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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill & Springfield Calendar

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

<b>Thursday/July 30

</b>The Auld Shebeen D.J. Dance Party from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5 cover charge, 21 and up only. Ladies free until midnight. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Salsa Cinderella. 2:30 p.m., at Burke Centre Library. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520. 703-339-4610. Seal Puppets presents this classic tale with a spicy twist. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. All ages. Registration required.

Jukebox Serenade ‘Bliss’ CD Release. 9:15 p.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

NSO@Wolf Trap with Sarah Chang, violin, and Emil de Cou, conductor. 8:15 p.m. at the Filene Center. Tickets $20-$48. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Dub City Renagades, Poorman’s Lobster Jam Party. 10 p.m., at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Friday/July 31

</b>National Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. 703-324-SHOW.

Maggie Sansone & Friends. 7:30 p.m., at Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax.

Traditional Irish Music. 7-9:30 p.m. Live music in the restaurant. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

The Auld Shebeen Live in the Cellar from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5 cover. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Thomas at 6 p.m.; bob and Almost Kings at 10 p.m. At Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Mike Thornton and the Thad Wilson Jazz Orchestra. 7 p.m. at Bangkok Blues, 926 West Broad St., Falls Church. www.bangkokblues.com/calendar.

No Quick Fix – Hot and Cold Party. 10 p.m., at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 1

</b>Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.–12 p.m. in the Virginia Railway Express parking lot at 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

Country Western Dance. The Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association hosts smoke-free, alcohol-free dance at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Bill Cole will be the DJ. Bo and Ann Marlin will teach the Chuck Wagon Cha Cha line dance at 7:30 p.m., and The Country Steppers will teach the Sidekick couples specialty dance at 8 p.m. Open dancing is 8:30-11:00 p.m. Admission for NVCWDA members is $10, for nonmembers $12, ages 16-20 with student ID $5. Snacks will be available. For more, visit www.nvcwda.org or call 703-860-4941 and leave a message.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Cosponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. Adults.

Fairfax County Master Garderners Association, Inc. 10 a.m., at City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax, 703-293-6227. Master Gardeners provide horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults.

Salsa Cinderella. 10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Grey Seal Puppets presents this classic tale with a spicy twist! Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. All ages. Registration required.

Read to the Dog. 1 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Call or sign up online for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. Registration required.

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Junior Ranger Day, 12-3 p.m. Includes activity books, scavenger hunt and a variety of ranger programs with topics including costumes, musical instruments, recycling, puppets, and park history. Free; for ages 5– 12. www.nps.gov/wotr/forkids or 703-255–1893.

Traditional Irish Session. 12-2 p.m. Come listen to musicians practice and play. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Traditional Irish Music. 7-9:30 p.m. Live music in The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

The Auld Shebeen D.J. Dance Party from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5 cover charge, 21 and up only. Ladies free until midnight. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

NSO@Wolf Trap: Broadway Rocks! With Randall Craig Fleisher, conductor. 8:15 p.m. at the Filene Center. Tickets $20-$48. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Milkshake CD Release. Rock music for children. 11 a.m. at Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Tweentysomethin-All Night/Cover Band. 10 p.m., at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 2

</b>Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Cosponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. Adults.

Boys Will Be Boys CD Release, Bobby Faithful, Life on High, Pathway to Providence, McTwist, Ever Since Ebbwood and Cowabunga. 5:30 p.m. At Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/Aug. 3

</b>Every Step of the Way. 10:30 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Meet local firefighters, tour a fire truck and learn about fire safety. Age 3-7 with adult. Registration required.

Didgeridoo Down Under. 2:30 p.m., at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Fred Oaks Road, Burke. 703-249-1520. Visit Australia with Darren Liebman and hear the sounds of the didgeridoo –an ancient musical instrument. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. All ages. Registration required.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 6 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Cosponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. Adults.

Calling All Guys. 7 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Book discussion group for boys. “Al Capone Does My Shirts” by Gennifer Choldenko. Age 9-12 with adult. Registration required.

Learn To Play the Didgeridoo. 7 p.m., at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Fred Oaks Road, Burke. 703-249-1520. Play this ancient Australian instrument with Didgeridoo Down Under. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Kings Park Library. Age 12-18. Registration required.

Open Mic Showcase hosted by Ron Goad. 7 p.m. At Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/Aug. 4

</b>Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Cosponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. Adults.

