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<lst>To have community events listed free in the Fairfax Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Joy Allen at fairfax@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday before publication. Photos/artwork encouraged.

<cal1>THURSDAY/MAY 1

<cal2>Federal Focus Jazz Band Concert. 7 p.m., at the Old Town Hall, Fairfax. Free.

GMU Dance Company Concert. 8 p.m., at the GMU Dance Performance Studio. $7 general/$5 students, staff and seniors.

AVT Student Show, "Chambers of Wonder," opening reception, 4:30 p.m., in the GMU Fine Arts Building Gallery.

Daytime Book Club. "The Ladies Auxiliary," by Tova Mirvis. 12:15 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. Call 703-339-4610.

Tiny Tots. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities. 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Ages 13-17 months with adult. Call 703-644-7333.

Tak for Alt: Survival of the Human Spirit. Producer Laura Bialis and Holocaust survivor Judy Meisel screen film and take questions. Sponsored by the Friends of Pohick Library, 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Ages 13 and older. Call 703-644-7333.

"Footloose." 7:30 p.m., at West Springfield High School. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 703-913-3934 for more information.

"A Piece of My Heart." 7:30 p.m., at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Tickets are $7 in advance, $8 at the door. A Lake Braddock Theatre production.

Spring bedding plant sale. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at Fairfax High School, in "the commons." FHS horticulture students will sell 15,000 annuals grown in their greenhouse. Call 703-219-2200.

<cal1>FRIDAY/MAY 2

<cal2>"My Fair Lady." 7:30 p.m., in the Russell Theatre, Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. For more information on tickets and other aspects of Robinson Drama Department visit www.robinsondrama.org, or call the Black Box Theatre Office at 703-426-2123

GMU Dance Company Concert. 8 p.m., at the GMU Dance Performance Studio. $7 general/$5 students, staff and seniors.

Fairfax High School Academy Showcase. 7:30 p.m., at Fairfax High School. Free.

Voices in the Glen Storytelling Festival. 8 p.m., at the Old Town Hall, Fairfax. $5 for all, call Gary Lloyd at 703-968-4746 or visit www.voicesintheglen.org.

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

Choralis presents Mendelssohn's "Elijah" with orchestra and soloists Allison Meincke, soprano; Robert Petillo, tenor; Robin Ray, contralto; and Kerry Wilkerson, baritone. 8 p.m., at The Falls Church (Episcopal), 115 E. Fairfax St., Falls Church. Tickets: $25, $20, $17/senior and student. Call 703-237-2499 or visit www.choralis.org.

"M.A.S.H." 7:30 p.m., at W. T. Woodson High School in Fairfax. Tickets: $5 in advance and senior citizens, $7 at the door. For more information, call 703-503-4759.

"Footloose." 7:30 p.m., at West Springfield High School. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 703-913-3934 for more information.

"A Piece of My Heart." 8 p.m., at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Tickets are $7 in advance, $8 at the door. A Lake Braddock Theatre production.

"The Odd Couple(s)," female version of Neil Simon's classic play. 8 p.m., at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Admission is $7. Call 703-924-8438.

7th Annual Music Scholarship Concert. 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Braddock Road and Route 123, Fairfax. The concert features winners of the 2003 concerto competition with the George Mason Symphony Orchestra and the George Mason University Choir performing Verdi choruses. Host will be Dan DeVany of WETA 90.9 FM. Tickets are $15/adults, $8/students and seniors. Group rates available. Call 703-218-6500.

<cal1> Saturday/May 3

<cal2>Northern Virginia Volksmarchers sponsor a non-competitive Volksmarch. Registration: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Walk will finish by 4 p.m. Two 10-K walking trails, one highlighting the activities and sites of Fairfax’s Civil War Weekend, the other featuring city parks and trails, will be open to walkers of all ages. Both trails offer 5-K options. A pair of New Balance shoes will be raffled off in support of the American Volksport Association. For more information visit http://pollow.com/nvvc or call Barry Plott at 703-352-5135. Free.

"My Fair Lady." 7:30 p.m., in the Russell Theatre, Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. For more information on tickets and other aspects of Robinson Drama Department visit www.robinsondrama.org, or call the Black Box Theatre Office at 703-426-2123

Bog Wanderers Ceili Band. 7 p.m., at the Old Town Hall. Admission: $10. For information, call 703-978-8265.

GMU Opera Theater Performance, presented by Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts. 8 p.m., at GMU's Harris Theater. Free. Call GMU Music Department for more information at 703-993-1380.

