Sun Star Picks, March 8 – 14

Tuesday, March 8

Test your knowledge and ability to win sweet prizes on gameshows at Pub Trivia tonight! Grab a pitcher with your mates and get ready for the festivities to begin at 8:30 p.m. Who knows, you might even win a bag of chips, or something equally cool! (21+) And don’t forget to tune into your local college radio station, 91.5 FM KSUA, after trivia at 11 p.m. to check out “Straight out of Camden,” a variety radio show featuring just about any genre you can fit into your earholes. – Lida Zakurdaew / Distribution Manager 

Wednesday, March 9

The Model Arctic Council has its opening reception at Pike’s Landing tonight at 6 p.m. However, even though this isn’t a meeting of the real Arctic Council, I get the weird feeling that we aren’t invited. So, with that in mind, I’ll instead recommend going to The Pub for a second night in a row. There’s usually a Wednesday “Hump Day” special going on a couple types of beer, which is an added bonus. Grab a few friends, have a pint, and ponder just why, precisely, China is gunning so hard for a seat on the Arctic Council. – Spencer Tordoff / Web Editor

Thursday, March 10

Food!  There is going to be food at the Hutchison Institute of Technology from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The UAF Community and Technical College’s Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program wants it’s students to practice in a real-world environment.  So if you, like me, really enjoy food you can call 455-2902 for reservations.  Admission is $12, but again: it’s food.  Where else are you going to spend $12 and get side-dishes, drinks, coffee or even dessert with your food?  I certainly don’t know and my brother who worked in Fairbanks for years as a chef has given me no alternatives, so I consider this a good deal. – Kyrie Long / Copy Editor 

Saturday, March 12

The Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is hosting a free Q&A panel with authors Carole Estby Dagg, Jen Funk Weber and others concerning writing and publishing from 3:15-5:15 p.m. in the Bear Gallery in Pioneer Park.  Directly following the panel, the society is offering a workshop entitled “Are We There Yet? The Stages of Writing a Book,” during which Dagg will address issues ranging from selecting an audience to developing and revising a plot.  The panel is $20 for non-members and $15 for members. -Danny Fisher / Editor-in-Chief

Sunday, March 13

Congratulations! You made it to spring break. Hopefully your profs didn’t assign you with a butt-ton of homework over the “break”. If they didn’t, you should take advantage of your fewer responsibilities and leave this place. GO. Get out. Go on a road trip or something. Alaska is a beautiful state and spring break is a great time to go see it. Or adventure around town, we’ve got some nice ski areas and trails, and getting outside is generally more pleasant now that the sun is back. – Molly Putman / Layout Editor

Monday, March 14

This is your first official day of spring break. Woo-hoo! Hopefully you are somewhere in the tropics sprawled out on a soft towel on a warm sandy beach looking out at bright blue ocean water rolling on and off the shore. However, if you are like me and are still in town, you should go to the opening reception of an art exhibit on campus, Arctic Perspectives. The show will be on display from March 12-17. It will be featured in the UAF art gallery, which is located in the Fine Arts Complex. Gallery hours are from 9am-5pm. The opening reception is free and open to the public. It will start at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 14. – Sarah ManriquezPhoto Editor

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