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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<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.

Theater Performance. The Providence Players of Fairfax will perform the mystery “Rehearsal for Murder” by Richard Levinson and William Link, 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater 2855 Annandale Road, Fall Church. Tickets are $15 for adults $12 for children and seniors and can be reserved by phone at 703-425-6782, e-mail at providenceplayers@cox.net. For more, visit www.providenceplayers.org.

<b>Saturday/March 21

</b>Civil War Interpretive Center Lecture Series: Researching Civil War Soldiers 2 p.m., at the Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. C.K. Gailey, a full-time archaeology volunteer with the Fairfax County Park Authority, will discuss the resources and methods used to research people who lived in the mid-1800s. Suzanne Levy, a librarian in the Virginia Room in the City of Fairfax Regional Library, will provide insight on the numerous resource available. The presentation will be followed by a tour of Historic Blenheim and the Interpretive Center gallery. This is part of a monthly series that contributes to the commemoration of the Virginia sesquicentennial of the American Civil War. For more, call 703-591-0560.

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.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association St. Patrick’s Day Dance, 7:30 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls church. $10 for NVCWDA members, $12 non-members. 703-860-4941 or www.nvcwda.org.

Theater Performance. The Providence Players of Fairfax will perform the mystery “Rehearsal for Murder” by Richard Levinson and William Link, 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater 2855 Annandale Road, Fall Church. Tickets are $15 for adults $12 for children and seniors and can be reserved by phone at 703-425-6782, e-mail at providenceplayers@cox.net. For more, visit www.providenceplayers.org.

<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.

Theater Performance. The Providence Players of Fairfax will perform the mystery “Rehearsal for Murder” by Richard Levinson and William Link, 2 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater 2855 Annandale Road, Fall Church. Tickets are $15 for adults $12 for children and seniors and can be reserved by phone at 703-425-6782, e-mail at providenceplayers@cox.net. For more, visit www.providenceplayers.org.

<b>Monday/March 23

</b>Open Mic Showcase Hosted by Ron Goad. 7-10 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $2. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Fairy Fantasy, 2:30 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Enter a magical world with fairy-related activities and crafts. Fairy costume optional. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/March 24

</b>That 1 Guy: unlike anything you have heard before. 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Gan Israel Preschool Open House, Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. Gan Israel Academy is a Montessori-influenced kindergarten and first grade that emphasizes Jewish elementary learning, located at Chabad of Fairfax, 3939 Prince William Drive, Fairfax. 703-426-1980 or ganisraelpreschool@gmail.com.

Genealogy Databases, 7 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Search for ancestors using the library’s genealogy databases and other free Internet databases. Age 13 and up. 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.

Awaken Your Intuition and Connect with Your Angels, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Comfort Inn University Center, 11180 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. $10. Register at 540-854-4841 or www.ipmers.org/nova.html.

<b>Wednesday/March 25

</b>Taylor Carson, Matt York and Andrew Hoover, 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Rascal Rabbits, 10:30 a.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Mother-Daughter Book Club, 7 p.m. at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Mother-Daughter book club for girls 9-11. Call for title. 703-249-1520.

Shepherd’s Centers of Northern Virginia Volunteer Fair. 3-4:30 p.m. at the Fairfax City Regional Library, North Street and Old Lee Highway. Volunteer to help older people continue to live independently in their homes by providing transportation to medical appointments, enrichment programs, friendly caller/visitor services, minor home repairs, accompanied shopping, etc. For more, call the Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke office at 703-323-4788.

It Takes a Village to Care for an Older Person. Learn about services in Fairfax County that can help caregivers and older people. 7-9 p.m., Braddock Glen Adult Day Health Center, 4027B Olley Lane, Fairfax. For more information, to register, or to request reasonable accommodations go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/aaa, e-mail caregiver@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-5205, TTY 703-449-1186.