GMU Dance Company Concert. 8 p.m., at the GMU Dance Performance Studio. $7 general/$5 students, staff and seniors.

Plant Sale. The Robinson Crew Team is hosting a plant sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Terra Centre Elementary School, 6000 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke. For more information, contact Sarah Pichardo at cap2@erols.com.

Another Side of Silence and Dusk at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages, $8 in advance, $10 at the door. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Downtown Fairfax Coalition Community Market. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 10500 Main St. Call 703-430-6164 for more information.

Fairfax Civil War Weekend. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., at Blenheim Estate, 3610 Old Lee Highway. Must purchase tickets. Call 703-385-8414 for more information.

Fairfax Art League meeting. 1-4 p.m., at the Wood Complex. Call 703-352-ARTS for more information.

La Leche League of Burke meeting. 9:30 a.m., at the Burke Presbyterian Church on Oak Leather Drive. The group offers help and support to mothers who are currently or are planning to breastfeed. Expectant and new mothers are encouraged to attend. The lead topic will be the advantages of breastfeeding for both mother and baby. The meeting is free; babies are welcome. Contact Leslie at 703-256-2854 or Marisa at 703-323-7301 with any questions.

Robert N. Macomber, author of "At the Edge of Honor." 2 p.m., at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade, Fairfax. Macomber will discuss the naval Civil War and sign copies of his new book, "Point of Honor." For more information, visit www.robertmacomber.com.

One World, Many Voices: displays and special events celebrating community diversity. 11 a.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. All ages. Call 703-293-6227.

Sophie the Performing Dog. "A live canine plays basketball, music and more. 11 a.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. All ages. Call 703-339-4610.

Introduction to Uilleann Pipes Workshop. 12 p.m., at the John C. Wood Center. Uilleann pipes virtuoso Mark Hillman gives beginning lessons in a workshop on three successive Saturdays. Free. Call 703-978-8265.

Voices in the Glen Storytelling Workshops. 12 p.m., at the Old Town Hall, Fairfax. Admission: Single ticket price is $8 for any two workshops (includes entrance to 3-5 p.m. concert); $5 concert. For more information, call Gary Lloyd at 703-968-4746 or visit www.voicesintheglen.org.

Art Show and Auction. 6 p.m., at St. Peter's in the Woods Episcopal Church. Framed art includes oils, watercolors and prints offered by Avatas Galleries. Admission is $15 per person, two for $25. Admission includes refreshments. Door prizes to be raffled include a timeshare getaway and good and services from local merchants. Auction begins at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 703-503-9210.

"Sounds of Spring: A celebration of community through the diversity of music." Combination Cinco de Mayo/Mother's Day Celebration and Race For The Cure registration. Featuring Latin band and grilled garden quesidillas and fajitas. 4 p.m., at Whole Foods Market in Springfield, 8402 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield.

"M.A.S.H." 7:30 p.m., at W. T. Woodson High School in Fairfax. Tickets: $5 advance sales and senior citizens, $7 at the door. For more information, call 703-503-4759.

Model Train Weekend. 12-5 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. HO gauge layouts by the Potomac Module Crew and special Lego layout by Monty. Come and enjoy these running trains and the newly renovated museum. Phone 703-425-9225 or 703-278-8833.

"Footloose." 7:30 p.m., at West Springfield High School. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 703-913-3934 for more information.

"A Piece of My Heart." 2:30 and 8 p.m., at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Tickets are $7 in advance, $8 at the door. A Lake Braddock Theatre production.

"The Odd Couple(s)," male version of Neil Simon's classic play. 8 p.m., at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Admission is $7. Call 703-924-8438.

Rummage Sale to benefit the Lee High School girls' lacrosse team. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Rain date: Sunday, May 4. 703-323-6977.

Burke Centre’s Annual Yard Sale. 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., at the Conservancy office grounds. The sale will feature food vendors, information booths and a recycling road show. Bring old cell phones to donate to Fairfax County’s OAR whose volunteers work with the imprisoned and their families. Used athletic shoes are also welcome for recycling. For more information on how to participate as a vendor, visit www.burkecentre.org and select "Events" or call 703-978-2928.

Burke Lake Park and Golf Course golf tournament. 8-10 a.m. tee time, during the Springfield District Children's Fair. Two-person scramble format with prizes to include gift certificates and a hole-in-one prize on the ninth hole where contestants can win a Ford Escape. $45 per team. Space limited to first 24 teams to register by calling 703-323-1641; TTY, 703-803-3354.

Rummage Sale, sponsored by Annandale Business & Professional Women to support scholarship fund. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Masonic Hall, 6911 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-352-1888.

