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Laurel Hill, Fairfax Station & Springfield Calendar 10/23

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<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 p.m. at Kate’s Irish Pub, 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.

<b>Friday, Oct. 24

</b>Amanda Murphy & The Lost Indians, 8:30-12:30 p.m. at Kate’s Irish Pub, 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 $15 adults, $12 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 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.

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.

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. 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. Costume contest, followed by a walk through a “boneyard” to sniff out treats. All dogs must be leashed and friendly. $5. Pre-registration required. 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. Artisans and crafters, silent auction, games, entertainment and food. Free admission. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 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. Traditional cooking techniques and period recipes used to make 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, 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. 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, 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 through the Haunted Woods, past the Witches Junction and through the Fairytale Loop. For children through age 10. Costumes encouraged. Tickets $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.

Boy Scout Troop 1145 All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. $2. 703-451-5855.

<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. 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 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, 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.

Freaky Friday Fun, from 2-8 p.m. at the Audrey Moore RECenter, 8100 Braddock Road in Annandale. Games, prizes, costume contest, candy, face painting, maze, pool fun and more. $5 per child. 703-321-7081 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 1

</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 is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Pro Boxing featuring Jimmy Lange. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30-$500. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle. Call 703-993-3000 or visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Young Peoples Theatre fall show, "Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.," at New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. 7 p.m. Reserved seats are $10, unreserved seats are $12. Group rates and military discounts are available. www.YPTNVA.com or 703-866-3546.

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.

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.

Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children’s Third Annual Star Kid 8K Run/Walk, with separate Family Fun Run. Proceeds benefit the hospital’s pediatric heart programs. Prizes, a visit from Ronald McDonald and children’s activities. 8 a.m. at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Adult registration $20, children $10. Register online at www.runwashington.com.

Community Yard Sale to benefit historic Sydenstricker schoolhouse, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 8511 Hooes Road, next to Sydenstricker Methodist Church, Springfield. Funds raised will be used by the Upper Pohick Community League to maintain schoolhouse built in 1927. Contact upperpohick@hotmail.com, or Judy Riekse, 703-455-9039.

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.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 2

</b>The Faceless with Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Veil of Maya, Neuraxis and Azrael. All ages. 6 p.m. $14 in advance, $16 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

Young Peoples Theatre fall show, "Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.", at New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. 3 p.m. Reserved seats $10, unreserved seats $12. www.YPTNVA.com or 703-866-3546.

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

Pianist Jeffrey Siegel, 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Tickets are $19-$38. Children 12 and under half price. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

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.

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.

Basket Bingo Fund Raiser, sponsored by the South County Secondary School Orchestra Boosters. Doors open at 1 p.m., bingo starts at 2 p.m. in the South County School Cafeteria, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. The cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Extra bingo cards, raffle tickets, and refreshments will be available. Contact Debi Ray at write2debi@cox.net or 703-690-0788.

<b>Monday/Nov. 3

</b>Wii Games: Bowling. 12:30 p.m. Active Adults. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 5

</b>Practice Your English Conversation Group. 10:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Lunch Bunnies. 12 p.m. Age 1-5 with adult. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 6

</b>Near and Far Sighted: Refocusing on Regionalism and Imports in Virginia. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Symposium on imported decorative arts objects and printed materials from 1607 to 1850. Reservations required. Call 703-550-9220 for a brochure and registration form. $85, $70 for Friends of Gunston Hall. 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. www.gunstonhall.org.

Animal Tales. 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Stories and fingerplays. Age 2-3 with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

Daytime Book Discussion Group: “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn. 12:15 p.m. Adults. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

<b>Friday/Nov. 7

</b>Celtibillies, Celtic/Applalachian music. 7 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Call 703-584-2900 or visit www.workhousearts.org.

Dare to Share's "Invincible Event" at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $49, available at www.dare2share.org. George Mason Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. www.patriotcenter.com.

Young Peoples Theatre fall show, "Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.," at New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. 7 p.m. Reserved seats are $10, unreserved seats are $12. www.YPTNVA.com or 703-866-3546.

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

Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors,” 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Tickets $17-$34. Children 12 and under half price. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu.cfa.

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.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 8

</b>White Lion featuring Mike Tramp with Baby Jayne, Bloodlines, Mis-Fit and more. Age 21 and over. 8 p.m. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

Dare to Share's "Invincible Event" at 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $49, available at www.dare2share.org. George Mason Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. www.patriotcenter.com.

Family Outdoor Movie Night. 7-9 p.m. Large outside screen, open concessions. $15 per car. Occoquan Regional Park, 9520 Ox Road, Lorton. 703-690-2121.

Young Peoples Theatre fall show, "Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.," at New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. 3 p.m. Reserved seats $10, unreserved seats $12. www.YPTNVA.com or 703-866-3546.

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

Seventh Annual Franconia History Day. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Franconia Elementary School, 6043 Franconia Road. Free admission. Music, local history presentations, historical displays and trivia contest. Local authors book signing. Refreshments available. Contact Jim Cox at 703-971-7943 or Franconiamuseum@yahoo.com. Visit www.franconiamuseum.org.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Pre-performance discussion begins at 7:15 on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $22-$44. Children 12 and under half price. Charge tickets at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu.cfa.

Friends of the Kingstowne Library Book Sale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 9

</b>Playhouse Disney Live! 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets $22-$55. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle. Call 703-993-3000or visit www.patriotcenter.com.

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