<b>Thursday/March 26

</b>Paul Thorn, gospel-inspired Americana. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $20. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Garnet Rogers, 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Haven of Northern Virginia Suicide Survivor Group, 7:30 p.m. at 4606 Ravensworth Road, Annandale, Virginia. Six-week series. Free. Registration required. 703-941-7000 or www.havenofnova.org.

Snuggle Up, 10:30 a.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

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

Used Book Sale, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Gesher Jewish Day School, 4700 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. Thousands of gently read books at bargain prices. Adult fiction, non-fiction, children’s books and a foreign language section, including Hebrew. All proceeds help expand the library collection at Gesher. 703-978-9789 or www.gesher-jds.org.

Economic Disas-Tour, Crisis in Hollywood and Victims of Circumstance, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Sing in the Shower Contest with Garnier Fructis, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Students will compete to win a trip for two to Los Angeles for the American Idol 2009 season finale, $5,000 in cash, and a hairstyle makeover. Anyone 18 and over is encouraged to upload a video submission to win the same prize. For more information and how to enter, visit www.garnier.com/idol.

Semi-annual Used Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Burke Centre Library. Thousands of used books at great prices. Early bird sale for Friends of the Library only, 4-8 p.m., at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

<b>Friday/March 27

</b>Irish Breakfast Band, traditional Irish music and dancers. 8 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-352-ARTS.

Susan Werner with Madi Diaz. Folk and gospel. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $22. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Sex and Missiles, Feed God Cabbage, Mistaken For Strangers, Redline Addiction, The Rail, Shrine of the Silver Monkey, Combat Funk and The List. 6 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Burke Centre Friends Book Sale, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

GMU Dance Company - 2009 Gala Concert, 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Tickets are $20 adults, $12 students and seniors. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

GMU Opera Company: Street Scene, 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Harris Theater, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $20 adults, $12 students and seniors. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Used Book Sale, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gesher Jewish Day School, 4700 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. All proceeds help expand the library collection at Gesher. 703-978-9789 or www.gesher-jds.org.

Westbound Train and Drunken Banshees, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Employment Workshop. 7-10 p.m., at the Mott Community Center, 12111 Braddock Road, Fairfax. Presented by the Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services the workshop includes Interview Do’s and Don’ts, Tips for Job Applications and Dressing for Success. In addition, the University of Phoenix will offer a free scholarship workshop for parents on how to find and apply for scholarships for college-bound teens. Both Events are free but require pre-registration by calling Chris Goldbecker at 703-278-8605, TTY 711 by March 25. For more, contact: Chris Goldbecker at Christopher.Goldbecker@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Semi-annual Used Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Burke Centre Library. Thousands of used books at great prices. 10:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m., at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Theater Performance. The Providence Players of Fairfax will perform the mystery “Rehearsal for Murder” by Richard Levinson and William Link, 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater 2855 Annandale Road, Fall Church. Tickets are $15 for adults $12 for children and seniors and can be reserved by phone at 703-425-6782, e-mail at providenceplayers@cox.net. For more, visit www.providenceplayers.org.

<b>Saturday/March 28

</b>Evening of Jazz with Dick Hyman presented by the City of Fairfax Band. Master class 2 p.m., at George Mason University, Center for the Arts, Grand Tier III, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Concert is 8 p.m., at Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. The master class is free and open to the public. General admission concert tickets are $13 Adults, $7 Seniors. Free admission for children and students 18 and under. Doors open one hour prior to concert. Free parking. Purchase tickets online at www.fairfaxband.org. Group discounts are available with advanced sales. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 703-757-0220 or e-mail info@fairfaxband.org.

Spring Lawn Care, 10 a.m. at Merrifield Gardens Community Hall, 8104 Lee Highway, Merrifield. Improve the health and appearance of your lawn in one growing season. 703-560-6222.

The Exciting World of Perennials With Andre Viette, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks Meeting Room, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Selecting and growing beautiful perennials. 703-968-9600.

