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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill & Springfield Calendar

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 history and sociology of science University of Pennsylvania. 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.

Kamelot with EdGuy, Blood Corps and more. All ages. 6:45 p.m. $27 in advance, $30 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

Rocky Guttmann, 8-12 p.m. at Kate’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860.

<b>Friday/Oct. 17

</b>Overkill with Warbringer, Epicurean, Kneel to Zod, Tranquil Terror, Botched Autopsy and more. All ages. 6:30 p.m. $22 in advance, $25 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

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.

Songs of a Lifetime, with Beverly Cosham, Charles Williams, and George Fulginiti-Shakar. A gallery exhibition preview and reception at 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m., on the second floor of Gallery W-16 at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road in Lorton. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. kevinsheehan@lortonarts.org, 703-495-0001 or www.WorkhouseArts.org.

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

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.

Springfield Community Theater presents "PetPourri," 8 p.m. at the John Swazy Theatre, The New School of Northern Virginia, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Tickets are available at www.sctonline.org or at the door.

<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.

Fall Watershed Clean-Up Day. 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7550 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. 703-569-3464 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lakefront.

The Flag Circle. Arts and crafts, craft-making demonstrations and games. Hayrides, music and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Road, Lorton. 703-339-2385 or www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/mas.shtml.

Archaeology Day. 12-4 p.m. Screen for artifacts and clean and mend found objects. Hunting for George Mason’s Garden tour at 1:15 or 3:15 p.m. Under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult. 10709 Gunston road, Mason Neck. 703-550-9480 or www.gunstonhall.org.

Hearts & Hands Bazaar. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Crafters, vendors, books, toys, and more. Lunch and Tea Shoppe available. Messiah Church, 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-9862.

Misfits with Not-Liable, So Damn Thirsty, Tolerance for Tragedy, The Buried, Tragically Forgotten. All ages. 7 p.m. $22 in advance, $25 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

Children's Consignment Sale. Maternity and children's items. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Grace Weekday Preschool, 7434 Bath St., Springfield. 703-451-3314.

Jewish Rock Artist Sheldon family concert. 7 p.m. Temple B'nai Shalom, 7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station. 703-764-2901 or membership@tbs-online.org. www.sheldonlow.com.

Classical string ensemble Turtle Island Quartet with guitar virtuosos Sérgio and Odair Assad, 8 p.m. Pre-performance discussion at 7:15 p.m. Tickets $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. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Kingstowne Area Artists Association Show. 12-5 p.m., at the Thompson Center, 6090 Kingstowne Village Parkway, Kingstowne. Refreshments will be provided.

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.

Songs of a Lifetime, with Beverly Cosham, Charles Williams, and George Fulginiti-Shakar. Exhibition preview and reception at 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m., on the second floor of Gallery (W-16) at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road in Lorton. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Contact kevinsheehan@lortonarts.org, 703-495-0001 or www.WorkhouseArts.org.

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

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, $12 for students and seniors. 703-660-2611 or www.presaleticketing.com.

Springfield Community Theater presents "PetPourri," 8 p.m. at the John Swazy Theatre, The New School of Northern Virginia, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Tickets are available at www.sctonline.org or at the door.

<b> Sunday/Oct. 19

</b>Tour de Lee, a family bicycle event with Supervisor Jeffery McKay (D-Lee). 8:30 a.m. Free bicycle safety checks. The route is 15 miles long, will take about two hours, and is designed for riders of all abilities. Free. Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Road, Alexandria. 703-971-6262 or fairfaxcounty.gov/lee/calendarofevents/tdl.htm.

Fairfax Station Model Trains. N-Scale model trains at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. The Northern Virginia NTRAK model train club monthly display from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. $2 for adults and $1 for children. 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. 703-425-9225.

Rocktoberfest: Before Their Eyes, Love Hate Hero, Eyes Set To Kill, Oceana, A Kiss For Jersey, I See Stars, Thanks For Stopping Bye, Rescue the Hero, When Day Breaks and Force Major. All ages. 1:15 p.m. $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

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. www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Visit www.srplive.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.

Biketoberfest. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Family fun ride, food, magic act and children’s activities. Free. Occoquan Regional Park, 9520 Ox Road, Lorton. 202-965-3601 or www.revolutioncycles.com.

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.

Springfield Community Theater presents "PetPourri," 2 p.m. at the John Swazy Theatre, The New School of Northern Virginia, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Tickets are available at www.sctonline.org or at the door.

<b>Monday/Oct. 20

</b> 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."

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 21

</b>Belphegor with Amon Amarth, Ensiferum and The Absence. Blackened death metal. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Call 703-569-5940 or visit www.jaxxroxx.com.

