Thursday - 6

family

Movie Matinee, 2 p.m., North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd. 488-6101  

music/nightlife

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: O’Tallulah.

Dead Calm, a reunion performance, 8 p.m., The Marlin, 3412 College Road, 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: dance by North Star Dance Collective. 456-6485

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.

Friday - 7

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.

Spring Garden Party, featuring works by more than 20 artists on display in the greenhouses with live music and snacks, 5-9 p.m., Risse Greenhouse, 981 Risse Road. 488-6973

Mixed Media Exhibit, with works by Katie Ione Craney and Kristy Summers, on display in the Bear Gallery, third floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. Craney, who created her exhibition “Landfalls” in response to Alaska women writer and storytellers, reflects on how climate change is processed through artistic work. Summers, a sculptor living and working in Anchorage, uses mixed media to create intriguing sculptures in her exhibition “Somewhere between here and there.” Opening reception 5-7 p.m. 456-6485

Fairbanks Veterans Center, First Friday art show and open house, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 540 Fourth Ave., suite 100, free, open to public. 456-4238

Four Nights in April, a show with works by Sacha Layos, reception 3-5 p.m., Hoarfrost Distilling, 3501 Lathrop St., unit F, featuring aurora images shot during April. 750-1283

Works by Betsy Bear, on display at Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, 101 Dunkel St., featuring Bear’s realistic works, primarily watercolors. Reception 5-8 p.m. 459-3730

Art and Nature, and the lives of children, reception 5:30-7:30, at thread, 1980 Old Pioneer Way, with interactive activities for children; local art featuring Talon Doughty, Sandra Morgan, Ruth Segler from Ruth Rocks; interactive live music featuring Curtis Knight; children’s art displays, food and more. 479-2214

Fairbanks Distilling Company, 410 Cushman St., hosting artist Madara Mason as its artist June First Friday feature, reception 4-8 p.m. 452-5055

“Fairbanks, Feathers and Fur,” a First Friday with Iris Sutton, reception 4-8 p.m., Ursa Major Distilling, 2922 Parks Highway, ages 21 and older. 457-1070

Vivid North, First Friday featuring works by Chantelle Marie, reception 5-9 p.m., Venue, 514 Second Ave. 374-3044

Matt Mobery, in his first solo show since returning to Fairbanks, titled “There & Home Again,” a display of photographs and watercolor paintings, on display at Fairbanks Community Museum, 535 Second Ave., upstairs in Co-op Plaza. Reception 5-8 p.m. 457-3669

“Scaling Down,” a mixed media show by Penny Wakefield featuring abstract landscapes designed in fish skin, on display at Two Street Gallery, 535 Second Ave., in Co-op Plaza, reception 5-8 p.m. 322-9182

Second Art Installment, of the Claire Fejes Museum at The Alaska House Art Gallery, 1003 Cushman St., with a concert at 6:30 p.m. with Ron Veliz and special guest artists. 456-6449

A Zorba First Friday, the first First Friday event hosted by Zorba On The Run, 3245 College Road, teaming up with Mama Bears Kombucha and Bushel & a Peck Artisan Boutique, with cake on the house from Marlo’s Bakery and special musical guests Lisa Kljaich, “The Ukulele Fool,” at 5 p.m. plus Nelson Antonio Felix-Tolentino Jr., “The Saxophone Superhero,” at 7 p.m., joined by nonprofit recipient Paws for Purple Hearts, Alaska, with an info table and service dog demos. From 5-9:30 p.m. 460-6957

Creamer’s Field, hosting First Friday works in the form of wildlife miniatures by Debra Sargent, reception 5-7 p.m. at Creamer’s Field Farmhouse visitors center, 1300 College Road.  

dance

Contra Dance, 8-11 p.m., with live music by Raven Call and dance instruction by caller Lynn Basham, Pioneer Park Dance Center. $10 adults, $8 adult members, $7 youth, $5 youth members, 13 and under no charge. Sponsored by Contra Borealis Dancers, beginners welcome, no partner necessary. Information: 457-8957 or www.contraborealis.org.

family

Parents & Twos Storytime, for 2 year olds and their caregivers, 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., spaces are limited, Noel Wien Library Berry Room, 1215 Cowles St. 459-1052

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

Marc Brown, and the Blues Crew, taking the stage at Howling Dog Saloon, 2160 Old Steese Highway in Fox, 9 p.m., ages 21 and older. 456-4695

Yukon River Boogie Band, from Tanana, performing at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway, 10 p.m., $4 cover, ages 21 and older. 374-2900

Aural Imago, and Gamma Radio, both of Anchorage, along with Fairbanks bands and singers The Dilemma and Jake Chavez, performing at The Marlin, 3412 College Road, 10 p.m., $5 cover, ages 21 and older. 479-4646 

Blazed and Infused, rapper Alaska Redd’s 2019 tour kickoff party, featuring Duckman, DJ Sharp, D Cutta, with special guests Tony Taylor, Bishop Slice, Big Homie Oz and DJ Fifty/50, at The International Hotel & Bar, 122 Turner St., with live performances from 10 p.m. to midnight, ages 21 and older, $10 at the door. 

