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Arts & Drama Calendar 
January, February,
March 2012

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This is our calendar of arts and theatre in Fairbanks, Alaska. Note dates, where not yet updated.

Use date links to move quickly to the month in which you are interested. Where information to update was not available, old information was left so you could call the phone number listed, send email, or visit their web site. Be sure to check the year listed before attending! Use buttons at top of page to go to other specialty calendars.

January - February - March  

January

Classes: The following businesses hold arts and crafts classes. Contact them directly for complete listings and to register:

bulletExpressions in Glass, 1922 Peger Road, Suite A. (907) 474-3923
bulletFairbanks Weavers & Spinners Guild No official contact known, try (907) 474-9144 or (907) 456-5223.
bulletJo-Ann Superstore, 250 Third Street, (907) 458-7177.
bulletMemories and More, 535 Second Ave., suite 202 (907) 456-3679
bulletMichaels Arts & Crafts. (907) 456-6046
bulletMukluk Shop Generation Next, 651 11th Ave. (907) 457-5515

Meetings: The following organizations hold meeting on various arts and crafts. Contact them directly for meeting times and more information

bulletMidnight Sun Intertribal Powwow, (907) 456-6485
bulletFairbanks Arts Association, (907) 456-6485
bulletNorth Pole Quilting Guild, usually meet at Santa's Senior Center, North Pole.
bulletCommunity Writers Group, Meets Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. in Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park. Sponsored by the Fairbanks Arts Association, (907) 456-6485
bulletCabin Fever Quilters Guild, (907) 452-2504
bullet Pieced Together Quilters, a ministry of University Baptist Church, (907) 479-2440
bulletFairbanks Potters Guild (907) 452-7789

First Friday Events: The first Friday of each month, special evening showings at art galleries throughout Fairbanks. Usually run 5 to 8 p.m.. Galleries usually participating are listed below (email us to be added). Contact gallery for information on their specific showing.

bullet The Artworks, Campus Corner Mall. (907) 479-2563.
bullet Alaska Public Lands Information Center, 250 Cushman Street, Suite 1A. (907) 456-0527.
bullet Fairbanks Arts Association. Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, in Pioneer Park.  (907) 456-6485.
bullet New Horizons Gallery, 519 First Avenue. (907) 456-2063.
bullet The Alaska House Art Gallery, corner of Tenth Ave. & Cushman St. (907) 456-6449.
bullet Courthouse Square, 250 Cushman. (907) 456-0527.
bullet Expressions in Glass, 1922 Peger Rd. (907) 474-3923
bullet Well Street Art. Co., 1304 well St in Railroad industrial Area off Phillips Field Rd. (907) 452-6169

Alaska Rag Company 451-4401 www.alaskaragco.com
Alaska Metal Arts Guild 479-4568
Cabin Fever Quilters Guild 456-1566
Glass Art Center of the Arctic 490-5977
Fairbanks Potters Guild 488-9760
Fairbanks Watercolor Society 479-0804
Looking Glass Group Theatre 479-4671
University Women’s Art Group 452-8850
North Star Needlework Guild 488-1475


Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow
The Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow offers an opportunity for all Alaskans and Alaskan visitors to join in the festivities and learn about the land’s first people. For information, write PO Box 80034, Fairbanks, AK 99708, call 456-2245. e-mail midnightsunpowwow@yahoo.com or visit http://www.midnightsunpowwow.org.

Fairbanks Native Association
Since 1990, the Fairbanks Native Association’s Johnson O’Malley Potlatch Dancers, a youth group performing authentic Native songs and dances, has served as ambassadors of the Native culture with their songs and dances providing a window into Native history and values. For information call 452-1648.

Festival of Native Arts
The Festival of Native Arts has grown to be one of the major performances of Native dance in Alaska. Native performance groups from all parts of Alaska appear at the Festival, as do groups from Siberia and the Yukon Territory, Canada. The Festival also features Native arts and crafts. For information call 474-6889.

Theatre UAF
The University of Alaska Theatre Department offers a comprehensive program teaching basic and advanced courses in theatre arts, technology and appreciation. Classes and productions are open to theatre majors and minors, and students in other fields. It has modern facilities including a 468-seat theatre and full scene and costume shops. For information call 474-7751 or visit www.uaf.edu/theatre.

