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EVENTS BEGINNING AT 10AM

KONR 106.1 FM – Amplifying the Alternative Voice, Loud and Clear!

Last week Out North held a very special and successful fundraiser that will help pay for KONR’s brand-spanking-new antenna and transmitter, the former was installed about a week ago, so turn up the volume and hear the 20+ volunteer DJs, Democracy Now, and a special tribute to Bill Withers at 3 am daily, yes, daily-- and oh, so much more! (On Your Radio Dial, 106.1FM)

Aiviq & Nanuq: Sea Horse and Sea Bear of the Arctic

Perhaps no creatures better reflect the climate, landscape and culture of Alaska and the Arctic than the walrus and polar bear. Power and vulnerability coexist within these giants living in a massive Arctic – a distinct region known for its own striking contrasts. They are animals without equal in size and strength, yet their greatest protection comes from the ability to adapt to a changing world and a warming climate. Their lives have entwined with humans for centuries. To the first peoples of the Arctic and sub-Arctic, walrus (aiviq) and polar bear (nanuq) each have been predator, co-habitant, sustenance and spiritual ally. To generations of artists and culture-bearers, these remarkable creatures are both material and muse. They have been revered for centuries, studied by scientists, commodified by pop culture and manipulated by politicians. Through the lens of artists and artworks from Alaska and around the world, this 8,000-square-foot exhibition at the Anchorage Museum explores the ways these iconic animals offer important insight into the culture of the North and its complex future. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

Everything is Sacred

The fluidity of culture has long interested Anchorage multi-media artist Thomas Chung, a third-generation American of Chinese heritage who grew up in Hong Kong and New York and is now an assistant professor of painting at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His work in this exhibition explores interconnectedness – the inseparability of humankind from nature, as well as the duality of the sacred and profane. Chung challenges others to consider aspects of human existence often rich in paradox, such as sexuality, spirituality, bigotry, identity, addiction and family. His practice is a search for the universal ideas, archetypes, traits and desires that make us human. Always strongly connected to painting and drawing, Chung’s body of work blends satire and mysticism through performance, large-print photography, installation and sculpture. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

Rebecca Tremont

Rebecca is a mixed media artist, born and raised in Alaska. Every piece of her artwork focuses on one solitary subject. Exploring each one on its own, without distraction, and using a limited color palette. Her art has an impressionistic nature to it. The forms many times distorted, exploring feeling, rather than being strictly realistic. Her artistic influences run from Monet and Cezanne to Vrubel, Schiele, and Hokusai. When not up to her eyeballs in charcoals, inks, and paint; Rebecca enjoys exploring the wilderness, collecting owl mugs, and a good book and cup of tea. Rebecca currently paints in a cramped corner studio in Alaska, run by two spoiled felines. (Midnight Sun Café, 245 W 5th Avenue, Suite 106)

 

Librería Donceles

This temporary Anchorage Museum installation is located off-property in the Anchorage Downtown Transit Center at 630 G Street, suite 114, where it functions as a community meeting place hosting bilingual conversations, performances and workshops designed to encourage cultural understandings. It is also a bookstore, where people pay what they can for Spanish-language books - all of which have been donated by individuals and organizations in Mexico. New York-based artist and educator Pablo Helguera finds it remarkable that there is a scarcity of books available in Spanish despite the millions of Spanish speakers in the US. In response, he created Librería Donceles, an itinerant bookstore and meeting space carrying more than 10,000 books in Spanish (the Anchorage location has roughly 5,000 books). Named for the historic street of used booksellers in Mexico City, Helguera’s Librería premiered in Brooklyn, New York, in 2013. It has since traveled to Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Indianapolis and Boston, where, in each city, it has been the sole Spanish-language bookstore. (Downtown Transit Center, 630 G Street, Suite 114)

