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<cal1>Friday/Jan. 14

<cal2>Theater Performance. The Vienna Theatre Company presents the comedy/drama "Steel Magnolias" at 8 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Tickets are $9 general admission, and $8 for students/seniors 65 and older. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Live Performance. Bohemian blues woman Rory Block performs at 8 p.m., at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Tickets are $18, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.wolftrap.org. The Barns is located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.

Live Music. The Fabulous Mary Ann Redmond Band performs at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java. Tickets are $12. For more information or for tickets, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Jammin' Java is located at 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

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.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 15

<cal2>Theater Performance. The Vienna Theatre Company presents the comedy/drama "Steel Magnolias" at 8 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Tickets are $9 general admission, and $8 for students/seniors 65 and older. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Live Music. John Jennings & Friends perform at 7:30 p.m., at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.wolftrap.org. The Barns is located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.

Railroaders Open House. The Northern Virginia Model Railroaders, Inc. sponsors an open house from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad station, 231 Dominion Road, Vienna. Free, but donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, visit www.nvmr.org.

Live Show. The Next Step celebrates the music of the Grateful Dead at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java. Tickets are $8. For more information or for tickets, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Jammin' Java is located at 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

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.

Musical Performance. GrooveQuest performs at 9 p.m., at Neighbor's Restaurant, 262 Cedar Lane, Vienna. Free. For more information, call 703-698-8010 or visit www.groovequestproject.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 16

<cal2>Screaming Puppets. Live improvisational comedy troupe Screaming Puppets performs at 6 p.m., at Jammin' Java. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors. For more information or for tickets, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Jammin' Java is located at 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

Live Music. Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen perform at 8:30 p.m., at Jammin' Java. They are joined by Hamilton Camp. Tickets are $12. For more information or for tickets, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Jammin' Java is located at 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

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.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 18

<cal2>Food for Thought. Chef, author and popular host of the Food Network’s Good Eats Alton Brown explores the science behind our favorite baked foods. Session begins at 7:30 p.m., at Borders in Tysons Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. For more information, call 703-556-7766.

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 19

<cal2>Wonderful Ones. Storytime fun at 11 a.m., at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Open to ages 10-23 months, with an adult. For more information, call 703-790-8088. Tysons-Pimmit Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike.

Live Music. Quitter UK and The John Ireland Device perform at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java. Tickets are $8. For more information or for tickets, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Jammin' Java is located at 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

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.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 20

<cal2>Live Show. Girlyman plus Kristin Cifelli perform at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java. Tickets are $10. For more information or for tickets, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Jammin' Java is located at 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

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.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 21

<cal2>Theater Performance. The Vienna Theatre Company presents the comedy/drama "Steel Magnolias" at 8 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Tickets are $9 general admission, and $8 for students/seniors 65 and older. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Live Music. Debi Smith & Friends perform at 8 p.m., at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Tickets are $18, and can be purchased by calling 70-218-6500 or online at www.wolftrap.org. The Barns is located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.

Farewell Show. Commonbond performs their farewell show at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. For more information or for tickets, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Jammin' Java is located at 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

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.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 22

<cal2>Theater Performance. The Vienna Theatre Company presents the comedy/drama "Steel Magnolias" at 8 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Tickets are $9 general admission, and $8 for students/seniors 65 and older. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra highlights Latin American music at its 8 p.m., concert at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall. The performance begins at 8 p.m., with a free, pre-concert lecture by Dr. Rachel Franklin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30-$50 and may be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or at www.tickets.com.

Live Show. The Barns at Wolf Trap hosts an evening with Badfinger at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.wolftrap.org. The Barns is located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.

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.

Coin and Stamp Show. The Northern Virginia Coin Club sponsors a coin and stamp show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Free. For more information, call 703-532-6640 or 703-444-2812.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 23

<cal2>Theater Performance. The Vienna Theatre Company presents the comedy/drama "Steel Magnolias" at 2 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Tickets are $9 general admission, and $8 for students/seniors 65 and older. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Live Music. Folks/blues/gospel legend Odetta performs at 2 p.m., at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.wolftrap.org. The Barns is located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.

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.

Coin and Stamp Show. The Northern Virginia Coin Club sponsors a coin and stamp show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Free. For more information, call 703-532-6640 or 703-444-2812.

Art Exhibition. The Vienna Arts Society Gallery presents "Critter Inclusion," featuring paintings by Reston artist Loy McGaughy. The exhibition runs through March 5. The Gallery is located in the Village Green Shopping Center, 513 W. Maple Ave., Vienna. For more information call 703-319-3220 or visit www.viennaartssociety.org.

