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Dec. 6-12

To have community events listed free in the Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail Lea Mae Rice at lrice@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is two weeks prior to the event. 703-917-6459.

December

Bingo. Fridays, 7:15 p.m. at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. Call 703-273-3638 for cost.

Dance Club. Rene's Club offers dancing events Wednesday-Sunday, 3251 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. See www.renesclub.com or call 703-385-0077.

Walking Tour. Tour Old Town Fairfax with a guide Saturdays at 7 p.m. starting at the Sweet Life Café, 3950 Old Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Call 703-385-8414 for cost.

Snow Globes. Fair Oaks Mall is home to interactive snow globes featuring scenes from the movie "Fred Claus" at the mall, 11750 Fair Oaks, Fairfax. Free. For more visit www.ShopFairOaksMall.com or call 703-359-8302.

Photographic Exhibition. Photos from the JCCNV photography competition until Dec. 11 at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 703-323-0880.

Thursday/Dec. 6

Dance Performance. The GMU Dance Company presents their December Concert 8 p.m. at the Dance Performance Studio, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $10, $7. Tickets: 703-993-8888.

Taste of Braddock. Supervisor Sharon Bulova (D-Braddock) celebrates the holiday 5-7 p.m. at the Braddock District Meeting Hall, 9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-425-9300.

Concert. Holiday Roast of Jeremy 9:30 p.m. at TT Reynolds', 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Friday/Dec. 7

Holiday Concert. The King’s Singers perform their traditional Yule concert, "Joy to the World," 8 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $46, $38, $23. Tickets: call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Dance Performance. The GMU Dance Company presents their December Concert 8 p.m. at the Dance Performance Studio, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $10, $7. Tickets: 703-993-8888.

Holiday Tree Lighting. The Annandale Chamber of Commerce hosts a tree lighting ceremony and mixer 5-8 p.m. at Toll House Park, Annandale Road and Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Call Pat Sawhney at 703-658-4729.

Concert. Crucial Elements, Future and Justin Trawick perform 9:30 p.m. at TT Reynolds', 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Irish Music. Stringer Folk perform traditional Irish music 7-9:30 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Live in the Cellar. ThatGuy performs 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. in the cellar at the Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. $5. 703-293-9600.

Holiday Ball. Swing dance lessons, retro and current tunes for high schoolers 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Burke Volunteer Fire Department Hall, 9501 Old Burke Lake Road, Burke. Hosted by Young Life of Central Fairfax. $10. For tickets e-mail Ryan Clegg at younglifefairfax@hotmail.com.

First Fridays. 'Holiday noir' from the Theatre of the First Amendment and a jazzy 'Nutcracker Suite' from Jim Carrol's Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra 7:30 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-993-2195.

Saturday/Dec. 8

A Rockapella Holiday. The famous a capella singers perform 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $40, $32, $20. Tickets: see www.tickets.com or call 703-993-8888.

Dance Performance. The GMU Dance Company presents their December Concert 8 p.m. at the Dance Performance Studio, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $10, $7. Tickets: 703-993-8888.

Concert. Jackie Gino performs 9:30 p.m. at TT Reynolds', 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Irish Music. Stringer Folk perform traditional Irish music 7-9:30 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Sunday/Dec. 9

Santa Paws. Find out what the pet wants this Christmas 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Fair Oaks Mall, 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax. Keep pets on leashes. Visit www.ShopFairOaksMall.com.

Santa Claus. Meet Burke Centre’s Santa Claus 2-5 p.m. at the Ponds Community Center, 9837 Burke Pond Lane, Burke. 703-978-2928.

Winter Wonderland. The Annandale Brass performs with the Chris Johnston Trio 4 p.m. at the Ernst Community Cultural Center Forum, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. $10-$7. Hallelujah Chorus, Christmas Crackers, holiday favorites. Call 703-323-3114.

Second Sunday. History program on "Christmas in Camp," 12-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Living history with the 17th Virginia Infantry, Company D, "Fairfax Rifles" and the 1st MD Volunteer Infantry, U.S. 703-385-8414.

Acoustic Music. Dreamscapes Project performs 9 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Chanukah on Ice. Crafts, activities and figure skating show 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Fairfax Ice Arena, 3779 Picket Road, Fairfax. $10. 703-426-1980.

Holiday Concert. George Mason University Department of Music presents "Musical Gifts: From Our House to Your House" 7 p.m. at GMU's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $15-$20. Call 888-945-2468 or see www.tickets.com.

Tuesday/Dec. 11

Christmas Program. The Springfield Music Club presents Diana Peterson accompanied by Tim Ford 10 a.m. at Jordan Kitt's Music, 2748 Gallows Road, Vienna. Call Brenda Ihle at 703-250-6185.

Wednesday/Dec. 12

Chanukah Ends

Santa’s Ride. City of Fairfax police join other local officers to pick up donated gifts from collection boxes starting 11 a.m. throughout Fairfax. Donations still accepted. For collection box locations call 703-273-2889.

Thursday/Dec. 13

Sesame Street Live. "When Elmo Grows Up" 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Most seats $14. Tickets on sale Nov. 5, available at www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets or at 703-573-SEAT.

Friday/Dec. 14

Bonita Lestina. Carolyn Gregg and Con Brio perform "A Merry Little Christmas" 8 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-352-ARTS.

Sesame Street Live. "When Elmo Grows Up" 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $15-18. Tickets on sale Nov. 5, available at www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets or at 703-573-SEAT.

