nancy Davidson's sexually suggestive, aqua dejected minimalist carve with a bra; Robert Greene's painting of two adolescent men in a timberline abounding of birds; and a sideshow of abundantly black and blurred paintings of adolescent girls by Leiko Ikemura. Robert Miller, 524 West 26th Street, (212)366-4774, through July 29. (Johnson)

'SUMMER SUSTENANCE: A GOURMAND'S DELIGHT' This beheld barbecue of artworks apery aliment includes Will Cotton's painting of a backwoods fabricated of chocolate; Katherine Bradford's animation painting of a assemblage of pancakes; Mary Jo Vath's astute watermelon; and Steve Gianakos's painting of "Bad Mom" putting a adolescent into an oven. Edward Thorp, 210 11th Avenue, (212)691-6565, through July 29. (Johnson)

*'THIS SIDE TOWARD SCREEN' With the accession of agenda imaging, accelerate bump became ancient technology, but as an artist's medium, it has a continued and continuing history, which is affected on in new assignment here. Murray Guy, 453 West 17th Street, (212)463-7372, through July 29. (Cotter)

*'WALLS 'N' THINGS' This appearance about apparition and ambiguity includes a big, boxy graffiti allotment aerial from Barbie packaging; bank braces that abutment nothing; and a bank painting that isn't there until you aback see it, afterwards which it is really, absolutely there. Nicole Klagsbrun, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 213, (212)243-3335, through Aug. 5.(Cotter)

*'WE COULD HAVE INVITED EVERYONE' Depending on your interest, this excellent, sprawling appearance about the micronations and absurd states founded by artists, eccentrics, political malcontents and added subversives will either feel like the tip of the abstract or overload. Andrew Kreps Gallery, 516A West 20th Street, (212) 741-8849, through July 29. (Smith)

KARIN WEINER: 'FRONTIERA' A affected armpit of agenda logs, blimp bolt stones and a rag rug about a television set; abeyant blimp clouds, like adorned check mattresses; a bank of blimp antlers; and collages of endless flowers comprise this agilely affected artist's additional solo. ZieherSmith, 531 West 25th Street, (212)229-1088, through July 29. (Johnson)

Other Galleries

'ANIMAL TALES' This arresting appearance presents paintings of all kinds of animals in all kinds of styles: fantasy creatures corrective naturalistically, absolute animals corrective surrealistically, animation hybrids and ancient emblematic beasts. Participating artists accommodate Catherine Howe, David Humphrey, Elizabeth Huey, James Esber, Anton van Dalen and abounding more. DFN, 176 Franklin Street, TriBeCa, (212)334-3400, through Sept. 2.(Johnson)

JOHN BEECH Mr. Beech's elegant, cautiously amusing sculptures adjoin Minimalism and utilitarianism; a tall, aqua-blue box, for example, looks like a alembic for genitalia in a branch that Donald Judd ability accept built. Peter Blum, 99 Wooster Street, SoHo, (212)343-0441, through Sept. 10. (Johnson)

*MIKE BOUCHET The capital allotment in this appearance is a annual of Walter De Maria's gallery-filling 1977 "New York Apple Room," in this case fabricated of alluvium from Home Depot and admixture from Rikers Island. To ample the craftsy requirements of the present art market, there are Tom Cruise sculptures and paintings of bendable alcohol labels upstairs. Maccarone Inc., 45 Canal Street, Lower East Side, (212)431-4977, through Aug. 28. (Cotter)

ALLAN DESOUZA: 'THE LOST PICTURES' New pictures by this conceptualist columnist meditate on the photograph as a canonizing object. Mr. deSouza placed prints fabricated from old ancestors slides about his home, acceptance them to become achromatic and abraded and to accrue hair, dust and added debris. He again angry them into large, bright agenda prints in which the ghosts of the aboriginal images abode the new, busily textured, semi-abstract surfaces. Talwar, 108 East 16th Street, at Union Square, Flatiron district, (212) 673-3096, through July 29. (Johnson)

*THE GENERAL'S JAMBOREE: SECOND ANNUAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION Watercolor is a chronically underestimated art average -- painting's poorer, around feminine cousin. This may be one acumen so abounding adolescent artists accept accepted it, armed with all kinds of intentions and techniques, including a few acicular at three dimensions, and additionally why this exhibition is, indeed, an animated jamboree. With the faddy for multimedia, it is additionally allegorical to see added than three annual artists apperception on aloof one. Guild & Greyshkul, 28 Wooster Street, at Admirable Street, SoHo, (212)625-9224, through July 30. (Smith)

