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Oct. 17-24

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October

Photographic Exhibition. Shared images of Northern Virginia and Beit Shemesh/Yehuda Plains until Nov. 6 at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 703-323-0880.

Haunted History. Tour "one of the most haunted plantation houses in Virginia" with tours from 7–11 p.m. every 20 minutes at Woodlawn Plantation, 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. $15. To reserve a spot call 703-780-4000 ext. 26327.

Heritage Rose Tea and Tours. Learn about tea customs of the early 19th century followed by a tour of the Historic Woodlawn house 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. at Woolawn Plantation, 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. Tours of Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey house also available. $25 for tea and tour of Woodlawn, $30 for tea and tour of both houses. To reserve a spot call 703-780-4000 ext. 26327.

Dinner Theater. "Clue: The Musical" runs until Oct 14 and with buffet dinner at 6 p.m. at the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, Route 1 and Furnace Road in Lorton. "South Pacific" is Oct. 17-Dec. 31. For reservations and tickets, call 703-550-7384 or 703-494-6311.

Bingo. Early bird games start at 7 p.m. and regular games are 8 p.m. every Sunday and Tuesday night at the at the Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 7011 Backlick Road, Springfield. For more visit www.gsvfd.org.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. Mondays 6:30-9 p.m. and Tuesdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. 703-644-7333.

Thursday/Oct. 18

Concert. Kevin James performs at Kate’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Ice Tour. "High School Musical: The Ice Tour" is 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $75, $50, $30, $20, $15. Tickets at Ticketmaster outlets, Patriot Center Box Office, at 703-573-SEAT or at www.ticketmaster.com.

Friday/Oct. 19

Concert. Kevin James performs at Kate’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Ice Tour. "High School Musical: The Ice Tour" is 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $75, $50, $30, $20, $15. Tickets at Ticketmaster outlets, Patriot Center Box Office, at 703-573-SEAT or at www.ticketmaster.com.

Gershwin Concert. Pianist Leon Bates performs in "Gershwin on Broadway" 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $40, $32, $20. For tickets visit www.tickets.com or call 888-945-2468.

Mason Film Festival. At the Johnson Center Cinema, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Day passes are $15/adults, $10/students and seniors. Weekend passes are $30/adults, $20/students and seniors. The Center for the Arts Box Office sells day and weekend passes in advance, tickets for individual screenings sold at the door. For times, see www.masonfilm.org.

Jaxx Concert. City Sleeps performs with Madison Apart, Three Fold Trust and others 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $12/advance, $14/door. 703-569-5940.

Paint for Freedom. Paint a card for veterans as part of the National Society of Decorative Painter’s "Paint for Freedom: Pass It On" event 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Apple Tree, Inc., 5250E Port Royal Road, Springfield. Wooden cards $6, materials free. 703-321-9311.

Saturday/Oct. 20

Concert. Kevin James performs at Kate’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Archaeology Day. Be an historical archaeologist 12-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Supervised by Gunston Hall’s archaeology staff, screen for artifacts, clean and mend found objects and more. Hunting for George Mason’s Garden tour is 1:15 and 3:15 p.m. Under 14 must be accompanied by adult. Regular admission. 703-550-9220.

Jaxx Show. Mushroomhead performs with After Forever, The Agonist and others 6:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $20/advance, $22/door. 703-569-5940.

Ice Tour. "High School Musical: The Ice Tour" is 10:30 a.m., 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $75, $50, $30, $20, $15. Tickets at Ticketmaster outlets, Patriot Center Box Office, at 703-573-SEAT or at www.ticketmaster.com.

Ghost Train. Ride the Ghost Train through Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; last ticket sale 4:30 p.m. and last train departs 5:15 p.m. For information see www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.

Field Trip. Visit the Graves Mountain Lodge Apple Festival with the Fairfax County Park Authority. Bus departs the South County Government Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria at 9 a.m. and returns 6:30 p.m. $60 includes motorcoach, festival and lunch. 703-222-4664.

Golf Tournament. Junior-parent golf tournament 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Burke Lake’s golf course, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Two divisions: Adult/ Jr. 12 and under, Adult/Jr. 13-17. Registration $55/team, limited to 48 teams. Rain date Oct. 27. 703-323-1641.

