Wednesday - 3

family

Preschool Storytime, with stories and activities for ages 3-5, 11:15 a.m., North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd., no registration required. 488-6101

lecture

Guided Walking Tour, and informative talk, of the UAF Geophysical Institute, a world-renowned research center for the study of earth sciences and space physics, home to the Alaska Satellite Facility, the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, the Poker Flat Research Range, and other research facilities. 1 p.m., meet in the lobby of Akasofu Building, 2160 Koyukuk Drive, West Ridge on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, free, open to public. 474-6149

music/nightlife

Gazebo Nights, performances under the gazebo near Gold Rush Town in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, free, open to the public, 7-8 p.m. Tonight: Jazz piano with Clarence Pate. 456-6485

Concerts in the Plaza, 7-8 p.m., Golden Heart Plaza, 516 First Ave., free, family-friendly concerts presented by Festival Fairbanks, 322-4112. Today: The Warblers. Also, Festival Fairbanks is serving free ice cream.

Edge of the West, performing at The Boatel, 3368 Riverside Drive, 8 p.m., ages 21 and older, performing a honky tonk-inspired set during their only stop in Fairbanks.

Thursday - 4

music/nightlife

Concerts in the Plaza, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Golden Heart Plaza, 516 First Ave., free, family-friendly concerts presented by Festival Fairbanks, 322-4112. Today: Virgil Titus and his Riverside Band, plus free ice cream from Festival Fairbanks.

Gazebo Nights, performances under the gazebo near Gold Rush Town in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, free, open to the public, 7-8 p.m. Tonight: Blues, folk, country and jazz with The Warblers. 456-6485

Marc Brown, and The Blues Crew, performing at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway, $4 cover, ages 21 and older. 374-2900

Cultural Connections, a 45-minute live performance of singing, dancing and story telling by Alaska Native youth, 3:30 p.m., Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, 101 Dunkel St., $10. Performances are Monday through Friday. 388-4920

Open Mic Night, all artists welcome, hosted by Tony Taylor, Big I Pub & Lounge, 122 N. Turner St., 9 p.m. until late, ages 21 and older. 

Karaoke, at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway, 8 p.m. to closing, hosted by DJ Holly and DJ Angel. No cover charge, ages 21 and older. 374-2900

Thursday Night Karaoke, hosted by Cherie, at The Marlin, 3412 College Road, 9 p.m. no cover, ages 21 and older. 479-4646

Friday - 5

First Friday

Editor’s note: To be included in the listing of First Friday events, you must have an artist or artist’s work on display. Holiday bazaars and sales events will not be listed as a First Friday event.

Tim Newton Show, works by the Alaska photographer who has been featured in National Geographic, show features more than 40 of his favorites in giclee and metal prints, reception 3-8 p.m., Hoarfrost Distilling, 3501 Lathrop St., Unit F, under 21 allowed with parent or guardian. 750-1283

“Sights Unseen,” a photography exhibit with works on display by Matt Moberly, Tom Payer, John Elliott, Tom Schneider, Erica Feldmann, Jennifer Bruce and Michelle Myhill, featuring not-so Alaska images being shown in Alaska for the first time. Reception 5-7 p.m., S Salon & Studio, 901 Cushman St.

Opening Reception, “Denali” by Elements Artist Group, works inspired by the wilderness, featuring 18 works made in response to original chamber music composed in the Denali National Park backcountry. The Elements Artist Group works in a variety of media, each member creating their personal response to the music; the resulting exhibit was curated by Margo Klass and is on view in the Bear Gallery through the month of July. Reception 5-7 p.m., Bear Gallery, Pioneer Park.

Matt Moberly, an exhibit featuring his photography and water colors, on display at Fairbanks Community Museum, 535 Second Ave., upstairs in the Co-op Plaza. Reception 5-8 p.m.

“Tied,” reception 5-8 p.m., Ursa Major Distilling, 2922 Parks Highway, featuring colorful flies by Nathan Belz and feather works by Teal Rogers. 699-8522

Freedom Friday, wilderness art of AlaskaAcross outdoor race by Mark D. Ross and others, with drawings, photos and memorabilia of 13 years of AlaskaAcross wilderness events, on display at Howling Dog Saloon, 2160 Old Steese Highway North, in Fox. All proceeds go to Friends of Creamer’s Field. Reception is 5-8 p.m. 

