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<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 2

<cal2>Theater Performance. Theater of the First Amendment presents "Lift: Icarus and Me," at 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $25, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 3

<cal2>Theater Performance. Theater of the First Amendment presents "Lift: Icarus and Me," at 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $30, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Theater Performance. George Mason University Players Studio Series presents "Eccentricities of a Nightingale" at 8 p.m. at the Black Box, on the Fairfax campus. Free but tickets required. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Dance. Parents without Partners is having a singles dance from 8 p.m.-midnight at Elk's Lodge, 8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. $10/members, $14/non-members with $2 off with copy of ad. Call Donna 703-362-6496 or Dave 703-543-8215.

Theater Performance. STAR Company's Homeschool Instructional Theatre Society presents the comedy classic, "Harvey" 7 p.m. at the Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. Tickets are $10 in advance, $8 for students and seniors in advance, and $12 at the door. Call 703-978-8390.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 4

<cal2>Live Show. The Ahn Trio perform classical music at 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $20-40, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Theater Performance. Theater of the First Amendment presents "Lift: Icarus and Me," at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., at George Mason University's Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $25-30, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Chocolate Lovers Festival. The festival takes place in downtown Fairfax with many activities including Chocolate Challenge, taste of chocolate, pancake breakfast and activities for children. Advanced tickets will be sold until Feb. 3, for $5. Visit www.chocolatefestival.net for activities, times and prices.

Seminar. Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. (CFI) presents its fourth annual Events 101 community event planning workshop from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Enjoy a day of learning how to develop successful programming, securing sponsorships, public relations planning, and much more. The cost for the conference is $49 per Fairfax County resident, $69 for non-Fairfax County organizations and for-profit businesses, and $29 for student registrants. For more information on attending Events 101, call 703-324-5303 or visit www.events101.org.

Theater Performance. George Mason University Players Studio Series presents "Eccentricities of a Nightingale" at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Black Box, on the Fairfax campus. Free but tickets required. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Theater Performance. STAR Company's Homeschool Instructional Theatre Society presents the comedy classic, "Harvey" starting at 7 p.m. at the Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. Tickets are $10 in advance, $8 for students and seniors in advance, and $12 at the door. Call 703-978-8390.

Black History: A Celebration of Community. An event for the whole family from 12-3 p.m. at Pohick Library in Burke. Call 703-644-7333 to attend.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 5

<cal2>Theater Performance. Theater of the First Amendment presents "Lift: Icarus and Me," at 2 p.m., at George Mason University's Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $25, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Chocolate Lovers Festival. The festival takes place in downtown Fairfax with many activities including Chocolate Challenge, taste of chocolate, pancake breakfast and activities for children. Advanced tickets will be sold until Feb. 3, for $5. Visit www.chocolatefestival.net for activities, times and prices.

Theater Performance. George Mason University Players Studio Series presents "Eccentricities of a Nightingale" at 2 p.m. at the Black Box, on Fairfax campus. Free but tickets required. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Theater Performance. STAR Company's Homeschool Instructional Theatre Society presents the comedy classic, "Harvey" starting at 2 p.m. at the Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. Tickets are $10 in advance, $8 for students and seniors in advance, and $12 at the door. Call 703-978-8390.

Forum. Annual Black history forum "Honoring our History in Black and White Images." From 2-4 p.m. at West Springfield High School. The Black History contest will feature students from Flint Hill High School, West Potomac High School and West Springfield High School. Free. Call Hellon Moore 703-528-1176 or e-mail hellon@moore.net.

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 6

<cal2>Children’s Performance. The Home School Family Band performs from 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. Call 703-352-ARTS or visit www.fairfaxarts.org.

Fund-raiser. Lynbrook Elementary School’s PTA is hosting a fund-raiser from 5–8 p.m. at Silver Diner, 6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield. A portion of the sales will be donated to the school for PTA activities. Call 703-924-1701.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 7

<cal2>Barney Live. "Barney Live! The Let's Go Tour," is at 6:30 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $18.50-$28.50, and are available at the Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com, or 703-573-SEAT. Visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Orchestra Performance. Join the George Mason University Symphony Orchestra for a performance starting at 8 p.m. at the concert hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $7/adult and $5/students and seniors. Tickets are available through tickets.com, 888-945-2468 or in person at the Center for the Arts box office. Call 703-993-8888 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Exhibit. The Heart of Winter, featuring watercolor paintings by Shirley Hales of Lorton opens at Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. The exhibit runs through Mar. 6. Gallery hours are Monday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 703-494-0584.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 8

<cal2>Barney Live. "Barney Live! The Let's Go Tour," is at 6:30 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $18.50-$28.50, and are available at the Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com, or 703-573-SEAT. Visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Railroad Forum. The Friends of the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum hosts a quarterly forum from 7:30-9 p.m. at the railroad museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Ira Reed, a collector of Virginia railroad memorabilia for nearly three decades, will tell some of the story of Virginia's railroads as seen through a representative selection of artifacts from his extensive collection. Free. 425-9225.

Meeting. To learn more about NARFE or become a member, please join the members of Springfield Chapter 893 at 1 p.m. at The American Legion Post 176, 6520 Amherst Ave., Springfield. Contact Chapter President, Joan McDonald at 703-643-2658 or by e-mail at vpmjam@aol.com.

Photograph Exhibit. "The Children of South Africa: The Way Forward." Opening reception is from 7-9 p.m. Photographs as seen through the eyes of Fulbright-Hays Scholars can be viewed at Mason Hall Gallery, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, through March 22. Free. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Fund-raiser. Teen Age Girls in Focus (TGIF), a teenage Girl Scout program is hosting a fund-raiser from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at Silver Diner, 6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield. A portion of the sales will be donated to the Girl Scouts. 703-924-1701.

