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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Dec. 3

</b>Luke Brindley, Peter Bradley Adams and Rosi Golan. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

FX Players Present “Lucky Stiff.” Fairfax High School Theatre Department presents the musical “Lucky Stiff” 7:30 p.m., in the school auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. The cost is $8 in advance, $10 at the door. See www.fxplayers.org for more information and to order tickets online.

Schooner Fare. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Maritime folk-pop and original compositions. $25. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

Alan Knezevich Design Associates: Case Studies. 7:30 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-993-8794.

<b>Friday/Dec. 4

</b>Graham Colton. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 advance/ $15 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Opera Recital: “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” 8 p.m., at the Harris Theater, George Mason University’s Fairfax campus. Purchase tickets at tickets.com or at 888-945-2468.

Memphis 59 “Ragged But Right” CD Release. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Fairfax County Parks and Recreation Department Trip to "Voices of Christmas," at the Sight & Sound Theatre, Lancaster, Pa. Depart at 9 a.m., return approximately 8 p.m. $140 per person, includes show, lunch and time for shopping. Call 703-359-2487 to reserve.

FX Players Present “Lucky Stiff.” Fairfax High School Theatre Department presents the musical “Lucky Stiff” 7:30 p.m., in the school auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. The cost is $8 in advance, $10 at the door. See www.fxplayers.org for more information and to order tickets online.

Virginia Opera presents Donizetti's romantic comedy "The Daughter of the Regiment." 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $44-$86. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Schooner Fare. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Maritime folk-pop and original compositions. $25. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 5

</b>Our Daily Bread Holiday Food Drive. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next to Safeway at Courthouse Plaza, 10376 Willard Way, Fairfax City. Proceeds to benefit Reston Bible Church. www.our-daily-bread.org.

Person L, John Nolan and Brian Bonz. 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance/ $12 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Preventing Diabetes. 10 a.m. at the Diabetes Center, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, 3700 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax. Delay and perhaps prevent Type 2 diabetes with healthier habits during the pre-diabetes stage. Two two-hour classes, in which Certified Diabetes Educators will provide information on physical activity, an improved diet and other positive lifestyle changes. $50 Registration required. 703-750-8800 or www.inova.org/healthclasses.

FX Players Present “Lucky Stiff.” Fairfax High School Theatre Department presents the musical “Lucky Stiff” 7:30 p.m., in the school auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. The cost is $8 in advance, $10 at the door. See www.fxplayers.org for more information and to order tickets online.

Flatpicking guitarist Doc Watson with banjoist David Holt and grandson Richard Watson, performing "Hills of Home." 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Traditional Appalachian roots with a variety of American musical genres including bluegrass, country, gospel and blues. Adults $21-$42. Youth through grade 12, half price when accompanied by an adult. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

The Celebration Singers. 4 p.m. at Springfield United Methodist Church, 7047 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. A costumed and choreographed Christmas show. 703-451-2375 or www.springfieldvaumc.org.

Northern Virginia Chorale and Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Chorale Holiday Concert. 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5800 Backlick Road, Springfield. Gwyneth Walker’s Rejoice!, John Rutter’s Winchester Te Deum, Z. Randall Stroope’s All My Heart This Night Rejoices and more, including a brass quintet, percussion and piano. Adults $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Students 12-24 $10, under age 12 free. www.northernvirginiachorale.org or 703-239-2180.

The 20th Annual Model Train Display. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Many different gauge model trains will be running in the main building, caboose and on the grounds. Enjoy hot chocolate and a gingerbread man. $5 adults, $1 children. 703-425-9225.

Festival of Lights and Carols. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Old Town Hall and Kitty Pozer Garden, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax.

Lunch with Santa. Seatings 11:30 a.m.; 12:15 p.m. and 1 p.m., at Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $5 per child, maximum of five tickets per purchase. For ages 12 and under. Tickets available at the Parks and Recreation office, 10455 Armstrong St. and Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Lunch will be Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets, cookies and juice.

Lighting of the Christmas Tree. 5-6 p.m., at Kitty Pozer Garden, next to Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Caroling and bell ringing with the Jubil-Aires and Good News Ringers.

Opera Recital: “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” 8 p.m., at the Harris Theater, George Mason University’s Fairfax campus. Purchase tickets at tickets.com or at 888-945-2468.

Juvenile Arthritis Carnival. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Admission $5, free to children under 12. Food, games and prizes. Proceeds from the event will support the Arthritis Foundation’s Juvenile Arthritis Network. Contact Katie Sperberg, 202-537-6800, ext. 3339 or ksperberg@arthritis.org. http://metropolitanwashington.arthritis.org.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 6

</b>FX Players Present “Lucky Stiff.” Fairfax High School Theatre Department presents the musical “Lucky Stiff” 2 p.m., in the school auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. The cost is $8 in advance, $10 at the door. See www.fxplayers.org for more information and to order tickets online.

Virginia Opera presents Donizetti's romantic comedy "The Daughter of the Regiment." 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $48-$98. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Mary Fahl at 7 p.m. Todd Sheaffer and Greensky Bluegrass at 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Gifts that Give Holiday Market. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 9203 Braddock Road, Burke. Gifts, jewelry, ornaments, toys, baskets, and more. Proceeds go to the artisans in developing countries. No admission fee. 703-978-8724.

