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Burke & Fairfax Calendar 10/8

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<b>Thursday/Oct. 9

</b>The Influence, Atomic Tom, The Wellingtons and Mitch Hood. Pop/rock. 7:30 p.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

George Mason University presents Bert V. Royal's "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead." 8 p.m. An unauthorized parody of Charles Schultz's "Peanuts", "Dog Sees God …" centers on the cruelties teens inflict upon each other, with drug use, suicide, eating disorders, rebellion and sexual identity facing the now-adolescent gang. Tickets $6 general admission, $3 for students, seniors and GMU staff. George Mason University Black Box Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-993-8600.

<b>Friday/Oct. 10

</b>Noel "Paul" Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts | 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa brings an array of singers, dancers and musicians to the Concert Hall stage at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. 8 p.m. Tickets are $23-$46. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa

Kate Campbell. Americana/acoustic. 7:30 p.m. $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Juniper Lane and The Dance Party. Rock. 10 p.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

George Mason University presents Bert V. Royal's "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead." 8 p.m. An unauthorized parody of Charles Schultz's "Peanuts", "Dog Sees God …" centers on the cruelties teens inflict upon each other. Tickets $6 general admission, $3 for students, seniors and GMU staff. George Mason University Black Box Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-993-8600.

The Providence Players Perform in "Rough Crossing" by Tom Stoppard. Adults $15, students and seniors $12. 7:30 p.m. at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.

Elena Ulyanova, classical pianist. 8 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-352-ARTS.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 11

</b>Fall Festival, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Old Town Fairfax. Hundreds of crafters with handmade wares, live music, children’s activities, a car show, food and more. Admission is free, though there are charges for some of the children’s rides. Some streets will be closed, and traffic will be detoured during the event.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Community Walk at Burke Lake Park, as part of National Suicide Prevention Week. Funds will support suicide prevention research and education, as well as local programs. The public is encouraged to walk to bring suicide ‘out of the darkness.’ www.outofthedarkness.org.

Children's Consignment Sale. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Children's clothing and furniture, baby equipment and more. Spring-Mar Cooperative Preschool, Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. 703-239-1213 ext. 5, or visit www.spring-mar.org.

The Iguanas. 7:30 p.m. Zydeco and Latin rock fusion at The Barns. Tickets $20. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts | 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa brings an array of singers, dancers and musicians to the Concert Hall stage at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. 8 p.m. Tickets are $23-$46. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa

The Cold War Museum Conference on the 40th Anniversary of the Prague Spring. Registration 8 a.m., program starts 9 a.m. Advance admission $25, at the door $30, students free. Lunch included. Collecting oral histories from Cold War veterans, "Spy Craft" by Linda McCarthy, the history of the Lorton Nike Missile site, and more. South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. 703-273-2381, www.coldwar.org/praguespring or museum@coldwar.org.

Ultimate Warrior Challenge — Confrontation. Professional mixed martial arts action. 6 p.m. Tickets $28.50-$128.50, (plus applicable service charges) available online at www.ticketmaster.com or via 703-573-SEAT. Visit www.uwcmma.com or www.patriotcenter.com. The George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

Cathy and Marcy's Second Family Jamboree. 5-7 p.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Deanna Bogart Band Dance Show. Blues/jazz/rock. 8:30 p.m. $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

George Mason University presents Bert V. Royal's "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead." 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. An unauthorized parody of Charles Schultz's "Peanuts", "Dog Sees God …" centers on the cruelties teens inflict upon each other. Tickets $6 general admission, $3 for students, seniors and GMU staff. George Mason University Black Box Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-993-8600.

The Providence Players Perform in "Rough Crossing" by Tom Stoppard. Adults $15, students and seniors $12. 7:30 p.m. at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 12

</b>Buttons to Bumper Stickers, a discussion and display of presidential campaign collectibles with Stephen J. Ackerman and Richard Rector, historians and collectors. 2 p.m. Free. Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Call 703-385-8414 or visit www.fairfaxva.gov.

