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BF Calendar, May 1

Events in Burke and Fairfax

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Beethoven, Bach and Brahms are the featured composers at the May 2 performance by the Northern Virginia and Annandale Chorales.

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Four upcoming showings of “Cloverfield” at the GMU Johnson Center, 6 and 9 p.m. May 2 and 3.

To have community events listed, send to southcalendar@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6440 with questions. Deadline is Friday.

<b>Thursday/May 1

</b>Concert. 51 Peg, 23 Rainy Days and Die Manic perform 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at TT Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292.

Swing Dance with the Natty Beaux band. 7:30 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Admission is $10. Call 703-424-1745 or visit www.headoverheelsdance.com.

Dance Performance by the George Mason University dance company, 8 p.m. at the university’s dance performance studios. Tickets are $10 adults, $7 students and seniors. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa. Continues through Saturday.

“Measure for Measure” with the George Mason University Players – Mainstage at the TheatreSpace at the university’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Performances are 8 p.m. and continue through May 4. Admission is $12 adults, $8 students and seniors. Call 703-993-2787 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

“Les Misérables,” Robinson Secondary School’s spring musical, combines the music and drama departments. Tickets are $10, visit www.RobinsonDrama.org. For information, call 703-426-2123. Performances are 7:30 p.m. at the school, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, weekends through May 10.

Used Book Sale. Find bargains and treasures. All ages. 1-8 p.m., continues through Saturday at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

"Atonement." 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the GMU Johnson Center. $3 general admission. Call 703-993-1702 or visit http://pb.gmu.edu/film.

John McCutcheon. Modern folk. $18. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Friday/May 2

</b>Theatre of the First Amendment, part of First Fridays at Old Town Hall. Program is a series of staged readings for plays that will be performed during Mason Festival of the Arts in June, including “Two-Bit Taj Mahal” and “Mariela in the Desert.” 8 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Contact 703-993-2195 or kmurra3@gmu.edu.

Celebrate the Three B’s as the Northern Virginia and Annandale Chorales, presents Beethoven's "Mass in C Major" and selections from J.S. Bach and Brahms, accompanied by brass and strings. 7:30 p.m. at the Ernst Community Theater, NVCC Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $10 for students. Call 703-239-2180 or visit www.northernvirginiachorale.org.

Dance Performance by the George Mason University dance company, 8 p.m. at the university’s dance performance studios. Tickets are $10 adults, $7 students and seniors. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa. Begins Thursday, continues Saturday.

Diavolo: dancers, gymnasts and actors perform, 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $22, $36 and $44. Call 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com. Second performance Saturday.

Opera. George Mason University’s Opera performs 8 p.m. at the Harris Theater at the university, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 students and seniors. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa. Second performance Saturday.

“Measure for Measure” with the George Mason University Players – Mainstage at the TheatreSpace at the university’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Performances are 8 p.m. and continue through May 4. Admission is $12 adults, $8 students and seniors. Call 703-993-2787 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

“Les Misérables,” Robinson Secondary School’s spring musical, combines the music and drama departments. Tickets are $10, visit www.RobinsonDrama.org. For more, call 703-426-2123. Performances are 7:30 p.m. at the school, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, weekends May 1-10.

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

Art Reception. Artists Traci Oberle of Burke and Karen Kozojet Ching of Fairfax Station, 7-9 p.m. at the Old Vale Schoolhouse, 3124 Fox Mill Road, Oakton. 703-860-1888.

Concert. Lionize and guests perform 8 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Concert. The Speaks perform at TT Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292 and www.ttreynolds.com.

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

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

“Brave New World” with the Woodson High School Theater Department. 7:30 p.m., weekends through May 10 at the Woodson Auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. $6 pre-sale and online, $8 at the door, $5 seniors. Call 703-503-4759 or visit www.wtwdrama.org.

“Beauty and the Beast” with the Fairfax High School F/X Players. 7:30 p.m., continues through May 10 at the school auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. $10 adults, $5 students. Visit www.fxplayers.org.

"Cloverfield." 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the GMU Johnson Center. $3 general admission. Call 703-993-1702 or visit http://pb.gmu.edu/film.

