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Calendar, Feb. 3, 2010

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<b>EDITOR'S NOTE:</b> In anticipation of the major snow storm, many weekend events have been cancelled or postponed. The Connection has received the following postponement or cancellation notices:

The McLean Jewelry Showcase, which was scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6, at the McLean Community Center, has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The show will not be rescheduled.

1st Stage has canceled all performances of By the Bog of Cats this weekend due to the forecast major snow storm. Paid ticket-holders should contact boxoffice@1ststagespringhill.org to select which performance they wish to attend or to arrange for a refund.

"Jane Seymour: A One Woman Show” at Wentworth Gallery at Tysons Galleria has been posponed for Friday, March 6, 6 – 9 p.m.

If you are planning to attend any events listed in this weekend's calendar, use the contact information where available to check for possible changes.

<b>Friday/Feb. 5</b>

‘The Vagina Monologues.’ 8 p.m. at George Mason University Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $25. Part of the Vday campaign to end violence against women and girls. sas.gmu.edu.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 6</b>

Cabaret Series: Jeri Sager. 7:30 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Northern Virginia native and Broadway star Sager debuts at the Barns of Wolf Trap with her solo cabaret show, Broadway by Jeri. Accompanied by a four-piece band, Sager will re-create her roles in Cats, Les Misérables, and Evita. $25. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

Mark Morris Dance Group. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With the area premieres of ‘Visitation’ and ‘Empire Garden.’ A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. $22-$44, available at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Chocolate Lovers Festival. 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. at City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St. Taste of Chocolate, Chocolate Challenge, pancake breakfast, craft show and bake sale, children’s activities and Chocolate Caper. Open Houses include the Fairfax Museum, Ford Building, Legato School and Ratcliffe-Allison House. www.chocolatefestival.net or 703-385-1661.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. At Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Line dance lessons at 7:30 p.m., beginner’s couples dance lessons at 8 p.m. Open dancing from 8:30-11 p.m. $10 for NVCWDA members, $12 for non-members, and $5 for ages 16-20 with student ID. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

By The Bog of Cats. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. Tickets $25 adults, $15 students. 703-854-1856 or www.1stStageTysons.org/cats.

Family Art Workshop: Haiku Scroll Paintings. 10 a.m. at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Families will work together to create a Haiku poem as part of each painting. $10 per family. Register at 703-790-1953 or www.mpaart.org.

Polyhymnia A Capella Choir. 8 p.m. at Immanuel Presbyterian Church Assembly Hall, 1125 Savile Lane, McLean. Performances of works by Flemish Renaissance composers, Gioachino Rossini, Carl Loewe, Claude Debussy and Paul Moravec. 301-565-0314 or polyhymniasings.org.

Schoechle Art Salon Reception. 6-9 p.m. at the Vienna Arts Society Gallery, 115 Pleasant St. N.W., Vienna. Free admission. The exhibition Visual Meditations will be open from Feb. 2-27. jschoechle@hotmail.com.

Vienna-Falls Church Chorus. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. A quartet will perform in the lobby. 703-293-6227.

Scouts and Crafts. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Girl Scout Troop #1194 provides simple craft activities for children age 4-8 years. 703-293-6227.

Chocolate Covered Fairy Tales. 11 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Storyteller Gary Lloyd with his version of selected fairy tales. 703-293-6227.

Glass Harp Music. 2 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Presented by harpist Jamey Turner. 703-293-6227.

Valentine Jewelry & Accessories Workshop. 2 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Make jewelry for Valentine's Day. Age 10-18. 703-938-0405.

Spagetti Dinner. 5-7 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Senior Center, Green Acres Center Cafeteria, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Pasta, salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. Adults $8, students and seniors $7, $6 under age 10. Children under age 2 free. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center. Open to the public, walk-ins welcome. 703-359-2487 or jormesher@fairfaxva.gov.