Erudite Antics: UAA Faculty Biennial

The always anticipated UAA Faculty Biennial! Showcasing a diverse range of work by UAA's Art Department instructors. (UAA Fine Arts Building, 3700 Alumni Drive)

Wily Women and Other Survivors

Carol Lambert's prints illustrate the many ways we manage to survive, whether through strength, humor, anger, or other gifts. She is inspired by cartoons and aims to entertain with strange (and often nude) characters in interesting situations. Lambert's prints are etched on copper and hand pulled on a press, an ancient process which is a model of survival. (UAA Consortium Library, Arc Gallery, 3211 Providence Drive)

3rd Annual NANA Christmas Craft & Food Bazaar

Join NANA just in time for the holidays to purchase arts, crafts, and food, all prepared by our many talented shareholders. All are welcome! Open to the public. (NANA Building, 909 W 9th Avenue)

Olgoonik Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar

Join Olgoonik for our annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar at Olgoonik's Anchorage office. If you're looking for local, handmade, and Alaska Native gifts this holiday season, this event is perfect for you. (Olgoonik, 3201 C Street, Suite 700)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 11AM

$2.00 Earthquake Warehouse Clearance Sale

By popular demand, our $2.00 Earthquake Warehouse Clearance Sale continues the rest of the week! Their warehouse books were all tossed to the floor during the recent earthquake. Rather than making them pretty again, they're offering you an all-access pass to shop-shop-shop! (Tidal Wave, 1360 W Northern Lights)

UAA Voice Masterclass Recital

UAA Voice Majors are featured in this final recital of the fall semester. Repertoire will include musical theater songs and classical works. Come and hear Anchorage's stars on the rise! This is a free event. Seats are first come, first served. (UAA Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Drive)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 1PM

Out North Experience Theatre (a.k.a. AET) – Hosts Anchorage International Film Festival

The Anchorage International Film Festival landed on solid ground after last week’s 7.0 earthquake.  The Out North Experience Theatre (a.k.a Alaska Experience Theatre) will be hosting a majority of AIFF’s programming;  “Martini Matinee” on Thursday and “5 Day Royal” on Saturday night will be shown at the Bear Tooth. Out North is honored and excited to be able to step in and provide a full-size screen and support for the 18-year tradition of AIFF. After all, the show MUST go on! Check AIFF for screening times. anchorageinternationalfilmf2018.sched.com/ (Out North, 333 W 3rd Avenue)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 3PM

Southport Holiday Bazaar

This Vibrant Holiday Pop Up Art Show is happening in the South Anchorage neighborhood of Southport. Join a collection of Alaskan artists showing pottery, fused glass, original paintings, silver jewelry, fiber arts and more. This unscripted event promises to be a fun and intimate gathering of familiar and brand-new faces; you don't want to miss this one! This is a "shoes off at the door" event; if you are so inclined, please bring your house slippers! The bazaar ends at 9pm. (Southport Neighborhood, 2121 Washington Avenue)

Alaska Railroad 2019 Print/Poster Signing

The Alaska Railroad will release its 2019 annual art print / poster at a sale-and-signing First Friday event featuring Eagle River artist Susan Watkins who will be on-hand to greet folks and sign the prints and posters. (Alaska Historic Railroad Depot, 411 W 1st Avenue)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 3:30PM

Wonders of the Arctic in the Thomas Planetarium

Venture to the far North to explore the frozen wilderness of the Arctic. Learn about the ways animals and people have adapted to this seemingly uninhabitable landscape allowing them to survive here for thousands of years. Discover the crucial role that ice plays in a Northern environment and how a changing world affects its inhabitants. Tickets are $6. (Thomas Planetarium, 625 C Street)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 4PM

