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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill & Springfield Calendar

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<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.

Hugh Panaro, 7:30 p.m. at West Springfield High School Auditorium, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Songs, conversation, photos and autographs. Free admission. 703-913-3934.

<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.

"The Laramie Project," 7:30 p.m. at South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Adults $10, under 18 $6. 703-446-1591.

<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.

"Footloose," 7:30 p.m. at the W.T. Woodson Performing Arts Department, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. 703-503-4600 or wtwdrama.org.

"The Laramie Project," 7:30 p.m. at South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Adults $10, under 18 $6. 703-446-1591.

<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 signings. 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.

"Footloose," 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. 703-503-4600 or wtwdrama.org.

Theater of the First Amendment presents Jack Gilhooley’s "The Warrior," at George Mason University’s TheaterSpace at 8 p.m. The performance will be followed by a panel discussion on the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This play contains adult language. Tickets are $15. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. TheaterSpace is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

W.T. Woodson High School PTSA Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax. Free admission. 703-321-8373.

"The Laramie Project," 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Adults $10, under 18 $6. 703-446-1591.

The Fairfax Master Naturalists Fall Tree ID Program, 1-3 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park. Learn from Virginia Department of Forestry experts Jim McGlone and Bryant Bays and hear the latest about the emerald ash borer infestation. Meet in the main parking lot near the dam, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Free, no registration required. Contact Karen Monroe at FMNvolunteer@cox.net or visit www.virginiamasternaturalist.org/fairfax.html.

<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.

GMU Chamber Ensembles, 2 p.m. in the Harris Theater, George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-993-8794.

Percussion Ensemble Recital, 7 p.m. in the Harris Theater, George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-993-8794.

<b>Monday/Nov. 10

</b>Let’s Make a Gift. 3:30 p.m. After-school crafts. Age 6-12. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

Leaf Jumpers. 10:30 a.m. Stories and songs. Age 24-35 months with adult. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Culinary Institute of America Admissions Reception, 7 p.m. at the Hilton Springfield, 6550 Loisdale Road, Springfield. Learn about CIA degree programs. Register at 1-800-CULINARY or www.ciachef.edu.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 11

</b>Veterans’ Day Commemoration. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Col. George Mason was a member of the Virginia militia. Mansion tours, period reenactors and how Mason furthered the cause of American freedom. Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston road, Mason Neck. www.gunstonhall.org.

GMU Symphonic Band Concert, 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $15 adults, $10 students and seniors. 703-993-8794.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 12

</b>Practice Your English Conversation Group. 10:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Faculty Artist Series: Stanley Curtis on Trumpet, 8 p.m. in the Harris Theater, George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-993-8794.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 13

</b>George Mason University Speaker Series: Virginia Ashby Sharpe, Ph.D., Georgetown University Medical Ethicist, National Center for Ethics in Healthcare, U.S. Veterans Health Administration. Free. 6 p.m. at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Mason Hall, Room D3AB, Fairfax. 703-993-1850 or chpre.gmu.edu.

Lighters and Matches are Tools for Grownups Only. 1:30 p.m. Age 4-5 with adult. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

What’s New in Picture Books.7 p.m. Learn about new books for preschoolers. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

Fall Fun. 1 p.m. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Women in the Military Memorial, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Springfield Golf & Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught, U.S.A.F. (Ret.) President of the Board of Directors of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, will speak about the memorial and recount stories of women who have served the nation. $17. 703-768-4543.

Workshop Jazz Band, 8 p.m. in the Harris Theater, George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-993-8794.

<b>Friday/Nov. 14

</b>Y&T with Switched at Birth, Gate 1, Sinners Trail and NeoComplex. Age 21 and over. 7:30 p.m. $25 in advance, $28 at the door. Jaxx Night Club, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

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

The Kirov Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. 8 p.m. Tickets are $30-$60. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu.cfa.

Christopher Paul Curtis, author of "The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963" and "Bud, Not Buddy," 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, Board Auditorium, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Books available for sale and signing. 703-324-8428.

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.

"Footloose," 7:30 p.m. at the W.T. Woodson Performing Arts Department, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. 703-503-4600 or wtwdrama.org.

"Fiddler On The Roof," 7 p.m. at Thomas Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria. Tickets $8. 703-924-8014 or edisondrama.com.

"Pippin," 7:30 p.m. at Robert E. Lee High School, 6450 Franconia Road, Springfield. Adults $10, students $8. 703-729-8438 or lancertheatre.net.

Faculty Artist Series: Improvised Music by Glenn Smith and Steven Nachmonvich, 8 p.m. in the Harris Theater, George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-993-8794.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 15

</b>Dave Berry. 8:30-12:30 p.m. at Kate’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860.

Doc Severinsen and El Ritmo de la Vida, 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 are $27-$54. Children 12 and under half price. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or at www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Jumpin’ and Jammin’ with Mr. Shine. 10:30 a.m. Music, magic and puppets. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

Stormin’ Bob the Singing Weatherman. Stories and songs about the weather. 11 a.m. at the Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

"Footloose," 7:30 p.m. at the W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. 703-503-4600 or wtwdrama.org.

"Fiddler On The Roof," 7 p.m. at Thomas Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria. Tickets $8. 703-924-8014 or edisondrama.com.

"Pippin," 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Robert E. Lee High School, 6450 Franconia Road, Springfield. Adults $10, students $8. 703-729-8438 or lancertheatre.net.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 16

</b>Dave Berry. 8:30-12:30 p.m. at Kate’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 6131 Backlick Road Springfield. 703-866-0860.

University Vocal Jazz Concert, 3 p.m. in the Harris Theater, George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-993-8794.

<b>Monday/Nov. 17

</b>Lighters and Matches are Tools for Grownups Only. 10:30 a.m. Puppet show by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. Age 3-5 with Adult. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

Pointed Pursuits. 7:30 p.m. Join other needleworkers. Adults. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.