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Burke & Fairfax Calendary 10/16

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<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. 6 p.m.; free. George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Mason Hall, Room D3AB, Fairfax. 703-993-1850 or 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. 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. 5:30 p.m. Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675, Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Contact Darcee Snider at dsnider@paulvi.net.

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

The Providence Players 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, 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. General public tickets $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, 9-11:30 a.m. Help collect 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. Silent auction, refreshments and door prizes. 10520 Main St., Fairfax. www.truropreschool.org or 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. at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Pre-performance discussion at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $21-$42, children 12 and under half price. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Aldersgate Church Community Theater presents "Dearly Departed," 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 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 "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, 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 at 10 a.m. Fairfax Corner, 4245 Summit Corner Drive, Fairfax. 703-227-0894 or 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 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. 703-255-1566 or 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. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Virginia Opera’s Verdi’s Il Trovatore. 2 p.m. 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. At the 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," 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 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. 20

</b>Peppino D'Agostino and Jeff Severson. Fingerstyle guitar. 7:30 p.m. $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

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 p.m. Tickets $8, age 17 and under admitted only with parent or guardian. Scheduled films are "Mr. Video," "Little Snaps of Horror," "Walker Stalker" and "Bane." www.thespookymovie.com or www.cinemaartstheatre.com.

Tim Lewis, author of "The Virginiad," Book reading and signing at Burke Center Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke, at 7 p.m. Free. 703-249-1520.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 21

</b>The Flying Karamazov Brothers. 8 p.m. Comedic skits, musical numbers, and juggling feats at The Barns. Tickets $35. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Tom McRae and Steve Reynolds. Folk rock/acoustic. 8 p.m. $14. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Self-Defense for Teens, ages13-18 years. 7 p.m. The basics of self-defense in real life situations. County residents $40, non-residents $50. Lee District RECenter, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. 703-922-9841.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 22

</b>The Flying Karamazov Brothers. 8 p.m. Comedic skits, musical numbers, and juggling feats at The Barns. Tickets $35. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts | 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 23

</b>Los Straitjackets and Laika & The Cosmonauts. 8 p.m. Surf rock at The Barns. Ticket Price: $18. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts | 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

One Republic. 8 p.m. $30. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

Daryl Davis, 8-10 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Complimentary swing lesson, 7:30-8 p.m. $12. Visit www.headoverheelsdance.com or call 703-424-1745.

Rock 4 Rescue Benefit Concert, 6:30-11 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna. Admission $15 in advance, $20 at the door. With local vocalist Emma Bailey and Pat's Blues Rhythm Band. Proceeds benefit GoodDogz.org. Tickets are available at www.rock4rescue.org or 571-233-4557.

Ken Ludwig’s "Shakespeare in Hollywood," a fusion of Hollywood glitz, comedy and Shakespeare. 8 p.m. at TheaterSpace on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus. Tickets $12, $8 for students and seniors. 703-993-8888 or www.gmu.edu.cfa.

<b>Friday/Oct. 24

</b>Magpie. 8 p.m. Folk duo at The Barns. Tickets $18. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Ellis Paul and Chris O'Brien. Acoustic/pop/folk. 7:30 p.m. $20. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

F.A.N.tastic Fridays Free Family Autism Night. 7-8:30 p.m. A free drop-in program for families who have a child between the ages of 3-22 years of age on the autism spectrum. Games, arts and crafts, sports. Mott Community Center, 12111 Braddock Road Fairfax. Contact Katelyn Murdock at 703-324-5517 or Katelyn.murdock@fairfaxcounty.gov.

The Providence Players 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.

Eric Felten Jazz Orchestra: Classic Big Band Music fron the Swing Era. 8 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-352-ARTS.

Ken Ludwig’s "Shakespeare in Hollywood," 8 p.m. at TheaterSpace on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus. Tickets $12, $8 for students and seniors. 703-993-8888 or www.gmu.edu.cfa.

Fall Photography Workshop for amateur photographers. Free. 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-343-0848 or www.bchristopherphotography.com/workshop.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 25

</b>The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra with Marcelo Lehninger, Conductor Finalist. Angela Cheng, Piano. 8 p.m. ConcerTalk with Marcelo Lehninger at 7 p.m. George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $25-$55 at 888-945-2468 or www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

American Freedom Festival, featuring Alan Jackson with Trace Adkins. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $62.50-$120, through www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

Seldom Scene Benefit Concert, 5:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School, for the Child Rescue Centre(CRC) in Bo, Sierra Leone. Visit www.seldomscenebenefit.com.

