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'Tattoo' Tom Mitchell returns to the Patriot Center May 2 Fighting in his daughter's memory in a four-round rematch against Yieta Johnson. Mitchell’s November 2008 bout raised $7,000 toward cancer research and he returns to the ring in memory of his daughter Shayla, who died of stage 3 Hodgkin’s disease in January. One-third of all of Mitchell’s personal tickets sales and all of his fight purse go to Growing Hope, a local 501(c) charitable organization. Great Falls junior middleweight Jimmy Lange headlines this show, fighting in a 12-round contest against ‘Dangerous’ Ryan Davis for the WBC USNBC Junior Middleweight title.

To have community events listed, send to southcalendar@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6459 with questions. Deadline for calendar listings is two weeks prior to event.

<b>Thursday/April 23

</b>Junior Brown. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $24. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Tiny Tots, 10:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities. Age 13-17 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Small Oneders. 11:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Very short stories, fingerplays and activities. Age 18-23 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Capitol City Brass Quintet - A George Mason Student Recital. 8 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. The Capitol Brass Quintet is composed of George Mason University Music students.

George Mason University Printmakers Studio Sale. 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., at GMU Fine Arts Building, Fairfax Campus, Printmaking Studio, Room 200. Come purchase quality original prints by international, national and regional artists, faculty and students. The Print Department is moving to a new building and is selling the department's personal collection to raise funds for student activities. Most prices range from $1-$100.

‘Say Goodnight, Gracie,’ presented by George Mason University’s Theater Department and the GMU Players. 8 p.m., at GMU’s TheaterSpace at the school’s Fairfax campus. Tickets are $12; $8 for students, seniors and GMU faculty/staff. Limited free tickets available for GMU students. 703-993-8888.

<b>Friday/April 24

</b>The Discovery Series: Chicago Chamber Musicians. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $35. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Kings of Leon, 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $45, available online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. www.patriotcenter.com or www.kingsofleon.com.

Sematic and Redshift, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Book Sale, 10 a.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Books and other similar items of interest. 10-5 p.m. All ages. 703-293-6227.

Reading Across the Centuries, 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Writer and university instuctor Wendi Kaufman facilitates the discussion of “Northanger Abbey” by Jane Austen. 703-644-7333.

Open House and New Member Brunch will be hosted by the MOMS Club of Burke-North, from 10-11:30 a.m. at The Woods Community Center, 10100 Wards Grove Circle, Burke. Any stay-at-home parents who live in the 22015 Zip code, north of Burke Centre Parkway are welcome to attend. Contact Karen Smith at burkemomsclub@onebox.com or 866-841-9139 x1581 for more information.

Fairfax Saxophone Quartet and Friends. 8 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Program to be announced From Baroque to Modern the Fairfax Saxophone Quartet demonstrates the amazing versatility of the saxophone. 703-978-4370, www.fairfaxband.org. Free.

The Electeds. 8 p.m., at The Sweet Life Cafe 3950, Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5433, www.thesweetlifecafefairafax.com.

Spring Auction at Northern Virginia Christian Academy. 7-10 p.m., at the Northern Virginia Christian Academy, 11000 Berry St., Fairfax. Silent and live auction. Sports, vacation, day excursion and children's party packages available for bids. Other items include clubhouse seats for a Redskins game, presidents box seats for a Nationals game and an original, black and white drawing of Spider-man drawn by Sal Buscema, artist and inker for Marvel Comics since the late 1960s. Admission is $10 per person. Call 703-273-0803 or visit www.nvchristianacademy.org.

‘Say Goodnight, Gracie,’ presented by George Mason University’s Theater Department and the GMU Players. 8 p.m., at GMU’s TheaterSpace at the school’s Fairfax campus. Tickets are $12; $8 for students, seniors and GMU faculty/staff. Limited free tickets available for GMU students. 703-993-8888.

‘The Wedding From Hell’ by Eileen Mouskey. The W.T. Woodson Drama Department presents this comedy and dinner theater event (rated PG-13) 12 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Main Street Marketplace, 3950 University Drive, Fairfax. Visit wtwdrama.org for tickets. 7 p.m. show ASL interpreted. Tickets are $18 for buffet meal and performance. Pre-sale only. No tickets sold at the door. Caterers vary per show, but include: Red Hot & Blue, Metro Diner, Auld Shebeen, Buffalo Wing University, Brion's Grill, and Mama Lucia's.

