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Calendar, Jan. 27, 2010

<b>Thursday/Jan. 28</b>

Five Local Chefs, Five Local Wines, Five Local Farms, One Local Cause: Loudoun Interfaith Relief. 6:30 p.m. $150 all inclusive, with sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a five course menu with wine pairings. Each course will be prepared by chefs Mark Marrocco of Magnolias at the Mill, Patrick Dinh of Tuscarora Mill, Aaron McCloud of Vintage 50/51, Chris Carey of The Wine Kitchen and Christopher Edwards of The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm. Live Music by Olivera Music Entertainment. Reserve at 540 822-9017 or info@patowmackfarm.com.

Toddlin' Twos. 10:30 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Stories and songs. Age 2 with adult. 703-938-0405.

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

Al di Meola. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $35. 703-938-2404 or wolftrap.org.

<b>Friday/Jan. 29</b>

Turner to Cézanne: An Evening with Corcoran Director, President and Exhibition Curator Paul Greenhalgh. 7 p.m. at Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-1953 or www.mpaart.org.

English Conversation. 10 a.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Group for adult non-native English speakers of all levels. Call for details. 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 Kennedys and Maura Kennedy’s Solo CD Release. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $18. www.jamminjava.com.

Aspen Ensemble: The Discovery Series. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $35. 703-938-2404 or wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 30</b>

Sing Me Insomnia, The Goodnight Anthem and Struan Shields. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. www.jamminjava.com.

An Evening with Charlie Hunter. 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. www.jamminjava.com.

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

Michelle Singletary, with Power to Prosper: 21 Days to Financial Freedom. 1 p.m. Barnes & Noble Books, 7851L Tysons Corner Center, McLean. crm2238@bn.com.

Ingrid King, author of Buckley’s Story: Lessons from a Feline Master Teacher. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seneca Hill Animal Hospital Resort and Spa, 11415 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-450-6760.

John Eaton. 7:30 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $25. 703-938-2404 or wolftrap.org.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 31</b>

Martina McBride and Trace Adkins. 7:30 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets are $49.75-$69.75, available at all Ticketmaster locations or Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

Learn to Predict the Weather During the Groundhog’s Day Out. 2-3:30 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road in Herndon. Learn about groundhogs and other ways to forecast the weather. Take a short walk to visit a real groundhog burrow. Appropriate for all ages, with a puppet show, crafts, games and hot chocolate. $5 per person. Registration required at 703-437-9101. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fpp.

Pianist Audrey Andrist. 3 p.m. at the Alden Theatre, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Free. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/aldenconcerts.

<b>Monday/Feb. 1</b>

Weeping Weeds & Veils: Victorian Mourning Customs. 7 p.m. Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association meeting, City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Free. 703-322-1811.

Patrick Henry Bookworms. 3 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Youth book club. Age 9-12. 703-938-0405.

<b>Tuesday/Feb. 2</b>

Alternative House: Open Door at the House. 8-9 a.m. at 2100 Gallows Road, Vienna. Alternative House offers counseling, shelter, neighborhood support and after school programs. Learn about issues facing young people and get an overview of the Houses’s history and services. Talk with the Executive Director, a Board member and staff, and take a tour of the teen shelter. Space is limited; contact Gina Cocomello at gina_cocomello@TheAlternativeHouse.org or 703 506-9191 or www.TheAlternativeHouse.org.

Literary Heroines. 7 p.m. Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton. Explore the role of female characters in A Room with a View by E.M. Forster. Adults. 703-242-4020.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 3</b>

Gals in the Gallery. 7-9 p.m. at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. With jewelry artist J.J. Singh. Donations accepted. 703-790-1953 or www.mpaart.org.

Buckwheat Zydeco, General Admission Dance. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $22. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

Patrick Henry Film Odyssey. 4 p.m. Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Travel around the world through movies. Adults. 703-938-0405.

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

Anger Awareness for Women. 7 p.m. Wednesdays through March17 at The Women's Center, 127 Park St., N.E., Vienna. With Paula Donova, MSW, LCSW, TWC Therapist. $175 non-members, $155 members. Register at www.thewomenscenter.org or call 703-281-2657.

<b>Thursday/Feb. 4</b>

Fairfax High School Choral Department Cabaret Night. 7:30 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Tickets cover admission, dessert and a beverage. $10 adults; $5 seniors, students or children over two years old. $25 for a family of four. A separate raffle for gift baskets will also be available. www.fhschorus.net

The Persuasions. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $25. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

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

Fairfax Symphony Valentine Pops Gala: Amore! An Evening of Italian Love Songs. At the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. 6:30 p.m. silent auction and cocktail reception, 8 p.m. dinner, 9 p.m. FSO in concert with tenor Robert Petillo and soprano Jeanine Thames. $300 per person or $3,000 per table, available by credit card at 703-563-1990, or by check to Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, 3905 Railroad Ave., Suite 202N, Fairfax, Va. 22030. www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

Black History Celebration. 3 p.m. at Historic Pleasant Grove Church, 8641 Lewinsville Road, McLean. Voices of Worship community choir to present a musical journey through African-American history, including a sing-along with the audience. Free admission. Museum viewing available. 703-893-9075 or www.historicpleasantgrove.org.

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.

Yu Wei Chinese Dance Collection. 8 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. www.mcleancenter.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.

Stroke Comeback Center Fundraiser: the Benefits of Chocolate. 7:30 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave., Vienna. Live music, boutique of gifts, chocolate choices, food, open bar, and an auction of canvases painted by local physicians during the evening. 703-255-5221.

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.

Pianist Hiromi. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $25. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

Artists’ Reception. 7-9 p.m. at the Great Falls Foundation for the Arts Gallery, 1144-D and 1144-G Walker Road, Great Falls. ‘Still Life Images’ features works by the 16 members of the Artists’ Atelier, and continues through Feb. 28. The Atelier and Gallery are open 12-4 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment. www.greatfallsfoundationforarts.org.

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.

<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.

Sonorus: Wizard Rock Festival. 11:30 a.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. www.jamminjava.com.

Ballyhoo! and MOJO. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 in advance, $13 at the door. www.jamminjava.com.

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.

<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.

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.