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George Mason University’s School of Art brings Maggie Michael’s exhibition, ‘Tattoos of Ships,’ to the Fine Art Gallery in the Art and Design Building on Mason’s Fairfax campus from Jan. 16-Feb. 13. An opening reception will be on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 6-8 p.m. The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and by appointment.

Send notes to the Connection at south@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-778-9416. Deadline is Friday. Dated announcements should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.

<b>Thursday/Jan. 21

</b>Windy Weather Story Time. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Story time about winter weather. Ages 2-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Snowy Day. 10:30 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 6315 Backlick Road, Springfield, on the second floor of the Bank of America building. Stories and activities. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-451-8055.

“Guys and Dolls.” 7:30 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets are $12. ppir930702@aol.com.

<b>Friday/Jan. 22

</b>Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Bring lunch and listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Springfield Community Theatre presents ‘Heros.’ 8 p.m. at The John Swayze Theatre at the New School, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. $18 general admission, $15 seniors and students. 703-866-6238 or www.sctonline.org.

Spot-LYTE Company presents: “Incorruptible.” 8 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. 703-495-0001 or www.workhousearts.org.

“Guys and Dolls.” 7:30 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets are $12. ppir930702@aol.com.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” 7 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School. Information and tickets are available online at www.RobinsonDrama.org. Tickets are $7 online or at the door, or $5 in advance by mail. Robinson Secondary School is located at 5035 Sideburn Road in Fairfax.

Owls at Night. Come to Hidden Pond Nature Center on from 7 to 9 p.m., and become wise about owls. Learn all about the local owl species in Fairfax County. Join the search for these fascinating creatures of the night on a forest walk. The program concludes around a campfire eating s’mores. This is a family activity recommended for all ages. In case of severe weather, it will be cancelled. Reservations are required. The fee is $8 per person. To reserve, call 703-451-9588. Hidden Pond Nature Center is located at 8511 Greeley Blvd. in Springfield.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 23

</b>So You Think You Can Dance Fairfax County Final Competition. 4-7 p.m. at the Annandale High School in the Gymnasium, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale. $3 per person. Sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services’ Teen Services Division. 703-324-TEEN (8336), TTY 711.

Springfield Community Theatre presents ‘Heros.’ 8 p.m. at The John Swayze Theatre at the New School, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. $18 general admission, $15 seniors and students. 703-866-6238 or www.sctonline.org.

Children’s illustrator and political cartoonist Chip Bok. 2 p.m. at Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Bok will discuss his new children’s book, The Great White House Breakout, coauthored with Helen Thomas. Books available for sale and signing. Free, registration required at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library or 703-339-4610.

Spot-LYTE Company presents: “Incorruptible.” 8 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. 703-495-0001 or www.workhousearts.org.

Outerloop Presents: Down N Dirty Fest, The Audition, The Dangerous Summer, Sparks the Rescue, The Right Coast, The Getaways, Brightview, Rescue the Hero, The Kindness of Strangers, Spark to Inferno, We Have the Summer, New Castle (formerly Baigis), Count Your Blessings, What a Night, Counting Out Loud, Another Treehouse Acquaintance, Satellites On Parade, Crash Boom Bang. All ages. $13 advance, $15 door. Doors open at 1 p.m., show at 1:15 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road Springfield. 703-569-5940.

“Guys and Dolls.” 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets are $12. ppir930702@aol.com.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Robinson Secondary School. Information and tickets are available online at www.RobinsonDrama.org. Tickets are $7 online or at the door, or $5 in advance by mail. Robinson Secondary School is located at 5035 Sideburn Road in Fairfax.

<b>Sunday/Jan 24

</b>The Band of the Irish Guards and the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The U. S. debut of the Band of the Irish Guards, with marches, sailor ballads and Celtic folk songs. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier. $24-$48. Youth through grade12 half price when accompanied by an adult. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Springfield Community Theatre presents ‘Heros.’ 2 p.m. at The John Swayze Theatre at the New School, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. $18 general admission, $15 seniors and students. 703-866-6238 or www.sctonline.org.

Outerloop Presents: Bitter Pill, TBA. All ages. $10 advance, $12 door. Doors open at 5 p.m., show at 5:15 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Monday/Jan. 25

</b>Game Night. 6 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Nintendo Wii and board games. Ages 12-18. 703-249-1520.

Read to the Dog. 3:30-4:40 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Call or sign up online for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. 703-971-0010.

Devildriver, Suffocation, Goatwhore, Thy Will Be Done, Monolith. First 100 tickets purchased get early entry and a meet and greet. All ages. $20 advance, $23 door. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Tuesday/Jan. 26

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

Lullaby Stories. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Evening stories and activities. Pajamas and stuffed animals welcome. Age 1 to 5 with adult. 703-339-4610.

Design Your Universe North American Tour. Epica, Threat Signal, Blackguard, Todesbonden, Fallen Martyr, Cypher Lock. All ages. $20 advance, $23 door, $50 VIP. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Wednesday/Jan. 27

</b>Practice Your English. 6:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-339-4610.

Travel Club. 1 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 6315 Backlick Road, Springfield, on the second floor of the Bank of America building. Bring lunch, join the discussion. Adults. 703-451-8055.

Open Irish Song Session. 8:30-11:30 p.m., at Hard Times Cafe, 6362 Springfield Plaza, Springfield. This song session is open to anyone who would like to sing or listen to Irish songs. Songbooks provided, but singers may bring their own songs as well. All kinds of Irish/Scottish songs are welcome, be they ballads, rebel songs and drinking songs. To learn more, contact Wayne Jordan at wvjordan@aol.com. Hard Times: 703-913-5600.

<b>Friday/Jan. 29

</b>Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Bring lunch and listen to stories. Birth-5 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Spot-LYTE Company presents: “Incorruptible.” 8 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. 703-495-0001 or www.workhousearts.org.

Outerloop Presents: Love Hate Hero, Four Letter Lie, Of Machines, Sleeping with Sirens. All ages. $10 advance, $12 door. Doors open at 5 p.m., show at 5:15 p.m. TBA, Simply Chaos. 21 and Up $10 advance, $12 door. Doors open at 10:15 p.m., show at 10:30 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road Springfield. 703-569-5940.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 30

</b>VITA. 10 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Tax assistance. Adults. 703-339-4610.

Springfield Community Theatre presents “Heros.” 8 p.m. at The John Swayze Theatre at the New School, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. $18 general admission, $15 seniors and students. 703-866-6238 or www.sctonline.org.

Spot-LYTE Company presents: “Incorruptible.” 8 p.m., Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. 703-495-0001 or www.workhousearts.org.