Holiday Frist Friday at The Whale's Tail

Tami Phelps, Sue Sutton, and Rhonda Scott have teamed up to offer their art for one night only at Whale’s Tail in the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage on Friday, December 7, 4:00-8:00pm. Tami is offering her brand new line of ART WEAR AK pillows, table runners, and blankets, featuring her paintings and photographs printed on chiffon and velvet. Her pillows are a must see … think Alaska chic with a fine art photograph of fossilized mammoth ivory printed on Celosia Velvet on the front of the pillow, and a beaded caribou antler closure on the back. And then there are her chiffon kimonos…Fabulous! Sue has created unique and original Marino wool and silk felted scarves, vessels, and traveler’s notebooks, along with her hand beaded cuff bracelets and earrings. All gorgeous. You’ll want one of each. (The Whale’s Tail, 93 W 5th Avenue)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 4:30PM

Full-dome Nutcracker Suite at the Thomas Planetarium

Enter a visual music extravaganza of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's most famous work, with stereo soundtrack performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and animation by Ken Scott. Tickets are $6. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 5PM

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. (Alaska Zoo, 4731 O’Malley Road)

Holiday Lights in the Garden

Explore the amazing light displays in the Alaska Botanical Garden this Winter. Starting November 29th, every Thursday through Saturday through December the Garden's trails will be lit up with beautiful lights and whimsical displays. Activities include guided star gazing, bonfire with hot drinks and marshmallows, and fun family crafts. Tickets are $5 - $7 and free for children under 4. The garden will be open from 5 – 8pm. (Alaska Botanical Garden, 4601 Campbell Airstrip Road)

Nathan Perry

Nathan Perry creates intricately crafted artwork using scratchboard, pen and ink, graphite, and pastels. His work ranges from non-objective abstract expressionism to detailed realism and his subject matter includes portraiture, wild life, landscape, and spiritual themes. He attended and graduated from UAF with a degree in Education, The Art Institute of Colorado with and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design, and the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. His artwork has been displayed nationally and internationally and he draws continual inspiration from Alaska and its surrounding beauty. (Tequila 61, 445 W 4th Avenue)

Alaska Watercolor Society's All-Member Show

Some of Alaska’s best artists are offering paintings at bargain prices—just in time for Christmas! Share light refreshments and chat with the artists. (Bagel Factory Café, 142 W 34th Avenue)

 

APC Juror's Choice Exhibition 2018

Juror's Choice - ConocoPhillips Gallery Each year, APC sponsors Rarefied Light, Alaska’s largest juried fine art photography exhibition. A nationally recognized photographer is selected to jury the show and conduct a 2. day workshop. Arthur Meyerson, the 2018 Rarefied Light juror, selected from 610 submissions the 50 photographs for the final exhibition. In addition, Mr. Meyerson chose two artists whose work is featured in this invitational group exhibit, Hal Gage and Matt Johnson. Hal Gage, Anchorage - Fair Game, pigment ink Matt Johnson, Anchorage - Homage, pigment ink on watercolor paper. (APU Galleries, 4101 University Drive)

 

Holiday Open Studio at Real Art Is Better

Local oil painter Scott Clendaniel is hosting a holiday open studio for one night only. Original oil paintings and limited-edition prints of beer and Alaska scenery will be available for sale. FREE 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall poster with every $20+ purchase! Enter a drawing for a Clendaniel art print of your choice. Complimentary refreshments (Real Art is Better, 333 W 4th Avenue, Suite 4)

First Friday art at Turnagain Brewing

Metalaska artists Joel Loosli and Joe Kaneshiro present Alaskana and pop art themes on metal. (Turnagain Brewing, 7924 King Street)

First Friday at Georgia Blue Gallery

Versatile clay artist Isolde Gibson presents her exhibition "Repose," featuring clay tiles based on the theme of "Nature." Acclaimed mystery writer Stan Jones signs his books featuring detective Nathan Active. (Georgia Blue Gallery, 3555 Arctic Boulevard, Suite C5)

 

