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March 27-April 2

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Thursday/March 27

Big Screen. "Kite Runner," 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the George Mason University Johnson Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-993-1702, pg.gmu.edu/film.

Hiking Expert. Peter Potterfield presents a slideshow and discussion about his travels in New Zealand, 7 p.m. at Fairfax REI, 11950 Grand Commons Ave., Fairfax. 571-522-6568.

Friday/March 28

History Symposium. "All Manner of Useful Goods: Household Necessities and Craftsmanship in Early America," 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Presenters and exhibitors from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Winterthur Museum, Henderson & Vinci Cabinetmaking and more. $65. Advance registration required by March 21. For more e-mail susan.clark@fairfaxcounty.gov, call 703-631-1429 or fax 703-631-8319.

Irish Music. Celtic Marc performs 7-9:30 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Live in the Cellar. Monster Band performs 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. in the cellar at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. $5. 703-293-9600.

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

Bonita Lestina Series. Pete Mealy and Laurie Griffith 8 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-352-ARTS.

Shot in the Dark. Night golf tournament 8 p.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Hors d’ouevres 7 p.m. $55/team. Ages 12 and up. Reserve a spot: 703-323-1641.

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

Dance Performance. George Mason University Dance Company presents a Gala Concert 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $20/adults, $12/students and seniors. Tickets: 888-945-2468, www.tickets.com.

Tribute to Caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Family Day Center of Fairfax has its annual fund-raising luncheon 12-2:30 p.m., at the Westwood Country Club, Grande Ballroom, 800 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Call 703-204-4664 or see www.alzheimersfdc.org/tribute2.htm.

Saturday/March 29

Band Concert. The City of Fairfax Band performs "Hurray for Hollywood," 8 p.m. at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. $13/adults,$7/seniors. Under 18 free. 703-757-0220.

Big Screen. "I Am Legend," 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the George Mason University Johnson Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-993-1702, pg.gmu.edu/film.

Dance Performance. Superne Dance Theatre presents "Footprints" 7:30 p.m. at The Ernst Community Theater, Northern Virginia Community College, 8300 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. $15/adults, $12/ages 12 and under. Call 703-327-8402 or e-mail joanizzodance@joanizzodance.org.

Benefit Concert. Adat Reyim, Burke Presbyterian Church, Rumi Forum, George Mason University Hillel and BBYO host local bands 8-10 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. $5. E-mail michael.aft@gmail.com.

Dance Performance. George Mason University Dance Company presents a Gala Concert 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $20/adults, $12/students and seniors. Tickets: 888-945-2468, www.tickets.com.

Sunday/March 30

Memorial Chamber Concert. Features George Mason University Faculty, 3 p.m. at the Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. See www.gmu.edu/departments/music.

Irish Music. Celtic Marc performs 7-9:30 p.m. at the Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Concert. Juanes performs 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $48-78. Tickets: Ticketmaster outlets, Patriot Center Box Office, 703-573-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com.

Symphony Performance. The Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra performs "The Eroica Effect" 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $50, $42, $25. Tickets: 888-945-2468, www.tickets.com.

Concert. Clifton native Randy Thompson performs 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Colin Thompson Band plays 7 p.m. See www.randythompson.net.

Dance Performance. Superne Dance Theatre presents "Footprints" 2 p.m. at The Ernst Community Theater, Northern Virginia Community College, 8300 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. $15/adults, $12/ages 12 and under. Call 703-327-8402 or e-mail joanizzodance@joanizzodance.org.

Wednesday/April 2

Circus. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus is 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. See www.patriotcenter.com.

Perspective Series. Marjane Satrapi discusses "Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood" 7:30 p.m. at Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Free, doors 7 p.m. 703-324-8428.

Thursday/April 3

Music for Medicine. The George Mason University Symphony Orchestra performs a pops concert to benefit the general public and health care community 8 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $15/adults, $10/students and seniors. Tickets: 888-945-2468, www.tickets.com.

Circus. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus is 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. See www.patriotcenter.com.

Friday/April 4

Theater Performance. The Acting Company performs "Moby Dick Rehearsed" by Orson Welles 8 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $34, $26, $17. Tickets: 888-945-2468, www.tickets.com.

Fashion Show. The Fairfax County Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary presents their annual fashion show, luncheon and silent auction 10:30 a.m. at the Waterford at Fair Oaks, 12025 Lee Jackson Highway, Fairfax. 703-533-8739.

