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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday, Nov. 18

</b>Families and Friends. 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Kid Science: Air Show. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, activities and experiments about air pressure. Age 4-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

An Evening With Richard Shindell. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Ladies Night Out. 7 p.m. Merrifield Garden Center's Fair Oaks, 12101 Lee Hwy Fairfax. Decorating tips, shopping, refreshments, wine tasting, door prizes and more. MerrifieldGardenCenter.com.

Melissa Manchester. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Rock/pop. $35. www.wolftrap.com.

<b>Friday/Nov. 19

</b>"A Midsummer Night's Dream". 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Shakespeare's comedy, presented by Aquila Theatre of New York City. Tickets $17-$34. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Lecture on Dr. Norman Borlaug. 8 p.m. Christ Lutheran Church, 3810 Meredith Drive, Fairfax. Dr. Noel Vietmeyer will speak about Borlaug, Norwegian-American agronomist and 1970 Nobel Peace Prize winner whose work in agriculture saved millions of lives. Open to the public, sponsored by the Sons of Norway. glamborn@cox.net.

"The Importance of Being Earnest." 7:30 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. The classic Oscar Wilde comedy of love and manners. $5 students and seniors, $10 adults. 703-352-0925 ext. 371 or kmiller@paulvi.net.

Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub and Rocco Deluca. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Girlyman. 7:30 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Americana and vocal harmonies. $20. www.wolftrap.com.

<b>Saturday, Nov. 20

</b>Thomas Jefferson High School of Science & Technology Annual Gift/Craft Fair. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at TJHSST, 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria. tjgiftshow@gmail.com.

24th Annual City of Fairfax Holiday Craft Show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Over 200 crafters, a food court and more. A two-day event sponsored by the City of Fairfax Parks & Recreation Department. $5 per day; $8 for a two day ticket. Under age 18 free. www.fairfaxva.gov or 703/385-7858.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Line dance lessons 7:30 p.m. and advanced beginners waltz class 8 p.m. Open dancing 8:30-11 p.m., including two step, waltz, line, swing and more. Couples and singles welcome. Admission $5-$12. 703-860-4941.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Classical Music Concert. 8 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With Tim Fain, violin, and Eckart Preu, conductor. Rossini’s Overture to La Cenerentola, Adams’s Violin Concerto and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3. A 7 p.m. preconcert discussion is free to ticketed patrons. $25-$55. 1-888-945-2468 or Tickets.com.

Civil War Talk. 2 p.m. at the Civil War Interpretive Center, Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Local historian and lecturer John McAnaw with an illustrated discussion of Fairfax County Civil War events in 1861-1862. Free. 703-591-0560.

19th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Student Union II Building, George Mason University, Fairfax. Dealers, demonstrations, exhibits and door prizes. Children’s area with mineral related activities, quizzes and puzzles, and dig in the mini-mines and Miocene fossil area. $5 adults, $3 senior citizens and age 13-18. Free for age12 and under, Scouts in uniform and GMU students with ID. rockcllctr@aol.com or www.novamineralclub.org.

Traveling Along, Singing a Song. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #177, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. The Vienna-Falls Chorus, Sound Advice Quartet, Escapade Quartet and more. Adult $18, seniors and students $13. 703-242-SING or www.viennafalls.org.

"The Importance of Being Earnest." 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. The classic Oscar Wilde comedy of love and manners. $5 students and seniors, $10 adults. 703-352-0925 ext. 371 or kmiller@paulvi.net.

Round Robinson Annual 5K Run. Sign in 7:30 a.m. at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Race begins at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Robinson Crew Team. $25, includes t-shirt. Register at http://robinsoncrew.com/rr5k.html or 703-978-1223.

The Kennedys with Pete Kennedy. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Christmas Floral Designs. 10 a.m. Merrifield Garden Center's Fair Oaks, 12101 Lee Hwy Fairfax. Learn how to make lasting floral designs with artificial greens, picks and candles. MerrifieldGardenCenter.com.

Chaise Lounge. 7:30 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Local jazz collective. $18. www.wolftrap.com.

Joan Izzo Academy of Dance. 7:30 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. “The Kingdom of Sweets” and “Holiday Rhythms.” $18. joanizzodance.org or 703-327-8402.

Fairfax County TalkStories. 3-5 p.m. at Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Fairfax. With Dzung Nguyen and Diana Wilson of Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls.

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<b>Sunday/Nov. 21

</b>New Orleans Nights with Allen Toussaint, Nicholas Payton and the Joe Krown Trio. 7 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $22-44, $36, youth through grade 12 half price when accompanied by an adult. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

24th Annual City of Fairfax Holiday Craft Show. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Over 200 crafters, a food court and more. Sponsored by the City of Fairfax Parks & Recreation Department. $5. Under age 18 free. www.fairfaxva.gov or 703/385-7858.

