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Oct. 25-31

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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. Tea and 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/Woodlawn, $30/both houses. Call 703-780-4000 ext. 26327.

Dinner Theater. "South Pacific" runs until Dec. 31 with buffet dinner at 6 p.m. at the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, Route 1 and Furnace Road in Lorton. 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. 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.

Tricks and Treats. The Occoquan Merchants Association sponsors Halloween Tricks and Treats 2-4 p.m. in historic Occoquan. Mummy Wrap contest at 124 Mill St., Scarecrow races on Poplar Alley, Pumpkin Face Painting at 406 Mill St., and book signing at 309 Mill St. Each child receives a treat bag. For more visit www.occoquan.com.

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.

Theater Performance. The Greenspring Players present "Spirit," 7:30 p.m. at the Village Square Theater, 7410 Spring Village Drive, Springfield. $5. For reservations, call Evelyn Jackson at 703-451-2537.

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.

Theater Performance. The Greenspring Players present "Spirit," 7:30 p.m. at the Village Square Theater, 7410 Spring Village Drive, Springfield. $5. For reservations, call Evelyn Jackson at 703-451-2537.

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.

Theater Performance. The Greenspring Players present "Spirit," 2 p.m. at the Village Square Theater, 7410 Spring Village Drive, Springfield. $5. For reservations, call Evelyn Jackson at 703-451-2537.

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.

Jazz for Justice. The George Mason University Jazz Ensemble and the Fairfax Law Foundation team up at 8 p.m. the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Benefits the charitable endeavors of the Fairfax Law Foundation. $20/adults, $15/students and seniors. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Theater Performance. The Greenspring Players present "Spirit," 7:30 p.m. at the Village Square Theater, 7410 Spring Village Drive, Springfield. $5. For reservations, call Evelyn Jackson at 703-451-2537.

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.

Jaxx Show. Creature Feature 3:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 3 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Monday/Nov. 5

Jaxx Show. Walls of Jericho, Suicide Silence and other bands perform 5:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 5 p.m. $12/advance, $14/door. 703-569-5940.

Tuesday/Nov. 6

Jaxx Show. Lovehatehero performs with other bands 4:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 4 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Wednesday/Nov. 7

Jaxx Show. Dead To Fall performs with other bands 5:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 5 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Thursday/Nov. 8

Jaxx Show. Autovaughn performs with Plain Jane Automobile 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door. 703-569-5940.

Friday/Nov. 9

Jaxx Show. Enslaved performs with Arsis, The Agonist and other bands 7 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6:30 p.m. $18/advance, $20/door. 703-569-5940.

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.

Art Reception. Meet artist Karen K. Ching and see exhibit "The French Countryside," 12-4 p.m. at the Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.

Jaxx Show. Dope performs with Bobaflex, The Autumn Offering and others 6:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $18/advance, $20/door. 703-569-5940.

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.

Jaxx Show. Helmet performs with Totimoshi and others 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Doors 6 p.m. $17/advance, $20/door. 703-569-5940.

Monday/Nov. 12

Veteran’s Day Commemoration. Learn about the important roles Mason played to further the cause of independence 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Regular admission, free for active military personnel and veterans. Call 703-550-9220.

Wednesday/Nov. 14

History Forum. Historian and preservationist Mark Trbovich presents "24 hours at Manassas Junction" at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Free, donations appreciated. 703-425-9225.

Friday/Nov. 16

Concert. The NVCC-Annandale Symphony Orchestra performs 8 p.m. at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. $15/adults, $10/seniors and teens, children free. 703-569-0973.

Theater Performance. Los Angeles-based theater group The Actors’ Gang brings Orwell’s "1984" to the stage 8 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Partial nudity and strong language. $34, $26, $17. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Saturday/Nov. 17

Family Day. Stories, small exhibit and sharing at the American Indian Heritage Month Family Day 12-2 p.m. at the Color Book Gallery, 308D Poplar Alley, Occoquan. 703-494-1994.

Gem Show. The Northern Virginia Mineral Club, Inc. hosts its 16th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Student Union II, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $4/adults, $2/seniors and teens, under 13 free. Scouts, GMU students also free. E-mail rockcllctr@aol.com.

Dance Performance. The Georgian State Dance Company performs 8 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $46, $38, $23; 12 and under half price. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Craft Show. The City of Fairfax hosts its annual Holiday Craft Show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-385-7858.

Sunday/Nov. 18

Train Show. Kick off the holidays with N Scale Model Trains at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum 1-4 p.m. at the museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. $2/adults, $1/children. 703-425-9225.

Gem Show. The Northern Virginia Mineral Club, Inc. hosts its 16th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Student Union II, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $4/adults, $2/seniors and teens, under 13 free. Scouts, GMU students also free. E-mail rockcllctr@aol.com.

Dance Performance. The Georgian State Dance Company performs 4 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $46, $38, $23; 12 and under half price. For tickets call 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com.

Craft Show. The City of Fairfax hosts its annual Holiday Craft Show 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-385-7858.

Saturday/Nov. 24

Lipizzaner Stallions. The World-Famous Lipizzaner Stallions perform 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $41, $33.50 and $25.50. Tickets available at Ticketmaster outlets, Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT.

Sunday/Nov. 25

Lipizzaner Stallions. The World-Famous Lipizzaner Stallions perform 2 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $41, $33.50 and $25.50. Tickets available at Ticketmaster outlets, Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT.

December

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.

Saturday/Dec. 8

Art Reception. Meet artist Jane Andrle Gillette and see exhibit "Home for the Holidays," 1-4 p.m. at the Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.

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

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.

Saturday/Dec. 15

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.

Sunday/Dec. 16

Sesame Street Live. "When Elmo Grows Up" 1 p.m. 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.

Friday/May 9

Concert. The Cure performs 8 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $57.50. Tickets at Ticketmaster outlets, Patriot Center box office, at www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT.