Thursday - 28 

culinary

Thanksgiving Meal,and service, 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 915 Second Ave., please RSVP for meal by noon Nov. 25 by calling 452-2956. Free.

Sipping Saturday,4-8 p.m, Fairbanks Distilling, 410 Cushman St, featuring a new house made cocktail using a Sipping Streams tea and 68 Below vodka, ages 21 and older. 452-5055 

music/nightlife

Happy Spanksgiving,with Spank Williams, 8-9:30 p.m., The Marlin, ages 21 and older, no cover charge, followed by karaoke with Cherie Bowman. 479-4646 

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 - 29

lecture

A Trip To East Timor, with Tom Zimmer of Calypso Farm and Ecology Center sharing photos and stories from East Timor, 7 p.m., Pioneer Park Cabin #66. 457-1219 

music/nightlife

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

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

Leaps & Bounds,and Nelson Antonio Felix-Tolentino Jr., 10 p.m., at The Marlin, 3412 College Road, ages 21 and older, cover at door. 479-4646 

 

Saturday - 30

bazaars

Holiday Wool Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hartung Hall, 591 Ester Loop in Ester, hosted by Calypso Farm. 451-0691

Small Business Saturday, holiday bazaar, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., IBEW Hall, Local 1547, 2000 Airport Way, hosted by HCF 10U Minor Team Bren. 322-0262

Boardwalk Bazaar, in Pioneer Hall in Pioneer Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

music/nightlife

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

Winter Concert, performed by Fairbanks Peace Choir, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks, 4448 Pikes Landing Road, with dessert following, with Flyn Ludington, director; Paul Krejci, pianist; and guest flutist Sandy Clark. 457-8086

Ice Cave Bass Bash,with Rho Mezon and DJ Double X, 10 p.m., at The Marlin, 3412 College Road, $3 cover, ages 21 and older. 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.

North Star Strings,rehearsal, 10 a.m. to noon, open to adult string players who enjoy playing show tunes, light classics, pops and fiddle music. Music department, room 301, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Free, no auditions, new players of all abilities welcome. See www.northstarstrings.org or call 479-6064 for more.

special event

Christmas Festival,noon to 7 p.m., Alaskan Gallery & Visitor Center, 478 A St., Nenana, with a sledding hill, warm-up shop, gourmet hot chocolate, treats, giveaways, Christmas shopping and lights, and other events. Hosted by Nenana Tourism Association.  

stage

“Thee, Breakfast Club,” a Shakespearean take on the John Hughes film, 7 p.m., Palace Theatre, presented by and supporting Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre. Tickets online at www.fairbanksshakespeare.org.

 

Sunday - 1

family

Blue Block Bash,1-3 p.m., Fairbanks Children’s Museum, 302 Cushman St., Suite 101, free with museum admission, the debut of the museum’s new blue blocks. 374-6873  

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 - 2

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 

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

Northern Lights String Orchestra, presenting its winter concert, 7:30-8:15 p.m., Davis Concert Hall, UAF fine arts complex, $5 adults, children admitted free, concert will feature a double cello concerto and a piece for trumpet and string orchestra.

nature

Arctic Audubon Talk, “Hiking the trans-Alaska Pipeline, Twice,” with Ned Rozell, science writer for the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute, 7 p.m., Noel Wien Library Auditorium, 1215 Cowles St. Free, open to public. 347-1802 or email arcticaudubon@gmail.com for info. 

 

Tuesday - 3 

dance

Argentine Tango Practice, class 7-8 p.m., practice 8-8:30 p.m., downstairs at Mary Siah Recreation Center, 805 14th Ave., $5 for practice, $10 per person per class. All ages welcome as well as singles and new dancers. For more information, see the Fairbanks Tango group page on Facebook.

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

Family Fun Time, Christmas tree ornament making, 6-8 p.m., North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd., no registration required. 488-6101 

music/nightlife

Stand-Up Comedy Night, amateur comedy night at The Marlin, 3412 College Road, 8:30 p.m., ages 21 and older. 

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 University Community Presbyterian Church, 3510 College Road. 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 - 4

family

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

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

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., for 3- to 5-year-olds, North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd., no registration required. 488-6101

music/nightlife

Choir Cantata, “Candles, Carols, A Service of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love,” 7-8 p.m., Fairbanks Lutheran Church, 1012 Cowles St., with Amy Ingram, director, and James Spontak on piano, free admission. 452-3425

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 - 5

lecture

Zero Waste, a free talk by Zero Waste Fairbanks on reducing environmental impacts, 7 p.m., Pioneer Park Cabin #66. 457-1219 

music/nightlife

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

bazaars

Holiday Art Bazaar, featuring handmade arts and crafts, 5-8 p.m., Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, 101 Dunkel St. 459-3741

Graf Holiday Bazaar,11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Graf Rheeneerhaanjii, 2550 Lawlor Road. Fairbanks Native Association’s Graf Rheeneerhaanjii program is hosting the bazaar, with youth will be selling handmade crafts, homemade baked goods and Christmas decorations. This is a cash only event. 455-4725

Samichlaus Bazaar,4-8 p.m., Birch Leaf Chapel, 3626 Old Nenana Highway, Ester.

Warm-Up Bazaar,5-8 p.m., Tanana Valley State Fair, 1800 College Road, in the Badger and Davis Hall buildings, free to attend, with more than 30 vendors. 452-3750 

culinary

Cookie Exchange,6-8 p.m., Love INC, 609 Third St., $15, featuring homemade cookies and a pick-a-prize auction. Call for 3714-2129 for more information. 

dance

Contra Dance, with live music by Celtic Confusion and dance instruction by Jess Winn, 8 p.m., 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

Nativity Scene,“For Unto Us A Child Is Born,” 6-8 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 304 Lazelle Road, a free community event celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Food donations will be accepted at the door to support the Fairbanks Community Food Bank. Donations not required to attend. To loan a nativity or nativity-related art piece to be displayed at the event, contact Barbara Czopek at barbara.czopek@acsalaska.net or Carle Howard at lds5tkd@hotmail.com

Kid’s Night In,at Fairbanks Children’s Museum, 302 Cushman St., Suite 101, an evening of playtime while parents attend First Friday events, 5:30-8 p.m., costs vary. 374-6873

Parents and Twos, 11:15 a.m., for 2-year-olds and a parent or caregiver, North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd., registration required. 488-6101 

music/nightlife

A.M., a spoken word performance by Raif Johnson-Kennedy, 7:40-9 p.m., Bad Mother Vintage, 511 Second Ave., a collection of lyrical verses written during the past three years following the death of Micah Bartlett. All proceeds going to his family. Topics vary, powerful themes, some explicit language. Donations accepted. 978-0964 

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

special event

Elders’ Christmas Party,5:30-7:30 p.m., Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall, 111 Clay St., hosted by Fairbanks Native Association. Free, open to public and seniors. 452-5225   

stage

“The Nutcracker, the 32nd annual production, 8 p.m., Hering Auditorium, 901 Airport Way, presented by North Star Ballet with more than 80 dancers. See www.nsbfairbanks.org/the-nutcracker for ticket info.

 

Saturday - 7

bazaars

Holiday Art Bazaar,featuring handmade arts and crafts, 5-8 p.m., Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, 101 Dunkel St. 459-3741

Tanana Valley Farmer’s Market, the 2019 holiday bazaar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Carlson Center, 2010 Second Ave., 

Procrastinator’s Bazaar,hosted by Calypso Farm and Ecology Center, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Finish Line Restaurant and Lounge, 4920 Dale Road. 451-0691

Holiday Bazaar,10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Trax Outdoor Center, 310 Birch Hill Road, with door prizes, multiple vendors and free cookies, coffee and hot cocoa.

Warm-Up Bazaar,  10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tanana Valley State Fair, 1800 College Road, in the Badger and Davis Hall buildings, free to attend, with more than 30 vendors. 452-3750   

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 public. Call 456-3331 for more info.

Black Tie, and Blue Jeans, social dance with Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks, 8:30-11 p.m., Pioneer Park Dance Center in Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, $10, with live music by Arly Jylz, bring your favorite finger food for a potluck. No experience or partner necessary, please bring clean, non-marking shoes. 456-3331  

family

Nativity Scene, “For Unto Us A Child Is Born,” 4-8 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 304 Lazelle Road, a free community event celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Food donations will be accepted at the door to support the Fairbanks Community Food Bank. Donations not required to attend. To loan a nativity or nativity-related art piece to be displayed at the event, contact Barbara Czopek at barbara.czopek@acsalaska.net or Carle Howard at lds5tkd@hotmail.com.

Brick-O-Mania, 2-3 p.m., with Legos, North Pole Branch Library, 656 NPHS Blvd., no registration required. 488-6101

music/nightlife

Christmas Whistle Concert,by multi-instrumentalist David Underwood, performing his annual Christmas whistle concert, featuring tunes from around the world, inspired songs on piano and guitar will also be featured, as well as guest artists. 7 p.m., Shannon Park Baptist Church, 409 Lazelle Road, free, open to public. 451-5575

Choir of the North,holiday concert, 7:30 p.m., by UAF music department, in Davis Concert Hall, under the direction of Dr. Jaunelle Celaire, a bake sale to follow. Cash only box office, tickets available at the door: $5 students/military/seniors; $10 general admission; children under 12 admitted free. Food pantry incentive: 2 cans = $5 ticket, 4 cans = $10 ticket. 

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.

North Star Strings,rehearsal, 10 a.m. to noon, open to adult string players who enjoy playing show tunes, light classics, pops and fiddle music. Music department, room 301, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Free, no auditions, new players of all abilities welcome. See www.northstarstrings.org or call 479-6064 for more.

special event

Pet Photos With Santa, supporting the Fairbanks Animal Shelter Fund, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Alaska Feed Co., 1600 College Road, call 460-6381 for more information. 

stage

“The Nutcracker, the 32nd annual production, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Hering Auditorium, 901 Airport Way, presented by North Star Ballet with more than 80 dancers. See www.nsbfairbanks.org/the-nutcracker for ticket info.

Design Alaska Holiday Concert, 3 p.m., Davis Concert Hall, UAF fine arts complex, tickets online at fairbankssymphony.org.

  

Sunday - 8

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

special event

Pet Photos With Santa, supporting the Fairbanks Animal Shelter Fund, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Alaska Feed Co., 1600 College Road, call 460-6381 for more information. 

stage

“The Nutcracker, the 32nd annual production, 2 p.m., Hering Auditorium, 901 Airport Way, presented by North Star Ballet with more than 80 dancers. See www.nsbfairbanks.org/the-nutcracker for ticket info.

Design Alaska Holiday Concert, 4 p.m., Davis Concert Hall, UAF fine arts complex, tickets online at fairbankssymphony.org