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

Friday/May 30

Springfield Days Festival. This annual community celebration has expanded to four days of family fun, featuring a parade through downtown Springfield, children’s rides and games, food, an art show, an entertainment stage, outdoor movie and more. Burger King Family Festival with Children’s Rides and Games, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Springfield Mall; Old-fashioned barbecue at American Legion Post 176, 5-9 p.m. Visit www.springfielddays.com.

Mohammad Reza Shajarian and Ava Ensemble in Concert. 8:30 p.m., tickets $150, $95, $75, $55. GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. For more, go to www.gmu.edu.cfa, or call 888-945-2468.

LOCALPALOOZA: Blood Corps, Prodigal Son, Another Empty Box, Scarecrow's Curse and other bands. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Doors open 6 p.m., show at 6:15 p.m., at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield, 703-569-5940

Saturday/May 31

Car, Truck and Motorcycle show to benefit the South County Secondary School Automotive Tech Center. Show includes all make/models of cars, trucks and motorcycles, as well as a chili cook-off and automotive flea market. Early registration by May 15 is $5-$15 in different categories, day-of registration is 9 a.m.-noon. Event is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the school, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Visit www.southcountycarshow.org or contact frank.cannon@fcps.edu or scott.saylor@fcps.edu.

Springfield Days Festival. This annual community celebration has expanded to four days of family fun, featuring a parade through downtown Springfield, children’s rides and games, food, an art show, an entertainment stage, outdoor movie and more. Events 9 a.m.-11 p.m., for a full list visit www.springfielddays.com.

Where’s the Beat? Tap dance concert presented by the Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble and the Soles of Steel tap ensemble. Family-friendly event, 8 p.m. at Convergence, 1819 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 children 17 and under; purchase at www.metroyouthtap.org. Contact MetroYouthTap@gmail.com.

LOCALPALOOZA: Not-Liable, Infliction and other bands. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 6:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield, 703-569-5940

Sunday/June 1

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

Springfield Days Festival. This annual community celebration has expanded to four days of family fun, featuring a parade through downtown Springfield, children’s rides and games, food, an art show, an entertainment stage, outdoor movie and more. Events 10 a.m.-11 p.m., for a full list visit www.springfielddays.com.

Monday/June 2

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

Wednesday/June 4

U.S. Navy Band Cruisers contemporary entertainment ensemble group performs 7:30 p.m. at the Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Road, Springfield. Free, no tickets required. Call 202-433-2525, or visit www.navyband.navy.mil.

Thursday/June 5

Chinese Cultural Heritage Night. Come to an evening of traditional Chinese culture, music and dance spanning the centuries. 7:30 p.m., at Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale. Free. Call 703-324-7469.

Rock Show. Carnifex, Thick as Blood, Embrace the End, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Conducting from the Grave, Broadcast the Nightmare, At the Edge of Sundown, Rise from Ruin, Dark Alliance, A Bloodbath in Boston. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Doors open 5 p.m., show at 5:15 p.m. at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield, 703-569-5940.

Friday/June 6

City of Fairfax Band Concert. 7:30 p.m., at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Free. Call 703-324-7469.

Saturday/June 7

Picnic at the Park from 12-3 p.m. at Burke Lake Park Shelter B, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, to raise money for children fighting cancer and their families. Tickets price includes catered picnic lunch and all entertainment — Banjo Man Frank Cassel, Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Soccer and more. Advance tickets $12 per person, $15 at the gate. www.BryceFoundation.org, 703-266-0146.

52nd Annual Spring Rose Show sponsored by the Arlington Rose Foundation at the Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Exhibits on display 1-6 p.m. Free, no reservations required. For more, call 703-860-0071.

Emmure, On Broken Wings, Ligeia, Recon,, After the Burial, Endwell, Mercy Screams, Ends in Blood. $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors open 4 p.m., show at 4:45 at Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield, 703-569-5940