Take a hike
For $1, you can join Alaska Outdoors for a challenging evening hike along Turnagain Arm. Meet at 6:30 p.m. the Rainbow trailhead (mile 108 of Seward Highway). More information at alaska-outdoors.org.
Oh say can you sing?
The UAF athletics department in Fairbanks is looking for a few good singers.
The school will hold auditions Friday and Saturday at the Patty Center in Fairbanks for national anthem singers interested in performing prior to Nanooks games.
Email Elvin Ake at email@example.com for details, and if you can't make it to a tryout, email an audio or video link to Ake no later than Wednesday.
Also, note the school's advice to candidates: "Please have the lyrics memorized."
Flip it good
Cory Davis -- snowmachine aerialist, X Games medalist, son of famous Iron Dogger Scott Davis -- will do something upsidedown on a machine that was not meant to be ridden upsidedown at the 6th Annual Alaska Supercross.
Catch Davis and other crazies, plus the annual whip contest, at the Alaska State Fair grandstand in Palmer. Showtime at 5 p.m.; tickets required. Davis, riding a Kawasaki KX450f, will perform during intermission.
Bulls, broncs and barrel racers take center stage at the Alaska State Fair rodeo. 2 p.m. at the France Equestrian Center.
Keith Olbermann, the king of messy TV breakups, has kissed and made up with ESPN, which is giving him a nightly sports show.
You might hate his politics, but few sports broadcasters are more entertaining than Olbermann ("He pulled a groin. His own, we hope."). Catch the debut at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 (cable channel 35).
Winger with a zinger
Need a hockey fix? Dial up yourself some Justin Bourne. The former UAA winger is editor of Backhand Shelf at blogs.thescore.com/nhl and he can bring the funny, and the smarts. Bonus: Check him out on Twitter at @jtbourne
Luncheon of champions
Four-time Olympic skier Nina Kemppel will help raise interest and money for a smaller version of the Olympics at a noon luncheon at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center.
At $40, it's a pricey lunch, but the money goes to the Arctic Winter Games, an event that has nurtured thousands of Alaska's winter sports athletes. Held in even-numbered years, the Games for far-north athletes are March 15-22 in Fairbanks.
For luncheon tickets or details, call 907-456-2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org