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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Nov. 12

</b>Live Music by Swing Speak. $10. 8-10 p.m., at The Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. $10. Beginner lesson 7:30 p.m. www.headoverheelsdance.com or 703-424-1745.

Mike Lupica. 6 p.m. at Borders Books & Music, 11054 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Signing of “Million-Dollar Throw.” 703-359-8420.

“The Pink Panther Strikes Again.” 7 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Tickets at the door are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. PVIProducers@yahoo.com.

Mason Dance Company Fall Concert. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $15 adult, $10 students and seniors. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Chess Club. 3:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn the rules and strategy, play the game. Age 6-14. 703-644-7333.

Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles with Eilen Jewell. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 advance/ $15 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Taste of the Vine Fund Raiser. 6-9 p.m. at the Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Featuring wine from Blenheim Vineyards and hors d’ouvres by Shirley’s Catering. Wine and raffle tickets will be sold. $50 in advance, $55 each at the door. Sponsored by Historic Fairfax City, Inc., a non-profit organization that preservation of sites and artifacts within the City of Fairfax. Funds raised will be used for the restoration of the interior of the Blenheim mansion. www.historicfairfax.org or 703-591-5305.

<b>Friday/Nov. 13

</b>Second Annual Used Book Sale, presented by Robinson Secondary School PTSA. 6-9:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. More than 9,000 books, CDs, DVDs, videos, computer software and computer games for sale. Rare Books Section also. www.robinsonptsa.org or tmatlaga@yahoo.com.

Author Signing. Two-time Newberry-Award winner Patricia Reilly Giff will present “Writing: The Story of My Life.” 7 p.m., in the Fairfax County Government Center Board Auditorium, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Books available for sale and signing including her new book “Wild Girl.” No registration required. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library or 703-324-8428.

NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m., at Richard J. Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Directed by Christopher Johnston, orchestra performs Joseph Haydn’s “Symphony No. 104,” (“The London”), Camille Saint Seans’ “Dance Bacchanale,” Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” with actor Randy Lindgren and Franz Schubert’s “Overture to Rosamunde.” Adults $15, seniors and teens $10, children free. 703-569-0973.

Taste of the Vine Fund raiser. 6-9 p.m. at the Historic Blenheim Civil War Interpretive Center, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Wine tasting, hors d’ouvres and raffle prizes. $50 in advance, $55 at the door. Proceeds benefit Historic Fairfax City Inc. 703-591-5305 or hilcarn31@aol.com.

George Mason University Jazz Ensemble and the Fairfax Law Foundation: 8th Annual Jazz for Justice. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

“The Pink Panther Strikes Again.” 7:30 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Tickets at the door are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. PVIProducers@yahoo.com.

Mason Dance Company Fall Concert. 2 p.m. at the George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $15 adult, $10 students and seniors. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

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

Chase Coy. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

K-Beta, Uptown Xo and Kingpen Slim. 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance/ $12 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Girl Scouts Talent and Variety Show. 7 p.m. at White Oaks Elementary, 6130 Shiplett Blvd., Burke. Bake sale and a lemonade stand. Admission is free. Contributions to the SHARE Annual Giving Campaign accepted. 703-863-5263.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 14

</b>St. George's UMC Fall Festival. 5:30-8:30 p.m. A spaghetti dinner will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. Cost: adults, $7.50; children, $5.50; or a whole family, $22. Silent auction from 5:30-7 p.m. followed by a live auction from 7-8:30 p.m. Members of the community are invited to enjoy this annual event. St. George’s is located at 4910 Ox Road, near George Mason University and the crossroads of Route 123 and Braddock Road. For more information, visit www.stgumc.org or call the church office at 703-385-4550.

Christmas Bazaar and Silent Auction, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria. Café lunch served from 12-2 p.m. Baked goods, jewelry, hand-made crafts, white elephants, home-made foodstuffs, professional vendors featuring silk scarves, specialty jewelry pressed-flower pictures, professional photographs, etc. Silent auction items include golf packages, weekend or week-long stays at vacation homes, restaurant gift certificates, spa packages and a variety of goods and services.