Mason Film Festival. At the Johnson Center Cinema, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Day passes are $15/adults, $10/students and seniors. Weekend passes are $30/adults, $20/students and seniors. The Center for the Arts Box Office sells day and weekend passes in advance, tickets for individual screenings sold at the door. For times, see www.masonfilm.org.

Concert. Fairfax Symphony presents "Pictures at an Exhibition" and other Russian favorites with pianist Alon Goldstein 8 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets from $25. Call 888-945-2468 or see www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

Open House. The Mount Air Cultural Resource Park has a recognition ceremony and open house from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the park, 8600 Accotink Road, Alexandria. Mount Air was once a plantation built around 1750 on a 522-acre tract of land. For more, call 703-324-8662.

Paint for Freedom. Paint a card for veterans as part of the National Society of Decorative Painter’s "Paint for Freedom: Pass It On" event 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Apple Tree, Inc., 5250E Port Royal Road, Springfield. Wooden cards $6, materials free. 703-321-9311.

Sunday/Oct. 21

Fashions for the Cure. A jewelry fashion show and luncheon, "Passionately Pink for the Cure," is 12:30 p.m. at the Springfield Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. $25 includes food, beverage and gifts. Pre-register at julielawrence@cookielee.biz or 703-203-7767.

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 layout. Adults $2, children $1. 703-425-9225.

Star Kid Run/Walk. Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children hosts its annual Star Kid 8K Run/Walk 8 a.m. at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $20/adults, $10/children. To register online, visit www.runwashington.com.

Historic Huntley Fall Open House. Visit Historic Huntley, a federal-style villa built in 1825 for Thomson Mason, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Park, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Sponsored by Friends of Historic Huntley. Free. 703-768-2525. For more see www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.

Jaxx Show. Hardcore Promotions show 2:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 2 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Ice Tour. "High School Musical: The Ice Tour" is 12 and 4 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $75, $50, $30, $20, $15. Tickets at Ticketmaster outlets, Patriot Center Box Office, at 703-573-SEAT or at www.ticketmaster.com.

Ghost Train. Ride the Ghost Train through Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; last ticket sale 4:30 p.m. and last train departs 5:15 p.m. For information see www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.

Field Trip. Take in the scenic Blue Ridge at Shenandoah/Skyline National Park with the Fairfax County Park Authority. Bus departs the South County Government Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria at 7 a.m. and returns 7 p.m. $57 includes motorcoach and admission. 703-222-4664.

Mason Film Festival. At the Johnson Center Cinema, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Day passes are $15/adults, $10/students and seniors. Weekend passes are $30/adults, $20/students and seniors. The Center for the Arts Box Office sells day and weekend passes in advance, tickets for individual screenings sold at the door. For times, see www.masonfilm.org.

Tuesday/Oct. 23

Concert. Rocky Guttmann performs at Kate’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Trick-Or-Treat. Whole Foods Market offers a Halloween event 4-7 p.m. at the store, 8402 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Children can fill their Halloween bags with healthy treats, and Halloween bags will be sold to benefit Inova Pediatric Center starting Oct. 8. For more call 703-644-2500.

Jaxx Concert. Killah Priest performs with Ododat, Pro'verb and Revolution 7:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 7 p.m. $15/advance, $17/door. 703-569-5940.

Cruise Night. Preferred Travel Inc. hosts representatives from various cruise lines 6-9 p.m. at Milano’s Family Restaurant, 6230-G Rolling Road, Springfield. Door prizes, refreshments. RSVP to Cindy at 703-644-6844.

Wednesday/Oct. 24

Concert. Rocky Guttmann performs at Kate’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Jaxx Show. Agent Orange performs 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $12/advance, $14/door. 703-569-5940.

Thursday/Oct. 25

Concert. Rocky Guttmann performs at Kate’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Jaxx Show. Prong performs with Saint Diablo and Stoic 7:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 7 p.m. $15/advance, $18/door. 703-569-5940.

Friday/Oct. 26

Concert. Rocky Guttmann performs at Kate’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Dance Performance. The Martha Graham Dance Company performs 8 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $40, $32, $20. Call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Haunted History Tours. Hear tales of people who have encountered evidence of Woodlawn’s other-worldly inhabitants and explore ghostly areas of Woodlawn 7-10 p.m. every 20 minutes at Woodlawn Plantation, 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. $15/person, under 10 not recommended. Reservations required. Call 703-780-4000 ext. 263327, visit www.woodlawn1805.org.