New World Bilingual Institute Chinese New Year Celebration: the Year of the Tiger. 1:30 p.m. at George Mason University Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Chinese painting and calligraphy demonstrations, riddle guessing, raffle, dumpling cooking lesson and more. Performances include the WuShi,Lion Dance, TaiJi Fan Dance, Presidential Dragon Dance, Dance ETC Broadway Dance, Er Hu (Chinese Violin), HuLuShi Music and TingPin Dumb Dance. Silent auction to benefit the NWBI Hope Fund for underprivileged children in GuiZhou, YunNan, China. $6 adults, $ 3 students, seniors and children, $2 under age two. www.nwbi.us or 703-978-7905.

Sonorus, Virginia’s 1st Wizard Rock Festival. 11:30 a.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Ballyhoo! And Mojo. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10 advance, $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

McLean Community Center’s 4th Annual McLean Jewelry Showcase. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. More than 42 juried jewelry designers and artisans with a wide variety of handmade jewelry. Admission $3. A $1 discount coupon is available at www.mcleancenter.org/special-events.

Dancing to the Helmut Licht Band. 9 p.m. at Colvin Run Schoolhouse, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Ballroom, latin and swing music, including a Samba lesson at 8 p.m. prior to the dance. Lesson $5; dancing 9-11:30 p.m. $12. Sodas, snacks available for purchase. 703-795-2003 or www.colvinrun.org.

The Smart Split: Legal Aspects of Separation And Divorce. 10 a.m. at 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean. $45 non-members, $35 members. www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657.

Starshine Theater of Great Falls Performs ‘Zorro: Legend of a Hero.’ 7 p.m. at The Great Falls Grange Theater. With local actors, dancers and singers, ages 6 through high school. Reserve at 703-790-9050 or StarshineTheater@aol.com.

Making Light at Sully Plantation. 1-3 p.m. at Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. Learn about making candles and dip your own to take home. Stay warm by the fire and enjoy cider and cookies. Tour available at a separate cost. Reservations required. $4. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully.

‘The Vagina Monologues.’ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at George Mason University Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $25. Part of the Vday campaign to end violence against women and girls. sas.gmu.edu.

<b>Sunday/Feb. 7</b>

Ensemble Gaudior: Soggiorno Italiano Concert. 4 p.m. at Vienna Presbyterian church, 124 Park St., Vienna. Italian sonatas by Corelli, Vivaldi and more in a benefit concert for New Hope International. Free, the public is invited. Donations accepted. Reception to follow. 703-395-2899 or ensemblegaudior@gmail.com.

Max and Ruby. 3 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Age 3 and up. 703-790-0123.

Chocolate Lovers Festival. 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. at City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St. Taste of Chocolate, Chocolate Challenge, pancake breakfast, craft show and bake sale, children’s activities and Chocolate Caper. Open Houses include the Fairfax Museum, Ford Building, Legato School and Ratcliffe-Allison House. www.chocolatefestival.net or 703-385-1661.

By The Bog of Cats. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. Tickets $25 adults, $15 students. 703-854-1856 or www.1stStageTysons.org/cats.

Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks: ballads and fiddle. 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. $15. Reserve at703-759-3309. www.oldbrogue.com.

Magical Moments with Jonathan Austin. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Magic, movement and fun. 703-293-6227.

The Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society. 2:30 p.m. at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church. A slide program reviewing 2009 ODCS Mum Show winners and introducing the new Exhibition Mums offered by King’s Mums. Open to the public. Free Admission and refreshments. 703-560-8776.

AuPairCare Share-A-Bear Campaign. 3 p.m. at the Tyson’s Corner Center Build-A-Bear Workshop, McLean. Over 30 au pairs from 14 different countries make bears for children in need at National Institutes of Health. www.aupaircare.com.

<b>Monday/Feb. 8</b>

Toddlin' Time. 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Stories, fingerplays, and activities. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-757-8560.

Woof, and Paws: Read to a Dog. 4 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Sign up to read with a reading therapy dog. Age 6-12 with an adult. 703-938-0405.