Second Annual Used Book Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. www.robinsonptsa.org or tmatlaga@yahoo.com.

Holiday Craft Fair. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at WT Woodson High School in 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Handcrafted jewelry, pottery, quilts, holiday items and more, all made by local artisans. www.wtwcrew.org.

St. Mary of Sorrows Holiday Express Craft & Gift Sale. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Parish Hall, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Admission is free. Sweet Shoppe, cafe, silent auction and raffle table. 703-323-6232.

Our Daily Bread Holiday Food Drive. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next to Safeway at Courthouse Plaza, 10376 Willard Way, Fairfax. Proceeds to benefit Food for Others. www.our-daily-bread.org.

Flu Shot Clinic. 9 a.m. at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Standard shot $25 pre-registered, $27 walk-in. Nasal flu mist $30 (must be pre-registered). Medicare Part B and Medicaid accepted. 703-239-2436 or zripleys418@msn.com.

“The Pink Panther Strikes Again.” 7:30 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Tickets at the door are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. PVIProducers@yahoo.com.

Conservation Advocacy Workshops. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Braddock Hall, 9002 Burke Lake Road, Springfield. Working with the Press, Working with Government Officials, and Advocacy for the Busy Person. Free. Hosted by Coalition of nine NOVA environmental non-profits. Linda Burchfiel, 703-506-4310.

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra with Long Yu, conductor, and Peng Peng, piano. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $25-$50. Pre-Performance Discussion 45 minutes prior to the performance. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Mason Dance Company Fall Concert. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $15 adult, $10 students and seniors. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Icelandic Association of Washington, D.C. Bazaar. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at American Legion Post 177, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. Handmade Icelandic woolens, imported crafts, Icelandic holiday decorations, traditional Icelandic food and more. jt6543a@student.american.edu.

Mourning Light Ministry Grief Seminar. 10 a.m. at Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. "Breaking Forth" by Michelle Leonard, L.C.S.W., will discuss coping with grief during the holiday season, with a Biblical view of help and hope. 703-383-1170.

Friends of Burke Centre Holiday Book Sale. All day. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Native American Heritage Celebration. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Cultural heritage events. All ages. 703-293-6227.

Honor Society and Esmee Denters. 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15 advance/ $18 at the door. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Nneka and See-I. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 15

</b>Second Annual Used Book Sale. 6-9:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. www.robinsonptsa.org or tmatlaga@yahoo.com.

Lecture by Michael Virts on “Mosby’s Rangers in Maryland” hosted by Frank Stringfellow Camp #822 Sons of Confederate Veterans at the Panera Bread, 3955 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, at 6 p.m. Open to the public; $5. Call 703-250-8705 or stringfellowbuva@worldnet.att.net.

NAACP Fairfax County Youth Council Meeting. 4 p.m. at the George Mason University Johnson Center, Robeson Room, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Meetings are open to youth ages 10-20. restonbell7@gmail.com.

The Northern Virginia NTRAK Model Train Club Monthly Display, in both the station and the caboose. N Scale Model Trains will be running from 1-4 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. $2 for adults, $1 for ages 4-10. 703-425-9225.

St. Mary of Sorrows Holiday Express Craft & Gift Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Parish Hall, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Admission is free. Sweet Shoppe, cafe, silent auction and raffle table. 703-323-6232.

Jeffrey Siegal: Keyboard Conversations with “Chopin the Patriot.” 7 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $19-$38. Youth through grade 12 half price when accompanied by an adult. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Spiritual Healing with Scientific Certainty. 1:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Christine Driessen explores the role of prayer in reliable healthcare. Free. Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Fairfax. www.christiansciencefairfax.com.

“The Pink Panther Strikes Again.” 2 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Tickets at the door are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. PVIProducers@yahoo.com

Vegan Cooking Class: Meatless Holidays. 10 a.m. at 9302 Hallston Court, Fairfax Station. $50. Class includes food samples, recipes, and coupons. Pre-registration required. 703-643-2713 or www.localdc.com/cooking.

