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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

<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.

Lake Braddock Chorus Annual Swing Dance & Silent Auction. 7 p.m. in the Lake Braddock Secondary School Cafeteria, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Swing dancing and lessons, musical performances and refreshments. The auction includes sports and events tickets, dinners out, vacations, girt certificates and more. $7 per person, $25 family passes. 703-725-3465.

Brendan's Voyage, 7 p.m., at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Friends of the Burke Centre Library Big Book Sale. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

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>Brendan's Voyage, 7-9:30 p.m., at The Auld Shebeen, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 703-293-9600.

Civil War Author Book Mart. 12-4 p.m. at The Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Local and regional Civil War authors and film directors will discuss, sell, and sign their fiction and non-fiction books and film productions. Sales include a 20 percent donation to the preservation of Historic Blenheim. Cash or checks only. Light refreshments served. 703-591-0560.

Inova Blood Drive. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred, call 1-866-256-6372. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Polar Bear Club Polar Bear Reading Club Party. 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Celebrate the end of the Polar Bear Reading Club with cake, juice and fun. All Ages. 703-644-7333.

Friends of the Burke Centre Library Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. 703-249-1520.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring. 10-11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Learn to use a computer, navigate the Internet, and work with common software applications. Call for an appointment. Adults. 703-249-1520.

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.

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.

Fairfax County Electric Sunday Recycling Event. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax. Residents can recycle televisions, computers, keyboards, speakers, printers, external drives, unbroken fluorescent light bulbs and tubes and more. Free for Fairfax County residents. 703-324-5052, TTY 711 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/recycling.

<b>Monday/March 1

</b>British alternative rock band Muse with Silversun Pickups. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $55, available online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035. www.muse.mu or www.patriotcenter.com.

<b>Thursday/March 4

</b>The Guggenheim Grotto and Tiger Cooke. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $12. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Burke Youth Hula Hoops & Halos Family Musical. 7 p.m. at Burke Presbyterian Church, 5960 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Free, reservations required by e-mail to Tickets@BurkePresChurch.org. Donations accepted.

Tennessee Williams' “Orpheus Descending.” 8 p.m. at George Mason University TheatreSpace, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $12. 703-993-8888.

<b>Friday/March 5

</b>Chase Coy. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $10 advance, $13 day of show. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

That 1 Guy ‘Packs a Wallop’ Tour. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. $12 advance, $15 day of show. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Burke Youth Hula Hoops & Halos Family Musical. 8 p.m. at Burke Presbyterian Church, 5960 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Free, reservations required by e-mail to Tickets@BurkePresChurch.org. Donations accepted. A complete meat loaf dinner will be served between 6:15 -7:15 p.m. Dinner ticket prices are $12 per adult and $6 for children ages 2-12. Children under 2 are free.

Tennessee Williams' “Orpheus Descending.” 8 p.m. at George Mason University TheatreSpace, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $12. 703-993-8888.

<b>Saturday/March 6

</b>Chocolate Lovers Festival. 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. in Old Town Fairfax. 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.

Indoor Flea Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at City of Fairfax Senior Center, Green Acres Center Cafeteria, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Lunch available for nominal cost. Booth proceeds benefit the Senior Center. 703-359-2487 or jormesher@fairfaxva.gov.

New Zealand Dance Troupe Black Grace. 8 p.m. at George Mason Center for the Arts, 4500 University Drive, Fairfax. A fusion of traditional Pacific cultures and contemporary dance, thundering stomps and syncopated body slaps, and three-part harmonies with movement that softly curves and sways. Composed of men of Pacific Islander and Maori descent, the ensemble features seven robust dancers who do not fit the American prototype of a dancer. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $21-$42. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Jimmy Lange vs. Chase “The White Tiger” Shields Boxing Card. 7:30 p.m. at George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $30-$500, available online at www.ticketmaster.com or at 703-573-SEAT.

