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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/July 8

</b>Mamma Mia! 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $44-$231. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

Swing Dance with Junk Yard Saints. 7:30 at The Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. $10. www.headoverheelsdance.com.

Wolftrap Childrens Theatre in the Woods. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 10 a.m. Culkin School of Irish Dance: Tir na nOg, 11:15 a.m. Robbie Schaefer: Songs for Kids Like Us. Free workshops follow the 10 a.m. performance; reservations required at 703-255-1824. $8-$10. www.wolftrap.org.

Boyce Avenue and Tamar Kaprelian. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. jamminjava.com.

Brain Benders. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. See everyday objects through scientific eyes. Presented by Maryland Science Center. Age 6-12. 703-293-6227.

Dig Those Dinosaurs. 2:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Beale Street Puppets presents prehistoric performers that bring the past alive. All ages. 703-978-5600.

Thursday Theater. 11:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Bring lunch and watch movies, we supply the popcorn. Call for titles. Ages 1-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Alte Kameraden German Band. 8 p.m. at Veterans Amphitheater, City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. German folk music and polkas. Free. Weather permitting. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. 703-757-0220 or www.fairfaxband.org.

<b>Friday/July 9

</b>Mamma Mia! 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $44-$231. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

City of Fairfax Concert Band. 7:30 p.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. Big band sounds. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Night Music. 7:30 p.m. Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. Vintage rock. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

David Johansen. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $30. jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/July 10

</b>Mamma Mia! 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $44-$231. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

Wolftrap Childrens Theatre in the Woods. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 10 a.m. Culkin School of Irish Dance: Tir na nOg, 11:15 a.m. Robbie Schaefer: Songs for Kids Like Us. Free workshops follow the 10 a.m. performance; reservations required at 703-255-1824. $8-$10. www.wolftrap.org.

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's OTO String Quartet. 10 a.m. Burke Lake Park Amphitheater, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Jimmy Lange Boxing. 7:30 p.m. at the George Mason Patriot Center, 4500 University Drive, Fairfax. Ticket Information: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the first fight set for 7:30 p.m. Tickets $35-$500, online at www.ticketmaster.com, via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT or www.patriotcenter.com.

Erik Mongrain. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. jamminjava.com.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Master Gardeners provide horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Adults. 703-978-5600.

<b>Sunday/July 11

</b>Hidden History of Northern Virginia. 2 p.m. at Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Author and television producer Charles Mills will share stories and anecdotes he has collected about Northern Virginia and highlight the importance of the region from colonial to modern times. Free. 703-385-8414.

Mamma Mia! 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $44-$231. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

Kate Miller-Heidke. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $120 advance, $13 at the door. jamminjava.com.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Monday/July 12

</b>Chris Isaak and Marc Broussard. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $40 in-house, $25 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org.

Mid-Atlantic Band Battle III. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. jamminjava.com.

Friends of the Library Meeting. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Join the Friends group for their monthly meeting. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Cardio Kickboxing. 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Great music and movement helps you experience a full body workout with instructor Bardia Jafari. Wear loose clothing and tennis shoes. Age 12-18. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/July 13

</b>Julio Iglesias. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $42 in-house, $25 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org.

Wolftrap Childrens Theatre in the Woods. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 10 a.m. Synetic Family Theater: Cowardly Christopher Finds His Courage, 11:15 a.m. Steve Roslonek: Stevesongs. Free workshops follow the 10 a.m. performance; reservations required at 703-255-1824. $8-$10. www.wolftrap.org.

Fairfax Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 noon, at Van Dyck Park.

Mid-Atlantic Band Battle III. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. jamminjava.com.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-293-6227.

Let's Hear It for the Girls. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Mother-daughter book discussion group. "The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate" by Jacqueline Kelly. Age 9-11 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Summer Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Come in for some cool stories. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/July 14

</b>The B-52s with Supercluster. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $40 in-house, $25 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org.

Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m., at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.

Mid-Atlantic Band Battle III. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. jamminjava.com.

Rocknoceros. 2:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Join Coach Cotton, Williebob, and Boogie Woogie Bennie for a rockin’ good time. All ages. 703-249-1520.

Sound Waves. 10:30 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Share the nautical nonsense of Charlie Williams, the Noiseguy, as sound effects bring splashy stories to life. Age 6-12. 703-978-5600.