The Northern Virginia Chorale and the NVCC Annandale Chorale present “Shakespeare in Spring,” 8 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5800 Backlick Road, Springfield. Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, George Shearing’s Music to Hear, Joseph Haydn’s The Creation and more. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Age 12-24 $10, under 12 free. www.northernvirginiachorale.org or call 703-239-2180.

John Eaton, the music of the 1940s. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

George Jones and “Conway Twitty: The Man, The Music, The Legend, The Musical,” 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $34.50, available online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. www.georgejones.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

Michael Manring, bassist. 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Burke Centre Friends Book Sale, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Agents of the Sun, Baba Gnush and Along Those Lines, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Saturday/March 28

Semi-annual Used Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Burke Centre Library. Thousands of used books at great prices. 4-8 p.m., at Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Theater Performance. The Providence Players of Fairfax will perform the mystery “Rehearsal for Murder” by Richard Levinson and William Link, 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater 2855 Annandale Road, Fall Church. Tickets are $15 for adults $12 for children and seniors and can be reserved by phone at 703-425-6782, e-mail at providenceplayers@cox.net. For more, visit www.providenceplayers.org.

<b>Sunday/March 29

</b>Workhouse Arts Center Reception for Empowered Women International We the People Project, 2-4 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9517 Workhouse Way, Lorton. Mixed media group show and performing arts event with storytelling, poetry and music of the participating artists. Free. 703-584-2900

Local Matinee with Tieweb and Pat Sommer’s Project. 2 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $8. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

GMU Choruses with GMU Symphony Orchestra, 4 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. $15. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

An Evening of Vocal Jazz with Special Guest Vocal Line, 7 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Harris Theater, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. $15. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Used Book Sale and Family Fun Day, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Gesher Jewish Day School, 4700 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. 703-978-9789 or www.gesher-jds.org.

Woodbridge Flute Choir Concerto Competition Concert with Debbie Gilbert, artistic director. 7 p.m. at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 6304 Lee Chapel Rd., Burke. Reserved tickets $10 adult, $5 students and seniors; at the door $12 adult, $7 students and seniors. www.woodbridgeflutechoir.org.

Theater Performance. The Providence Players of Fairfax will perform the mystery “Rehearsal for Murder” by Richard Levinson and William Link, 2 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater 2855 Annandale Road, Fall Church. Tickets are $15 for adults $12 for children and seniors and can be reserved by phone at 703-425-6782, e-mail at providenceplayers@cox.net. For more, visit www.providenceplayers.org.

<b>Monday/March 30

</b>Open Mic Showcase Hosted by Ron Goad. 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $2. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Monday Movies, 3:30 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Watch a movie based on a book and tell us which was better. Age 6-18. Bring a blanket, snack, and drink. 703-978-5600.

<b>Tuesday/March 31

</b>Cherish The Ladies, Celtic music, vocals and step dancing. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Chris Merritt, Judd and Maggie, 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

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.

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

Alzheimer's: Life After Diagnosis. Caregivers will learn how to anticipate the needs of their loved ones and plan for future care. Includes information on community resources and supportive programs. 1:30-3 p.m., Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. For more information, to register, or to request reasonable accommodations go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/aaa, e-mail caregiver@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-5205, TTY 703-449-1186.

<b>Wednesday/April 1

</b>Cherish The Ladies, Celtic music, vocals and step dancing. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $25. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Johnny A, 8 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 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.

<b>Thursday/April 2

</b>“The Curious Savage,” 7 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. $5 students and seniors; $10 adults. www.paulvi.net or PVIProducers@yahoo.com or Katherine Miller at 703-352-0925, ext. 524.

Cary Pierce and Creede Williams, acoustic/rock. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Tom Paxton. Folk music. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $20. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Third Day with Brandon Heath and Revive, 7 p.m. at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $26-$31, available via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com

Murphy’s Kids and Sonic Boom six, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Bunny Tales, 10:30 a.m. at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories, songs and activities about bunny rabbits. Bring a plush bunny. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-249-1520.