<b>Saturday/April 25

</b>Tom Chapin. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. $22. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

The Arthritis Walk Fairfax, 9 a.m. at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, to raise funds and awareness to fight arthritis. Participants walk in honor of a friend or family member with arthritis on a 3-mile or 1-mile course and take part in activities for the entire family. Visit www.letsmovetogetherfairfax.kintera.org or contact Christina Thomas at 202-537-6800, ext. 3016 or cthomas@arthritis.org.

Tom O'Connor, 1 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Steve Forbert CD Release Show. Acoustic/roots. 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

‘It's All about the Cats’ Adoption Day, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Fred’s Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520. Contact Chris C. Haslam, Commonwealth Cat Rescue, Inc. at 703-568-3600.

Mapping the Civil War. 2 p.m., at the Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Learn about the creation of National Geographic’s award-wining “Battles of the Civil War” map at a free lecture with complimentary color maps for each attendee. Robert Pratt Sr., designer and art director, and Michael Horner, editor and researcher, from National Geographic, will discuss the design and production of the map, including their use of research, digital imagery, artifact photography, and plotting of data and symbols. The presentation will be preceded by a free tour of the Blenheim site at 1 p.m., including the famous Blenheim House, listed on the National Register for its numerous inscriptions and pictographs left by Civil War soldiers. Light refreshments will be served. For more, call 703-591-0560.

BPM, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Cold-Blooded Creatures, 11 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn about the local species of reptiles and amphibians and their habitats from Hidden Pond experts. Observe live animals from the Nature Center. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

Book Sale 10 a.m., at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Books and other similar items of interest. 10-5 p.m. All ages. 703-293-6227.

Virginia Ballet Company presents “Giselle.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., in the Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Tickets are on sale online at www.virginiaballetcompany.org. Reserved seating is $30 for adults and $20 for children, seniors and students. Group rates are available; for further information please call 703 249-8227.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Is Oxygen the Problem and Why? Paul Cheney, MD/PhD, of Asheville, N.C., presents a general overview and his CFS treatment protocol to the Northern VA Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyagia (CFS/FM) Support Group at the Fairfax Governmental Center, Board Auditorium, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035, from 6-9 p.m. Registration requested. No cost. For more information, contact Elly Brosius via 703-968-9818, cfsupport-owner@yahoogroups.com or visit geocities.com/cfsnova/events.html.

Shakespeare’s “Henry V” presented by the Acting Company. 8 p.m., at the GMU Center for the Arts. Tickets are $36, $28 and $18. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit 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.

‘The Jeweler’s Shop,’ a drama exploring the lofty and sometimes rocky relationships of three couples during courtship and marriage will be performed at St. Leo’s School at 7:30 p.m. The play by Pope John Paul II delves into the trials and tribulations of love. The professional performance will benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Leo the Great Church. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. For reservations call 703-273-5369; or e-mail: maryadams@stleos.com. St. Leo School is located at 3704 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax.

Polka Til Ya Drop with the Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden, the German Band of the City of Fairfax Band Association, 7 p.m., at Volunteer Fire Department #3, Williams Hall, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. Includes lessons for polka novices, polka demonstrations, German beer and wine, pretzels and pastries. $10 at the door. Refreshments provided for additional charge.

Fourth Annual Cheaspeake Lace Guild Festival. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. A specialist will talk on lace. This is followed by lace demonstrations and instruction on try-me pillow and the sales room will be open to purchase lace-making supplies. The guild will also have a display of members' lace. All activities are free to the public.

Once upon a Parable. 7 p.m., at Fairfax United Methodist Church, 10300 Stratford Ave., Fairfax. The Fairfax United Methodist Church Children’s Youth group tries to capture the humor and contemporary nature of some of Jesus' most familiar parables in this 45-minute musical. Free. 703-591-3120, www.fairfaxumc.org.

