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Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

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<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.

Family Financial Education Classes. 9 a.m. Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 8336 Carrleigh Parkway, Springfield. Money matters, investments and savings. Free, including classes for K-12. 703- 451-5320.

<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. 703-425-9225.www.fairfax-station.org.

Forget-Me-Not Benefit Show. 7 p.m. West Springfield High School Auditorium, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Enjoy a variety of entertainment while supporting research for Alzheimer's Disease. Appropriate for all ages. $7. pmlagerb@msn.com.

<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.

<b>Saturday/Feb. 12

</b>2nd 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.

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.

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.

Make Your Own Valentines. 10 a.m. Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield. For ages 6-10. Create a variety of seasonal crafts. $24 per child, includes craft materials and snacks. Registration required at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or 703-222-4664.

Hope for Haiti Fund Raiser and Reception. 1:30-4 p.m. Belnavis Art Gallery, 6208 Rolling Road, Springfield. Art about Haiti and art donated to raise funds for the Lazarus Project, Haiti. 703-644-0400 or www.belnavisartgallery.com.