Picnic Pals. 11:30 a.m., at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Fred Oaks Road, Burke. 703-249-1520. Grab a lunch and enjoy an afternoon of stories, movies and fun. Birth-5 with adult. Registration required.

Magic Around the World with Fish the Magish. 2:30 p.m., at City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax, 703-293-6227. Storytelling, magic and fun. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Registration required.

Create Cool Clips. 2:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. This workshop shows how to make films for the library's Cool Clips contest or just for fun. Age 12-18. Registration required.

Computer Tutoring. 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Fred Oaks Road, Burke. 703-249-1520. Get one-on-one help with computers, common software applications and navigating the Internet. Call for details and to sign up. Adults. Registration required.

Bedtime Stories: Starlight, Starbright, First Star I See Tonight. 7 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Stories and activities about stars. Pajamas optional. Age 3-6 with adult. Registration required.

Karaoke. 10-1:30 a.m. Sing your favorite tunes. No cover. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Pub Quiz Night. 8 p.m. Come test your knowledge with prizes and specials in the restaurant. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Middle Distance Runner, Aushua, Sequoyah Prep School and The Skylife 8 p.m. At Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 5

</b>Needlework Group. 10:30 a.m., at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Fred Oaks Road, Burke. 703-249-1520. Knit? Crochet? Bead? Embroider? Bring a project to work on and enjoy the company of your fellow needlecrafters. Adults.

Didgeridoo Down Under. 2:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Visit Australia with Darren Liebman and hear the sounds of the didgeridoo –an ancient musical instrument. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. All ages. Registration required.

Writers Roundtable. 6 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Discuss work with other writers. Adults.

Sparks the Rescue, Anarbor, The Narrative and Running with Giants. 7 p.m. At Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Aug. 6

</b>Thursday Theater. 11:30 a.m., Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Bring a lunch and enjoy movies. Age 1-6 with adult. Registration required.

The Wright Stuff. 2:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Discover the mystery of flight with the Maryland Science Center. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Registration required.

The Auld Shebeen D.J. Dance Party from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5 cover charge, 21 and up only. Ladies free until midnight. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Junior Ranger Day. 12-2:30 p.m. Activity books, ranger-led programs including costumes, musical instruments, recycling, puppets and park history. Free. For ages 5–12. www.nps.gov/wotr/forkids or 703-255–1893.

Yorrelle. 7 p.m. At Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Aug. 7

</b>Patty Reese Band. 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. 703-324-SHOW.

Honor By August. 7:30 p.m., at Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. 703-324-SHOW.

Lunch Bunnies. 12 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Bring a lunch and listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. Registration required.

Traditional Irish Music. 7-9:30 p.m. Live music in The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

The Auld Shebeen Live in the Cellar from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5 cover. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Ammar Malik and Ugly at 6:30 p.m.; Melodime and Noah Woods at 10 p.m. At Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Ringleader, The Nate Lukas Band, Sex & Missles. 10 p.m., at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 8

</b>Ricardo Arjona, 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $40, available online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. www.patriotcenter.com.

Traditional Irish Session. 12-2 p.m. Come listen to musicians practice and play. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Traditional Irish Music. 7-9:30 p.m. Live music in the restaurant. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

The Auld Shebeen D.J. Dance Party from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5 cover charge, 21 and up only. Ladies free until midnight. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Girl Authority at 12 p.m.; Gary Jules at 7 p.m.; Dreaming Of Eden, Aside Oceans, No Stars Over California and more at 10 p.m.. At Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Main St. Presents, Gallons To Ounces, Mojo, The Franchise Player. 10 p.m., at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 9

</b>Ballet. Virginia Ballet Company presents “Precedence” 4:30 p.m. at the Ernst Community Cultural Center located on the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. All seats are reserved, and all tickets are $15. Tickets may be purchased online at www.virginiaballetcompany.org. 703-249-8227.

</b> Sunday Brunch. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations always welcome. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

<b>Monday/August 10

</b>Half Price Night. 4-10 p.m. Half price on all our traditional Irish fare (excluding breakfast). Dine-in only. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

<b>Tuesday/Aug. 11

</b>Karaoke. 10-1:30 a.m. Sing your favorite tunes. No cover. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

</b>Pub Quiz Night. 8 p.m. Come test your knowledge with prizes and specials in the restaurant. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

<b>Thursday/Aug. 13

</b>The Auld Shebeen D.J. Dance Party from 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $5 cover charge, 21 and up only. Ladies free until midnight. The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub and Restaurant, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Main St. Presents Ground Score. 10 p.m., at Fat Tuesday’s, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Send notes to the Connection at south@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6459. Deadline is Friday. Dated announcements should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.

