Thursday - 5

family

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

music/nightlife

Visions, playing jazz and blues, 8-9:30 p.m., The Marlin, 3412 College Road, ages 21 and older, no cover charge, with karaoke following. 479-4646

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

Thursday Night Jam, open jam night at Howling Dog Saloon on the Holy Stage, with Paul Knight hosting on The Holy Stage, 8 p.m., 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 - 6

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.

Black Spruce Brewing Company, 3290 Peger Road, suite B, featuring local artist Christina Fantazzi, reception 3-8 p.m., with Hungry Robot onsite offering food for purchase. 328-0448

Opening Reception, for works by Gail Priday and David Rosenthal, on display at Bear Gallery, third floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, reception 5-7 p.m. In “Improbable and Beautiful,” Priday explores the often overlooked underbrush and fungus silently growing in Alaska. Rosenthal takes a look at the bigger picture and paints the grant views of the state in his exhibit, “Rosenthal: Alaskan Landscapes.” Free, open to public. 456-6485, Ext. 224.

Pen and Ink Show, works by father and daughter duo Brad and Jillian Richie detailing Alaska’s backcountry, on display at Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, 101 Dunkel St., reception 5-8 p.m. 459-3730

“Interior Views,” oil paintings by Joe Paul, on display at Hoarfrost Distilling, 3501 Lathrop St., Unit F, under age 21 admitted with parent or guardian, reception 3-8 p.m. 750-1283

Mother and son duo, Linda and John Scherzer, exhibiting the show “It’s All Related,” reception 5-8 p.m., Westmark Hotel, 813 Noble St., in the Yukon Room, with original works on display. 378-7359

“Alaska’s Dividend,” recent works, cutouts and screen prints by Todd Sherman, University of Alaska Fairbanks dean and art professor, on display at Well Street Art Co., 1304 Well St. Reception 5-8 p.m.

Works by Nicola M. Bowen, “Alaska Through My Camera Lens,” reception 5-8 p.m, Fairbanks Community Museum, 535 Second Ave., upstairs in the Co-op Plaza. 457-3669

Fairbanks Distilling Company, 410 Cushman St., hosting works by Nina Sikes, with mediums including painting, photos and prints, reception 5-8 p.m. 452-5055

Alaska House Art Gallery, presenting its last First Friday as the owners ease into retirement, featuring works from the Claire Fejes Museum with performances by Ron Veliz Quartet and Iñupiaq dancers, reception 5-8 p.m., 1003 Cushman St.

art

Art Walk, supporting Fairbanks Pioneers’ Home, 2221 Egan Ave., 6-8 p.m., tickets available at the door,, $30 per person, ages 21 and older.  

books

Book Signing, with Mary Ehrlander, author of “Walter Harper, Alaska Native Son,” 5-8 p.m., Alaskana Raven Books & Things, 535 Second Ave. in the Co-op Plaza. 347-8302 

family

Kids Night In, at Fairbanks Children’s Museum, 302 Cushman St., suite 101, 5-8:30 p.m., includes pizza party while parents explore First Friday events, additional rates apply. 374-6873

Storytime, for parents and/or caregivers and 2-year-olds, 11:15 a.m., North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd., ages 3-5, registration required. 488-6101

music/nightlife

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

Guitar By Albert, playing easy fingerstyle arrangements of popular tunes as well as originals, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Ivory Jack’s, 2581 Goldstream Road.

Burlesque Bingo, with Naked Stage Productions, 10 p.m., The Marlin, 3412 College Road, $5 cover at the door, ages 21 and older. 479-4646

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

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 - 7

books

Literary Reading Series, with Eric Heyne and Joseph Holt, 7 p.m., Bear Gallery, third floor of the Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. Both writers not only teach English but have published many fiction and non-fiction works in journals all over the country, some of which they will share with their audience during the reading. Free, open to public. 

culinary

907 Day, 11 a.m. to late, 49th State Brewing Co., 248.5 Parks Highway, Healy, celebrating all things 907 related, ages 21 and older. 683-2739 

music/nightlife

UAF Pub, concert series, with Kittiwake, Good Hank and Amelia Cooper at the UAF Pub, Wood Center, UAF campus, 9 p.m. to midnight, no cover, ages 21 and older.

Benefield Blues Band, 9:30 p.m., Howling Dog Saloon, 2160 Old Steese Highway in Fox. 456-4695

907 Day, at The Marlin, 3412 College Road, a night of games and performances starting at 10 p.m., $5 cover, ages 21 and older.