Guitar by Albert, fingerstyle arrangements of popular and original tunes, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Ivory Jack’s, 2581 Goldstream Road, no cover charge, open to 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

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

nature

Walk on the Refuge, with John Muir, an icon of conservation for the 19th and 20th centuries, sharing a bit about himself and his conservation vision for the 21st century. 10 a.m., Creamer’s Field Farmhouse, 1300 College Road. 452-5162

Saturday - 8

art

Wet Felted Slippers, making custom fit merino wool slippers, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Folk School cabin in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, see https://folk.school for details and registration. 457-1219

Wet Felted Flowers, making flowers of wet felting, 3:30-7 p.m., The Folk School cabin in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, see https://folk.school for details and registration. 457-1219

books

Literary Reading Series, and artist talk, with Krista Christianson, Christine Byl and Laureli Ivanhoff sharing from their works, 7-8 p.m., Bear Gallery in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, free, open to public.

Book Selection Day, for future readings with the League of Women Voters of the Tanana Valley book discussion group, 10-11:30 a.m., Noel Wien Library, 1215 Cowles St. For more information contact Donna at 479-5265 or ddinsmore@alaska.net

culinary

Pints and Pups, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., HooDoo Brewing Co., 1951 Fox Ave., ages 21 and older. Advanced Family Dentistry and HooDoo are sponsoring a Pups and Pints event to benefit the Fairbanks Animal Shelter Fund. 488-9072 

Cocktail Battle, with Goldie’s AK squaring off against Ursa Major Distilling in a battle for the best cocktail, 2 p.m. to midnight, Ursa Major Distilling, 2922 Parks Highway, ages 21 and older, with food trucks on site, yard games, bartender battles and live music. 457-1070

dance

Argentine Tango Milonga, Pioneer Park Square Dance Pavilion, next to the dance hall, 7-9 p.m. All ages welcome, $5 admission. 

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.

Robert Benefield Blues Band, on stage at Howling Dog Saloon, 2160 Old Steese Highway in Fox, 9:30 p.m., ages 21 and older. 456-4695

DJ Holly, spinning classic rock and oldies, performing at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway, 10 p.m., $2 cover, ages 21 and older. 374-2900

SunDog, with Aural Imago and she, all of Anchorage, with Fairbanks-based The Dilemma and Lexxi, performing at The Marlin, 3412 College Road, 10 p.m., $5 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

Sunday - 9

art

Needle Felted Butterflies, the art of sculpting with wool to make a butterfly to take home, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., The Folk School cabin in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, see https://folk.school for details and registration. 457-1219

Needle Felted Animals, the art of sculpting with wool to make an animal to take home, 3-6 p.m., The Folk School cabin in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, see https://folk.school for details and registration. 457-1219

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: Storytelling with Martin Miller. 456-6485

Monday - 10

books

Book Lecture, “A New Chapter: Book Preservation after the 1966 Florence Flood,” by book conservator Juliayn Coleman, 7-8:30 p.m., Noel Wien Library, 1215 Cowles St., free, open to public. Coleman looks at the 1966 flood in Florence, Italy, a 500-year flood, and suggests how the response to the flood forever changed the way we look at books. 459-1029

lecture

Down Memory Lane, talks with University of Alaska Fairbanks emeriti faculty about their careers and the past and future of UAF, facilitated by Robert Hannon, 7-8 p.m., Murie Building Auditorium, 982 Koyukuk Drive, UAF campus. Free, open to the public, 474-7021. Today’s speaker: Joan Braddock, biology professor and College of Natural Science and Mathematics dean, 1977-2009. 

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: Classical violin with Anja Endestad. 456-6485

Tuesday - 11

dance

Argentine Tango Practice, 7-8:30 p.m., Pioneer Park Square Dance Pavilion, next to the dance hall, $5. All ages welcome as well as singles and new dancers. For more information, see the Fairbanks Tango group page on Facebook.

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: “Headaches and Migraines: How to Tell the Difference and What to do About It,” presented by chiropractor Joshua Costello.

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: Jazz piano with Clarence Pate. 456-6485

Wednesday - 12 

family

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

A Universe of Stories Storytime, for 3 to 10 year olds, two times, 10:30 a.m. and 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: Peter Webley on the capabilities and potential uses of unmanned aerial aircraft systems.

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

Fairbanks Community Band, presenting an outdoor concert, 7-8 p.m., Golden Heart Plaza, downtown Fairbanks, free, open to public. Local musicians will play cheerful and popular music for residents and visitors in Fairbanks. Concrete benches are available for seating. Listeners can bring outdoor chairs for more comfortable seating. Free parking is available in the Courthouse parking lot after 6 p.m. or park on the street. 479-6224 

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

Thursday - 13

family

Our Spectacular Sun, fascinating facts about the sun with astronomer Geneva Moffet, 2 p.m., North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS. 488-6101 

music/nightlife

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: 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: Dance by North Star Dance Collective. 456-6485

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. For more information, email gaylelm@gci.net