Used Book Sale. Find bargains and treasures. All ages. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. begins Thursday, continues Saturday at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

Used Book Sale. Choice selections offered by the Friends of Pohick Regional Library. All ages. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., continues through Sunday at the Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. Folk jazz, western swing revival. $22. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/May 3

</b>Guided Walking Tour of the Moore House, 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 7 p.m. Call 703-385-8414.

Art in the Park at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. includes A Class Act – Acting for Young People performing “Doister 2000,” followed by a musical petting zoo with the City of Fairfax band and an afternoon art workshop before the artists from the Fairfax Art League work in the Kitty Pozer Garden. Call 703-352-ARTS.

Dance Performance by the George Mason University dance company, 8 p.m. at the university’s dance performance studios. Tickets are $10 adults, $7 students and seniors. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa. Begins Thursday.

Dance Ireland Dance, an Irish Ceili with Irish big band and country & step dancing with the Bog Wanderers Ceili Band, 8 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. Beer and refreshments available. Call 703-978-8265.

Diavolo: dancers, gymnasts and actors perform, 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $22, $36 and $44. Call 703-218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com. First performance Friday.

Opera. George Mason University’s Opera performs 8 p.m. at the Harris Theater at the university, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 students and seniors. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa. First performance Friday.

“Measure for Measure” with the George Mason University Players – Mainstage at the TheatreSpace at the university’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Performances are 2 and 8 p.m. and continue through May 4. Admission is $12 adults, $8 students and seniors. Call 703-993-2787 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

“Les Misérables,” Robinson Secondary School’s spring musical, combines the music and drama departments. Tickets are $10, visit www.RobinsonDrama.org. For information, call 703-426-2123. Performances are 7:30 p.m. at the school, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, weekends May 1-10.

Canoe the Marsh. Explore the marsh with an experienced naturalist 8 a.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton. $25. Reserve a spot at 703-528-5406.

Concert. The Influence and The Vicious Martinis perform at TT Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292 and www.ttreynolds.com.

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

Concert. Ashes Remain, Envy Insane and others perform 8 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Kidfest 2008. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Clifton Town Park on Main Street between Chapel Road and Chestnut Street in Historic Clifton. Featured events include live entertainment, arts and crafts, activities, silent auction, raffle, and products and services for children. Admission is $5, parking is free. This year's event is expected to attract over 4,000 people from the greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Proceeds from Kidfest will go to support events for children as well as local children's charities. For more, visit www.novakidfest.com or call 703-968-0740.

Gala Auction and Concert. Echos presents a silent auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. and concert at 8 p.m., at the Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Broad St. Tickets are $35 for premium seating, $25 general admission, $5 ages 22 and under. Call 703-237-2499 or visit www.choralis.org.

“Brave New World” with the Woodson High School Theater Department. 7:30 p.m., weekends through May 10 at the Woodson Auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. $6 pre-sale and online, $8 at the door, $5 seniors. Call 703-503-4759 or visit www.wtwdrama.org.

“Beauty and the Beast” with the Fairfax High School F/X Players. 7:30 p.m., continues through May 10 at the school auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. $10 adults, $5 students. Visit www.fxplayers.org.

"Cloverfield." 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the GMU Johnson Center. $3 general admission. Call 703-993-1702 or visit http://pb.gmu.edu/film.

Kaydee Puppets Present Two Tales. Stories for each session are Rumplestiltskin and Noddaberry Good Day. All ages. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St. Fairfax. Call to register, 703-293-6227.

Used Book Sale. Find bargains and treasures. All ages. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., begins Thursday at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Cosponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. Adults. Every Saturday in May, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

Used Book Sale. Choice selections offered by the Friends of Pohick Regional Library. All ages. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., begins Friday, continues Sunday at the Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

Evening of Comedy. 21st annual event, featuring Will Durst, Bob Somerby and Jan McInnis. $22. Two shows, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2404 or visit www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Sunday/May 4

</b>“Jazz on the Lawn” at the Veterans Amphitheater on the lawn at City Hall, Armstrong Street, Fairfax, 1-4 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket. Several community and school groups will perform. Visit www.fairfaxarts.org or call 703-352-ARTS.