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival
This is a nationally recognized arts festival that brings more than 700 students and instructors into Fairbanks for two weeks of workshops, rehearsals and performances with studies in music, dance, theatre, ice-skating and the visual arts. There are also four, one-week “Winter Edition” workshops for voice, story telling, comedy and cabaret studies. For information call, 474-8869 or visit http://www.fsaf.org.

Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre
Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre produces shows like “Broadway Encore” and “The Gondoliers.” The organization also contributes to the education of the community through F.L.O.T. Jr., a musical summer camp for youth; Showcase, a promotional outreach vocal ensemble, and Jumpstart!, its high school-age vocal and dance troupe. For information write: P.O. Box 72787 Fairbanks, AK 99707, call 456-3568 or visit http://www.flot.org.

Fairbanks Drama Association
The Fairbanks Drama Association and Fairbanks Children’s Theatre provide a progressive and adaptable venue for directors, performers, theatre designers, technicians, authors and composers. Beyond entertaining, FDA promotes learning and experimentation. Fairbanks Children’s Theatre is recognized by the Alaska State Legislature as a “premier children’s theatre group” in Alaska. For information write: 1852 2nd Ave. Fairbanks, AK 99701 or call 456-7529 or
e-mail fda-fct@mosquitonet.com.

Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre
Starting with a performance alongside the Chena River in 1992, the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre has grown into a year-round producing and international touring theatre company. In 2004, FST performed for more than 10,000 people in Fairbanks, Juneau, Haines, Anchorage, Kenai, Homer and Healy (in Alaska), Atlin, BC and Haines Junction, YT (both in Canada). One of the organizations most successful events is the annual Bard-A-Thon, a round-the-clock reading of the complete works of Shakespeare. For information call 479-POET, e-mail fst@gci.net or visit http://www.fairbanks-shakespeare.org.

Fairbanks Weavers and Spinners Guild
The Guild is a non-profit educational organization that fosters the appreciation of weaving, spinning, textiles and fiber arts. It sponsors and supports workshops, lectures, exhibits and demonstrations. Guild activities include textile courses through the University of Alaska, a summer youth fiber arts program, and mini-workshops and classes in fiber related arts. It has studio space in room 219 of the Lathrop Building, 516 Second Ave. in downtown Fairbanks. For information write: P.O. Box 73152 Fairbanks, AK 99707 or call 452-7737.

UAF Student Drama Association
The Student Drama Association is open to all students. Meetings are held every Tuesday during the semester, at 1pm in the “Green Room” in the Theatre department.

New Years Day, (1/1/10).

Annual Bard-a-thon (1/22-1/30/11), hosted by Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre. The Bard-a-thon begins on January 16th and runs straight through January 23rd. The marathon reading takes place at the Empress Theatre in downtown Fairbanks. (2nd floor of the Co-Op, enter on 3rd Ave.) A community, round-the-clock reading of all 37 Shakespeare plays. Public welcome to participate at no charge. (907) 457-POET (7638). http://www.fstalaska.org/ or the online calendar they have there.

Theatre UAF Auditions (1/22/11) from 1 pm to 5 pm, Auditions for Theatre UAF’s spring Mainstage production, The Winter’s Tale, by William Shakespeare, directed by UAF faculty member Stephan Golux. Lee H. Salisbury Theatre, Fine Arts Complex, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Callbacks: Sunday, January 23rd at 12 noon. For more information: http://theatreUAF.org/audition/ or contact Kim Eames, Box Office Manager, 474-6590, kkeames@alaska.edu   THEATRE UAF is pleased to announce open auditions for its production of William Shakespeare’s THE WINTER’S TALE, directed by UAF faculty member STEPHAN GOLUX. Community members are encouraged to audition for the 25-member cast. In addition to the main characters of the court, there are many lords and ladies and servants and shepherds and various other roles (including a bear!). Men and women of all ages are needed, especially an 8-10 year old boy to play a young prince. Race is unimportant; indeed, the production would benefit from performers of diverse ethnicities. Detailed information about the audition process is available online at http://theatreUAF.org/audition/. Actors/Actresses are STRONGLY encouraged to include a 45-second Shakespeare monologue in their audition portfolio.

