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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/March 5

</b>BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet. General admission dance. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Tyrone Wells, Brendan James and Keaton Simons. Pop/rock. 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," 7 p.m. at Burke Presbyterian Church, 5960 Oak Leather Drive, Burke, Virginia. Admission is free, but reservations must be e-mailed to Tickets@BurkePresChurch.org. Donations will be accepted. www.burkepreschurch.org/joseph.

Spring Forward, 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Spring time stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Froggie Tales, 10:30 a.m. at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories, songs and activities about frogs. For ages 13-23 months with adult. 703-249-1520.

Acoustic Night and Matt’ from Fairgrounds, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Friday/March 6

</b>Emmanuel Ceysson, harpist. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $35. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Shane Hines CD Release Show, Stepanian and Madi Diaz. 8 p.m. Rock. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Mariza sings Portuguese Fado, 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $23-$46. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa

Fair Oaks Mall Third Annual Home and Garden Show Opening Day, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. at Fair Oaks Mall’s Grand Court, 11750 Fair Oaks, Fairfax. The free event will run through March 15, and will showcase trends in home and garden design. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 703-359-8302 or www.ShopFairOaksMall.com/HomeAndGarden.

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," 8 p.m. at Burke Presbyterian Church, 5960 Oak Leather Drive, Burke, Virginia. Admission is free, but reservations must be email to Tickets@BurkePresChurch.org. Donations will be accepted. A pre-show roast chicken dinner will be served 6-7:15 p.m. Dinner prices are $12 adults and $6 ages 2-12. Under age 2 free. www.burkepreschurch.org/joseph.

"A Year With Frog and Toad," a musical by The Young Hearts at 7 p.m. at Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 students, available online at www.youngheartsltn.org or at the door. Youngheartsltn@gmail.com.

Jan Johnson on "Connecting to an Interactive Life with God,' 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Apostles, 3500 Pickett Road, Fairfax. Register online at www.churchoftheapostles.org/index.php/coa/registration/jan-johnson.

Future and D.C. Flow, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

James Madison University Madison Project and the JMU Blues Tones College A Cappella Night, 7:30 p.m. in the Lake Braddock Secondary Lecture Hall, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets are $10 or 3 for $25. 703-978-1530.

<b>Saturday/March 7

</b>Theresa Andersson. 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Fruit Trees and Berries, 10 a.m. at Merrifield Gardens Community Hall, 8104 Lee Highway, Merrifield. Advice about different varieties and tips about pruning, fertilizing and overall care. 703-560-6222.

Roses, 10 a.m. at Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks Meeting Room, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. The basics of growing gorgeous roses, including boxed roses. 703-968-9600.

Green River Ordinance, 10 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," 8 p.m. at Burke Presbyterian Church, 5960 Oak Leather Drive, Burke, Virginia. Admission is free, but reservations must be e-mailed to Tickets@BurkePresChurch.org. Donations will be accepted. A pre-show roast chicken dinner will be served 6-7:15 p.m. Dinner prices are $12 adults and $6 ages 2-12. Under age 2 free. www.burkepreschurch.org/joseph.

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

Good Shepherd Preschool's 26th Annual Family Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 9350 Braddock Road, Burke. Games, prizes, face painting, bake sale, children's thrift sale, and lunch. 703-323-6120.

"A Year With Frog and Toad," a musical by The Young Hearts at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 students, available online at www.youngheartsltn.org or at the door. Youngheartsltn@gmail.com.

Jan Johnson on "Connecting to an Interactive Life with God," 8:30 a.m. at the Church of the Apostles, 3500 Pickett Road, Fairfax. Register online at www.churchoftheapostles.org/index.php/coa/registration/jan-johnson.

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

<b>Sunday/March 8

</b>U. S. Marine Band: Wind and Song. 2 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. 703-563-1990.

Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun with Austin de Lone. 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Local Matinee with Mary and the Poor and Headless Mantis. 2 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $8. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," 3 p.m. at Burke Presbyterian Church, 5960 Oak Leather Drive, Burke, Virginia. Admission is free, but reservations must be e-mailed to Tickets@BurkePresChurch.org. Donations will be accepted. www.burkepreschurch.org/joseph.

<b>Monday/March 9

</b>An Evening with Andy McKee and Dan LaVoie. Fingerstyle guitar. 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Jump Starting Your Rose Garden, 7:30 p.m. at Merrifield Garden Center Fair Oaks, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Sponsored by the Arlington Rose Foundation. Joe Mirilovich will speak on preparing roses for a fabulous display, pruning, spraying and feeding. Free and open to the public, no reservations required. 703-860-0071.

<b>Tuesday/March 10

</b>Keri Noble and Rachael Sage, 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Book Discussion Group, 1 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Adult. 703-644-7333.

The Road to Independence, 7 p.m. at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Playwright and actor Adam Whitley presents a one-man play about three major events leading up to the Declaration of Independence: The Stamp Act, The Townshend Act, and the Boston Massacre. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Fairfax Bibliophiles Book Collecting Group, 7:15 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Adults. 703-293-6227.

