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Fairfax Station, Laurel Hill & Springfield Connection

<b>Thursday/Feb. 25

</b>Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. Ladies free, men $10.

<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.

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

Dr Seuss' Birthday. 12 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Bring lunch and hear stories. Ages birth-5 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Ponderings: Early Signs of Spring Hike. 4:30-6 p.m. at Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. Dress for weather. Ages 6-10. $6/person. 703-451-9588.

Film Screening: “A Man Named Pearl.” 7:30 p.m. in Gallery W-16, Second Floor at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. An artist workshop and lecture with self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar and a screening of the film “A Man Named Pearl.” Cash bar and light fare available. $5-10 for film and workshop. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. Ladies free, men $10.

Syke Presents: Boys Will Be Boys, Escape the Armada, We Have the Summer, Tomorrow's Ours, Rosy Likes Red, What a Night. Doors at 5p.m. show at 5:30 p.m.; at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. $6 advance, $10 ($8 w/flyer).

<b>Saturday/Feb. 27

</b>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.

VITA Tax Assistance. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

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.

Big Used Book Sale. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Raymond of Penafort Church hall, 8750 Pohick Road, Springfield. Hardbacks, paperbacks, fiction, non-fiction, children’s and adult books. Snacks and beverages available. Judy Knight, 703-455-7293.

Film Screening: “A Man Named Pearl.” 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Gallery W-16, Second Floor at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. A special Youth workshop and lecture will be at 5:30 p.m. $5-10 for film and workshop. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. Ladies free, men $10.

Seasons After, Bitter, Seelow Heights, Loculus, Ethereal Genocide Loculus includes Mike McGowen of Dead Syndicate. Doors at 5p.m. show at 5:15 p.m., at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. All ages; $10.

<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.

Bones. 1-2:30 p.m. at Huntley Meadows Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Search clues left behind in animal skulls, teeth and bones. Ages 9-12. $6/person. 703-768-2525.

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.

Electronic Saviors Benefit Concert: Industrial Music to Cure Cancer Electronic Saviors Mastermind, Cancer Survivor & Benefit Show MC, Jim Semonik, DJ Kangal, DJ Blue Vampire, DJ Noir, Cyber Strukture, Xuberx, Sonik Foundry, Boole, Interface, Deviant UK, I:Scintilla, Ego Likeness, Terrorfakt Doors at 2 p.m. show at 2:15 p.m., at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. $15 advance, $20 doors.

<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.

Family Mediation: Why, When, and How. 11 a.m. at Pohick Regional Library, Room 1, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd., Burke. Mediation and issues such as custody, visitation, child support, spousal support and property distibution. Free. 703-864-2101.

Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. Ladies free, men $10.

<b>Tuesday/March 2

</b>Open Mic w/Bob Gaynor of The Roadducks: Only the Lounge is Open. Food Specials; 21 and over. No cover. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m., at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. $15 advance, $20 doors.

<b>Wednesday/March 3

</b>Open Irish Song Session. 8:30 p.m. at Hard Times Cafe, 6362 Springfield Plaza, Springfield. Open to anyone who would like to sing or listen to Irish songs. 703-913-5600.

Kreator, Voivod, Nachtmystium, Evile, Lazarus A.D., Infliction. All ages; doors at 6 p.m. show at 6:15 p.m., at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. $25.50 advance, $28.50 doors.

<b>Thursday/March 4

</b>We're All In This Together! High School Musical Junior. 7 p.m. at Francis Scott Key Middle School, 6402 Franconia Road, Springfield. $7. 703-313-3900.

<b>Thursday/March 4

</b>Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. Ladies free, men $10.

Haiti Relief Concert. Jahworks, ZO2, The Future (from Detroit). Silent auction and celebrity guests along with several Redskin players. Tickets from Feb. 11 will be honored; all ages. Doors at 5:30 p.m. show at 6 p.m., at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. Tickets $20.

<b>Friday/March 5

</b>We're All In This Together! High School Musical Junior. 7 p.m. at Francis Scott Key Middle School, 6402 Franconia Road, Springfield. $7. 703-313-3900.

Hammerfall, Powerglove, Division, Pariah, Blood Corps. VIP Tickets get a Pre-Show Meet and Greet with Hammerfall. All ages. Doors at 7 p.m. show at 7:30 p.m., at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. $27.50 advance, $30 doors, $60 VIP.

<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.

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.

Music with Paul Reisler and Terri Allard. 7 p.m. in Gallery W-16, Second Floor at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Tickets $15-25. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

We're All In This Together! High School Musical Junior. 7 p.m. at Francis Scott Key Middle School, 6402 Franconia Road, Springfield. $7. 703-313-3900.

Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. Ladies free, men $10.

<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.

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.

Rise Rebel Resist Tour. Otep, Bury Your Dead, Through The Eyes of The Dead, Destrophy, No Stars Over California, Every One Dies, Salvation Through Struggle. All ages. Doors at 5 p.m. show at 5:15 p.m., at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. $20 advance, $23 doors.

<b>Monday/March 8

</b>Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. Ladies free, men $10.

<b>Tuesday/March 9

</b> Open Mic w/Bob Gaynor of The Roadducks. Only the lounge is open. 21 and over. NO COVER. Doors at 7 p.m. show at 8 p.m., at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Wednesday/March 10

</b>Open Irish Song Session. 8:30 p.m. at Hard Times Cafe, 6362 Springfield Plaza, Springfield. Open to anyone who would like to sing or listen to Irish songs. 703-913-5600.

<b>Thursday/March 11

</b>Latin Dance Nights. 10 p.m.-2 a.m., at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. Ladies free, men $10.

<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.

Laurel Hill Elementary vs. Newington Forest Elementary Volleyball Game. 4-6 p.m., at South County Secondary, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Contact Brigid Williams at brigid1@cox.net.

Concerts from Kirkwood. 3 p.m. at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 8336 Carrleigh Parkway, Springfield. Free recital by young artists. 703- 451-5320.

MOMS Club of Springfield Consignment Sale. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath St., Springfield. Gently-used maternity and children’s items. 703-451-3314.

Arts & Crafts Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Garfield Elementary, 7101 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Over 65 vendors with handcrafted handbags, photography, jewelry, woodcrafts, gift baskets, candy and more. Craft activities for pre-K to sixth grade will be provided. Free admission. Sponsored by the Garfield PTA. 703-923-2900.

W.A.S.P., Rain, Hate the Toy, After Therapy, TBA. 21 and over. Doors at 7 p.m. show at 7:30 p.m., at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. $24.99 advance, TBD doors.

<b>Sunday/March 14

</b>Gorilla Music Presents: Battle of the Bands Cyberstrike, Spectral Vision, Envy's Eye, We Have the Summer, Tiik with G.U.T.S, The Blackshire, Li[n]es, La Coterie, The Cliched, Borderline. All ages. Doors at 4 p.m. show at 4:15 p.m., at Jaxx 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. 703-569-5940. $8 advance, $10 door.