Saffire -The Uppity Blues Women. 7:30 p.m. Post feminist traditional blues at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts | 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Dan Leonard Trio. Jazz/fusion/jam. 7:30 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Third Annual Korean American Cultural Arts Festival. 6:30 p.m. Celebrating Korean traditional music and culture, with a performance by the "Nangye Gugak Orchestra", joined by prominent representatives of Korea's traditional arts community known as Intangible Cultural Assets. Tickets at www.tickets.com are $40 general admission, $20 seniors and students. George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-507-4492.

George Mason University presents Bert V. Royal's "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead." 2 p.m. An unauthorized parody of Charles Schultz's "Peanuts," "Dog Sees God …" centers on the cruelties teens inflict upon each other. Tickets $6 general admission, $3 for students, seniors and GMU staff. George Mason University Black Box Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-993-8600.

The Providence Players Perform in "Rough Crossing" by Tom Stoppard. Adults $15, students and seniors $12. 2 p.m. at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.

<b>Monday/Oct. 13

</b>Val Emmich and Adam Swink. Pop/rock. 7 p.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Rose Breeding. Ben Williams will speak on new developments in the rose breeding industry. His company is known for creating new and unusual roses. Free. 7:30 p.m. at the Merrifield Garden Center,12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-860-0071.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 14

</b>Daniel Silva author of "Moscow Rules" presents "The Undercover Life of an Espionage Writer". 7:30 p.m. Fairfax County Government Center, Board Auditorium, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Books available for sale and signing. 703-324-8428.

Laya Pesulima's Love Jukebox. Rock. 7 p.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Mothers First Burke/Fairfax, dedicated to helping women who have chosen to alter their careers to raise children at home, meets 10 a.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-827-5922 or www.mothersfirst.org.

Awaken to your Psychic Gifts and Inner Guidance. 7-9 p.m., at the Comfort Inn University Center, 11180 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. New Zealander Melissa Kitto and American Clairaudient Richard Lassiter show practical ways to open to psychic awareness at a two-hour seminar $20. 540 854 4841 or www.ipmers.org/dc.html.

Run for Wounded Warriors. 7 a.m. Once around the lake at Burke Lake Park, 4.7 miles. Race fees support the Wounded Warrior Project. $35 in advance, or $40 day of event. Free race t-shirt with registration. Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Register online at www.jmwaller.com.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 15

</b>Riders in the Sky. 8 p.m. Retro 1950s Western swing at The Barns. Tickets $30. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts | 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Bryan Greenberg. Acoustic. 7:30 p.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 16

</b>George Mason University Speaker Series: Jonathan D. Moreno, Ph.D., David and Lyn Silfen University Professor, Professor of Medical Ethics and of History and Sociology of Science University of Pennsylvania; Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense. 6 p.m.; free. George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Mason Hall, Room D3AB, Fairfax. Call 703-993-1850 or visit http://chpre.gmu.edu.

Opening Night for Third Annual Washington D. C. International Horror Film Festival at Cinema Arts Theatre at Fair City Mall, at the corner of Main Street and Pickett Road in Fairfax, with host Count Gore de Vol. Doors open 7 p.m. Tickets $8, age 17 and under admitted only with parent or guardian. Scheduled films are "Back to Life," "Foet," "The Sleuth Incident," "Snip" and "No Through Road". www.thespookymovie.com or www.cinemaartstheatre.com.

Tyrone Wells and Jason Reeves. Pop/rock. 8 p.m. $12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Oct. 17

</b>Virginia Opera’s Verdi’s Il Trovatore. 8 p.m. Staging by Lillian Groag, set by Michael Ganio and lighting by Richard Winkler. Soprano Eilana Lappalainen, tenor Gustavo López Manzitti and two-time Grammy Award-winning baritone Nmon Ford. Mezzo-soprano Jeniece Golbourne and bass-baritone Ashraf Sewailam. Conductor, Peter Mark. Tickets $44-$98, at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. George Mason University Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Third Annual Washington D. C. International Horror Film Festival at Cinema Arts Theatre at Fair City Mall, at the corner of Main St. and Pickett Road in Fairfax. Doors open 9:45 p.m. Tickets $12, age 17 and under admitted only with parent or guardian. Scheduled films are "Night of the Hell Hamsters," "Excision," "Crushed," "A Break in the Monotony," "Prombies!" and "Brain Dead." www.thespookymovie.com or www.cinemaartstheatre.com.

