Thursday - 30 

family

Pint-Sized Science, a pre-school science program focusing on STEM topics, 11-11:30 a.m., Fairbanks Children’s Museum, 302 Cushman St., Suite 101, museum admission rates apply. 374-6873

Petting Zoo, with furry and feathered critters from Ptarmigans 4-H Club, 2 p.m., North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd. 488-6101   

music/nightlife

Student Recital, with students of the Fairbanks Suzuki Institute, 12:45 p.m., Davis Concert Hall, Fine Arts Complex, UAF campus, free, open to the public.

Showcase Recital, with violinist Zachary Spontak and students of the Fairbanks Suzuki Institute, 7 p.m., Davis Concert Hall, Fine Arts Complex, UAF campus, $20 adults, $15 students, military and seniors.

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: Dry Cabin String Band.

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.

special event

Arctic Research, an open house event at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, 4-7 p.m., free, open to public. Walk between facilities to learn about current projects and meet scientists in climate science, geoscience, natural resources, social science and engineering. 474-6286  

Friday - 31

music/nightlife

Dead Calm, and Slick, and The Grifters, taking the stage at 9 p.m., Howling Dog Saloon, 2160 Old Steese Highway in Fox, ages 21 and older. 456-4695

Student Recital, with students of the Fairbanks Suzuki Institute, 12:30 p.m., Davis Concert Hall, Fine Arts Complex, UAF campus, free, open to the public.

Marc Brown, and The Blues Crew, performing at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway, 10 p.m., $4 cover, ages 21 and older. 374-2900

Cunto, and Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners, performing at The Marlin, 3412 College Road, 10 p.m., ages 21 and older, $5 cover. 479-4646 

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

Saturday - June 1 

music/nightlife

Scrap Metal, a rat pack metal tour featuring Kip Winger of Winger, Jack Russell of Great White, Mark Slaughter of Slaughter, Lita Ford, and Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, outdoors, all-ages event, gates open at 5 p.m., tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets. 

Fairbanks Summer Folk Fest, noon to 11 p.m., Ester Community Park, free to attend but donations accepted, open to public, family friendly, a day of folk, Americana, bluegrass and old timey music for the whole family, with vendors, booths, artisans, more. 

Ayla Ray, performing at The Boatel, 3368 Riverside Drive, ages 21 and older.

The Rumblers, playing rock and blues, 9 p.m., Howling Dog Saloon, 2160 Old Steese Highway in Fox, ages 21 and older. 456-4695

Student Recital, with students of the Fairbanks Suzuki Institute, 12:45 p.m., Davis Concert Hall, Fine Arts Complex, UAF campus, 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: Standards and country rock with David Snyderman. 456-6485

Denali Life Party, hosted by Denali Park Salmon Bake and The Avery Wolves, 11 p.m., Denali Park Salmon Bake, Mile 238.5 Parks Highway, Denali Park, 21 and older, $5 cover or free with Denali Life app.

Arctic Entry, performing at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway, 10 p.m., $4 cover, ages 21 and older. 374-2900

Sourdough Rizers, Fireweed Fiddle, and Dead Calm, performing at The Marlin, 3412 College Road, 10 p.m., ages 21 and older, $5 cover. 479-4646 

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

Peace Fest, seventh annual, noon to 2 p.m., Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, in the square dance pavilion, barbecue supplied, potluck welcome, celebrating peacemakers in Fairbanks, with short presentations from people and groups describing their work toward peace, justice and sustainability. Hosted by Alaska Peace Center. 488-3205

Sunday - 2

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: Storytelling with Martin Miller. 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

Monday - 3

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

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: Aldona Jonaitis, professor of anthropology and director of the UA Museum of the North from 1993-2009.

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 - 4

art

Birch Bark Instant Poetry, how to harvest birch bark and turn it into paper on which to write poems, 6-7 p.m., The Folk School cabin in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. 457-1219 for registration info.

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.

family

Dog Day Afternoon, with the Tanana Valley Kennel Club, 2 p.m., North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd. 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: “Understanding Chronic Pain and How it Can Be Conservatively Managed,” presented by Rachel Campbell and Jake Kretschmar, physical therapists.

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 - 5

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

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 events, 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: Climate change impacts on insects in Alaska and globally, presented by Derek Sikes. 

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

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 - 6

family

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

music/nightlife

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.

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.

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

Friday - 7

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

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

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

Saturday - 8

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. 

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.

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

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