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February

Classes: The following businesses hold arts and crafts classes. Contact them directly for complete listings and to register:

bulletExpressions in Glass, 1922 Peger Road, Suite A. (907) 474-3923
bulletFairbanks Weavers & Spinners Guild No official contact known, try (907) 474-9144 or (907) 456-5223.
bulletJo-Ann Superstore, 250 Third Street, (907) 458-7177.
bulletMemories and More, 535 Second Ave., suite 202 (907) 456-3679
bulletMichaels Arts & Crafts. (907) 456-6046
bulletMukluk Shop Generation Next, 651 11th Ave. (907) 457-5515

Meetings: The following organizations hold meeting on various arts and crafts. Contact them directly for meeting times and more information

bulletMidnight Sun Intertribal Powwow, (907) 456-6485
bulletFairbanks Arts Association, (907) 456-6485
bulletNorth Pole Quilting Guild, usually meet at Santa's Senior Center, North Pole.
bulletCommunity Writers Group, Meets Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. in Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park. Sponsored by the Fairbanks Arts Association, (907) 456-6485
bulletCabin Fever Quilters Guild, (907) 452-2504
bulletFairbanks Potters Guild (907) 452-7789
bulletUAF Student Drama Association call the Theatre Department office at 474-6590
The Student Drama Association is open to all students. Meetings are held every Tuesday during the semester, at 1pm in the “Green Room” in the Theatre department.

First Friday Events: The first Friday of each month, special evening showings at art galleries throughout Fairbanks. Usually run 5 to 8 p.m.. Galleries usually participating are listed below (email us to be added). Contact gallery for information on their specific showing.

bullet The Artworks, Campus Corner Mall. (907) 479-2563.
bullet Alaska Public Lands Information Center, 250 Cushman Street, Suite 1A. (907) 456-0527.
bullet Fairbanks Arts Association. Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, in Pioneer Park.  (907) 456-6485.
bullet New Horizons Gallery, 519 First Avenue. (907) 456-2063.
bullet The Alaska House Art Gallery, corner of Tenth Ave. & Cushman St. (907) 456-6449.
bullet Courthouse Square, 250 Cushman. (907) 456-0527.
bullet Expressions in Glass, 1922 Peger Rd. (907) 474-3923
bullet Well Street Art. Co., 1304 well St in Railroad industrial Area off Phillips Field Rd. (907) 452-6169

Delta Festival of Lights (2/9-10/09)

Presented by Delta Chamber of Commerce, this annual Festival of Lights, a two day community wide event to fight "Cabin Fever" and welcome the lights of spring. In 2007, the event will feature local and statewide artisans & musicians. A partial listing of events includes:

Friday, February 9
     5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Spaghetti Feed at Presbyterian/Faith Lutheran Church
$9 over 12 yrs old and $4 for kids under 12 years old

Saturday, February 10
     Noon to 4:30 p.m.
- Arts and Crafts Galleria - Delta H.S. (Big Gym)
Great Shopping! Food and Music, too!
     1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Jammin' Salmon Dixieland Band from Ft. Wainwright - Delta H.S.
   11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Kid Craft Day at the Delta Library
     3:45 p.m. - Winter Escape Raffle Drawing, Delta H.S.
     4 p.m. - Polar Bear Plunge don't miss the icy splash, Delta H.S.
     7 p.m. - Light Up the Night Parade - Route Grizzly Ln. onto Richardson Hwy, end at City Park
     8 p.m. - Light up the winter sky Fireworks at the Delta City Park

On display through the weekend:
  Sam Vose Ice Carving at Visitor Information Center
  Photo Contest - Delta Library

For additional information please call the Delta Chamber of Commerce at 895-5068 or check out the Delta News Web.

