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Burke & Fairfax

<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.

<b>Wednesday/May 4

</b>Joan As Police Woman. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

"Mulan, Jr." 7 p.m. Lake Braddock Little Theatre, 9200 Burke Lake Road in Burke. Disney’s Mulan as presented by Lake Braddock Middle School Theatre. $5. lexmsb@hotmail.com.

<b>Thursday/May 5

</b>Jarrod Gorbel, Josiah Leming and Dion Roy. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

"Mulan, Jr." 7 p.m. Lake Braddock Little Theatre, 9200 Burke Lake Road in Burke. Disney’s Mulan as presented by Lake Braddock Middle School Theatre. $5. lexmsb@hotmail.com.

<b>Friday/May 6

</b>Neil Innes. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Ronald McDonald House Charities: Hunks with Heart. 7 p.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Champagne, food, live jazz and an auction. $35 per person. 703-698-7080 or www.rmhc.greaterdc.org.

"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.

"Grease." 7:30 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Tickets available online at www.fxplayers.org for $8 or at the door for $12.

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

"Mulan, Jr." 7 p.m. Lake Braddock Little Theatre, 9200 Burke Lake Road in Burke. Disney’s Mulan as presented by Lake Braddock Middle School Theatre. $5. lexmsb@hotmail.com.

<b>Saturday/May 7

</b>Fairfax Civil War Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Historic Blenheim Estate, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Re-enactors, all-day demonstrations on blacksmithing with an 1862 traveling forge, railroads, and soldier research. Talks about slave life, the telegraph, soldiers’ graves, Lee’s resignation and the Skirmish at Fairfax. Guided tours of Blenheim’s gallery, exhibits on secession and the Blenheim attic graffiti. Firing demonstrations of a Howitzer cannon artillery gun, "boot camp" for children, scavenger hunt, wagon rides through soldier camps, period music and dancing. $5 adults, $3 age 12 and younger. Proceeds benefit the restoration and maintenance of the Historic Blenheim Estate. Free parking and shuttle service provided at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run. This event is produced by the City of Fairfax; Historic Fairfax City Inc.; and the 17th Virginia Infantry, Company D "Fairfax Rifles." 703-591-0560 or www.fairfaxva.gov/SpecialEvents/CWW/CWW.asp.

Steve Forbert at 7 p.m., and Fight The Bear and Overdrive Superthruster at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

"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.

"Grease." 7:30 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Tickets available online at www.fxplayers.org for $8 or at the door for $12.

Spring Fling Bazaar. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. American Legion, 3939 Oak St., Fairfax. Help support local Veterans. Vendors, door prizes and giveaways, food and more. Sponsored by the Ladies of the Fairfax American Legion Auxiliary Post #177. Free admission. 703-273-2250.

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

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Line dance lesson 7:30 p.m., advanced beginners East Coast Swing couples dance 8 p.m., open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. Two step, waltz, cha cha and more. Admission $5-$12. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

<b>Sunday/May 8

</b>An Evening with Charlie Hunter. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

"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.

"Grease." 2 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Tickets available online at www.fxplayers.org for $8 or at the door for $12.

Operating Model Train Displays. 12-5 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. The Potomac Module Crew, Monty’s Legos and N-gauge model trains. $3 adults, $1 children. www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225.

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

Mother’s Day Tea and Victorian Dance Presentation. 2 p.m. Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center. 10209 Main St., Fairfax. Tea, treats and a presentation of nineteenth-century dance steps by the Victorian Dance Society. Music by the 17th Virginia Infantry. $8. Reservations required at 703-385-8415 or historicresources@fairfaxva.gov.

<b>Tuesday/May 10

</b>The Spring Harvest Tour: Tribal Seeds and Through The Roots. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/May 11

</b>The Battle of Blackburns Ford, July 18, 1861: Prelude to First Manassas. 7:30 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. With Manassas National Battlefield Park ranger and museum specialist Jim Burgess. Free and open to the public. www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225.

An Evening with Johnny A. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/May 12

</b>National Foster Care Month Appreciation Event. 6:15-8 p.m. Adolescent and Family Growth Center, Inc., 8000 Forbes Place, Springfield. Honor National Foster Care Month with a celebration to pay tribute to foster parents and their children. Come find out why "Kids Grow Better in a Family." 703-425-9200 or www.afgcinc.com.