<b>Thursday/July 30

</b>Redemption Thursdays. 8 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $5 in advance, $7 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Thursday/July 30

</b>Salsa Cinderella. 2:30 p.m., at Burke Centre Library. 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520. 703-339-4610. Seal Puppets presents this classic tale with a spicy twist. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. All ages. Registration required.

<b>Friday/July 31

</b>National Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. 703-324-SHOW.

Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center behind the Sunoco Gas Station.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 1

</b>Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Cosponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. Adults.

Salsa Cinderella. 10:30 a.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Grey Seal Puppets presents this classic tale with a spicy twist! Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. All ages. Registration required.

Read to the Dog. 1 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Call or sign up online for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. Registration required.

Journey to the Jungle with Animal Ambassadors. 2:30 p.m., at John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010. See beautiful macaws, a giant toad and huge creepy crawlies as we visit the amazing tropical rain forests of the world. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Registration required.

So Damn Thirsty Reunion/Pain! CD Release Party. 7 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. So Damn Thirsty, Pain!, The Buried, One Slack Mind, All Access. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com

<b>Sunday/Aug. 2

</b>Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lorton VRE Station Parking Lot, 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Cosponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. Adults.

The Dead End Dropouts with Shrine of the Silver Monkey, Virginia Valentine, Infamous, Steven Brian, Silver Cyanide, Heroes of the Beach, MetroPhish, Orange Marmalade, Better Red Than Dead. 4:15 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $8 in advance, $10 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com

<b>Monday/Aug. 3

</b>Didgeridoo Down Under. 10:30 a.m., at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385. Visit Australia with Darren Liebman and hear the sounds of the didgeridoo, an ancient musical instrument. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. All ages. Registration required.

Every Step of the Way. 10:30 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Meet local firefighters, tour a fire truck and learn about fire safety. Age 3-7 with adult. Registration required.

Clowning Around. 1:30 p.m., at Kingstowne Library 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. Learn all about being a clown in celebration of National Clown Week. Hands-on balloon activities will be included. Cosponsored by the Friends of Kingstowne Library. Age 10-12. Registration required.

Didgeridoo Down Under. 2:30 p.m., at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Fred Oaks Road, Burke. 703-249-1520. Visit Australia with Darren Liebman and hear the sounds of the didgeridoo, an ancient musical instrument. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. All ages. Registration required.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 6 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Cosponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. Adults.

Calling All Guys. 7 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Book discussion group for boys. “Al Capone Does My Shirts” by Gennifer Choldenko. Age 9-12 with adult. Registration required.

Learn To Play the Didgeridoo. 7 p.m., at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Fred Oaks Road, Burke. 703-249-1520. Play this ancient Australian instrument with Didgeridoo Down Under. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Kings Park Library. Age 12-18. Registration required.

SpellBound's Sanctuary: A Gothic and Industrial Event 8 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Featuring DJ Transept and Guests. 10$. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com .

<b>Tuesday/Aug. 4

</b>Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Cosponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. Adults.

Picnic Pals. 11:30 a.m., at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Fred Oaks Road, Burke. 703-249-1520. Grab a lunch and enjoy an afternoon of stories, movies and fun. Birth-5 with adult. Registration required.

Magic Around the World with Fish the Magish. 2:30 p.m., at City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax, 703-293-6227. Storytelling, magic and fun. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Registration required.

Create Cool Clips. 2:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. This workshop shows how to make films for the library's Cool Clips contest or just for fun. Age 12-18. Registration required.

Computer Tutoring. 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Fred Oaks Road, Burke. 703-249-1520. Get one-on-one help with computers, common software applications and navigating the Internet. Call for details and to sign up. Adults. Registration required.

Bedtime Stories: Starlight, Starbright, First Star I See Tonight. 7 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Stories and activities about stars. Pajamas optional. Age 3-6 with adult. Registration required.

Magic Around the World with Fish the Magish. 7 p.m., at Kingstowne Library 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. Storytelling, magic and fun. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Registration required.

FEAR with Agent Orange, DI, Total Chaos, Bloodhook. 6:15 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $20 in advance, $25 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 5

</b>The United States Army Band “Blues Jazz Ensemble.” 7:30 p.m., at Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. 703-324-SHOW.

Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.

Practice Your English. 10:15 a.m., at Kingstowne Library 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults.