"A Taste of Art" (2/19/11) Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. live land silent auctions at 8 p.m., Westmark Gold Room. Theme: Under the Sea. (Featured artist, Lise (McCann) Hoffman of Oceanic Design, has donated two of her designs.) In 2010 it was $50 in advance; $55 at the door. Co-Chairs: David Mongold of Allstate lInsurance & Cullen Wallace of Madden Real Estate. MC/DJ: Jim Matherly, AUCTIONEER: Bob Gray of ATC Auctions. FCA welcomes your tax deductible donation for A Taste of Art 2011. Please contact them at 456-4729 to donate to the auctions. Or you can email them at fca@fcaalaska.org to arrange pickup of your donation. . Fairbanks Counseling & Adoption presents this annual "A Taste of Art" fundraiser.  An evening of silent and oral auctions, musical entertainment, dinner and usually homemade Hot Licks ice cream for dessert. All proceeds benefit the programs at Fairbanks Counseling & Adoption.  http://www.fcaalaska.org  (907) 456-4729, Fairbanks Counseling and Adoption.

World Ice Art Championships (2/22 through 3/27/11). Ice Alaska in 2011 was in its 22 year hosting the largest annual ice art competition in the world. The World Ice Art Championships are a month-long event involving more than 70 teams from all over the world. The competitions, and the accompanying Kids Park, attract more than 100 ice artists and approximately 45,000 visitors from Alaska and all over the world. In addition to the sculptures, there is a three acre children’s playground constructed entirely of ice – with slides up to 200 feet long! International sculptors produce larger-than-life works of art from Fairbanks ice.  Public viewing will run till 3/27 unless the ice melts sooner, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Kids Park is ready for sliding fun from February 22 - March 27, 2011, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Note, these are the 2010 prices. All one day admission is: $10 adults, $5 children 6-12. Under 6 is free. Season passes are $25 adults, $10 children 6 to 12. Family Season Pass is $65 for 2 adults and all dependent children 17 and under. "Ice Arch Angel" costs $100 (2 Season Passes - Free Ice Art Pin(s).

There is an excellent description of this competition at their website (follow link on the page linked to above), including photos of recent winners. In Ice Park on Phillips Field Road,  (907) 451-8250. http://www.icealaska.com, E-mail  iceart@icealaska.com

bulletFeb 22 - March 27, 2011 - Flint Hills Resources Kids Park  - more than 5 city blocks!
bulletFeb 22 -  Mar. 5, 2011 - Watch the ARTISTS as they create their ice sculptures!
bulletFeb 23-March 18, Amateur Open Exhibition
bulletFeb 25 - 8 PM - Single Block Lighting/Awards Ceremony.
bulletMarch 5, at 8 PM - Multi-Block Lighting/ Awards Ceremony.
bulletMarch 15 - 18, 2011 - Junior World Ice Art Championships:
bulletMarch 19, at 8 PM - Amateur Open & Junior Awards Ceremony.

The Secret Garden (2/25 - 3/3/11) FLOT is proud to present TheSecret Garden. This show will be opening February 25 at the West Valley Performing Arts Center. Flot tickets are available now only online at http://www.flot.org  or at the box office one hour before the performance.

7th annual John Trigg Ester Library Lallapalooza & Book Bash (2/27/11) This fundraiser for the Ester library will be held Sunday Feb. 27 from 2-5 PM at The Annex (2922 Parks Highway), and features a silent auction (2-5PM), lasagne feed (3 PM), and outcry auction (4 PM), and, of course, fabulous entertainment and fashion!

Contact organizers Nancy Burnham (the__annex@hotmail.com , 457-6668) or Trey Simmons (pacotrey@gmail.com , 452-0518) for more information.

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March

Classes: The following businesses hold arts and crafts classes. Contact them directly for complete listings and to register:

bulletExpressions in Glass, 1922 Peger Road, Suite A. (907) 474-3923
bulletFairbanks Weavers & Spinners Guild No official contact known, try (907) 474-9144 or (907) 456-5223.
bulletJo-Ann Superstore, 250 Third Street, (907) 458-7177.
bulletMemories and More, 535 Second Ave., suite 202 (907) 456-3679
bulletMichaels Arts & Crafts. (907) 456-6046
bulletMukluk Shop Generation Next, 651 11th Ave. (907) 457-5515