<b>Thursday/July 15

</b>Instrument Petting Zoo and City of Fairfax Concert Band. Petting Zoo at 6:45 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Amphitheater, City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. Classics, pops and marches especially for children with free ice cream and balloons, an instrument petting zoo, and John Lyon on folk guitar. Free admission. Weather permitting. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. 703-757-0220 or www.fairfaxband.org.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $45 in-house, $25 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org.

Wolftrap Childrens Theatre in the Woods. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 10 a.m. Synetic Family Theater: Cowardly Christopher Finds His Courage, 11:15 a.m. Steve Roslonek: Stevesongs. Free workshops follow the 10 a.m. performance; reservations required at 703-255-1824. $8-$10. www.wolftrap.org.

Mid-Atlantic Band Battle III. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. jamminjava.com.

Groovy Reading. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Sing and dance with Groovy Nate and his puppets. All ages. 703-293-6227.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. "A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest J. Gaines. Adults. 703-293-6227.

<b>Friday/July 16

</b>Johnny Cash Tribute Band. 7:30 p.m. Royal Lake Park, 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. Country. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

The Kennedys. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $18. jamminjava.com.

Murphy’s Kids, The Independent and Parachute Musical. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $13 at the door. jamminjava.com.

NSO at Wolf Trap: West Side Story & More. 8:15 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Emil de Cou, conductor, with Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Gounod and Bernstein. Tickets $20-$52. 877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/July 17

</b>Wolftrap Childrens Theatre in the Woods. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 10 a.m. Synetic Family Theater: Cowardly Christopher Finds His Courage. 11:15 a.m. Steve Roslonek: Stevesongs. Free workshops follow the 10 a.m. performance; reservations required at 703-255-1824. $8-$10. www.wolftrap.org.

The GoodLife Theater. 10 a.m. Burke Lake Park Amphitheater, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station Puppets. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

4 Out Of 5 Doctors. 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. jamminjava.com.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Master Gardeners provide horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Understanding and Asserting Your Rights to Marital Assets in a Divorce. 10 a.m. at 9302 Lee Highway, Suite 1100, Fairfax. zpashaei@thewomenscenter.org.

NSO at Wolf Trap: Idina Menzel & Marvin Hamlisch. 8:15 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets $20 - $52. 877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Sunday/July 18

</b>NAACP Fairfax County Youth Council Meeting. 4 p.m. at the George Mason University Johnson Center, Robeson Room, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Meetings are open to youth ages 10-20. restonbell7@gmail.com.

B.B. King with Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $42 in-house, $25 lawn. 877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org.

William Fitzsimmons and Rosi Golan. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. jamminjava.com.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Monday/July 19

</b>The Go-Go's. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $54-$471. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

RFC 93 Boys Soccer Benefit Show with The Darby Brothers. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $13 at the door. jamminjava.com.

Rainforest Alive. 10:30 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Discover the world of tropical rainforests and meet unique creatures that call the jungle their home. Presented by Reptiles Alive. 703-978-5600.

Chess Club. 3:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn the rules and strategy. Play the game. Age 6-14. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/July 20

</b>Paul Taylor Dance Company. 8:30 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $44-$373. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

Wolftrap Childrens Theatre in the Woods. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 10 a.m. Diane Macklin: Animal Tail Tales, 11:15 a.m. Music with the Milkshake Trio. Free workshops follow the 10 a.m. performance; reservations required at 703-255-1824. $8-$10. www.wolftrap.org.

SmartMarkets Weekly Farmer’s Markets. 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the corner of Monument Drive and Government Center Parkway in Fairfax Corner. Every Tuesday through Oct. 26. www.smartmarkets.org.

Fairfax Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Van Dyck Park, 3720 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax.

Steel Train and Girl In A Coma. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 advance, $15 at the door. jamminjava.com.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-293-6227.

Evening Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. "Bleeding Kansas" by Sara Paretsky. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. 1:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Netherland by Joseph O'Neill. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Brain Benders. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. See everyday objects through scientific eyes. Presented by Maryland Science Center. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 6:45 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/July 21

</b> Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m., at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.

Magic of Benjamin Corey: Defying Gravity. 7:30 p.m. Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. See the laws of physics defied and watch as objects float and disappear. www.lordoflifelutheran.com or 703-323-9500.

Needlework Group. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Bring a project to work on and enjoy the company of other needlecrafters. Adults. 703-249-1520.

African Stories in De Americas. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Baba Jamal Koram presents African stories, songs and more. All ages. 703-293-6227.

