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<cal1>Friday/Feb. 4

<cal2>Musical Performance. George Mason University's Center for the Arts presents "Open the Door Virginia!" a music-theater work exploring the historic moments of a student-organized strike in Virginia's Prince Edward County in 1951. Show is at 8 p.m., and tickets are $25. For tickets, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com. For more information visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Dance Performance. The Moiseyev Dance Company performs at 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Center for the Arts. A free 45-minute discussion will take place prior to the show on the hall's Grand Tier. Tickets are $22-$44, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.tickets.com. For more information, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Singles Dance. Parents Without Partners sponsors a Singles Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight, the first Friday of the month, at the Burke Fire Station, 9501 Old Burke Lake Road, Burke. Live DJ provides light rock, pop and top 40s music. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, soft drinks and cash bar available. Open to singles ages 30 and older, and attire is dressy/casual, coat and tie optional. No denim. Cost is $14 general admission, $12 with this listing and $10 for PWP members. Proceeds to benefit PWP Family & Youth programs. For more information, call 703-362-6496 or 703-543-8215. Visit www.pwp715.org.

Mardi Gras. The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce presents the seventh annual Mardi Gras Auction & Casino from 7-11 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Express Springfield. Event includes games, door prizes, dancing, food, an auction and beverage. A Taste of Springfield provides selections from Austin Grill, King Street Blues, Outback Steakhouse, Red Hot & Blue, R&R Catering and Treats by Gale. Proceeds to benefit the Chamber’s scholarship program. Advanced purchased tickets are $45, $55 at the door, based on availability. For more information, call 703-866-3500 or visit www.springfieldchamber.org.

Live Music. We Rise Entertainment presents Blue Collar War, Fairfiew, Guardians of Iridescence, Downfall, Starlit Eyes and more, at 6 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., for the all-ages show. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Concert. Sould, Paul Bonsiero and Copper Pot perform at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 5

<cal2>Musical Performance. George Mason University's Center for the Arts presents "Open the Door Virginia!" a music-theater work exploring the historic moments of a student-organized strike in Virginia's Prince Edward County in 1951. Show times are at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and tickets are $25. For tickets, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com. For more information visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Chocolate Fest. The City of Fairfax presents its annual Chocolate Lovers Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in downtown Fairfax. For more information on events scheduled, visit www.chocolatefestival.net or call 703-385-1661.

Book Sale. The Fairfax City Regional Library sponsors the Chocolate Lovers Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Show your library card and receive 5 percent off. For more information, call 703-293-6227.

Orchestra Performance. The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra performs at 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Center for the Arts. An artistic discussion takes place 45 minutes prior to the show at the hall's Grand Tier. Tickets are $18 to $36, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.tickets.com. For more information, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Aerobathon Benefit. Jungle's Gym sponsors an aerobathon from 8 a.m. to noon, at the gym, 9250 Old Keene Mill Road, Burke. A donation of $20 is requested. Proceeds to benefit tsunami victims. For more information, call 703-690-0188.

Tax Counseling. VITA Tax Counseling is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library. Open to adults. For more information, call 703-293-6227. Fairfax City Regional Library is located at 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.

Tax Counseling. VITA Tax Counseling is offered from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library. Open to adults. For more information, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Live Show. We Rise Entertainment presents Traffic Jam Marmalade, Long Silence Gone and more, at 2 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 1:45 p.m., for this all-ages show. Tickets are $10. For more information, all 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Concert. Rev 9, Drop Science and Williams Eve perform at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Show is 21 and older. For more information, call 703-591-9292 or www.ttreynolds.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 6

<cal2>Live Performance. The GMU Symphony Orchestra performs at 7 p.m., at the Concert Hall. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students/seniors. For tickets, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com. For more information, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Musical Performance. George Mason University's Center for the Arts presents "Open the Door Virginia!" a music-theater work exploring the historic moments of a student-organized strike in Virginia's Prince Edward County in 1951. Show is at 2 p.m., and tickets are $25. For tickets, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com. For more information visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Chocolate Fest. The City of Fairfax presents its annual Chocolate Lovers Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in downtown Fairfax. For more information on events scheduled, visit www.chocolatefestival.net or call 703-385-1661.

Chinese New Year. The New World Bilingual Institute and George Mason University Office of Diversity Programs and Services sponsors the NWBI/GMU 4703rd Chinese New Year Celebration (the year of the Rooster), from 1-4:30 p.m., at GMU’s Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and children older than 2 years old, $2 for children younger than 2 years and free for all NWBI members. For more information, call 703-978-7905 or e-mail nwbi1@yahoo.com.

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 7

<cal2>Library Lab. Richard Byrd Library sponsors Owl 101 at 3:30 p.m. Learn the visual and auditory clues used to identify owls found in Fairfax County. Open to ages 6-12. For more information, call 703-451-8055. Richard Byrd Library is located 7250 Commerce St., Springfield.

Open Mic. TT Reynolds presents Open Mic Night from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., at 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 8

<cal2>Art Exhibition. The Artists' Undertaking Gallery presents "Embrace the Sun," featuring the etching collage by Patricia Smith and pottery by David Cowdrill. Show runs through March 7 at the gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. For more information, call 703-494-0584.

Classic Flicks. Fairfax Corner 14: Cinema de Lux presents Silver Screen Classics at 1 p.m., at the theater, 11900 Palace Way, Fairfax. Feature is "Ordinary People," starring Robert Redford, Mary Tyler Moore and Donald Sutherland. Cost is $1, which includes the movie ticket, popcorn and a drink. For more information, call 703-502-4060.

Collecting Bibliographies. Fairfax City Regional Library hosts the Fairfax Bibliographies Book Collecting Group at 7 p.m. The group is collecting local and regional history. For more information, call 703-293-6227. Fairfax City Regional Library is located at 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.