Meetings: The following organizations hold meeting on various arts and crafts. Contact them directly for meeting times and more information

bulletMidnight Sun Intertribal Powwow, (907) 456-6485
bulletFairbanks Arts Association, (907) 456-6485
bulletNorth Pole Quilting Guild, usually meet at Santa's Senior Center, North Pole.
bulletCommunity Writers Group, Meets Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. in Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Pioneer Park. Sponsored by the Fairbanks Arts Association, (907) 456-6485
bulletCabin Fever Quilters Guild, (907) 452-2504
bullet Pieced Together Quilters, a ministry of University Baptist Church, (907) 479-2440
bulletFairbanks Potters Guild (907) 452-7789
bulletUAF Student Drama Association call the Theatre Department office at 474-6590
The Student Drama Association is open to all students. Meetings are held every Tuesday during the semester, at 1pm in the “Green Room” in the Theatre department.

First Friday Events: The first Friday of each month, special evening showings at art galleries throughout Fairbanks. Usually run 5 to 8 p.m.. Galleries usually participating are listed below (email us to be added). Contact gallery for information on their specific showing.

bullet The Artworks, Campus Corner Mall. (907) 479-2563.
bullet Alaska Public Lands Information Center, 250 Cushman Street, Suite 1A. (907) 456-0527.
bullet Fairbanks Arts Association. Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, in Pioneer Park.  (907) 456-6485.
bullet New Horizons Gallery, 519 First Avenue. (907) 456-2063.
bullet The Alaska House Art Gallery, corner of Tenth Ave. & Cushman St. (907) 456-6449.
bullet Courthouse Square, 250 Cushman. (907) 456-0527.
bullet Expressions in Glass, 1922 Peger Rd. (907) 474-3923
bullet Well Street Art. Co., 1304 well St in Railroad industrial Area off Phillips Field Rd. (907) 452-6169

Fairbanks Winter Carnival- (3/1-31/09). This celebration of winter has been transferred from the Chamber of Commerce to Ice Alaska, and now appears to encompass anything at all that happens in March.  (907) 452-1105. Follow the link above (Fairbanks Winter Carnival) for more information & a link to their full schedule. The items listed for March can be found here:

World Ice Art Championships (2/22 through 3/27/11). Ice Alaska in 2011 was in its 22 year hosting the largest annual ice art competition in the world. The World Ice Art Championships are a month-long event involving more than 70 teams from all over the world. The competitions, and the accompanying Kids Park, attract more than 100 ice artists and approximately 45,000 visitors from Alaska and all over the world. In addition to the sculptures, there is a three acre children’s playground constructed entirely of ice – with slides up to 200 feet long! International sculptors produce larger-than-life works of art from Fairbanks ice.  Public viewing will run till 3/27 unless the ice melts sooner, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Kids Park is ready for sliding fun from February 22 - March 27, 2011, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Note, these are the 2010 prices. All one day admission is: $10 adults, $5 children 6-12. Under 6 is free. Season passes are $25 adults, $10 children 6 to 12. Family Season Pass is $65 for 2 adults and all dependent children 17 and under. "Ice Arch Angel" costs $100 (2 Season Passes - Free Ice Art Pin(s).

There is an excellent description of this competition at their website (follow link on the page linked to above), including photos of recent winners. In Ice Park on Phillips Field Road,  (907) 451-8250. http://www.icealaska.com, E-mail  iceart@icealaska.com

bulletFeb 22 - March 27, 2011 - Flint Hills Resources Kids Park  - more than 5 city blocks!
bulletFeb 22 -  Mar. 5, 2011 - Watch the ARTISTS as they create their ice sculptures!
bulletFeb 23-March 18, Amateur Open Exhibition
bulletFeb 25 - 8 PM - Single Block Lighting/Awards Ceremony.
bulletMarch 5, at 8 PM - Multi-Block Lighting/ Awards Ceremony.
bulletMarch 15 - 18, 2011 - Junior World Ice Art Championships:
bulletMarch 19, at 8 PM - Amateur Open & Junior Awards Ceremony.

Nenana River Daze, 3/4-6/11) held in Nenana, (about 60 miles from Fairbanks, take the Parks Highway). Features riverbank events (contests, food, arts & crafts, raising of the Tripod for the Nenana Ice Clkassic, and a parade.). Kick off party is usually 6pm -12 Midnight. Carnival and parade at noon Saturday. Lots of activities for the whole family. More information here.