DG3, the Derral Gleason Trio, at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway, 10 p.m., ages 21 and older, $4 cover. 374-2900  

Fairbanks Triad 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

Calypso Farms, annual benefit auction, 5-8 p.m., 4780 Old Nenana Highway, $20 in advance, $25 at the door, with local-grown produce, live music, silent and live auctions. 451-0691

Sunday - 8

dance

Santa Swingers, square dance club, new dancer lessons, 2-3:30 p.m. with caller Gary Feaster, a free introduction to square dancing, Farthest North Square & Round Dance Center in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. 699-2345 

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

Monday - 9

lecture

Climate Change Talk, “Climate Change: From Cutting-Edge Science to Innovative Solutions,” with Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist who served as a lead author for the National Climate Assessments under the Bush, Obama and Trump administration, and director of the Texas Tech Climate Science Center, 7-8:30 p.m., Salisbury Theatre in the fine arts complex of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Free, open to public. 474-6286 

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

Tuesday - 10

dance

Argentine Tango Class, 7-8 p.m., downstairs at Mary Siah Recreation Center, 805 14th Ave., classes taught by Tanguera Liz on Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24, $40 per person for four classes, $5 admission for practice only. For more info, visit Fairbanks Tango Facebook page.

family

Imagination Station, at Fairbanks Children’s Museum, 302 Cushman St., suite 101, 11 a.m. to noon, a morning of thinking, planning and creating at the museum for children. $8 per person, free for museum members. 374-6873

Preschool Storytime, for 3 to 5 year olds, 10:30 a.m., Noel Wien Library Berry Room, 1215 Cowles St. 459-1052

Pajama Storytime, for 3 to 10 year olds, 7 p.m., Noel Wien Library Berry Room, 1215 Cowles St. 459-1052

lecture

Climate Change Talk, “Caring for People and Creation: The Roles of Faith and Science,” with Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist who served as a lead author for the National Climate Assessments under the Bush, Obama and Trump administration, and director of the Texas Tech Climate Science Center, 7-8:30 p.m., Friends Community Church, 1485 30th Ave., free, open to public. 347-8606 

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.

Fairbanks Peace Choir, rehearsals 6:45-8:30 p.m., Unitarian Fellowship, 4448 Pikes Landing Road, final concert is Nov. 30. Flyn Ludington directs, Paul Krejci accompanies. Come join the spirit uplift “Creating a culture of peace through song.”

Wednesday - 11

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, for 3 to 5 year olds, 1:30 p.m., Noel Wien Library Berry Room, 1215 Cowles St. 459-1052

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

music/nightlife

Men Next Door Uncovered, from the Chippendales producers presenting a “Magic Mike” experience, doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m., tickets available online at AKtickets.com or available at the International Hotel & Bar, 122 N. Turner St., ages 21 and older, VIP packages available. 

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

Thursday - 12 

music/nightlife

Men Next Door Uncovered, from the Chippendales producers presenting a “Magic Mike” experience, doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m., tickets available online at AKtickets.com or available at the International Hotel & Bar, 122 N. Turner St., ages 21 and older, VIP packages available. 

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

Thursday Night Jam, open jam night at Howling Dog Saloon on the Holy Stage, with Paul Knight hosting on The Holy Stage, 8 p.m., 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 - 13

culinary

Alasktober Festbier Release, hosted by Black Spruce Brewing Company, 3290 Peger Road, suite B, 3-8 p.m., ages 21 and older, the release of the first lager by Black Spruce. 

family

Storytime, for parents and/or caregivers and 2-year-olds, 11:15 a.m., North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd., ages 3-5, registration required. 488-6101

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 DG3, the Derral Gleason Trio, 9 p.m., Howling Dog Saloon, 2160 Old Steese Highway in Fox. 456-4695

Marc Brown, and the Blues Crew, at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway, 10 p.m., ages 21 and older, $4 cover. 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 - 14

books

Book Discussion Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Noel Wien Library, 1215 Cowles St., free, with League of Women Voters of the Tanana Valley, discussing “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. 479-5265 or 479-6224 

culinary

Tastes Good on the Bun, a collaborative beer release hosted by Bun on the Run and Black Spruce Brewing Company, 3290 Peger Road, suite B., noon to 8 p.m., releasing the Tastes Good on the Bun Blueberry Cinnamon Roll Milkshake IPA. 328-0448 

dance

Santa Swingers, square dance club, new dancer class, 6:45-8:15 p.m. then a club dance 8:15-9:30 p.m., $8, Farthest North Square & Round Dance Center in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. 699-2345

family

Career Day, at Fairbanks Children’s Museum, 302 Cushman St., suite 101, 2-4 p.m., with volunteers from the Fairbanks Central Labor Council, free with regular museum admission. 374-6873

Drop-In Play Time, with blocks and toys, noon to 3 p.m., all ages, North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd. 488-6101

music/nightlife

The DG3, the Derral Gleason Trio, 9:30 p.m., Howling Dog Saloon, 2160 Old Steese Highway in Fox. 456-4695

Arctic Entry, rock ‘n roll at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway, ages 21 and older, $4 cover. 374-2900  

LiBerry Music Festival, and Berry Pie Throwdown, 6-10 p.m., Golden Eagle Saloon, downtown Ester, supporting the John Trigg Ester Library, with performers Spank Williams, Songweeds, The Shoot Dangs, and pie by the slice, entry is suggested $10 donation. 374-8080

Fairbanks Triad 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.

Sunday - 15

culinary

Equinox Beer Dinner, 6-8 p.m., Black Spruce Brewing Company, 3290 Peger Road, suite B, featuring six beers, including three new releases, and four courses by Monica Mizakis of Just The Tips, using Alaska-grown and -raised ingredients. Tickets $100 each, reservations required by calling 328-0448.

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