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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Oct. 7

</b>Kim Richey and Mando Saenz. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Robbie Schaefer. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Best known for his lead guitar role in the folk-pop band Eddie From Ohio. $20. 1-877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org.

“Kimberly Akimbo.” 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Maxie Morales. Tickets $12 Adults, $8 students and seniors. Cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Friday/Oct. 8

</b>Tyrone Wells, Andrew Belle and Crown Point. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Bingo. 7:15 p.m. at Fire Station 3, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-273-3638.

Luka Bloom. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Currently touring in support of his 2010 folk music release, Dreams in America. $27. 1-877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org.

“Kimberly Akimbo.” 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Maxie Morales. Tickets $12 Adults, $8 students and seniors. Cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 9

</b>34th Annual City of Fairfax Fall Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Main Street, Fairfax. Arts and crafts, food, live music and entertainment, pumpkin patch and more. Classic car show on North St. ‘Touch A Truck’ with hybrid buses, mowers and other municipal equipment. The Kitty Pozer Garden will host the 4th Annual Art in the Park, featuring local sculptors. Children can watch and learn the craft of sculpting. Free shuttles from Fairfax High School and George Mason University. Rain date 0ct. 10. 703-385-7858 or www.fairfaxva.gov.

Seventh Annual American Freedom Festival. 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Featuring Hank Williams Jr, Jamey Johnson, Colt Ford and Josh Thompson. Tickets $27-$131.50, available at ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. americanfreedomfoundation.org or www.patriotcenter.com.

Salutes! 8 p.m. at George Mason Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. American Festival Pops Orchestra features works by John Williams, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Marvin Hamlisch. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets $23-$46. Youth through grade 12, half price when accompanied by an adult. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit cfa.gmu.edu.

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

Buskin & Batteau at 7 p.m., Mambo Sauce and The Five One at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Robinson Fall Tennis Open. 9 a.m. at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Sanctioned by Mid-Atlantic Section/United States Tennis Association. Boys 16’s and Girls 16’s singles, Boys 14’s and Girls 14’s singles. Consolation draws in all events. tennislink.usta.com/tournaments.

Spiedel, Goodrich, Goggin & Lille. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Guitar-backed harmonies. $22. 1-877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org.

“Kimberly Akimbo.” 2 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Maxie Morales. Tickets $12 Adults, $8 students and seniors. Cfa.gmu.edu.

American Festival Pops Orchestra. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Anthony Maiello, conductor. American music from television, movies and Broadway. Tickets $23-$46, youth through grade 12 half price. Cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 10

</b>Global Awareness Work Party Day. 2-4 p.m. Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area and Great Falls Group of the Sierra Club present “Rediscovering the Future: Native American Perspectives on the Survival and Prosperity of the Planet”. Led by traditional teacher and story teller Elhorn Vaughn. anneathomas@verizon.net.

Fairfax Jubil-Aires Song Fest. 2 p.m. Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. A men’s barbershop chorus started in 1953. Take a guided tour of the temporary exhibit City of Fairfax: Celebrating the Arts. Free. 703-385-8414.

Drumming for the Song featuring Ben Tufts, Brian Shanley & Mike Smirnoff at 2 p.m., Pegi Young at 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Robinson Fall Tennis Open. 9 a.m. at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Sanctioned by Mid-Atlantic Section/United States Tennis Association. Boys 16’s and Girls 16’s singles, Boys 14’s and Girls 14’s singles. Consolation draws in all events. tennislink.usta.com/tournaments.

“Kimberly Akimbo.” 2 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Maxie Morales. Tickets $12 Adults, $8 students and seniors. Cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 12

</b>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.

Fives, Make Love & War, ZeroShift and Grand Revival. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Mother-Daughter Book Club. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Book discussion group for girls and their moms. Diary of Ma Yan. Age 9-11. 703-249-1520.

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

Fairfax Bibliophiles Book Collecting Group. 7:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Topic of Discussion TBA. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Paws to Read. 4:30-5:15 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Practice reading with Ralph, a trained therapy dog. Register at703-978-5600.

Let's Hear It for the Girls. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. All girls book discussion group. “The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, Book 1)” by Michael Buckley. Girls age 9-12 with adult female. 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.