2 Friends Gallery

Christmas is coming in only a few short weeks so now is the time to enjoy your friends and live music while you find gifts for under the tree! I am certain that all your Alaskan friends need new pottery, glass and other breakable art - and 2 Friends happen to have the most beautiful selection! (2 Friends Gallery, 342 E Benson Boulevard)

 

100x100

Annual IGCA Members Exhibit that includes 100 works of art all priced at $100 or less. (IGCA, 427 D Street)

Ionian Archeological Archives

Bivy is thrilled to present Ionian Archaeological Archives an exhibition by Marco Emmanuele curated by Daniela Cotimbo. The exhibition explores the possibility of transforming the gallery space into an ephemeral Museum of the Ionian, a maritime basin that connects Italy, Greece and Albania. (Bivy, 419 G Street, Suite 100)

First Friday at SSP Studio

SSP Studio & Gallery is not your normal photography gallery. Here you will find some of Alaska's top talent pushing the envelope of their cameras and taking the lens to new depths. Thought provoking, intriguing and mind-blowing art. Get ready to have your mind accelerated to new level. (SSP Studio, 2217 E Tudor Road, Suite 11)

 

Alaskan Nightlife

The Alaskan Nightlife show at Resolution Brewing Company is a photography exhibit of urban and backcountry nightscapes. Photographs are works of Anchorage photographer, Sanjana Greenhill. Sanjana has been photographing Alaskan life for the past seven years. One of her favorite festival to photograph is Fur Rendezvous. The night sky intrigues her and she likes to capture nightly scenes in Alaska and places she travels. (Resolution Brewery, 4024 Mountain View Drive)

Anchorage Distillery

Enjoy craft cocktails while you check those gifts off your list! Sally J's Red Thread Studio from Kodiak, AK and Meg of Bramble AK will be bringing their wares for your shopping pleasure! (Anchorage Distillery, 6310 A Street)

 

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 5:30PM

Rachelle Dowdy: “Perishable”

“Perishable” is a fun and dynamic exhibit of all new paintings and sculptures, according to Dowdy, “this show continues my exploration of our celebrated food resources and iconography.” The beautiful works are delivered with an exceptional degree of mastery and include graphic spray-painted stencil work, hand-painted layers, and narrative illustrations adorn works. (Out North Gallery, 333 W 4th Avenue)

Jewelry Trunk Show with Joya and Karen Crittenden Nijem

Alaskan-born Karen Crittenden Nijem is part-owner of designer jewelry line, Joya! Karen will be showcasing Joya’s emerging jewelry line for the winter season (OOO-LALA!) Enjoy refreshments & live Christmas jams by The Spenerds. 5:30-9pm. (The Crest Gallery, 939 E 5th Avenue)

First Friday Season of Give

In celebration of the season, Sparc is partnering with Friends of Pets for a Season of Give. We will feature pet-themed art in the gallery, and handmade ornaments for sale. They are also offering a Paint and Take ornament activity, with varied items available for sale. Please join them as they celebrate pets, partnerships, and holidays. 25% of the proceeds for sale of art from this event will go directly to Friends of Pets. (Sparc: A Creative Place, 425 D Street)

 

Wildlife and Wild Figures: group show of emerging Alaskan artists

Raeann Krugger (oil painting), William Bittner (photography), and Paige Korynta (ink and watercolor) will show their various takes on internal and external worlds this month at Snow City. First Friday December 7 reception 5:30-8pm, show on display through January 3.

(Snow City Café, 1034 W 4th Avenue)

New Impressionist Paintings by Lynn Brautigam Boots

Meet Lynn and ask her about her extensive travels inside Alaska as well as the vast number of expert classes she has been involved in over the last couple of years. Also enjoy refreshments and live Christmas jams by the Spenerds. Stephan Fine Arts is located inside the Hotel Captain Cook. 5:30-10 pm. Exhibit continues through the end of December. (Stephan Fine Arts, 939 W 5th Avenue)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 6PM

