When/Where: Nov. 24, 12 p.m. Outside Quinn's Jewelers, Occoquan.
Why Go: Holiday music provides the perfect atmosphere for Small Business Saturday shopping.
When/Where: Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 18 S. Berlin Pike, Lovettsville.
Why Go: Live music, traditional German foods, artisans, crafts, and children's activities.
When/Where: Nov. 24, 7 p.m. 9525 Main Street, Fairfax.
Why Go: Fairfax Ballet Company dancers, "along with students from the Russell School of Ballet and special guest artists from the San Diego City Ballet, will entertain the local community Thanksgiving weekend."
When/Where: Nov. 25, 4 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas.
Why Go: "Chanticleer kicks off the holidays this year with a brilliant program showcasing Gregorian chant, motets, revered sacred works, traditional English and European carols, American folk hymns, contemporary music, and more. For more than 30 years, these twelve male a cappella voices have delighted audiences and amazed critics across the globe with their impeccable technique, glorious melodies, original interpretations, and an expansive repertoire that covers ten centuries of music."