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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Sept. 24

</b>Discussion of “The Tainted Muse.” 10:30 a.m., at George Mason University, Research 1 building, Room 163, Fairfax. Brustein discusses his latest book. Free.

Literary Presentation. E.L. Doctorow receives the 2009 Fairfax Prize for Lifetime Achievement. 7:30 p.m., at Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, George Mason University, Fairfax. Part of the Fall for the Book Festival, sponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation. For details: www.fallforthebook.org.

Dean Fields, The Brilliant Inventions, Cletus & Lori and Ellen Cherry. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Sept. 25

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

The Beach Boys – Twisted! 6:30 p.m. and BetaRaz Presents: Powerhouse at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

“Harvey” presented by The Providence Players. 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. Single show tickets: adults $15, students/seniors 62+ 12. Season tickets: adults $35, students/seniors 62+ $25. Information and tcket reservations: www.providenceplayers.org, providenceplayers@cox.net or 703-425-6782.

<b>Saturday/Sept. 26

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

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

Soul of a People Celebration. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Shadow Puppet Show, 11 a.m. Hear 1930s music, 12:30 p.m. Yo-yo history and demonstration, 3 p.m. 703-293-6227.

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

ARTS by George! Brian Stokes Mitchell and the American Festival Pops Orchestra 8 p.m., at Concert Hall, George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets: $60, $52, $30 Pre-performance discussion.

The Beach Boys – Twisted! at 1:30 p.m., Derek Webb CD Release and Sandra McCracken at 6 p.m. and Allmanact at 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

“Harvey” presented by The Providence Players. 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. Single show tickets: adults $15, students/seniors 62+ 12. Season tickets: adults $35, students/seniors 62+ $25. Information and tcket reservations: www.providenceplayers.org, providenceplayers@cox.net or 703-425-6782.

5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids Fun Run to benefit Asha-Jyothi, a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education and healthcare for the underprivileged, 8 a.m., at 4035 Ridge Top Drive, Fairfax. Registration: http://asha-jyothi.org/ashajyothi/ajrun/.

<b>Sunday/Sept. 27

</b>Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Derek Webb CD Release and Sandra McCracken. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

“Harvey” presented by The Providence Players. 2 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. Single show tickets: adults $15, students/seniors 62+ 12. Season tickets: adults $35, students/seniors 62+ $25. Information and tcket reservations: www.providenceplayers.org, providenceplayers@cox.net or 703-425-6782.

<b>Monday/Sept. 28

</b>Pink Funhouse Tour with the Ting Tings, 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $49.50 and $39.50, through www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. www.patriotcenter.com.

Monday Movies. 3:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Bring a blanket and snacks and enjoy a Disney comedy. Age 6-18. 703-978-5600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 6 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

The Lost Fingers. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/Sept. 29

</b>Computer Tutoring. 4:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. One-on-one help with computers, common software applications and navigating the Internet. Call to sign up. Adults. 703-249-1520.

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

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Tyrone Wells (intimate and acoustic), Matt Hires and Keaton Simons. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/Sept. 30

</b>Mother-Daughter Book Club. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Call for title. Ages 9-11 and their mothers. 703-249-1520.

Book Club Kids: The Very Hungry Caterpillar. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. A book club for 3-5 year olds with adult. Activities centered around the book by Eric Carle. Children should be familiar with this story. 703-644-7333.

Tyrone Wells (plugged in and rockin), The Myriad and Matt Hires. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 1

</b>Charlotte Martin and Matt Duke. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Oct. 2

</b>“Harvey” presented by The Providence Players. 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. Single show tickets: adults $15, students/seniors 62+ 12. Season tickets: adults $35, students/seniors 62+ $25. Information and tcket reservations: www.providenceplayers.org, providenceplayers@cox.net or 703-425-6782.

Comedy Sportz. 7:30 p.m. Join the Lake Braddock Theatre Boosters for fast-paced, improvisational comedy at at Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. $10.

Kim Richey and Will Kimbrough at 7 p.m. and Betaraz Entertainment Presents: VA Strong at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 3

</b>UWC 7 - Redemption, Ultimate Fighting. 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $128.50, $78.50, $58.50 and $35, available through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office, www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. www.uwcmma.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

The Ditty Bops at 7 p.m. and Popa Chubby at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

“Harvey” presented by The Providence Players. 7:30 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. Single show tickets: adults $15, students/seniors 62+ 12. Season tickets: adults $35, students/seniors 62+ $25. Information and tcket reservations: www.providenceplayers.org, providenceplayers@cox.net or 703-425-6782.

Kid’s Stuff Sale presented by the The St. George’s UMC Preschool. 8 a.m.-12 p.m, at the church. Lots of bargains on gently used children’s clothes, toys, furniture and sporting goods. St. George’s United Methodist Church is located at 4910 Ox Road, Fairfax. For more information on St. George’s UMC, visit www.stgumc.org.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 4

</b>Reunion Music Society Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Christopher Johnston, performs Jazz With Strings at 7:30 p.m. Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Charlie Parker/Clifford Brown performances accompanied by a string orchestra. In the Forum at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Adults $15, seniors/teens $10, age 12 and under free. 703-569-0973.

“Harvey” presented by The Providence Players. 2 p.m., at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. Single show tickets: adults $15, students/seniors 62+ 12. Season tickets: adults $35, students/seniors 62+ $25. Information and tcket reservations: www.providenceplayers.org, providenceplayers@cox.net or 703-425-6782.

The Scenic, The Status, Chasing Daylight and Michael Butler at 2 p.m. Tom Russell CD Release at 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/Oct. 5

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

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 6

</b>David Knopfler (of Dire Straits). 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com.