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<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 10

<cal2>Live Performance. George Mason University Dance Company has its fall concert at 8 p.m., at Harris Theater, located at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Call 703-993-8888, 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.tickets.com.

Concert. Banyan performs at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Theater. W.T. Woodson High School's drama department presents "Cinderella," at 7:30 p.m., at the school, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 at www.wtwdrama.org, and $5 for seniors. Call 703-503-4759.

Auction Luncheon. The Springfield/Alexandria Women's Connection presents its Holiday Auction, Sale and Luncheon, from 10:15 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Fort Belvoir Officer's Club. The cost of $14 includes the luncheon and child care. Reservations must be made by Nov. 7, at noon, to 703-768-4186, 703-451-0677, or sprngalexwmnconn@msn.com.

Drive Well. A class to help older adults stay safe on the roads is at 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

Stories. Stories and activities about ducks are at 10:15 a.m., and at 11:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For ages 24-35 months. Call 703-644-7333.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 11

<cal2>Concert. Soprano Laura Mann performs at 8 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. She will sing "The White Cliffs," by Natalia Raigorodsky.

Live Performance. George Mason University Dance Company's fall concert is at 2 p.m., at Harris Theater, located at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Call 703-993-8888, 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.tickets.com.

Live Concert. John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers performs their Rockin' Blues Revue at 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $40, $32, and $20. Call 1-888-945-2468, 703-993-2787 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.tickets.com.

Concert. Blackfoot, Roadducks, Group Therapy and Ambush play at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 day of show. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Theater. W.T. Woodson High School's drama department presents "Cinderella," at 7:30 p.m., at the school, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 at www.wtwdrama.org, and $5 for seniors. Call 703-503-4759.

Concert. The NVCC-Annandale Symphony Orchestra performs at 8 p.m., at the Richard Ernst Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and teens, and free for children. Call 703-569-0973.

Concert. Full Minute of Mercury, Viki Nova and Minus 1 play at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Orchestra Concert. The NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra presents “Classic Gems,” at 8 p.m., at the Ernst Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and teens, and free for children 12 and under. Call 703-569-6580.

Theater Performance. Lancer Theater presents "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick, at 7:30 p.m., at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Tickets are $7 at the door.

Pond Life. "Ponderings," a program about how ponds change in the fall, is from 4-5 p.m., at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd. in Springfield. The program, for ages 6-10, involves netting, collecting and identification. Reservations are required, and the cost is $4. Call 703-451-9588.

Concert. The Doug Segree Band performs at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. Call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 12

<cal2>Live Performance. George Mason University Dance Company's fall concert is at 8 p.m., at Harris Theater, located at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Call 703-993-8888, 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.tickets.com.

Theater. W.T. Woodson High School's drama department presents "Cinderella," at 2 p.m., at the school, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 at www.wtwdrama.org, and $5 for seniors. Call 703-503-4759.

Concert. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, featuring guitar soloist Christopher Parkening, performs at 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, located at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $35-$60, and are available at the Center for the Arts box office, 1-888-945-2468, or www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Theater Performance. The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia presents its fall fund raiser, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," at 8 p.m., at 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Tickets are $90, and include a pre-performance kosher cocktail party, the performance and a kosher gourmet dessert reception. Sponsorships, starting at $360, include open martini bar and kosher cocktails; kosher gourmet dinner; performance and kosher gourmet dessert. Call 703-323-0880 or e-mail saram@jccnv.org.

Concert. A chamber music concert featuring works by Beethoven and Borodin is at 7:30 p.m., at Hearts in Motion Center for the Arts, 8060 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Call 703-440-9000.

Concert. 33 West plays at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Concert. Jackyl plays at 8 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Computer Help. Basic computer help is offered at 10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. For ages 18 and up. Call 703-978-5600.

Flu Shots. Flu vaccinations are from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Shots are $25 or covered with Medicare Plan B. For ages 18 and up. Call 877-895-5284.

Flu Shots. Flu vaccinations are from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Shots are $25 or covered with Medicare Plan B. For ages 18 and up. Call 877-895-5284.

Charity Walk. Golden Retriever Rescue, Education, and Training (GRREAT) presents a 3K walk to support the organization's animal rescue efforts, at 10 a.m., beginning at Weber's Pet Supermarket, 11021 Lee Highway, Fairfax. All registered participants will receive a GRREAT Beginnings T-shirt. Cost is $15 per walker. Register in advance at www.grreat.org or at the walk. Call Linda Kurtz at 703-250-3012.

Irish Music and Dance. Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (CCE) presents a set of Irish music and ceili dance, from 7-11 p.m., at Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Music by The Bog Wanderers and Friends. Cost for CCE Members is $12, youth $5, family maximum $25. Cost for non-members is $15, youth $6, family maximum, $30. All children under 6 admitted free. E-mail ccepotomac_ceili@yahoo.com.

