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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<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.

Citizen Science Panel. 7 p.m. George Mason University, Research I, Room 163, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A panel of scientists and policy makers discuss the area of “citizen science,” bringing real scientific challenges and unsolved puzzles to non-scientists. tlaskows@gmu.edu.

Singer/songwriter Jeff Daniels. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $25. 1-877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org.

<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.

Singer/songwriter Jeff Daniels. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $25. 1-877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org.

“Pray the Devil Back to Hell.” 7:30 p.m. at Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. After Charles Taylor became president of Liberia in 1997, more than 250,000 people were killed and a million more displaced in the country’s second Civil War. The film follows Leymah Gbowee, an ordinary Liberian woman. 703-503-4579 or www.accotinkuuc.org.

<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.

Noel Paul Stookey. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Activist, artist, and founding member of the folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary. $25. 1-877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org.

<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.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 21

</b>Visual Voices Series: Timelines. 7:30 p.m. at George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With speaker John Carson. Sponsored by the School of Art. Free. 703-993-8898.

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.

Catie Curtis and Darden Smith CD Release. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Lighters and Matches Are Tools for Grownups Only. 10:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Puppet show presented by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department focusing on the importance of fire safety. Participants will receive a helmet, activity book and parent brochure. Age 3-7 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh” by Michael Chabon. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Teen Volunteer Fair. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Community organizations and opportunities. Cosponsored by Volunteer Fairfax. Age 12-18. 703-978-5600.

<b>Friday/Oct. 22

</b>Merchants of Bollywood. 8 p.m. at George Mason Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A musical loosely based on the story of the Merchant family, renowned choreographers from the golden age of Indian cinema. $24-$48, youth through grade 12 half-price when accompanied by adult. 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.

Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3. 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 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.

Mindy Smith and Sephira at 7:30 p.m., Ingram Hill at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

The Fifth Annual Washington, D.C. International Horror Film Festival. Cinema Arts Theatre, Fair City Mall, Pickett Road in Fairfax, from Oct. 22-25. Discounted admission at the door for patrons dressed as zombies. “Colin” and “Broken Springs: Shine of the Undead Zombie Bastards”. Full schedule with film synopsis, ticket information and show times at www.thespookymovie.com.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 23

</b>Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra and Sibelius Pohjola's Daughter. A 7 p.m. pre-concert discussion is free to ticketed patrons. $25-$55. 888-945-2468 or Tickets.com. Subscriptions to orchestra's 2010-2011 season are available at 703-563-1990 or www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

Fairfax NOVA Out of the Darkness Community Walk. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The Walk benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Register at www.outofthedarkness.org. Contact fairfaxwalk@gmail.com.

Air & Scare. 2-8 p.m. at Stephen F. Udvar Hazy Air & Space Museum, 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly. Over 30 activity stations with trick or treating, games, Stars Wars characters, face painting, cartoons, creepy crafts, telescopes, door prizes and more. Costumes encouraged. 35-minute puppet shows by Beale Street Puppets at 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. www.nasm.si.edu/airandscare.

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

Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3. 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 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.

Archaeology Day Open House. 12–4 p.m. at the Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Celebrate Virginia Archaeology Month by participating in activities and tours. Learn what archaeologists do and what is learned from their discoveries. Free. 703-591-0560.

Billy Kelly & The Blah Blah Blahs at 10:30 a.m., Melodime and Luke Mitchem at 7 p.m., Melodime and The Resistance EP Release at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

30th Annual Ghost Train. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Moon bounce, cotton candy, carousel and more. The train travels along the tracks decorated with scenes of popular children’s stories. Train tickets $4.50, under age 2 free. Co-hosted by Northern Virginia Community College and Burke Lake Park, donations moon bounce and cotton candy will go to support the Wounded Warrior Project. 703-323-3230.

The Fifth Annual Washington, D.C. International Horror Film Festival. Cinema Arts Theatre, Fair City Mall, Pickett Road in Fairfax, from Oct. 22-25. “El Monstro Del Mar” and “The Uh-Oh Show”, restricted to patrons 17 years and older. Full schedule with film synopsis, ticket information and show times at www.thespookymovie.com.

FACETS’ “A Taste of Fall:” Take a Bite Out of Homelessness. 7 p.m. at 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. With local elected officials and music by the Alpha Dog Blues Band. Sample food and drink from Fairfax-area restaurants, wineries and breweries. Proceeds help FACETS offer basic needs and financial assistance, counseling and outreach, educational enrichment programs and housing. $35, including tastings of all food, wine, beer and sodas. Register at www.FacetsCares.org or 703-352-3268.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 24

</b>Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3. 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 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.

