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Community Calendar, May 1

Events in Fairfax Station, Clifton, Laurel Hill and Springfield

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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 703-917-6449 with questions. Deadline is Friday.

<b>Thursday/May 1

</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 through May 10.

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.

"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.

Brooke Yoder, through May 3 at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 N. Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

Belladonna, Gate 1, Infliction. All ages. $13 in advance, $15 day of show. 8 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets available at the club or through Ticketmaster. Call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Friday/May 2

</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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

"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.

Brooke Yoder, through May 3 at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 N. Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

Circa, Odin’s Court, Kinetic Element. Ages 21 and up. $25 in advance, $28 day of. 8 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets available at the club or through Ticketmaster. Call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Saturday/May 3

</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.

Cappies Show: South County. “Kiss Me Kate,” 7:30 p.m. at South County Secondary, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. 703-446-1625.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

"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.

Brooke Yoder, at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 N. Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

Symphony X, Epica, Into Eternity, Tolerance for Tragedy, Apothys. All ages. $25 in advance, $28 day of. 8 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets available at the club or through Ticketmaster. Call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Sunday/May 4

</b>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.

“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.

Karaoke at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 N. Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

<b>Monday/May 5

</b>“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.

Open Mic at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 N. Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

<b>Tuesday/May 6

</b>Moms Are Special. Stories, activities and a craft. Age 2-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m. at the Lorton Library 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton, 703-339-7385.

<b>Thursday/May 8

</b>“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.

Don Cobert, through May 10 at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 N. Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

Death Angel, God Forbid, Arsis, Soilent Green, Light This City, Live to Die, Adversary. All ages. $18 in advance, $20 day of. 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets available at the club or through Ticketmaster. Call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.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.

Art Notes Series. Lorton Arts Workhouse presents pianist Lynne Mackey 6:30 p.m., with wine and gourmet dinner, at Madigan's Waterfront, 201 Mill St., Occoquan. Tickets: call Kevin Sheehan at 703-495-0001 or e-mail kevinsheehan@lortonarts.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.

Don Cobert, through May 10 at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 N. Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

Special Promotions Night: Split, Jealousy Curve, Dreaming of Eden, Not-Liable, Bitter, Olympus Shall Burn, Another Empty Box. Ages 18 and up, no exceptions. $10 in advance, $12 day of. 7:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets available at the club or through Ticketmaster. Call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Saturday/May 10

</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.

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.

“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.

Don Cobert at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 N. Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

Stephen Pearcy of Ratt, Baby Jayne, Bloodlines, Hate the Day. Ages 21 and up. $20 in advance, $23 day of. 8 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets available at the club or through Ticketmaster. Call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Sunday/May 11

</b>Meet the Artist. Linda Larochelle and her exhibit, ‘In My Arms,’ 1-4 p.m. at The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. Show is May 6-June 2. 703-490-1117.

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.

Karaoke at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 N. Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

<b>Monday/May 12

</b>Nature at Mason Neck. Come learn what nature has to offer at Mason Neck State Park. Ages 6-12. 4-4:45 p.m. at the Lorton Library 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton, 703-339-7385.

Open Mic at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 N. Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

<b>Thursday/May 15

</b>Golf Tournament. Lorton Arts Workhouse Classic golf tournament is 9 a.m., at Laurel Hill Golf Club, 8701 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton. Registration 8 a.m. Call 703-517-4548 or 703-495-0001 or see www.lortonarts.org.

Rocky Gutterman, through May 17 at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 N. Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

<b>Friday/May 16

</b>Rocky Gutterman, through May 17 at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 N. Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

Dying Fetus, Sworn Enemy, Origin, Thy Will Be Done, Fallen Martyr, Headache, Suffer No More. All ages. $15 in advance, $18 day of. 6:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets available at the club or through Ticketmaster. Call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Saturday/May 17

</b>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.

Rocky Gutterman at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 N. Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

Battle of the Bands with more than 15 groups. All ages. Noon at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets available at the club or through Ticketmaster. Call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Sunday/May 18

</b>Karaoke at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 N. Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

Up In Smoke Fest featuring A Life Once Lost and others. Rescheduled from May 4. All ages. 1 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets available at the club or through Ticketmaster. Call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Monday/May 19

</b>Art in Lorton. Learn about Lorton’s Workhouse Arts Center. View a sideshow on the former Lorton Prison site’s history and hear about the artist studios, art gallery, events center, museum, restaurants and more. Adults. 7:30 p.m. at the Lorton Library 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton, 703-339-7385.

Open Mic at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 N. Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-866-0860 or visit www.katesirishpub.com.

Candlemass, Daylight Dies, Twister Tower Dire, Withersoul, Wisteria. All ages. $25 in advance, $28 day of. 7:30 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets available at the club or through Ticketmaster. Call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.