Craft Show. The 14th annual W.T. Woodson "Holiday Happenings" craft show is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Over 100 crafters sell handmade wares in a fund raiser for the PTSA. Admission is free. Call 703-321-8373.

Theater Performance. Lancer Theater presents "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick, at 7:30 p.m., at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Tickets are $7 at the door.

Financial Literacy. First Horizon Bank presents its Super Star Savings Children’s Financial Literacy Program, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., at First Horizon Bank, 12150 Monument Drive, Fairfax. This event is an interactive program that encourages children to learn the benefits of saving. The program also provides tips to parents on teaching the value of saving. Call 703-394-2501.

Puddle Jumpers. Naturalist Patricia leads an hour of natural science exploration, from 1-2 p.m., at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd. in Springfield. The cost is $4, and reservations are required. For ages 3-5. Call 703-451-9588.

Forum. The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area presents a forum on the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), at 1:30 p.m., at the Ernst Cultural Center on the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Visit www.lwv-fairfax.org.

Concert. Too Damn Big performs at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. Call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 13

<cal2>Free Concert. The George Mason University Chamber Ensembles perform for free at 7 p.m., at Harris Theater, located at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Live Performance. Chi performs at 7 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, located at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $19-$38, and are available at the Center for the Arts box office, 1-888-945-2468, or www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Housing Tour. "Housing Suburbia: Postwar Subdivision Design in Metropolitan Washington" an exploration of suburban houses and design, begins at 2 p.m., at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov/MuseumVC/MVC.asp.

Hypnotist. Jimi Gibson presents "Hypnosis, The Show," at 7 p.m., at Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Tickets are $8 at the door.

<cal1>Monday/Nov. 14

<cal2>Free Concert. The M3e Contemporary Music Ensemble performs at 8 p.m., at Harris Theater, located at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 on the campus of George Mason University, Fairfax. Call 703-993-8888, 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Exercise. Exercise options for people with arthritis are discussed at 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

Stories. Stories and activities about trees are at 10:15 a.m., and at 1:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For ages 3-5. Call 703-644-7333.

Library Lab. Experiment with book-making techniques, from stone to paper, in honor of Children's Book Week, at 3:30 p.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. For ages 6-12. Call 703-451-8055.

Book Group. An adult discussion of "The Tipping Point," by Malcolm Gladwell, is at 7 p.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Call 703-451-8055.

Author Appearance. Ray Suarez, author of "The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration," discusses and signs his books, at 7:30 p.m., at Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Call 703-324-8414.

Rose Bush Auction. The Arlington Rose Foundation presents its annual rose bush auction at 7:30 PM, at Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Call 703-860-0071.

Nature Quest. "Disgusting Diets," a program on the unusual diets of some local wildlife, is from 10-11 a.m., at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd. in Springfield. The event features a presentation and a feeding of worm linguini to turtles. For ages 3-6. Cost is $4, and reservations are required. Call 703-451-9588.

Lecture. George Mason University's Center for Global Studies and Phi Beta Delta present "After Democracy — What? Prospects for Reform in the Muslim World," a lecture by Dr. Anwar Ibrahim, the former deputy prime minister of Malaysia, at 6 p.m., in the GMU Concert Hall, located at the intersection of Route 123 and Braddock Road in Fairfax. Contact Marcy Glover at mglover2@gmu.edu.

<cal1>Tuesday/Nov. 15

<cal2>Concert. The Lake Braddock High School chorus and orchestra perform Mozart's "Requiem," at 7:30 p.m., at Immanuel Bible Church, 6911 Braddock Road in Springfield. The concert is free.

Book Group. An adult discussion of "The Book of Salt," by Monique Truong, is at 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-293-6227.

Book Group. An adult discussion of "The Bookseller of Kabul," by Asne Seierstad, is at 11 a.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Book Group. An adult discussion of "Blindness," by Jose Saramago, is at 7:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Stories. Stories and activities about the alphabet are at 10:30 a.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. For ages 12-23 months. Call 703-339-4610.

Book Group. An adult discussion of "Reading Lolita in Tehran," by Azar Nafisi, is at 7:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call 703-644-7333.

Concert. The Lake Braddock Secondary School Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform a free joint concert at 7:30 p.m., at the Immanuel Bible Church, 6911 Braddock Road, Springfield. Call 703-426-1074.

Food for Thought. Dolce Vita Cantina presents "Cibo per Pensare," or Food for Thought, a dinner and discussion, from 7-9:30 p.m., at the restaurant, 10824 Lee Highway, Fairfax. The discussion will be led by Michael Birchenall, food critic and writer. The cost of $75 per person includes a four-course dinner, wine, tax and gratuity. Seating is limited to 30. Call 703-385-1530 for reservations.

