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Warrenton Author Susan Crites will be reading and signing her new children’s book ‘I Love You More Than Rainbows’ on Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Fairfax Borders Bookstore.

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Get Pet Photos with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Fairfax Corner. Proceeds benefit H.A.R.T. (Homeless Animals Rescue Team).

<b>Thursday/Nov. 27

</b>The Feast: Bo Jankans, Sleepy Hollow, Blackbox Entertainment and Trekot. Hip-hop. 9 p.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Nov. 28

</b>The Grandsons. 8 p.m. Roots rock at The Barns. Tickets $16. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts | 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Alex Hassan: piano music of the 1920s-1930s, ragtime favorites. 8 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-352-ARTS.

Fastball, Shane Hines and the Trance and MHR. Pop/rock. 7:30 p.m. $12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Bonita Lestina Performance Series, 8 p.m. at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax City. 703-352-ARTS or fairfaxarts.org.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 29

</b>John Eaton. 7:30 p.m. Classic songs at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Enter the Haggis. Celtic rock. 8 p.m. $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Warrenton Author Susan Crites will be reading and signing her children’s book "I Love You More Than Rainbows," 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fairfax Borders, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-359-8420 or www.susancrites.com.

A Chanticleer Christmas, 8 p.m. at George Mason Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets for are $24-$48. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Illumination Celebration, 6-8 p.m. at Fairfax Corner, 4245 Summit Corner Drive, Fairfax. Free horse drawn carriage rides beginning at 6 p.m., hot cocoa and holiday cookies. Santa will arrive at 7 p.m. to light the tree. 703-227-0894 or www.fairfaxcorner.com.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 30

</b>Inova Blood Drive. 12-4 p.m. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred, call 1-866-256-6372. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Songwriters Circle featuring Anthony Fiacco, Shane Hines and Todd Wright. 7 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

A Chanticleer Christmas, 2 p.m. at George Mason Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets for are $24-$48. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<b>Monday/Dec. 1

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

Rosie Thomas and Friends present "A Very Rosie Christmas" with Sheila Saputo and Cheyenne. Indie/folk. 8 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Calling All Guys. 7 p.m. Book discussion group for boys, age 9-12 with adult. Call for title. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 2

</b>Bibliomaniacs Book discussion Group. 7 p.m. Age 8-12 with adult. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Teen Book Club, 6:30 p.m. Food, fun and great book discussions. Age 12-18. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Tales for Twos: Family Time. 10:15 a.m. Stories music and activities. Age 24-35 months with adult. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Writer’s Roundtable. 7:30 p.m. Discuss writing. Adults. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Mothers First of Burke/Fairfax, 10 a.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-827-5922 or www.mothersfirst.org.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 3

</b>W.T. Woodson Symphonic Band Holiday Tunes for Tots, 10 a.m., in the W. T. Woodson High School gymnasium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Appropriate for ages 3-7. Tickets are $3. 703-385-5561 or lynnhill@yahoo.com.

Melissa Ferrick. Folk rock. 7:30 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 4

</b>W.T. Woodson Symphonic Band Holiday Tunes for Tots, 10 a.m., in the W. T. Woodson High School gymnasium, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Appropriate for ages 3-7. Tickets are $3. 703-385-5561 or lynnhill@yahoo.com.

Schooner Fare. 8 p.m. Maritime tunes and high-energy folk at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts,1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Jewish Historical Society lecture, on the growth and development of the Jewish community in Northern Virginia 12-2 p.m. Bring a dairy or parve lunch. Dessert, coffee and tea will be served. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. JCCNV members free, non-members $3. 703-537-3064 or Info@jhsgw.org.

Adrian Legg. Fingerstyle guitar. 7:30 p.m. $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Lamb Tales. 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs and activities for age 13-23 months with adult. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Flu Vaccinations. $25 or Medicare Part B. Must be 18 or older. Call Inova, 703-698-2424. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Animals in Winter. 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Animal stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

<b>Friday/Dec. 5

</b>Schooner Fare. 8 p.m. Maritime tunes and high-energy folk at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

The Kennedys. Acoustic/pop/folk. 7:30 p.m. $18. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Numa and Politicks. Rock/soul/reggae 10:30 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Lunch bunnies. 12 p.m. Bring lunch, listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Donizetti’s "The Elixir of Love," 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Grand Tier III. Tickets are $44-$86. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

Celebrity Autograph Signing and Symposium, at the Johnson Center, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The autograph signing session begins at 3:30 p.m., and admission is free. The symposium begins at 6:30 p.m., tickets are $15. celebrityweekend.gmu.edu.

‘First Fridays at the Old Town Hall,’ with music and dance by "Doc" Nix and Adriane Fang, 7:30 p.m. at George Mason University, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-993-22195.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 6

</b>Festival of Lights and Carols in Old Town Fairfax. Free. Santa Claus, caroling, ice sculptures, s’mores and hot apple cider, a Yule log, the lighting of the Christmas tree and light display in the Kitty Pozer Garden, next to Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive.

