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<cal1>THURSDAY/Nov. 21

<cal2>New Censation will perform at Blue Parrot, located in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, at 7 p.m. Free for hotel guests; $5 for the general public. Call 703-971-8900.

Roger Henderson performs at 8 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Niacin (with Billy Sheehan, Dennis Chambers and John Novello), The Charles Wright Trio will perform at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors open at 7 p.m. Age 21 and up. $20.

"The Sting" by David Rogers, based on the screenplay "The Sting" by David Ward. 7:30 p.m., in the Robinson Secondary Russell Theatre, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets $7 presale and $10 at the door. For more information, call 703-426-2123 or visit www.robinsondrama.org.

FamilySearch Introduction. 2 p.m., Fairfax City Regional Library.

Recital: Ina Mirtcheva. 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Harris Theater.

The Fairfax Antique Arts Association meeting. 7 p.m., at Oak View School, 5004 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Paul Feng will speak about tole painted kitchen ware. All are invited. Free. 703-323-4803.

Boogie Hawg will perform 9:30 p.m., at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717. www.fatsfairfax.com.

DJ Greg. 10-11:30 p.m., at the Rhodeside Grill, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Family and Friends. Stories and activities for ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road. 703-246-2281.

Celebrations! Stories, activities and a craft. Ages 3-5 with adult. 1 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

CAGS (Calling All Guys). All-male book discussion group. Guys 12-16 with adult male. 7 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Pohick Picnickers. Bring a brown bag lunch and listen to stories. All ages. 11:30 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

<cal1>FRIDAY/Nov. 22

<cal2>"A Christmas Carol, The Opera" presented by the Virginia Opera. 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Center for the Arts in Fairfax. Tickets and information: 703-993-2787. Single ticket prices: $42-$78.

New Censation will perform at Blue Parrot, located in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, at 9 p.m. Free for hotel guests; $5 for the general public. Call 703-971-8900.

Roger Henderson performs 8:30 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Bingo. 7:30 p.m., at Fire Station 3 in Fairfax City. 703-385-7877.

Old Town Hall Performance Series: The Chromatics. 8 p.m., at 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-352-ARTS.

Blind Guardian, Symphony X, Division will perform at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors open at 7 p.m. All ages. $20.

Bob Dylan will perform at the George Mason University Patriot Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 and are available by calling 202-432-SEAT, 703-573-SEAT or 410-481-SEAT.

"The Sting" by David Rogers, based on the screenplay "The Sting" by David Ward. 7:30 p.m., in the Robinson Secondary Russell Theatre, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets $7 presale and $10 at the door. For more information, call 703-426-2123 or visit www.robinsondrama.org.

GMU Players — Studio Series "Wyrd Sisters." 8 p.m., at the Black Box at George Mason University. Free.

"The Chromatics." 8 p.m., at Old Town Hall in the City of Fairfax.

JAH WORKS will perform at 9:30 p.m., at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717. www.fatsfairfax.com.

Open Mike Night. 7:30-8:30 p.m., at Borders, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-359-8420.

33 West, Urban Style and Big Meanie. 10 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

"Bye Bye Birdie." 8 p.m., at Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road in Springfield. For more information or reservations, call 703-924-8438.

Laura Mann, soprano, will perform her musical repertoire from opera and musical theater and special selections from her award-winning tour "In a Woman's Voice." 8 p.m., in the Harris Theatre on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Free. For more information, call 703-993-1380.

Job Fair. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield.

Andrew McKnight and Mary Byrd Brown will perform at the Medium Rare Cafe of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax. 8 p.m. $12/tickets at door. For more information, call 703-549-1653.

<cal1>SATURDAY/NOV. 23

<cal2>National Family Volunteer Day. Families across the country are encouraged to participate in service projects to better the community. Families in Fairfax can donate clothing, linens and blankets, create Thanksgiving holiday boxes for Fairfax families in need or participate in the Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon. To register, contact Judith Silverstein at 703-246-3460.

New Censation will perform at Blue Parrot, located in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, at 9 p.m. Free for hotel guests; $5 for the general public. Call 703-971-8900.