Multi Artist Exhibit, with works by Tim Ames, Byron Birdsall, Randy Compton, Rob Goldberg, George Ahgupuk, Ted Lambert, Joan Kickbush Scott McDaniel and more, and works from the Gene and Hilary Freeman Collection, reception 5-8 p.m., Well Street Art Company, 1301 Well St. 

music/nightlife

The Fox Troubadour, Mike Stackhouse, starting off the weekend, 7 p.m., Howling Dog Saloon, 2160 Old Steese Highway, Fox, ages 21 and older. 456-4695

The Rumblers, performing at Howling Dog Saloon in Fox, 9:30 p.m. 

Havana Nights, with Afro Cuban, hot mambo, and Latin jazz, 7-10 p.m., Jazz Bistro, 529 Fourth Ave., $25, a tribute concert to the late Latin legend Tito Puente, king of mambo, featuring Peruvian pianist Kiki Sanchez and his latest single “Mi Viejo,” with percussionist Freddy Cuba and Uptown Mambo, Strunz and Farah’s bassist Eliseo Borrera, and Bobby Mato’s percussionist, Robertito Melendez. 987-9611

PMG&F, Poor Man’s Gun & File, and The Casey Smith Project, performing at The Marlin, 3412 College Road, 10 p.m., ages 21 and older, $5 cover. 479-4646 

Concerts in the Plaza, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Golden Heart Plaza, 516 First Ave., free, family-friendly concerts presented by Festival Fairbanks, 322-4112. Today: Clarence Pate.  

Gazebo Nights, performances under the gazebo near Gold Rush Town in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, free, open to the public, 7-8 p.m. Tonight: Storytelling with Martin Miller. 456-6485

Guitar By Albert, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Ivory Jacks, 2581 Goldstream Road, featuring fingerstyle arrangements of popular tunes and original works.

Marc Brown, and The Blues Crew, performing at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway, $4 cover, ages 21 and older. 374-2900

Sand Castle, performing contemporary folk, rock and retro pop, 8:30-10:30 p.m., at McCafferty’s, A Coffee House, Etc., 408 Cushman St. 456-6853

Saturday - 6

art

Literary Reading, with Neville Abbott Jacobs, author of “Master on the Mountain, 7 p.m., Bear Gallery, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, free, open to public. Closely connected to Buddhism herself, Neville tells of a two year period between 1977 and 1979 that changed her life.

music/nightlife

Soundwaves Music Festival, fifth annual event, gates open at noon, live music 2-9 p.m., Bingle Camp at Harding Lake, with Ukulele Russ, Marc Brown & The Blues Crew, Upton Mambo, and Wet Thunder. Tickets online at www.soundwavesak.com. Soundwaves Music Group is a nonprofit group that donates any additional proceeds to the Harding Lake Association.

Gazebo Nights, performances under the gazebo near Gold Rush Town in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, free, open to the public, 7-8 p.m. Tonight: Fiddle music with Ptarmigan. 456-6485

John Shewfelt Jr., and Shot Time, performing at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway, $4 cover, ages 21 and older. 374-2900

The Migration, a rhyme battle featuring Sosa versus The Heat, A.Ward versus Knox, Real Deal versus Jacob Jump, and Marvwon versus Phonetic, 5-9 p.m., ages 21 and older, $5 cover, followed by a DJ party afterward, at The Marlin, 3412 College Road. 479-4646

Firewall, performing at Howling Dog Saloon in Fox, 9 p.m. 

Fairbanks Trad Irish Session, 7-10 p.m., Pizza Hut, 89 College Road, 374-6045. All levels of musicians welcome.

Sand Castle, performing contemporary folk, rock and retro pop, 8:30-10:30 p.m., at McCafferty’s, A Coffee House, Etc., 408 Cushman St. 456-6853

Kit Carson, performing at Ivory Jacks, 2581 Goldstream Road, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 455-6665. Free, open to the public.

special event

Run of the Valkyries, the 11th annual, hosted by Opera Fairbanks, 10 a.m. to noon, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, a family-friendly 8K race starting and ending at the dance hall in Pioneer Park, valkyrie-themed costumes encouraged, see www.operafairbanks.org for registration. 

