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Sat, March 4               7:00PM
Comedy Improv Show
Presented by Mason Improv
Village Gallery 3950 University Dr, Fairfax
A stand-up comedy show hosted by Morgan Smalley.  This performance will include material intended for mature audiences. 

Sat, March 4               8:00 PM
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Mozart’s Masterpieces
GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall
Christopher Zimmerman, conductor
PROGRAM
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 “Elvira Madigan”
Piano Concerto No. 23
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
Acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein returns for her second concert with the FSO this season and for a music residency called “Bach packing to school” with Fairfax County School students. “The intense conviction she communicates is so arresting that, for me, hearing her rendition of a piece makes it impossible to imagine it performed any other way.” (The Paris Review)

Mon, March 6              10:30 AM
Funday Monday: Mr. Skip: Fun & Songs
Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax 703-385-7858
www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts
Join the City of Fairfax every Monday morning at 10:30am for Funday Monday!!! Sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.  Funday Monday will offer a variety of children’s activities and entertainment in Old Town Hall.  There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts, and more!  It is open to children of all ages, however especially for those who haven’t yet started school! Programs are FREE and open to the public, donations are gratefully appreciated. There is ample FREE parking in the downtown area, and stroller access at the rear of Old Town Hall on Main St.

Thu, March 9              10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Fairfax Art League  - Art and Lunch
Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
The Fairfax Art League will be hosting an Art & Lunch event at Old Town Hall, from 10:30am - 2:00pm.  Bring lunch and enjoy the company of other artists.  Free and open to the public. New members welcome.  Please visit the Fairfax Art League on Facebook or at www.fairfaxartleague.net or call 703-587-9481. 

Fri, March 10 7:00 PM
Family Fun Movie Nights – The BFG
Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax 703-385-7858
Looking for something FREE and fun for your family to do on a Friday night?!?  How about a family-friendly movie on the new state-of-the-art big screen?  Each movie is rated PG.  An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 14.
“Britepaths” Food Drive at Family Fun Nights.  Britepaths is a volunteer-based organization that identifies and addresses the unmet fundamental needs of Fairfax area residents.  Food can be dropped off at the Sherwood Center on the evening of the Family Fun Nights between 7pm – 9pm.  Thank you in advance for your support. 

Fri, March 10             8:00 PM
The Bonita Lestina Old Town Hall Performance Series: Sior-og Ensemble
Irish/Celtic Music
Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax 703-385-7858
www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts
The Old Town Hall Performance Series is sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.  The performances begin at 8:00 PM October through April, on the second and fourth Fridays of the month (except Government holidays).  All performances are free and open to the public.  Please come early as there are no booked tickets and it is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Síor-Óg was formed in 2002 and performs primarily traditional Irish tunes, songs, dances and verse.  Síor-Óg also performs Celtic music from such places as Scotland, Wales, and the Asturian and Galician regions of Spain. The group also has an extensive repertoire of Civil War music, songs and poems; a lovely collection of Celtic Baroque tunes and songs; and some wonderful Appalachian tunes and Christmas songs.

Síor-Óg is Jean Mulherin, a Peabody Institute graduate in violin and vocal performance. Marsha Kelly is on classical guitar and vocals.  Marsha has a Master of Music in guitar performance from Southern Methodist University and has studied at Musica en Compostela in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, with Jose Thomas and Andres Segovia.  Howard Rhile is a composer and an arranger of Irish and Baroque music who attended the Temple University School of Music. His arrangements have been used by The President’s Own at The White House. He plays a variety of  Irish whistles.

The group’s name ("forever young" in Irish Gaelic) reflects the music which has been played in Ireland for at least 350 years.  The music evokes Ireland's abundant and varied musical heritage in the form of traditional reels, jigs, slip jigs, slides, clan marches, polkas, hornpipes and slow airs. Síor-Óg’s songs draw upon the rich history and legends of Ireland for inspiration. The band often includes in its performances examples of Ireland's rich store of poetry and is often joined in performances by a storyteller and dancers from local dance schools who put on a spectacular display of Irish step dancing.  Síor-Óg has performed at many venues including The Irish Embassy.  For the last nine years, the group has presented “A Celtic Christmas” in the City.