Eroica Trio. 8 p.m. Chamber music at The Barns. Tickets $35. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts | 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Pierce Pettis. Acoustic. 7:30 p.m. $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Rude Buddha. Rock. 9:30 p.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Breast Cancer Fund Raiser. The Paul VI Catholic High School Women's volleyball team will raise money for Breast Cancer research in a game against Bishop Ireton, in the Paul VI Activity Center. ‘Dig Pink’ begins at 5:30 p.m. Donations accepted at the door and T-shirts sales and raffle tickets will raise additional money. Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675, Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Contact Coach Darcee Snider at dsnider@paulvi.net.

Aldersgate Church Community Theater presents "Dearly Departed," directed by C. Evans Kirk, at 8 p.m. in Wesley Hall, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12for students and seniors. 703-660-2611 or www.presaleticketing.com.

The Providence Players Perform in "Rough Crossing" by Tom Stoppard. Adults $15, students and seniors $12. 7:30 p.m. at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 18

</b>The 2008 Northern Virginia Buddy Walk, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia, will take place, rain or shine, at the Fairfax County Government Center. 202-326-3152 or www.dsanv.org.

Lewis Black with comedian John Bowman, at the Patriot Center. 8 p.m. GMU student tickets $10. Faculty and staff tickets $20. Discounted tickets must be purchased at the Patriot Center Box Office. General public tickets at all Ticket Master locations and ticketmaster.com, $30. The Patriot Center at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

4Paws Rescue Team Cat Adoptions. 12-4 p.m. Fairfax Petco at 10708 Lee Highway, Fairfax.

Watershed Clean-Up Day. Participate in the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Watershed Clean-Up Day from 9-11:30 a.m. Individuals, students, families, scouts and other community groups can help clean by collecting tires, bed springs, bottles, cans and other debris. Wear boots and old clothes and bring gloves. Trash bags provided. Call to reserve a section of the watershed: Hidden Pond Nature Center, 703-451-9588; Pohick Creek, Huntley Meadows Park, 703-768-2525.Call the Park Authority Resource Management Division at 703-324-8513.

Third Annual Washington D. C. International Horror Film Festival at Cinema Arts Theatre at Fair City Mall, at the corner of Main St. and Pickett Road in Fairfax. Doors open 9:30 p.m. Tickets $8, age 17 and under admitted only with parent or guardian. Scheduled films are "Harvest Moon," "The Blue Rhino vs. the Diabolic Brain," "Cheerbleeders," "Fun on Earth," "The Procedure," "The Room" and the world premier of "Vlog". www.thespookymovie.com or www.cinemaartstheatre.com.

Jon Carroll. 7:30 p.m. Rock ’n’ roll at The Barns. Tickets $20. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts | 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Book Sale. Books and other items. Friends of the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Brave and Todesbonden. Rock. 6 p.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Chris Merritt and Kingsfoil. Pop/rock. 9:30 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Running for the Kids Truro Preschool and Kindergarten 5K Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Run. 8:30 a.m. Family fun, silent auction, refreshments and door prizes. 10520 Main St., Fairfax. For registration forms, sponsor forms and registering on-line, visit www.truropreschool.org. 703-691-1006.

Classical string ensemble Turtle Island Quartet with guitar virtuosos Sérgio and Odair Assad, 8 p.m., at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. The performance includes the works of Chick Corea, Egberto Gismonti, Astor Piazzola and Ralph Towner. Tickets are $21-$42, children 12 and under half price Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Aldersgate Church Community Theater presents "Dearly Departed," directed by C. Evans Kirk, at 8 p.m. in Wesley Hall, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12for students and seniors. 703-660-2611 or www.presaleticketing.com.