An Evening with 9Davine. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Light and Dark: Playing with Form and Feeling. 8 p.m. at Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. over 20 hand-crafted lithographs and drawings portraying moods from light to dark by artist W. R. Tuthill. 703-759-2810.

<b>Tuesday/Feb. 9</b>

Asian Pacific American Author/ Activist on Resettling Indochinese Refugees. 7 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Library, Meeting Room A/B, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Jackie Bong-Wright on her life in Vietnam and public service in the U.S., the resettlement of Vietnamese boat people, Cambodian, Laotian and Afghan refugees and the need to raise public awareness to fight human trafficking. Sponsored by the Vienna Branch of American Association of University Women. Free, public invited. 703-314-9609.

Money Matters. 7:30 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Monthly group discussion focuses on personal finance and investing. 703-242-4020.

Canibus Melatonin Magik Tour. 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $12 advance, $15 at the door. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 10</b>

‘Danger Between the Lines: the Civil War History of Hunter Mill Uncovered.’ 7 p.m. at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. The film includes authentic period music by the 2nd Carolina String Band, and features local historian Tom Evans. Jim Lewis of the Hunter Mill Defense League will introduce the film and conduct a question and answer session. www.gfhs.org.

McLean Highlanders 2010 Winter Cheerleading Clinic. Two-day clinic, 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 10-11 at McLean High School in the cheer/dance studio, with a performance Friday, Feb. 12 at the Girls varsity basketball game. $75 includes 2 clinic sessions, admission to game for participant and one parent, and a t-shirt for the performance; $60 for returning participants who already have the t-shirt. Register at www.mcleanactivities.org.

Green River Ordinance and Sleeperstar. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. www.jamminjava.com.

The Naturalization Process. 6 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. A representative from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will "demystify" the naturalization process. Adults. 703-938-0405.

Hooray for Valentine's Day. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

It's Cold Outside. 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Stories and activities about winter presented by Barbara Effron of Storytime Express. Ages 2-5 with adult. 703-757-8560.

Rock-a-Bye Baby. 10:30 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Rhymes, stories and songs. Birth-12 months with adult. 703-938-0405.

Love-ly Stories. 11 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with an adult. 703-242-4020.

English Conversation Group. 10 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. English practice for adult non-native speakers. 703-242-4020.

The Friends of Fairfax Station Quarterly Forum. 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Local author Charles Mauro will discuss his book about a friendship between Confederate Brigadier General JEB Stuart and Laura Ratcliffe of Centreville. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free admission, donations accepted. 703-425-9225.

<b>Thursday/Feb. 11</b>

McLean Historical Society: George Washington's Mind or, A General's Genius. 7:30 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean. William M. Ferraro demonstrates the potency of Washington’s mind and the centrality of Washington’s intellect to his achievements through an analysis of Washington’s correspondence, especially his Revolutionary War letters. Ferraro is an assistant professor and assistant editor with the Papers of George Washington at the University of Virginia. He draws heavily on recently edited documents and addresses a surprisingly minimized topic in the Washington biographical literature. Free, the public is invited. 703-442-9370 or www.mcleancenter.org.

Toddlin' Twos. 2:30 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Join us for stories and songs. Age 2 with adult. 703-938-0405.

Swing Dance with JP McDermott and Western Bop. 7:30 at The Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-424-1745 or www.headoverheelsdance.com.

Cracker (acoustic) and Michael McDermott. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Dan Dietz's ‘tempODYSSEY.’ 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Black Box Theater in the Performing Arts Building, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $6, $3 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by phone at 703-993-8888.

<b>Friday/Feb. 12</b>

Benefit Chocolate Festival. 6-9 p.m. at Epiphany United Methodist Church, 1014 Country Club Drive N.E., Vienna. All proceeds to benefit Doctors Without Borders. Dinner served from 6-7 p.m., including pasta, salad, bread and beverage; desserts and coffee served until 9 p.m. The cost for dinner is $5 per person, $20 maximum per family; 50¢ tickets will be sold to purchase desserts and treats at the Chocolate Shop. A Craft Station will be available to make Valentines. 703-938-3494 or office@epiphanyumc.com.