Roger Henderson performs at 8:30 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

CPR Training Class. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Fire Station 3 in Fairfax City. Reservations required. 703-385-7940.

Dickey Betts and Great Southern will perform at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 21 and up. $28.

"The Sting" by David Rogers, based on the screenplay "The Sting" by David Ward. 7:30 p.m., in the Robinson Secondary Russell Theatre, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets $7 presale and $10 at the door. For more information, call 703-426-2123 or visit www.robinsondrama.org.

Silent Auction hosted by Robinson Drama. 5-8 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. The auction will raise funds for the Drama Troupe’s performances in Scotland at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival performance in summer 2003. For more information, call 703-426-2123 or visit www.robinsondrama.org.

"The Nutcracker" presented by the Burke Civic Ballet at 2 and 7 p.m., at the Ernst Cultural Center Theater at the Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale campus. The dancers range in age from 3 to adults and include all levels from beginners to professional dancers. Ticket prices are $13 for children and seniors and $16 for adults. Group prices are available for organized groups. For ticket purchase, call 703-323-0101 or call 703-425-5599 for more information.

GMU Players — Studio Series "Wyrd Sisters." 8 p.m., at the Black Box at George Mason University. Free.

Recital: Katerina Souvorova. 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Harris Theater.

Burke Conservancy 25th Anniversary Wine Tasting Social. The 4-9 p.m. event will be hosted by the Washington Wine Academy at the Ponds Community Center, 9837 Burke Pond Lane, Burke. The entrance fee is $15 and includes a souvenir Burke Centre 25th Anniversary wine glass and printed wine descriptions and information for participants to take home. Since this is an adult social, only 21 and older will be served. Identification may be requested. Purchase tickets at www.WashingtonWineAcademy.org. Entrance tickets will also be for sale at the door.

Moose Attack will perform 9:30 p.m., at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717. www.fatsfairfax.com.

How to receive free gift money to buy a home. A free workshop on “How to Use the Nonprofit Nehemiah Gift Program to Become a Homeowner” will take place 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fairfax Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Call 800-362-3878, code 4164.

Jebus & Taylor. 10 p.m., at the Firehouse Grill, 3988 University Drive, Fairfax.

Jackie Gino. 10-11:30 p.m., at the Rhodeside Grill, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Fairview Elementary Zany Brainy Day. Fairview Elementary benefits by receiving 10 percent off purchases at Zany Brainy, Fairfax Town Center, 12180 West Ox Road, Fairfax. 12-6 p.m.

Fidel. 10 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

"Bye Bye Birdie." 7:30 p.m., at Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road in Springfield. For more information or reservations, call 703-924-8438.

Microsoft PowerPoint. Learn how to put together an attractive presentation using this software. Age 12 and up. 2 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road. 703-246-2281.

Fight the Flu. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Shots $20 or Medicare Part B; must be 18 or older. For pneumonia shots ($25) must be 65 or older. Call Inova toll-free for details: 877-895-5284. Adults.

Fight the Flu. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Shots $20 or Medicare Part B; must be 18 or older. For pneumonia shots ($25) must be 65 or older. Call Inova toll-free for details: 877-895-5284. Adults.

Best Bets for Kids. Parents will learn about sources for good children's books, read-aloud techniques and reading levels. 3 p.m., at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Adults.

Lee District Craft Show. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Lee District RECenter. The craft show will feature over 100 area artisans offering handmade crafts, including pottery, woodwork, jewelry, quilts, clothing, art and photography. Admission is $2 per person; children 12 and under are free. For more information, call 703-922-9841.

<cal1>SUNDAY/Nov. 24

<cal2>Brook Yoder performs at 8:30 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

"The Nutcracker" presented by the Burke Civic Ballet at 2 p.m., at the Ernst Cultural Center Theater at the Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale campus. The dancers range in age from 3 to adults and include all levels from beginners to professional dancers. Ticket prices are $13 for children and seniors and $16 for adults. Group prices are available for organized groups. For ticket purchase, call 703-323-0101 or call 703-425-5599 for more information.

