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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<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 www.fairfaxband.org.

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. www.jamminjava.com.

NSO at Wolf Trap: The 5 Browns. 8:15 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Emil de Cou, Conductor. The National Symphony Orchestra is joined by five Julliard-trained siblings from Utah. Tickets $20-$52. www.wolftrap.org.

<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. www.jamminjava.com.

NSO at Wolf Trap: Marvin Hamlisch, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Stephanie J. Block. 8:15 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. The National Symphony Orchestra in an evening of showtune classics. Tickets $20-$52. www.wolftrap.org.

<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. www.bettersaidthandone.com, www.jamminjava.com 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. www.jamminjava.com.

NSO at Wolf Trap: Casablanca. 8:30 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. With conductor Emil de Cou and host Ben Mankiewicz. The film will be shown on large screens both in-house and on the lawn, with the film’s full score played live by the National Symphony Orchestra. Tickets $20-$52. www.wolftrap.org.

<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. www.jamminjava.com.

Dolly Parton: Better Day World Tour. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Country music. $60 in-house, $35 lawn. www.wolftrap.org.

<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. www.novaco.org or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Tuesday/Aug. 2

</b>Jolie Holland and Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

<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. www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Thursday/Aug. 4

</b>The Bob Gibson Big Band. 8 p.m. Old Country Buffet 9650 Main St., Fairfax. Vintage to modern jazz and big band music. 703-764-0708.

<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. www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 6

</b>Deep River Summer Revival with Larkin Poe. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

<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. www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Aug. 12

</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.

Dan Navarro at 7 p.m., followed by Tyler Bryant at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 13

</b>Sully Civil War Weekend. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. Federal and Confederate troops recreate Civil War daily life as re-enactors demonstrate the varied work of the army. Skirmishes include infantry, artillery and cavalry. Visit the weekend encampment and discover a soldier's lifestyle during this turbulent time in America's history. Enjoy live music and a fashion show. House tour includes artifacts rarely on exhibit belonging to the Haight family, mid-19th century residents at Sully. $8adults, $6 seniors and children. 703-708-0861.

The Fabulous Mary Ann Redmond Band. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 14

</b>The Dear Hunter, Deas Vail and O'Brother. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/Aug. 15

</b>An Evening With The Young Dubliners. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Friday/Aug. 19

</b>Jammin Java’s Mid-Atlantic Band Battle 5: Finals. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Aug. 20

</b>DC Fest with Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman. 3 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Also with by Kutless, Big Daddy Weave, Matthew West, Sidewalk Prophets and Jonny Diaz. Tickets $15-$99, available at www.ticketmaster.com and 703-573-SEAT. www.patriotcenter.com.

Big O and Dukes Live. 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

An Enchanted Evening of Dance. 7 p.m. W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main St., Fairfax. Chinese folk dance, presented by the Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe. Tickets $10-$30. 571-306-2889 or www.FCDTdance.org.

<b>Sunday/Aug. 21

</b>Northern Virginia NTRAK Display with Running Trains. 1-4 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. $3 for adults, $1 for children. www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225.

The Third Annual Tri-Fire Kids Race. 9 a.m. Mosby Woods Pool, 3136 Plantation Parkway, Fairfax. For age groups 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12, and will have appropriate distances for each- swim, bike, run. www.teamtrifire.org.

<b>Thursday/Aug. 25

</b>An Evening with The Greencards. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.