American Youth Philharmonic. 1 p.m. at the George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $14 adult, $10 students and seniors. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

GMU Vocal Jazz Concert. 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Bill Harley. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 for age 12 and up. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

That 1 Guy: Moustaches and Laser Beams Tour. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance/ $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/Nov. 16

</b>“I Wanna Rock Tour” with Taking Back Sunday and the All-American Rejects. 8 p.m. At the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $35, available at all Ticketmaster locations.

www.patriotcenter.com or sa.gmu.edu.

Friends of Burke Centre Holiday Book Sale. All day. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

After-School Special: The Wonderful World of Bats. 3:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Learn what happens to bats in the winter, how bats help plants and people, and about different types of bats. 703-978-5600.

Geology of Mars. 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn about the different types of rocks on Mars and about Mars missions. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

Kid Science: Fun with Sound Waves. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, discussion and experiments about all kinds of sounds. Age 4-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Cy Curnin (lead singer of The Fixx) and Nick Harper. 7:30p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 advance/ $15 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 17

</b>Adult Computer Tutoring. 3:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

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

Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. 11 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “Run” by Ann Patchett. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Reading Across the Centuries. 6:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Call for title. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. “The Moviegoer” by Walker Percy. Adults . 703-644-7333.

Hawthorne Heights, Just Surrender, Punchline, Monty Are I and Nightbeast. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 18

</b>Meet Kathy Barber author of “Logan’s Lullaby.” Stories and songs about a young boy who just can’t fall asleep. 6:30 p.m., at the Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library or call 703-249-1520.

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

Genealogical Research Assistance. 6 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

Logan's Lullaby. 6:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories and songs about a young boy who can't fall asleep. Age 2-5 with parent. 703-249-1520.

Genealogical Research Assistance. 6:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

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

Gobble 'Til You Wobble. 10:30 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. A Thanksgiving feast of seasonable tales presented by Barbara Effron of Storytime Express. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Teen Book Chat. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Mother-daughter book discussion group. Age 12-16 with adult. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer. 703-978-5600.

Tales for Twos: Forest Animal Friends. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, fingerplays and activities about animals and plants in backyard woods. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

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

Todd Wright and Katherine Thorsey. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance/ $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Reclaiming Your Future: Financial Planning During Separation and Divorce. 7 p.m. at 10600 Arrowhead Drive, Suite 310, Fairfax. $35 non-members, $25 members. www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657

Radney Foster. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $20. Wolftrap.org.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 19

</b>Lunch N’ Life for Seniors 50+, sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke. 12-2 p.m., at Fairfax Presbyterian Church, 10723 Main St., Fairfax. Entertainment provided by Special Blend, a barbershop quartet. $8. 703-323-4788 or www.fairfax-burkesc.org.

The GMU Players present Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's "The Exonerated." 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Black Box Theater. $6, $3 students and seniors. 703-993-8888.

Workshop Jazz Band Concert. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Our Daily Bread 25th Anniversary Celebration. 7-9 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive. Fairfax. Business casual. Light appetizers, cake, wine tasting provided by The Wine House. Children’s activities for age 5 and up. Donations welcome. 703-273-8829 or info@ODBfairfax.org. www.our-daily-bread.org.

Turkey Tales. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Thanksgiving story time. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Goodbye Pumpkin Pie. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. “She Walks These Hills” by Sharyn McCrumb. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Joe Purdy and Julie Peel. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Robbie Schaefer and Lucy Wainwright Roche. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $18. Wolftrap.org.

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” 7:30 p.m., at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Call 703-913-3934 or go to www.fcps.edu/westspringfieldhs/academic/perf/theatre/theatre.html to purchase tickets.

Neil Simon’s comedy “Rumors.” 7:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.RobinsonDrama.org or at the door. More information is on the Web site, or call 703-426-2123.

<b>Friday/Nov. 20

</b>Aquila Theatre Company Presents "As You Like It." 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $17-$34. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468. www.patriotcenter.com.

The GMU Players present Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's "The Exonerated." 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Black Box Theater. $6, $3 students and seniors. 703-993-8888.

Grant Lee Phillips and Winterpills. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $18. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Passafire and MOJO. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance/ $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Jean-Luc Ponty and Clara Ponty. 8 p.m. at the Barns at Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $35. Wolftrap.org.

