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Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

Send notes to the Connection at south@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-778-9416. Deadline is Friday. Dated announcements should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.

<b>Thursday/Feb. 24

</b>Friends of Burke Centre Blizzard of Books Sale. 3 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stock up on great books. 703-249-1520.

Practice Your English. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. Adults. 703-339-4610.

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.

<b>Friday/Feb. 25

</b>Workhouse Film Institute: “Herb and Dorothy.” 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. The story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means. Free. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Sex Slaves, Cab Ride Home and more. 6:30 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. All ages. $10 advance, $12 day of show. www.Jaxxroxx.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>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.

Simple Gifts. 7 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. The trio performs Irish jigs, American reels, Klezmer frailachs, Gypsy melodies, Balkan dance music and more. $15-$20. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Battle of the Bands with Halcyon, Crash Concept, Amethyst Heart, Katabasis and more. 12 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $1000 Grand Prize. All ages. $10 advance, $12 day of show. www.Jaxxroxx.com.

VITA Tax Assistance. 10 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. IRS-certified volunteers help taxpayers who earned up to $49,000. Adults. 703-451-8055.

"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.

Get Abuzz About Bees at Huntley Meadows. 4 p.m. Huntley Meadows Park and Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Learn about the lives of our native bees, how they contribute to the human world and how to attract them to a garden. Discuss plans for a bee box including how to build and care for them. $6 per person. Register at 703-222-4664 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes.

<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.

Eluveite, 3 Inches of Blood, Holy Grail, System Divide Ethereal Genocide and more. 6 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $17 advance, $20 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.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.

Explore the World of Bones. 2 p.m. Huntley Meadows Park and Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Search the clues left behind in animal skulls, teeth and bones. For ages 9-12. $6 per person. Register at 703-222-4664 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes.

<b>Tuesday/March 1

</b>Straight Line Stitch, War of Ages and more. 5 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Wednesday/March 2

</b>Ensiferum, Finntroll, Rotten Sound, Barren Earth and more. 6:15 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $22 advance, $25 at the door, $50 VIP tickets with a Meet and Greet with Rotting Christ. www.Jaxxroxx.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.

Moms Club of Springfield Fund Raiser. 7:30 p.m. Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 8336 Carrleigh Parkway, Springfield. Pampering, shopping and food for moms, with proceeds benefiting the Fairfax Hospital for Children NICU, PICU and children’s cancer center. tjwilson0720@yahoo.com.

<b>Friday/March 4

</b>Epitome of the Weak, All Out Chaos, Upper 90, The Chuck Fenech Band, Rising Chaos, Silence the Blind, Abandoning Arborland and Proper Addiction. 5 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. All ages. $10 advance, $12 day of show. www.Jaxxroxx.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.

<b>Saturday/March 5

</b>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.

<b>Sunday/March 6

</b>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.

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.

<b>Wednesday/March 9

</b>Rotting Christ, Melechesh, Hate, Abigail Williams, Lecherous Nocturne and more. 6:15 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $22 advance, $25 at the door, $50 VIP tickets with a Meet and Greet with Ensiferum and Finntroll. www.Jaxxroxx.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.

<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.

Kix and more. 8 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Age 21and up. $27 advance, $30 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.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.

<b>Saturday/March 12

</b>Second Saturday Art Walk. 6-9 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Meet each building's featured artist, a reception in W-16 from 6-7 p.m. and more. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

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.

Oldies But Goodies (OBG) Cocker Spaniel Rescue. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Springfield Petsmart, 6535 Frontier Drive, Springfield. Meet cockers of all ages available for adoption. All dogs are spayed or neutered. Volunteers will be available to help potential adopters and answer any questions on the dogs. www.cockerspanielrescue.com or 703-533-2373.

<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.

Ladies Auxiliary Fashion Show. 1 p.m. VFW Post 1503, A Hall, 14631 Minnieville Road, Dale City. $15, includes lunch and door prizes. Proceeds benefit Cancer Aid and Research. www.vfwpost1503.org.

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.

Oldies But Goodies (OBG) Cocker Spaniel Rescue. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Springfield Petsmart, 6535 Frontier Drive, Springfield. Meet cockers of all ages available for adoption. All dogs are spayed or neutered. Volunteers will be available to help potential adopters and answer any questions on the dogs. www.cockerspanielrescue.com or 703-533-2373.