Sat, March 11             6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Ancient Order of the Hibernians presents the
Northern Virginia Ceili "Irish Country Dancing"
Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax 703-273-6090
The second Saturday each month.
Admission: Adults: $15, Families: $25 (includes all children under 16, and uncles, aunts, and grandparents) Children under 16: Free, GMU Students (with ID): $5
Free coffee, tea, and Irish soda bread
Music by Shepherd's Pie
Sponsored by City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts & Father William Corby Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians

Sun, March 12                        2:00 PM
Second Sunday Program - “The Fairfax Ladies Memorial Association and the City of Fairfax  Cemetery
Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main Street, Fairfax
Curator Susan Inskeep Gray will discuss the role of Fairfax women to reinter Confederate war dead, the dedication of the Confederate Monument, and the cemetery’s transition to a community burial place.
Free Program.  Light Refreshments. For additional information call (703) 385-8414.

Mon, March 13            10:30 AM
Funday Monday: Story Time & Crafts
Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax 703-385-7858
www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts
Join the City of Fairfax every Monday morning at 10:30am for Funday Monday!!! Sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.  Funday Monday will offer a variety of children’s activities and entertainment in Old Town Hall.  There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts, and more!  It is open to children of all ages, however especially for those who haven’t yet started school! Programs are FREE and open to the public, donations are gratefully appreciated. There is ample FREE parking in the downtown area, and stroller access at the rear of Old Town Hall on Main St. 

Thu, March 16       12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Friday Morning Music Club
Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
www.fmmc.org
Friday Morning Music Club, Inc. is a community of music lovers and musicians dedicated to promoting classical music throughout the metropolitan area.  On the third Thursday of the month they host their performances at Old Town Hall.  Free and open to the public. 

Mon, March 20   10:30 AM
Funday Monday: Oh Susannah
Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax 703-385-7858
www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts
Join the City of Fairfax every Monday morning at 10:30am for Funday Monday!!! Sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.  Funday Monday will offer a variety of children’s activities and entertainment in Old Town Hall.  There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts, and more!  It is open to children of all ages, however especially for those who haven’t yet started school! Programs are FREE and open to the public, donations are gratefully appreciated. There is ample FREE parking in the downtown area, and stroller access at the rear of Old Town Hall on Main St. 

Fri, March 24             8:00 PM
T
he Bonita Lestina Old Town Hall Performance Series: Ensemble Gaudior
Clarinet, Fortepiano & Viola, Antique Instruments
Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax 703-385-7858
www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts
The Old Town Hall Performance Series is sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.  The performances begin at 8:00 PM October through April, on the second and fourth Fridays of the month (except Government holidays).  All performances are free and open to the public.  Please come early as there are no booked tickets and it is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Ensemble Gaudior is dedicated to performing masterpieces of chamber music from the Baroque and Classical eras, using instruments from those periods or careful modern copies. By presenting this repertoire to modern concert audiences, we hope to contribute to the process of moving our world toward greater harmony. (The name Gaudior is borrowed from the musical unicorn in Madeleine L'Engle's book A Swiftly Tilting Planet, who time-travels through the universe joyfully harmonizing with the music of the stars and planets.) Founded in 2000 and based in the Washington D.C. area, the group is built around a core instrumentation of violin and basso continuo, but frequently collaborates with guest artists in order to allow a greater variety of repertoire.

Sat, March 25 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
APPRAISAL EVENT
Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax,
What is it worth? The City of Fairfax Young at Heart Senior Center is sponsoring its annual Appraisal Event at the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. This is the perfect opportunity to discover whether you have a true, valuable treasure, or just a nice keepsake that only has value to you.
The appraisers are Quinn’s Auction House - general appraisals, including small furniture; Norma Newsome - general appraisals; Seymour Lazerowitz - general appraisals; and Linda Goldstein (lgold5929@aol.com) – jewelry and general appraisals.
Are you curious about the value of a piece of jewelry or a string of pearls? Come and learn whether you have a real gem, or just some costume jewelry. You will be able to get verbal appraisals of jewelry, paintings, small furniture, glassware, crystal pieces and your favorite knick-knacks. If the item is too large, take a picture of it and bring the photo in. Make sure you capture all the good features of the item, as well as any defects it might have.
This appraisal show will help you decide whether or not you should keep the item to pass on to your family or just donate it. This is the way to find out whether or not you have a hidden treasure!
Admission fee is $5.00 and $5.00 per item (limit 4). For information please contact the Senior Center at 703-273-6090. 