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

<b>Wednesday/March 11

</b>Rude Buddha and Ballyhoo, 9 p.m. show at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

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.

Teen Book Chat, 7:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Mother-daughter book discussion group. Call to register and for book title. Age 12-16 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Science and Stories, 4:30 p.m. at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories and simple science experiments. Age 4-6. 703-249-1520.

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.

Faith Communities in Action Network Meeting, 2-4 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Rooms 2 & 3, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Deputy County Executive Verdia L. Haywood will present the FY 2010 Budget. A question and answer session will follow. Topics may include fiscal outlook, budget timeline, county programs and services, employee compensation and reduction in force. Registrations requested no later than March 7 at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dsm/cil or e-mail ciluser@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Grace Church hosts Darara Gubo speaking on religious freedom and Christians in Sub-Saharan Africa, including his native Ethiopia. Light meal at 6:15 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m. Grace Church is at 9800 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-323-8033.

Local Only Radio Event, Case of the Mondays and Drunken Banshees, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Thursday/March 12

</b>Tim Piper: A Day in his Life. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $30. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Natty Beaux, 8-10 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Complimentary swing lesson at 7:30 p.m. $10 per person. 703-424-1745 or www.headoverheelsdance.com.

Booz Allen Hamilton Nonprofit Conference on Fund-raising Development Speaker Series, a five-part speaker series in partnership with Volunteer Fairfax, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 8283 Greensboro Drive in McLean. Participate in person or via live webcam feed. $25 per session. Register at www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=NONP10E. Contact Samantha Watson at Volunteer Fairfax, 703-246-3826 or www.volunteerfairfax.org.

Steve Moakler (full band), Gabe Vitech and the Ivory, 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Tying the Knot: A Pre-Marriage Workshop for Couples, 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays through April 2, at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Litttle River Turnpike, Fairfax. $75 per couple. To register visit www.jccnv.org.

Chess Club, 3:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn the rules and strategy, play the game. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

Financial Planning for Separation and Divorce, 7 p.m. at Investment & Resource Planning Associates, 10600 Arrowhead Drive, Suite 310, Fairfax. $55 non-members, $45 members. All financial components of the property settlement agreement from preparing documents for an attorney to the signing of an agreement. Register at www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657.

Acoustic Night, Rana Mansour and Jake From Redshift, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Friday/March 13

</b>Barbara Fitzgerald, with double bass and piano. 8 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-352-ARTS.

Martin Vidnovic: What Matters to Me. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

The Independent and Charlie Duda, 6 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

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

Numa, Irresponsible, 20/20 Vizion and The Viscious Martinis, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Saturday/March 14

</b>The Fairfax Symphony, Gregory Vajda conducting. 7 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. $35-$55. 1-888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

Tom Rush. Folk singer/songwriter. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $30. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

The Harlem Globetrotters, 7:30 p.m. at the George Mason Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com. or www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

Landscaping with Exotics, 10 a.m. at Merrifield Gardens Community Hall, 8104 Lee Highway, Merrifield. Learn to plant, grow and care for palm trees, bananas, hibiscus and more. 703-560-6222.

Spring Lawn Care, 10 a.m. at Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks Meeting Room, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Improve the health and appearance of your lawn in one growing season. 703-968-9600.

Indoor Spring Flea Market at Green Acres, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Senior Center, Green Acres Center Cafeteria, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Free. The Young at Heart Café will serve lunch. Spaces are available for those interested in selling items. Proceeds from rental fees will benefit the City of Fairfax Senior Center. 703-359-2487.

National Trumpet Competition: United States Army Band, 2 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Free, non-ticketed. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Retire-in-Place Seminar, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Woodlands, 4320 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax. Free seminar on informed decisions about how and where to retire. Home care services, modifying a home to make it senior-safe, financial planning and more presented by HomeWell Senior Care, Schaffer Construction, Pegasus Financial and the Evan Farr Law Firm. 703-230-5555 or e-mail retire@homewellva.com.

Ras Lidj and Deep Band, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Sunday/March 15

</b>Hawaiian Treasures Celebration Tour 2009, with Richard Ho’opi’i, Dennis Kamakahi and George Kahumoku. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $22. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Pete Francis (from Dispatch) featuring Barefoot Truth and Ammar Malik, 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

N-Scale Model Trains at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 1-4 p.m. The Northern Virginia NTRAK model railroad club will be running trains in the community room and the caboose at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. Admission is $2 adult and $1 child. 703-425-9225 or www.fairfax-station.org.

<b>Monday/March 16

</b>Mishka and The Dirty Heads. Reggae/roots. 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Crafty Kids, 3:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Crafty fun. Age 6-12. 703-978-5600.

Mother Goose on the Loose, 10:30 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Storyteller Miss Cathy shares classic tales. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/March 17

</b>Josh Hoge, Curtis Peoples and Ernie Halter, 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Book Discussion Group, 11 a.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. "The Painted Veil" by W. Somerset Maugham. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Tales for Twos: Our Feathered Friends, 10:15 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, music and activities about birds. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Amazing Escapes, 7 p.m. at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Join award-winning storyteller Gary Lloyd for edge-of-the-seat survival stories. Age 12 and up. 703-249-1520.

