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<cal1>Friday/April 8

<cal2>Live Performance. Duran Duran performs at 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $42.50 -$65, and can be purchased by calling 703-573-SEAT or online at www.tickets.com. For more information, visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Family Skating. The Vienna Community Center hosts Family Skate Night from 6:30-8 p.m., at the center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Admission is $1 per child and 50 cents for participating adults. Participants are asked to bring their own skates and safety equipment, and adults must stay with their children. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Live Show. Livingston Taylor performs at 8 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are $18. 703-218-6500 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Navy Band. The Navy Band performs at 7:30 p.m., at James Madison High School, 500 James Madison Drive, Vienna. Free. For more, call 202-433-2525 or visit www.navyband.navy.mil.

Theater Presentation. Kilmer Middle School presents the musical, "Oliver," based on Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist,” at 7 p.m., at 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the door.

Musical Performance. Groovelily performs at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. The group is joined by Paul and Storm. Tickets are $15. For more, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

<cal1>Saturday/April 9

<cal2>Live Show. Mercy Me performs at 7:30 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center. Joining Mercy Me are Jeremy Camp, The Afters and Monk & Neagle. Tickets are $15 -$35, plus applicable service charges, and can be purchased by calling 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com. The Patriot Center is located at 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. For more information, visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Trunk Show. The Vienna Art Society Gallery hosts the annual Trunk Show, a sidewalk art show, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the gallery, 513 Maple Ave. W., Vienna. Light refreshments served. For more, call 703-319-3971.

Dinner & Dancing. Equality Fairfax hosts its 2nd Annual Spring Dinner & Dance from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., at the Holiday Inn, Tysons Corner/McLean. Evening features hors d'oeuvres with cash bar, sit-down dinner and dancing. Tickets are $35 members/$32 non-members. Dance-only tickets also available. Visit www.EqualityFairfax.org or call 703-255-1552. Equality Fairfax is a not-for-profit, social and advocacy organization serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community of Fairfax County.

Theater Presentation. Kilmer Middle School presents the musical "Oliver," based on Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist,” at 7 p.m., at 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the door.

Musical Performance. Carrie Newcomer performs at 7 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tickets are $15. For more, visit www.jamminjava.com or call 703-255-1566.

Musical Circus. Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams perform at 9:30 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tickets are $15. For more, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Opera Workshop. Washington National Opera teaching artists delve into Mozart's "The Magic Flute," using storytelling, activities and music-making at 2 p.m., at the Patrick Henry Library. Open to all ages, most appropriate for families with children ages 6-12. For more, call 703-938-0405. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

Puppet Show. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library presents a performance by Silly Socks Puppets in which farm animals learn teamwork at 3 p.m. Open to all ages. For more, call 703-790-8088. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike.

<cal1>Sunday/April 10

<cal2>Gala/Auction. GoodDogz hosts its inaugural Gala and Silent Auction from 6-9 p.m., at Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant, 2001 International Drive. Event includes heavy hors' de oeuvres, open bar, celebrity guests and silent auction. Dress is black and white, classy. Black-tie optional. Cost $75 per person; $120 per couple. Proceeds to support the efforts of dog rescue organizations and help keep homeless dogs out of shelters. www.gooddogz.org/events/gala.htm or 571-233-4557.

Concert. The Amphion Quintet from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music performs at 7:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Free. For more, call 703-893-9072.

Benefit Show. Jammin' Java hosts a local animal benefit show to support no kill organizations from 4-10 p.m. Featured performers are Outskirts of Town, Wicked Jezabel, Odd Girl Out and Fabulettes. Suggested donation is $10. For more, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Jammin' Java is located at 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

<cal1>Monday/April 11

<cal2>Live Show. Jim Brickman, a New Age pianist, performs at 8 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are $35. 703-218-6500 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Dead Rises. James Starrs, a law and forensic sciences professor at George Washington University, discusses some of his most celebrated cases, including the exhumation of Jesse James' body at 7:30 p.m., at Borders at Tysons, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Call 703-556-7766.

