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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/Feb. 24

</b>Brendan James and Matt White. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Our Daily Bread Empty Bowls Fundraiser. 6:30 p.m. Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. A meal of soup and bread, with live music by the Fairfax Saxophone Quartet, a silent auction and raffles. Purchase a hand-crafted bowl for a donation of $25 and up. Families welcome, $10 per child or $20 for two or more children (bowl not included). Proceeds benefit Our Daily Bread, a non-profit that provides aid to working families in Fairfax County. www.our-daily-bread.org or 703-273-8829.

Little House Studio Recital with the Morrison Brothers. 7:30 p.m. Bangkok Blues, 926 West Broad St., Falls Church. Music from Beatles and bluegrass to Natalie MacMaster and Green Day, performed by Little House Studio students under the guidance of director Larry Rice. Pop/country/rock recording artists Truman and Willie Morrison of The Morrison Brothers Band will be joined by Larry Rice on fiddle. Free admission. 703-534-0095 or www.LarryRiceMusic.com/lessons.html.

How to Hire a Home Contractor. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Wil Slaughter, Consumer Affairs, offers tips on hiring a contractor, what should be included in a contract and information on laws related to home improvement. 703-978-5600.

Friends of Burke Centre Blizzard of Books Sale. 3 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Chase away cabin fever and stock up on great books. 703-249-1520.

Chinese Scrolls from the Dr. Chi Wang Collection. Mason Hall Alumni Atrium Gallery at George Mason University, 4400 University Drive in Fairfax. Panel discussion at 5 p.m., and Opening Reception 6-8 p.m. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

World-music Violin Ensemble Barrage. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Dancing, traditional and modern songs. $27. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Friday/Feb. 25

</b>Cypress String Quartet. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. A multimedia collaboration with author Jacob Needleman and film producer Michael Schwarz. $35. www.wolftrap.org.

Marshall Crenshaw at 7:30 p.m. and Griffin House and Charlie Mars at 10 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.

Lake Braddock Chorus Sock Hop & Silent Auction. 7 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School Cafeteria, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Family fun with live music by the Rivers Rockabilly Trio and the combined Lake Braddock choruses, dance contests, silent auction and more. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. teachingkat@gmail.com.

"Gianni Schicchi." 8 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The GMU School of Music presents the Mason Opera & Chamber Orchestra performing Giacomo Puccini’s satirical one-act opera. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students/seniors, and a limited number of tickets are free for students with a valid Mason ID. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 26

</b>Movie Mania. 8 p.m. at W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. The City of Fairfax Band presents a concert of music from Hollywood classics including Chicken Run, Titanic, Catch Me If You Can, The Red Pony, Avatar, Hunchback of Notre Dame and E.T. $15 adults, $9 seniors, free ages 18 and younger. www.fairfaxband.org or 703-757-0220.

TobyMac Winter Wonder Slam Tour. 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. With Brandon Heath and House of Heroes. Tickets $15-$50, available through www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT.

Civil War Authors Book Mart. 2 p.m. The Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Authors of Civil War fiction and non-fiction will discuss and sign their latest books and guides. Proceeds will benefit the restoration of Blenheim. Free. 703-591-0560.

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

Opening Reception for the "Live Fast- Harley Inspired Art Show." 5-8 p.m. Patriot Harley-Davidson, 9739 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Artist Letterfly will demonstrate traditional “old school” pinstriping, art inspired by Harley-Davidsons and custom Harley tanks painted for this show. The reception is free, but reservations are required for entrance and cocktails at Livefast@artwhino.com.

"Gianni Schicchi." 8 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The GMU School of Music presents the Mason Opera & Chamber Orchestra performing Giacomo Puccini’s satirical one-act opera. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students/seniors, and a limited number of tickets are free for students with a valid Mason ID. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

The “Five Star” Robinson Gives Back Concert. 7 p.m. St. Stephens United Methodist Church, 9203 Braddock Road, Burke. All proceeds benefit the Lamb Center. 703-691-3178.