A Little Night Music. Concert to benefit the IMPACT youth choir 6:30 p.m., at Burke Presbyterian Church 5690 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Annual event of classical music performed by professional musicians Tessa Hartle and Gray Dickerson from the University of Maryland and a variety of tunes and styles by talented senior high students. Free. Donations will be accepted to benefit the IMPACT youth choir. Dessert and light appetizers will be served. Childcare available. www.BurkePresChurch.org.

‘Annie Get Your Gun.’ 7:30 p.m., at West Springfield High, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets at the door or online at http://tinyURL.com/wshstheater.

‘Say Goodnight, Gracie,’ presented by George Mason University’s Theater Department and the GMU Players. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., at GMU’s TheaterSpace at the school’s Fairfax campus. Tickets are $12; $8 for students, seniors and GMU faculty/staff. Limited free tickets available for GMU students. 703-993-8888.

‘The Wedding From Hell’ by Eileen Mouskey. The W.T. Woodson Drama Department presents this comedy and dinner theater event (rated PG-13) 7 p.m., at Main Street Marketplace, 3950 University Drive, Fairfax. Visit wtwdrama.org for tickets. Tickets are $18 for buffet meal and performance. Pre-sale only. No tickets sold at the door. Caterers vary per show, but include: Red Hot & Blue, Metro Diner, Auld Shebeen, Buffalo Wing University, Brion's Grill, and Mama Lucia's.

<b>Sunday/April 26

</b>An Evening with Al Petteway and Amy White. Acoustic. 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Catie Curtis. Folk/rock. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. $20. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Junior League of Northern Virginia's Fourth Annual Strides For Success 5K Run and Children's 1K Fun Run/Walk, 9 a.m. at Fairfax Corner Shopping Center, 11950 Grand Commons Ave. in Fairfax. This is a family-friendly event for all levels, with prizes for top male and female finishers, completion prizes for children, refreshments, T-shirts, goodie bags and children's entertainment. Registration is $30 until April 21, and $35 after that at www.runwashington.com/features/stridesforsuccessinfo. Forms are also available at www.jlnv.org. Submit by fax to 703-761-4139 or via e-mail to info@jlnv.org.

Book Sale, 12 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Books and other similar items of interest. 12-3 p.m. All ages. 703-293-6227.

Virginia Ballet Company presents “Giselle.” 2 p.m., in the Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Tickets are on sale online at www.virginiaballetcompany.org. Reserved seating is $30 for adults and $20 for children, seniors and students. Group rates are available; for further information please call 703 249-8227.

James Fenimore Cooper’s “The Spy” presented by the Acting Company. 4 p.m., at the GMU Center for the Arts. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to each performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $36, $28 and $18. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit 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.

Benefit Concert. 12:30-4 p.m., at Fairfax Presbyterian Church, 10723 Main St., Fairfax. The concert includes New Day, Work in Progress, Positive Spin and Chris Kim and a special guest speaker on the Glebe. Food will be catered by Moe's, Papa John's and Metro Silver Diner.

Services at 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. www.fairfaxpresby.com.

Dance Ireland Dance. 6-9 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Dancing from Ireland featuring the Bog Wanderers Ceili Band. The Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance will perform a program of Irish Step-Dancing followed by instruction in Beginning Step-Dancing, with audience participation, by instructor Sean Culkin. Dancers from Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann will perform traditional Irish country dancing (Ceili and Set Dancing) led by instructor Marilyn Moore. Following the performance, Moore will teach introduction to Irish Country dancing with audience participation. Shannon Dunne will give a demonstration of Irish “Sean-nos” dancing. Refreshments will be available. This production is sponsored by Spotlight on the Arts. Free. 703-978-8265, www.fairfaxspotlight.org.

Once upon a Parable. 3 p.m., at Fairfax United Methodist Church, 10300 Stratford Ave., Fairfax. The Fairfax United Methodist Church Children’s Youth group tries to capture the humor and contemporary nature of some of Jesus' most familiar parables in this 45-minute musical. Free. 703-591-3120, www.fairfaxumc.org.

The Liberty University Praise Choir presents a sacred concert 6 p.m., at Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. The concert is free, but an offering will be received. 703-383-1170, www.jccag.org.