Philadanco. 8 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-0123.

By The Bog of Cats. 8 p.m. at 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. 1st Stage, Fairfax County's non-profit professional theatre, presents a loose retelling of Euripides' Medea, set in rural Ireland. Tickets $25 adults, $15 students. 703-854-1856 or www.1stStageTysons.org/cats.

English Conversation. 10 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Group for adult non-native English speakers. 703-938-0405.

Pokemon League. 3 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Learn and play. Age 5-18. 703-938-0405.

Mercury in Summer CD Release. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10 advance, $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Marco Benevento Trio and Nathan Moore. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $15. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Dan Dietz's ‘tempODYSSEY.’ 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Black Box Theater in the Performing Arts Building, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $6, $3 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by phone at 703-993-8888.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 13</b>

McLean Orchestra Concert: Sweet Sorrow. 8 p.m. at Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Romeo and Juliet Program including music of Tschaikovsky, Prokofiev and Berlioz. 703-893-8646 or www.mclean-orchestra.org.

Episcopal Church Women Lace & Grace Tea. 2 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Hudson Hall, 8991 Brook Road, McLean. Live music and a variety of tea delicacies and sweets. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local women served by Alternative House in Vienna. $30 per person. Reserve at 703-442-0330; group sales welcome. 703-272-7796 or mollieregan@verizon.net.

Further Winter Tour 2009 with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir. 8 p.m. at The George Mason University Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $53.50 at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities at 703-993-3035. www.phillesh.net or www.patriotcenter.com.

Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 Unoversity Drive, Fairfax. Under the direction of Alexei Kornienko, with pianist Alexander Sinchuk and cellist Julian Schwarz in a program that includes Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘The Tsar’s Bride’ Overture and ‘Scheherazade,’ Symphonic Suite for Orchestra, Op. 35, Rachmaninoff’s ‘Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,’ Op. 43 and ‘Variations on a Rococo Theme in A for Cello and Orchestra,’ Op. 33. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $28-$56, available at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Chinese New Year 2010. At Peking Imperial Restaurant, 6827 Redmond Drive, McLean. With a traditional lion dance show. 703-785-6495.

By The Bog of Cats. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. Tickets $25 adults, $15 students. 703-854-1856 or www.1stStageTysons.org/cats.

Deborah Owens: A Purse of Your Own. 12 p.m. Barnes & Noble Books, 7851L Tysons Corner Center, McLean. crm2238@bn.com.

Chinese Lunar New Year Festival: The Year of the Tiger. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School , 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Opening ceremony, 2:30 p.m. Live performances, New Year’s Parade, children’s games, Chinese language and cooking workshop, a variety of Asian food, and a Lantern Gate and Dragon mold will be created. Free admission. Hosted by the Asian Community Service Center. www.ChineseNewYearFestival.org or www.AsianServiceCenter.org.

Microsoft Excel. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Introduction to creating spreadsheets. Age 13 and up. 703-293-6227.

Valentine Treasure Hunt. 10 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. A treasure hunt in the library. Age 5 and up. 703-938-0405.

The Vienna Choral Society: The Disney Princesses. 4 p.m. at the Vienna Baptist Church, 541 Marshall Road S.W., Vienna. Music from the classic Disney fairy tales, featuring youth soloists and multilingual narration. Adults $18, seniors and students $14, under 8 free. Tickets available at www.viennachoralsociety.org or 703-255-5508.

Deanna Bogart Band Reunion-esque Show. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $17 advance, $20 day of show. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Punch Drunk Poets, Brainfang and The Resistance. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

JCC of Northern Virginia Teens in ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ 8 p.m. at JCCNV Chaiken Auditorium, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. $10 adults, $6 under age 12. Groups of 15 or more, $8 per person. 703-323-0880.

