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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<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.

Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show. 2-5 p.m. at Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Cultivars, hanging baskets, container grown varieties and sprays, bonsai and Fukusuke exhibits and more. Door prizes. Free admission. 703-560-8776.

<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.

Ellis Island Immigration Station Lecture. 2 p.m. at the Fairfax City Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Friends of the Virginia Room Library's annual meeting, with Barry Moreno, Ellis Island Museum Historian. Refreshments will be served. Free. 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.

Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Merrifield Gardens Fair Oaks, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Cultivars, hanging baskets, container grown varieties and sprays, bonsai and Fukusuke exhibits and more. Door prizes. Free admission. 703-560-8776.

<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. Pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins at 7:15 p.m. 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.

Fourth Annual Costume Halloween Run. 9 a.m. at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road. Fairfax Station. Age 13 and older will walk or run the 4.7 mile lake trail starting at 9 a.m. Age 12 and under will walk or run to the dam and back for a total of 1 mile, starting at 9:15 a.m. Goodie bags and refreshments following the races. Costumes and reservations required. $10 age 12 and under, $15 age 13 and up. 703-866-0566.

Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association High School Marching Band Festival, Northeast Division. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Marching bands and color guard units from 18 area high schools will perform. Tickets $5, reduced for senior citizens. Food available for purchase. ladesio@verizon.net.

<b>Sunday/Oct. 31

</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.

Rocknoceros Halloween Party at 10:30 a.m. Boys Will Be Boys, Scott Norris, Brightview and The Comeback Season at 6:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

“Tales from the Tombstones" Cemetery Tour. 2 p.m. at the Confederate Monument in Fairfax Cemetery, 10567 Main St., Fairfax. Opened in 1866, the cemetery includes grave sites of “Mosby Rangers,” community leaders, a Revolutionary War soldier, and a member of the NFL Hall of Fame. Adults $5, youth and students $3. Reservations recommended at 703-385-8414.

Chamber Wind Ensemble Windissimo. 3 p.m. at Messiah United Methodist Church, 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield. Messiah UMC music staff and Windissimo perform Bach, Liszt, Satie, Janacek and more. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Child care provided. 703-569-9862.

<b>Monday/Nov. 1

</b>Council Bluffs and The Silver Liners. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 2

</b>Tyler Hilton and Josiah Leming. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 3

</b>Green River Ordinance: the Grab Your Dancing Shoes Tour. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Nov. 4

</b>Danielle Ate the Sandwich. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour. 1-5 p.m. at George Mason University Dewberry Hall, University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are free. Register at november4.eventbrite.com.

<b>Friday/Nov. 5

</b>Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Modern dance ensemble. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. $22-$44. Charge tickets at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Acoustic In-The-Round with Eric Brace, Dan Navarro and Peter Cooper. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.