New Releases by Yukon Artist, Nathalie Parenteau

Parenteau hails from Whitehorse, Yukon, and has become one of Alaska’s favorite contemporary wildlife artists. Her mystical caricatures of animals and figures leave the viewer enthralled with who it is behind the painting!  Come meet Nathalie in-person and see new works! The Captain Cook Coffee Cubby is located inside the Hotel Captain Cook off the K Street entrance. 6-8pm. Enjoy refreshments, Kaladi coffee, beer, and wine. (Hotel captain cook, 939 W 5thAvenue)

Aurora Fine Art Gallery

Aurora Fine Art has placed Alaskan art at the core of its mission and identity. The pieces displayed represent the heart of the Alaskan spirit and sense of adventure. These museum quality pieces for sale pursue the new while holding to the traditions of the past. From traditional ivory carvings and wooden masks to modern metals and glass creations, their pieces will add a significant story to your home or business. Reception with Live Music by the Rick Zelinsky Trio. (Aurora Fine Art Gallery, 737 W 5th Avenue)

Zak Kessler

Sevigny Studio presents local metal artist Zak Kessler. Zak’s work shows he has no boundaries to his creativity and abilities. The detail on his cranes are stunning. For music we have singer/songwriter Becky Kotter. Her performances are captivating. Becky’s voice alone is amazing and when she gets going on speed strumming her performance turns to awe inspiring. (Sevigny Studios,  608 W 4th Avenue)

First Friday with Viola

Join Catalyst, to welcome Viola, as their First Friday artist for the month of December. Snacks, Radical Art, Fun! (Catalyst Cannabis Co., 9900 Old Seward Highway)

Rapid Space Shorts at the Thomas Planetarium

6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm., 7:30pm, 8pm and 8:30pm. These quick planetarium experiences range from constellation tours of the night sky to cruising around the solar system to learning about light and the aurora borealis. $3 admission fee. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

 

Close-Up: Thomas Chung

Explore contemporary artist Thomas Chung’s artworks in his solo exhibition, Everything is Sacred. Chung facilitates discussion of contemporary cultures, spirituality and the human experience through his works. Participants gain an understanding of imagery and its meanings and formulate their own responses to the work. No art background necessary. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

 

Eyes Closed Project Celebration

The Eyes Closed project is organized by Keys to Life, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering, creating and strengthening an inclusive community through rich arts and cross-cultural experiences. It is the result of children sharing their dreams and hopes for themselves, their families and their communities. This celebration includes a short documentary, a slide presentation, scavenger hunt and prizes. Eyes Closed Project maps for all panels located on the Anchorage Museum campus can be downloaded at www.keystolifealaska.com. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

 

First Friday with Will Ingram

Come see this amazing Alaskan photographer. Will loves enjoying the outdoors and wants to share his prospective with you. From the peaks of mountains under the galaxy to the Aurora gleaming over our beautiful state. (Hillside Natural Wellness, 8639 Toloff Street)

 

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 6:30PM

Cuatro - A Fabulous First Friday Fest

It's Open Space's 5th annual First Friday party, and we're serving up an amazing evening for you featuring fabulous local art, food, dance, and music! Doors open at 6:30pm. Feast your eyes on hand-carved woodworks by Jen Joliff, ink images and acrylic paintings by June Takagi, sand-carved ceramics by Connie Engelbrecht, and handmade knit and crochet wears by Buttah.Fly Wears. Savor bites from Sis's Cafe and cider from Double Shovel. Be treated to a salsa dance performance by Anaya Latin Dance that's sure to sizzle. Make sure Open Space is your last stop on First Friday to see Anaya Latin Dance's performance at 8:15pm! (Open Space, 630 E 57th Place)