Lake Braddock Plant Sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Bedding plants, annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, mulch or topsoil. Proceeds to benefit Lake Braddock Crew Team. Free Delivery with purchase of 25+ bags of mulch or topsoil.

<b>Tuesday/April 28

</b>Computer Tutoring, 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Get one-on-one help with computers, common software applications and navigating the Internet. Call to sign up. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Book Discussion Group, 7:30 p.m. at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Call for title. Adults. 703-249-1520.

<b>Wednesday/April 29

</b>Will Hoge, 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

The Bobs. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $22. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Volunteers for Change is hosting orientations for interested community members, 2-3 p.m. at Volunteer Fairfax, 10530 Page Ave., Fairfax. After orientation, volunteers can choose from more than fifty monthly community service projects, including planting trees, bagging food for homeless families, tutoring adult ESL students, playing bingo with the disabled, special community-wide events throughout the year and more. A one-time orientation is mandatory. Register with Annie Duffield at 703-246-3895 or aduffield@volunteerfairfax.org.

<b>Thursday/April 30

cal2>John McCutcheon. Singer/songwriter. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $18. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Friends' Book Sale, 1 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. All ages. 703-978-5600.

‘Say Goodnight, Gracie,’ presented by George Mason University’s Theater Department and the GMU Players. 8 p.m., at GMU’s TheaterSpace at the school’s Fairfax campus. Tickets are $12; $8 for students, seniors and GMU faculty/staff. Limited free tickets available for GMU students. 703-993-8888.

<b>Friday/May 1

</b>“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. 703-219-2351 or www.fxplayers.org.

Lucy Kaplansky with Meg Hutchinson. Acoustic/folk. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $20. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Knee Deep, Angel Row and Divine Nation, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5.p.m., Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.- 5.p.m., Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

Walt Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ 7:30 p.m. The Good Shepherd Players presents this production for all ages. Church of the Good Shepherd is located at 9350 Braddock Road, Burke. Tickets can be ordered online at www.goodshepherdplayers.com.

The Little Mermaid.’ The Joan Izzo Academy of Dance presents Superne Dance Theatre’s underwater fairy tale adventure. 7:30 p.m., at the Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and $10 each for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets contact Cynthia Davenport at 703-815-7558 or e-mail Kostickets@gmail.com or joanizzodance@joanizzodance.org.

‘Say Goodnight, Gracie,’ presented by George Mason University’s Theater Department and the GMU Players. 8 p.m., at GMU’s TheaterSpace at the school’s Fairfax campus. Tickets are $12; $8 for students, seniors and GMU faculty/staff. Limited free tickets available for GMU students. 703-993-8888.

‘The Wedding From Hell’ by Eileen Mouskey. The W.T. Woodson Drama Department presents this comedy and dinner theater event (rated PG-13) 7 p.m., at Main Street Marketplace, 3950 University Drive, Fairfax. Visit wtwdrama.org for tickets. Tickets are $18 for buffet meal and performance. Pre-sale only. No tickets sold at the door. Caterers vary per show, but include: Red Hot & Blue, Metro Diner, Auld Shebeen, Buffalo Wing University, Brion's Grill, and Mama Lucia's.

<b>Saturday/May 2

</b>“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. 703-219-2351 or www.fxplayers.org.

Twenty-second Annual Evening of Comedy. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at The Barns. $24. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Jimmy Lange Returns, 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $20-$500, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Dead End Dropouts, Tower 13 and The Splints, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Jimmy Lange to Battle Ryan Davis for WBC USNBC Championship Title. Junior middleweight contender Jimmy Lange (29-3-2, 20 KOs) will battle Ryan “Dangerous” Davis (20-8-2, 8 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) United States National Boxing Championship (USNBC) Super Welterweight (154-lb) Title in the 12-round Main Event 7:30 p.m., at the Patriot Center. Tickets are $20-$500 (plus applicable service charges), and are on sale now. Tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT. For more information visit www.ipboxing.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4p.m., Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 703-978-5600.

Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4p.m., Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

Sally Surfer and The Wild Wild Web. Things on the Internet are not always what they seem. In the fun, interactive world premiere play, Sally learns important lessons about Internet safety from family and friends. For ages 8+. Presented by AFYP Stages as part of the annual Spotlight on the Arts celebration. 11 a.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. Visit www.afyp.org for complete details.