Sat, March 25 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Fairfax Art League  - Art and Lunch
Village Gallery, 3950 University Dr, Fairfax
The Fairfax Art League will be hosting an Art & Lunch event at the Village Gallery, from 10:30am - 2:00pm.  Bring lunch and enjoy the company of other artists.  Free and open to the public. New members welcome.  Please visit the Fairfax Art League on Facebook or at www.fairfaxartleague.net or call 703-587-9481. 

Sat, March 25 2:00 PM
Harriet Tubman: “Harriet Tubman:  The Chosen One
City Hall Annex
Actress Gwendolyn Briley-Strand will perform a presentation as Ms. Tubman followed, by a question and answer session.  Ms. Briley-Strand will bring an exhibit, "The Portals through Time," about Miss Tubman’s life on Maryland’s Eastern shore and later in Auburn, NY. (703) 591-6728

Thu, March 25            7:00 – 9:00 PM
Fairfax Art League  - Artist Reception
Village Gallery, 3950 University Dr, Fairfax
The Fairfax Art League will be having a reception at the Village Gallery, from 7 - 9pm.  Come enjoy refreshments, meet the featured artist and be a part of your local artist community.  Free and open to the public. New members welcome.  Please visit the Fairfax Art League on Facebook or at www.fairfaxartleague.net or call 703-587-9481.

Sun, March 25                        7:30 PM
“Barber, Bernstein, and Broadway” – City of Fairfax Band with Guests: The Mason Cabaret of the George Mason University School of Theater
Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA
Instead of the traditional European “3 Bs” of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms, we feature three American greats from the modern era: Barber, Bernstein, and Broadway. The program includes both the Commando March and the Overture to the School for Scandal by acclaimed 20th century composer Samuel Barber. There are also two pieces by composer/conductor giant Leonard Bernstein: his lighthearted Divertimento as well as Slava!, a razzmatazz for Mstislav Rostropovich. Joining the band to sing a variety of Broadway showstoppers will be the Mason Cabaret of the George Manson University School of Theater.
Visit fairfaxband.org or a call 571-336-CFBA (2322) for more information.

Mon, March 27   10:30 AM
Funday Monday: Movement Monday – Feels Like OM Family Yoga
Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax 703-385-7858
www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts
Join the City of Fairfax every Monday morning at 10:30am for Funday Monday!!! Sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.  Funday Monday will offer a variety of children’s activities and entertainment in Old Town Hall.  There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts, and more!  It is open to children of all ages, however especially for those who haven’t yet started school! Programs are FREE and open to the public, donations are gratefully appreciated. There is ample FREE parking in the downtown area, and stroller access at the rear of Old Town Hall on Main St.

Sat, April 1                            9:30 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:00 AM
City of Fairfax Fishing Derby
Ashby Pond Conservatory, 9817 Ashby Rd, Fairfax
Ashby Pond Conservatory will be well stocked with hundreds of trout. Please bring a fishing rod, bucket, plastic bag and ice. A limited quality of fishing rods will be available on site to borrow. Bait will be supplied. Volunteers will provide instruction, pond education and fish cleaning demonstrations. Fee: $5 per fisherman (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED) Three 45-minute fishing time slots available. Tickets available on-line and at Sherwood Center, Green Acres Center and City Hall P&R Office starting Monday, February 1, 2017. Call 703-385-7858 for more information. 

Mon, April 3                10:30 AM
Funday Monday: Mr. Skip: Fun & Songs
Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
703-385-7858
www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts
Join the City of Fairfax every Monday morning at 10:30am for Funday Monday!!! Sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.  Funday Monday will offer a variety of children’s activities and entertainment in Old Town Hall.  There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts, and more!  It is open to children of all ages, however especially for those who haven’t yet started school! Programs are FREE and open to the public, donations are gratefully appreciated. There is ample FREE parking in the downtown area, and stroller access at the rear of Old Town Hall on Main St. 

Thur, April 6              7:00 PM – Hunt Begins at Dark
EGG-STREME Night Egg Hunt
Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center, 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax
(Rain or Shine) Ages: 10–14 years
Enjoy an evening searching for eggs and prizes in the dark! Please bring a flashlight and a bag/basket so you can find and collect eggs. Visit with the Easter Bunny beginning at 7pm and test your agility on the obstacle course. For more information visit fairfaxva.gov/parksrec or call 703-385-7858.

