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<cal1>Friday/Jan. 7

<cal2>Live Performance. The 28th International Saxophone Symposium, featuring the Navy Band and the "Commodores" Jazz Ensemble, takes place at 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Center for the Arts. Free. For more information, visit www.navyband.navy.mil or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Lunch Bunnies. Bring a bagged lunch and listen to stories at noon at Kings Park Library. Open to ages 1-5, with an adult. For more information, call 703-978-5600. Kings Park Library is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke.

Anniversary Celebration. TT Reynolds celebrates its one-year anniversary! For more information, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com. TT Reynolds is located at 10414 Main St., Fairfax.

Bingo Night. The City of Fairfax sponsors bingo night at 7:30 p.m., at Fire Station 3. For more information, call 703-273-3638.

Live Music. We Rise Entertainment presents Jezebel's Cure at 7 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Tickets are $10, and the show is open to all ages. For more information, call 703-569-5940.

Concert. Jah Works performs at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-385-5717.

Live Show. Thrill performs at Ned Devine's. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 703-793-7376. Ned Devine's is at 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 8

<cal2>Political Performance. The Potomac Chapter, National Federation of the Blind of Virginia, sponsors a Capitol Steps show at 7:30 p.m., at Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at the door. Proceeds of this event to benefit senior citizens with vision loss and specialized training programs for blind youth. For more information, call 703-538-4713.

Bird Watching. The Northern Virginia Conservation Trust hosts a birding walk around Burke Lake Park in Fairfax Station from 10 a.m. to noon. The trip is led by Bob Tope, an avid wildlife observer and photographer who has been watching the Bald Eagles at Burke Lake for years. For more information, call 703-354-5093.

Live Performance. Street Legal and Mozay perform at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Open to ages 21 and up. For more information, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Music Recital. Matthew McKay performs a recital of piano and percussion music at 7:30 p.m., at Fairfax Christian Church, 10185 Main St., Fairfax. Piano pieces include selected movements of Beethoven's piano sonata No. 21 (Waldstein). The percussion portion of the program will include works on the marimba by Bach, Ravel and Abe. For more information call 703-385-3520 or visit Fairfaxchristian.org.

Live Music. We Rise Entertainment presents "10 Bands for 10 Bucks," at 2 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. For more information, call 703-569-5940.

Concert. Fighting Gravity performs at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-385-5717.

Live Performance. The 28th International Saxophone Symposium, featuring the Navy Band and the "Commodores" Jazz Ensemble, takes place at 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Center for the Arts. Free. For more information, visit www.navyband.navy.mil or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 9

<cal2>Panel Discussion. The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area Education Fund and Fairfax County Public Library sponsor Morality and Power: The Elections of 2004 and America's "Culture Wars," featuring a panel of experts on American politics, religion, the news media and conflict resolution, at 1:30 p.m., at the Pohick Regional Library, Burke. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 703-644-7333.

Live Performance. The President's Own United States Marine Band performs at 2 p.m., at the George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Free. For more information, call 703-993-8888 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Concert. The Boones Farmers perform at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-385-5717.

<cal1>Monday/Jan. 10

<cal2>Crafty Corner. Recycled craft projects at 3 p.m., at the Kings Park Library. Open to ages 6-12. For more information, call 703-978-5600. Kings Park Library is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke.

Hats & Mittens. Stories and activities about cold-weather clothing at 10:30 a.m., at Kingstowne Library. Open to ages 2-3, with an adult. For more information, call 703-339-4610. Kingstowne Library is located at 6500 Landsdowne Centre.

Book Discussion. Richard Byrd Library hosts a book discussion group at 7 p.m. Featured read is James Michener’s “Caravans.” Open to adults. For more information, call 703-451-8055. Richard Byrd Library is located at 7250 Commerce St., Springfield.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 11

<cal2>Screen Classics. Fairfax Corner 14 presents silver screen classics at 1 p.m., at Fairfax Corner 14: Cinema de Lux, 11900 Palace Way, Fairfax. Film featured is "Houseboat," starring Sophia Loren and Cary Grant. For more information, call 703-502-4060.

Comfy, Cozy. Stories and activities at 10:15 a.m., at the Pohick Regional Library. Open to ages 2-5, with an adult, and participants are encouraged to bring a blanket. For more information, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Book Discussion. Pohick Regional Library hosts a discussion group at 1 p.m. Theme is Reader’s Choice: Poetry. Bring in your favorite prose. Open to adults. For more information, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Live Show. New Music Showcase 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>Wednesday/Jan. 12

<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.

