Thursday - 9

art

Photo Exhibit, “Ascension, on display through March 19 at Arctic Java, Wood Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks.  

culinary

Borealis Bistro, at Hutchison Institute of Technology, 3770 Geist Road, a real-world training experience for UAF’s Community and Technical College’s culinary arts students. Prix fixe lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., menu changes weekly. Entrees served with side dishes, soup or salad, and a beverage. Call 455-2902 or email kgaikows@alaska.edu for reservations. Today’s menu: Tex-Mex cuisine.

Thursday Wine Tastings, at Gambardella’s, 706 Second Ave., hosted by Lisa Gambardella and Kurt Newman featuring a weekly wine and food pairing of six wines and four courses. $39 per person, ages 21 and older. Reservations preferred by calling 457-4992. 

family

Preschool Storytime, at North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd., 11:15 a.m., stories, songs and a craft for 3- to 5-year-olds. No registration required. 488-6101 

lecture

Tundra Talkers Toastmasters, providing talks on improving public speaking, noon to 1 p.m. at UAF Harper Building, 4280 Geist Road, room 107 in the media room. 

music/nightlife

Stand-up Comedy, with Bil Dwyer, 8 p.m., Kodiak Jack’s, 537 Gaffney Road. Tickets are $20, available in advance at Gulliver’s Books, 3525 College Road.

Songweeds, performing at The Marlin, 3412 College Road, 8-10 p.m. Ages 21 and older, no cover, karaoke follows performance. 479-4646

Ladies Night, at Kodiak Jack’s, 537 Gaffney Road, with DJ Fifty50 playing top 40, rock, hip-hop, R&B, reggae, Latin and EDM. Free admission 11 p.m. until closing. New to Ladies Night: an amateur male dance revue contest. Dancers sign up at 10 p.m. with Jori at the bar. 374-3373

Karaoke Night, at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway, hosted by DJ Angel. 10 p.m., ages 21 and older. 374-2900

Open Mic Night, at The Blue Loon, 2999 Parks Highway, 9:30 p.m., open to all musicians, poets, comedians and artists. All you have to do is show up. Ages 21 and up. www.theblueloon.com 

Friday - 10 

family

Parents and Twos Storytime, for 2-year-olds and a parent or caregiver, North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd., 11:15 a.m., stories, songs and a craft for 3- to 5-year-olds. Registration required. 488-6101

Early Explorers, exploring film and photography, 10 a.m. to noon, University of Alaska Museum of the North, 907 Yukon Drive, UAF campus. Drop in with your toddler or preschooler to create and discover. Materials and activities provided. For ages 5 and under. Siblings welcome. Included with museum admission. Adult supervision required. 474-7505

music/nightlife

Stand-up Comedy, with Bil Dwyer, 8 p.m., The Blue Loon, 2999 Parks Highway. Tickets and reserve tables available online at www.theblueloon.com.

CrimZen, playing your favorite classic rock, alternative and indie rock, and funk, at The Marlin, 3412 College Road. Ages 21 and older, 10 p.m. to closing, $5 cover. Angela Wright on vocals and guitar, Joy Coon on vocals and guitar, David Resch on vocals and guitar, Dylan Hardage on bass, and Jana Malingowski on drums. 476-4646

Marc Brown, and the Blues Crew, performing at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway. 10 p.m., $3 cover, ages 21 and older. 374-2900

Aerobics Dance Party, with DJ Be Gross, at UAF Pub, Wood Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Pub has hired four aerobics leaders to periodically lead people in aerobics dance routines throughout the night. You’re invited to wear your best leotards, leg warmers or other 1980’s workout gear. No cover, ages 21 and older. 

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 - 11

art

Eco Printing Workshop, with Ann Wood O’Brien, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., room 219, Lathrop Building, 516 Second Ave. Fee is $75, limited to eight students, materials included. Hosted by the Fairbanks Weavers & Spinners Guild. Register by calling The Weaving Studio 452-7737. For more information: www.fairbanksweavers.org

books

Book Discussion Group, “The Death of Grown-Up: How America’s Arrested Development is Bringing Down Western Civilization,” by Diana West, hosted by League of Women Voters of the Tanana Valley Book Discussion Group. 10-11:30 a.m., Noel Wien Library, 1215 Cowles St. Free to attend, open to public.

Writing in the Dark, a retreat hosted by Fairbanks Arts Association, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bear Gallery, third floor Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park, 2300, with instructor Jean Anderson. Registration fee is $45 in advance, $50 at the door. For more information and the registration form visit fairbanksarts.org/literary-arts/writing-in-the-dark/.

dance

Open Dance Practice, with the Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks, 4-6 p.m., Pioneer Park Dance Center. Please bring clean, non-marking shoes to help protect the dance floor. No partner necessary. $2 members/$3 general public. Punch cards available. See www.ballroomfairbanks.org or call 515-460-1752 for more info.

Santa Swingers, Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m., with caller Gary Feaster of Palmer, $8, Farthest North Square & Round Dance Center in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. 699-2345

Argentine Tango Milonga, and beginning lesson, upstairs at the Roundup Steakhouse, 2701 S. Cushman St. Lesson begins at 6:30 p.m., social dance 7-9 p.m. All ages welcome. $5 donation requested if not ordering services from the restaurant.

Free dance lessons, with Lucia Artacho, teaching salsa and bachata, 5-6 p.m., Hoarfrost Distilling, 3501 Lathrop St., as part of Hoarfrost Distilling’s International Women’s Day Celebration. No experience necessary. Kicks off with a mambo performance by Sabor Cubano dancers.

family

Junior Curators, exploring film and photography, 2-4 p.m., University of Alaska Museum of the North, 907 Yukon Drive, UAF campus. Materials and activities provided. For ages 6 and older. Siblings welcome. Included with museum admission. Adult supervision required. 474-7505

music/nightlife

Stand-up Comedy, with Bil Dwyer, 8 p.m., The Blue Loon, 2999 Parks Highway. Tickets and reserve tables available online at www.theblueloon.com.

Cotton Ginny, performing at the Boatel, 3368 Riverside Drive, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Ages 21 and older.

Green Room Comedy Club, at Venue, 5147 Second Ave., 8-11 p.m., ages 21 and older, must have ID. No cover fee for performers taking their amateur stand-up to the stage, otherwise $10 at the door. Evening includes a teaser from the First Friday Players Improv. Sponsored by Food Factory.

Cirque Noir, family night, at Birch Hill Rec Area Ski Lodge, 7 p.m., hosted by Seward’s Follies, featuring Fairbanks Fire & Flow and aerial acrobatics by Aerial View. Tickets at SewardsFollies.org, Gulliver’s Books and at the door. Adults $15, ages 6-17 $10, 5 and younger $5. Family-friendly event.

Marc Brown, and the Blues Crew, performing at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway. 10 p.m., $3 cover, ages 21 and older. 374-2900

Feedback, playing classic and current rock, at The Marlin, 3412 College Road. Ages 21 and older, 10 p.m. to closing, cover charge TBD. Featuring Tom Logan on lead guitar, Shawn Sharkey on bass, Jake Galley on drums, and Chris Skidmore on lead vocals.

DJ Fifty50, playing country and top 40 hits, 10 p.m. to closing, Kodiak Jacks, 537 Gaffney Road. Ages 21 and older, $3 cover. 

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.

Monday - 13

family

Drop-In Crafts, come by to make a 3-D hot air balloon, for ages 3 and older, 1-5 p.m., Noel Wien Library Berry Room, 1215 Cowles St. 459-1052

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 - 14 

culinary

Tuesday Tasting, at Lavelle’s Bistro, 575 First Ave., 7 p.m., ages 21 and older. $30 for members of Lavelle’s wine guild, $35 all others. Reservations required by calling 450-0555. Today’s tasting: Wine and pie day, pairing wine with pizza and desserts.

dance

Argentine Tango Practice, 7-9 p.m., upstairs at Roundup Steakhouse, 2701 S. Cushman St. All ages welcome, as well as singles and new dancers. For more information, see the Fairbanks Tango group page on Facebook.

family

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

Drop-In Crafts, come by to make a nest of birds, for ages 3 and older, 1-5 p.m., Noel Wien Library Berry Room, 1215 Cowles St. 459-1052

music/nightlife

Great Land Sounds, men’s barbershop chorus, 6:30 p.m., 645 11th Ave. There is no cost, and any man who likes to sing is welcome to try singing in four-part harmony. Email gls-l@lists.alaska.edu for more information.

Aurora Women’s Chorale, an all-female choir directed by Melissa Downes, 7 p.m., rehearsing at University Park Bible Church, 3681 Sandvik. All voices and talents welcome. If you are interested in singing, contact Allison at allison2619@gmail.com or visit www.aurorawomenschorale.org.

Fairbanks Peace Choir, rehearsals from 6:45-8:30 p.m., leading up to a final concert on April 29. All singers welcome. Flyn Ludington, director, and Paul Krejci, pianist. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4448 Pikes Landing Road. Info. 322-2521. 

Wednesday - 15

art

Fairbanks Watercolor Society Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Blue Room on the third floor of the Centennial Arts Building, Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. Visitors are welcomed. For more information, contact Becky Anderson at 474-4014.

family

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

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

lecture

Train Talk, with Dan Gullickson, on Engine No. 1 and railroad enthusiasts who restored it to full operational status. 7 p.m., Tanana Valley Railroad Museum in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. Free, open to the public. Presented by Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad Celebration. 

music/nightlife

Karaoke Night, at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway, hosted by DJ Angel. 10 p.m., ages 21 and older. 374-2900

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

Open Decks, open turntable night for DJs, at The Blue Loon, 2999 Parks Highway. Starts at 10 p.m., come early to sign up for 20-30 minute sets. Format: Serrato or Tractor. Ages 21+ and older. www.theblueloon.com 

Thursday - 16

family

Preschool Storytime, at North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd., 11:15 a.m., stories, songs and a craft for 3- to 5-year-olds. No registration required. 488-6101

Spring Break Craft, creating a puppet, noon to 5 p.m., North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd. 488-6101 

lecture

Tundra Talkers Toastmasters, providing talks on improving public speaking, noon to 1 p.m. at UAF Harper Building, 4280 Geist Road, room 107 in the media room. 

music/nightlife

Ladies Night, at Kodiak Jack’s, 537 Gaffney Road, with DJ Fifty50 playing top 40, rock, hip-hop, R&B, reggae, Latin and EDM. Free admission 11 p.m. until closing. New to Ladies Night: an amateur male dance revue contest. Dancers sign up at 10 p.m. with Jori at the bar. 374-3373

Karaoke Night, at The Arctic Fox, 623 Old Steese Highway, hosted by DJ Angel. 10 p.m., ages 21 and older. 374-2900

Open Mic Night, at The Blue Loon, 2999 Parks Highway, 9:30 p.m., open to all musicians, poets, comedians and artists. All you have to do is show up. Ages 21 and up. www.theblueloon.com

Bluegrass Thursdays, 8-10 p.m. at The Marlin, 3412 College Road, followed by karaoke, no cover, ages 21 and older. 479-4646

Friday - 17

dance

St. Patty’s Day Dance, with Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks, 8:30-11 p.m., Pioneer Park Dance Center, 2300 Airport Way. No experience or partner necessary. Please bring clean, non-marking shoes. $5 members, students and military; $6 public. 456-3331 or www.ballroomfairbanks.org

family

Parents and Twos Storytime, for 2-year-olds and a parent or caregiver, North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd., 11:15 a.m., stories, songs and a craft for 3- to 5-year-olds. Registration required. 488-6101

Early Explorers, exploring film and photography, 10 a.m. to noon, University of Alaska Museum of the North, 907 Yukon Drive, UAF campus. Drop in with your toddler or preschooler to create and discover. Materials and activities provided. For ages 5 and under. Siblings welcome. Included with museum admission. Adult supervision required. 474-7505 

music/nightlife

St. Patrick’s Day, a weekend show featuring the Shamrock Shakers, made up of Tails and Tassels burlesque dancers from Homer with DJ Fractal Theory, performing at the Boatel, 3368 Riverside Dr., 10 p.m. Ages 21 and older. 

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 - 18

dance

Open Dance Practice, with the Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks, 4-6 p.m., Pioneer Park Dance Center. Please bring clean, non-marking shoes to help protect the dance floor. No partner necessary. $2 members/$3 general public. Punch cards available. See www.ballroomfairbanks.org or call 515-460-1752 for more info.

Contra Dance, with live music by Gaelic Fusion and dance instruction by caller David Kreiss-Tomkins, 8-11 p.m., Pioneer Park Dance Center. $10 adults, $8 adult members, $7 student, $5 student members, 13 and younger admitted free. Sponsored by Contra Borealis Dancers, beginners welcome, no partner necessary. Information: 457-8957 or www.contraborealis.org

music/nightlife

St. Patrick’s Day, a weekend show featuring the Shamrock Shakers, made up of Tails and Tassels burlesque dancers from Homer with DJ Fractal Theory, performing at the Boatel, 3368 Riverside Dr., 10 p.m. Ages 21 and older. 

DJ Fifty50, playing country and top 40 hits, 10 p.m. to closing, Kodiak Jacks, 537 Gaffney Road. Ages 21 and older, $3 cover. 

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. 

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