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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Feb. 10

</b>George Mason University's Theater of the First Amendment presents "24, 7, 365.” 7 p.m. at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C. The world premiere of Jennifer L. Nelson's play putting educated African Americans’ attitudes about race, class and social activism under a humorous microscope, as part of Intersections: A New America Arts Festival, opening at the Atlas Arts Center on Feb. 25. www.atlasarts.org or 202-399-7993.

An Intimate Evening with SGGL. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Artist’s Reception. 7 p.m. Fairfax Old Town Hall, Second Floor Gallery, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Larry Oskin’s Art Beautique Images collection. www.FairfaxArtLeague.net.

Paws for Reading. 4-5:15 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice reading with a trained therapy dog. Age 6-12. Reserve at 703-249-1520.

<b>Friday/Feb. 11

</b>“Six Characters in Search of an Author.” 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Luigi Pirandello’s surrealistic tragicomedy, presented by Aquila Theatre of New York City. Tickets $17-$34 at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Kid Architect CD Release, Attractions and Poly-Opto. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Bachelors and Babes for Breast Cancer Fashion Show and Auction. 6 p.m. Waterford at Springfield, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield. Fifty eligible “bachelors & babes,” silent auction, raffle and more. $25 advance, $35 at the door, including food and two complimentary drinks. Proceeds benefit HANDS Inc. (Helping and Nurturing from Diagnosis to Survival), focusing on breast, cervical and ovarian cancer. 571-288-9662.

Connie Novak Book Signing: “Crossing the Line.” 5-7 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax. A memoir of 20 years as a Fairfax County Police Officer, written by the current Chief of Police of the Town of Warrenton. cnplus2@aol.com.

The Vagina Monologues. 8 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A benefit performance to raise awareness to stop violence against women and girls. Proceeds benefit George Mason University Victims of Violence Fund and the Tahirih Justice Center. Sponsored by George Mason University Sexual Assault Services, Office of Housing and Residence Life and Women and Gender Studies. Tickets $5-$25. www.vday.org/about/more-about or dlance@gmu.edu.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 12

</b>The Civil Wars and Lucy Schwartz at 7 p.m. and The Resistance, The Influence and Cerca Trova at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Opole, the Philharmonic of Poland. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With Maestro Boguslaw Dawidow. Mozart’s overture to “Die Zauberflöte” (The Magic Flute) and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.” Virtuoso Evgeni Mikhailov is joined by the orchestra for Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 17 by Paderewski. Tickets $25-$50, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

The Vagina Monologues. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A benefit performance to raise awareness to stop violence against women and girls. Proceeds benefit George Mason University Victims of Violence Fund and the Tahirih Justice Center. Sponsored by George Mason University Sexual Assault Services, Office of Housing and Residence Life and Women and Gender Studies. Tickets $5-$25. www.vday.org/about/more-about or dlance@gmu.edu.

Fun with Kaydee Puppets. 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Goldilocks & The Three Bears and Nursery Rhyme & Rhythm. All ages. 703-293-6227.

Bonita Lestina Concert Series: Kolner Karneval with Alte Kameraden German Band. 8 p.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. www.fairfaxarts.org.

<b>Sunday/Feb. 13

</b>Pat Sommers Rockshop. 1:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

All You Need Is Love 2: Jammin’ Java’s Songwriters’ Circle, A Tribute To The Beatles & Love Songs. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Valentine Blood Drive. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Woods Community Center, 10100 Wards Grove Circle, Burke. Includes raffle and bake sale to benefit CureSearch, raising funds for childhood cancer research. Top prize is Redskins season tickets. Appointments available at 1-800-RED-CROSS, sponsor code 17053. www.friendsofsadie.org.

Author Patrick L. O’Neill. 2 p.m. Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main St., Fairfax. The author and historian will sign and sell his book “Virginia’s Presidential Homes.” Free. 703-385-8414

<b>Monday/Feb. 14

</b>Book Buddies. 4 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Beginning readers practice with a young adult volunteer. Age 5-9 with adult. 703-293-6227.

My Winter Valentine. 10:30 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Stories and songs. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Glad! Sad! Mad! 11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories and songs about feelings. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before program begins. Age 2-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

<b>Tuesday/Feb. 15

</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.

Evening Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. “Mornings on Horseback” by David McCullough. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. 1:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “Shanghai Girls” by Lisa See. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. “Ireland” by Frank Delaney. Adults. 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.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. “Beach Music” by Pat Conroy. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 16

</b>Hot: Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth. 7 p.m. George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Environmental writer Mark Hertsgaard on mitigating green house gases and adapting to climate change. 415-874-9145 or www.markhertsgaard.com.

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

Writers' Roundtable. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Discuss your work with other writers. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Thursday/Feb. 17

</b>Dan Bern. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Teddy Bear Tea. 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Book Club Kids: Mouse Paint. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Activities and fun centered around the book “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Stoll Walsh. Children should be familiar with this story before coming. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Paws for Reading. 4-5:15 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice reading with a trained therapy dog. Age 6-12. Reserve at 703-249-1520.

Friday Morning Music Club on Thursday Morning. 11 a.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165, Debussy’s Prelude #1 and Clair de lune from Suite Bergamasque and La plus que lente, Schumann’s Intermezzo. www.fmmc.org.

<b>Friday/Feb. 18

</b>Wagner's "The Valkyrie." 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The second opera in “The Ring Cycle,” performed by The Virginia Opera and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Tickets $44-$86, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu. vaopera.org.

Jammin’ Java’s Mid-Atlantic Band Battle IV Finals. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

“Oklahoma!” 7:30 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Advance tickets $8, at the door $10. www.fxplayers.org.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 19

</b>Kena Shrine Temple Mardi Gras Ball. 7:30-11 p.m. Grand Ballroom, Kena Temple, 9001 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. Music, dancing, Cajun cuisine, door prizes, costumes and more. Admission $35 per person. 703-573-4202 or www.kena.org/Shop/tickets.htm.

The Downtown Fiction. 5:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Hot Tuna Blues. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Blues, jazz, bluegrass and folk by Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets $22-$44, youth through grade 12 half price. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

“Oklahoma!” 7:30 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Advance tickets $8, at the door $10. www.fxplayers.org.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Advanced beginners waltz moves at 7:30 p.m. Open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. Two step, waltz, line, swing, cha cha and more. Couples and singles welcome. Admission $5-$12. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

<b>Sunday/Feb. 20

</b>Wagner's "The Valkyrie." 2 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The second opera in “The Ring Cycle,” performed by The Virginia Opera and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Tickets $48-$98, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu. vaopera.org.

“Oklahoma!” 2 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Advance tickets $8, at the door $10. www.fxplayers.org.