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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

<b>Thursday/April 21

</b>Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. My Life in France by Julia Child. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Lunchtime at the Movies: Barnyard Antics. 11:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Bring lunch and watch movies based on children's books. Call for titles. Age 1-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Paws for Reading. 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice reading skills with a trained therapy dog. Age 6-12. Register at703-249-1520.

<b>Friday/April 22

</b>Stephen Kellogg with Tift Merritt: The Solo and Down Low Tour. 8:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $7-$15. www.ringling.com or 202-683-3238.

Vocalist Azam Ali. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $30-$65. A sophisticated exploration of Iranian, Turkish, Lebanese, and Kurdish lullabies. cfa.gmu.edu.

Lake Braddock Crew Team Plant Sale. 12-6 p.m. Burke Nursery, 9401 Burke Road, Burke, and at Lake Braddock Secondary, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Annuals, perennials, potted plants, herbs, shrubs, trees and more. Free delivery on mulch orders of 25 or more bags. www.BruinCrew.com.

Avant Fairfax. 7 p.m. Candle Haus, 4039 Hallman St., Fairfax. Last of England, Winter Ritual, Pregnant Spore, Gary Stevens, Raw Kale, Krull, Hostage Pageant, Mannequin Hollowcaust, Stephen Palke, Heartstrung, and Kingdom of Sharks. $5 donation. AvantFairfax@gmail.com or 571-239-8049.

Easter Egg Hunt. 10 a.m. Fairfax High School Football Field, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. In case of rain, the Egg Hunt will be moved into the Field House. 703-385-7858.

<b>Saturday/April 23

</b>Rocknoceros: American Cancer Society Springtime Benefit Show at 11 a.m., and The Nields at 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $7-$15. www.ringling.com or 202-683-3238.

Avant Fairfax. 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. 500mg, Amps for Christ with Cash Slave Clique, Michael Chapman, Black Twig Pickers, Kohoutek, Caves Caverns, Human Adult Band, Drums Like Machine Guns, Heavy Medical, FUN, Sean McArdle and more. $5 donation. AvantFairfax@gmail.com or 571-239-8049.

April Foolery. 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Storyteller Gary Lloyd with stories about silly hats. Bring a hat for a possible prize. All ages. 703-293-6227.

Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Roll. 1-3 p.m. Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. Egg roll, moonbounces, games, prizes, face painting and more. Sponsored by Jubilee Christian Center. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

Culture Performances Showcase. 7 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Ethnic Chinese dance and music. Sponsored by the New World Bilingual Institute. Free admission. 703-978-7905 or nwbi1@yahoo.com.

<b>Sunday/April 24

</b>Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $7-$15. www.ringling.com or 202-683-3238.

<b>Monday/April 25

</b>Tales to Tails. 4 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Sign up to read to a therapy dog. Age 6-12 with adult. 703-293-6227.

<b>Tuesday/April 26

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

Twilight Tales. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Come in pajamas for stories before bedtime. Age 3-6 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Book Club Kids: Big Red Barn. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Activities and fun centered around "Big Red Barn" by Margaret Wise Brown. Children should be familiar with this story before coming. 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>Wednesday/April 27

</b>Thirty Seconds To Mars. 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. $32.50-$39.50, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. Accessible seating is available at 703-993-3035. www.thirtysecondstomars.com or www.patriotcenter.com.

"Poster Girl." 6:30 p.m. George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A film about Robynn Murray’s military service in Iraq and PTSD. Question and answer session with Murray and the film’s director, Sara Nesson. psulliva@masonlive.gmu.edu.

The Digitour with Dave Days, David Choi, DeStorm, Ricky Ficarelli and more. 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/April 28

</b>Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts. 7 p.m. Stacy c. Sherwood, Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. With pianist John Gardecki. Reception to follow. Tickets $15-$40 at www.wipac.org or www.instantseats.com.

Eisley, The Narrative and Christie Dupree. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Lake Braddock Art Department Juried Art Show. 6-8 p.m. LBSS, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. "Global Expressions in Art " will show works created by students who have taken art classes at their school this year. Entertainment provided by the LBSS music department. 703-426-1000.