Sunday - 7 

music/nightlife

Afro Cuban, and live mambo, with Kiki Sanchez and Freddy Blanco, 6-9:30 p.m., Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts theater in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, $25, celebrating and honoring the late mambo king Tito Puente Sr. with the latest released single “Mi Viejo” composed and produced by Sanchez. 987-9611 

Gazebo Nights, performances under the gazebo near Gold Rush Town in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, free, open to the public, 7-8 p.m. Tonight: Standards and country rock with David Snyderman. 456-6485

Sunday Night Karaoke, hosted by Cherie, at The Marlin, 3412 College Road, 8 p.m. no cover, ages 21 and older. 479-4646

stage

“Caddy Shakes,” a 21 and over fundraiser for Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre before the show heads to Missouri for the Kansas City Fringe Festival, 7:30 p.m., outdoors at Jack Townshend Point, UAF campus, $12. Three actors tackle 21 characters in this Shakespearean reimagination of the 1980 comedy classic, “Caddyshack.” Starring Rachel Blackwell, Heath Robertson and Michael Shaeffer.

Monday - 8

art

Monday Markets, noon to 8 p.m. in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, featuring local artists and their works, musicians, food trucks and a beer garden from 4-8 p.m. Free, open to the public, but bring cash to patronize vendors. 

Art Talk, with Denali Elements Artist Group, 7 p.m., Bear Gallery, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. The artists will discus the creation of their exhibit “Denali: Artists Respond to Composers in the Wilderness” on view in the Bear Gallery through July. The exhibit was developed in response to original chamber music inspired by nine composers’ experiences in Denali National Park. Free, open to public. 

family

Mother Moose Storytime, for babies up to 23 months old and a parent or caregiver, 10:30 a.m., Noel Wien Library Berry Room, 1215 Cowles St. 459-1052

lecture

UAF Legacy Lecture, with brothers and historians and writers Dermot and Terrence Cole, 7-8 p.m., Davis Concert Hall, UAF campus in the fine arts complex, free, open to public. 474-7021. 

music/nightlife

Metal Mondays, featuring the best in your favorite metal music, at The Marlin, 3412 College Road. Ages 21 and up, no cover. 479-4646

Gazebo Nights, performances under the gazebo near Gold Rush Town in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, free, open to the public, 7-8 p.m. Tonight: Dance troupe Tundra Caravan presenting Middle Eastern dance. 456-6485 

stage

Stage Combat, with Ty Hewitt, 6-9 p.m., Jack Townshend Point, outdoors on UAF campus, $25. The many moments of stage violence are expertly choreographed by Ty Hewitt from the University of Alaska Anchorage Theatre Department. He will offer a Master Class at the outdoor theater to share his skills. Email twitt4@alaska.edu for more info.

Tuesday - 9

dance

Open Dance Practice, with the Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks, 7-9 p.m., Pioneer Park Dance Center. Please bring clean, non-marking shoes to help protect the dance floor. No partner necessary. $2 members/$3 public. Call 456-3331 for more info. 

family

Pajama Storytime, for 3 to 10 year olds, 6:00 p.m., Noel Wien Library Berry Room, 1215 Cowles St. 459-1052

Garden Storytime, a tour of the library garden and a story, 6:30 p.m., North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd., no registration required. 488-6101

lecture

Healthy Living, health-related talks with local experts, 7-8 p.m., Murie Building Auditorium, 982 Koyukuk Drive, University of Alaska Fairbanks campus Free, open to public. Call 474-7021 for more information. Today’s talk: “Epigenetics: Unlocking Your Genetic Potential,” presented by Ashley May, a naturopathic doctor.

music/nightlife

Tuesday Night Karaoke, at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway, 8 p.m. to closing, hosted by Cherie. No cover charge, ages 21 and older. 374-2900

Great Land Sounds, men’s barbershop chorus, 6:30 p.m. at Mojo Music, 819 First Ave. There is no cost, and any man who likes to sing is welcome to try singing in four-part harmony. Email music.maker@live.com for more information.

Aurora Women’s Chorale, an all-female choir directed by Janice Trumbull, 7 p.m., rehearsing at University Park Bible Church, 3681 Sandvik, all voices and talents welcome. Email is allison2619@gmail.com or see www.aurorawomenschorale.org online.

Gazebo Nights, performances under the gazebo near Gold Rush Town in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, free, open to the public, 7-8 p.m. Tonight: Acoustic music that rocks with Kit Carson. 456-6485

Concerts in the Plaza, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Golden Heart Plaza, 516 First Ave., free, family-friendly concerts presented by Festival Fairbanks, 322-4112. Today: Music Dave and the Ice Worms. 