CROP Hunger Walk, starting at Living Savior Lutheran Church, 5500 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, and ending at Fairfax Presbyterian Church, 10723 Main St., Fairfax. Registration is from 1:20-2 p.m. Opening ceremony is around 2 p.m., after which the walk will start. To learn more, e-mail Rosalie Engelke, r_engelke2000@yahoo.com or Steve Dean, sdean100@yahoo.com.

19th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Student Union II Building, George Mason University, Fairfax. Dealers, demonstrations, exhibits and door prizes. Children’s area with mineral related activities, quizzes and puzzles, and dig in the mini-mines and Miocene fossil area. $5 adults, $3 senior citizens and age 13-18. Free for age12 and under, Scouts in uniform and GMU students with ID. rockcllctr@aol.com or www.novamineralclub.org.

"The Importance of Being Earnest." 2 p.m. at Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. The classic Oscar Wilde comedy of love and manners. $5 students and seniors, $10 adults. 703-352-0925 ext. 371 or kmiller@paulvi.net.

Caravan Of Thieves. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Joan Izzo Academy of Dance. 3 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. “The Kingdom of Sweets” and “Holiday Rhythms.” $18. joanizzodance.org or 703-327-8402.

<b>Monday/Nov. 22

</b>You Can Live Well Workshops. 1:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Dept. Family Services Meeting. 703-293-6227.

Nick Cabrejos, Satellite Papa, Free Music, Even The Odds, Borderline and Upper 90. 6:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 23

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

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

Tiny Tots. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Very short stories and activities. Age 13-17 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Small Oneders. 11:15 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities. Age 18-23 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Trace Bundy and Sungha Jung. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

International Thanksgiving. 12:30 p.m. George Mason University Johnson Center, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With a Hispanic Student Association soloist performance and salsa dance demonstration, an African Dance Student Group traditional African celebratory dance and Korean fan dancers from Fairfax High School Academy. eshultz@gmu.edu or 703-731-7533.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 24

</b>Teen Book Group. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Find out what's hot and what's not! Age 13-18. 703-644-7333.

Alex*Cuba and Justin Trawick at 8 p.m., TurkeyPalooza 2010 with Along Those Lines, Madrone, Cerca Trova and Zeroshift at 10:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Nov. 26

</b>28th Annual Art and Craft Showcase. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. More than eighty local artisans with pottery, fused and stained glass, jewelry, fabric and weavings, photography and more. Admission $3. www.nvhg.org.

Mary Fahl at 7 p.m., We Were Kings, The Blackjacks and Josh Abt and the Regulars at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 27

</b>A Chanticleer Christmas. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Traditional carols, sacred works and holiday favorites. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticketholders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. $24-$48. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

DrumStix Dash 8K. 9 a.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. A one-mile family fun run will also be held. Prizes awarded to the top three overall and first three age-group winners in the 8K. The race benefits Housing and Community Services of Northern Virginia, a nonprofit agency dedicated to helping people stay in their homes. $25 for the 8K, $30 on race day. $10 for the fun run. 202-262-7878 or jillmlandsman@gmail.com.

Gillian’s Fun Deck and Park Ren Hollow: A Night When Friends Adopt A Family. 8:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

“Nutcracker Ballet.” 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Presented by the Classical Ballet Theatre of Northern Virginia. Tickets $18-$22, special pricing available for military families and Girl Scouts. www.cbtnva.org or 703-471-0750.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 28

</b>Jammin’ Java Songwriter’s Circle: I Love The 80s. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

“Nutcracker Ballet.” 2 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Presented by the Classical Ballet Theatre of Northern Virginia. $18-$22, special pricing available for military families and Girl Scouts. www.cbtnva.org or 703-471-0750.

<b>Monday/Nov. 29

</b>Inova Blood Drive. 1:30-7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred. Call 1-866-256-6372. 703-644-7333.

Levi Kreis, Eric Himan and Jason Antone. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 30

</b>Tales for Twos: Ready for Winter. 1:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, songs and activities about winter. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Lunafest. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 1

</b>Holiday Tunes for Tots Concert. 7 p.m. W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Geared for preschool and early elementary students. Tickets $3. HolidayTunesForTots@gmail.com or 703-352-7715.

TFDI Tour Feat. Tony Lucca, Jay Nash and Matt Duke. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 2

</b>Holiday Tunes for Tots Concert. 10 a.m. W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Geared for preschool and early elementary students. Tickets $3. HolidayTunesForTots@gmail.com or 703-352-7715.

Cartoon Johnny Holiday CD Release Show at 7:30 p.m. and It’s First Dubstep & DnB Banger, Grime Syndicate and Ameerkat vs Matheus at 10 p.m.. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Art and Law. 7:30 p.m. at George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-993-8898.

<b>Friday/Dec. 3

</b>The Virginia Opera: Mozart’s “Così Fan Tutte.” 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.

Atomic Tom at 7 p.m. and Super bob, Uncrowned and Rebel Inc at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

“Amahl and the Night Visitors.” 8 p.m. at George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Gian Carlo Menotti’s classic story. $20 adults, $15 students and seniors. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.