GMU Scholarship Concert will be at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts concert hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, 7 p.m. The performance features the University Symphony Orchestra, choirs and concerto soloists. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students and seniors. Call 888-945-2468 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

The City of Fairfax Band closes its season in a concert 7 p.m. at Kena Temple, 9001 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. Featured performers are pianist Elena Ulyanova and clarinet Sarah Dickson. Tickets are $13 for adults, $7 for seniors and students. Call 703-757-0200 or visit www.fairfaxband.org.

Chamber Music. The American Youth Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble performs 2 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Admission is free and a reception will follow. Call 703-642-8051, ext. 22 or visit www.ayporchestras.org.

“Measure for Measure” with the George Mason University Players – Mainstage at the TheatreSpace at the university’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Performances are 2 p.m. and continue through May 4. Admission is $12 adults, $8 students and seniors. Call 703-993-2787 or visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Golf Classic. Burke Post 5412 presents its golf classic 2 p.m. at the Twin Lakes Oaks Course, 6201 Union Mill Road, Clifton. $1,000-$125. For more, call 703-209-5925 or e-mail david.meyers@mris.com.

“Beauty and the Beast” with the Fairfax High School F/X Players. 2 p.m., continues through May 10 at the school auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. $10 adults, $5 students. Visit www.fxplayers.org.

Used Book Sale. Choice selections offered by the Friends of Pohick Regional Library. All ages. Noon-5 p.m., begins Friday at the Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

Breast Cancer Fund-raiser concert, 4 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Monday/May 5

</b>Mr. Skip, Fairfax’s Music Man, is part of the Old Town Hall Children’s Series, 10:30 a.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. Visit www.fairfaxarts.org or call 703-352-ARTS.

Journey through sound with the Classical Kids Club and the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, 2-3 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. Call 703-993-ARTS or visit www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

“An Afternoon of Song.” George Mason student Adrianna Sgarlata, soprano, performs her graduate recital, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Visit www.fairfaxarts.org or call 703-352-ARTS.

Calling All Guys. Father-Son Book Discussion Group. Please call for title. Ages 9-12 with adult. 7 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

<b>Tuesday/May 6

</b>Peter McCory: The One-Man Band. Peter McCory puts his whole body into this performance, using arms, nose and even toes to make music. Cosponsored by the Friends of Pohick Regional Library. Age 1-6. 10:30 a.m. at the Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/May 7

</b>Writer’s Roundtable. Discuss your work with other writers. Adults. 7:30 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

<b>Thursday/May 8

</b>Teen Book Chat. Mother-daughter book discussion group. Ages 12-16 with adult. 7:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

“Brave New World” with the Woodson High School Theater Department. 7:30 p.m., weekends through May 10 at the Woodson Auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. $6 pre-sale and online, $8 at the door, $5 seniors. Call 703-503-4759 or visit www.wtwdrama.org.

Lightfuse Getaway, Brent Grunow and the Bandits, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at TT Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292 and www.ttreynolds.com.

<b>Friday/May 9

</b>“Les Misérables,” Robinson Secondary School’s spring musical, combines the music and drama departments. Tickets are $10, visit www.RobinsonDrama.org. For information, call 703-426-2123. Performances are 7:30 p.m. at the school, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, weekends May 1-10.

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.

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

“Brave New World” with the Woodson High School theater department. 7:30 p.m., weekends through May 10 at the Woodson Auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. $6 pre-sale and online, $8 at the door, $5 seniors. Call 703-503-4759 or visit www.wtwdrama.org.

Lunch Bunnies. Bring your lunch and listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. Noon at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

Honor By August, Juniper Lane, TheWarWithin. 8 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Saturday/May 10

</b>Guided Walking Tour of the Moore House, 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 7 p.m. Call 703-385-8414.

Ionia and guests. 8 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

“Les Misérables,” Robinson Secondary School’s spring musical, combines the music and drama departments. Tickets are $10, visit www.RobinsonDrama.org. For more, call 703-426-2123. Performances are 7:30 p.m. at the school, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, weekends May 1-10.