‘Meet Me in St. Louis.’ Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology's Drama program will be performing “Meet Me in St. Louis,” at 7:30 p.m., in the auditorium at Thomas Jefferson. Tickets are $10 at the door and food and drinks will be sold at intermission. A pre-show performance of TJ Drama's VTA competition piece ‘The Idiot and the Oddity’ will be presented at no extra charge. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is located at 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria.

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” 7:30 p.m., at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Call 703-913-3934 or go to www.fcps.edu/westspringfieldhs/academic/perf/theatre/theatre.html to purchase tickets.

Neil Simon’s comedy “Rumors.” 7:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.RobinsonDrama.org or at the door. More information is on the Web site, or call 703-426-2123.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 21

</b>Masterworks 3 Fairfax Symphony Orchestra with Chu-Fang Huang, piano. 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat, Suites 1 and 2, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, and Ginastera’s Estancia. 7 p.m. pre-concert lecture, free to ticketed patrons. 1-888-945-2468 or Tickets.com

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

The GMU Players present Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's "The Exonerated." 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Black Box Theater. $6, $3 students and seniors. 703-993-8888.

Annual Craft/Gift Fair. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School, 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria. Proceeds benefit arts/crafts community and TJ Crew team. www.tjgiftshow.com or tjgiftshow@gmail.com.

GMU Saxophone Ensemble. 3 p.m. at the George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia’s 29th Annual Fall Gala. 7:30 p.m. at Westfields Marriott, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly. Casino night, art auction, dancing and entertainment, dinner buffet stations, desserts and open bar. Tickets start at $180 per individual/$360 per couple, sponsorships begin at $550. Proceeds benefit the JCCNV’s Special Needs program. www.jccnv.org or Sara Moore, 703-537-3024 or SaraM@jccnv.org.

Survival Interviewing Skills. 11 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. How to answer challenging questions through practice and build skill sets. Adults. 703-293-6227.

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

Drumfish. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance/ $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Northern Virginia Mineral Club 18th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Student Union II Building, George Mason University, Fairfax. $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and age 13-18. Age 12 and under, Scouts in uniform and GMU students with ID free. rockcllctr@aol.com.

Theater of the First Amendment's Staged Reading of "The Rivers and Ravines." 8 p.m. at theSPACE, 3955 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. There will be a pre-show reception at 7 p.m., and a brief discussion with author Heather McDonald after the reading. 703-993-8794.

“Meet Me in St. Louis.” 7:30 p.m., in the auditorium at Thomas Jefferson High School. Tickets are $10 at the door and food and drinks will be sold at intermission. A pre-show performance of TJ Drama's VTA competition piece “The Idiot and the Oddity” will be presented at no extra charge. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is located at 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria.

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Call 703-913-3934 or go to www.fcps.edu/westspringfieldhs/academic/perf/theatre/theatre.html to purchase tickets.

Neil Simon’s comedy “Rumors.” 7:30 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.RobinsonDrama.org or at the door. More information is on the Web site, or call 703-426-2123.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 22

<ca2>Aventura. 7 p.m., at The George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $98, $78 and $58. Tickets available through the Patriot Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. www.aventuraworldwide.com.

The GMU Players present Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's "The Exonerated." 2 p.m. at George Mason University's Black Box Theater. $6, $3 students and seniors. 703-993-8888

GMU Various Chamber Ensembles. 2 p.m. at the George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Tracy Grammer and Pierce Pettis. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Northern Virginia Mineral Club 18th Annual Gem,

Mineral, and Fossil Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Student Union II Building, George Mason University, Fairfax. Sponsored by GMU's Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences. $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and age 13-18. Age 12 and under, Scouts in uniform and GMU students with ID free. Over 20 gem, mineral and fossil dealers with specimens for sale, demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes and a silent auction. Children’s area with mineral related activities, quizzes and puzzles, mini-mines and a Miocene fossil dig. rockcllctr@aol.com.

<b>Monday/Nov. 23

</b>Push Play, Emily Osment and Phil Bensen. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 advance/ $15 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.