Sat, April 8                 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Ancient Order of the Hibernians presents the
Northern Virginia Ceili "Irish Country Dancing"
Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax 703-273-6090
The second Saturday each month.
Admission: Adults: $15, Families: $25 (includes all children under 16, and uncles, aunts, and grandparents), Children under 16: Free, GMU Students (with ID): $5
Free coffee, tea, and Irish soda bread
Music by Shepherd's Pie
Sponsored by City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts & Father William Corby Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians

Sun, April 9                 2:00 PM
Second Sunday Program
Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main Street, Fairfax
National Public Radio News correspondent and author Tom Gjelton will discuss his book, Nation of Immigrants, a study of several immigrant families in Fairfax County and the challenges and upheavals the new arrivals and their communities faced.  Book signing and sale will follow the program.  Free.  For additional information call (703) 385-8414. 

Mon, April 10              10:30 AM
Funday Monday: Story Time & Crafts
Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax 703-385-7858
www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts
Join the City of Fairfax every Monday morning at 10:30am for Funday Monday!!! Sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.  Funday Monday will offer a variety of children’s activities and entertainment in Old Town Hall.  There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts, and more!  It is open to children of all ages, however especially for those who haven’t yet started school! Programs are FREE and open to the public, donations are gratefully appreciated. There is ample FREE parking in the downtown area, and stroller access at the rear of Old Town Hall on Main St.

Thu, April 13              10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Fairfax Art League - Art and Lunch
Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
The Fairfax Art League will be hosting an Art & Lunch event at Old Town Hall, from 10:30am - 2:00pm.  Bring lunch and enjoy the company of other artists.  Free and open to the public. New members welcome.  Please visit the Fairfax Art League on Facebook or at www.fairfaxartleague.net or call 703-587-9481. 

Fri, April 14                7:00 PM
Family Fun Movie Nights – Ice Age
Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax 703-385-7858
Looking for something FREE and fun for your family to do on a Friday night?!?  How about a family-friendly movie on the new state-of-the-art big screen?  Each movie is rated PG.  An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 14.
“Britepaths” Food Drive at Family Fun Nights.  Britepaths is a volunteer-based organization that identifies and addresses the unmet fundamental needs of Fairfax area residents.  Food can be dropped off at the Sherwood Center on the evening of the Family Fun Nights between 7pm – 9pm.  Thank you in advance for your support.

April 14 – May 7
The Hub Theatre
“THE LATE WEDDING”
by Christopher Chen
John Swayze Theatre at the New School of Northern Virginia, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax
www.thehubtheatre.org
Taking cues from the sly writings of Italian fabulist writer, Italo Calvino. This winking second person narrative deftly guides you on a wild and delightful examination of love and longing. At once an anthropological tour through marriage customs, a spy thriller, and a sci-fi love story, the only thing you can expect from this mindbending play is the unexpected!

April 15
Combined Properties Egg Hunt
Van Dyck Park, 3720 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax
Ages 2–10 years
Fun activities from 10:00 am–noon
Egg Hunt Schedule: 2-4 years 10:30am, 5-7 years 10:45am, 8–10 years 11:15am
Bring your camera! The Bunny will be present! Food items will be available for sale (cash only).
Merchants from the following Combined Properties shopping centers include: • Courthouse Plaza • Fairfax Circle Plaza • Pickett Shopping Center • Turnpike Shopping Center
For more details, visit fairfaxva.gov/parksrec or call 703-385-7858.

Mon, April 17     10:30 AM
Funday Monday: Peter McCory: One Man Band
Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax 703-385-7858
www.fairfaxva.gov/culturalarts
Join the City of Fairfax every Monday morning at 10:30am for Funday Monday!!! Sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.  Funday Monday will offer a variety of children’s activities and entertainment in Old Town Hall.  There will be music, movement, story telling, performances, crafts, and more!  It is open to children of all ages, however especially for those who haven’t yet started school! Programs are FREE and open to the public, donations are gratefully appreciated. There is ample FREE parking in the downtown area, and stroller access at the rear of Old Town Hall on Main St.

Thu, April 20       12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Friday Morning Music Club
Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr, Fairfax
www.fmmc.org
Friday Morning Music Club, Inc. is a community of music lovers and musicians dedicated to promoting classical music throughout the metropolitan area.  On the third Thursday of the month they host their performances at Old Town Hall.  Free and open to the public.