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Weekly Entertainment (Burke/Springfield/Fairfax/Lorton)

March 16-23.

Friday/March 16

Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” 7 p.m. South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. A comedy of mischief and mayhem. $6, $4 seniors and students. Get tickets at the door or discounted tickets online at southcountytheatre.org.

National Trumpet Competition. 2 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Featuring Doc Severinsen and The Army Blues. Free and open to the public. www.nationaltrumpetcomp.org.

The Capitol Steps. 7:30 p.m. West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Political satire. Sponsored by the WSHS History Honor Society. $25-$30. wshshhs@gmail.com or 703-913-8635.

Just Ducky. 11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories and activities about ducks. Age 2-3 with adult. 703-249-1520.

“The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee.” 8 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. $15-$20. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Rosie Thomas and Bhi Bhiman at 7 p.m.; Bluefiveone and Blue County and Lowercaseletters at 10 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

GrooveLily. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. “Sleeping Beauty Wakes: In Concert,” a contemporary take on a classic fairytale. $35. www.wolftrap.org.

The Choir of the College of William and Mary. 8 p.m. Church of the Nativity, 6398 Nativity Lane, Burke. Under the direction of James Armstrong, and featuring works by Mahler and Liszt (Missa Choralis) and including American and Haitian songs in the folk tradition. Free admission. 703-932-7792.

Spring Book Sale. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

The Flying Cows of Ventry. 7 p.m. The Auld Shebeen Restaurant and Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. Live Irish music. www.theauldshebeenva.com.

John Eaton: A Juke Joint Jam Session. 7:30 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. The Great American Song Book. $25. www.wolftrap.org.

Open Mic Night. 7 p.m. Burke Presbyterian Church, 5690 Oak Leather Drive, Burke. Poetry, music, story telling and more. Refreshments served. Free, donations accepted in support of the Wounded Warrior Emergency Support Fund. Hosted by the BPC TreeHouse ministry. 703-764-0456 or www.BurkePresChurch.org.

English Conversation Group. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Practice your English conversation skills. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Saturday/March 17

Art Show and Reception. 6-9 p.m. Clifton Art Guild, NoVA Music Center, 12704 Chapel Road, Clifton. The new guild presents their Grand Opening, with 15-20 local artists exhibiting in various mediums. mljpeterson@cox.net or 703-815-2716.

Ham & Oyster Dinner. 4-7 p.m. Cranford United Methodist Church, 9912 Old Colchester Road, Lorton. Ham, fried oysters, potato salad, cole slaw, sweet potato casserole, applesauce, green beans, deviled eggs, hush puppies, rolls, beverages and desserts. Takeout available. Sponsored by the United Methodist Women. 703-339-5382.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. With pianist Rick Rowley. Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite (1919 version), Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7, and Sibelius’ Finlandia. Free pre-concert discussion for ticketholders at 7 p.m. Tickets $25-$55. info@fairfaxsymphony.org.

Artist’s Reception. 1-4 p.m. The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. “From Oquossoc to Occoquan: an Artist's Journey, Paintings and Drawings by Kathleen Best Gillmann” will be open March 6-April 1. www.loftgallery.org.

Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. A comedy of mischief and mayhem. $6, $4 seniors and students. Get tickets at the door or discounted tickets online at southcountytheatre.org.

National Trumpet Competition. 2 p.m. George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Free and open to the public. www.nationaltrumpetcomp.org.

Workhouse Film: Tom Teasley & Metropolis. 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Building W-3, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Percussionist Tom Teasley performs original live music accompaniment to a screening of the classic science fiction film Metropolis. $17-$20. 703-584-2900.

Ballroom Social Dance. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Open dancing $10, mini-lesson and open dancing $15. Dress code casual. Refreshments and cash bar. All skill levels welcome. 703-584-2900.

VITA Tax Assistance. 10 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. IRS-certified volunteers help taxpayers who earned up to $50K. Adults. 703-339-4610.

VITA Tax Assistance. 10 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. IRS-certified volunteers help taxpayers who earned up to $50K. Adults. 703-451-8055.

