From bluegrass and berry-picking festivals to renaissance fairs, Salmonstock and Primus, Alaskans have a lot of recreating to do this summer. Here's your 2013 guide to fairs and festivals across the state.Alaska Dispatch
Your weekend to-do list: Get Red Hot Chili Pepper tickets! (Or not). Pick up tickets to Debbie Does Dallas! (Or not). Beautify Anchorage or your neck of Alaska and take advantage of free dump days! (Non-negotiable).Ben Anderson, Katie Medred
It's First Friday weekend and events are planned from Juneau to Fairbanks and beyond. Enjoy the art; then grab a date and head to hipster prom Spenard, or maybe the hippie revival downtown, where Arlo Guthrie will be playing.Ben Anderson, Katie Medred
Adam Ottavi spent April in the Alaska coastal town of Homer creating portraits utilizing a photographic technique from the 19th century for his show "To Crave What the Light Does Crave." Here's a preview of his show, which begins Friday in Homer.
Yup'ik artist Apayo Moore's first solo exhibition in Anchorage begins Friday, showcasing her art inspired by issues important to Alaska Natives, including subsistence and the salmon of Bristol Bay.Trina Landlord