Sun Star Picks April 19 – 25

Tuesday, April 19

UAF Wind Symphony Concert featuring Jim Bicigo in Dana Wilson’s new Concerto for Trombone will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday April 19 in the Great Hall, follow the sound of the music. The concert will be live streamed so you can check it out no matter where you are, check online for the link. They have a great line up of music for the concert other than the concerto and its during the school day so a perfect time to head over and check out what’s going on. – Sarah Manriquez / Photo Editor

Wednesday, April 20

I don’t usually buy into these URSA Research Showcase events, but this one has two awesome things going for it.  First, it’s titled “How to think like an artist.”  Ooooohhh, it’s about art.  Second, it’s being presented by Mareca Guthrie, the Curator of Fine Arts at the UA Museum of the North.  And boy, she has made all of my art-related tours of the museum a joy by teaching the groups with whom I’ve visited with an effectiveness only achievable through personal, enthusiastic interest in her work. The presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. in Schaible Auditorium. – Danny Fisher / Editor-in-Chief

Thursday, April 21

SpringFest things are happening! You can score some free food at the “Kick Off BBQ”, which starts at noon and will be on the Wood Center patio (That area that’s sort of like a roof that you can get to from the second floor). I suggest getting there a tad early for the food because I remember there being long lines. The BBQ also features a dance off, and if you’re interested in competing in that you can register your group on OrgSync. Alternatively, if you’re going with the Sun Star to Press Club in Anchorage you’ll be getting up at 5am to sit in a car. Such fun. – Molly Putman / Layout Editor

Saturday, April 23

SPRINGFEST FIELD DAY! From 12 – 4 p.m. head on down to Beluga Field (by the SRC) for a whole menagerie of bouncy houses and other giant blow-up toys. And don’t forget to stop by the aerial silks tripod to enjoy magnificent performances by Aurora Aerial Arts Club members. Also, a ton of other activities going on all day. For more information look here: https://www.uaf.edu/activities/traditions/springfest/schedule/ !

And be sure to check out the Pub at 8pm for karaoke! – Lida Zakurdaew / Distribution Manager

Sunday, April 24

The 2016 Run for Respect kicks off at 1:00 p.m., and check-in begins at 12:00 p.m. Although I’ve expressed skepticism about running in this calendar before, proceeds for this event are donated to the Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living, to support their programs for girls in the interior. This seems like a pretty good program to me, so I’ll offer it a hearty thumbs-up — even though I’ll be in a car back from Anchorage when the run itself is taken place.  – Spencer Tordoff / Web Editor

Monday, April 25

I took French for about four years before crapping out of language classes as a whole.  Still, if you’re interested or perhaps want a refresher, you should attend French Club.  It’ll be from 7-9 p.m. on the sixth floor of the Gruening Building.  Meetings are held in the language lab.  Protip: if you’re struggling with any of your language courses, the lab is a good place ot familiarize yourself with anyhow. – Kyrie Long / Copy Editor

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