Narnia Unveiling. "Experience the Magic of 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' in the Snow Globes at Fair Oaks," a multi-sensory experience based on the film, opens at 9 a.m., at Fair Oaks Mall, 11750 Fair Oaks, Fairfax. Call 359-8300 or visit www.shopfairoaksmall.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 16

<cal2>Live Performance. The George Mason University Band and Wind Symphony performs at 8 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, located at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Call 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.tickets.com.

Concert. Matt Waller and Andrew Gorski play at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Stories. Stories, activities and a craft about Thanksgiving are at 10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. For ages 3-5. Call 703-978-5600.

Medicare Discussion. A Social Security Administration representative explains the new Medicare benefit, at 7 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Call 703-978-5600.

Medieval Activities. Activities based on life in the Middle Ages are at 4 p.m., at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. For ages 6-12. Call 703-339-4610.

Book Club. An adult book discussion group meets at 7:30 p.m., at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. New members welcome. Call 703-339-7385.

Tiny Tots. Short stories, fingerplays and activities are at 10:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For ages 13-17 months. Call 703-644-7333.

Small One-ders. Short stories, fingerplays and activities are at 11:15 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For ages 18-23 months. Call 703-644-7333.

Parenting Discussion. A discussion on baby sign language, led by Sara Franco, is at 7:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For adults. Call 703-644-7333.

Finance Workshop. A "Women and Finance Workshop" is from 12-3 p.m., at Community Business Partnership, 7001 Springfield Road, Suite C, Springfield. Cost is $15 per person. Call 703-768-1440 or visit www.averagegirlmagazine.com.

Fund Raiser. A fund raiser for Dewey Animals, an animal rescue organization, is from 6-9 p.m., at Silver Diner, 6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield. A portion of all food tabs will be donated to Dewey. Call 703-924-1701.

Concert. Steve McWilliams performs at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. Call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 17

<cal2>Live Concert. Juan Gabriel and Isabel Pantoja perform at 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center. Tickets are $66-$106, plus applicable charges. Visit www.patriotcenter.com. For tickets, call 703-573-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Free Concert. Friday Morning Music Club performs at 11 a.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax.

Concert. Kamelot and Seven Witches performs with Engage, Odin's Court, and Encompass at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Live Concert. Juan Gabriel and Isabel Pantoja perform at 7 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $66-$106 and are available at the Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com, or 703-573-SEAT. Visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Concert. Stillwell and Everyone But Pete play at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Concert. Kamelot, Seven Witches, Odin's Court, Winterfell and Encompass play at 6:30 p.m., at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $25. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Genealogy Presentation. An introduction to the FamilySearch genealogy databases and the Family History Library catalog is at 7 p.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For ages 13 and up. Call 703-293-6227.

Stories. Stories, activities and a craft about family and friends are at 10:30 a.m., at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 3915 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For ages 3-5. Call 703-293-6227.

Book Group. "Let's Hear It for the Girls," a mother-daughter book discussion group, meets at 7 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. For ages 9-11 with an adult. Call 703-978-5600.

Book Group. "Calling All Guys," a father-son book discussion group, meets at 7:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. For ages 11-16 with an adult. Call 703-978-5600.

Theater Performance. The Robinson High School Theatre department presents the comedy "Dick Barton, Special Agent: Episode IV: The Flight of the Phoenix," at 7:30 p.m., in the Russell Theater at Robinson, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Visit www.robinsondrama.org or call 703-426-2123.

Concert. Jebus performs at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. Call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 18

<cal2>Concert. The George Mason University Jazz Ensemble performs "Jazz for Justice," at 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, located at the corner of Braddock Road and Route 123 in Fairfax. Tickets are $5-$7, and are available at www.tickets.com, 1-888-945-2468, or the Center for the Arts box office. Call 703-993-8888 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Concert. Bret Michaels, Bloodlines and Maddax perform at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $28. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Stories. Stories and activities about family and friends are at 10:30 a.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. For ages 2-5. Call 703-451-8055.

Theater Performance. The Robinson High School Theatre department presents the comedy "Dick Barton, Special Agent: Episode IV: The Flight of the Phoenix," at 7:30 p.m., in the Russell Theater at Robinson, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Visit www.robinsondrama.org or call 703-426-2123.

Theater Performance. Lancer Theater presents "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick, at 7:30 p.m., at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Tickets are $7 at the door.

Art Exhibit. Work from local artists Sue Lynch, H. Trainor Roden and Kathleen Stark is displayed, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Savoir Flaire Gallery, 3940 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Call 703-292-9830.

Theater Performance. The Paul VI drama department presents "Charley's Aunt," at 7:30 p.m., in the school's auditorium, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Call 703-352-0925.