Weaving Through the Winter at Sully Plantation. 1-3 p.m. at Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. Card wool and weave a bracelet to take home. Tour available at a separate cost. Reservations suggested. $3. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully.

Dan Dietz's ‘tempODYSSEY.’ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Black Box Theater in the Performing Arts Building, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $6, $3 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by phone at 703-993-8888.

<b>Sunday/Feb. 14</b>

The Acting Company in Romeo and Juliet. 4 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4500 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $18-$36. Charge at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

By The Bog of Cats. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. Tickets $25 adults, $15 students. 703-854-1856 or www.1stStageTysons.org/cats.

Chinese Lunar New Year Festival: The Year of the Tiger. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School , 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Free admission. www.ChineseNewYearFestival.org or www.AsianServiceCenter.org.

Matt and Shannon Heaton: bouzouki, guitar and accordion. 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. $15. Reserve at703-759-3309. www.oldbrogue.com.

Dancers Todd Borzych and Migle Gineityte. 12-3:30 p.m. at Border's Bookstore, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner. How to keep fit with dance. 703-556-7766 or www.ctabois.com/events.php.

What A Night!, Light Up The Sky, Sub-Radio Standard and The Miniature Bears. 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10 advance, $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

All You Need Is Love Songwriters Circle: a tribute to The Beatles & love songs. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10 advance, $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Getting your Rose Garden Ready for Spring. 2 p.m. at Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. With Joe Mirilovich, Rose Expert of the Arlington Rose Foundation. Free admission, door prizes, refreshments and an opportunity to order discount products for your rose garden. 703-371-9351.

JCC of Northern Virginia Teens in ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ 2 p.m. at JCCNV Chaiken Auditorium, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. $10 adults, $6 under age 12. Groups of 15 or more, $8 per person. 703-323-0880.

Dan Dietz's ‘tempODYSSEY.’ 2 p.m. at George Mason University's Black Box Theater in the Performing Arts Building, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $6, $3 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by phone at 703-993-8888.

<b>Monday/Feb. 15</b>

Eric Lindell and Jamie McLean Band. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/Feb. 16</b>

Evening Book Discussion. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergis. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion. 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call branch for title. Adults. 703-757-8560.

PJs and Popcorn. 6 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Come and watch a movie in your pajamas. All ages. 703-938-0405.

Book Buddy Reading Reinforcement Program. 4:30 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Read to a Big Buddy for 30 minutes once a week. Age 6-8. 703-242-4020.

Joe Firstman, The Kin and Ernie Halter. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10 advance, $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Avoiding Divorce Court. 7 p.m. at The Women's Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. $40 non-members, $30 members. www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657.

Reclaiming Your Financial Future. 7 p.m. at 10600 Arrowhead Drive #310, Fairfax $45 non-members, $35 members. www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 17</b>

Book Discussion. 6:45 p.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call branch for title. Adults. 703-757-8560.

OK Book Discussion. 7 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Selected Short Stories of William Faulkner. Adults. 703-242-4020.

English Conversation Group. 10 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. English practice for adult non-native speakers. 703-242-4020.

An Evening with Tony Trischka. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $20. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 18</b>

Vienna Woman's Club. 1 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. With Roberta Huy of Guiding Eyes for the Blind and guide dog Fancy. 703-938-6632.

Sharon G. Flake: You Don't Even Know Me. 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble Books, 7851L Tysons Corner Center, McLean. crm2238@bn.com.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson. Adults. 703-293-6227.

V.I.P. Vienna. 10 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Support group for visually impaired persons. Adults. 703-938-0405.

Book Buddy Reading Reinforcement Program. 4:30 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Read to a Big Buddy for 30 minutes once a week. Age 6-8. 703-242-4020.

David Choi. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Feb. 19</b>

Dear Sara Jane. 7:30 p.m. At The Soundry, 316 Dominion Road, Vienna. www.soundry.net

English Conversation. 10 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Group for adult non-native English speakers. 703-938-0405.