St. George’s United Methodist Men’s Annual Pig Pull. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at St. George’s United Methodist Church, 4910 Ox Road, Fairfax. Traditional pit cooked pork and chicken gets rave reviews and many return customers. The cost for the barbecue plate is still $7.50 for adults and $5 for children. Carryout also is available. At the same time, the church youth groups will be washing cars to raise funds for their summer mission project. Come hungry with a dirty car and leave happy on both counts. For more information, visit the church Web site at www.stgumc.org or call 703-385-4550.

Walt Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ 2 p.m. The Good Shepherd Players presents this production for all ages. Church of the Good Shepherd is located at 9350 Braddock Road, Burke. Tickets can be ordered online at www.goodshepherdplayers.com.

‘Say Goodnight, Gracie,’ presented by George Mason University’s Theater Department and the GMU Players. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., at GMU’s TheaterSpace at the school’s Fairfax campus. Tickets are $12; $8 for students, seniors and GMU faculty/staff. Limited free tickets available for GMU students. 703-993-8888.

‘The Wedding From Hell’ by Eileen Mouskey. The W.T. Woodson Drama Department presents this comedy and dinner theater event (rated PG-13) 12 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Main Street Marketplace, 3950 University Drive, Fairfax. Visit wtwdrama.org for tickets. Tickets are $18 for buffet meal and performance. Pre-sale only. No tickets sold at the door. Caterers vary per show, but include: Red Hot & Blue, Metro Diner, Auld Shebeen, Buffalo Wing University, Brion's Grill, and Mama Lucia's.

<b>Sunday/May 3

</b>“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” 2 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. 703-219-2351 or www.fxplayers.org.

Mary Fahl (October Project), Glenn Patscha and Byron Isaacs (Ollabelle). 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Soul of a Playwright: The WPA and the Federal Theatre Project. Dr. Lorraine Brown will discuss the wide-ranging activities of the Federal Theatre Project during the Great Depression. 2 p.m., at City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax, 703-293-6227. Free. No registration required.

Used Book Sale. 12-5 p.m., Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, 703-644-7333.

Walt Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ 2 p.m. The Good Shepherd Players presents this production for all ages. Church of the Good Shepherd is located at 9350 Braddock Road, Burke. Tickets can be ordered online at www.goodshepherdplayers.com.

‘The Little Mermaid.’ The Joan Izzo Academy of Dance presents Superne Dance Theatre’s underwater fairy tale adventure. 3 p.m., at the Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and $10 each for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets contact Cynthia Davenport at 703-815-7558 or e-mail Kostickets@gmail.com or joanizzodance@joanizzodance.org.

Train Show. Tabletop N-scale model trains will be running 1-4 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Admission is $2/adults and $1/child. 703-425-9225. www.fairfax-station.org.

‘Say Goodnight, Gracie,’ presented by George Mason University’s Theater Department and the GMU Players. 2 p.m., at GMU’s TheaterSpace at the school’s Fairfax campus. Tickets are $12; $8 for students, seniors and GMU faculty/staff. Limited free tickets available for GMU students. 703-993-8888.

<b>Tuesday/May 5

</b>“An Evening with IL Divo,” David Miller, Carlos Marín, Urs Buhler & Sébastien Izambard, 7:30 p.m. at the George Mason Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle Fairfax. Tickets are $59.50-$129.50, available online at www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT. www.ildivo.com.

Local children’s author Susan Crites will read “I Love You More Than Rainbows.” Free; registration required; register online or call 703-644-7333. 10:30 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke.

Blossoming Out of the Box, flower show presented by the Dominion Valley Garden Club. 1:30- 4 p.m., at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. The show will be judged by National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc. Flower Show judges and will include floral designs and horticultural specimens. Free. For more, call Olivia Ford, the Flower Show chair, at 703-250-7533.

<b>Wednesday/May 6

</b>Legal Tools for Caregivers. Learn legal mechanisms that help respect your loved one’s wishes including durable power of attorney, trusts, guardianship, and advanced medical directives. 7- 9 p.m., at Braddock Glen Adult Day Health Care, 4027B Olley Lane, Fairfax. 703-978-0502.