<cal1>Monday/Jan. 24

<cal2>Spies of Washington. Former intelligence officer Carol Bessette discusses 200 years of local espionage at 7:30 p.m., at the Patrick Henry Library. Open to adults. For more information, call 703-938-0405. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

<cal1>Tuesday/Jan. 25

<cal2>Live Performance. The Barns presents International Guitar Night, featuring Brian Gore, Badi Assad, Martin Taylor and Peppino D'Agostino. Show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $22. For more information or for tickets, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.wolftrap.org. The Barns is located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.

Book Club. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library hosts a book club meeting at 7:30 p.m. Featured read is Azar Nafisi's "Lolita in Tehran." For more information, call 703-790-8088. Tysons-Pimmit Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike.

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 26

<cal2>Live Performance. The Barns presents Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival, featuring Keola Beamer, John Keawe and Chris Yeaton. Show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $20. For more information or for tickets, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Story Corner. Stories, stretches, rhymes and songs at 11 a.m., at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Open to birth to 5 years, with an adult. For more information, call 703-790-8088. Tysons-Pimmit Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike.

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.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 27

<cal2>Live Performance. The Barns presents Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival, featuring Keola Beamer, John Keawe and Chris Yeaton. Show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $20. For more information or for tickets, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

Author Visit. Civil War buff and former Baltimore Sun columnist Ernest Furgurson discusses his account of how the Civil War transformed Washington, D.C., from a small town to a famous city, at 7:30 p.m., at Borders at Tysons Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. For more information, call 703-556-7766.

Book Discussion. Patrick Henry Library hosts a book discussion for adults at 1 p.m. For more information, call 703-938-0405. Patrick Henry Library is located at 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

It's Story Time. Stories and activities at 11 a.m., at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Open to ages 3-5, with an adult. For more information, call 703-790-8088. Tysons-Pimmit Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike.

Live Show. Smalltown Workers, Pepperghost and Adelyn perform at 8 p.m., at Jammin' Java. For more information or for tickets, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com. Jammin' Java is located at 227 Maple Ave., E., Vienna.

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.

Fairfax Genealogical Society Meeting. Lecturer Charles "Chuck" Mason, CGRS, presents "Rich Man? Poor Man? What Does the Value of his Estate Inventory Say?" 7:30-9 p.m., at Henry David Thoreau Middle School, 2505 Cedar Lane, Vienna. Free; visit www.fxgs.org.

<cal1>Friday/Jan. 28

<cal2>Theater Performance. The Vienna Theatre Company presents the comedy/drama "Steel Magnolias" at 8 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Tickets are $9 general admission, and $8 for students/seniors 65 and older. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Live Show. The Brazilian Guitar Quartet performs at 8 p.m., at the Barns at Wolf Trap. Tickets are $30, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.wolftrap.org. The Barns is located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.

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.

Performance Series. Dancer-illusionists company MOMIX presents "Baseball" at 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Center for the Arts. A pre-performance discussion takes place 45 minutes prior to the show on the hall's Grand Tier for ticket holders. Tickets are $21-$42 for this family-friendly show. To purchase tickets, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com. For more information, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<cal1>Saturday/Jan. 29

<cal2>Theater Performance. The Vienna Theatre Company presents the comedy/drama "Steel Magnolias" at 8 p.m., at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., S.E., Vienna. Tickets are $9 general admission, and $8 for students/seniors 65 and older. For more information, call 703-255-6360.

Live Show. The Barns presents "John Eaton, A Salute to the One Hit Wonders of American Popular Music," at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or visit www.wolftrap.org. The Barns is located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.

Pig Tales. A performance by the Blue Sky Puppets takes place at 11 a.m., at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Open to all ages. For more information, call 703-790-8088. Tysons-Pimmit Library is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike.

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 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.

Performance Series. Dancer-illusionists company MOMIX presents "Baseball" at 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Center for the Arts. A pre-performance discussion takes place 45 minutes prior to the show on the hall's Grand Tier for ticket holders. Tickets are $21-$42 for this family-friendly show. To purchase tickets, call 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com. For more information, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 30

<cal2>Live Show. The Barns at Wolf Trap presents a general admission dance at 7:30 p.m. Buckwheat Zydeco performs. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.wolftrap.org. The Barns is located at 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.

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.

Theatrical Performance. George Mason University's Center for the Arts presents Opera Verdi Europa Bizet's "Carmen," at 4 p.m. A 45-minute pre-performance discussion for ticket holders meets in the hall's Grand Tier. Tickets are $20-$40, and can be purchased by calling 703-218-6500 or online at www.tickets.com. For more information, visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Bridal Showcase. The Washington Bridal Showcase takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and can be purchased by calling 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For ore information, visit www.patriotcenter.com.