Pokemon League. 3 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Learn and play. Age 5-18. 703-938-0405.

The Bigger Lights, Sing Me Insomnia and Action Item. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10 advance, $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

The D.R.A.M.A Kings and The Blackjacks. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 20</b>

Dear Sara Jane. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. At The Soundry, 316 Dominion Road, Vienna. www.soundry.net

Third Annual Monopoly Tournament to Benefit Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Glory Days Grill, 9459 Lorton Market St., Lorton. $25 entry fee includes breakfast and lunch with all proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia. Top prize $500. Pre-registration required by Feb. 12. www.LortonMonopoly.com or 1-888-495-6207 ext. 9.

Simply Sinatra, with the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra and Vocalist Steve Lippia. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4500 University Drive, Fairfax. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $21-$42. Charge at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

By The Bog of Cats. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. Tickets $25 adults, $15 students. 703-854-1856 or www.1stStageTysons.org/cats.

Minh ‘Dreamgirl’s Heart’ CD Release. 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Rocknoceros Family Happy Hour. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Middle East MicFest Tour 2010. 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10 advance, $12 day of show. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Line dance lessons at 7:30 p.m., couples specialty dance at 8 p.m. Open dancing 8:30-11:00 p.m. $10 for members, $12 for non-members, and $5 for ages 16-20 with student ID. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

Family Reunion Workshop. 7:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Co-hosted by Reunions Magazine, the workshop includes a presentation by Edith Wagner, as well as tips in planning a family reunion. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees. Pre-register by email to dmiller@fxva.com.

Langley High School Fashion Show. 7 p.m. at Langley High School Autotorium, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Tickets $10. tricia.poythress@fcps.edu.

Understanding Rights To Marital Assets. 10 a.m. at The Women's Center, 127 Park St. N.E., Vienna. $40 non-members, $30 members. www.thewomenscenter.org or 703-281-2657.

Two Rooms: One Up, One Down, at Sully Plantation. 1-3 p.m. at Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. Visit the slave cabin to discover cooking methods used by the African American slave community at Sully and peek into the loft which is normally closed to the public. $6 adults, $5 students, $4 seniors and children. Include a tour of the main house for an additional $2. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully.

Washington DC Childhelp 5th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show. 10 a.m. at the Sheraton Premiere, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Vendors, raffle, silent auction and more. www.childhelpdc.org/fashion-show.

<b>Sunday/Feb. 21</b>

Dear Sara Jane. 2 p.m. At The Soundry, 316 Dominion Road, Vienna. www.soundry.net

Unchained Memories. 2 p.m. at City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. A movie and discussion on slave narratives. With historian Felicia A. Bell, Ph.D, Director of Education and Outreach for the U. S. Capitol Historical Society. Age 12 and up. Free, register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library or 703-293-6227.

By The Bog of Cats. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. Tickets $25 adults, $15 students. 703-854-1856 or www.1stStageTysons.org/cats.

Singer and dancer Nolwenn Monjarret. 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. $15. Reserve at703-759-3309. www.oldbrogue.com.

Felicia A. Bell: Unchained Memories. 2 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. A movie and discussion program on slave narratives with historian Felicia A. Bell, Director of Education and Outreach for the U. S. Capitol Historical Society and author of ‘The Negroes Alone Work.’ 703-293-6227.

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

Alternative Takes: An Acoustic Evening with The Verve Pipe. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $17 advance, $20 day of show. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

American Games at Sully. 11-4 p.m. at Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. Play 18th and 19th century games: checkers, nine pins and bean bag toss will be set up to try. House tours $6 adults, $4 child or senior. Make a historic toy $2, while supplies last. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully.

<b>Monday/Feb. 22</b>

Penguin Playground. 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Stories, music, and activities all about penguins. Ages 3-5 with adult. 703-757-8560.

Treasured Threes to Fives. 10:30 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Stories and songs. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-938-0405.

Game On Afternoon Edition. 3:30 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Wii Mario Kart and Super Smashbros. Age 6-16. 703-938-0405.