"A Christmas Carol, the Opera" presented by the Virginia Opera. 2 p.m., at the George Mason University Center for the Arts in Fairfax. Tickets and information: 703-993-2787. Single ticket prices: $42-$78.

GMU Players — Studio Series "Wyrd Sisters." 2 p.m., at the Black Box at George Mason University. Free.

10th Burke Annual Crop Walk to raise money for Hunger, Disaster Relief. 2 p.m. People in the Crop Walk raise money by collecting pledges from sponsors. Sponsor envelopes can be obtained from participating congregations or be calling Janet Smith at 703-455-9025. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. at Living Savior Lutheran Church, Fairfax Station, where the Crop Walk begins. The 4-mile walk ends at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, Burke.

Inova Blood Drive and Flu Shot Clinic. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Springfield Christian Church, 5407 Backlick Road, Springfield. A photo ID is required for blood donation. A registered nurse will administer flu shots from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The cost of the flu shot will be $12. Most medical insurance will cover this cost. Medicare Part B is accepted as payment in full for the flu shot. Bring Medicare card. For more information or to make an appointment, call 703-354-4994. Walk-in blood donors will be accepted as space permits. Appointments are not needed for flu shots.

A Holiday Artisans Faire, featuring hand-painted items by a group of local artists. 12-4 p.m. at the Apple Tree Decorative Painting Studio, Port Royal Road, Springfield. For more information, call 703-321-9311.

Choral Concert. The GMU Women's Chorale and the Annapolis Christian School Girls Chorus will perform a program of classical and contemporary music. 3 p.m., in the Harris Theatre on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 students/seniors. Tickets: 703-218-6500. Information: 703-993-1380.

Lee District Craft Show. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Lee District RECenter. The craft show will feature over 100 area artisans offering handmade crafts, including pottery, woodwork, jewelry, quilts, clothing, art and photography. Admission is $2 per person; children 12 and under are free. For more information, call 703-922-9841.

Cy Richardson is having his annual dance party for all past and current dance students from 4-7 p.m., (after Redskins game) at the Oaks Community Center, 5708 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. The dance, snacks, refreshments and a special short lesson will be $10 per person. Sign up for the event no later than Nov. 21. Call Cy at 703-250-5360.

The University of South Carolina Chorus Concert. 4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5800 Backlick Road, Springfield. This 45-voice chorus directed by Larry Wyatt will present “What Sweeter Music,” a program of Christmas music.

<cal1>MONDAY/Nov. 25

<cal2>Open Mike. 8 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Planet X (featuring Derek Sherinian of Dream Theatre, Virgil Donati and Tony MacAlpine), Land of Chocolate will perform at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. All ages. $15.

Dave and Jerome of Fidel. 10 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

<cal1>Tuesday/Nov. 26

<cal2>Singer/storyteller Mr. Knick Knack brings his magical mix of stories, songs and fun for children. 11 a.m., at Borders, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-359-8420.

Battle of the Bands. 10 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Flu Shots, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Shots $20 or Medicare Part B; must be 18 or older. For pneumonia shots ($25) must be 65 or older. For more information, call 877-895-5284.

Two-Riffic Twos. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 10:30 a.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

<cal1>WEDNESDAY/Nov. 27

<cal2>Classified will perform at Blue Parrot, located in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, at 7 p.m. Free for hotel guests; $5 for the general public. Call 703-971-8900.

Denials Final Answer, The Dreamscapes Project and two bands TBA will perform at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. All ages. $8 advance/$10 at door.

Feastivities for ages 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library.

Gerber will perform 9:30 p.m., at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717. www.fatsfairfax.com.

Kelly Belly Band. 10 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Thanksgiving Eve Worship. 7:30 p.m., Fairfax Presbyterian Church, 10723 Main St., Fairfax. The Rev. Al Butzer will preach, and the combined choirs of Fairfax and Providence Presbyterian churches will offer music. Call 703-273-5300.