Circus. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus is 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. See www.patriotcenter.com.

Chorale Concert. Chanticleer performs "My Spirit Sang All Day" 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $22, $36, $44. Tickets: 1-888-945-2468, www.tickets.com.

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

Saturday/April 5

Theater Performance. The Acting Company performs Shakespeare’s "The Tempest" 7 p.m. at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $34, $26, $17. Tickets: 888-945-2468, www.tickets.com.

Circus. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus is 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. See www.patriotcenter.com.

Jazz and Blues. The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia presents "An Evening with Jazz and Blues Diva Laura Baron," 8:30 p.m. at the JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Advance: $15 member/$18 non-member; door: $18 member/$21 non-member. E-mail CarlaR@jccnv.org or call 703-537-3060.

SpringFest. Focus on "green" practices 1-4 p.m., at 12450 Fair Lakes Circle, Fairfax. Office shredding, electronics recycling, farmer’s markets, petting zoo, magic show and more. Call 703-449-4300 or e-mail lstoudt@petersoncos.com.

Sunday/April 6

Circus. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus is 1 and 5 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. See www.patriotcenter.com.

Monday/April 7

Children’s Show. Mr. Skip performs 10:30 a.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-352-ARTS.

Wednesday/April 9

Circus. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus is 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. See www.patriotcenter.com.

Thursday/April 10

Circus. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus is 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. See www.patriotcenter.com.

Friday/April 11

Circus. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus is 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. See www.patriotcenter.com.

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

Bonita Lestina Series. Marquis Ensemble plays "Stunning Favorites for Clarinet, Cello, Piano and Voice" 8 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-352-ARTS.

Ballet Performance. St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre presents "Carmen" 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $54, $46, $27. Ages 12 and under half price. Tickets: 888-945-2468, www.tickets.com.

Saturday/April 12

Invasive Plant Removal. Learn to identify native plants and non-native, invasive plants in the landscape 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Accotink Creek near Kay Court in Fairfax. Reserve a spot with Kathy Frederick at Katherine.Frederick@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-8681.

Doodlebops Live. 12:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $22-45. Tickets: Ticketmaster outlets, Patriot Center Box Office, 703-573-SEAT or www.ticketmaster.com.

Spring Gala. Fairfax Choral Society’s gala is 7-11 p.m. at the Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. Tickets: www.fairfaxchoralsociety.org or call 703-642-3277.

Historic Marker Dedication. Highway marker commemorating approval of the first Confederate Battle Flag at the former Ratcliffe home, 9 a.m. on the corner of Main and Oak Streets in Fairfax. A brief ceremony follows at Pat Rodio Park. 703-425-5735.

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

Dance Performance. The Next Reflex Dance Collective of Fairfax performs in "Conversations" 8 p.m. at the American Dance Institute Theater, 1570 East Jefferson St., Rockville. $20/general, $15/students, seniors, dance pass. Call The American Dance Institute at 301-984-3003 or visit www.americandance.org.

Circus. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus is 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. See www.patriotcenter.com.

Ballet Performance. St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre presents "Swan Lake" 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $54, $46, $27. Ages 12 and under half price. Tickets: 888-945-2468, www.tickets.com.

Sunday/April 13

Dance Performance. The Next Reflex Dance Collective of Fairfax performs in "Conversations" 7 p.m. at the American Dance Institute Theater, 1570 East Jefferson St., Rockville. $20/general, $15/students, seniors, dance pass. Call The American Dance Institute at 301-984-3003 or visit www.americandance.org.

Concert. The NOVA Community Chorus and the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic perform Ralph Vaughan Williams' "The Sea Symphony" 5 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. $15/advance, $20/door, under 18 free. 703-845-6097, mwhitmire@nvcc.edu.

Second Sunday Series. "The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro," book signing with Dr. Zachary M. Schrag, 2 p.m. at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. 703-385-8414.

Keyboard Conversations. Pianist Jeffrey Siegel discusses and performs music of "Austria and Hungary: Captivating Continentals," 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Young Artists Musicale 6 p.m. in lobby. $38, $30, $19. Ages 12 and under half price. Tickets: 888-945-2468, www.tickets.com.

Spring Fling. The Annandale Brass performs 4 p.m., at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8300 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. 703-569-0973.