Burke Youth Hula Hoops & Halos Family Musical. 8 p.m. at Burke Presbyterian Church, 5960 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Free, reservations required by e-mail to Tickets@BurkePresChurch.org. Donations accepted. A complete meat loaf dinner will be served between 6:15 -7:15 p.m. Dinner ticket prices are $12 per adult and $6 for children ages 2-12. Children under 2 are free.

The 24th Annual Jazz & Tap Dance Festival. 4 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale.$18 in advance at www.jatdf.org or 1-800-595-4TIX. $20 at the door. 703-543-6026.

Women’s History Month Program: Writing Women Back into History, at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Marion Dobbins portrays Jennie Dean, African-American educator and founder of the Manassas Industrial School at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Explore quilting in “Stitching Pretty through Hard Times: Quilts and Sewing Arts of the 1930s” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Space is limited, reservations recommended for groups. 703-385-8415.

Tennessee Williams' “Orpheus Descending.” 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at George Mason University TheatreSpace, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $12. A post-performance discussion follows the 2 p.m. performance.703-993-8888.

<b>Sunday/March 7

</b>Chocolate Lovers Festival. 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. in Old Town Fairfax. 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.

City of Fairfax Band Young Artist Competition Recital. 7 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Four high school instrumentalists vie for a scholarship in the final round of the competition. The finalists are Dominic Favia of Vienna with Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto Movements 2 and 3, Weily Shay of Chantilly with Debussy’s Clarinet Premiere Rhapsody, Jacob Shochet of McLean with Grundman’s Concertante on the alto saxophone, and Stacey Kropaczek of Fairfax with Grondhal’s Concerto for Trombone. Free admission and parking. 703-757-0220 or info@fairfaxband.org.

Burke Youth Hula Hoops & Halos Family Musical. 3 p.m. at Burke Presbyterian Church, 5960 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Free, reservations required by e-mail to Tickets@BurkePresChurch.org. Donations accepted.

The 24th Annual Jazz & Tap Dance Festival. 4 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale.$18 in advance at www.jatdf.org or 1-800-595-4TIX. $20 at the door. 703-543-6026.

Tennessee Williams' “Orpheus Descending.” 2 p.m. at George Mason University TheatreSpace, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $12. 703-993-8888.

Jeffrey Siegel: Chopin the Storyteller. 7 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 6:45 p.m. Tickets $19-$38, youth through grade 12 half price. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Monday/March 8

</b>Jonny Craig (Emarosa), Tides of Man, Romance on a Rocketship and Eye Alaska. 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/March 11

</b>Swing Dance with Daryl Davis. 7:30 p.m., at The Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-424-1745 or www.headoverheelsdance.com.

Storyteller Jim Weiss. 7 p.m. at the Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax. Meet characters from a range of classic literature and folk tales. Bring used books to donate at the event and receive a coupon for a free book at the Gesher Used Book sale. gesherjimweissevent@gmail.com.

<b>Saturday/March 13

</b>Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. With Alon Goldstein, piano, and Avner Dorman, composer. 7 p.m. pre-concert lecture free to ticketed patrons. The Symphony requests concertgoers bring canned foods to the concert, to be donated to Food for Others. $25-$55. Tickets available at 1-888-945-2468 or Tickets.com.

<b>Sunday/March 14

</b>Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Trunk Show. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the JVCC, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Rugs and fine art photography. Hand-crafted clocks, ceramics, jewelry, fiber designs, glass, wood and more. $10 JCCNV members, $15 nonmember. 703-537-3063 or IreneG@jccnv.org.

Celtic Fiddler Eileen Ivers. 4 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Dancers from the O'Neill-James School of Irish Dancing will accompany Ivers and her band. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes before performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. $22-$44. Youth through grade 12 half price when accompanied by an adult. Tickets available at 888-945-2468 or visit cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Monday/March 15

</b>Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Trunk Show. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the JVCC, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. $10 JCCNV members, $15 nonmember. 703-537-3063 or IreneG@jccnv.org.