Comfy, Cozy. Stories and activities at 1:30 p.m., at the Pohick Regional Library. Open to ages 2-5, with an adult, and participants are encouraged to bring a blanket. For more information, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Live Show. Death metal band Mortician performs at 6 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. They are joined by Incantation, The Chasm, Aris and Eclipse. Tickets are $15, and the show is open to all ages. For more information, call 703-569-5940.

Concert. Hall Vought performs at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-385-5717.

DJ Dance. Ned Devine's presents a dance party, featuring a live DJ. No cover. For more information, call 703-793-7376. Ned Devine's is at 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 13

<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.

Story Time. Stories, activities and a craft at 10:30 a.m., at Fairfax City Regional Library. Open to ages 3-5. For more information, call 703-293-6227. Fairfax City Regional Library is located 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.

Girls Club. Kings Park Library hosts an all-girls book discussion group at 7 p.m. Featured read is Esme Raji Codell’s “Sahara Special.” Open to ages 10-12, with an adult. For more information, call 703-978-5600. Kings Park Library is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke.

Tiny Tots. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities at 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library. Open to ages 13-17 months, with an adult. For more information, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Small One-ders. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities at 11:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library. Open to ages 18-23 months, with an adult. For more information, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

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

Concert. Ordinary Way performs at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-385-5717.

Live Show. Lennox and Fourth Element perform at Ned Devine's. No cover. For more information, call 703-793-7376. Ned Devine's is at 3971 Chain Bridge Road Fairfax.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 14

<cal2>Performance Series. Old Town Hall Performance Series presents Thomas MacCracken with the Antique Instrument Ensemble at 8 p.m. Show is about of the City of Fairfax's 200th birthday. Free. For more information, call 703-352-ARTS. Old Town Hall is located at 3999 University Drive, Fairfax.

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.

Perky Penguins. Cool stories and activities at 10:30 a.m., at Richard Byrd Library. Open to ages 2-5, with an adult. For more information, call 703-451-8055. Richard Byrd Library is located at 7250 Commerce St., Springfield.

Live Show. The Speaks, Fourth Element 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.

Bingo Night. The City of Fairfax sponsors bingo night at 7:30 p.m., at Fire Station 3. For more information, call 703-273-3638.

Live Music. We Rise Entertainment presents Stuck in Kaos, REV 9, Of a New Blood, A Freudian Slip, Bleed and Gone Missing at 7 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $10, and the show is open to all ages. For more information, call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Concert. Jebus performs at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-385-5717.

Musical Performance. Mo Faux performs at Ned Devine's. Admission is $5. For more information, call 703-793-7376. Ned Devine's is at 3971 Chain Bridge Road Fairfax.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 15

<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.

Hip Hop Night. TT Reynolds presents NCP Hip Hop Night. For more information, call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com. TT Reynolds is located at 10414 Main St., Fairfax.

Concert. Magic performs at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-385-5717.

Live Show. Soldiers of Jah perform at Ned Devine's. Admission is $5. For more information, call 703-793-7376. Ned Devine's is at 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.

Gala 200. This black-tie preferred event celebrates the 200th birthday of the City of Fairfax. 7:30 p.m., at Old Town Hall in Fairfax. Tickets are required and cost $75 each. 703-385-7850.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 16

<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 4 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.

Train Exhibit. The Washington, Maryland and Virginia Garden (G) gauge have their trains running from 1-4 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Monty, our teenage “Lego man” will also be setting up his Lego trains. Cost is $2 for adults, and $1 for children ages 4-10. For more information, visit www.fairfax-station.org or call 703-425-9225.

Live Music. We Rise Entertainment presents Since April, Your Last Collapse, A Different Self, Vexed Youth and Teo, at 2 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall and Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $10, and the show is open to all ages. For more information, call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Concert. The Boones Farmers perform at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-385-5717.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 18

<cal2>Book Discussion. Fairfax City Regional Library hosts a book discussion group at 7:30 p.m. Open to adults. For more information, call 703-293-6227. Fairfax City Regional Library is located 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.

Book Discussion. Kings Park Library hosts a book discussion group at 7:30 p.m. Featured read is Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code.” Open to adults. For more information, call 703-978-5600. Kings Park Library is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke.

Morning Book Club. Kings Park Library hosts a book discussion group at 11 a.m. Featured read is Mark Salzman’s “Lying Awake.” Open to adults. For more information, call 703-978-5600. Kings Park Library is located at 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke.

Happy Birthday. Stories and activities at 10:30 a.m., at Kingstowne Library. Open to ages 3-5, with an adult. For more information, call 703-339-4610. Kingstowne Library is located at 6500 Landsdowne Centre.

Book Club. Pohick Regional Library hosts an evening book club at 7:30 p.m. Featured read is Anne Tyler’s “Saint Maybe.” Open to adults. For more information, call 703-644-7333. Pohick Regional Library is located at 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

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