<cal1> Thursday/Feb. 9

<cal2>Luncheon. The Springfield/Alexandria Women’s Connection invites everyone to “Love in the Air” on Feb. 9 at the Fort Belvoir Officer’s Club from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost of $14.00 includes the luncheon and free child-care for 6 months- 6 years. Reservations must be made by noon, Monday, Feb. 6, to 703-768-4186, or 703-451-0677 or e-mail to SprngAlexWmnConn@msn.com. Come be serenaded by the all-male octet, “The Joint Heirs.” Former newborn photographer and present MOPS teacher, Patricia Evans, will share “Playing dress-up with paper dolls.”

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 10

<cal2>Live Concert. The Old Town Hall Performance Series features Ensemble Gaudior, at 8 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive in Fairfax. Visit www.fairfaxarts.org or call 703-352-ARTS.

Live Performance. The Mark Morris Dance Group performs at 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $22-44, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Live Performance. Vagina Monologues presented by George Mason University Sexual Assault Services starts at 8 p.m. at Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $25 adults, $10 faculty and staff, $5 students. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or call 1-888-945-2468 for tickets.

Theater Performance. STAR Company's Homeschool Instructional Theatre Society presents the comedy classic, "Harvey" starting at 7 p.m. at the Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. Tickets are $10 in advance, $8 for students and seniors in advance, and $12 at the door. Call 703-978-8390.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 11

<cal2>Live Performance. The Mark Morris Dance Group performs at 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $22-44, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Live Performance. Vagina Monologues presented by George Mason University Sexual Assault Services starts at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $25 adults, $10 faculty and staff, $5 students. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa or call 1-888-945-2468 for tickets.

Theater Performance. STAR Company's Homeschool Instructional Theatre Society presents the comedy classic, "Harvey" starting at 7 p.m. at the Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. Tickets are $10 in advance, $8 for students and seniors in advance, and $12 at the door. Call 703-978-8390.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 12

<cal2>Live performance. Capitol Steps performs 7 p.m., at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $25/person or $20/groups of 10 or more. Call 703-923-0132.

Live Performance. Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic performs 5 p.m., at Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Road, Alexandria. Tickets are $10/person and can be purchased at the door or online at www.wmpa.us or call 703-799-8229.

Concert. The United States Army Chorus will present a free concert at 4 p.m. at Truro Church, 10520 Main Street, Fairfax., with a broad range of works, from patriotic standards to classical to Broadway. A reception and art exhibit featuring the artwork of orphans from St. Petersburg, Russia and Washington, D.C. will follow the concert. Call 703-273-1300 ext. 220 or visit www.trurochurch.org.

Theater Performance. STAR Company's Homeschool Instructional Theatre Society presents the comedy classic, "Harvey" starting at 2 p.m. at the Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington. Tickets are $10 in advance, $8 for students and seniors in advance, and $12 at the door. Call 703-978-8390.

Civil War discussion. Susan Inskeep Gray, curator of the City of Fairfax's Office of Historic Resources, will present "Love and Legacy: The Civil War Romance of Antonia Ford and Major Joseph C. Willard," at 2 p.m., at Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main Street, Fairfax. Free. 703-385-8414.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 14

<cal2>Music event. The Springfield Music club has a program scheduled from 10 a.m.-noon at Jordan Kitt's Music, 2748 Gallows Road, Vienna. Call 703-573-6070.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 16

<cal2>Concert. Third Day, featuring the David Crowder Band, performs at 7 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $27.50 and $17.50, and are available at the Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com, or 703-573-SEAT. Visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Live Music. The Friday Morning Music Club concert is at 11 a.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive in Fairfax. Visit www.fairfaxarts.org or call 703-352-ARTS.

Recital. George Mason University music faculty present a recital featuring Dale Underwood on the saxophone. 8:30 p.m. in the Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 17

<cal2>Live Concert. Martina McBride performs at 7:30 p.m., at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $49.50, and are available at the Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com, or 703-573-SEAT. Visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Live Performance. Virginia Opera presents Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," at 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $44-84, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Women's Choral Concert. The Women's Ensemble of W.T. Woodson High School will sing at 7:30 p.m. at W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. This concert will preview the music that they will sing for 1,200 choral directors in February. Visit www.woodsonchorus.org/aout.htm.

<cal1>Saturday/Feb. 18

<cal2> CD release party. Join local bands Trip Lizard and Nuclears as they celebrate a CD release party for District Label at Chief Ikes Mambo Room, 1725 Columbia Road, Washington, D.C. CDs are available for $10-$12 or by the song for $.50 each. Visit www.districtrecords.com.

<cal1>Sunday/ Feb. 19

<cal2>Model Train Event. N Scale Model Trains will be running from 1-4 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road. The Northern Virginia NTRAK model train club will host their monthly display. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children 4 -10. Call 703-425-9225.

Live Performance. Virginia Opera presents Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," at 2 p.m., at the Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $44-84, and are available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-945-2468. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 20

<cal2> Children’s Performance. Brooksie Wells presents musical fun from 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. Call 703-352-ARTS or visit www.fairfaxarts.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 22

<cal2>Fund-raiser. Hayfield SS Student Council is having a fund-raiser from 5:30-8:30 p.m., at Silver Diner, 6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield. A portion of the sales will be donated to support the students’ activities at Hayfield SS. Call 703-924-1701.