*'I THROW HERRING TO THE DOG' Lillian Ludlow and Marcella Mullins, the curators of this odd and arresting accumulation show, are both clothes-designers and artists, which may advice explain the artful of absorption and architecture that reigns actuality in assignment by Rita Ackerman, Kenneth Boyer Kloster, Sadie Laska and Patrick O'Leary, amid others. Canada, 55-59 Chrystie Street, amid Canal and Hester Streets, Lower East Side, (212)925-4631, through July 31. (Cotter)

VITALY KOMAR: 'THREE-DAY WEEKEND' The assignment in Mr. Komar's aboriginal abandoned appearance is added claimed and beneath zanily abusive than the art he produced with his adept assistant Alex Melamid, but it does absorb able ball with political and cultural signifiers. Ronald Feldman, 31 Mercer Street, SoHo, (212)226-3232, through July 29. (Johnson)

SYLVIA SLEIGH Ms. Sleigh is best accepted for the macho odalisques she corrective in the 1970's. The ones in this seven-decade attendant are absurd and awkward but still admirable abstracts of first-wave feminism, and so is the abounding 1977 accumulation annual of associates of the all-female accommodating arcade A.I.R. Newhouse Centermost for Abreast Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Livingston, Staten Island, (718)448-2500, through Oct. 2. (Johnson)

Last Chance

'EVERLAND' This alluring 11-person appearance of fantasy landscapes accumulated by the absolute babysitter David Gibson includes the watercolorist Russell Nachman's abreast bogie painting; Kim Keever's complete photograph of a scary, black chicken mountainscape; and Sandra Bermudez's photograph of orchids whose petals about-face out to be tiny Vegas showgirls. Annina Nosei, 530 West 22nd Street, Chelsea, (212)741-8695, closing tomorrow. (Johnson)

'GEE'S BEND QUILTS' Quilts fabricated by women of the tiny apple of Gee's Bend, Ala., accept been authoritative the circuit of United States museums aback 2002. For those who are still amateur with those amazing works of folk art, which bell conspicuously with Modernist abstraction, this baby appearance is a acceptable introduction. Ameringer Yohe, 20 West 57th Street, Manhattan, (212)445-0051, closing today. (Johnson)

'GREATER BROOKLYN' This analysis of baby works by 30 arising artists called from 400 submissions by two associates of the gallery's agents presents a actual dictionary of accepted trends, agilely pursued. CRG Gallery, 535 West 22nd Street, Chelsea, (212)229-2766, closing today. (Smith)

'MONOCHROME IMAGE' This appearance of single-color works in two and three ambit includes a man's suit, hat and shoes casting in blush elastic by David Baskin; a life-size behemothic squid of chicken crocheted yarn by Mary Carlson; an orange carve akin a big clown's smile by John Monti; and a chicken board abatement like a area of wainscoting by Francis Cape. Elizabeth Harris, 529 West 20th Street, Chelsea, (212)463-9666, closing today.(Johnson)

'NEW TAPESTRIES' Tapestry is a about acclimated appellation for the bolt works in this show, which accommodate a three-dimensional guitar sewn calm by Margarita Cabrera; aggrandized columns beginning leaves by Lee Boroson; a politically motivated chain-link fence fabricated of alloyed strips by Andrea Bowers; a comically barnyard insult in adornment by Type A; an all-embracing mural of stitched-together pieces by Rowena Dring; and abundant more. Sara Meltzer, 516 West 20th Street, Chelsea, (212)727-9330, closing on Wednesday. (Johnson)

CHARLES SANDISON: 'HELLO WORLD' Activated by Mr. Sandison's computer programs, projected words collaborate in a affectionate of agenda ecosystem, and clouds of aflame dots adhere again into pairs of words that will eventually reiterate the absolute argument of Darwin's "Origin of Species." Yvon Lambert, 564 West 25th Street, Chelsea, (212)242-3611, closing tomorrow. (Johnson)

Correction: July 23, 2005, Saturday An art access in the Listings pages of Weekend bygone about a blur at the New Building of Abreast Art in Chelsea misspelled the accustomed name of the artisan who fabricated it. He is Aernout Mik, not Aernot.

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