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March

Dinner Theater. Lazy Susan Dinner Theater will be performing Agatha Christie's "Appointment with Death," Tuesday through Sunday nights until March 18. Lazy Susan Dinner Theater is located at the corner of Route 1 and Furnace Road in Lorton. Tickets $42.95 for Saturday performances, all other tickets $39.95. Call 703-550-7384 for tickets.

Dinner Theater. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is March 21-July 22 with buffet dinner at 6 p.m. at the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, Route 1 and Furnace Road in Lorton. For reservations and ticket information, call 703-550-7384 or 703-494-6311.

Friday/March 16

Concert. Mana performs 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $78, $63, $48. Available at all Ticketmaster outlets including Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com, or 703-573-SEAT. Call 703-993-3000 for more.

Rock Concert. Temple of Brutality performs with Krass Judgment and more 6:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $12/advance, $15/door. 703-569-5940.

Saturday/March 17

Masterworks Concert. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents a Masterworks Series concert 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Composer Joan Tower conducts her own “Made in America,” music director William Hudson conducts Dvorak’s “New World” symphony and Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 3” with soloist Ji-Yong. For tickets call 1-888-945-2468 or see tickets.com.

First Light Festival. Theater of the First Amendment offers a reading of winning plays from the Fairfax County High School and George Mason playwriting competitions 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at GMU’s TheaterSpace, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. See www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Arts and Crafts Show. Garfield Elementary PTA sponsors an Arts and Crafts Show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the school, 7101 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Free. Over 65 exhibitors sell handcrafted items. 703-725-8672.

Antiques Show. George Mason University hosts an antiques show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Field House, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $7/adult, under 12 free. For more call 301-654-6483.

Rock Concert. Headbang for the Highway performs with many others 3:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 3 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Book Signing. Austin S. Camacho signs his mystery novels 1-4 p.m. at Borders Express, Springfield Mall, Springfield. For more see www.ascamacho.com.

Sunday/March 18

Train Show. N Scale Model Trains run 1-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. The Northern Virginia NTRAK model train club hosts their monthly modular setup. $2/adults, $1/ages 4-10. 703-425-9225.

First Light Festival. Theater of the First Amendment offers a reading of new professional plays from Karen Zacarías, Jack Gilhooley and Gwydion Suilebhan 1-7 p.m. at GMU’s TheaterSpace, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. See www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Antiques Show. George Mason University hosts an antiques show 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Field House, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $7/adult, under 12 free. For more call 301-654-6483.

Rock Concert. The Shadow Academy performs with According to Plan, the Dying Breed and more 4:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 4 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Tuesday/March 20

Concert. Powerman 5000 performs with Saint Diablo, BOB, Six-Killer, MAIM and Burning Halo at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All ages. $17/advance and $20/door. Call 703-569-5940.

Home Maintenance Fair. 7-9 p.m. at Crestwood Elementary School, 6010 Hanover Ave., Springfield. Businesses call 703-569-0923 to register. Free. For more see www.springfieldcivic.org.

Pops Concert. George Mason Symphony Orchestra presents "Music For Medicine," 8 p.m. at the GMU Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $10/adults, $7/students, seniors. Call 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Wednesday/March 21

Chamber Music Concert. George Mason University Chamber Ensembles perform 8 p.m. at the George Mason University's Harris Theater, Route 123 and Braddock Road in Fairfax. $10/adults, $7 students/seniors. For tickets call 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. For more see www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Jazz Concert. George Mason University Jazz Ensemble performs 8 p.m. at the George Mason University's Concert Hall, Route 123 and Braddock Road in Fairfax. $10/adults, $7 students/seniors. For tickets call 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. For more see www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Concert. Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society perform with Sanctity 8 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 7 p.m. $40/advance, $45/door. 703-569-5940.

Thursday/March 22

Visual Voices. Panel on "Art in Public Spaces," 7:30-9 p.m., in the Fine Arts Building, B104 at George Mason University. Part of Visual Voices, a new professional art and art history lecture series at GMU. Free. Visit www.avt.gmu.edu/voices.html or call 703-993-8898 for more.