Daytime Book Discussion Group. 1 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. The Bielski Brothers by Peter Duffy. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 13

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

The Sweetback Sisters and Tommy Rueckert. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Early Literacy Storytime for Parent and Preschooler. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Storytime focusing on one of the six pre-reading skills and how to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten. Ages 3-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Trick or Treat. 2 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 14

</b>Fairfax Art League Reception. 7-9 p.m. Old Town Hall, Second Floor Gallery, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Reception for mixed-media artist Atti Vakili Wheeler. www.FairfaxArtLeaque.net.

The Alternate Routes, Barefoot Truth and The Kin. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Tales for Twos: Monster Mash. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, songs and activities about fun with monsters. Age 24-35 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Visual Voices Series: Illegal Alien’s Guide to Reverse Anthropology. 7:30 p.m. at George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Enrique Chagoya, speaker. Free, open to the public. 703-993-8898.

<b>Friday/Oct. 15

</b>The Virginia Opera: Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” 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.

David Choi at 7 p.m., Charlie Mars and Tejas Singh at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 16

</b>25th Annual Lake Braddock Arts & Crafts Showcase and Silent Auction. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Handmade jewelry, decorative items, personalized gifts, quilts and knits, pottery, woodcrafts, photography, artwork and more. Food available for purchase. Admission $3, seniors 65+ $2, under age 18 free. Proceeds support PTSA activities and teacher mini grants. www.lbssptsa.org.

Comedian Seth Meyers. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $25, available through www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

String Quartet Brooklyn Rider. 8 p.m. at George Mason Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $20-$40. Works by traditional and contemporary classical composers. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit cfa.gmu.edu.

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

7th Annual Truro Preschool and Kindergarten 5K and 1M Family Fun Run. 8:30 a.m. at 10520 Main St., Fairfax City. Registration $5-$20. www.truropreschool.org or 703-691-1006.

Jammin’ Java A Capella Music Fest featuring Sonos, Snowday, Euphonism, Vox Populi and The Chromatics at 4 p.m., Neon Hitch, Benny Blanco, Viking, Powerlaces and DJ Lova at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Line dance lessons at 7:30 p.m., couples specialty dance at 8 p.m.. open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. Admission $5-$12. Snacks and drinks available. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

K-9 Krawl 5K. Check in 8:30 a.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Parking lot C. Walk begins at 9 a.m. A dog walk to increase awareness between domestic violence and link to animal cruelty. www.fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-814-7009.

City of Fairfax Band Fright Night. 7 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in d minor, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, de Meij’s “Gollum” from Symphony No. 1, Lord of the Rings, and Williams’ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The audience is invited to dress in Halloween finery and participate in a costume contest. Explore the musical tricks used to create spooky effects from the evening’s program at 7 p.m. Free Halloween treats. $15 adults, $9 seniors 60+, 18 and younger free. 703-757-0220 or www.fairfaxband.org.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 17

</b>“The Capitol Steps.” 7 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. $28-$35. Order tickets online at www.fxplayers.org, or mail check made out to “FHS Theatre Boosters” to the school.

The Virginia Opera: Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” 2:30 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.

Rock & Roll Flea Market. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Admission $1-$4. New, used and vintage music gear, memorabilia and accessories. Drinks and snacks available. www.rockfleamarket.com.

Bell X1 and James Vincent McMorrow. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/Oct. 18

</b>Smile Smile, Keegan Corbey and My Glorious Mess. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Demystifying the Naturalization Process. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. A representative from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will discuss and answer questions about naturalization. Adults. 703-293-6227.

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/Oct. 19

</b>Susan Cowsill. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

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

Sleepytime Stories. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Songs and books about bedtime. Pajamas welcome. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

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. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. Adults. 703-293-6227

Book Discussion Group. 1:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Plague by Albert Camus. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Dream of Scipio by Iain Pears. Adult. 703-978-5600.

Book Club Kids: Bear Snores On. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. A book club for 3-5 year olds. Activities centered around the book Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson. Children should be familiar with this story before coming. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Legal Limit by Martin Clark. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 20

</b>Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3. 7 p.m. at George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Tickets $15-$70, available through www.ticketmaster.com or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT. 703-993-3000 or www.patriotcenter.com.

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

Jill Sobule, Amber Rubarth and Adam Levy and Andi Almqvist. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

P.A.L. Read to the Dog. 4:30-5:15 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice reading skills with a trained therapy dog. Register for a 15-minute session at703-249-1520.

Black Cats and Black Hats. 10:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Come to storytime in Halloween costume. Age 3-5 with an adult. 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.