Wednesday - 10

family

Preschool Storytime, with stories and activities for ages 3-5, 11:15 a.m., North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd., no registration required. 488-6101

A Universe of Stories, storytime for 3 to 10 year olds, 10:30 a.m., Noel Wien Library Berry Room, 1215 Cowles St. 459-1052

A Universe of Stories, storytime for 3 to 10 year olds, 1:30 p.m., Noel Wien Library Berry Room, 1215 Cowles St. 459-1052

lecture

Discover Alaska, lecture series, on topics of interest from Fairbanks and around the state, 7-8 p.m., Murie Building Auditorium, 982 Koyukuk Drive, University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, free, open to public, 474-7021. Today’s topic and speaker: Changes to Chena Slough and Chena River in the past 100 years, presented by Bob Henszey.

Guided Walking Tour, and informative talk, of the UAF Geophysical Institute, a world-renowned research center for the study of earth sciences and space physics, home to the Alaska Satellite Facility, the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, the Poker Flat Research Range, and other research facilities. 1 p.m., meet in the lobby of Akasofu Building, 2160 Koyukuk Drive, West Ridge on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, free, open to public. 474-6149

music/nightlife

Wednesday Night Karaoke, at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway, 8 p.m. to closing, hosted by DJ Holly and DJ Angel. No cover charge, ages 21 and older. 374-2900

Open Mic Night, the longest-running open mic night in Fairbanks, at The Marlin, 3412 College Road. 10 p.m., ages 21 and older, no cover. 479-4646

Folk music, By Ice Jam, 7-10 p.m. at Pizza Hut, 89 College Road. 374-6045

Concerts in the Plaza, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Golden Heart Plaza, 516 First Ave., free, family-friendly concerts presented by Festival Fairbanks, 322-4112. Today: Cold Steel.

Gazebo Nights, performances under the gazebo near Gold Rush Town in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, free, open to the public, 7-8 p.m. Tonight: Jazz piano with Clarence Pate. 456-6485

stage

“Macbeth,” produced by Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, directed by Rebecca George, 7:30 p.m., Jack Townshend Point, the outdoor stage at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for military, seniors and students; under age 18 admitted free. Tickets available at the box office before showtime or online at www.fairbanksshakespeare.org. Tonight is a special pay what you can preview.

Thursday - 11 

family

Baseball Day, with the Alaska Goldpanners, 1-2:05 p.m., Fairbanks Children’s Museum, 302 Cushman St., suite 101, meet the Goldpanners during a baseball-themed day, regular museum admission applies. 374-6873 

music/nightlife

Gazebo Nights, performances under the gazebo near Gold Rush Town in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, free, open to the public, 7-8 p.m. Tonight: Blues, folk, country and jazz with The Warblers. 456-6485

Music in the Garden, 7-8 p.m., Georgeson Botanical Garden, 117 W. Tanana Drive on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, free, open to the public. 474-7021 for more info. Tonight: Marc Brown & The Blues Crew.

Cultural Connections, a 45-minute live performance of singing, dancing and story telling by Alaska Native youth, 3:30 p.m., Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, 101 Dunkel St., $10. Performances are Monday through Friday. 388-4920

Open Mic Night, all artists welcome, hosted by Tony Taylor, Big I Pub & Lounge, 122 N. Turner St., 9 p.m. until late, ages 21 and older. 

Karaoke, at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway, 8 p.m. to closing, hosted by DJ Holly and DJ Angel. No cover charge, ages 21 and older. 374-2900

Thursday Night Karaoke, hosted by Cherie, at The Marlin, 3412 College Road, 9 p.m. no cover, ages 21 and older. 479-4646

Fairbanks Sweet Adelines, rehearsal, 6:30 p.m., University Presbyterian Church, 3510 College Road, 6:30 p.m. New voices welcome. For more information, email Gayle at gaylelm@gci.net.

stage

“Macbeth,” produced by Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, directed by Rebecca George, 7:30 p.m., Jack Townshend Point, the outdoor stage at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for military, seniors and students; under age 18 admitted free. Tickets available at the box office before showtime or online at www.fairbanksshakespeare.org. Tonight is a special half-price preview.

Friday - 12

books

UA Press Barbecue, 2-6 p.m., 1760 Westwood Way, free, open to public, celebrating authors, Alaska books and summer. 474-5831 

music/nightlife

The Fox Troubadour, Mike Stackhouse, starting off the weekend, 7 p.m., Howling Dog Saloon, 2160 Old Steese Highway, Fox, ages 21 and older. 456-4695

Sand Castle, performing contemporary folk, rock and retro pop, 8:30-10:30 p.m., at McCafferty’s, A Coffee House, Etc., 408 Cushman St. 456-6853

Concerts in the Plaza, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Golden Heart Plaza, 516 First Ave., free, family-friendly concerts presented by Festival Fairbanks, 322-4112. Today: Crabshoot.

