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The Aszure Barton & Artists World Premier Dance Installation, part of a joint partnership with the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation, will be at the Workhouse Arts Center from Friday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 7.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 27

</b>Jack Hidle, 8-12 p.m. at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860.

The Cruxshadows with Ayria, I:Scintilla and XuberX. 8:15 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Friday/Nov. 28

</b>Amanda Murphy & the Lost Indians, 8:30-12:30 p.m. at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 29

</b>Holiday Celebration at the Workhouse Arts Center, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free workshops throughout the day, including activities in the Kid Zone, glass and ceramic art workshops, youth acting workshops, a holiday concert on the Quad at 4:30 and a tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. 703-854-2900 or www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Amanda Murphy & the Lost Indians, 8:30-12:30 p.m. at Kate’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860.

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.

Localpalooza with Arsenic, No Shots for Ben, Through Exile and more. 5:30 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 30

</b>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 are $24-$48. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<b>Monday/Dec. 1

</b>Open Mic Night, 8 p.m. at Kate’s Irish Pub, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860 or www.katesirishpub.com.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 2

</b>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.

Gingerbread Man. 10:30 a.m. Stories and a craft. Age 2-3 with adult. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 3

</b>Lunch Bunnies. 12 p.m. Bring lunch, listen to stories. Age 1-5 with adults. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Girls Night Out. 7 p.m. Book discussion group for girls age 12-15 with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

Practice Your English Conversation Group. 12 p.m. Adults. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 4

</b>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.

Book discussion Group. 12 p.m. "Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton. Adults. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

<b>Friday/Dec. 5

</b>Aszure Barton & Artists World Premier Dance Installation at the Workhouse Arts Center Gallery W-16, at 7:30 p.m. Reception at 7 p.m. Part of a joint partnership with the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. To reserve tickets contact tickets@lortonarts.org or call 703-584-2900. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. Bring lunch, listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

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 at www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Funny Money with Baby Jayne, Tilt, Sinner's Trail and Not-Liable. 8 p.m. Age 21 and over only. $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 6

</b>Holiday Open House. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Music and activities. All ages. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

Historic Clifton Candlelight Tour, beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets $15. Caroling on Horseback Parade and costume judging. Tour of decorated homes, strolling Dickens carolers, live music in town churches, marshmallows and hot chocolate and tree lighting. Contact Lynne 703-322-1811 or Jennifer 703-830-2129. lghassoc@erols.com.

Aszure Barton & Artists World Premier Dance Installation at the Workhouse Arts Center Gallery W-16, at 7:30 p.m. Reception at 7 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. To reserve tickets contact tickets@lortonarts.org or call 703-584-2900. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

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.

Forestdale Elementary Flea Market and Holiday Sale, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 6530 Elder Avenue, Springfield. Julie Parsons, 703-244-6284.

Kings’ X with Last Perfect Thing, Gate 1, Minds Eye and more. 8 p.m. Age 21 and over only. $22 in advance, $25 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

George Mason University Holiday concert, 7 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts Concert Hall, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. 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.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 7

</b>Aszure Barton & Artists World Premier Dance Installation at the Workhouse Arts Center Gallery W-16, at 2:30 p.m. Reception at 2 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. To reserve tickets contact tickets@lortonarts.org or call 703-584-2900. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

<b>Monday/Dec. 8

</b>Gingerbread Tales. 10:30 a.m. Stories and songs. Age 24-35 months with adult. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Soapmaking for Teens. 4 p.m. Make a batch of handmade soap. Age 13-18. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

The Progressive Damnation Tour with Born of Osiris, Shai Hulud, After the Burial, Burning the Masses, Prodigium, Gallows Hill and Upon a Throne of Lies. 5 p.m. $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 9

</b>Snowfest. 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

Penguin Parade. 1:30 p.m. Stories and a craft. Age 4-5 with adult. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 10

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

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.

Writers Peer Review Group. 7 p.m. Adults. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 11

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

Hey, Snowman! 1 p.m. Seasonal stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

<b>Friday/Dec. 12

</b>Christmas at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. 703-550-9220 or www.gunstonhall.org.

* Yuletide Dinner, at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Full complement of courses served in a candlelit setting. $39.95 for adults, $19.95 for ages 6-10. The dinner cost includes admission to Plantation Christmas. Reservations required for dinner, call 703-550-9220.

* Plantation Christmas. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Ride in a horse-drawn carriage and sample period recipes. Reenactors will engage in seasonal activities throughout the site. $14 for adults, $7 for ages 6-18, under 6 free.

Sesame Street Live "Elmo’s Green Thumb." 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $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. Visit www.sesamestreetlive.com.

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

Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. Bring lunch, listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

"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.

Workhouse Arts Center’s Collector's Showcase Event, with IONA performing pan-Celtic music, 6-9 p.m. in Gallery W-16 of the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Each ticket holder will receive a 10"X10" original piece of work. Tickets $150 at tickets@lortonarts.org or 703-584-2900.

Pat Travers and Stephen Pearcy with Britny Fox, Swirl and Fuzz Box. 8 p.m. Age 21 and over only. $20 in advance, $23 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 13

</b>Christmas at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. 703-550-9220 or www.gunstonhall.org.

* Yuletide Dinner, at 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. $39.95 for adults, $19.95 for ages 6-10. The dinner cost includes admission to Plantation Christmas. Reservations required for dinner, call 703-550-9220.

* Plantation Christmas. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $14 for adults, $7 for ages 6-18, under 6 free.

Sesame Street Live "Elmo’s Green Thumb." 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.Tickets are $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. Visit www.sesamestreetlive.com.

Island Creek Elementary PTA Fourth Annual Holiday Craft and Gift show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the school, 7855 Morning View Lane, Kingstowne. Entertainment by the Island Creek Crocs. Contact glasscutter99@yahoo.com.

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

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

Sing-A-Long with Miss Belle. 10:30 a.m. All ages. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

Friends of the Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

"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.

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/Dec. 14

</b>Sesame Street Live "Elmo’s Green Thumb." 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.Tickets are $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. Visit www.sesamestreetlive.com.

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

"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.

Sunday Night Drop-In Ballroom Dancing, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Workhouse Art Center, Gallery W-16, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. To reserve tickets contact tickets@lortonarts.org or call 703-584-2900. www.WorkhouseArts.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.