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Burke & Fairfax Calendar

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<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.

Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social, Josh Abt & The Regulars and American Babies. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Tom Paxton. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Folk music. $22. www.wolftrap.org.

The Wind Blew. 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Paws for Reading. 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice reading with a trained therapy dog. Sign up for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. 703-249-1520.

Kid Science: Mirror, Mirror. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities about mirrors. Age 4-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

<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.

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.

Rocknoceros Family Happy Hour at 7 p.m., Super bob, Star City Meltdown and DJ Crazy at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

The Second City: Fair & Unbalanced. 8 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Improv comedy. $24. www.wolftrap.org.

<b>Saturday/March 12

</b>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.

Lab Rescue’s Adoption Event. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Weber's Pet Supermarket, 11021 Lee Highway, Fairfax. Talk with fosters and volunteers who can prepare you for dog ownership and help choose the right dog to join your family. If you bring all members of your family including canine, you may be able to adopt the same day. www.lab-rescue.org.

Deep River Concert and After-Party. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

The Second City: Fair & Unbalanced. 7:30 p.m. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, 1624 Trap Road, Vienna. Improv comedy. $24. www.wolftrap.org.

Children's Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Books and more. All Ages. 703-293-6227.

<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.

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.

Al Petteway & Amy White CD Release Show. 7 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

<b>Monday/March 14

</b>Jo Williamson. 8:15 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Book Buddies. 4 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Beginning readers practice with a young adult volunteer. Age 5-9 with adult. 703-293-6227.

Can You Hop Like a Bunny? 11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories and activities about rabbits. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before program begins. Age 2 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Green Is Good. 10:30 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Stories and fun about St. Patrick's Day. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-978-5600.

How to Draw Great Big Faces. 2:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. With artist Paul Merklein. Maximum number of participants is 30. Age 8-14. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/March 15

</b>Bushwalla and Jason Ager. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

English Conversation Group. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-293-6227.

Evening Book Discussion. 7:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Book Discussion Group. 1:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Color of Water by James McBride. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Tiny Tots. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Very short stories and activities. Age 13-17 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Small Oneders. 11:15 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories and activities. Age 18-23 months with adult. 703-644-7333.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/March 16

</b>Bedtime Stories: Irish Lullabies. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, songs and activities with an Irish lilt. Age 3-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Writers' Roundtable. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Discuss your work with other writers. Adults. 703-644-7333.

<b>Thursday/March 17

</b>Further. 8 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Drive, Fairfax. Former Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir. Tickets $49.50. Charge at 800-551-SEAT or www.livenation.com. www.furthur.net.

The Pretty Reckless and A Thousand Horses. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Afternoon Reading Group. 1 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Paws for Reading. 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Practice reading with a trained therapy dog. Sign up for a 15-minute session. Age 6-12. 703-249-1520

<b>Friday/March 18

</b>Deanna Bogart Band. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Warriors in Transition Project Open Mic Night Fundraiser. 7 p.m. Burke Presbyterian Church, 5690 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Poetry, music, refreshments and more. Sponsored by BPC's Family Tree House Ministry and Ft. Belvoir. To perform, contact esadtler@cox.net. www.BurkePresChurch.org or 703-764-0456.

Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Books and more. All ages. 703-293-6227.

From Bizet to Broadway. 8 p.m. The Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. The Northern Virginia Chorale and the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Chorale, under the artistic direction of Robert S. Webb Jr. Aida’s Triumphal Chorus, the Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore and more. Advance adult tickets $15, at the door $20. Age 12-24 $10, under age 12 free. www.northernvirginiachorale.org or 703-239-2180.

Opening of the Fifth Annual Fair Oaks Home and Garden Show. Fair Oaks Mall Grand Court, 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax. Showcasing trends in home and garden design and a life-size garden created by Merrifield Garden Center. On-site exhibitors include Benjamin Moore Paints, Bobcat of Northern Virginia, Capital Remodeling, Carefree Boat Club, F.H. Furr, Leaf Filter, Premier Window & Building, and Reamco Patio Enclosures. The show will continue through March 27, and is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 703-359-8302 or www.ShopFairOaksMall.com.

