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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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.

‘Five Variations on the Art of Aphrodite’ by Hayley Rushing, presented by Theater of the First Amendment and Fall for the Book. 7:30 p.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. For more, visit www.theaterofthefirstamendment.org. Refreshments will be served.

'Carmina.’ 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Osher Life Long Learning Institute presents “Carmina” Chamber Choir, directed by Vera Kochanowsky. 703-503-3384, www.olli.gmu.edu.

<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.

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.

Benefit Dance for the Fisher House at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. The Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association is hosting the smoke-free, alcohol-free dance. All proceeds will be given to support Fisher Houses which provide housing near military and VA hospitals for families of service men and women while they are recovering from war injuries. Bill Cole will be the DJ. Keith and Linda Buckle will teach the Funky Cha Cha line dance at 7:30 p.m., and Linda Bloyer will teach the Blue Rose couples specialty dance at 8 p.m. Open dancing which includes two step, waltz, line, swing, cha cha, and specialty dances is from 8:30-11 p.m. Couples and singles are welcome. Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Snacks will be available. For more, visit www.nvcwda.org or call our hot line 703-860-4941 and leave a message.

Free Comic Book Day. Free comics will be available at Laughing Ogre Comics, University Mall, 10647 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-250-6479. www.laughingogrecomics.com. More information about Free Comic Book Day and a list of the free special edition comics from participating publishers are all online at http://FreeComicBookDay.com.

Plant Sale, hosted by the Robinson Secondary Crew Booster Club at Burke Nursery and Gardening Center at 9401 Burke Road, Burke. Crew Rowing teams are non funded sports in Fairfax County. Burke Nursery contributes 20 percent of total sales for customers who present pre purchased certificates ($10) the day of sale. See www.robinsoncrew.com for details.

School Yard Jazz. 7:30 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. An evening of Jazz presented by the best of local High School Jazz Bands, including Woodson High School, Paul VI and Fairfax High School. 703-352-ARTS, www.fairfaxarts.org.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra presents The Masterworks Series. 8 p.m., at Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free ConcerTalk by Conductor Christopher Zimmerman at 7 p.m. Tickets begin at $25. 703-563-1990, www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

Art on the Plaza. 12-4 p.m, at Old Town Plaza, University Drive, Fairfax. Art on the Plaza sponsored by Fairfax Art League, music, performances, workshops and much more. Free. 702-352-2787, www.fairfaxspotlight.org.

<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.

"Olde Tyme Americana Roots Music" with Speedy Tolliver and the New Old Time String Band and the Amazing Shannon Dunne Dancers. 7 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. www.andrewacosta.com.

<b>Monday/May 4

</b>'The Kitchen Band.’ 10:30 a.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-963-5979, www.fairfaxarts.org.

<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.

<b>Thursday/May 7

</b>Movie on the Lawn: ‘He’s Just Not That Into You.’ 8 p.m. at the plaza in front of the McDiarmid Building, Annandale Campus, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Free. Cars without NOVA parking stickers must use the visitor parking garage for $1 per hour, cash only. 703-323-3484.

<b>Friday/May 8

</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.

Il Divo, 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $59.50-$129.50, available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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

Walt Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ 7 p.m. This brush-up rehearsal is for families with children with special needs. 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.

‘A Harmonizer on Broadway’ presented at 8 p.m. by the Alexandria Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus. Music from “West Side Story,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Spamalot” and many others. Location is Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale. Tickets from $15-$30 available by calling 703-910-4600 or at www.harmonizers.org.

<b>Saturday/May 9

</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.

Bill Engvall and Frank Caliendo Comedy Show, 8 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4500 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $49.50, through www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Visit www.billengvall.com or www.frankcaliendo.com.

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

Celtic Music. Natalie MacMaster performs 8 p.m., at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $44, $36, $22. All children, 12 and under, half price. 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.

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.

‘A Harmonizer on Broadway’ presented at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. by the Alexandria Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus. Music from “West Side Story,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Spamalot” and many others. Location is Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale. Tickets from $15-$30 available by calling 703-910-4600 or at www.harmonizers.org.

<b>Sunday/May 10

</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.

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.