LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ARTISTIC?
When Harry Met Sally (1989) ~ 30th Anniversary: In 1977, college graduates Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever truly be strictly platonic friends. Ten years later, Harry and Sally meet again at a bookstore and--in the company of their respective best friends, Jess (Bruno Kirby) and Marie (Carrie Fisher) --attempt to stay friends without sex becoming an issue between them. The show is at 5:30pm and tickets are available at BearToothTheatre.net. (Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W 27th Avenue)
The Story of Us: Stories of how you met. Of how you love. Of how you feel. Of the whys and how’s of your relationship with yourself, with some other, with all of us. Stories of enemies, lovers, callings, dreams. To tell a Story of Us, send a message with your contact email and number to email@example.com. The stories start at 6pm. (Writer’s Block, 3956 Spenard Road)
Zoo Lights: Get ready to be dazzled this winter by our Zoo Lights displays! Walk the zoo trails and enjoy seeing the animals while admiring these custom displays. Some are even animated to music! And our trail light canopies are a favorite for selfies and pictures. Tickets may be purchased at admissions during open Zoo Lights hours for $7 each for annual members (ages 3 and up) or $9 each for non-members (ages 3 and up). Ages 2 and under are free. The lights will be up from 6:30 – 8:30pm. (Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road)
I’m a Succ-er For You: In this creative DIY workshop, you'll get your hands dirty while learning all about how to design with and care for different types of succulents with plenty of demonstrations and hands-on help along the way. Choose from a variety of themed containers and easy to care for succulents and take home your custom creation the very same night! Keep it for yourself or gift it to a friend, with regular and proper care it can grow for years to come! Just make sure to show it some love :) All materials included to take home your creation the very same night. No experience necessary! This workshop is for February 14th, 2019 at 6:30pm until 8:30pm. Ticket price is $70 per person. (South Restaurant + Coffeehouse, 11124 Old Seward Highway)
The Moth Story-Slam: Prepare a five-minute tale about a love that made you go OUCH. The agony of deferred love! The misery of good love, gone bad! The anguish of one-way love! Bring stories of your heart, kicked to the curb by the people or places or things you love...or used to love. Love that "Hurts So Good" also welcome. Doors are at 7pm and tickets are available at TheMoth.com. (Williwaw, 609 F Street)
The Diary of Anne Frank: An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Newly discovered writings from Anne's diary, as well as survivor accounts, are interwoven in this new adaptation for a new generation. Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. Tickets are $13 - $17 at ACTAlaska.org and the performance begins at 7pm. (Anchorage Community Theatre, 1133 E 70th Avenue)
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change: The longest running off-Broadway revue in history has been revised for the 21st century! This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as "the relationship." Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, "Say, what are you doing Saturday night?" The 2018 version features two new songs, revised lyrics and dialogue throughout the show to reflect dating in modern times. The performance starts at 7pm and tickets are available at CenterTix.com. (Cyrano’s Theatre, 3800 Debarr Road)
JUST WANNA DANCE AND DRINK?
Blaze & Eric Subzero Valentine's Show: Blaze & Eric played their very first gig together on Valentine's Day in 2010. Join them for their 9th anniversary of being a musical duo. It will be a night full of fun and romantic tunes! The duo takes the stage at 6pm. (SubZero, 612 F Street)
Kiss Me Deadly: Looking forward to Valentine’s Day? Or not even a little bit? Either way, do you Wanna Rock?!? If the answer is Yes, come to the Crossroads for some old school, hair-band entertainment! Deejay Brad Erickson will whisk you away on a journey of our favorite rock ballads of yesteryear. The perfect way to spend an evening of otherwise mundane chocolates and overpriced dinners. This should not only prove to be a rocking’ night, but Brad will also be giving away concert tickets to the anticipated “Scrap Metal” Show here in Anchorage in May. Let’s take the job of making romance with flowers and greeting cards and Shove It! The music kicks off at 8pm. (Crossroads Lounge, 1402 Gambell Street)
Lil' Trouble: The acoustic trio Lil' Trouble is ready to serenade everyone with their great sound and tunage for this hallmark holiday! Solo or couples are all welcome! Come down and drink away your woes of being single or come get tipsy with your date for a fun evening of live music and good food & drink! The party starts at 8pm. (Humpy’s, 610 W 6th Avenue)
Red Light, Green Light: Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate your loved ones.... it’s also a day for all the single people out there to hunker down and stay in and feel sorry for themselves. Well, Flattop Pizza is stopping that trend and bringing you their first ever Red Light, Green Light party! The black shades will be pulled down, you will get your choice of a red, green or yellow glow stick necklace. DJ Just Adam will be bringing you all the top hit songs throughout the evening and prizes will be given away! For every drink you buy you will get a ticket. There will be a drawing at 11pm for a gift card to Allure Day Spa and one for Flattop Pizza. The party starts at 8pm. (Flattop Pizza, 600 W 6th Avenue)
Spenard Prom: Valentine’s Day just got a little sweeter! Spenard Prom is back at the Bear Tooth for the second year in a row! 80s rockers I Like Robots will kick the party off and DJ Spencer Lee and Alex the Lion will pump dance jams until close. KillBill Sax will be back too. Doesn’t matter if your prom was skipped or is often reminisced, this party is for you. Whether your style is name-brand, or a vintage find, singles and couples are invited to dress to impress and dance under the flashing lights. There will be prizes and royalty picked by attendees. Tickets are $15 at BearToothTheatre.net and the parts kicks off at 8:30pm. (Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W 27th Avenue)
North Mississippi Allstars: North Mississippi Allstars formed in 1996; the product of a special time for modern Mississippi country blues. Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson soaked up the music of their father, Memphis legend Jim Dickinson, and absorbed the North Mississippi legacy while playing and shaking it down in the juke joints with their blues ancestors. R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Otha Turner and their musical families were at their peak, making classic records and touring the world. Eventually, Luther (guitar, vocals) and Cody (drums, vocals) formed the North Mississippi Allstars and pioneered their own brand of blues-infused rock and roll. Doors are at 9pm and tickets are $20 at ShopAlyeska.com. (Sitzmark, 100 Olympic Mountain Loop)
Heartbreaker Karaoke: Duets and love songs earn bonus chances to win gift cards from Body Piercing Unlimited and Tattoo! Come out this Valentine's Day to Subzero for Heartbreaker Karaoke! The “singing” starts at 10pm. (SubZero, 612 F Street)
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NAUGHTY?
Meet your next Ex: Come to 907 Alehouse this Valentine’s Day for Meet your next Ex speed dating! No cover charge. This is always a fun event. Walk-ins welcome or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to put your name on the list. The speed dating kicks off at 6pm. (907 Alehouse, 8001 Old Seward Highway)
Cupids Revenge: For the first time ever, the GABC is teaming up with ACAL to bring you the hottest, wildest, sexiest kink fest in the 907! That's right my sexy fans, they are pulling out all the stops to make 2019 Valentine’s day one for the books! If you're ready to take your curiosity to the next level, this is the event you won’t want to miss. There will be performances on stage by ACAL as well as the Bush Company Showgirls. The theme? The "7 Deadly sins" and they’ll have booths to represent each one of these diabolical yet enticing transgressions. The kink kicks off at 9:30pm. (Bush Company, 631 E International Road)
NEED LAST MINUTE GIFTS?
Downtown Valentine’s Pop-Up: Do you work or live downtown Anchorage and want to get something different, but just as pretty as flowers, for your valentine? Come find that unique gift for that person who has everything or just wants everything. The pop-up will be open from 11 – 6pm. (BOTTOMS Boutique, 325 W 5th Avenue)
Flower Pop-Up Shop: Beautiful bouquets tied with vintage ribbons and treats from The Tiny Chef. Bouquets also available at Sweet Caribou and Zip Kombucha. The pop-ups will be open from 11 – 7pm or until supplies run out. (Fromagio’s, 3555 Arctic Boulevard, Suite C4)
Valentine’s Day Sweets Pop-Up: Treat your sweetie or yourself to something sweet this Valentines Day. They’ll have “A Dozen (cupcake) Roses” and a “Box of Chocolate (cupcakes)” as well as a variety of Valentine themed flavors and treats for that special someone in your life. 2-7 February 13th and 11-3 (or sell out) February 14th. (Nordstrom, 603 D Street)
Bloomsbury Blooms Pop-Up: Bloomsbury Blooms will be at The Crush Bottle Shop O'Malley location on Valentine's Day with beautiful blooms. Pre order today or stop in Valentine's day and grab some flowers and wine between 12 – 6pm. (CRUSH Wine Bistro, 10950 O'Malley Center Drive)
FORGOT TO MAKE DINNER RESERVATIONS?
Valentine's Day with A Crepe Crew: Join Uncle Leroy’s this Valentine's Day as they welcome A Crepe Crew into their shop from 2pm to closing. It's a perfect place for a lunch date with your lover. Or, RSVP as they are taking reservations for a more intimate date from 5-7pm. Give them a shout at (907) 868-1287 to reserve your spot. Space is limited as they are a small and cozy sort of place. (Uncle Leroy’s, 701 W 36th Avenue)
Paired Up - a Midnight Sun Brewing & Heaven Hills Dinner: Enjoy a welcome beer from Midnight Sun Brewing along with a four course Southern themed dinner paired with whiskey and bourbons from Heaven Hills brands along with beers from Midnight Sun Brewing! Maybe you're looking for something different to do with your love on Valentine's Day or you're looking to just treat yo' self, either way this special Valentine's paring dinner will get you feeling like falling in love! Tickets are $75 at EventBrite.com and dinner begins at 6pm. (Williwaw, 609 F Street)
Valentine's Day Dinner at Zip Kombucha: Looking for a fun place to celebrate Valentine's Day? Come to the Tilted TapRoom with your significant other, your best friend, anyone that is special to you! Enjoy a relaxed evening without feeling pressure to dress up or spend a lot of your hard-earned money. Zip Kombucha have created a special menu just for Valentine’s Day including Ahi Poke, Brisket and Red Crab! Tickets are $58 per a couple. Call (907) 351-7821 to reserve your spot. (Zip Kombucha, 3404 Arctic Boulevard)
Valentine’s Day Cake by Autumn: Join Cake by Autumn in the tap room Valentine’s Day for some delicious cupcakes made with Double Shovel ciders! Autumn is a winner from Food Network's Baker vs Faker specializing in custom rustic, contemporary, and whimsical cake designs. She will have cupcake flights, pairings and more! The event begins at 4pm. (Double Shovel Cider, 502 W 58th Avenue, Unit C)
Valentine's Day Menu at La Potato: Their Chefs have created a special A La Carte Menu for Valentine's Day! Their special menu starts at 5pm and they will be open until 11pm. Reservations can be made by calling 907-929-3311. Walk-ins welcome! (La Potato, 3300 Spenard Road)
Valentine's Day at the 49th State: Bring your better half, your galentines, or your new interest to the 49th State Brewing Co on Valentines! Their chefs have whipped up a selection delectable dishes, our brewer has beer pairings to make the match a breeze, and Tito's Handmade Vodka and Meiomi Wines are bringing an air of romance to the table. Make your reservations at (907) 277-7727. (49th State Brewing Co., 717 W 3rd Avenue)
It's a Danger & Diva Valentine's Day at the PubHouse: It's that time of year... Don't disappoint your special someone. Bring your Valentine to the PubHouse at the Inlet Towers for an excellent meal in an intimate atmosphere. And to polish the evening Danger & Diva will play the perfect music. Discover this awesome restaurant with your Valentine. It'll be a night to remember. Call (907) 222-8787 to make your reservations. (PubHouse, 1020 W 12th Avenue)