Book Discussion Group, 7:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. "Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group, 7:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Evening Book Discussion Group, 7:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. "Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" by Muriel Spark. Adults. 703-644-7333.

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

St. Patrick’s Day Bash with Melodime Live, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Wednesday/March 18

</b>Sonia & disapear fear. Eclectic world music. 8 p.m. at The Barns. Tickets $18. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Dave Barnes and Gabe Dixon Band, 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15 advance, $18 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Writer's Roundtable, 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Discuss your work with other writers. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Needlework Group, 10:30 a.m. at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Bring a project to work on and enjoy the company of fellow needlecrafters. Adults. 703-249-1520.

George Mason University Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Free, non-ticketed. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<b>Thursday/March 19

</b>Lunch N’ Life, 12-2 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 9350 Braddock Road, Burke. The program will be presented by Patrick Creed & Rick Newman, authors of "Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11." Seating is limited. The cost is $8. For reservations, call Faye Quesenberry at 703-620-0161.

Battlefield Band, 8 p.m. at The Barns. Traditional and contemporary Scottish music. $22. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Old School Freight Train CD Release. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Bedtime Stories: Windy Days and PJs, 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities about wind. Pajamas optional. Age 3-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Let's Hear It for the Girls, 7 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Mother-daughter book discussion group. Age 9-11 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Afternoon Reading Group, 1 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Going Green, 10:30 a.m. at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories, songs, and activities highlight Ireland. For ages 2-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Reading Across the Centuries, 7 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Writer and university instructor Wendi Kaufman facilitates the discussion of Henrik Ibsen's "The Doll's House" and "Hedda Gabler." 703-644-7333.

Dan Levine Teaches the Business of Voice-Over, 7-9 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. "You’re On The Air…How to Really Make it In Voice-Overs" is designed to help students gain awareness and knowledge of the growing industry. Pre-registration required at 703-658-1201 or visit www.fcps.edu/acelasses.

Poorman’s Lobster, American Groove and Fairgrounds Urban Scientific, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Friday/March 20

</b>Lara St. John, violinist, 8 p.m. at The Barns. $35. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre in "Cinderella," 8 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Grand Tier III. Tickets are $27-$54. Age 12 and under, half price Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Kosher Café and Laura Baron Jazz & Blues Concert, at the Northern Virginia Jewish Community Center, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. 6 p.m. Chinese dinner costs $20 for JCCNV members, $24 non-members. 7:30 p.m. concert tickets in advance: $15 for members, $18 non-members; at the door: $18 for members, $21 non-members. Reserve at 703-323-0880 or www.jccnv.org.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, D.C. Hunks With Heart, 7-9 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. A women-only auction and scavenger hunt, with fine food and jazz. 703-698-7080 or www.rmhc.greaterdc.org.

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

<b>Saturday/March 21

</b>The Russian National Ballet Theatre in "Sleeping Beauty," 8 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Grand Tier III. Tickets are $27-$54. Age 12 and under, half price Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Four Season Gardening, 10 a.m. at Merrifield Gardens Community Hall, 8104 Lee Highway, Merrifield. Make the most of each season. Learn to design a landscape to look beautiful throughout the year. 703-560-6222.

Gardening: Make it a Family Affair, 10 a.m. at Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks Meeting Room, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Fun and interesting ways to grow vegetables, herbs, cutting flowers and plants that attract butterflies and birds. 703-968-9600.

Gunston Hall Kite Festival, 12-5 p.m. at Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. Hands-on colonial activities for children, an 18th-century puppet show, hearth cooking demonstrations, and exploration of a modern fire truck. Food service available for picnics. Bring a kite or purchase one from the Museum Shop. The Garden Club of Fort Belvoir will offer spring plants for sale. $10 adults, $6 ages 6-18, $2 ages 2-5 years. $25 Family Admission for up to 2 adults and 3 children. 703-550-9220 or www.gunstonhall.org.

HAPA, contemporary Hawaiian duo. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Murder at Gooseneck Lake, 7 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Gather evidence and figure out whodunit. Cosponsored by the Friends of City of Fairfax Regional Library. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Make It Up As You Go, 1 p.m. at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Have some laughs and develop your creative side by playing theater games at this improvisational comedy event. Ages 12-18. 703-249-1520.

Summer Rain CD Release Party, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s in University Mall, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. Age 21 and up only. 703-385-5717.

Fallback Plan, Summer Rain CD Release Party, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

<b>Sunday/March 22

</b>HAPA, contemporary Hawaiian duo. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Todesbonden, Ephemeral Sun and Origin Theory, 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

The Academy of Ancient Music, 4 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Hear all six of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. Tickets are $24-$48. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Mason Select Women's Chorale, 7 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Harris Theater, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Free, non-ticketed. www.gmu.edu/cfa.