Didgeridoo Down Under. 10:30 a.m., John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010. Visit Australia with Darren Liebman and hear the sounds of the didgeridoo, an ancient musical instrument. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. All ages. Registration required.

Needlework Group. 10:30 a.m., at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Fred Oaks Road, Burke. 703-249-1520. Knit? Crochet? Bead? Embroider? Bring a project to work on and enjoy the company of your fellow needlecrafters. Adults.

Didgeridoo Down Under. 2:30 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Visit Australia with Darren Liebman and hear the sounds of the didgeridoo, an ancient musical instrument. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Oakton Library. All ages. Registration required.

EXTREME: Evick. Baby Jayne, Redline Addiction. 8 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. $23 in advance, $26 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com 21+.

Writers Roundtable. 6 p.m., at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Discuss work with other writers. Adults.

Practice Your English. 6:30 p.m., at Kingstowne Library 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. Conversation group for people learning English. Adults.

Twilight Crafts. 7 p.m., at Kingstowne Library 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. Make a journal, bracelet, necklace and bookmark with a Twilight theme with Shannyn Snyder from Whispering Eden. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Kings Park Library. Age 12-18. Registration required.

<b>Thursday/Aug. 6

</b>Thursday Theater. 11:30 a.m., Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333. Bring a lunch and enjoy movies. Age 1-6 with adult. Registration required.

Daytime Book Discussion Group. 12 p.m., at Kingstowne Library 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610. “The Idiot” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Adults.

Faster Pussycat, The Bulletboys, Bang Tango, Sister Strange, Swirl. 8 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. 21+. $20 in advance, $25 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com 21+.

The Wright Stuff. 2:30 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Discover the mystery of flight with the Maryland Science Center. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library. Age 6-12. Registration required.

<b>Friday/Aug. 7

</b>Patty Reese Band. 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. 703-324-SHOW.

Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center behind the Sunoco Gas Station.

Lunch Bunnies. 12 p.m., at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600. Bring a lunch and listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. Registration required.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 8

</b>Ricardo Arjona, 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $40, available online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. www.patriotcenter.com.

KINGS X: Switched at Birth, The Wrecking Crew, Flood Foundation, TBA. . 8 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. 21+. $22 in advance, $25 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com .

<b>Sunday/Aug. 9

</b>Lorton Farmers Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lorton VRE Station Parking Lot, 8990 Lorton Station Blvd., Lorton.

Ballet. Virginia Ballet Company presents “Precedence” 4:30 p.m. at the Ernst Community Cultural Center located on the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. All seats are reserved, and all tickets are $15. Tickets may be purchased online at www.virginiaballetcompany.org. 703-249-8227.

Apex Booking Presents: In Alcatraz 1962, I Saw A Ghost, TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA. 2:15 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. 21+. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com .

<b>Monday/August 10

</b> SpellBound's Sanctuary: A Gothic and Industrial Event 8 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. Featuring DJ Transept and Guests. 10$. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com .

<b> Tuesday/August 11

</b> Acoustic Open Mic with Kellyn. 8 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. 21+. No cover. Only the Lounge is Open. Bring your guitar or use our piano. 21+. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com .

<b>Wednesday/August 12

</b>Ladies Luncheon at Springfield Golf and Country. 11:20-1:30 p.m. 8301 Old Keene Mill Road

Springfield The Springfield/Alexandria Women’s Connection invites everyone to “The New Workhouse Art Center & You.” The cost of $17.00 includes the luncheon and free childcare. Reservations must be made by Friday, August 7 to 703-569-4670 or 703-876-4780 or email to SpringWmConn@yahoo.com.

Pietasters. 7:30 p.m., at Lee District Park, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. 703-324-SHOW.

Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum Quarterly Forum. 7:30-9 p.m. Bill Etue will discuss how the management and logistical use of the railroads was crucial to the Union's success during the Civil War. Call (703) 425-9225 for more information.

<b> Thursday/August 13

</b> Redemption Thursdays: bands TBA. 8:30 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. 18+. $5 in advance, $7 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com .

<b>Friday/Aug. 14

</b>The United States Navy Band. 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. 703-324-SHOW.

Kingstowne Farmers Market. 4-7 p.m. at Kingstowne Town Center behind the Sunoco Gas Station.

JAXX 15th Anniversary! 9 p.m. at Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, West Springfield. TBA, 94' Mentality, Frayz, Sensylla, Zoe, TBA. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 703-569-5940 or jaxxroxx.com .