<b>Sunday/Feb. 27

</b>Disney Live! presents Mickey’s Magic Show. 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Featuring magic from legendary Disney films. Cinderella’s rags turn into a beautiful ball gown in a split second, Aladdin’s Princess Jasmine levitates into the air and the enchanted dancing brooms in Fantasia help sweep Minnie off of her feet. Mickey Mouse performs illusions along with Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother, Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter and professional illusionist Brad Ross. Tickets $22-$50, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. www.disneylive.com.

Jay Nash CD Release, Natalia Zukerman and Garrison Starr. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Drumline Live. 7 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A 39-member cast in a percussion-driven performance. $23-$46, youth through grade 12 half-price when accompanied by adult. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Monday/Feb. 28

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

<b>Wednesday/March 2

I</b>Ian Axel and Sub-Radio Standard. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/March 3

</b>Peter Shaffer's "Equus." 8 p.m. George Mason University TheaterSpace, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A psychosexual crime drama about a disturbed 17-year-old. This production contains explicit scenes and nudity. $12 adults, $8 students, seniors and groups. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Tracy Bonham, Jim Boggia and Bleu. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

“Seussical the Musical.” 7 p.m. Burke Presbyterian Church, 5960 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Senior and junior high school youth perform a story about Horton the elephant's endeavors to protect the people of Who-ville, who live on a tiny speck of dust, in an amalgamation of many of Seuss's most famous books. Admission is free, but all seats must be reserved at Tickets@BurkePresChurch.org. Donations accepted.

<b>Friday/March 4

</b>Atomic Tom and Hotspur at 7 p.m., Atomic Tom and Andy Zipf at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Peter Shaffer's "Equus." 8 p.m. George Mason University TheaterSpace, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A psychosexual crime drama about a disturbed 17-year-old. This production contains explicit scenes and nudity. $12 adults, $8 students, seniors and groups. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

“Seussical the Musical.” 7 p.m. Burke Presbyterian Church, 5960 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Senior and junior high school youth perform a story about Horton the elephant's endeavors to protect the people of Who-ville, who live on a tiny speck of dust, in an amalgamation of many of Seuss's most famous books. Admission is free, but all seats must be reserved at Tickets@BurkePresChurch.org. Donations accepted.

<b>Saturday/March 5

</b>Fairfax 2011 Chocolate Lovers Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The SPACE at Old Town Plaza, 3955 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. www.chocolatefestival.net.

Bobby Long and Kaleb Griffin Band. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Tango Buenos Aires: “Fire and Passion of Tango.” 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Dancers, vocalists and instrumentalists trace the history of the Argentine Tango. Tickets are $23-$46 at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Peter Shaffer's "Equus." 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. George Mason University TheaterSpace, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A psychosexual crime drama about a disturbed 17-year-old. This production contains explicit scenes and nudity. $12 adults, $8 students, seniors and groups. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

25th Annual Jazz & Tap Dance Festival. 8 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus Theatre, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Rasta Thomas, director of the Bad Boys of Dance, with Capitol Movement, Center Stage Dance, Encore Performers, Impulse, MetroTap, MYTE, Urban Impact, and FootWORX. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. www.dance-festival.org.

“Seussical the Musical.” 7 p.m. Burke Presbyterian Church, 5960 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Senior and junior high school youth perform a story about Horton the elephant's endeavors to protect the people of Who-ville, who live on a tiny speck of dust, in an amalgamation of many of Seuss's most famous books. Admission is free, but all seats must be reserved at Tickets@BurkePresChurch.org. Donations accepted.

Bobby Long and Kaleb Griffin Band at 7 p.m., Native, Caspian and Chiaroscuro at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Sunday/March 6

</b>Peter Shaffer's "Equus." 2 p.m. George Mason University TheaterSpace, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A psychosexual crime drama about a disturbed 17-year-old. This production contains explicit scenes and nudity. $12 adults, $8 students, seniors and groups. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

That 1 Guy. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Fairfax 2011 Chocolate Lovers Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The SPACE at Old Town Plaza, 3955 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. www.chocolatefestival.net.