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

"Dracula." 7:30 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets are $10 at lbtheatre.com. 703-426-1070.

<b>Friday/April 29

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

"The Clockmaker." 8 p.m. Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Part comic love story, part murder mystery, in a look at how relationships change how we see the world. $25, $15 students and seniors. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

"Dracula." 8 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets are $10 at lbtheatre.com. 703-426-1070.

"Odd Couple." 7:30 p.m. W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. The male version of the play, with Felix and Oscar. wtwdrama.org or 703 503-4759.

<b>Saturday/April 30

</b>Women Supporting Women Family Fun Fest. 1-5 p.m. Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter, 13000 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Music, crafts, shopping, refreshments, silent auction, raffles and more. All proceeds will benefit Artemis House, formerly the Fairfax County Women’s Shelter. Rain date May 14. brandland@mac.com.

Kylie Minogue. 8 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $55-$125, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. www.patriotcenter.com.

Northern Virginia Chapter, International Plastic Modelers Society. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Road, Fairfax. Museum quality scale models, modeling contest, vendors, raffle prizes, Make & Take event for children, doll houses, Lego, Ho & N Scale model Railroads, radio control models, lectures by area historians and more. Food concession on site. $8 adult, $10 entire family. www.novaipms.org.

Tony Thaxton and Claudia Rivera at 10:30 a.m., and Tyrone Wells and Matt Duke at 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Fairfax CASA Run for the Children. 8:30 a.m. Fairfax Courthouse. 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. 10K and 3k. Food, prizes and entertainment for runners and spectators. Runners will help raise awareness for the CASA program while also raising money to support the recruitment, training, and supervision of volunteers from the community to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates. $25-$30. Register at www.fairfaxrunforthechildren.com or 301-871-0400.

Fairfax Fine Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fairfax Corner, 11900 Palace Way, Fairfax. Paintings, photography, jewelry, digital art, glass, mixed-media and more. Free admission. www.paragonartevents.com/fairfax.

Art Auction. Fairfax County Police Association Hall, 5625 Revercomb Court, Fairfax. Preview 6 p.m., auction begins 7 p.m. Refreshments and door prizes. $15 per ticket, $25 two tickets. Sponsored by Zonta Club of Fairfax County, a non-profit professional women’s organization seeking to improve the economic and educational status of women. www.zontafairfax.org or ZontaFairfax@yahoo.com.

Microsoft Excel. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Introduction to creating spreadsheets. Adults. 703-293-6227.

"The Clockmaker." 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Part comic love story, part murder mystery, in a look at how relationships change how we see the world. $25, $15 students and seniors. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

"Dracula." 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets are $10 at lbtheatre.com. 703-426-1070.

"Odd Couple." 7:30 p.m. W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. The male version of the play, with Felix and Oscar. wtwdrama.org or 703 503-4759.

<b>Sunday/May 1

</b>Fairfax Fine Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fairfax Corner, 11900 Palace Way, Fairfax. Paintings, photography, jewelry, digital art, glass, mixed-media and more. Free admission. www.paragonartevents.com/fairfax.

Randy Thompson. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Civil War Concert. 7 p.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. "The Civil War on the Home Front," a concert of music, song and poetry from the Civil War presented by Síor-Óg. Sponsored by The City of Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts. Family friendly, free admission and parking. 703-352-ARTS or www.fairfaxspotlight.org.

Arc of Northern Virginia 33rd Annual Patriots’ Cup Corporate Challenge 8K Race. 9 a.m. George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Proceeds benefit people with disabilities in Northern Virginia. www.thearcofnova.org/events/patscup/.

Virginia Chamber Orchestra "Grand Finale" Concert. 4 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Elisabeth Adkins, Beethoven Violin Concerto. Seniors and groups $10-$12, adults $15-$18, students free. 703-758-0179 or www.virginiachamberorchestra.org.

"The Clockmaker." 2 p.m. Hub Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax. Part comic love story, part murder mystery, in a look at how relationships change how we see the world. $25, $15 students and seniors. www.thehubtheatre.org or 703-674-3177.

"Odd Couple." 2 p.m. W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. The male version of the play, with Felix and Oscar. wtwdrama.org or 703 503-4759.