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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Nov. 26

Thanksgiving

</b>Thanksgiving Lunch. Bring a potluck dish to share; otherwise, the cost is $5 per person. Reservations are welcome but not required. Dress is casual. Senior Center at Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. 703-359-2487.

<b>Friday/Nov. 27

</b>Shane Hines and the Trance. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

The Grandsons. Roots rock. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $16. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 28

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

A Chanticleer Christmas. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.. Tickets $24-$48. Pre-Performance Discussion held 45 minutes prior to the performance. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Boys Will Be Boys, I Saw A Ghost, Used Up, What A Night! and Light Up The Sky. 5:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance/ $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Sick Damage Turkey Stomp with Viking, Young Enough, CJMilli and The Grenade. 10:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $5. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

Lipizzaner Stallions 40th Anniversary Tour. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $24.50-$32.50. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. www.patriotcenter.com.

Jazz Pianist John Eaton. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $25. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 29

</b>Lipizzaner Stallions 40th Anniversary Tour. 2 p.m. at George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $24.50-$32.50. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. www.patriotcenter.com.

<b>Monday/Nov. 30

</b>Marie Digby and Alpha Rev. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 1

</b>AIDS Quilt at GMU on World AIDS Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at George Mason University, Johnson Center's Dewberry Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. More than 100 panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed at GMU as part of World AIDS Day. Almost all of the 40,000 colorful panels that make up the Quilt memorialize the life of a person lost to AIDS. masonaidsquilt.com or 703-993-1094.

Sloan. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

West Springfield High School Tiny Tots Concert. 10 a.m. Familiar nursery and show tunes for 4-5 year olds. Some of their favorite costumed characters will be there to add to the enjoyment. Tickets available at the door. ladesio@verizon.net.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 2

</b>Brooke Waggoner, Adam Levy and Amber Rubarth. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

West Springfield High School Tiny Tots Concert. 10 a.m. Familiar nursery and show tunes for 4-5 year olds. Tickets available at the door. ladesio@verizon.net.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 3

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

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

<b>Friday/Dec. 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

<b>Saturday/Dec. 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

<b>Sunday/Dec. 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

<b>Monday/Dec. 7

</b>Live From La Scala: Georges Bizet’s Carmen. Transmitted live at 12 p.m., with a delayed broadcast at 7:30 p.m. At the Worldgate 9 Theatres, 13025 Worldgate Drive, Herndon. Starring Jonas Kaufmann, Erwin Schrott, Anita Rachvelishvili and Adriana Damato. $25. 703-318-9290 or www.operaincinema.com.

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