<b>Saturday/March 19

</b>Artists’ Reception for "Lighthouses in Two Dimensions." 3-6 p.m. Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. Watercolors by Alex Wisniewski of Oakton, and woodturning and woodburning by Bob Horowitz of Falls Church. The exhibit will be open March 7-April 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 703-494-0584 or www.theartistsundertaking.com.

Enter the Haggis. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Book Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Books and more. All ages. 703-293-6227.

<b>Sunday/March 20

</b>Boys Will Be Boys, Crash Boom Bang and Andrew Rohlk at 5 p.m., Boys Will Be Boys, Crash Boom Bang and Samantha Darnell at 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Book Sale. 1-4 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Books and more. All ages. 703-293-6227.

Woodbridge Flute Choir Third Annual Concerto Scholarship Concert. 7:30 p.m. Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 6304 Lee Chapel Road, Burke. With Debbie Gilbert, Artistic Director. The winner of the 3rd Annual Concerto Scholarship Competition, Haina (Hannah) Li, will perform “Night Soliloquy” by Kent Kennan. $10 adults, $5 students and children. Free to Abiding Presence Lutheran Church members. 703-802-0990 or rebecca@woodbridgeflutechoir.org.

<b>Monday/March 21

</b>Inova Blood Drive. 1:30-7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Photo ID required. Appointments preferred, call 1-866-256-6372. Adults.

Chess Club. 3:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn rules and strategy by playing the game. Age 6-14. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/March 22

</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.

Nighty, Night! 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories and songs about nocturnal animals. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before program begins. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

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

Twilight Tales. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Come in pajamas for stories before bedtime. Age 3-6 with adult. 703-978-5600.

Teen Book Group. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. What's hot and what's not. Age 13-18. 703-644-7333.

<b>Thursday/March 24

</b>Let's Spring into Springtime. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-293-6227.

The Drew Kennerley Magic Show. 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Kennerley is an experienced 15-year-old magician who performs comedic magic shows for children. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before program begins. Age 6-10. 703-249-1520.

What You Need to Know About the New Credit Card Rules. 7 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Find out about the new credit card rules. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Lunchtime at the Movies: Fairy Tales. 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.

<b>Friday/March 25

</b>Ron Sexsmith “Late Player Bloomer” CD Release and Caitlin Rose. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. jamminjava.com.

Mason Dance Company 2011 Gala Concert. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Featuring work by Ohad Naharin, Lar Lubovitch, Robert Battle and Susan Shields. Tickets $20 adults, $12 students and seniors, available at the Center for the Arts Box Office, open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., or at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

<b>Saturday/March 26

</b>Swingin’ into Spring. 8 p.m. Fairfax High School Auditorium, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax. Fairfax Swing Band and Main Street Community Concert Band, ensembles of the City of Fairfax Band, in a symphonic wind ensemble concert. $15 adults, $9 seniors, and free for age 18 and younger. www.fairfaxband.org or 703-757-0220.

MCCP Foundation Dress up with Grown-ups Gala. 6-10 p.m. The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel, 4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. Sit-down dinner, DJ and dancing, auction and more. The Medical Care for Children Partnership Foundation raises funds for the medical care of uninsured children. Family ticket $350, includes up to 2 adults and 2 children. $125 per extra adult; $75 per extra child. Black tie optional. 703-286-0881 or www.mccpfoundation.org.

Mason Dance Company 2011 Gala Concert. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Featuring work by Ohad Naharin, Lar Lubovitch, Robert Battle and Susan Shields. Tickets $20 adults, $12 students and seniors, available at the Center for the Arts Box Office, open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., or at 888-945-2468 or cfa.gmu.edu.

Microsoft PowerPoint. 2:30 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. How to put together a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. Age 13 and up. 703-293-6227.