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Burke & Fairfax Holiday Calendar

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<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.

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.

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.

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.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 21

</b>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.

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

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 23

</b>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>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.

“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>“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>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.

<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.

<b>Friday/Dec. 3

</b>“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.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 4

</b>Fairfax Festival of Lights and Carols. 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets available at Parks and Recreation office at City Hall and Green Acres Center. 703-385-7858 or www.fairfaxva.gov.

* Lunch with Santa. 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1 p.m. at Old Town Hall.

* Band, Chorus and Orchestra Performance. 2:30 p.m. at Sidney Lanier Middle School, 3801 Jermantown Road, Fairfax.

* Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. 5 p.m. in the Kitty Pozer Garden behind Old Town Hall. Caroling, music by Good News Ringers and the Jubil-Aires.

* Candlelight Tours of Historic Ratcliffe-Allison House. 6-7 p.m. Ratcliffe-Allison House, next to Old Town Hall. Candlelight tours of the city’s oldest residence.

Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair. 12-5 p.m. at Truro Church, 10520 Main St., Fairfax. Donations and some tangible items for local non-profits in all price ranges, from $15 for a gallon of milk plus a dozen eggs for 3 families up to $75 to help prevent eviction for a family with children. More than 20 non-profit organizations will be on-hand. www.givingcircleofhope.org or www.giftsthatgivehope.org.

Incorporating Fresh Flowers with Holiday Greens. 10 a.m. Merrifield Garden Center's Fair Oaks, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. MerrifieldGardenCenter.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.

<b>Friday/Dec. 10

</b>Waverly Consort’s “A Christmas Story.” 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. In the spirit of the medieval church dramas and mystery plays, eight singers and five instrumentalists play reproductions of medieval instruments. $21-$42, youth through grade 12 half price. Tickets available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 11

</b>Synergy Brass Quintet: "Christmas in Brass." 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Brass arrangements of Bach's choral works, Handel's triumphant "Messiah" and a selection of classic Christmas carols. $22-$44, youth through grade 12 half price. Tickets available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Lopez Studios, Inc. Annual Christmas Concert. 2:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Encore Theatrical Arts Project: “Santa Got Frostbite.” 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Christmas chaos and fun for the whole family in a Broadway-style, song and dance holiday spectacular. Tickets $18-$21.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 12

</b>Encore Theatrical Arts Project: “Santa Got Frostbite.” 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Christmas chaos and fun for the whole family in a Broadway-style, song and dance holiday spectacular. Tickets $18-$21.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 14

</b>Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls Christmas Party & Open House. 12-2 p.m. Woods Community Center, 10100 Wards Grove Circle, Burke. corazonfoley@yahoo.com.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 15

</b>Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social, Marah “It Came Upon a Midnight Beer” Rock & Roll Christmas Show, Richard Bacchus and more. 8:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 16

</b>Decenbersongs with Dan Navarro, Amy Speace, Sally Barris and Jon Vezner. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Dec. 17

</b>Bill Kirchen’s Honky Tonk Holiday Show. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

A Celtic Christmas with Síor-Óg and Friends. 8 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Christmas music, songs, poems, stories and dance. joannaormesher@mac.com.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 18

</b>Community Christmas Contata. 6:30 p.m. at Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" and the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

Fourth Annual Rocknoceros Holiday Singalong with The Barbershop Quartet. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Vienna Boys Choir. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Holiday music from Gregorian chant to favorite Christmas carols. $24-$48, youth through grade 12 half price. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Encore Theatrical Arts Project: “Santa Got Frostbite.” 8 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Christmas chaos and fun for the whole family in a Broadway-style, song and dance holiday spectacular. Tickets $18-$21.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 19

</b>Community Christmas Contata. 11 a.m. at Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" and the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

Vienna Boys Choir. 4 p.m. at George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Holiday music from Gregorian chant to favorite Christmas carols. $24-$48, youth through grade 12 half price. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Encore Theatrical Arts Project: “Santa Got Frostbite.” 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Theater, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Christmas chaos and fun for the whole family in a Broadway-style, song and dance holiday spectacular. Tickets $18-$21.

<b>Monday/Dec. 27

</b>“The Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Virginia Ballet Company and School’s 61st season of the classic ballet. $30 adults, $20 for children, students and seniors. www.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703-249-8227.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 28

</b>“The Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Virginia Ballet Company and School’s 61st season of the classic ballet. $30 adults, $20 for children, students and seniors. www.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703-249-8227.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 29

</b>“The Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Virginia Ballet Company and School’s 61st season of the classic ballet. $30 adults, $20 for children, students and seniors. www.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703-249-8227.