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Fairfax Station, Lorton, Clifton & Springfield Calendar

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<b>Thursday/May 26

</b>Burke School Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Voices of Now Festival, Arena Stage Kogod Cradle, 1101 6th St. S.W., Washington, D.C. VON gives youths the opportunity to learn about theater and performance, devising and performing a piece of theater based on their own writing. Free, reservations required at 202-488-3300.

Friends of Burke Centre Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Most books .50-$2. 703-249-1520.

<b>Friday/May 27

</b>Key Middle School of Springfield Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Voices of Now Festival, Arena Stage Kogod Cradle, 1101 6th St. S.W., Washington, D.C. VON gives youths the opportunity to learn about theater and performance, devising and performing a piece of theater based on their own writing. Free, reservations required at 202-488-3300.

Friends of Burke Centre Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Most books .50-$2. 703-249-1520.

The "Pull Me From The Gallows" Tour with The Human Abstract, Scale the Summit, This or The Apocalypse, letlive, Across the Sun, Epitome of The Weak, Kysmet, Encasing Embrace and more. 5 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $12 advance, $14 at the door. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Saturday/May 28

</b>Urban Art Film Series: "Beautiful Losers." 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. The film focuses on the careers and work of a group of artists who began a movement using aesthetics from skateboarding, graffiti and underground music. Contains adult content, including mild nudity and strong language. Free. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Friends of Burke Centre Library Book Sale. 10 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Most books .50-$2. 703-249-1520.

Braddock District Bike Day. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Sponsored by Braddock District Supervisor John C. Cook. The Fairfax County Police Department will discuss safety and offer an obstacle course. With representatives from the Fairfax County Department of Transportation's Bike Division, Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling and bicycle mechanics from Oasis Bike Works. 703-425-9300.

Pick Slides and Pitch Shifts Tour 2011 with This Is Our Fight, Legend Has It, Hit This City, Times New Roman, Send The City, A Place In Time, The Dukes, Action League Now! and more. 3 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Sunday/May 29

</b>Robinson Secondary School of Fairfax Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Voices of Now Festival, Arena Stage Kogod Cradle, 1101 6th St. S.W., Washington D.C. VON gives youths the opportunity to learn about theater and performance, devising and performing a piece of theater based on their own writing. Free, reservations required at 202-488-3300.

Battle of the Bands with Cashmere's Topia, Cashus Flow, I Am The Doorway, The Offset, Proper Addiction, Rustbelt City, Soloabstract Eyes, Urban Cartel and more. 4 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $9 advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Tuesday/May 31

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

<b>Wednesday/June 1

</b>Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse. Massey Building, 4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Program begins at 6 p.m., Living History Presentation at 7 p.m. Capt. John Quincy Marr of the 17th Va. Infantry, Co. K (Warrenton Rifles) died at Fairfax Court House on June 1, 1861. The evening's activities include a living history presentation of "The Skirmish at Fairfax Court House" inside the historic courthouse, which will be followed by a reception on the courthouse lawn. While the event on the courthouse grounds is open to the public, the living history presentation inside the historic courthouse has limited seating. Free. Reserve by May 25 at 703-385-8415 or susan.gray@fairfaxva.gov. Reservations are limited to 72 and tickets will be held at the door until 7:50 p.m.

Wakefield Chorale Spring Concert: “Say It With Music.” 7 p.m. Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Drive in Annandale. Show tunes, patriotic, classical and spiritual numbers. Tickets available at the door. 703-451-7917.

<b>Friday/June 3

</b>New Majority Comedy Tour Starring Gabriel Iglesias & Russell Peters. 8 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. With Lisa Lampanelli. Tickets $49.50-$75 through www.ticketmaster.com or 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT and 410-547-SEAT. www.patriotcenter.com.

Loudness, A Sound of Thunder, The Maiden Project, Dirty Passion (from Sweden), War Machine, Seelow Heights and more. 7 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $23 advance, $25 at the door. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Saturday/June 4

</b>Skirmish at Fairfax Court House Reenactment and Living History Day. Historic Fairfax Courthouse, 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. A reenactment of the first organized land engagement of the Civil War will occur from 1-2 p.m. west of the Courthouse grounds at the corner of North and Main Streets. After the skirmish reenactment meet the Cavalry and infantry reenactors at Historic Blenheim, 3610 Old Lee Highway, to talk about the reenactment, what it was like for soldiers in the 19th century, and explore the historic Blenheim Estate. Also at the Blenheim Estate will be the Virginia Historical Society panel exhibit, An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia, from May 23 to June 6. Free. 703-591-0560.

Barney Live in Concert: Birthday Bash! 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Celebrate Barney’s birthday with more than 25 upbeat sing-along tunes. Tickets $20-$30, $45 Gold Circle Seats and $75 Dino Seats also available. 703-573-SEAT or www.barneylivetour.com.

Urban Decay II Opening Reception. 7 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, Gallery W-16, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Live music, artist demonstrations, a designer vinyl toy competition open to the public, art raffle and more. Urban Art Film Series: “Toys Are Us.” (Film contains adult content.) www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Spartan Jamfest Benefit Concert and Music Festival. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. West Springfield High School rear parking lot, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Bands include Loose Lips, Tejas Singh, Subtle Body, Puppet, The Fielding Melish, Threat Level Midnight, Ghost Town, The 6th Degree, Manticore and Lucky 13. $5 pre-sale plus a non-perishable food item at gate, or $10 at the gate. All canned food will be donated to Echo. www.wshsguitar.org/WSHSGuitar.org/Spartanjam.html.

Cocker Spaniel Adoption Show. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Alexandria Hybla Valley Petsmart, 7690 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. Meet cockers of all ages available for adoption. All dogs are spayed or neutered. Volunteers will help potential adopters find a good match and answer questions. Sponsored by Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue. 703-533-2373 or www.cockerspanielrescue.com.

Northern Virginia Country Western Dance Association. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Line dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., open dancing 8:30-11 p.m. Couples and singles welcome. Admission for NVCWDA members $5-$12. www.nvcwda.org or 703-860-4941.

Vains of Jenna, The Wrecking Crew, Not-Liable, Encrypted Sun and more. 8 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Sunday/June 5

</b>A Dance for Japan Relief. 1 p.m. George Mason University Harris Theater, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Kikuyuki Dancers of America, Inc. present Onoe style Japanese classical dance, a raffle and silent auction of Japanese textiles, arts, and crafts. All proceeds donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society. $40 general admission, $25 students, available at 888-945-2468 or www.japandance.org.

City of Fairfax Band. 7:30 p.m. Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale. A pops-style symphonic concert of light classical, Broadway, jazz, film, and marches. Weather permitting. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic basket. Free. 703-757-0220 or www.fairfaxband.org.

Outerloop Presents: Local Showcase. 4 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.

<b>Wednesday/June 8

</b>The Get Nude and Tattooed Tour with Like Moths to Flames, The Browning, Your Memorial, Delusions, Freqontrol and more. 5 p.m. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 703-569-5940 or www.jaxxroxx.com.