“The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee.” 8 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. $15-$20. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

“Sinbad: the Untold Tale.” 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. $8-$12.. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

The Rhodes Tavern Troubadours, Scott Ramminger & the Crawstickers and Carter Louthian & Curtis Barnes at 12 p.m.; Better Said Than Done - The Luck of the Irish at 7 p.m.; Danny Rouhier’s CD Recording & St. Patrick’s Day Drinking Experience at 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Consignment Sale. 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Fairfax United Methodist Church, 10900 Stratford Ave., Fairfax. Children’s clothing, baby equipment, toys, shoes, books, DVDs, videos, games and more. 703-591-3120.

Spring Book Sale. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Amelia Earhart: Dreams Take Flight. 1 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Experience the career of an American aviation pioneer through character actor Mary Ann Jung's dramatization. Age 8-14. 703-249-1520.

One-on-One Internet/Computer Training. 11 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Learn to use the library's e-book collection and compatible e-book readers with a one-on-one technology volunteer. Registration required. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Sunday/March 18

Northern Virginia NTRACK Display and N Gauge Trains. 1-4 p.m. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, 11200 Fairfax Station Road, Fairfax Station. $3 adults, $1 children. www.fairfax-station.org or 703-425-9225.

“The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee.” 2 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. $15-$20. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Accidents, Derek Evry, Madrone and Today's Tomorrow at 1 p.m.; Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer Rockin’ the Uke CD Release Concert at 6 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Spring Book Sale. 10 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Northern Virginia Simcha Expo. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Vendors include DJs, photographers, florists, entertainment, venues, invitations and decorations, caterers, make-up, Judaica and more. www.shalomnova.org/simchaexpo or www.jccnv.org.

“Iron Jawed Angels.” 3 p.m. City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. Celebrating Women’s History Month. Suffragists put their lives at risk to help American women win the vote, staffing Hillary Swank. Free. www.fairfaxva.gov.

Monday/March 19

Peek-a-Boo. 10:30 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Playful stories. Age 12-23 months with adult. 703-339-4610.

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.

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.

Chess Club. 3:30 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Learn the rules and strategy by playing the game. Age 8-16. 703-644-7333.

The McEuen Brothers. 7:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Tuesday/March 20

Pyramid Art Show and Reception. 6:30-8 p.m. South County Secondary School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. Featuring artworks created by students of South County Secondary School and its feeder elementary schools. Refreshments will be served. 703-446-1792.

“Better This World” Film Screening & Discussion. 6 p.m. George Mason University Johnson Center Cinema, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega's documentary follows David McKay and Bradley Crowder as they are transformed from political neophytes to accused domestic terrorists, arrested at the 2008 Republican National Convention. Free. http://fams.gmu.edu.

Meet the Author: Sandra Beasley. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Meet Sandra Beasley, poet and author of the book Don't Kill the Birthday Girl, a personal memoir about growing up and living with severe food allergies. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Classics Book Club. 7 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale from the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. The Knight's Tale is optional. Adults. 703-451-8055.

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

Pyramid Art Show. 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Artwork by students from Cardinal Forest ES, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mills ES, Orange Hunt ES, Rolling Valley ES, West Springfield ES, Washington Irving MS and West Springfield HS. LCBowman@fcps.edu.

Fairfax High School Chorus. 7 p.m. Fairfax United Methodist Church, 10300 Stratford Ave., Fairfax. Assessment Preview Concert. Free, donations accepted. Childcare available. 703-591-3120.

Celtic Crossroads. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Bluegrass, gypsy-folk and jazz. $27. www.wolftrap.org.

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. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. Adults. 703-293-6227.

Meet the Author: Sandra Beasley. 7 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Meet Sandra Beasley, poet and author of the book Don't Kill the Birthday Girl, a personal memoir about growing up and living with severe food allergies. Adults. 703-249-1520.

Book Discussion Group. 1:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Sixteen Pleasures by Robert Hellenga. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Book Discussion Group. 6:30 p.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Kid Science: Blow Me Down. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Science program about wind and its effects. Age 4-6 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Evening Book Discussion Group. 7 p.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. East of the Mountains by David Guterson. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Pyramid Art Show. 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Artwork by students from Cardinal Forest ES, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mills ES, Orange Hunt ES, Rolling Valley ES, West Springfield ES, Washington Irving MS and West Springfield HS. LCBowman@fcps.edu.

A Mighty Raucous Evening with John Mark McMillan & Friends, The RoyalRoyal and Jude Moses. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Wednesday/March 21

I'm Scared of Monsters. 10:30 a.m. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-339-7385.