Jaxx Concert. Evick performs 8 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 7:30 p.m. Ages 12 and up. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Saturday/Oct. 27

VolunteerFest. Volunteer Fairfax teams up with 27 agencies in Fairfax County for a community-wide day of service. For information on projects or to register by Oct. 26 visit www.volunteerfairfax.org or call Erin Caplin at 703-246-3470.

Concert. Rocky Guttmann performs at Kate’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Halloween Book Signing. Author Francie Donnell of Reston and illustrator Donna Merchant of Dale City sign their book "Goblins Will Be Seen When It’s Time for Halloween" 1-4 p.m. at 309 Mill St., Occoquan. More information is available at www.2DonnBooks.com.

Haunted History Tours. Hear tales of people who have encountered evidence of Woodlawn’s other-worldly inhabitants and explore ghostly areas of Woodlawn 7-10 p.m. every 20 minutes at Woodlawn Plantation, 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. $15/person, under 10 not recommended. Reservations required. Call 703-780-4000 ext. 263327, visit www.woodlawn1805.org.

Open-Hearth Cooking Class. Acquire the basics of 18th-century hearth cooking from veteran members of Gunston Hall’s Historic Foodways Program, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. $99 includes tuition, materials. Call 703-658-1201 to register, call 703-658-1222 for information.

Jaxx Show. J Pop Halloween Concert Ball begins 5 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Salia’s solo album debut; special guests Psychic Lover. Ages 16 and up, doors 4:30 p.m. $15/advance, $2o/door. 703-569-5940.

Dance Concert. Tango Buenos Aires performs 8 p.m. at the George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $44, $36, $22. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Halloween Goblin Golf. Venture out onto the haunted golf course for a round of glow-in-the-dark golf or tell stories around the beach campfire 6-9 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. $6/person. 703-569-0285.

Ghost Train. Ride the Ghost Train through Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; last ticket sale 4:30 p.m. and last train departs 5:15 p.m. For information see www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.

Howl-o-ween. Lake Accotink hosts its annual Canine Costume Contest and Boneyard Hunt 2-4 p.m. at the park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Compete for prizes, and dig up treats in the "boneyard." Dogs must be leashed and friendly to people and other dogs. $5/dog. Register in advance at 703-569-0285.

Field Trip. Visit Haunted Cape May, N.J. with the Fairfax County Park Authority. Bus departs the South County Government Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria at 6 a.m. and returns 10:30 p.m. $80 includes motorcoach, trolley tour admission, guide and lunch. 703-222-4664.

Field Trip. Take a ride on the Western Maryland Scenic Steam Train in Cumberland, Md. with the Fairfax County Park Authority. Bus departs the South County Government Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria at 7:30 a.m. and returns 6:30 p.m. $76includes motorcoach and train ticket. 703-222-4664.

Concert. The Northern Virginia Chorale presents "A Concert of Remembrance" in memory of William Braun, 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5800 Backlick Road, Springfield. $15/sdvance, $20/door, $10/students. Call 703-239-2180 or visit www.northernvirginiachorale.org.

Haunted Trail. The Buckley bridge is fixed, so Clifton’s Haunted Trail is back, 7-10 p.m. in downtown Clifton (follow signs for parking). $6, not for young children or the easily frightened. E-mail Lane Johnston at lgjohnson@cox.net to volunteer; for information see www.cliftonva.us.

Sunday/Oct. 28

Dance Concert. Tango Buenos Aires performs 7 p.m. at the George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $44, $36, $22. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Haunted History Tours. Hear tales of people who have encountered evidence of Woodlawn’s other-worldly inhabitants and explore ghostly areas of Woodlawn 7-10 p.m. every 20 minutes at Woodlawn Plantation, 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. $15/person, under 10 not recommended. Reservations required. Call 703-780-4000 ext. 263327, visit www.woodlawn1805.org.

Open-Hearth Cooking Class. Acquire the basics of 18th-century hearth cooking from veteran members of Gunston Hall’s Historic Foodways Program, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. $99 includes tuition, materials. Call 703-658-1201 to register, call 703-658-1222 for information.