Amon Amarth with Ensiferum, Belphegor and The Absence. All ages. 7:30 p.m. $25 in advance, $27 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

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

<b>Thursday, Oct. 23

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

Brand New Sin with Champagna, Cadillac Rock Box and more. All ages. 6:30 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

Jack Hidle, 8-12 p.m. at Kate’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860.

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

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.

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.

Springfield Community Theater presents "PetPourri," 8 p.m. at the John Swazy Theatre, The New School of Northern Virginia, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Tickets are available at www.sctonline.org or at the door.

<b>Saturday, Oct. 25

</b>The 14th annual VolunteerFest, a community-wide day of service. Volunteer projects include building outdoor classrooms, assembling care packages for troops overseas, creating a wildlife habitat and assisting with community events, at 37 locations throughout Fairfax County. For specific projects and locations, visit www.volunteerfairfax.org or contact Christine Morrison, 703-246-3727 or cmorrison@volunteerfairfax.org.

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra with Marcelo Lehninger, conductor finalist and Angela Cheng, piano. 8 p.m. ConcerTalk with Marcelo Lehninger at 7 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $25-$55 at 888-945-2468 or www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

South Run RECenter Arts and Crafts Show, with nearly 50 artisans. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jewelry, woodworking, photography, painting, glasswork, pottery and more. Free admission. South Run RECenter, 7550 Reservation Drive, Springfield. Call 703-866-0566.

American Freedom Festival, featuring Alan Jackson with Trace Adkins. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $150, $73.50 and $62.50 through 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.

Howloween Dog Talent Show, Costume Contest and Boneyard Hunt. 2-4 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7550 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. 703-569-3464 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lakefront.

Halloween Goblin Golf and Bonfire. Spooktacular mini-golf and carousel rides, storytelling at a lakeside bonfire. Lake Accotink Park, 7550 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. 703-569-3464 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lakefront.

Halloween Havoc. All ages. 1:15 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

Spartanfest Arts and Crafts Show, featuring quality artisans and crafters, a silent auction, games, entertainment and food. Admission is free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-913-3800.

Open-Hearth Cooking Class. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The basics of 18th-century hearth cooking, with the Historic Foodways Program. Use traditional cooking techniques and period recipes in order to make a number of dishes representative of the period. 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. 703-550-9480 or www.gunstonhall.org. Contact 703-658-1201 to register.

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

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.

Edison High School 19th Annual Craft Show. Over 50 vendors with artwork, jewelry, crafts, pottery, clothing and refreshments. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 703-971-8693 or edisonhscraftshow@yahoo.com.

Amaze Your Friends with Magic. Children 6-12 learn the fundamentals of magic, plus presentation and showmanship skills. 3 p.m. County residents $40, non-residents $50. Audrey Moore Rec Center, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale. 703-321-7081.

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, $12 for students and seniors. 703-660-2611 or www.presaleticketing.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.

Springfield Community Theater presents "PetPourri," 8 p.m. at the John Swazy Theatre, The New School of Northern Virginia, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Tickets are available at www.sctonline.org or at the door.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 26

</b>American Legion Post 176 Annual Halloween Party. 12-3 p.m. Ages Toddler to fourth grade. Costume prizes, hot dogs, treats, games and goodie bags. American Legion Post Home, 6520 Amherst Ave, Springfield. 703-440-0335.

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.

Open-Hearth Cooking Class. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The basics of 18th-century hearth cooking. 10709 Gunston road, Mason Neck. 703-550-9480 or www.gunstonhall.org. Contact 703-658-1201 to register.

Aldersgate Church Community Theater presents "Dearly Departed," at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Wesley Hall, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. 703-660-2611 or www.presaleticketing.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.

Springfield Community Theater presents "PetPourri," 2 p.m. at the John Swazy Theatre, The New School of Northern Virginia, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Tickets are available at www.sctonline.org or at the door.

<b>Monday/Oct. 27

</b>Carnal Forge with Steel Attack and more. All ages. 6 p.m. $22 in advance, $25 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 30

</b>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.

Watain with Withered, Book of Black Earth, Ancient Sacrifice, Recently Vacated Graves and more. All ages. 6:30 p.m. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

Don Cobert, 8:30-12:30 p.m. at Kate’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860.

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, $12 for students and seniors. 703-660-2611 or www.presaleticketing.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.

Springfield Community Theater presents "PetPourri," 8 p.m. at the John Swazy Theatre, The New School of Northern Virginia, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Tickets are available at www.sctonline.org or at the door.