Tango Buenos Aires: “Fire and Passion of Tango.” 4 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Dancers, vocalists and instrumentalists trace the history of the Argentine Tango. Tickets are $23-$46 at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

25th Annual Jazz & Tap Dance Festival. 4 p.m. Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus Theatre, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Rasta Thomas, director of the Bad Boys of Dance, with Capitol Movement, Center Stage Dance, Encore Performers, Impulse, MetroTap, MYTE, Urban Impact, and FootWORX. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. www.dance-festival.org.

“Seussical the Musical.” 3 p.m. Burke Presbyterian Church, 5960 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Senior and junior high school youth perform a story about Horton the elephant's endeavors to protect the people of Who-ville, who live on a tiny speck of dust, in an amalgamation of many of Seuss's most famous books. Admission is free, but all seats must be reserved at Tickets@BurkePresChurch.org. Donations accepted.

<b>Monday/March 7

</b>Chase Coy, Jimmy Robbins and School Boy Humor. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/March 8

</b>Along Those Lines Mardi Gras Spectacular with Static Cinema, Kurtis Parks Band, Big Paper Airplanes and Playground Etiquette. 6:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

20th Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Paul VI Catholic High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax. Pancakes and other breakfast fare, entertainment, games, face painting, live music and fun for the entire family. Adults $6, under age 6 $4, under age 4 free. campusministry@paulvi.net.

<b>Wednesday/March 9

</b>California Guitar Trio 20th Anniversary Tour. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Wolftrap.org.

Tony Lucca, Jerad Finck and Brad Rhodes of Melodime. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/March 10

</b>Jennifer L. Nelson's "24, 7, 365." 8 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Attitudes about race, class and social activism are put under a humorous microscope. $25. cfa.gmu.edu.

Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social, Josh Abt & The Regulars and American Babies. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/March 11

</b>Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Irish classics, contemporary covers and original compositions. Tickets $34-$79, available at www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT. www.Celticwoman.com.

Jennifer L. Nelson's "24, 7, 365." 8 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Attitudes about race, class and social activism are put under a humorous microscope. $30. cfa.gmu.edu.

Rocknoceros Family Happy Hour at 7 p.m., Super bob, Star City Meltdown and DJ Crazy at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/March 12

</b>Jimmy Lange Boxing. 7 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $35-$500, through www.ticketmaster.com and 703-573-SEAT.

Northern Virginia's Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Directed by Jim Carroll, with percussionist Joe McCarthy, percussionist Roberto Quintero and jazz vocalist Sara Jones. Brazilian bossa nova, Argentine tango, Afro-Cuban beats from Harlem and more. $20-$40. Tickets are half price for youth through grade 12 when accompanied by an adult. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Jennifer L. Nelson's "24, 7, 365." 2 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Attitudes about race, class and social activism are put under a humorous microscope. $25. cfa.gmu.edu.

Lab Rescue’s Adoption Event. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Weber's Pet Supermarket, 11021 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Talk with fosters and volunteers who can prepare you for dog ownership and help choose the right dog to join your family. If you bring all members of your family including canine, you may be able to adopt the same day. www.lab-rescue.org.

Deep River Concert and After-Party. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Sunday/March 13

</b>Young Artist Competition Finalist Recital. 7 p.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Blvd., Fairfax. Northern Virginia’s most talented high school instrumentalists compete for a $2000 scholarship to further their musical education in a free public recital as part of the City of Fairfax Band’s Young Artist Competition. Application materials are available at www.fairfaxband.org. Free. 703-757-0220.

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: "Northern Stars." 7 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Works by Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen, Johannes Brahms and more. $19-$38. Tickets are half price for youth through grade 12 when accompanied by an adult. Charge at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Jennifer L. Nelson's "24, 7, 365." 4 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Attitudes about race, class and social activism are put under a humorous microscope. $25. cfa.gmu.edu.

Al Petteway & Amy White CD Release Show. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.