World Ice Art Championships Amateur Open Exhibition Awards Ceremony (3/5/11)
8pm, Ice Alaska. The finished sculptures are illuminated with colored lights for the public to view. Amateur Open teams are recognized at the Jr. Ice Art Championship Awards Ceremony on Saturday night after the sculpting time ends. Ice Alaska (907) 451-8250; info@icealaska.com

Festival of Native Arts (3/3-5/11) 6:00 to Midnight, Davis Concert Hall at UAF. Event is the result of months of work by student and community volunteers, in cooperation with local, federal and state organizations and is Free and open to the public. Native Performances, Native Arts & Crafts Fair, Inter-tribal Powwow, and  Traditional Potlatch. The event includes a Native crafts marketplace in the Great Hall. Both Natives and non-Natives alike are welcome to attend. See Native arts and crafts on display and for sale. Contact Sarah at 474-6889 or festival@uaf.edu

CASTING CALL for alaskaLand, a film (3/5/11) Noon to 6 p.m. at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fine Arts Complex, Great Hall. Contact: Chinonye Chukwu, Director, chukwu.chinonye@gmail.com OR alaskaland.movie@gmail.com, Maya Salganek, Professor of Film, 474-5950, maya@alaska.edu, Kim Eames, Department Coordinator, 474-6590, kkeames@alaska.edu, Facebook: alaskaLand: the Movie. URL: www.uaf.edu/film/news-1/ http://wheresthefirefilms.com.

Where’s the Fire? Filmworks in conjunction with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Theatre/Film is casting a feature film, entitled “alaskaLand,” a story about a young Nigerian-American man who must figure out how to navigate between these competing identities in his hometown of Fairbanks, Alaska.

CASTING FOR THE FOLLOWING SPEAKING ROLES:

(PLEASE BRING: Headshot(s), Resume and ONE Prepared 1-2 minute monologue)
ANTHONY - male of color between the ages of 18 and 22
ANTHONY'S LITTLE SISTER - 14 year old girl of color
ASSISTANT DEAN - white female in her 30s
DEAN - black female in her 40s
STRANGER - white male in his 50s - 70s - “Alaskan Man”
EMILY – Alaskan Native female that is between the ages of 20 - 22
CASTING approximately 200 Extras:
(OPTIONAL: Headshot(s), Resume and ONE Prepared 1-2 minute monologue)
60 EXTRAS - PARKING LOT AT BAR - (scene contains fictitious drugs/alcohol)
- FEMALES that look like they are 16 year olds that are trying to look like they are 21
- MALES in their late teens, early 20s and mid-20s
100 EXTRAS - PARTY - (scene contains fictitious drugs/alcohol/sexual content)
- ALL RACES AND GENDERS, ages 18 - 25
25 EXTRAS – UNIVERSITY:
- ALL RACES AND GENDERS, ages 18 – 25
- ALL RACES AND GENDERS, adults in their late 20s, 30s, 40s

NOTE: Parent or legal guardian must accompany actors under 18 to the Audition
Film shoot will take place between March 27 and April 10 in Fairbanks, AK.
alaskaLand is a story of a young Nigerian-American man wrestling to find his place between cultures in Fairbanks, Alaska. Writer and Director, Chinonye Chukwu, is Nigerian-born and Alaskan-raised. Artistically, she is most concerned with images that are rich with cultural nuances, often dealing with the complex and contradictory issues of ethnic identity, dual identity, and cross-cultural (and cross-generational) interaction.

Approximately 200 extras from Alaska will be cast in the film. Auditions are open to the public and will be held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus in the Fine Arts Complex, Regent's Great Hall on Saturday March 5 from noon-6PM. Audition information is online at www.uaf.edu/film/news-1/.