Film and Discussion: Magnetic North

Join the Alaska Humanities Forum, Anchorage International Film Festival and filmmaker Marla Williams to see a selection from the new Magnetic North series. Magnetic North is a documentary film project produced by Alaska Humanities Forum in partnership with Rasmuson Foundation. The series explores the personality and character of six Alaskans whose actions and ideas have shaped Alaska’s history, spirit and values. Collectively, they challenge preconceived notions of the Last Frontier, promote a richer understanding of its distinct identity, and speak to our shared experience of life in contemporary Alaska. Film director Marla Williams hosts a discussion on her filmmaking processes and experiences with these magnetic subjects. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

Liquid Light + Amanda Kolstedt

Christmas is right around the corner, and we have the perfect line up for big presents, stocking stuffers, and thank you gifts. With two featured artists, five pop-up shops, Christmas Carol Karaoke, hot chocolate and a cookie exchange there's something for everyone at this month's First Friday! Come get a jump start on your holiday shopping and support local artists! (Heart of the City,  411 W 4th Avenue)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 7PM

Earth Quake Stories 907.0

What do we need after a big freaking shake? Collective storytelling that expands our understanding of what just happened to us: Tales woven, humor spun, songs sung, Introspective poetics, reflective yarns, interpretive reenactments, heck who knows? Just come out and share and/or hear your city's experience from the people who lived through it with you.  To share your 5 to 7-minute story, send a message to teeka@writersblockak.com--or just show up and get on the list, first come, first choice of spots. Were you in a swaying building or staring up at one? Were you part of a cursing mob or alone in the basement? Were you obliviously driving along a bumpy road or caught in the undulating chaos? All our stories matter, and we want to hear them. (Spenard Writer’s Block, 3956 Spenard Road)

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Anchorage Community Theatre’s 65th season continues November 23-December 16 with the hilarious and heartwarming holiday classic, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, adapted by Barbara Robinson from her best-selling children’s book. A couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids—probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem—and the laughs—when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head-on! Directed by Stephanie Leigh, this delightful comedy is fun for audience members of all ages and runs from Thanksgiving weekend till December 16 at Anchorage Community Theatre. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever plays at Anchorage Community Theatre from November 23 to December 16, 2018. Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 7:00 and Sundays at 3:00. December 9’s performance will be ASL-interpreted. (Anchorage Community Theatre, 1133 E 70th Avenue)

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Jane Austen and Christmas romance! In this winning and witty sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the bookish middle child of the Bennet family finally has her day. Constantly overshadowed by her four sisters, Mary Bennet finds hope for a new life beyond her family from an unexpected holiday romance. Austen fans and first-timers alike will find much to love in this alluring comedic tale. The production runs through December 23 with performances at 7pm Thursday – Sunday. Tickets are available at CenterTix.com. (Cyrano’s Theatre Company, 3800 Debarr Road)

Pulse Dance Company presents: Nutcracker Redux

Pulse Dance Company is proud to unveil their first ever Nutcracker Redux - a contemporary retelling of the holiday story we all know and love, created with adventurous audiences in mind. Developed with an all-Alaskan cast and featuring company and community dancers, this robust and collaborative dance production shares the Nutcracker in a way Anchorage has never experienced it before! Bursting with humor, color, and whirlwind new dances, this modern twist breathes new life into an old tale. You'll be enchanted and charmed by the combined visions of some of Alaska's leading choreographers including Alice Bassler Sullivan, Cady Lynn O'Brien, Molly Lunsford, Mikal Preston, and Stephanie Wonchala. Put your party dress on because the Mouse Queen is ready for battle, Mother Ginger got a facelift and our Snowflakes will warm your heart this cold, cold winter! This family event is perfect for all ages, and while babes in arms are free, any child ages 2+ and/or occupying a seat require tickets. Tickets are available at BrownPaperTickets.com. (Wendy Williamson Auditorium, 2533 Providence Drive)

 