<b>Friday/May 13

</b>Mercury In Summer at 6 p.m. and Chad Dukes, Danny Rouhier from 106.7 The Fan and After-Party at 9:30 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.

Art & Design Senior Show Reception. 6-10:30 p.m. George Mason University School of Art, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Over 90 artists and performances by The Attractions, Ketura, Solace Sovay, Jelly Gums, Atlast and Stanley Cooley. Complimentary refreshments and food. Free admission and parking. dmoss@gmu.edu.

"Grease." 7:30 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Tickets available online at www.fxplayers.org for $8 or at the door for $12.

Jason Linett, Comedy Stage Hypnotist. 7 p.m. W. T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. $8. Proceeds benefit the school’s drama students. 703-503-4759 or www.VirginiaHypnosis.com.

<b>Saturday/May 14

</b>Franconia in the Civil War. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Robert E. Lee Recreation Center, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. Two days of history, music, artifacts and information relating to the Franconia area during the Civil War, with artisans, historians and authors from Franconia and Fairfax County. Period music by elementary school groups. Adults $5 for both days, age 62 and up and age 14-18 $2.50, under age 14 free. dhakenson@cox.net or 703-971-4984.

Rocknoceros Rocks for Preemies. 11 a.m. Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. A benefit concert for nonprofit Preemies Today, with children's entertainers Rocknoceros. Silent auction, food and beverages. and Proceeds support families affected by prematurity. Tickets available at www.preemiestoday.com.

Tracy Grammer at 7 p.m., and drumfish at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Virginia Ballet Company in "Coppelia." 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Cultural Center Theater, 4001 Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale. A light-hearted classical ballet full of romance, comedy and dance. $30 adults, $20 children, students or seniors. atwww.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703 249-8227.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. More than 200 choristers, soloists and musicians performing Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection." With Jeanine Thames, Janine Hawley, Fairfax Choral Society and The Reston Chorale. Pre-concert discussion at 7 p.m. free to ticketed patrons. Adults $25 - $55, ages 6-18 $5. 888-945-2468.

"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.

Kid’s Stuff Sale. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Toys, infant and maternity items, and clothing to size 14. All proceeds support the church’s Mother’s group and charity projects. 703-426-9191 or decot@verizon.net.

"Grease." 7:30 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Tickets available online at www.fxplayers.org for $8 or at the door for $12.

Sesquicentennial Civil War Tour of Fairfax County. 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Beginning at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Civil War historian John McAnaw will lead the tour to earth works in Centreville, Mt. Gilead and more as well as a tour of Civil War weapons at the National Firearms Museum. Space is limited. $25 for Fairfax Station Railroad members, $30 non-members. 703-278-8833 or www.fairfax-station.org.

<b>Sunday/May 15

</b>Franconia in the Civil War. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Robert E. Lee Recreation Center, 6601 Telegraph Road, Franconia. Two days of history, music, artifacts and information relating to the Franconia area during the Civil War, with artisans, historians and authors from Franconia and Fairfax County. Period music by elementary school groups. Adults $5 for both days, seniors and ages 14-18 $2.50, under age 14 free. dhakenson@cox.net or 703-971-4984.

Elizabeth and The Catapult with Rene Breton. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Virginia Ballet Company in "Coppelia." 2 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College Ernst Cultural Center Theater, 4001 Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale. A light-hearted classical ballet full of romance, comedy and dance. $30 adults, $20 children, students or seniors. atwww.virginiaballetcompany.org or 703 249-8227.

"The Clockmaker." 7 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.

"Grease." 2 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Tickets available online at www.fxplayers.org for $8 or at the door for $12.

Operating Model Train Displays. 12-5 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. Northern Virginia Ntrak members and N-gauge model trains. $3 adults, $1 children. www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225.

<b>Monday/May 16

</b>An Evening with Crash Test Dummies. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/May 17

</b>Safe Assured identification Kits. 1-6 p.m. City of Fairfax Police Department, 3730 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Includes full color photo ID and a mini-CD with digital fingerprints, photo, video showing movement and mannerisms, a general physical description and more. The identification kits can also be used as an aid for adults with special needs. Free, appointments necessary. 703-273-2889 or PIO@Fairfaxva.gov.