Stage Combat. 2:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Practice the art of stage combat in this workshop presented by The Sterling Swordplayers. Age 12-18. 703-978-5600.

Writers' Roundtable. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Discuss your work with other writers. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Junior Ranger Day. 12-3 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Fun activities for children as they learn about the performing arts, Wolf Trap, and the National Park Service. Activities include a variety of ranger-led programs and a rubber stamp scavenger hunt. www.nps.gov/wotr/forkids or 703-255-1827.

U.S. Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. www.navyband.navy.mil.

<b>Thursday/July 22

</b>Wolftrap Childrens Theatre in the Woods. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 10 a.m. Diane Macklin: Animal Tail Tales, 11:15 a.m. Music with the Milkshake Trio. Free workshops follow the 10 a.m. performance; reservations required at 703-255-1824. $8-$10. www.wolftrap.org.

Between the Trees, Mark Rose and Camera Can't Lie. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. jamminjava.com.

Summer Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Come in from the heat for some cool stories. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Thursday Theater. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Bring lunch and watch movies, we supply the popcorn. Call for titles. Ages 1-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Main Street Community Band. 8 p.m. at Veterans Amphitheater, City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. A mixed program of classical pieces, marches and Broadway tunes. Free admission. Weather permitting. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. 703-757-0220 or www.fairfaxband.org.

<b>Friday/July 23

</b>Honor By August. 7:30 p.m. Royal Lake Park: 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. Rock/pop. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

The Greencards. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $18. jamminjava.com.

Fight The Bear and Overdrive Superthruster. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/July 24

</b>Wolftrap Childrens Theatre in the Woods. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 10 a.m. Diane Macklin: Animal Tail Tales, 11:15 a.m. Music with the Milkshake Trio. Free workshops follow the 10 a.m. performance; reservations required at 703-255-1824. $8-$10. www.wolftrap.org.

Bill Wellington. 10 a.m. Burke Lake Park Amphitheater, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Folklore with songs, tales, tunes and poetry set to the tune of the banjo, fiddle and guitar. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

Sing Me Insomnia, Mercury In Summer and A Letter to You. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12. jamminjava.com.

Corbin’s Fun Run. 8 a.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Prizes and raffles. Proceeds benefit INOVA Fairfax Children’s Hospital Cardiac Families. Under 5 free, ages 5-17 $11, over age 17 $26. www.corbinsfunrun.net.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Master Gardeners provide horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Adults. 703-978-5600.

<b>Sunday/July 25

</b>Beach Boys. 2 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $44-$280. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Monday/July 26

</b>Open Mic Showcase hosted by Ron Goad. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $2. jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/July 27

</b>Wolftrap Childrens Theatre in the Woods. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 10 a.m. Maryland Youth Ballet: Caroline Goes to the Zoo, 11:15 a.m. Bob Brown Puppets: Dragon Feathers. Free workshops follow the 10 a.m. performance; reservations required at 703-255-1824. $8-$10. www.wolftrap.org.

Fairfax Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Van Dyck Park, 3720 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax.

Genealogy Databases. 2 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Search for your ancestors using the library’s genealogy databases and other free Internet databases. Adults. 703-293-6227.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-293-6227.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and advice. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Fun with Jonathan Austin. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Juggling, magic and unicycling fun. All ages. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/July 28

</b> Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.

Under the Sea. 7:30 p.m. Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. Get a close look at starfish, sea urchins and clams, and learn about the ecology of the ocean. www.lordoflifelutheran.com or 703-323-9500.

Chuck Prophet. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $17. jamminjava.com.

Rainforests Alive. 2:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Discover the world of tropical rainforests and meet unique creatures that call the jungle their home. Presented by Reptiles Alive. 703-978-5600.

Teen Book Group. 6 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. What's hot and what's not. Age 13-18. 703-644-7333.

<b>Thursday/July 29

</b>Aretha Franklin. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $57-$471. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

Wolftrap Childrens Theatre in the Woods. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 10 a.m. Maryland Youth Ballet: Caroline Goes to the Zoo, 11:15 a.m. Bob Brown Puppets: Dragon Feathers. Free workshops follow the 10 a.m. performance; reservations required at 703-255-1824. $8-$10. www.wolftrap.org.

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers and Matt Hires. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. jamminjava.com.

City of Fairfax Concert Band. 8 p.m. at Veterans Amphitheater, City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. A mixed program of classical pieces, marches and Broadway tunes. Free admission. Weather permitting. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. 703-757-0220 or www.fairfaxband.org.