Kim Eames, Theatre UAF
Box Office Manager & Department Coordinator

907-474-6590 (v) ~ 907-474-7048 (f)
http://www.uaf.edu/theatre/

North Pole Winter Festival (3/5, 6/08) Food, information and vendor booths with activities, demonstrations and entertainment for everyone. Annual I-Did-A-Block Businessman's Dog Race. Dog sled rides, Kitty Cat snowmachine races, traditional Turkey Bowling and Frozen Salmon Slalom grudge matches, crowning of the King and Queen Regents, pancake feed. (907) 488-2242, e-mail npcc@usa.net, http://www.fairnet.org/npcc/index.html.

Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow, (3/6/08) Bear Gallery, Pioneer Park. (907) 456-6485

Chatanika Days (3/14, 15/09) Winter festival with outhouse races and snowmachine tug-of-war in the historic gold mining town of Chatanika, 30 miles north-east of Fairbanks. (907) 389-2164

Fairbanks Winter Carnival: On the Events Calendar we printed the items listed for March.

Junior World Ice Art Championships (3/15-18/11) Ice Alaska, This competition is for high school students enrolled in grades 9th up to 12. Teams are provided one ice block, 3’ x 5 ’x 4’. The block weighs approximately 3,600 lbs. Once the ice block is placed, the sculpting team may not use motorized equipment to move the block. Experienced artists are on hand to answer questions and offer technical assistance allowed within the competition guidelines. Ice Alaska (907) 451-8250; info@icealaska.com

Junior World Ice Art Championships Awards Ceremony (3/19/11)
8pm, Ice Alaska Awards consisting of gift certificates are given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category (Abstract and Realistic). Ice Alaska (907) 451-8250; info@icealaska.com

Art EXPO (3/21,22/09) 12-5pm, presented by the Fairbanks Arts Association, Exhibit Hall, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts at Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. Local artists display, demonstrate and sell their work. Entertainment, kids activities, workshops and great food. For more information please call 456-485 ext. 226

15th Annual Statewide Poetry Awards (3/21/09) 2pm, presented by the Fairbanks Arts Association. Bear Gallery, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts at Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. Winning entries will be read by their authors and awards will be presented. For more information please call 456-485 ext. 226

2009 Interior Alaska Mayors Awards for the Arts (3/21/09) 6pm in the Theatre, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts at Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. FAA and the Interior Mayors will present 5 awards to outstanding individuals in the arts. A reception will follow the ceremony. This is event is free and open to the public. For more information please call 456-485 ext. 226

Professional Artwork Presentation Tools Workshop (3/22/09) 1pm – 2pm, presented by Fairbanks Arts Association in Blue Room, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts at Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. Seth Schwartz, FAA Program Coordinator, will outline guidelines for framing, hanging, and presenting artwork for display in galleries. For more information please call 456-485 ext. 226

Annual Parka Parade (3/22/09)  2pm - 3:30pm. Fairbanks Arts Association in the Exhibit Hall, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts at Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. Don't miss this revival of an early day Winter Carnival event. For more information please call 456-485 ext. 226

ASCA 2009 Arts and Culture Conference Discussion (3/22/09)  3:30pm- 5:00pm, presented by the Fairbanks Arts Association in Exhibit Hall, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts at Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way. Open to all who had the opportunity to attend the 2009 Arts and Culture Conference in Anchorage, this round table discussion will provide a venue to share ideas and knowledge gleamed from the conference. For more information please call 456-485 ext. 226

Kids EGGstravaganza (3/24/05) for kids of all ages. 1-3 p.m. Alaska Bird Observatory Center for Education & Research. $2/child. (907) 451-7159.

IABA Home Show (3/25-27/11) Their website does not list times or prices, so the following are from 2008. Friday, 2 - 8 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm, Carlson Center. $4; kids 12 and under free.

The Northern Living Home Show has become a major community event for people interested in every aspect of northern living. It is the only home show in Fairbanks and has become the unofficial kick off to spring and the building season in our community. From financing to new construction to remodeling to refurnishing. . . it's all there (over 150 booths) in one location on one floor with lots of free parking. Seminars and hands on demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend. The Northern Living Home Show is sponsored by the Interior Alaska Building Association. Proceeds from the event go to support this non-profit agency who's mission is to promote safe, durable and affordable housing while coordinating all fields related to the building industry for the benefit of our community and the industry as a whole. (907) 474-9082 http://www.fairbanksevents.com/index.html

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