Masterworks 6. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra performs Debussy, Bruch and Prokofiev 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. See www.gmu.edu/cfa or www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

Irish Country Dance. 7 p.m. at Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. 703-490-5207.

“Beauty and the Beast” with the Fairfax High School F/X Players. 10:30 a.m. matinee for young children and parents, continues through May 10 at the school auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. $10 adults, $5 students. Visit www.fxplayers.org.

“Brave New World” with the Woodson High School Theater department. 7:30 p.m., weekends through May 10 at the Woodson Auditorium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. $6 pre-sale and online, $8 at the door, $5 seniors. Call 703-503-4759 or visit www.wtwdrama.org.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Cosponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. Adults. Every Saturday in May, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

<b>Sunday/May 11

</b>Pop Concert. Raven-Symoné performs as part of her “Pajama Party” tour 4 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $29.50, $39.50, $49.50. Tickets: Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT.

Canoe the Marsh. Explore the marsh with an experienced naturalist 8 a.m. at Pohick Bay Regional Park, 6501 Pohick Bay Drive, Lorton. $25. Reserve a spot at 703-528-5406.

Second Sunday Series. “Restored Gardens of Northern Virginia” with Betsy Huffman 2 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Talk and tour of Kitty Pozer Garden. 703-385-8414.

2008 Honors Recital featuring selected student performers. 3 p.m. at the Harris Theater. Free, non-ticketed. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Open Mic, every Sunday 8 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Monday/May 12

</b>Crafty Science. Join us for some crafty science fun. Ages 6-12. 3:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

Create a Comic Book with Graphic Artist Matt Dembicki. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. Age 6-12. 2:30 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/May 13

</b>Fairfax Bibliophiles Book Collecting Group. Book discussion. 7:15 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call to register, 703-293-6227.

May Buzzzz. Springtime stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. Plainsong by Kent Haruf. Adults. 1 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/May 14

</b>Seven Seas Toastmasters Club. Meets the second and fourth Wednesday at the Burke Giant Store meeting room, 6011 Burke Centre Parkway. Open to all. Contact 703-978-7905 or nwbil@verizon.net.

<b>Thursday/May 15

</b>In My Backyard. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call to register, 703-293-6227.

City of Fairfax Daytime Book Club. Book title TBA. Adults. 1 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call to register, 703-293-6227.

Family Search introduction. Using the Family Search genealogy databases and the Family History Library Catalog to search for your ancestors. Ages 13 and up. 1 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call to register, 703-293-6227.

Let’s Hear It For The Girls. Mother-daughter book discussion group. Age 9-11 with adult. 7p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

Tiny Tots. Very short stories, finger plays and activities. Age 13-17 months with adult. 10:15 a.m. at the Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

Small Wonders. Very short stories, finger plays and activities. Age 18-23 months with adult. 11:15 a.m. at the Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

Reading Across the Centuries. Join our great literature book group. Writer and university instructor Wendi Kaufman facilitates the discussion. Call information desk for title. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Pohick Regional Library. Adult. 7 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

Everyone But Pete, Numa. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at TT Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292 and www.ttreynolds.com.

<b>Friday/May 16

</b>Bingo. 7:15 p.m. at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-273-3638.

Zelos, Burn the Ballroom at TT Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292 and www.ttreynolds.com.

The Iternals and guests. 8 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Saturday/May 17

</b>Northern Virginia Regional Group Car Show, open to all pre-1983 vehicles. Registration is $10 in advance, $15 day of, admission is free, but donations accepted. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at City Hall Annex, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. Call 703-352-2787.

Young Lordz at TT Reynold’s, 10414 Main St., Fairfax. Ages 21 and up. 703-591-9292 and www.ttreynolds.com.

Future with Armed Elephant, 8 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Arthritis Walk. The Arthritis Foundation’s signature event features a three-mile and one-mile course at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Registration is 9 a.m. and walks are 10 a.m. For more see http://arthritiswalk.kintera.org/fairfax.

Microsoft Excel Introduction to creating spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel. Ages 13 and Up. 2:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Call to register, 703-293-6227.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Cosponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. Adults. Every Saturday in May, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.