Theater Performance. The GMU Players present "Fefu and Her Friends," at 8 p.m., at the Black Box Theater on the GMU campus, located at the intersection of Route 123 and Braddock Road in Fairfax. The performance is free, but tickets are required. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Concert. Yoko Says No performs at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. Call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 19

<cal2>Live Performance. Ballet Flamenco Jose Porcel performs its new work, "Pies en la Tierra," at 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $42, $34, and $21. Call 703-993-2787, 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.tickets.com.

Concert. Misfits perform with Bella Morte, Spank, Corrupted Youth, and The Republic Rats at Jaxx Concert Hall, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Holiday Crafts. The Holiday Craft show is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Juried crafters from around the region sell handcrafted goods, such as quilts, jewelry, glass, woodcrafts, artwork, dolls and toys, needlework and more. Children can visit Santa Claus and have their photos taken with him from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Shuttle buses will be available from Willow Wood Plaza and from Democracy Square. Admission is $3 for adults, free for children under 18. Call 703-385-7858 or visit www.fairfaxva.gov.

Concert. Crash Boom Bang! and Welbilt play at TT Reynolds, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-591-9292 or visit www.ttreynolds.com.

Family Film. A family-oriented film is screened at 10:30 a.m., at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. For all ages. Call 703-339-7385 for title.

Mystery. Help catch the culprit in a mystery at the library, at 2 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For ages 8-12. Call 703-644-7333.

Nature Presentation. Discover nocturnal wildlife with a Hidden Pond Nature Center naturalist, at 10:15 a.m., at the Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. For all ages. Call 703-451-8055.

Theater Performance. The Robinson High School Theatre department presents the comedy "Dick Barton, Special Agent: Episode IV: The Flight of the Phoenix," at 7:30 p.m., in the Russell Theater at Robinson, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Visit www.robinsondrama.org or call 703-426-2123.

Theater Performance. Lancer Theater presents "The Curious Savage," by John Patrick, at 7:30 p.m., at Robert E. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Road, Springfield. Tickets are $7 at the door.

Gem Show. The Northern Virginia Mineral Club, Inc. presents its 14th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at George Mason University's Student Union II building in Fairfax. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for seniors and teenagers, and free for children 12 and under, Scouts in uniform and GMU students. Call 703-680-7724 or e-mail nesmeyer@erols.com.

Art Exhibit. Work from local artists Sue Lynch, H. Trainor Roden and Kathleen Stark is displayed, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Savoir Flaire Gallery, 3940 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Call 703-292-9830.

Teen Summit. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) presents its Youthworks Teen Summit, from 3-7 p.m., at Great Little Zion Baptist Church, 10185 Zion Drive, Fairfax. For ages 10-20. The event, which includes dinner, is free, but registration is required. Contact Deloris Evans at men@eai.net or 703-821-6708.

Theater Performance. The Paul VI drama department presents "Charley's Aunt," at 2 p.m. (the understudy performance) and 7:30 p.m., in the school's auditorium, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Call 703-352-0925.

Theater Performance. The GMU Players present "Fefu and Her Friends," at 8 p.m., at the Black Box Theater on the GMU campus, located at the intersection of Route 123 and Braddock Road in Fairfax. The performance is free, but tickets are required. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Concert. Off Trax performs at Fat Tuesday's, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. Call 703-385-5717 or visit www.fatsfairfax.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 20

<cal2>Live Performance. Ballet Flamenco Jose Porcel performs its new work, "Pies en la Tierra," at 2 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $21-$42, and are available at www.tickets.com or 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Holiday Crafts. The Holiday Craft show is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Juried crafters from around the region sell handcrafted goods, such as quilts, jewelry, glass, woodcrafts, artwork, dolls and toys, needlework and more. Children can visit Santa Claus and have their photos taken with him from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Shuttle buses will be available from Willow Wood Plaza and from Democracy Square. Admission is $3 for adults, free for children under 18. Call 703-385-7858 or visit www.fairfaxva.gov.

Model Trains. N Scale Model Trains run, from 1-4 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. The cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children 4-10. Call 703-425-9225.

Blood Drive. An Inova blood drive is from 12-6 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For adults. Appointments are preferred. Call 703-698-3885.

Live Concert. Alison Krauss & Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas, perform at 8 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $31.50-45.50, and are available at the Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com, or 703-573-SEAT. Visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Gem Show. The Northern Virginia Mineral Club, Inc. presents its 14th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at George Mason University's Student Union II building in Fairfax. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for seniors and teenagers, and free for children 12 and under, Scouts in uniform and GMU students. Call 703-680-7724 or e-mail nesmeyer@erols.com.

Theater Performance. The Paul VI drama department presents "Charley's Aunt," at 2 p.m., in the school's auditorium, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Call 703-352-0925.

Theater Performance. The GMU Players present "Fefu and Her Friends," at 2 p.m., at the Black Box Theater on the GMU campus, located at the intersection of Route 123 and Braddock Road in Fairfax. The performance is free, but tickets are required. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.