Sub-Radio Standard, Provence and Pulse at 1 p.m., Tony Joe White at 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Friends of Virginia Room Annual Meeting. 2 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Barry Moreno, Historian and Librarian of Ellis Island, will speak about immigration through Ellis Island. Adults. 703-293-6227.

30th Annual Ghost Train. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Moon bounce, cotton candy, carousel and more. The train travels along the tracks decorated with scenes of popular children’s stories. Train tickets $4.50, under age 2 free. Co-hosted by Northern Virginia Community College and Burke Lake Park, donations moon bounce and cotton candy will go to support the Wounded Warrior Project. 703-323-3230.

Merchants of Bollywood. 7 p.m. at George Mason Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A musical loosely based on the story of the Merchant family, renowned choreographers from the golden age of Indian cinema. $24-$48, youth through grade 12 half-price when accompanied by adult. 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.

The Fifth Annual Washington, D.C. International Horror Film Festival. Cinema Arts Theatre, Fair City Mall, Pickett Road in Fairfax, from Oct. 22-25. Dick Dyszel as “Count Gore De Vol” will attend. Some showings suitable for age 10 and up. Full schedule with film synopsis, ticket information and show times at www.thespookymovie.com.

Capital Wind Symphony Concert. 3 p.m. at Lanier Middle School, 3801 Jermantown Road, Fairfax. George Etheridge, Director, and Bill Hudson, clarinet. Weber’s Clarinet Concertino Op. 23, Copland’s ‘Down a Country Lane’ and ‘Variations on a Shaker Melody’, Resipgi’s ‘Vetrate de Chiesa’ and more. www.capitalwinds.org.

<b>Monday/Oct. 25

</b>Kyle Patrick (from The Click Five) and Alexis Babini. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

P is for Pumpkin. 10:30 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories and songs about pumpkins. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Paint Your Own Pottery. 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Decorate fall-themed pottery. Presented by Clay Cafe Studios. Glazed and fired pieces returned to the library two weeks later. Age 6-12. 703-644-7333.

The Fifth Annual Washington, D.C. International Horror Film Festival. Cinema Arts Theatre, Fair City Mall, Pickett Road in Fairfax, from Oct. 22-25. The American premiere of the Chinese ghost story ‘The Matrimony’. Full schedule with film synopsis, ticket information and show times at www.thespookymovie.com.

<b>Tuesday/Oct. 26

</b>Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves. 8 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.

Book Beat Contest. 7:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Create a music video, poetry slam, or publicity poster based on a favorite story or poem during Teen Read Week, Oct 17-23. 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.

Genealogy Databases. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Use the library's genealogy databases and other free Internet databases. Adults. 703-293-6227.

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

Finding Your Fit on the Roller Coaster of College Admissions. 7:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Julia Ross, college admissions and educational consultant. Age 13 and up. 703-978-5600.

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 27

</b>Fairfax High School Music Department Fall Masquerade Pops Concert. 7 p.m. at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Orchestra, band and all choirs, plus a few surprise goblins. Free. www.fhschorus.net.

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

Scary - Not Very! 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Seasonal stories, rhymes and activities. Costumes encouraged. Age 3-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Teen Book Group. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. What's hot and what's not. Age 13-18. 703-644-7333.

<b>Thursday/Oct. 28

</b>Parachute and Hot Chelle Rae. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Oct. 29

</b>Ninth Annual Jazz for Justice Concert. 8 p.m. in the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4500 University Drive, Fairfax. Proceeds benefit the charitable endeavors of the Fairfax Law Foundation and the music scholarship fund at George Mason University. cnorris@fairfaxbar.org.

The Summer Set, Stereo Skyline, Mod Sun, Austin Gibbs and School Boy Humor. 5:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Oct. 30

</b>30th Annual Ghost Train. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Moon bounce, cotton candy, carousel and more. The train travels along the tracks decorated with scenes of popular children’s stories. Train tickets $4.50, under age 2 free. Co-hosted by Northern Virginia Community College and Burke Lake Park, donations moon bounce and cotton candy will go to support the Wounded Warrior Project. 703-323-3230.

Spanish Singer Buika. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A blend of jazz, blues and soul with gypsy rumba, Afro-Cuban music and flamenco. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. $21-$42. Charge tickets at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

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

States featuring Mindy White at 7 p.m., Halloween Party with The Speaks, Fight The Lion and Ivy Rose at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. At Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Line dance 7:30 p.m., couples specialty dance 8 p.m., open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. Prizes for best Halloween costumes and table decorations. Admission $5-$12. 703-860-4941.