<b>Friday/July 30

</b>Billy Woodward & the Senders. 7:30 p.m. Royal Lake Park: 5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax. Rock, R&B and soul. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers and Matt Hires. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $20. jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/July 31

</b>Wolftrap Childrens Theatre in the Woods. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 10 a.m. Maryland Youth Ballet: Caroline Goes to the Zoo, 11:15 a.m. Bob Brown Puppets: Dragon Feathers. Free workshops follow the 10 a.m. performance; reservations required at 703-255-1824. $8-$10. www.wolftrap.org.

Pirate Jack. 10 a.m. Burke Lake Park Amphitheater: 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Live music. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 noon, at 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

An Evening with Asylum Street Spankers. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $17. jamminjava.com.

The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, Conditions and Madrone. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. jamminjava.com.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Master Gardeners provide horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association gives tips and strategies. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Country Western Dance. At the Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Intermediate Two Step lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. Open dancing 8:30-11 p.m., including Two Step, waltz, line, swing, cha-cha and more. Admission $5-$12. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

<b>Monday/Aug. 2

</b>Alejandro Sanz. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $54-$471. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Tuesday/Aug. 3

</b>Willie Nelson. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $54-$471. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

Wolftrap Childrens Theatre in the Woods. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 10 a.m. PROJECT Trio: From Hip-Hop to Bach, 11:15 a.m. Wolf Trap Opera Studio: Instant Opera! Free workshops follow the 10 a.m. performance; reservations required at 703-255-1824. $8-$10. www.wolftrap.org.

SmartMarkets Weekly Farmer’s Markets. 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the corner of Monument Drive and Government Center Parkway in Fairfax Corner. Every Tuesday through Oct. 26. www.smartmarkets.org.

Fairfax Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Van Dyck Park, 3720 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax.

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 4

</b>Chris Botti. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $53-$471. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

Wakefield Farmers Market. 2-6 p.m. at 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale.

The Rocketboys, Death On Two Wheels, Andy Zipf and MusicPlayer. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10. jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Aug. 5

</b>Wolftrap Childrens Theatre in the Woods. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 10 a.m. PROJECT Trio: From Hip-Hop to Bach, 11:15 a.m. Wolf Trap Opera Studio: Instant Opera! Free workshops follow the 10 a.m. performance; reservations required at 703-255-1824. $8-$10. www.wolftrap.org.

Alex Band. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15. jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Aug. 6

</b>The Lydia Finale: A Goodbye & Farewell Tour, River City Extension and Analog Rebellion. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $13 at the door. jamminjava.com.

John Eddie. 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $15 advance, $18 at the door. jamminjava.com.

Junior Ranger Day. 12-3 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Fun activities for children as they learn about the performing arts, Wolf Trap, and the National Park Service. Activities include a variety of ranger-led programs and a rubber stamp scavenger hunt. www.nps.gov/wotr/forkids or 703-255-1827.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 7

</b>Wolftrap Childrens Theatre in the Woods. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 10 a.m. PROJECT Trio: From Hip-Hop to Bach, 11:15 a.m. Wolf Trap Opera Studio: Instant Opera! Free workshops follow the 10 a.m. performance; reservations required at 703-255-1824. $8-$10. www.wolftrap.org.

Burke Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 5671 Roberts Parkway, Burke.

Mary Fahl. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $18. jamminjava.com.

Passafire and Mojo. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $10 advance, $13 at the door. jamminjava.com.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 8

</b>Virginia Ballet Company: "Precedence." 4:30 p.m. at the Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Combining contemporary dance styles with classical ballet technique. Tickets $15, online at www.virginiaballetcompany.org. 703-249-8227.

Hippiefest. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $55-$471. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Monday/Aug. 9

</b>Tracy Bonham and Bleu. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. $12 advance, $15 at the door. jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday.Aug. 10

</b>George Thorogood & The Destroyers. 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. $51-$471. 703-938-2404 or www.wolftrap.org.

Wolftrap Childrens Theatre in the Woods. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. 10 a.m. Dance Institute of Washington: West Side Story, 11:15 a.m. Rocknoceros: Painting the Town PINK! Free workshops follow the 10 a.m. performance; reservations required at 703-255-1824. $8-$10. www.wolftrap.org.

Fairfax Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Van Dyck Park, 3720 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax.