Thursday - 18

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: The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival’s American roots ensemble. 

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 hosting, 8:30 p.m., ages 21 and older.

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

The 59th annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, held at the Carlson Center, 2010 Second Ave. A celebration of Alaska Native culture. Includes a Native dance festival, arts & crafts bazaar, traditional athletic competitions and more. Daytime events are free to the public 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Evening session starts at 6 p.m. Daily and season ticket prices for evening session at WEIO.org/announcements.

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

Friday - 19

dance

Golden Days Dance, with music by Kit Carson, 8:30-11 p.m., Pioneer Park Dance Center, $10 at the door. See www.ballroomfairbanks.org for more.

music/nightlife

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

John Shewfelt Jr., and Shot Time, 10 p.m., The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway, $4 cover, ages 21 and older. 374-2900

Fox Spring Fundraiser, with live music starting at 7 p.m., plus a taco feed, Howling Dog Saloon, 2160 Old Steese Highway in Fox, 9 p.m. 456-4695

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: Kit Carson.

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

 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

Kingswardfish, a Reggae funk band from Whitehorse, YT, 10 p.m. at The Marlin, 3412 College Road, $5, 21 and older.

special event

The 59th annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, held at the Carlson Center, 2010 Second Ave. A celebration of Alaska Native culture. Includes a Native dance festival, arts & crafts bazaar, traditional athletic competitions and more. Daytime events are free to the public 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Evening session starts at 6 p.m. Daily and season ticket prices for evening session at WEIO.org/announcements.

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

Saturday - 20

culinary

Barbecue Cookoff, state championship contest, all day at Tanana Valley State Fairgrounds, 1800 College Road, with winner competing in the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational in Tennessee. Free to attend, open to public. 

family

Pokémon Go Tournament, noon to 3 p.m., North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd. 488-6101

music/nightlife

Scooter Brown Band, performing at Tanana Valley Fairgrounds, 1800 College Road, as part of Golden Days Rodeo, music fest, and Alaska State BBQ Championships. Rodeo at 5 p.m., barbecue contest 5-10 p.m., concert 7 p.m., gates open at 3 p.m. Adults $23, military $20, kids ages 8 and younger admitted free.

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

John Shewfelt Jr. and Shot Time, on stage at Howling Dog Saloon, 2160 Old Steese Highway in Fox, 9:30 p.m. 456-4695

EsterFest, the third annual event, 2-10 p.m., Ester Community Park, 3566 Old Nenana Highway, a family-friendly day of music and food. This year’s featured bands include Cherie Bowman, Emily Anderson, Valley Below, 3-Chord Ho, Swardfish, The Shoot Dangs and Avery Wolves. EsterFest is a fundraiser to help pay for the purchase and maintenance of the Ester Community Park. Tickets are $15, admittance free for children under 12. 388-6338.

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

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 Beat Goes On marching band, with free ice cream from Festival Fairbanks.  

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.

Cherioke, Cherie returns to host a fun Saturday Night, 10  p.m. at The Marlin, 3412 College Road, $5 cover, 21 and older.

special event

Golden Days Parade, 10 a.m. to noon, starts at Carlson Center and flows through the streets of downtown, free, open to public. 452-1105

Golden Days Street Fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown Fairbanks, with vendor booths, food, a kids zone, and public performances. Free, open to public, all ages event but bring money for food and vendors. 452-1105

Golden Days, Rubber Duckie Race, 3 p.m., starts at Wendell Street bridge, ends at Cushman Street bridge. 452-1105   

Celebrate  Locomotive No. 1’s 

120th birthday, 2-4 p.m., with the Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad at Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. Train rides, games, historical presentations, refreshments, a drawing to ride in the cab of No. 1 and a golden spike driving. You are encouraged to bring your best outfit from the Edwardian Era (1890 - 1910) and be a part of the official photos.

The 59th annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, held at the Carlson Center, 2010 Second Ave. A celebration of Alaska Native culture. Includes a Native dance festival, arts & crafts bazaar, traditional athletic competitions and more. Daytime events are free to the public 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Evening session starts at 6 p.m. Daily and season ticket prices for evening session at WEIO.org/announcements.

The Run For Gold, a 1 mile fun run, starts 9:50 a.m. at the First Avenue Power Plant and finish at 12th Avenue and Noble Street. The race benefits the Literacy Council of Alaska, leads off the Golden Days Parade, and there is a random drawing at the finish line for real gold that any finisher can win. Race Day registration at the Start at the First Avenue power plant 8:30-9:30 a.m. For more info call 452-4986 or see www.literacycouncilofalaska.org/run-for-gold

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 - 21

culinary

 Barbecue Cookoff, state championship contest, all day at Tanana Valley State Fairgrounds, 1800 College Road, with winner competing in the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational in Tennessee. Free to attend, open to public. 

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: 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

“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. A special talk-back discussion follows today’s show.

Monday - 22

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. 

family

Making wooden spinners, 1-3 p.m., The Folk School, 2300 Airport Way, Cabin 66 in Pioneer Park. A kid’s craft session making and decorating wooden spinners. Ages 5 and older, kids should be accompanied by an adult. Free, suggested donation $2-$3.

film 

“Glory,” returns to the Fairbanks area this weekend as part of Fathom Events’ TCM Big Screen Classics series. The soaring Civil War epic honoring the courageous and determined Union black soldiers of the 54th Massachusetts regiment gets a special two-day theatrical engagement Sunday, July 21, and, Wednesday, July 24. Readers can search for their participating theaters and purchase tickets for GLORY now at FathomEvents.com. Regal Cinemas Goldstream 16 & IMAX, 1855 Airport Way.

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: Doug Goering, mechanical engineering professor and College of Engineering dean, 1989-2018. 

music/nightlife

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: HayLily, a mother-daughter country folk duo. 

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 

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

stage

Shakespearean Acting, with Emma Pace, Jack Townshend Point, outdoors on UAF campus, $25. Pace, a graduate student in Shakespeare performance, will give an in-depth study of Shakespearean acting using different techniques to explore the text. Email Pace at epace123@icloud.com for more info.

Tuesday - 23

family

Pajama Storytime, for ages 3-5, 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: “What to Expect in Ageing Eyes,” presented by Dr. Mavencamp, optometrist.

music/nightlife

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: HayLily, a mother-daughter country folk duo.

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

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.

Wednesday - 24

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.

film 

“Glory,” returns to the Fairbanks area this weekend as part of Fathom Events’ TCM Big Screen Classics series. The soaring Civil War epic honoring the courageous and determined Union black soldiers of the 54th Massachusetts regiment has a special two-day theatrical engagement Sunday, July 21, and, Wednesday, July 24. Readers can search for their participating theaters and purchase tickets for GLORY now at FathomEvents.com. Regal Cinemas Goldstream 16 & IMAX, 1855 Airport Way.

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: Alaska’s berries and their changing seasons, with Katie Spellman.

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: Fairbanks Community Jazz Band, with free ice cream from Festival Fairbanks. 

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

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

Thursday - 25

film 

“The Muppet Movie,” returns to Fairbanks for two days only, Thursday, July 25, and Tuesday, July 30, giving moviegoers a rare treat to see the timeless family classic the way it was meant to be seen while celebrating its 40th anniversary. Muppet fans can search for their local participating theater and purchase tickets to now at FathomEvents.com. Regal Cinemas Goldstream 16 & IMAX, 1855 Airport Way.

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: Red Hackle Pipe Band.

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 hosting, 8:30 p.m., ages 21 and older.

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