Jaxx Show. Hardcore Promotions’ Halloween Show is 2:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 2 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Tour de Lee. Supervisor Dana Kauffman (D-Lee) presents Tour de Lee, a bicycle event for the whole family at Beulah Park, 7119 Beulah St., Alexandria. Registration begins 8:30 a.m. To help with the event call 703-971-6262.

Ghost Train. Ride the Ghost Train through Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; last ticket sale 4:30 p.m. and last train departs 5:15 p.m. For information see www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.

Field Trip. Spend the day at Charlestown, W.Va.’s races and slots with the Fairfax County Park Authority. Bus departs the South County Government Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria at 9 a.m. and returns 7 p.m. $80 includes motorcoach, buffet brunch and racing form. 703-222-4664.

Tuesday/Oct. 30

Concert. Tony Munnings performs at Kate’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Wednesday/Oct. 31

Concert. Tony Munnings performs at Kate’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Jaxx Halloween Show. Lizzy Borden performs 8 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 7:30 p.m. $15/advance, $18/door. Ages 21 and up. 703-569-5940.

November

Photographic Exhibition. Shared images of Northern Virginia and Beit Shemesh/Yehuda Plains Oct. 9-Nov. 6 at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 703-323-0880.

Photographic Exhibition. Photos from the JCCNV photography competition Nov. 6-Dec. 11 at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 703-323-0880.

Thursday/Nov. 1

Concert. Tony Munnings performs at Kate’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road, Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Decorative Arts Symposium. "Near and Far Sighted: Refocusing on Regionalism and Imports in Virginia (Part I)" is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Explores regional characteristics of furniture made in Virginia’s Lowcountry, Piedmont, and Backcountry. Reserve in advance. $85, $70/Friends of Gunston Hall. Call 703-550-9220 to register.

Jaxx Concert. Quietdrive and Just Surrender perform with other bands 5:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 5 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Friday/Nov. 2

Jaxx Concert. Therion performs with Aesma Daeva, Division and others 7:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 7 p.m. $18/advance, $20/door. 703-569-5940.

Saturday/Nov. 3

Folk Concert. Grammy-winning flatpicker Doc Watson performs "Hills of Home" 8 p.m. at the George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $40, $32, $20. Ages 12 and under half price. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Jaxx Concert. Bill Deal's Rhondels performs with High Octane 8 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 7:30 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $15/advance, $20/door. 703-569-5940.

Calligrafest. Celebrate the art of elegant writing at the 9th Annual Holiday Calligrafest 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Silent auction, workshops, raffles, Calligraflea Market. $5, under 12 free. For information visit www.calligraphersguild.org.

Balalaika Concert. The Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra returns to the D.C. area after more than a decade 7:30 p.m. at the Ernst Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. $20/general, $18/seniors and students, under 12 free. Order online at www.balalaika.org or call 703-549-2010.

Sunday/Nov. 4

Orchestra Concert. The 242-year-old Norwegian Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra performs 4 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $56, $48, $28. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Saturday/Nov. 10

Militia Muster: America at Peace. Explore the role of the militia in post-Revolutionary Virginia with a military reenactment 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Regular admission. Call 703-550-9220.

Concert. Fairfax Symphony presents Wagner’s "Rienzi Overture," Shostakovich’s "Symphony No. 1" and Barber’s "Violin Concerto" with guest Guillermo Figueroa, violinist and conductor, 8 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets from $25. Call 888-945-2468 or see www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

Orchestra Concert. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents "Masterworks 2" with William Hudson, music director and Guillermo Figueroa, violin and guest conductor, 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets: 1-888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

Sunday/Nov. 11

Young Wild Things Tour. Fall Out Boy and Gym Class Heroes perform 7 p.m. with Plain White T’s and Cute Is What We Aim For at The George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $35. Tickets at Ticketmaster outlets, Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT.

Militia Muster: America at Peace. Explore the role of the militia in post-Revolutionary Virginia with a military reenactment 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Regular admission. Call 703-550-9220.

Keyboard Conversations. Pianist Jeffrey Siegel performs "Festive French Fare," 7 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Young Artists Musicale is 6 p.m. in the lobby. $38, $30, $19; under 12 half price. For tickets call at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.