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Weekly Entertainment (Burke/Springfield/Fairfax/Lorton)

July 7-20.

Saturday/July 7

Cartoon Johnny. 7 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. A cappella. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Flea Market. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. VRE Commuter Rail Parking Lot, 6900 Hechinger Drive, Springfield. Sponsored by Springfield-Franconia Lions Club. Vendor fee $20 per parking space. Proceeds benefit local charities. 703-569-3074 or http://sfhostlions.org/fleamkt.html.

Art Out Loud 2012. 4 -9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Art Out Loud 2012 will feature an all-star cast of artists and musicians celebrating the impact of art on our daily lives. Free. www.workhousearts.org.

4th Annual Ice Cream Social. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Supports the Ceramics Program. Buy Handmade bowls created by students, instructors or resident artists for $15. Free admission.

Country-Western Dance. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. Line dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.; couples dance lesson at 8 p.m. Open dancing from 8:30-11p.m. NVCWDA members $10; non-members $12; children under 18 accompanied by a paying adult $5; PSDC members $10. 703-860-4941.

Brain Training Center’s Grand Opening and Open Classes. 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Power Brain Training Center, 3903 Fair Ridge Dr, Suite 217, Fairfax. Experience fitness, focus and fun through physical, cognitive and relaxation exercises. 703-359-7282 or info@ powerbrainedu.com.

Wolf Trap Opera Company: Don Giovanni. 7 p.m. Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Preshow talk one hour before performance. www.wolftrap.org.

Sunday/July 8

Murder Mystery Brunch at Trummers. 12 p.m. 7134 Main Street, Clifton. $58/person. 703-266-1623.

Tuesday/July 10

Coal Train Railroad. 10:30 a.m. Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. A Nashville, Tennessee ensemble takes children and families into the world of jazz. $8-$10 at 1-877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org/TITW.

Meet the Author: Kimberly “Kimba” Dalferes. 7 -8:30 p.m. Join local author for a reading of fun and quirky stories from her book “I Was In Love With a Short Man Once.” Adults. Burke Centre Community Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/events/meettheauthor/

Wednesday/July 11

Coal Train Railroad. 10:30 a.m. Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. A Nashville, Tennessee ensemble takes children and families into the world of jazz. $8-$10 at 1-877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org/TITW.

Big Head Todd & The Monsters. 7 p.m. Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. With Ben Harper, Los Lobos, JJ Grey & Mofro, The Lumineers, North Mississippi Allstars, The Wood Brothers, James McCurtry, David Lindley, Nathaniel Rateliff, Matthew Curry and more. $30-$75. 703-255-1900 or www.wolftrap.org.

Summer Extravaganza: Dog Days of Summer. 6 p.m. Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. Canine musical freestyle dogs, music, and hot dogs. Free. erodgers@lordoflifeva.org

Thursday/July 12

Aaron Nigel Smith. 10:30 a.m. Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. High-energy, interactive shows Designed to get kids moving. $8-$10 at 1-877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org/TITW.

CFB Children’s Concert. 7:30 p.m. Veterans Amphitheatre, 10455 Armstrong St, Fairfax. Annual summer children's concert featuring free ice cream, instrument petting zoo, children's parade and more.

Friday/July 13

Little Red & The Renegades. 7:30 p.m. Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria. Zydeco. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

Saturday/July 14

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.

The David Kitchen Band. 7 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Pop/Rock. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.

31st Obon Festival. 5:30 p.m. Ekoji Buddhist Temple, 6500 Lake Haven lane, Fairfax Station. Traditional Japanese folk dancing, a memorial candle ceremony, children’s games and a taiko performance by Nen Daiko. 703-239-0500 or www.ekoji.org.

2nd Saturday Art Walk. 6-9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. The Workhouse showcases the diverse work of more than 100 visual artists in a unique historic venue. Free. www.workhousearts.org.

New Hope Church Christmas in July Craft and Bake Sale. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. A day of fun, food, crafts and an opportunity to plan ahead on Christmas shopping. www.fmsc.org

Sunday/July 15

Wolf Trap Opera Company: From Bel Canto to Can Belto. 3 p.m. Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Recital with Steven Blier and singers from the 2012 Wolf Trap Opera Company. Preshow talk one hour before performance. www.wolftrap.org.

Train Display. 1-4 p.m. 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station. The Northern Virginia NTRACK members will have a display and N gauge trains running at the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. Adults $3, children $1. www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225.

Monday/July 16

Children’s Music Performance Series. 10:30 a.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. First and third Mondays of each month. Free admission. 703-352-2787 or www.fairfaxarts.org.

Tuesday/July 17

Washington Redskin Brian Orakpo Youth Football Camp. George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Four day football camp with overnight and day camp options. Daily instruction, lectures, and demonstrations by Orakpo and members of the Washington Redskins. Coaches will ensure individual and team instruction on both offense and defense. For age 7-18. 301-575-9400 or www.footballcamps.com.

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem. 10:30 a.m. Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. A blend of blues, swing, and country that incorporates everything from a ukulele and banjo to a cardboard box and suitcase. $8-$10 at 1-877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org/TITW.

Wilco with Lee Ranaldo Band (of Sonic Youth). 7 p.m. Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $45 in-house, $35 lawn. www.wolftrap.com.

Wednesday/July 18

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem. 10:30 a.m. Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. A blend of blues, swing, and country that incorporates everything from a ukulele and banjo to a cardboard box and suitcase. $8-$10 at 1-877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org/TITW.

Attitude Is Everything. 1:30 p.m. Alzheimer’s Family Day Center, 2812 Old Lee Highway, Suite 210, Fairfax. Meeting the challenges of memory impairment with a positive attitude and a sense of humor can benefit everyone. RSVP 703-204-4664.

Wilco with Lee Ranaldo Band (of Sonic Youth). 7 p.m. Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $45 in-house, $35 lawn. www.wolftrap.com.

Thursday/July 19

Robbie Schaefer. 10:30 a.m. Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Guitarist from folk-pop group Eddie From Ohio and host of Sirius XM radio’s Kids Place Live. $8-$10 at 1-877-WOLFTRAP or www.wolftrap.org/TITW.

MSCB Concert. 8 p.m. Veterans Amphitheatre, 10455

Armstrong St, Fairfax.

Friday/July 20

Tommy Lepson Band. 7:30 p.m. Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria. Blues/Soul. Free. 703-324-7469 or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances.