Hot picks: G. Love, Three Barons Renaissance Fair, Doug Stanhope, Fiddlehead Festival, Spenard Beerfest

Hold the sauce

Fusing bluesy acoustic rock and hip-hop, G. Love has made a lot of noise with his band Special Sauce, but he'll be performing solo at the June First Tap concert. The show starts 9 p.m. at Bear Tooth. Tickets are $32 (21 and older). Visit for info.

Olden times

Another installment of the Three Barons Renaissance Fair is upon us. To pay homage to medieval times, get ye to Tozier Track, as the fair runs for the first two weekends in June. Festivities run from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and again on June 8 and 9. Admission is $3-$6. Visit for info.


Don't expect comedian Doug Stanhope to pull any punches when he performs stand-up at Koot's Sunday. Sometimes controversial and always edgy, he goes on at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 (21 and older). Visit for info.

Sounds of summer

The summer music festival circuit is in full swing, and this weekend includes the Fiddlehead Festival in Girdwood, featuring High Lonesome Sound, Anna Lynch Band and Third Wheel Project, noon-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Alyeska Hotel courtyard. Admission is free. Visit for info.

Cold refreshment

The warming temperatures got you thirsty for a cold one? Then head over to the parking lot next to Koot's at 5 p.m. for the inaugural Spenard Beerfest, featuring 35 brews from across the country. Tickets are $30 in advance (, $35 at the door (21 and older), and includes 30 drink tickets and music by Mike Gorder and The Brook Faulk Band.