"Balalaika 2003!" The Washington Balalaika Society will present a performance of folk and semi-classical music from Russia and Eastern Europe. This concert features renowned soloists, a dance ensemble, and the largest Russian folk orchestra in the U.S. Guest artists Tamara Volskaya and Valery Zazhigin, on domra and balalaika, will be joined by Anatoly Trofimov, bayan (Russian accordion), Larissa Gotlieb, piano, and the WBS’s own balalaika virtuoso, Andrei Saveliev. 7:30 p.m., at the Ernst Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Tickets: $20 general admission/$18 seniors and students. To reserve tickets by phone, call 703-644-9151; for purchase by check, send stamped return envelope to WBS, 7421 Calamo St., Springfield, VA 22150; for purchase by credit card, order through the Web site www.balalaika.org. Information and group rates: 703-644-9151.

Rummage Sale. 8 a.m., at 7712 Middle Valley Drive, Springfield.

<cal1>Sunday/May 4

<cal2>GMU Honors Recital. 3 p.m., at GMU's Harris Theater. Free.

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras, Chamber and Percussion Recital. 6 p.m., at the Old Town Hall, Fairfax. Admission: $7 adults/$5 seniors and students. For information, visit www.ayporchestras.org.

Fairfax Choral Society - Treble & Concert Singers present "The World Around Us." 3 p.m., at Lanier Middle School. Admission: $20 adults/$15 seniors/$7 youths. Tickets available by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.tickets.com. For information, call 703-642-33277 or visit www.fairfaxchoralsociety.org.

Happy Feet: Modern Clogging and Tap Dancing. 3 p.m., at Old Town Hall in Fairfax. Free.

Dope, Tapping the Vein, Zug Island, Mindstab and Deficit. 5 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages, $15. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

Fairfax Civil War Weekend. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., at Blenheim Estate, 3610 Old Lee Highway. Must purchase tickets. Call 703-385-8414 for more information.

Fairfax Choral Society Youth Chorus performs "The World Around Us." 3 p.m., at Lanier Middle School. Must purchase tickets. Call 703-642-3277 for more information.

Annual Ostomy Products and Services Fair. 1:30-3:30 p.m., at Physician's Conference Center Inova Fairfax Hospital, Gallows Road, Falls Church. Presented by the United Ostomy Association, Northern Virginia Chapter. Activities will include exhibits by major ostomy merchandise suppliers, examination of products and samples, door prizes and raffles. Free admission, free parking in Blue garage and free refreshments. For information, call 703-802-3457.

Plant Sale for the Lake Braddock Crew Team. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Lake Braddock Secondary School parking lot, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Annuals, bedding plants, hanging baskets and planters. For more information, call 703-455-1489 or 703-425-0715.

Model Train Weekend. 12-4 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. HO gauge layouts by the Potomac Module Crew and special Lego layout by Monty. Come and enjoy these running trains and the newly renovated museum. Phone 703-425-9225 or 703-278-8833.

Burke Centre community-wide yard sale. All day. Yard sale brochure will be available for shoppers to pick up during the May 3 Burke Centre yard sale at the Conservancy office grounds. For more information on how to participate as a vendor, visit www.burkecentre.org and select "Events" or contact the Conservancy office at 703-978-2928 for details.

<cal1>Monday/MAY 5

<cal2>Fairfax Art League exhibit and reception. 5-7 p.m., at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Call 703-352-ARTS for more information.

Small One-ders. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities. 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Ages 18-23 months with adult. Call 703-644-7333.

Art Smarts. Crafts. 2:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Ages 6-12. Call 703-644-7333.

<cal1>Tuesday/MAY 6

<cal2>City of Fairfax farmers market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m., at Van Dyck Park, 3730 Old Lee Highway. Call 703-324-5390 for more information.

Mother Goose in May. Stories activities and music. 10:15 a.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Ages 3-5 with adult. Call 703-293-6227.

Marvelous Noise. Stories and activities incorporating music. 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Ages 2-5 with adult. Call 703-644-7333.

<cal1>Wednesday/MAY 7

<cal2>Wednesday Conversation Group. Conversation group for adults learning English, 11 a.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. Call 703-339-4610.

Happy Dreams. Come listen to bedtime stories, pajamas and stuffed animals optional. 7:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Ages 3-6 with adult. Call 703-644-7333.

<cal1>THURSDAY/MAY 8

<cal2>"My Fair Lady." 7:30 p.m., in the Russell Theatre, Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. For more information on tickets and other aspects of Robinson Drama Department, visit www.robinsondrama.org or call the Black Box Theatre Office at 703-426-2123.