The 20th Annual Model Train Display. 12-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Many different gauge model trains will be running in the main building, caboose and on the grounds. $5 adults, $1 children. 703-425-9225.

PackPower Tour with Cesar Millan, Dog Whisperer. 5:30 p.m. at George Mason University Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Event includes Washington Humane Society Blanket & Towel Drive, where individuals are encouraged to bring new and gently used blankets and towels to the venue beginning at 3:30 p.m. Tickets $39.50-$150, at www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

<b>Monday/Dec. 7

</b>Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops). 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 8

</b>Jimmy Gnecco and Adam Kowalczyk. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 9

</b>DC101 Festivus with Weezer, Jack’s Mannequin and Motion City Soundtrack. 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $49.50. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. www.dc101.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

John Cowan’s Christmas Show. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15 advance/ $20 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Flutopia and GMU Flute Choir Concert. 8 p.m. George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-993-8794.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 10

</b>JP McDermott and Western Bop. $10. 8-10 p.m., at The Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. $10. Beginner lessons at 7:30 p.m. www.headoverheelsdance.com or 703-424-1745.

Issa and Leslie Alexander. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

GMU Graduate Student Conductors Concert. 8 p.m. George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-993-8794.

GMU Players Mainstage #2: Room Service. 8 p.m. George Mason University TheaterSpace, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $12 adult, $8 students and seniors. 703-993-8794.

<b>Friday/Dec. 11

</b>Navy Band Brass Quintet. 8 p.m. Fairfax Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 202-433-2525 or www.navyband.navy.mil.

Pianist George Winston's "The Winter Show." 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Adults $21-$42. Youth through grade 12, half price when accompanied by an adult. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa. www.georgewinston.com.

The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel, by Aztec Two-Step at 7 p.m. An Evening with Pat McGee and Colby James at 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Mason Dance Company December Concert. 8 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $15 adult, $10 students and senior. 703-993-8794.

GMU Players Mainstage #2: Room Service. 2 p.m. George Mason University TheaterSpace, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $12 adult, $8 students and seniors. 703-993-8794.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 12

</b>Our Daily Bread Holiday Food Drive. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next to Safeway at Courthouse Plaza, 10376 Willard Way, Fairfax City. Proceeds to benefit Annandale Christian Community in Action (ACCA)/ Fairfax Presbyterian Church www.our-daily-bread.org.

The WB&A Chapter of the TCA Annual Christmas Toy Train Show. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Shriners Kena Temple, 9001 Arlington Blvd. Train doctor, all scales, parts, new and collectables, and Santa on site. Admission $5 adults, children under 12 and military free. www.wbachapter.org or contact Pete Jackson at 703-455-6154 or Kenameet@wbachapter.org

Christmas Cantata: Unto Us a Child is Born. 6 p.m. at Greater Little Zion Baptist Church, 10185 Zion Drive, Fairfax. Traditional and contemporary music, interpretive dance and readings. Fellowship reception to follow. 703-764-9111.

Breakfast with St. Nick. 9-11a.m. Includes continental breakfast, seasonal craft making, carol singing, a photo session with St. Nick, storytelling and a visit to the Little Shoppe. This event is free of charge and open to the community but RSVP to SaintNick@BurkePresChurch.org or phone our office at 703-764-0456. Hosted by Burke Presbyterian Church at 5690 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. www.BurkePresChurch.org.

Lopez Studios, Inc. Annual Christmas Concert with Recording Artist Victor at 2 p.m. The Hint at 6 p.m. Bob, Almost Kings, OurAfter, Screaming at the Silence and Uncrowned at 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

A 1940s Christmas Homecoming. 6 p.m. at Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. A drama about a WWII soldier who is attempting to be home in time for Christmas to surprise his family. Refreshments will be served. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

Laurel Ridge Elementary Holiday Craft Fair. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 10110 Commonwealth Blvd., Fairfax. Free admission. DAGuerzon@aol.com.

Mason Dance Company December Concert. 8 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $15 adult, $10 students and senior. 703-993-8794

A Canadian Brass Christmas. 8 p.m. George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $24-$48. Youth through grade 12 half price. Pre-Performance Discussion held 45 minutes prior to the performance. 703-993-8794

FOHA Charity Dog Wash. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bark 'N Bubbles Dog Wash of Fairfax, 11725 Lee Hwy, #A-17A, Fairfax. Half of every wash goes to support Friends of Homeless Animals. 703-352-WASH or www.barknbubblesdogwash.com/fairfax.

GMU Players Mainstage #2: Room Service. 8 p.m. George Mason University TheaterSpace, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $12 adult, $8 students and seniors. 703-993-8794.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 13

</b>Dan Bern. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $18. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

A 1940s Christmas Homecoming. 6 p.m. at Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

GMU Symphony Orchestra and Choruses Holiday Concert. 7 p.m. George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $20 adult, $15 students and seniors. 703-993-8794.

GMU Players Mainstage #2: Room Service. 2 p.m. George Mason University TheaterSpace, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $12 adult, $8 students and seniors. 703-993-8794.

<b>Monday/Dec. 14

</b>Rory Block. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.