Concert. Trouble performs with Earth Ride, Lord, King Giant and Ol'Scratch at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 7 p.m. All ages. $15/advance and $18/door. Call 703-569-5940.

Concert. Trouble performs with Earth Ride, Lord, King Giant and Ol' Scratch 7:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 7 p.m. $15/advance, $18/door. 703-569-5940.

Friday/March 23

Concert. Eddie Ojeda and others perform 7:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 7 p.m. $12/advance, $15/door. Ages 21 and up. 703-569-5940.

Saturday/March 24

Concert. Fu Manchu performs with Valient, Thorr and Artimus Pyledriver at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 6 p.m. All ages. $15/advance and $18/door. Call 703-569-5940.

Country Concert. Dierks Bentley performs in his “Locked & Loaded” tour 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Guest starring Nashville Star finalist Miranda Lambert. $39.75, $34.75. Tickets available at Ticketmaster outlets, Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT. For more visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Genealogy Conference. The Fairfax and Mount Vernon Genealogical Societies sponsor a conference at the Marriott Fairfax, Fair Oaks Mall, 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax. A Genealogy Expo features over 25 vendors selling genealogy-related books and materials. For more or to register see www.fxgs.org.

Kite Festival. Go fly a kite 12-5 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Colonial activities, puppet show, fire truck, colonial plant sale and more. $8/adults, $7/seniors, $4/ages 6-18, free under 6. For more call 703-550-9220.

Open House. The Franconia Museum offers an open house 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the museum, 6121 Franconia Road, Franconia. For more e-mail franconiamuseum@yahoo.com.

Sunday/March 25

Vocal Concert. The George Mason University Chorale and Chamber Singers perform 4 p.m. at the GMU Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $10/adults, $7/students, seniors. Call 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Concert. The Haunted and Dark Tranquillity perform with Info Eternity, Scar Symmetry and Undaunted 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $18/advance, $20/door. 703-569-5940.

Monday/March 26

Concert. Mushroomhead performs with The Human Abstract, Psyclon Nine and more 7 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6:30 p.m. $17/advance, $20/door. 703-569-5940.

Thursday/March 29

Concert. 1349 performs with Goatwhore, Nachtmystium, Averse Sefira and Terrorkult at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors open at 6 p.m. All ages. $16/advance and $18/door. Call 703-569-5940.

Circus. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to town at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $14-$28. For tickets, visit www.ringling.com, contact www.ticketmaster.com, or call 703-573-SEAT.

Friday/March 30

Circus. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to town at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $14-$28. For tickets, visit www.ringling.com, contact www.ticketmaster.com, or call 703-573-SEAT.

Opera. Virginia Opera performs Pietro Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s “I Pagliacci” 8 p.m at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4000 University Drive, Fairfax. Free wine and cheese at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby. $44-$86. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Concert. Funny Money performs with Baby Jayne, Bucket, Cobra Kisses and others 7:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 7 p.m. $12/advance, $14/door. Ages 21 and up. 703-569-5940.

Saturday/March 31

Circus. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to town at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $14-$28. For tickets, visit www.ringling.com, contact www.ticketmaster.com, or call 703-573-SEAT.

Watershed Clean-Up. 19th annual Potomac River Watershed Clean-Up Day 8:30 a.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton. Meet at Shelter 3. 9-1 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Meet at marina. RSVP to Pohick at 703-339-6104 or pohick@nvrpa.org, or to Lake Accotink at 703-569-0285.

Concert. Bella Morte and others perform 4:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 4 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

April

Dinner Theater. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" runs until July 22 with buffet dinner at 6 p.m. at the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, Route 1 and Furnace Road in Lorton. For reservations and ticket information, call 703-550-7384 or 703-494-6311.

Sunday/April 1

Circus. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to town at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $14-$28. For tickets, visit www.ringling.com, contact www.ticketmaster.com, or call 703-573-SEAT.

Opera. Virginia Opera performs Pietro Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s “I Pagliacci” 8 p.m at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4000 University Drive, Fairfax. Free wine and cheese at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby. $48-$90. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Concert. George Mason University Department of Music presents an April Fool's Day Concert 7 p.m. at the GMU Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. Call 1-888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.