Brain Games. 3:30 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. After-school drop-in program with chess, Blokus, Battleship, Rush Hour and more. Age 6 and up, with adult. 703-242-4020.

Bushwalla. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/Feb. 23</b>

Paul Elliott: 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles, Washington, DC; Including Suburban and Outlying Areas of Maryland and Virginia and Easy Hikes Close to Home. 6 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Free, register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library or 703-938-0405.

Bob Wallace, author of Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda. 7 p.m. at Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Free, register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library or 703-242-4020.

Great Decisions Seminar. 2 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Roundtable discussion of U.S. foreign policy. Adults. 703-938-0405.

Hikes in the Washington Area. 6 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Paul Elliott, author of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles, Washington, DC. 703-938-0405.

Book Buddy Reading Reinforcement Program. 4:30 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Read to a Big Buddy for 30 minutes once a week. Age 6-8. 703-242-4020.

Spycraft Guest Author. 7 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Bob Wallace and ‘Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda.’ 703-242-4020.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 24</b>

Busy Beavers. 10:30 a.m. Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Explore the world of the beaver and become busy as beavers making our own dam. Ages 2-5 with adult. 703-757-8560.

Lunch Bunnies. 11 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Bring a snack and enjoy stories and songs. Age 1-5 with adult. 703-938-0405.

Toothy Grins. 11 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Celebrate Children's Dental Health Month with a storytime program presented by a pediatric dentist. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-242-4020.

English Conversation Group. 10 a.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. English practice for adult non-native speakers. 703-242-4020.

Steve Moakler (full band), Ben Rector and Andrew Ripp. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10 advance, $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Feb. 25</b>

Patrick Henry Book Club. 1 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Book discussion. Call for title. Adults. 703-938-0405.

Book Buddy Reading Reinforcement Program. 4:30 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Read to a Big Buddy for 30 minutes once a week. Age 6-8. 703-242-4020.

Trevor Hall (full band) and Jer Coons. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Feb. 26</b>

The Virginia Opera presents Mozart’s Don Giovanni. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center For The Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

Dear Sara Jane. 7:30 p.m. At The Soundry, 316 Dominion Road, Vienna. www.soundry.net

By The Bog of Cats. 8 p.m. at 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. 1st Stage, Fairfax County's non-profit professional theatre, presents a loose retelling of Euripides' Medea, set in rural Ireland. Tickets $25 adults, $15 students. 703-854-1856 or www.1stStageTysons.org/cats.

English Conversation. 10 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Group for adult non-native English speakers. 703-938-0405.

Pokemon League. 3 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Learn and play. Age 5-18. 703-938-0405.

Jammin’ Java’s Mid-Atlantic Band Battle II Finals. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 27</b>

Dear Sara Jane. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. At The Soundry, 316 Dominion Road, Vienna. www.soundry.net

By The Bog of Cats. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. Tickets $25 adults, $15 students. 703-854-1856 or www.1stStageTysons.org/cats.

Snacking Turtles. 11 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Bring a snack and enjoy stories and songs. Age 1-5 with adult. 703-938-0405.

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: Masters of the Fiddle. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $22-$44. Youth through grade 12, half price. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Sunday/Feb. 28</b>

The Virginia Opera presents Mozart’s Don Giovanni. 2 p.m. at George Mason University Center For The Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com.

Disney Live Rockin' Road Show. 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. At the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. $22-$55. Tickets available by Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Dear Sara Jane. 2 p.m. At The Soundry, 316 Dominion Road, Vienna. www.soundry.net

By The Bog of Cats. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at 1st Stage, 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons Corner. Tickets $25 adults, $15 students. 703-854-1856 or www.1stStageTysons.org/cats.

Beth Patterson: Celtic-Cajun traditional and original songs. 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls. $15. Reserve at703-759-3309. www.oldbrogue.com.

Beth Rinaldo, Scott Holland & Friends CD Release and The Honey Dewdrops. 2 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $8. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.