Housing Design Challenge Reveal: COMP/act/Competition

Come see possible solutions to our Anchorage housing challenge. COMP/act/ brings together builders, architects and residents together to form teams and compete in a design challenge that addresses opportunities in a new housing typology for middle income residents that promotes modern workforce needs, community connectivity, wellbeing, northern architectural identity and a lifestyle for urban Alaska. Teams will present their designs; a jury of industry professionals will select the top six winners to advance to the final round and an award reception will take place. This program is presented in collaboration with the Anchorage Museum, AEDC, Cook Inlet Housing Authority, Fairview Community Council, Municipality of Anchorage and is made possible by the Rasmuson Foundation. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

Unbound: Poetry on Demand #AnchorageMuseumQuakePoems

Share your earthquake experience in a single word or phrase with poets who’ll turn it into a poem. If you can’t attend Friday, receive a poem by tweeting your word or phrase on Twitter with the hashtags #anchoragemuseumquakepoems and #poetresponder. Poets from across Alaska and beyond will respond with a poem. Or, tweet your own poem to #anchoragemuseumquakepoems. Poems will be collected and compiled by the Anchorage Museum to be preserved in the museum archives. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Shakespeare's hilarious tale follows the antics of the buffoonish Falstaff as he tries to swindle money out of two prominent housewives in Windsor but finds himself outwitted at every turn. This winter comedy set in Victorian England at Christmas is suitable for the whole family and anyone that enjoys fun romp through a winter wonderland. This show is fast paced and fun, with live carolers and plenty of holiday joy. This show will run approximately 2.5 hours including a 15-minute intermission. Tickets are available at TBATheatre.org. (Grant Hall, 4101 University Drive)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 7:30PM

Celtic Woman the Best of Christmas Tour

Celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman, as they present The Best of Christmas Tour with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra. The singers will sweep you along on a sleigh ride featuring music from the all-female ensemble’s most favorite Yuletide songs performed by them over the years. Since their debut in 2005, Celtic Woman has become a genuine cultural phenomenon, performing in front of capacity crowds around the world, including 23 countries on six continents. In 2014, Celtic Woman enchanted Anchorage so much that three sold-out shows prompted the addition of a fourth performance. Prepare for an enchanting and festive evening filled with mesmerizing music, performance, and holiday cheer. Tickets are available at anchorage-theater.com. (Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W 6th Avenue)

The Nutcracker

Anchorage’s very own production of The Nutcracker is a holiday performance to delight the whole family! Don’t miss out on this timeless classic. Enjoy the night by watching an intense battle between toy soldiers and mischievous mice, swirling snow, and dancing flowers. Join Marie as her Nutcracker Prince escorts her on a magical journey through an enchanted forest to the Kingdom of the Sweets! Come see the Sugar Plum Fairy, Mouse King, and so much more. International guest artists join Anchorage Ballet for this wonderful holiday event. A must see this winter! Tickets are available at CenterTix.com. (Discovery Theatre, 621 W 6th Avenue)

 

Jazz Ensembles

This evening will feature UAA student instrumentalists and vocalists from the jazz combos. Selections will include Latin, funk and standard jazz repertoire. Come support these talented musicians and have some fun! Tickets are available at ArtsUAA.com. (UAA Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Drive)

Kisagvigmiut Traditional Dancers

Traditional Inupiaq music and dance performance. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 8PM

First Friday Comedy Showcase

Liven up your First Fridays with free laughs! Each month, we feature a new line-up of Alaska's best stand-up comedians. 2nd floor of Hard Rock Cafe Anchorage, doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm, $5 suggested cash donation, 21 and up. (Hard Rock Café, 415 E Street)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 9PM

Orion Donicht

Orion Donicht is made from the syrupy effluence of Fairview, Alaska. This tacky man has picked up eclectic dust and dogs, dew and mists and overall is a compendium of music you know, music you don't know, and music you thought you knew. A deft story telling creature, his feats of limber linguistics and quick wit keep this author trying to describe him truthfully, without sounding like a jack ass. (Van’s Dive Bar, 1027 E 5th Avenue)

 

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