“Life After Bush,” with The Chesapeake Area Chapter of the American Studies Association, 10:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m. at Mason Hall, on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Free. Workshops will explore the cultural, social, political and economic legacies of the Bush years. Speakers will include Eric Lott from the University of Virginia and Suleiman Ousman from George Washington University. mason.gmu.edu/psmith5/CHASA.html.

Alzheimer's: Life After Diagnosis. Caregivers will learn how to anticipate the needs of their loved ones and plan for future care. Includes information on community resources and supportive programs. 7-9 p.m., Alzheimer's Family Day Center, 2812 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. For more information, to register, or to request reasonable accommodations go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/aaa, e-mail caregiver@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-5205, TTY 703-449-1186.

<b>Friday/April 3

</b>Fairfax County Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show, Luncheon and Silent Auction, 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m. at Waterford at Fair Oaks, 12025 Lee Jackson Highway in Fairfax. Fashions presented by Pendletons of Alexandria. Call Ida Mae Speeks at 703-591-6283 or Junice Bender at 703-402-5415.

The Nields, 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

An Evening with Charlie Hunter, 10 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

The Discovery Series: Pacifica Quartet. 8 p.m. at The Barns. $35. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Traffic on the Back Bone, 10 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays, 10673 Braddock Road, Fairfax. 703-385-5717.

Virginia Opera Presents “The Barber of Seville,” 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 $44-$98. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit. 703-218-6500 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Lunch Bunnies, 12 p.m. at Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Susan Crites will read her book, "I Love You More Than Rainbows." Birth-5 with adult. 703-978-5600.

“The Curious Savage,” 7:30 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. $5 students and seniors; $10 adults. www.paulvi.net or PVIProducers@yahoo.com or Katherine Miller at 703-352-0925, ext. 524.

Theater Performance. The Providence Players of Fairfax will perform the mystery “Rehearsal for Murder” by Richard Levinson and William Link, 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater 2855 Annandale Road, Fall Church. Tickets are $15 for adults $12 for children and seniors and can be reserved by phone at 703-425-6782, e-mail at providenceplayers@cox.net. For more, visit www.providenceplayers.org.

<b>Saturday/April 4

</b>Ellis Paul, acoustic/pop. 7 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Container Gardening, 10 a.m. at Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks Meeting Room, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. How to create a beautiful container garden bursting with color. 703-968-9600.

Girlyman, acoustic Americana. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. $18. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

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

Burke Centre Renaissance Festival, 11 a.m. at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Enjoy story-telling, songs, sword play and much more. All ages. 703-249-1520.

Microsoft PowerPoint, 2:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Learn how to put together an attractive presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. Age 13 and up. 703-293-6227.

Cherryholmes, 8 p.m. at the George Mason University 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 Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $22-$44. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa

“The Curious Savage,” 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. $5 students and seniors; $10 adults. www.paulvi.net or PVIProducers@yahoo.com or Katherine Miller at 703-352-0925, ext. 524.

Theater Performance. The Providence Players of Fairfax will perform the mystery “Rehearsal for Murder” by Richard Levinson and William Link, 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater 2855 Annandale Road, Fall Church. Tickets are $15 for adults $12 for children and seniors and can be reserved by phone at 703-425-6782, e-mail at providenceplayers@cox.net. For more, visit www.providenceplayers.org.

<b>Sunday/April 5

</b>Divas 4 Divas Concert, 6:30 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Filipino pop singers Kuh Ledesma, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Pops Fernandez, and Regine Velasquez. Tickets are $58-$150, available online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. www.divas4divas.com or www.patriotcenter.com

Karla Bonoff. 7:30 p.m. at The Barns. $24. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 1-877-WOLFTRAP.

Virginia Opera Presents “The Barber of Seville,” 2 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 1:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $44-$98. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. 703-218-6500 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

“The Curious Savage,” 2 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. $5 students and seniors; $10 adults. www.paulvi.net or PVIProducers@yahoo.com or Katherine Miller at 703-352-0925, ext. 524.