Holiday Open House with cookies and punch from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Free. 703-385-8414.

Decorate a gingerbread house for a local homeless shelter, 11 a.m.– 2 p.m., Ratcliffe-Allison House, 10386 Main St., Fairfax. Free. 703-385-8414.

The Kennedys. Rock for children. 11 a.m. $8. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Tyler Hilton full band, Curtis Peoples and Dave Yaden. Pop/rock. 7:30 p.m. $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

"Braddock’s True Gold," Providence Perspective Project and the Jamestown 400 Legacy Book Fairfax County Stories 1607- 2007, with Gerry Connolly, Sharon Bulova, Linda Byrne, Kathy Marinucci, Mary Lipsey, Cora Foley and more. 3 p.m. at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Free. Registration required. 703-242-4020.

Donizetti’s "The Elixir of Love," 2 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 1:15 p.m. on the Grand Tier III. Tickets are $48-$98. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

Pet Photos with Santa, 12-2 p.m. at Fairfax Corner, 4245 Summit Corner Drive, Fairfax. Every pet gets a treat. Proceeds benefit H.A.R.T. (Homeless Animals Rescue Team). 703-227-0894 or www.fairfaxcorner.com.

The 19th Annual Model Train Display, sponsored by the Friends of Fairfax Station, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the railroad museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Many different gauges, all moving, including a Garden gauge around the building. Bring model train problems to "The Train Doctor". Weather permitting, Model A autos will be on display. Caboose and gift shop open. Visit by Santa. $4 adults, $1 children. 703-425-9225 or www.fairfaxstation.org.

22nd Annual Rudolph’s Red Nose 10K Run, Santa Baby Jogger Boogie 10K and 5K Reindeer Run, at the New School of Northern Virginia, Silver King Court, Fairfax. Cozy bonfire, cookies and cocoa, artist-designed race T-shirt. Register online at www.Racepacket.com, or register onsite race morning. www.newschoolpa.org or e-mail RudolphRedNose10K@gmail.com.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 7

</b>Festival of Lights and Carols in Old Town Fairfax. Free. The Kitty Pozer Garden, next to Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive.

Annual Mid Atlantic Song Contest Awards Gala & Concert. 7 p.m. $7 in advance and for SAW members, $10 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Holiday Book Mart. 2 p.m. New and used books. Authors will be available to sign their books. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Anuna will perform and sign copies of the CD "Christmas Memories" at 7 p.m. in Borders Bookstore, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax.

The 19th Annual Model Train Display, sponsored by the Friends of Fairfax Station, 12-4 p.m. at the railroad museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Rd. Fairfax Station. $4 adults, $1 children. 703-425-9225 or www.fairfaxstation.org.

Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Old seasonal favorites, carols and an audience sing-a-long. The George Mason University ensembles performing include the Chamber Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra, University Chorale, University Singers and Select Women’s Chorale. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students and seniors. Charge tickets at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

The Filene Center 40th Annual Holiday Sing-A-Long at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 4-5:30 p.m. The United States Marine Band will lead the audience in traditional holiday songs. Free admission, no tickets required. Gates open at 3 p.m. Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted at the entrance for Toys for Tots, but are not required. Bring bells and participate in a "Jing-A-Long," during which the audience will use their bells to join in on "Jingle Bells," and a traditional performance of "Silent Night," accompanied by a picturesque candlelight procession exiting the Filene Center. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Monday/Dec. 8

</b>The Classic Crime, A Change of Pace, Jet Lag Gemini and Tyler Read. Rock. 6:30 p.m. $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Nicolo Whimsey’s Holiday Show. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Vision Speaker Series: Preventing Genocide, 7 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-993-8888 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 9

</b>MC Lars, MC Frontalot and YTCracker. Rap/punk. 7:30 p.m.$10 in advance, $12 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Jan Brett’s Hedgie the Hedgehog. 10:15 a.m. Stories and activities. Bring a camera. Age 3-5 with adult. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Fairfax Bibliophiles Book Collecting Group. 7:15 p.m. Bring your own books. Adults. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. 1 p.m. "The Uncommon Reader" by Alan Bennett. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Mothers First of Burke/Fairfax, 10 a.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-827-5922 or www.mothersfirst.org.

GMU Wind Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, 8 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-993-8888 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 10

</b>Graham Colton, Michael Tolcher, Bryan Greenberg and Tim Brantley. Acoustic/pop/rock. 7 p.m. $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Science and Stories. 4:30 p.m. Simple science experiments. Age 4-6. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Genealogy Databases. 2 p.m. Search for your ancestors on the library databases. Age 13 and up. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Frosty Tales. 10:30 a.m. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Performance and Demonstration of Dandia Raas, folk dance from Western India. Instructor Archana Chhaya. 7:30 p.m. Age 14 and up. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 11

</b>Sesame Street Live "Elmo’s Green Thumb." 7 p.m. Tickets $15-$75 at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

Swing Speak, 8 p.m. at The Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free swing lesson at 7:30 p.m. Admission $10. 703-424-1745 or www.headoverheelsdance.com.