Open Mic. Jammin' Java hosts an Open Mic night, hosted by David Cotton, from 7-9 p.m. Free. For more, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Jammin' Java is located at 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

Electronic Mondays. Jammin' Java presents the Chillout Lounge from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Cost is $5. For more, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Jammin' Java is located at 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 12

<cal2>Classical Performance. Jim Brickman performs at 8 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are $35. 703-218-6500 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Live Show. Cynthia Lin and Mark Austin perform at 7:30 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tickets are $8. For more, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/April 13

<cal2>Live Show. Jim Brickman performs at 8 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are $35. 703-218-6500 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Women Empowerment. Women's advocate Martha Burk discusses gender discrimination in the workplace and what can be done to end it at 7:30 p.m., at Borders at Tysons Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Call 703-556-7766.

Musical Performance. The Raucous Revellers Jug Band performs at 7:30 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. The band is joined by Nora Connor and Megan Slankard. Tickets are $10. For more, visit www.jamminjava.com or call 703-255-1566.

Tales for Twos. Patrick Henry Library presents stories and activities at 10:30 a.m. Open to ages 24-35 months with adult. For more, call 703-938-0405. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

Time for Twos. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library presents stories and activities at 11 a.m. Open to ages 24-35 months, with adult. For more, call 703-790-8088. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike.

<cal1>Thursday/April 14

<cal2>Live Show. A cappella quartet, The Bobs, perform at 8 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are $20. 703-218-6500 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Concert. Quitter UK, Granian and John Ireland Device perform at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tickets are $10. For more, visit www.jamminjava.com or call 703-255-1566.

Lap-Time Tales. Patrick Henry Library presents stories and activities at 10:30 a.m. Open to ages 13-23 months, with adult. For more, call 703-938-0405. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

<cal1>Friday/April 15

<cal2>Live Music. The Bobs perform at 8 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are $20. 703-218-6500 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Daffodil Show. The Washington Daffodil Society 2005 Daffodil Show takes place from 2:30-9 p.m., at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11902 Lawyers

Road, Reston. Free. Call 703-273-8641 or e-mail wbill@bellatlantic.net.

Talent Show. Club Phoenix Teen Center hosts a talent show for middle school students at 6 p.m., at the center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. A panel of judges will award prizes to the winner. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students/seniors. For more, call 703-255-6360.

Concert. Rockabilly guitarist Bill Kirchen performs at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. He is joined by Austin deLone, John Main and Ron Erwin. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. For more, visit www.jamminjava.com or call 703-255-1566.

<cal1>Saturday/April 16

<cal2>Comedy Show. New York's own Chicago City Limits performs at 7:30 p.m., at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets are $20. 703-218-6500 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Daffodil Show. The Washington Daffodil Society 2005 Daffodil Show takes place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11902 Lawyers Road, Reston. Free. Call 703-273-8641 or e-mail wbill@bellatlantic.net.

Open House. The Northern Virginia Model Railroaders Inc., hosts an open house from 1-5 p.m., at the historic Washington & Old Dominion Railroad station, 231 Dominion Road, Vienna. Come and see the action on Northern Virginia's largest fixed operating "HO" scale model railroad. Free admission, but free will donations are gratefully accepted. Visit www.nvmr.org or call 703-938-5157.

Live Concert. Jammin' Java presents "Cecelia in the Living Room," a reality concert experience starring a real band that's a real family, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $23 in advance or $30 at the door. Show includes a question and answer session, a mystery snack and a drink with the band. For more, visit www.jamminjava.com or call 703-255-1566. Jammin' Java is located at 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

Whodunit? The Friends of the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library present “Mystery Night: Murder on the Strip,” at 7 p.m. Meet colorful Las Vegas characters, gather clues and figure out "whodunit." Open to adults. For more, call 703-790-8088. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike.

<cal1>Sunday/April 17

<cal2>Live Music. The Michael Fath Group performs at 7 p.m., at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Tickets are $15. For more, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

<cal1>Monday/April 18

<cal2>Open Mic. Jammin' Java hosts an Open Mic night, hosted by David Cotton, from 7-9 p.m. Free. For more, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Jammin' Java is located at 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

Electronic Mondays. Jammin' Java presents the Chillout Lounge from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Cost is $5. For more, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Jammin' Java is located at 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

Book Club. Patrick Henry Library hosts a book discussion group at 7:30 p.m. Featured read is Samuel Eliot Morison’s “Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus.” Open to adults. For more, call 703-938-0405. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.