Concert. Rock 4 Kids concert 9:30 p.m. at TT Reynolds', 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Canadian Brass Christmas. Canadian Brass perform 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $50, $42, $25. Ages 12 and under half price. Tickets: 888-945-2468, www.tickets.com.

Irish Music. Cara performs traditional Irish music 7-9:30 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Live in the Cellar. Rise and Fall performs 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. in the cellar at the Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. $5. 703-293-9600.

Saturday/Dec. 15

Santa’s Hayride. Visit Santa Claus, drink hot chocolate and enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride 4-9 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Drive, Springfield. $8. Register in advance at 703-569-0285.

Pet Pictures with Santa. Visit "Santa Claws" 2-3 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. $5/pet. Reserve a spot: 703-569-0285.

Sesame Street Live. "When Elmo Grows Up" 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $15-18. Tickets on sale Nov. 5, available at www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets or at 703-573-SEAT.

Concert. Honeychuck performs 9:30 p.m. at TT Reynolds', 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Stan Kenton Christmas. The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra and the Capitol Bones Big Band perform swingin' holiday music 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $40, $32, $20. Ages 12 and under half price. Tickets: 888-945-2468, www.tickets.com.

Irish Music. Cara performs traditional Irish music 7-9:30 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Sunday/Dec. 16

Holiday Pops. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra performs 3-5:30 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Features Reston Chorale and W.T. Woodson High School Select Vocal Ensemble. $25-55. Tickets: www.tickets.com, 703-563-1990.

Sesame Street Live. "When Elmo Grows Up" 1 and 4:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $15-18. Tickets on sale Nov. 5, available at www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets or at 703-573-SEAT.

Acoustic Music. Phil Kominski performs 9 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Friday/Dec. 21

Celtic Christmas. Sior-Og performs 7:30 p.m. at Old Town Hall. 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Call 703-591-4058 for cost.

Concert. Cobbler performs 9:30 p.m. at TT Reynolds', 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Irish Music. Danny Schneible performs traditional Irish music 7-9:30 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Live in the Cellar. Junkfood performs 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. in the cellar at the Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. $5. 703-293-9600.

Saturday/Dec. 22

Christmas Pops. The City of Fairfax Band’s Christmas celebration guest stars vocalists Holly Bingham and Steven Cramer and host John Lyon 7 p.m. at the Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Santa holds court in lobby pre-concert. Free; tickets: www.fairfaxband.org, 703-757-0220 or info@fairfaxband.org.

Irish Music. Mad for the Road performs traditional Irish music 7-9:30 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Sunday/Dec. 23

Acoustic Music. David Davol performs 9 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Monday/Dec. 24

Christmas Eve

Tuesday/Dec. 25

Christmas Day

Concert. Bob performs with DJ Crispy 9:30 p.m. at TT Reynolds', 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Wednesday/Dec. 26

Kwanzaa Begins

Thursday/Dec. 27

Nutcracker Ballet. The Virginia Ballet Company and School presents "The Nutcracker," 2 and 7 p.m. at the Ernst Cultural Center Theatre, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. $15-$25. Tickets: 703-249-8227.

Concert. George's Birthday Bash 9:30 p.m. at TT Reynolds', 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Friday/Dec. 28

Nutcracker Ballet. The Virginia Ballet Company and School presents "The Nutcracker," 2 and 7 p.m. at the Ernst Cultural Center Theatre, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. $15-$25. Tickets: 703-249-8227.

Gather the Family. Celebrate the kind of holiday George Washington's family would have 5:30 p.m. at historic Woodlawn Plantation, 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. $15/adults, $5/ages 12 and under. Reservations required: call 703-780-4000 ext. 27.

Concert. Echoboomers perform 9:30 p.m. at TT Reynolds', 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Irish Music. Celtic Marc performs traditional Irish music 7-9:30 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Live in the Cellar. High Maintenance performs 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. in the cellar at the Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. $5. 703-293-9600.

Saturday/Dec. 29

Nutcracker Ballet. The Virginia Ballet Company and School presents "The Nutcracker," 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Ernst Cultural Center Theatre, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. $15-$25. Tickets: 703-249-8227.

Concert. Fistful of Fifties 9:30 p.m. at TT Reynolds', 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Irish Music. Celtic Marc performs traditional Irish music 7-9:30 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Sunday/Dec. 30

Acoustic Music. Manny Bernardo performs 9 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Musical Offering Concert. Musicians at the Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence perform Christmas music 5 p.m. at 6304 Lee Chapel Road, Burke. Free, donations to charities accepted. 703-455-7500.

Monday/Dec. 31

New Year's Eve

New Year at the Waterford. Ring in 2008 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Waterford at Fair Oaks, 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax. Open bar, buffet, live band, silent auction and more. $95/each, $890/table of 10. Benefits National MS Society, Epilepsy Foundation, Capital Hospice and United Cerebral Palsy. See www.apartyandapurpose.com for more, 703-574-3478.

New Year’s Eve Ball. A ball to benefit the Spotlight on the Arts celebration 9 p.m.-1 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-352-ARTS.

New Year’s Party. Cara performs Irish music 6-9 p.m. upstairs at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Champagne Toast 7 p.m. and 12 a.m. DJ performs in the cellar 10 p.m. with champagne toast, $10 cover. Reserve a spot at dinner: 703-293-9600.