Gazebo Nights, performances under the gazebo near Gold Rush Town in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, free, open to the public, 7-8 p.m. Tonight: Storytelling with Martin Miller. 456-6485

special event

Alaska Yoga Festival, the second annual event, day 1 of 2, noon to midnight, Ester Community Park, 3566 Old Nenana Highway, $40 for the weekend, $25 per day, see www.AKyogafest.com for more. Yoga classes run every hour on the hour from the main stage guided by a variety of educators. Workshops include art, health, food and mindful activities. No prior experience necessary. 699-8522

stage

“Macbeth,” produced by Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, directed by Rebecca George, 7:30 p.m., Jack Townshend Point, the outdoor stage at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for military, seniors and students; under age 18 admitted free. Tickets available at the box office before showtime or online at www.fairbanksshakespeare.org. Official opening night with gala reception following show.

Saturday - 13

books

Book Discussion Group, with League of Women Voters of the Tanana Valley, 10-11:30 a.m., Noel Wien Library, 1215 Cowles St., discussing the spy thriller “A Cool and Lonely Courage: The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied France” by Susan Ottaway. Free, open to public. 479-6224 

culinary

Creative Cooking, demos with Chef Chuck Lemke, 10 a.m. to noon, Spendard Builders Supply, 2460 Phillips Field Road, free, open to public. 452-5050   

music/nightlife

Fairbanks Trad Irish Session, 7-10 p.m., Pizza Hut, 89 College Road, 374-6045. All levels of musicians welcome.

Sand Castle, performing contemporary folk, rock and retro pop, 8:30-10:30 p.m., at McCafferty’s, A Coffee House, Etc., 408 Cushman St. 456-6853

Kit Carson, performing at Ivory Jacks, 2581 Goldstream Road, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 455-6665. Free, open to the public.

Gazebo Nights, performances under the gazebo near Gold Rush Town in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, free, open to the public, 7-8 p.m. Tonight: Fiddle music with Ptarmigan. 456-6485

special event

Arctic Lightning Air Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eielson Air Force Base, with displays by the F-35 Demo Team, the PACAF F-16 Demo Team, and the United States Air Force Wings of Blue skydiving team. Additionally, there will be a behind the scenes look at a Red Flag Exercise with a Joint Force Demonstration, and food trucks and live music throughout the day. If July 13th is cancelled due to weather, the backup date is July 14. 377-2116

Alaska Yoga Festival, the second annual event, day 2 of 2, noon to midnight, Ester Community Park, 3566 Old Nenana Highway, $40 for the weekend, $25 per day, see www.AKyogafest.com for more. Yoga classes run every hour on the hour from the main stage guided by a variety of educators. Workshops include art, health, food and mindful activities. No prior experience necessary. 699-8522

House Tour, 47th annual event hosted by American Association of University Women Fairbanks Branch, a drive yourself tour, tickets and maps available at Team Cutters, Two Street Gallery, In My Element and The Alaska House Art Gallery, no children under age 13. 479-4535 

stage

“Macbeth,” produced by Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, directed by Rebecca George, 7:30 p.m., Jack Townshend Point, the outdoor stage at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for military, seniors and students; under age 18 admitted free. Tickets available at the box office before showtime or online at www.fairbanksshakespeare.org

Sunday - 14

music/nightlife

Sunday Night Karaoke, hosted by Cherie, at The Marlin, 3412 College Road, 8 p.m. no cover, ages 21 and older. 479-4646

Gazebo Nights, performances under the gazebo near Gold Rush Town in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, free, open to the public, 7-8 p.m. Tonight: Standards and country rock with David Snyderman. 456-6485

nature

July 14 — Open House, noon to 4 p.m., Calypso Farm, 4780 Old Nenana Highway, with live tours, hands-on activities for all ages, art demos, food for purchase. Free, open to public, family friendly. 451-0691

special event

Tour of Farms, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., hosted by Fairbanks Economic Development Center, a free, self-guided tour of Interior Alaska growers and facilities. Participating farms, a tour map, and more information will be posted on the Fairbanks First Facebook page.

stage

“Macbeth,” produced by Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, directed by Rebecca George, 2 p.m., Jack Townshend Point, the outdoor stage at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for military, seniors and students; under age 18 admitted free. Tickets available at the box office before showtime or online at www.fairbanksshakespeare.org