Two-riffic Twos. Kings Park Library sponsors stories and activities at 10:30 a.m. Open to ages 24-35 months, with an adult. For more information, call 703-978-5600. Kings Park is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke.

Book Sing-along. Kingstowne Library hosts stories, songs and activities at 10:30 a.m. Open to ages 3-5, with an adult. For more information, call 703-339-4610. Kingstowne Library is located at 6500 Landsdowne Centre.

Book Discussion. Pohick Regional Library hosts a book discussion group at 1 p.m. Featured read is Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude." For more information, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Live Show. Candlelight Records Tour 2005 presents Entombed, at 6:15 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. They're joined by Crowbar, Pro-Pain, The Mighty Nimbus, Unknown and Mr. Yuk. Doors open at 6 p.m., for this all-ages event. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. For more information, call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Live Music. New Music Showcase at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Open to ages 18 and older. For more information, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 9

<cal2>Railroad Forum. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum sponsors a forum from 7:30-9 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Speaker Wally Own of the Fort Ward Museum discusses "The Civil War Defenses of Washington." For more information, call 703-425-9225. Donations greatly appreciated.

Bundle with Books. Fairfax City Regional Library sponsors stories, activities and a craft at 10:30 a.m. Open to ages 2-5, with an adult. For more information, call 703-293-6227. Fairfax City Regional Library is located at 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.

Tax Counseling. VITA Tax Counseling takes place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library. Open to adults. For more information, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Live Show. 8 Track Jones performs at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Open to ages 18 and older. For more information, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 10

<cal2>Jazz Concert. The Music Department of Robinson Secondary School presents its annual "Sweets n Swing" jazz concert at 7 p.m., in Robinson's Gold Cafeteria, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Featured ensembles are the Robinson High School Stage Band, the High School Jazz Band, the High School Jazz Combo, and the Middle School Jazz Band. Admission is free with donations accepted. For more information, call 703-426-2100.

Girls Club. Kings Park Library hosts an all-female book discussion at 7 p.m. Open to ages 10-12, with an adult. For more information, call 703-978-5600. Kings Park is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke.

Tax Counseling. VITA Tax Counseling is available from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and from 6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library. Open to adults. For more information, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Happy Hearts. Pohick Regional Library sponsors stories and activities at 1:30 p.m. Open to ages 2-5, with an adult. For more information, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

DJ Dance Party. TT Reynolds presents a dance party, featuring a live DJ. TT Reynolds is located at 10414 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 11

<cal2>Performance Series. Old Town Hall Performance Series presents the Washington Saxophone Quartet at 8 p.m. Free. For more information, call 703-352-ARTS. Old Town Hall is located at 3999 University Drive, Fairfax.

Theater Production. George Mason University's Center for the Arts presents Virginia Opera's new production of Wagner's "Tristan Und Isolde," at 8 p.m. A pre-performance discussion begins 45-minutes prior to

the performance on the Hall’s Grand Tier. Tickets are $44 -$84, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.tickets.com. For more information, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Happy Hearts. Richard Byrd Library sponsors stories and activities about friends and family at 10:30 a.m. Open to ages 2-5, with an adult. For more information, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Live Music. We Rise Entertainment presents Apothys (formerly Misery Infliction), at 6 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. More bands to be announced. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., for this all-ages show, and tickets are $10. For more information, call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Concert. Sev and Bob perform at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Open to ages 21 and older. For more information, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 12

<cal2>Irish Social/Dance. CEE Irish Country Ceili & Set Dancing takes place at Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. A workshop with Marilyn Moore begins at 7 p.m., with the dance at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15, $12 for members. For more information, call 703-369-7132.

Tax Counseling. VITA Tax Counseling is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library. Open to adults. For more information, call 703-293-6227. Fairfax City Regional Library is located at 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.

Tax Counseling. VITA Tax Counseling is available from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library. Open to adults. For more information, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Dating Game. The Fairfax Junior Chamber of Commerce hosts “The Dating Game,” at 6 p.m., at Ned Devine’s, 3971 Chain Bridge Road. Tickets are $15 in advanced and $20 at the door. Proceeds of this event to send children and adults with mental disabilities to Camp Virginia Jaycees. For more information, visit www.fairfaxjaycees.com or call 703-627-0378 or 703-502-0161.

Live Music. The Speaks, Driving East and Halfway Broken perform at 8 p.m., at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Open to ages 18 and older. Admission is $5. For more information, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 13

<cal2>Political Parody. Capitol Steps, a singing comedy troupe of current and former congressional staffers who poke fun at anyone with power, perform at 7 p.m., at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $25, or $20 each for groups of 10 or more people. Proceeds to benefit West Springfield High School’s Choral program. For tickets, call 703-644-9042, e-mail wshs-capsteps@verizon.net or visit http://members.cox.net/wshs-choral/.

Theater Production. George Mason University's Center for the Arts presents Virginia Opera's new production of Wagner's "Tristan Und Isolde," at 2 p.m. A pre-performance discussion begins 45-minutes prior to the performance on the Hall’s Grand Tier. Tickets are $44 -$84, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.tickets.com. For more information, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Animal Sweetheart Dance. Hidden Pond Nature Center sponsors an event filled with poems, crafts, theater performance and the animal dance, the "Frog Hop Twist." Event begins at 2 p.m., and it is open to ages 3 to 10 years old. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite animal. Cost is $3, and reservations are required. For more information, call 703-451-9588. Hidden Pond Nature Center is located at 8511 Greenley Blvd., Springfield.

Valentine's Concert. Chris Johnston Jazz Trio perform at 4 p.m., at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 703-569-0973.