<cal1>THURSDAY/Nov. 28

<cal2>Brevity, Ethix, Urban Style will perform at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. All ages. $8 advance/$10 at door.

Boogie Hawg will perform at 9:30 p.m., at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717. www.fatsfairfax.com.

DJ Greg. 10-11:30 p.m., at the Rhodeside Grill, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Rotoglow. 10 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Thanksgiving Day Service. 10:30 a.m., First Church of Christ, Scientist, 5315 Backlick Road, Springfield. The public is invited to attend the service. Call 703-941-7540.

<cal1>FRIDAY/Nov. 29

<cal2>An American Tribute: "Appalachian Spring," "The Cowboy’s Overture" and more great American music. Performed by the George Mason University Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m., at Center for the Arts George Mason University, Corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets: $7 and $5. Call 703-218-6500 or 703-993-1380.

Classified will perform at Blue Parrot, located in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, at 9 p.m. Free for hotel guests; $5 for the general public. Call 703-971-8900.

Bingo. 7:30 p.m., at Fire Station 3 in Fairfax City. 703-385-7877.

John Mayer will perform at the George Mason University Patriot Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are available by calling 202-432-SEAT, 703-573-SEAT or 410-481-SEAT.

Ordinary Way will perform at 9:30 p.m., at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717. www.fatsfairfax.com.

The Kennedys will perform folk/rock. 7:30-9:30 p.m., at Borders, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-359-8420.

Combination. 10 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Fairfax Ballet presents a full-length performance of "The Nutcracker." 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax High School Theatre. Ticket information is available by calling 703-378-7706 or at www.fairfaxballet.com. Special discounted group sales are available. Tickets may be purchased via phone, mail order or at The Russell School of Ballet, located at 14119-O Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly Tickets will also be available one hour before performance at Fairfax High School Theatre.

<cal1>SATURDAY/Nov. 30

<cal2>Classified will perform at Blue Parrot, located in the Springfield Hilton, 6550 Loisdale Road in Springfield, at 9 p.m. Free for hotel guests; $5 for the general public. Call 703-971-8900.

Funny Money (with Steve Whiteman of Kix), The Wrecking Crew, Residents of the New World, Scarred Visions will perform at Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road in Springfield. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. 21 and up. $10.

"The Nutcracker" performed by the Washington Ballet. 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the George Mason Center for the Arts. Tickets: $42-$22. For tickets, call 202-432-SEAT or visit www.washingtonballet.org.

Niki Barr will perform 9:30 p.m., at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717. www.fatsfairfax.com.

Countershade. 10-11:30 p.m., at the Rhodeside Grill, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

EBO and Discovery will perform at 10 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Fairfax Ballet presents a full-length performance of "The Nutcracker." 2 and 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax High School Theatre. Ticket information is available by calling 703-378-7706 or at www.fairfaxballet.com. Special discounted group sales are available. Tickets may be purchased via phone, mail order or at The Russell School of Ballet, located at 14119-O Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly. Tickets will also be available one hour prior to performance at Fairfax High School Theatre.

<cal1>SUNDAY/Dec. 1

<cal2>Brook Yoder performs at 8:30 p.m., at Kate's Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road in Springfield. For more information, call 703-866-0860.

Fairfax Ballet presents a full-length performance of "The Nutcracker." 2:30 p.m., at the Fairfax High School Theatre. Ticket information is available by calling 703-378-7706 or at www.fairfaxballet.com. Special discounted group sales are available. Tickets may be purchased via phone, mail order or at The Russell School of Ballet, located at 14119-O Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly. Tickets will also be available one hour prior to performance at Fairfax High School Theatre.

The Capital Wind Symphony Concert. 3 p.m., at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Tickets: $10/adults; $6/students and senior citizens. Children 6 and under free. For more information, call 703-938-3521.

Conservancy's Hanukah Happening, 11 a.m., Commons Community Center. Registration required by calling 703-978-2928, or e-mail: diane@burkecentre.org. Sing songs, light candles, dance the hora, and spin dreidels. Open to everyone, registration is required. Call the Conservancy at 703-978-2928 by Nov. 25 to register.