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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>Friday/Jan. 21

</b>“Willy Wonka Jr.” 7:30 p.m. at the New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. Northern Virginia Players present Roald Dahl’s story of the famous candy maker. $10 in advance or $12 at the door. 703-866-3546 or www.nvplayers.com.

“Damn Yankees.” 7 p.m. South County Secondary School Auditorium, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. A musical about a Washington Senators fan who makes a pact with the devil. $7 adults, $5 seniors and students. AJRose1@fcps.edu or 703-785-3082.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 22

</b>“Willy Wonka Jr.” 7:30 p.m. at the New Hope Church, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. Northern Virginia Players present Roald Dahl’s story of the famous candy maker. $10 in advance or $12 at the door. 703-866-3546 or www.nvplayers.com.

Perú Negro With Eva Ayllón: “Festejo”. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A group of more than 30 dancers and musicians performs the rhythms, sounds and movements propagated along Peru’s coast by African slaves, joined by singer Eva Ayllón. Tickets $23-$46, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

“Damn Yankees.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. South County Secondary School Auditorium, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. A musical about a Washington Senators fan who makes a pact with the devil. $7 adults, $5 seniors and students. AJRose1@fcps.edu or 703-785-3082.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 23

</b>Outerloop Presents: The End is Near Tour with I See Stars, Close Your Eyes, Abandon All Ships, Us and From Outside. 6 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $12 advance, $14 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.com.

Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. St. John's United Methodist Church, 5312 Backlick Road, Springfield. Devienne’s Quartet for Bassoon and Strings, Op. 73, Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G Minor, K.478, and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. Joel Lazar, conductor. arsnovawashington@gmail.com.

<b>Monday/Jan. 24

</b>Teddy Bear Tales. 11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories and songs. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before program begins. Age 13-23 months with adult. 703-249-1520.

Lunch Bunch. 12 p.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Bring lunch and join us for stories. Age birth-5 with adult. 703-971-0010.

Frosty Mittens. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Wintry stories. Age 13-23 months with adult. Registration not required; tickets distributed beginning 30 minutes before the event. 703-339-4610.

Read to the Dog. 4:30 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Read to a reading therapy dog. Age 6-12 with adult. Register at 703-339-4610.

<b>Tuesday/Jan. 25

</b>English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Practice and improve your English. Adults. 703-451-8055.

Writers Peer Review Group. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Review peers' works and receive in-depth feedback on your own. 703-339-4610.

<b>Wednesday/Jan. 26

</b>Faculty Artist Series: Philippe Chao, Marcio Botelho and Patricia Parker. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Travel Club. 1 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Bring lunch and enjoy lively discussion. Adults. 703-451-8055.

One for You, One for Me. 10:30 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Stories and songs about sharing. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-339-7385.

<b>Thursday/Jan. 27

</b>Bear Snores On. 2 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-451-8055.

“Annie.” 7:30 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School Little Theatre, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets $12. www.lbmusical.webs.com.

<b>Friday/Jan. 28

</b>Mason Jazz Concert. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

L.A. Theatre Works “The Real Dr. Strangelove”. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets $18-$36, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Independent Living Project. 10 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Fridays from Jan. 28-March 11. 703-249-1520.

“Annie.” 7:30 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School Little Theatre, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets $12. www.lbmusical.webs.com.

<b>Saturday/Jan. 29

</b>Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie. 8 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The German State Philharmonic, conducted by Philippe Entremont on its first tour of the U.S., performing Strauss’ “Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche” and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4, Op. 98. Entremont also joins Sebastian Knauer on piano for Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos, No. 10 in E-Flat major, K. 365. Tickets are $30-$60, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Brad Berlin Presents: Evolution and The Journey Tribute, plus Unforgettable Fire and The U2 Tribute. 8:30 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $17.50 advance, $20 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.com.

“Annie.” 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School Little Theatre, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Tickets $12. www.lbmusical.webs.com.

<b>Sunday/Jan. 30

</b>Faculty Artist Series: Mira Yang, mezzo-soprano. 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Apex Booking Presents: I Saw A Ghost and More. 4 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Monday/Jan. 31

</b>Faculty Artist Series: Harry Watters, trombone and Dr. Dickinson, trombone. 8 p.m. at the George Mason University Center for the Arts Harris Theatre, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Baby Signing. 11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Learn to sign words and letters. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before program begins. Age 2 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Survival Tales. 4 p.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Stories of children surviving scary situations. Age 6-12. 703-339-7385.

<b>Tuesday/Feb.1

</b>Death Angel, LaZarus A.D., Early Man, Bonded by Blood, Hexen and more. 6:15 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $22 advance, $25 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Friday/Feb. 4

</b>Lynch Mob, Willie Basse, Baby Jayne, Kneel to Zod and More. 8 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. Age 21 and up. $17 advance, $20 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.com.

Mark Morris Dance Group. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The D.C. area premiere of "Petrichor," set to the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, plus “Going Away Party,” “Silhouettes” and “Excursions.” 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, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 5

</b>A Life Once Lost, This Time It’s War, Delusions and More. 4 p.m. Jaxx Nightclub, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $12 advance, $15 at the door. www.Jaxxroxx.com.

Mark Morris Dance Group. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. The D.C. area premiere of "Petrichor," set to the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, plus “Going Away Party,” “Silhouettes” and “Excursions.” 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, available at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Wednesday/Feb. 9

</b>"The War Comes to the Court House, Night of June 1, 1861." 7:30 p.m. Civil War Forum at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. With speakers Chris Godard as Lt. Col. Richard "Old Baldy" Ewell and David Meisky as Col. William "Extra Billy" Smith. Free and open to the public and is free. 703-425-9225.www.fairfax-station.org.