An Evening of Opera and Broadway from the Virginia Opera. 8 p.m., at Old Town Hall. Admission: $10. For advanced reservations, call 703-352-7515, x101.

GMU Opera Theater Performance, presented by Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts. 8 p.m., at GMU's Harris Theater. May require tickets. Call 703-352-ARTS.

Historic Walking Tour of Fairfax Cemetery. 1 p.m. Meet at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center. Must purchase a ticket. Call 703-385-8414 for more information.

"Journey to Crystal Cave," a musical extravaganza based on the PBS kid's show, "Dragon Tales Live." 7 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center. Ticketmaster Phonecharge, at 703-573-SEAT or 202-432-SEAT. $34-$12. Tickets can also be purchased online through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com.

Friends of the Kings Park Library Used Book Sale. 1-8 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Proceeds benefit the library. Call 703-569-4435 for more information.

Let's Hear it for the Girls. All-female book discussion group. 7 p.m., at King's Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Ages 9-11 with adult. Call 703-978-5600.

Just for Mom. Stories and a craft about mothers. 10:30 a.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Ages 2-5. Call 703-339-4610.

"M.A.S.H." 7:30 p.m., at W. T. Woodson High School in Fairfax. Tickets: $5 advance sales and senior citizens, $7 at the door. Military and medical night – call for details. For more information, call 703-503-4759.

"A Piece of My Heart." 7:30 p.m., at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Tickets are $7 in advance, $8 at the door. A Lake Braddock Theatre production.

<cal1>FRIDAY/MAY 9

<cal2>"My Fair Lady." 7:30 p.m., in the Russell Theatre, Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. For more information on tickets and other aspects of Robinson Drama Department visit www.robinsondrama.org, or call the Black Box Theatre Office at 703-426-2123

Flea Market for the Fairfax Jubil-Aires Barbershop Harmony Chorus. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna. Admission free. Vendors may rent 12' by 24' spaces for $20 per space. For information call Nottoway Park at 703-938-7532.

"La Boheme" by the Virginia Opera. 8 p.m., at the GMU Center for the Arts. Admission $78, $64 and $42.

Swing Shift. Enjoy and evening of big band, swing and jazz performed by Swing Shift. 7:30 p.m., at Old Town Hall. Free.

Kings X, Fishbone, Supermack, Off Contact and Human Room. 7:30 p.m., at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. All ages, $25. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

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

"Journey to Crystal Cave," a musical extravaganza based on the PBS kid's show, "Dragon Tales Live." 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center. Ticketmaster Phonecharge, at 703-573-SEAT or 202-432-SEAT. $34-$12. Tickets can also be purchased online through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com.

Friends of the Kings Park Library Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Proceeds benefit the library. Call 703-569-4435 for more information.

Gardening on the Internet. Explore related Web sites. 11 a.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Adults. Call 703-339-4610.

Mardi Gras Murder. Interact with the suspects, gather clues and figure out "whodunit." 7 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Adults. Call 703-644-7333.

"Oliver!" Good Shepherd Players presents Lionel Bart's musical based on Dickens' "Oliver Twist." 8 p.m., at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 9350 Braddock Road. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for anyone 12 or under. For more information, call the Church of the Good Shepherd at 703-323-5400.

"M.A.S.H." 7:30 p.m., at W. T. Woodson High School in Fairfax. Tickets: $5 advance sales and senior citizens, $7 at the door. Medical and military, ASL interpreted and alumni nights – call for details. For more information, call 703-503-4759.

"A Piece of My Heart." 8 p.m., at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Tickets are $7 in advance, $8 at the door. A Lake Braddock Theatre production.

"The Odd Couple(s)," male version of Neil Simon's classic play. 8 p.m., at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Admission is $7. Call 703-924-8438.

<cal1>SATURDAY/MAY 10

<cal2>Jim and Holly Lawrence perform close harmonies and soulful vocals. 7 p.m., at the Old Town Hall, Fairfax. $10. For information, call 703-978-8265.

Magic and More with the Society of American Magicians Assembly 252. 2 p.m., at the Old Town Hall, Fairfax. Admission: $6.

Jackyl, Torn and Iron Boss at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Must be over 21 or accompanied by a parent. $20. For more information, call the Jaxx Hotline at 703-569-5940.

"La Boheme" by the Virginia Opera. 8 p.m., at the GMU Center for the Arts. Admission $78, $64 and $42.

