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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<b>Thursday/July 21

</b>Main Street Community Band. 8 p.m. Veterans Amphitheater, City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. Light classical pieces, marches and popular tunes. Weather permitting. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic basket. Free. 703-757-0220 or <a href="http://www.fairfaxband.org" target="_blank>fairfaxband.org</a>.

Cool Cats & Hot Dogs. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories, songs and finger plays. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Beach Jewelry. 4:30 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Use elements such as natural stone, beach glass, shell and wood to create island jewelry. Age 12-19. 703-249-1520.

Lunchtime at the Movies. 11:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Bring lunch and watch movies based on children's books. Call for titles. Age 1-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Murphy’s Kids, Irresponsible and Mr. Dr. MC. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>.

<b>Friday/July 22

</b>Local Children’s Author Judy Link Cuddehe. 10:30 a.m. Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax. Oak Hill author-illustrator Cuddehe will read from her recent book about fireflies, “Flash Light!” 703-966-2175.

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” 8:15 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. A fully staged production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical about Sweeney Todd, a barber on a murderous path for revenge in London. With the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Moore, and the Wolf Trap Opera Company. Tickets $20-$70. <a href="http://www.wolftrap.org" target="_blank">wolftrap.org</a>.

<b>Saturday/July 23

</b>Eighth Annual Asian Food and Tennis Festival. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With 35 multi-cultural food and 150 product vendors. Four showcase villages, Heritage India, Wow Philippines, Image of China and Amazing Thailand. Free admission. info@asianfestivaldc.com.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association answers your gardening questions. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Emmylou Harris and her Red Dirt Boys. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. $42 in-house, $25 lawn. <a href="http://www.wolftrap.org" target="_blank">wolftrap.org</a>.

<b>Sunday/July 24

</b>Eighth Annual Asian Food and Tennis Festival. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With 35 multi-cultural food and 150 product vendors. Four showcase villages, Heritage India, Wow Philippines, Image of China and Amazing Thailand. Free admission. info@asianfestivaldc.com.

Golden Dragon Acrobats from China. 3 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and more. Tickets $15-38. www.wolftrap.org.

Mindy Smith and Tiffany Thompson. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>.

<b>Monday/July 25

</b>Chris Barrett, Kalliko and The OK Corral. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>.

<b>Tuesday/July 26

</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.

Kings Park Friends of the Library Meeting. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Join the Friends group for their monthly meeting. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Amy Lavere “Stranger Me” CD Release. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>.

<b>Wednesday/July 27

</b>Jammin' Beach Party. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Cody & Bj take you to a musical beach party with surfing, limbo, singing and dancing. 703-293-6227.

Stuntology. 2:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Sam Bartlett, musician, artist and author of Stuntology, presents pranks, tricks and stunts to amuse yourself and amaze your friends. 703-978-5600.

Atlast, Fight Cloud, No Blitz and Michael Butler. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>.

<b>Thursday/July 28

</b>City of Fairfax Concert Band. 8 p.m. Veterans Amphitheater, City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. A pops-style concert of light classical, Broadway, jazz, film, and patriotic selections. Weather permitting. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic basket. Free. 703-757-0220 or <a href="http://www.fairfaxband.org" target="_blank">fairfaxband.org</a>.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice English and improve your English speaking skills. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Conversations with the Director. 7:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Meet Sam Clay, Director of the Fairfax County Public Library, and share your view of what the future should hold for our library system. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Rubblebucket. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>.

<b>Friday/July 29

</b>Movies Under the Stars. 7:30 p.m. Pinn Community Center, 10225 Zion Drive, Fairfax. Family-friendly movies shown every Friday. 703-250-9181, tty 711.

The Bigger Lights, Divided By Friday and Fourth Quarter Comeback at 6 p.m., followed by The Bigger Lights, For The Foxes and Aim For The Weekend at 9 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>.

<b>Saturday/July 30

</b>Summer Lovin’: A Hot Night of Cool Stories. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna. Better Said Than Done, a community of professional storytellers, present stories for grownups about summer romance. $10. <a href="http://www.bettersaidthandone.com" target="_blank">bettersaidthandone.com</a>, <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>, or 703-255-1566.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Horticultural tips, information, techniques and advice to home gardeners. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Neighborhood Plant Clinic. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association answers your gardening questions. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Feed God Cabbage, DC Flow and Feel Free. 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>.

<b>Sunday/July 31

</b>Burke Historical Society Meeting. 4 p.m. Silas Burke House, 9617 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Historian and author Patrick O’Neill will speak about the Belvoir manor, the seat of Col. William Fairfax’s plantation. Belvoir was effectively abandoned by the family, fell into disrepair, and was further damaged during the War of 1812. Its name lives on in the Army base that now includes its ruins. slawski_brian@yahoo.com.

“Conquering the Rose” Film Debut. 8 p.m. Cinema Arts Theatre, Fair City Mall, 9560-14 Main St., Fairfax. A feature film written and produced by GMU alummi Jenna St. John and made with a local crew. A small college town is haunted by a young girl’s suicide. www.conqueringtherose.com.

Rebecca Loebe, Jenee Halstead and Sam Friend. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>.

<b>Monday/Aug. 1

</b>Benefit for NOVACO. 7-10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Local artists Birds of Mauze, The Improvaliers, Bradley Perrow, West Potomac Improv, Poi, Jamie Fredrickson's Mad Hoop Skills, The Fair Sons of Robin Fax, Alice Boyars, Julian Rosen and more. A portion of the proceeds benefits NOVACO, offering affordable housing, education, childcare, counseling and mentoring to survivors of abuse. $10 in advance, $13 at the door. <a href="http://www.novaco.org" target="_blank">novaco.org</a> or<a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>.

<b>Tuesday/Aug. 2

</b>Jolie Holland and Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>.

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 3

</b>California Tortilla Battle to Break Out: Semi-Finals Round #1. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>.

<b>Friday/Aug. 5

</b>Tom Paxton. 7 p.m. Mason District Park Amphitheater, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Folk music. 703-324-SHOW.

Deep River Summer Revival with Seth Glier. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 6

</b>Deep River Summer Revival with Larkin Poe. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>.

<b>Wednesday/Aug. 10

</b>Civil War History of the Hunter Mill Road Corridor. 7:30 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. With forum speaker Jim Lewis, a historian, tour guide and member of the Bull Run Civil War Round Table. Free. 703-425-9225.

Cash Cash, Breathe Electric, For the Foxes and The Baby Grand. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. <a href="http://www.jamminjava.com" target="_blank">jamminjava.com</a>.