The Providence Players Perform in "Rough Crossing" by Tom Stoppard. Adults $15, students and seniors $12. 7:30 p.m. at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.

The City of Fairfax Band, with Robert Pouliot, music director, presents "Westward Ho!" at 8 p.m. in the Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Saddle up with the City of Fairfax Band for a journey to the Western frontier, including "The Cowboys" by John Williams, scenes from "Billy the Kid" by Aaron Copland, "Tulsa" by Don Gillis and more. Adults $13, seniors $7, students free. 703-757-0220 or www.fairfaxband.org.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 19

</b>Book Sale. Books and other items. Friends of the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

The Strollathon, a fund-raising walk to benefit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. The walk is approximately one mile and includes walkers, strollers, and wheelchairs. Live entertainment, family activities and refreshments.. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m. Fairfax Corner, 4245 Summit Corner Drive, Fairfax, Contact May Canete, 703-227-0894, www.fairfaxcorner.com.

Visit www.rettsyndrome.org.

T.I. featuring T-Pain. 7:30 p.m. The George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. 703-993-3000. Tickets $40-$120.00. (plus applicable service charges) at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Visit www.srplive.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

Knife at a Gunfight and All Access. Rock. 2 p.m. $8. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Bandazian acoustic, Surprise Arizona, Steph Taylor and the State Of. Rock. 7 p.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

Virginia Opera’s Verdi’s Il Trovatore. 2 p.m. Staging by Lillian Groag, set by Michael Ganio and lighting by Richard Winkler. Soprano Eilana Lappalainen, tenor Gustavo López Manzitti and two-time Grammy Award-winning baritone Nmon Ford. Mezzo-soprano Jeniece Golbourne and bass-baritone Ashraf Sewailam. Conductor, Peter Mark. Tickets $44-$98, at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. George Mason University Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Merrifield Lions Club All You Can Eat Crab Feast. 1-4 p.m., Door prizes and raffle. Dunn Loring Fire Department, 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring.

Third Annual Washington D. C. International Horror Film Festival at Cinema Arts Theatre at Fair City Mall, at the corner of Main Street. and Pickett Road in Fairfax. Tickets sold separately for admission to each block.

*Doors open 12:45 a.m. Tickets $8, no one under 17 admitted to this show. Scheduled film is "Snuff."

* Doors open 12:30 p.m. Tickets $8. This film group is appropriate for age 13 and over. Scheduled films are "Tofu the Vegan Zombie," "Dead Boyfriends," "Zombie Night Theatre", "Casting Call of Cthulhu" and "The Shadow Within"..

* Doors open 3 p.m. Tickets $8, age 17 and under admitted only with parent or guardian. Scheduled films are "Lawn of the Dead," "Crystl," "A Beautiful Day," "Peekers" and "The Vampire Diaries Part 1: Thicker Than Water."

* Doors open 5:30 p.m. Tickets $8, age 17 and under admitted only with parent or guardian. Scheduled films are "Attackzoids!," "Reflections," "Transerexia," "Cam 2 Cam" and "Strange Girls."

* Doors open 8:30 p.m. Tickets $8, age 17 and under admitted only with parent or guardian. Scheduled films are "Vanished Acres," "Kirksdale," "Shut-Eye Hotel" and "The William Castle Story."

Aldersgate Church Community Theater presents "Dearly Departed," directed by C. Evans Kirk, at 3 p.m. in Wesley Hall, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12for students and seniors. 703-660-2611 or www.presaleticketing.com.

Lecture by Richard Williams on "Stonewall Jackson's Sunday school for slaves and free blacks". Open to the public. Admission is $10 for supper, lecture only $5. Frank Stringfellow Camp #822 Sons of Confederate Veterans, at the American Legion, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. 703-250-8705 or stringfellowbuva@worldnet.att.net.

The Providence Players Perform in "Rough Crossing" by Tom Stoppard. Adults $15, students and seniors $12. 2 p.m. at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. 703-425-6782 or www.providenceplayers.org.