Downtown Fairfax Coalition Community Market. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 10500 Main St. Call 703-430-6164 for more information.

Fairfax Choral Society Youth Chorus presents "An American Sample" from the Fairfax Choral Society Master Singers. 7 p.m., at Lanier Middle School. Admission: $20 adults/$15 seniors/$7 youth. Advance tickets by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.tickets.com. For information, call 703-642-3277 or www.fairfaxchoralsociety.org.

Irish Ceili and Set dancing. 8 p.m., at the Wood Complex. Must purchase tickets. Call 703-521-4340 for more information.

"Journey to Crystal Cave," a musical extravaganza based on the PBS kid's show, "Dragon Tales Live." 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center. Ticketmaster Phonecharge, at 703-573-SEAT or 202-432-SEAT. $34-$12. Tickets can also be purchased online through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com.

Art Show and Auction presented by the American Youth Philharmonic and Avatar Galleries. Preview at 6:30 p.m., auction at 7:30 p.m. Bids range from $60 to $200. Funds benefit the Philharmonic. Admission fee of $10 per person, $15 per couple includes wine and hors d'oeuvres. Call 703-642-8054 ext. 25 for tickets or more information.

Friends of the Kings Park Library Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Proceeds benefit the library. Call 703-569-4435 for more information.

Microsoft Access. Lean how to create, modify and master databases. 2 p.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Ages 12 and older. Call 703-293-6227.

Wetland Wonders. Hidden Pond Nature Center explores wetlands. 10 a.m., at Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce Street, Springfield. All ages. Call 703-451-8055.

"Oliver!" Good Shepherd Players presents Lionel Bart's musical based on Dickens' "Oliver Twist." 8 p.m., at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 9350 Braddock Road. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for anyone 12 or under. For more information, call the Church of the Good Shepherd at 703-323-5400.

Introduction to Uilleann Pipes Workshop. 12 p.m., at the John C. Wood Center. Uilleann pipes virtuoso Mark Hillman gives beginning lessons in a workshop on three successive Saturdays. Free. Call 703-978-8265.

"Sounds of Spring: A celebration of community through the diversity of music." Wrapping up the spring celebration with a jazz band, smoked salmon and jambalya. 4 p.m., at Whole Foods Market in Springfield, 8402 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield.

"M.A.S.H." 7:30 p.m., at W. T. Woodson High School in Fairfax. Tickets: $5 advance sales and senior citizens, $7 at the door. For more information, call 703-503-4759.

"The Odd Couple(s)," female version of Neil Simon's classic play. 8 p.m., at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Admission is $7. Call 703-924-8438.

Ronald McDonald House 6th Annual Family Walk-a-Thon. 8 a.m. registration, at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Walkers can choose between a 1-mile or 5-mile course. All family members (even dogs) welcome. Walkers who donate $20 receive a T-shirt; $50 donors receive a T-shirt and compact disc case; $5 extra for family dog and receive a Walk-a-Thon bandanna. Register via the Web site at www.RMHC.GreaterDC.org. For more information, call Kelly French at 703-698-7080.

American Balalaika Symphony with Peter Trofimenko, artistic director and conductor, presents an evening of the distinctive but familiarly symphonic music of Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian, Gliere, Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov and others, in its Premiere Virginia Concert at 7:30 p.m., in the Ernst Cultural Center at the Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale. General admission $25/students $19. For tickets or more information, call 703-837-9083, visit www.balalaika.biz or write: ABS, 701 Fitzhugh Way, Alexandria, VA 22314.

<cal1>Sunday/MAY 11

<cal2>Cantanti Ensemble. 7 p.m., at the Old Town Hall, Fairfax. $10. For more information, call 703-978-8265.

"Journey to Crystal Cave," a musical extravaganza based on the PBS kid's show, "Dragon Tales Live." 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center. Ticketmaster Phonecharge, at 703-573-SEAT or 202-432-SEAT. $34-$12. Tickets can also be purchased online through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com.

"Oliver!" Good Shepherd Players presents Lionel Bart's musical based on Dickens' "Oliver Twist." 7 p.m., at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 9350 Braddock Road. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for anyone 12 or under. For more information, call the Church of the Good Shepherd at 703-323-5400.

"La Boheme" by the Virginia Opera. 2 p.m., at the GMU Center for the Arts. Admission $78, $64 and $42.

La Salle Dance Orchestra Mother's Day concert. 3 p.m., Fairfax Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax City. The orchestra will perform popular dance music from the Jazz Age, Hollywood 1930's movies and the beginning of the swing era. Feel free to dance. For more information, call 703-425-7926.