"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. 703-219-2351 or www.fxplayers.org.

Bedtime Stories with Jan Brett’s Hedgie the Hedgehog. 10:15 a.m. Stories and activities. Bring a camera. Age 3-5 with adult. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

Financial Planning for Separation and Divorce, 7 p.m. at Investment & Resource Planning Associates, 10600 Arrowhead Drive, Suite 310, Fairfax. $55 non-members, $45 members. 703-281-2657 or www.thewomenscenter.org.

<b>Friday/Dec. 12

</b>Alte Kameraden German Band: traditional German Christmas Carols and seasonal favorites. 8 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-352-ARTS.

Sesame Street Live "Elmo’s Green Thumb." 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $15-$75 at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. 703-219-2351 or www.fxplayers.org.

"Oklahoma!," 7 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School, 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandra. 703-750-7500 or www.tjhsst.edu.

Robbie Schaefer with John Jennings. Acoustic/folk. 8 p.m. $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

"Over the North Pole," 8 p.m. at the Richard J. Ernst Theatre, Northern Virgina Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. $17 adults, $15 students and seniors 703-222-5511 or www.encore-tap.org.

"Home for the Holidays," featuring Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, 8 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax Campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, will be at 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $22-$44, children 12 and under half price. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or at www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 13

</b>Sesame Street Live "Elmo’s Green Thumb." 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets $15-$75 at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. 703-219-2351 or www.fxplayers.org.

"Oklahoma!," 7 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School, 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandra. 703-750-7500 or www.tjhsst.edu.

Elizabeth, Phil, and Chris. Acoustic trio. 6 p.m. $12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Jeremy Enigk. Rock. 9:30 p.m. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Classy Glass. 1 p.m. Make decorative, reusable window clings. Age 12-18. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Microsoft Powerpoint. 2:30 p.m. How to put together a presentation. Age 13 and up. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

"Over the North Pole," 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Richard J. Ernst Theatre, Northern Virgina Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. $17 adults, $15 students and seniors 703-222-5511 or www.encore-tap.org.

Christmas Concert with Victor Lopez and the Lopez Performing Arts Youth Choir, 12-3 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets $30-$75 at 703-787-0071, ext. 100. www.jamminjava.com.

A Celtic Christmas, 8 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-993-8888 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Toy Train Show and Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Kena Temple, 9001 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. Operating train layouts, train repairs, Santa, door prizes. Adults $5, Military, Scouts in uniform, children under 12 free. Hope Danielson, 703-743-2152

Fairfax County Kinship Respite Day, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. will provide relatives who are raising a child for another family member a day off while providing fun for the children, who can be part of a theatrical production or participate in a variety of games, arts and crafts. Fairfax County children ages 3 -15 can be dropped off at one of three community centers, and the children will be bused to James Lee Community Center, 2855-A Annandale Road in Falls Church. Participation is free, but pre-registration is required. 703-324-3517, TTY 703-449-1186. Transportation will be available from:

* Gum Springs Community Center, 8100 Fordson Road, Alexandria.

* Mott Community Center, 12111 Braddock Road, Fairfax.

*Southgate Community Center, 12125 Pinecrest Road, Reston.

<b>Sunday/December 14

</b>An Afternoon with a Colonial Fiddler, with musician Michael McDonnell. 2 p.m. Free. Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-385-8414 or visit www.fairfaxva.gov.

Sesame Street Live "Elmo’s Green Thumb." 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tickets $15-$75 at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

Anna Shulman: The Queen of H Street. 10 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Recommended for fourth-seventh grades. JCCNV members $3, non-members $4. Contact Laurie Albert at 703-537-3064 or LaurieA@jccnv.org.

"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," 2 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. 703-219-2351 or www.fxplayers.org.

"Oklahoma!," 2 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School, 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandra. 703-750-7500 or www.tjhsst.edu.

Carrie Rodriguez full band and Carsie Blanton. Roots/country. 7 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

"Over the North Pole," 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Richard J. Ernst Theatre, Northern Virgina Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. $17 adults, $15 students and seniors 703-222-5511 or www.encore-tap.org.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops Concert, with the Fairfax Choral Society and W.T. Woodson High School Select Vocal Ensemble, 3 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

"The Battle of Monocacy," lecture by Marc Leepson at 6 p.m. during the monthly supper of the Frank Stringfellow Camp #822 Sons of Confederate Veterans at the Brion's Grille, 10621 Braddock Road, Fairfax. Open to the public $5; order off the menu. 703-250-8705 or stringfellowbuva@worldnet.att.net.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Pops, 3 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts, Fairfax. 703-563-1990 or www.fairfaxsymphony.org.