23rd Annual Lake Braddock PTSA Arts & Crafts Showcase and Silent Auction. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Handmade jewelry, knits, pottery, woodcrafts, photography, original artwork and more. Food available for purchase. Admission $3, seniors 65+ $2, under 18 free. Lake Braddock Secondary, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Proceeds support PTSA activities and teacher mini grants. Visit www.lbbptsa.org.

Fairfax Corner Fall Festival, 4 p.m. at Fairfax Corner, 4245 Summit Corner Drive Fairfax. Interactive activities on family health and safety, nutrition education and community awareness. Contact May Canete, 703-227-0894.

Children’s Concert, 1:30 p.m. in the Lake Braddock Little Theatre, 9200 Burke Lake Road in Burke. More than 130 high school students in five ensembles from the Lake Braddock Choral Music Department. Admission is $2 or two canned food items to be donated to ECHO, a local nonprofit providing charitable assistance in the Springfield and Burke areas of Fairfax County. www.members.cox.net/lakebraddockchorus.

The Providence Players 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.

Ghost Train at Burke Lake Park.10 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Ride the Ghost Train through the Haunted Woods, past the Witches Junction and through the Fairytale Loop. Appropriate for children through age 10. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $4, children under age two are free. Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. 703-323-3230.

The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show, with cut Mum cultivars, hanging baskets, container-grown varieties and sprays, Fukusuke exhibits and a design competition on the theme "Trick or Treat." The show will be open from 2-5 p.m. at the Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks location, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-560-8776.

Ken Ludwig’s "Shakespeare in Hollywood," 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at TheaterSpace on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus. Tickets $12, $8 for students and seniors. 703-993-8888 or www.gmu.edu.cfa.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 26

</b>Luis Miguel. 7 p.m. Tickets from $68 to $98. George Mason Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Call 703-993-3000 or visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Ghost Train at Burke Lake Park.10 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Ride the Ghost Train through the Haunted Woods, past the Witches Junction and through the Fairytale Loop. Appropriate for children through age 10. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $4, children under age two are free. Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. 703-323-3230.

The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks location, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703-560-8776.

<b>Monday/Oct. 27

</b>Open Mic, hosted by David Cotton. 7 p.m. Free. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 28

</b>An Evening with Willy Porter. Guitar/folk/pop. 8 p.m. $20 in advance, $23 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. Call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

The Fairfax Jubil-Aires "Guest Night," from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, at the corner of University Blvd. and Main St. in Fairfax. Looking for male singers of all ages and musical backgrounds for an evening of Barbershop music and some traditional Christmas music in Barbershop style. Refreshments available. Ron Obermeyer, 703-978-7691 or luv2bbs@yahoo.com. Visit www.fairfaxjubilaires.org.

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

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 29

</b>Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. 8 p.m. Bluegrass and gospel at The Barns. Tickets $22. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 30

</b>Braddigan. Acoustic/rock/reggae. 7:30 p.m. $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Ken Ludwig’s "Shakespeare in Hollywood," 8 p.m. at TheaterSpace on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus. Tickets $12, $8 for students and seniors. 703-993-8888 or www.gmu.edu.cfa.

<b>Friday/Oct. 31

</b>Ballet Flamenco José Porcel. 8 p.m. Tickets $22-$44. Children 12 and under half price. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. The Center for the Arts complex, on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Panic At The Disco and Dashboard Confessional, with Plain White T's and The Cab. 7 p.m. Tickets are $29.95-$39.95, at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. The George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Call 703-993-3000 or visit www.patriotcenter.com or www.rockbandlivetour.com.

Chris Smither. 8 p.m. Vocals and blues at The Barns. Tickets $22. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Halloween Party featuring Mambo Sauce, Future, Mojai and Jon Braman. 8 p.m. $12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

21th Annual Mall-O-Ween at Fair Oaks Mall. Children are invited to dress in costume and trick-or-treat from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fountain Court will be stocked with dry ice to add an eerie atmosphere. Costumed characters will greet children. Fair Oaks Mall, 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax. Free. www.ShopFairOaksMall.com or 703-359-8302.

Ken Ludwig’s "Shakespeare in Hollywood," 8 p.m. at TheaterSpace on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus. Tickets $12, $8 for students and seniors. 703-993-8888 or www.gmu.edu.cfa.