Learning English. 10:15 a.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-339-4610.

Crazy Hair Day! 10:30 a.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce St., Springfield. Wear the craziest hair you can imagine. Stories, songs and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-451-8055.

Pyramid Art Show. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield. Artwork by students from Cardinal Forest ES, Hunt Valley ES, Keene Mills ES, Orange Hunt ES, Rolling Valley ES, West Springfield ES, Washington Irving MS and West Springfield HS. LCBowman@fcps.edu.

Digitour with Dave Days, DeStorm, Ricky Ficarelli, Alex Goot, Asher Monroe, Nice Peter, The Key of Awesome and WhatADayDerek. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Celtic Crossroads. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Bluegrass, gypsy-folk and jazz. $27. www.wolftrap.org.

Student Volunteer Training Session. 7 p.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Students receive training from library staff and sign up for volunteer hours. Bring completed application. Age 12-15. 703-293-6227.

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

Thursday/March 22

“Maid for Dogs.” 7 p.m. Clifton Dinner Theater, Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. Tickets available at A Flower Blooms, the Clifton Cafe, Clifton Wine Shoppe and T&K Treasures. cliftontheater@gmail.com.

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

Learning English. 7 p.m. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. Conversation group for adults learning English. 703-339-4610.

David Choi and Jeff LeBlanc. 8 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

5th Annual Positive Aging Fair: Tools for Creative Aging. 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. With Judith Martin (Miss Manners), workshops, vendors, lunch, door prizes and more. $18. www.jccnv.org.

Used Book Sale. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax. 703-978-9789.

The Second City: Laugh Out Loud. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Comedy. $24. www.wolftrap.org.

Mother Goose. 10:30 a.m. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Stories, songs and fingerplays. Birth to 23 months with adult. 703-293-6227.

Stories for Fours and Fives: March into Reading. 10:30 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. Stories, songs and activities. Age 4-5 with adult. 703-644-7333.

Computer Basics Training. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. One-hour session with a technology volunteer for help with basic computer skills and navigating the Internet. Adults. 703-644-7333.

Friday/March 23

Virginia Opera: The Mikado. 8 p.m. George Mason University's Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Gilbert and Sullivan’s masterpiece, set in the fictional Japanese town of Tiputu. Sung in English with English supertitles. $48-$98. 888-945-2468 or www.gmu.edu.

Artist Reception and Gallery Talk. 7-9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. With ceramics artist Kurt Weiser. The exhibit will be open Feb. 29-March 25. Presented in conjunction with Weiser's China Painting Workshop, March 23-25. www.workhousearts.org.

“Maid for Dogs.” 7 p.m. Clifton Dinner Theater, Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton. Tickets available at A Flower Blooms, the Clifton Cafe, Clifton Wine Shoppe and T&K Treasures. cliftontheater@gmail.com.

Kite Flying. 11 a.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Stories, songs and activities about kites. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-249-1520.

Friday Friend's Book Club. 4 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Read and discuss The Omnivore's Dilemma: the secrets behind what you eat (Young Readers Edition) by Michael Pollan. Age 8-12. 703-249-1520.

Preschool Storytime. 11 a.m. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. 703-971-0010.

“The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee.” 8 p.m. Workhouse Art Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. $15-$20. www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Bonita Lestina Performance Series: Southern Maryland Chamber Music Society. 8 p.m. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Classic to Celtic, with flute, piano and violin. Free admission. 703-352-2787 or www.fairfaxarts.org.

Used Book Sale. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Gesher Jewish Day School, 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax. 703-978-9789.

The Second City: Laugh Out Loud. 8 p.m. The Barns at Wolftrap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. Comedy. $24. www.wolftrap.org.

English Conversation Group. 10 a.m. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. Practice your English conversation skills. Adults. 703-978-5600.

Derek Webb and Sandra McCracken. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. www.jamminjava.com.

Piano Duo Teresa Tedder and Joanna Ximenes. 7:30 p.m. Fairfax Presbyterian Church, 10723 Main St., Fairfax. "Piano Four Hands," including music by European masters as well as American, Brazilian and women composers. Reception to follow. Free, donations accepted. 703-273-5300 or music@fairfaxpresby.com.