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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Dec. 16

</b>Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes. 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $15-$28, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities at 703-993-3035. www.sesamestreetlive.com.

Decenbersongs with Dan Navarro, Amy Speace, Sally Barris and Jon Vezner. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

“Merry, Happy…. What?” 7:30 p.m. at the Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. When Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa roll around Molly always feels left out. No one else celebrates the same holiday that she does. A light-hearted story for the whole family. $10. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

Hedgie Visits. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Bring a camera for photos, stories and activities with Jan Brett's character Hedgie the Hedgehog. Age 3-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Fairfax High School Winter Concert. 7 p.m. Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Join the Fairfax Choirs, Advanced Orchestra and Symphonic Band, caroling in the hallway and Hallelujah Chorus. Free. 703-219-2200.

<b>Friday/Dec. 17

</b>Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $15-$28, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities at 703-993-3035. www.sesamestreetlive.com.

Bill Kirchen’s Honky Tonk Holiday Show. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

A Celtic Christmas with Síor-Óg and Friends. 8 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Christmas music, songs, poems, stories and dance. joannaormesher@mac.com.

“Merry, Happy…. What?” 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. When Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa roll around Molly always feels left out. No one else celebrates the same holiday that she does. A light-hearted story for the whole family. $10. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

2010 Graduating Artist Showcase. 6-9 p.m. George Mason University Art and Design Building, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Fall 2010 Senior Exhibition Reception. Exhibits of over 60 graduating artists including paintings, sculpture, animation, graphic design, drawing and more. Live music and refreshments available. Free admission. 703-993-8898 or hmillera@gmu.edu.

Holiday Celebration Art Show. 6 p.m. the SPACE Performing Arts Center, Old Town Plaza, 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. www.visitfairfax.com.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 18

</b>Community Christmas Contata. 6:30 p.m. at Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" and the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $15-$28, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities at 703-993-3035. www.sesamestreetlive.com.

Fourth Annual Rocknoceros Holiday Singalong with The Barbershop Quartet. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Vienna Boys Choir. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Holiday music from Gregorian chant to favorite Christmas carols. $24-$48, youth through grade 12 half price. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Encore Theatrical Arts Project: “Santa Got Frostbite.” 8 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Christmas chaos and fun for the whole family in a Broadway-style, song and dance holiday spectacular. Tickets $18-$21.

“Merry, Happy…. What?” 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. When Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa roll around Molly always feels left out. No one else celebrates the same holiday that she does. A light-hearted story for the whole family. $10. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

Christmas in Fairfax. 7 p.m. Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. The City of Fairfax Band with the Fairfax Choral Society in a selection of seasonal favorites. John Lyon retells the classic poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Santa Claus will make a special appearance for the children. Bring a non-perishable food item to support the food drive to benefit Food for Others. Free. www.fairfaxband.org or 703-757-0220.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. At the Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Line dance lessons begin at 7:30 p.m., couples specialty dance at 8 p.m. Open dancing 8:30-11 p.m., including two step, waltz, line, swing, cha cha and more. Couples and singles welcome. Admission $5-$12. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

The Meltdown Dance Party with DJ Lova, DJ Nick@Nite and Beetkeepers. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 19

</b>Community Christmas Contata. 11 a.m. at Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" and the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes. 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $15-$28, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities at 703-993-3035. www.sesamestreetlive.com.

Vienna Boys Choir. 4 p.m. at George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Holiday music from Gregorian chant to favorite Christmas carols. $24-$48, youth through grade 12 half price. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Encore Theatrical Arts Project: “Santa Got Frostbite.” 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theatre, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Christmas chaos and fun for the whole family in a Broadway-style, song and dance holiday spectacular. Tickets $18-$21.

“Merry, Happy…. What?” 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. When Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa roll around Molly always feels left out. No one else celebrates the same holiday that she does. A light-hearted story for the whole family. $10. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

My Favorite Highway’s Finale. 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/Dec. 20

</b>“Merry, Happy…. What?” 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. When Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa roll around Molly always feels left out. No one else celebrates the same holiday that she does. A light-hearted story for the whole family. $10. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

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

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 21

</b>“Merry, Happy…. What?” 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. When Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa roll around Molly always feels left out. No one else celebrates the same holiday that she does. A light-hearted story for the whole family. $10. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-293-6227.

Tales for Twos: Brrrr. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, songs and activities about cold weather. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Bliss FM, JUSTi and Ced Hughes. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 22

</b>“Merry, Happy…. What?” 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. When Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa roll around Molly always feels left out. No one else celebrates the same holiday that she does. A light-hearted story for the whole family. $10. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

Teen Book Group. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. What's hot and what's not. Age 13-18. 703-644-7333.

Todd Wright’s Eighth Annual Christmas Spectacular (acoustic). 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 23

</b>“Merry, Happy…. What?” 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. When Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa roll around Molly always feels left out. No one else celebrates the same holiday that she does. A light-hearted story for the whole family. $10. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

Todd Wright’s Eighth Annual Christmas Spectacular. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Dec. 24

</b>Good For The Jews: Putting The Ha! In Hanaukkah Tour with Rob Tannenbaum and David Fagin. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 26

</b>Poor Man’s Lobster, Funkmnkyz and The Arctic Groove. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/Dec. 27

</b>“The Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Virginia Ballet Company and School’s 61st season of the classic ballet. $30 adults, $20 for children, students and seniors. www.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703-249-8227.

Tales to Tails. 4 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Sign up to read to the reading therapy dog. Age 6-12 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Where’s My Face (Dubstep and Electrohouse) with Viking, DJ M.A.F., Konstellation and Hubsmoke. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 28

</b>“The Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Virginia Ballet Company and School’s 61st season of the classic ballet. $30 adults, $20 for children, students and seniors. www.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703-249-8227.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-293-6227.

Inova Blood Drive. 1:30-7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Photo ID required. Adults. Appointments preferred at 1-866-256-6372.

The Dinobabies and Marly Dumarz. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 29

</b>“The Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Virginia Ballet Company and School’s 61st season of the classic ballet. $30 adults, $20 for children, students and seniors. www.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703-249-8227.

Wintertime Fun with Kaydee Puppets. 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Kaydee Puppets presents Jack & the Beanstalk and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. All ages. 703-293-6227.

Spectacular Science. 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Come for indoor fireworks, bubbling potions and more spectacular science. Presented by Mad Science of Washington. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

Berrett and Harrison and Cara Salimando. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 30

</b>Natalie York and Molly Hagen. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Dec. 31

</b>4th Annual Rocknoceros New Years Eve Party. 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.