SPENARD FOOD TRUCK CARNIVAL OPENING DAY

This event has perfect timing to make your Alaskan Spring Break amazing by bringing your friends and family to the Spenard Food Truck Carnival! They'll have live entertainment and the following food truck lunch options: Main Event Catering & Event Planning, Babycakes Cupcakes, Etc, The Smokehouse BBQ and Catering, Yeti Dogs, Jeepney by Adobo Grill, The Back Porch Food Truck, Tiki Pete's Alaskan Grill, and A Slice of Heaven. The trucks will be available from 11 – 2pm. (Spenard Food Truck Carnival, 2435 Spenard Road)

 

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DINNER AND A MOVIE - FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

Williwaw Social and Midnight Sun Brewing Company are pleased to present a special Spring Break presentation of Family Dinner and a Movie at Williwaw Social! Seating begins at 5pm and admission is free. (Williwaw, 609 F Street)

 

CAPITELLO WINEMAKER DINNER AT LA POTATO

Oregon winemaking legend Ray Walsh is coming up to Alaska! So, La Bodega and La Potato are joining forces for a special Capitello Winemaker Dinner and Tasting. Join them at 6:00pm to enjoy a five-course dinner with five unique wines from Capitello. These very special selections will be available to order from La Bodega that evening. Reservations can be made by calling (907) 929-3311, or in person at La Potato. Seats are $65 and very limited, so make your reservation soon! (La Potato, 3300 Spenard Road)

 

KOKEDAMA STRING GARDEN WORKSHOP

Originating in Japan in the 1600's Kokedama (Japanese Moss Balls) are a cute way to make your own indoor string garden! They are a fabulous gift for a friend, or a vibrant addition to your outdoor garden in the summer! This hands-on workshop with Green Thumb Succulents will take you through the technique of making Kokedama and each person can take home two regular or 2-3 *mini* horticultural art pieces (depending on how time is used) and have the option of choosing from various plants for high and low light environments, thread colors & charms to really personalize it.  All you need to bring is an apron & some thin gardening gloves if you have them. You don't need to have green thumbs to come and make Kokedama with us, it’s easy when you know how! Just remember to water them every now and again and they will really show off for you. BYO apron & gloves! Ticket price is $70 per person at GreenThumbSucculents.com. Hand gathered drift wood from around the world will be available for purchase to hang your new succulent art pieces. The class begins at 6:30pm. (South Restaurant and Coffeehouse, 11124 Old Seward Highway)

PULP FICTION (1994) - 25TH ANNIVERSARY

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. Tickets start at $11 at BearToothTheatre.net and the movie starts at 10:30pm (Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W 27th Avenue)

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

ST. PADDY'S WEEKEND

McGinley’s Pub is celebrating St. Patrick’s Weekend with music, dancing, drinking and food! For a full listing of events, check out facebook.com/mcginleyspub/. (McGinley’s, 645 G Street)

 

BOB ROSS PAINTING CLASS

Learn to paint this Bob Ross painting, taught by certified Bob Ross instructor, Ilga. The workshop costs $60 plus supplies and is for adults only. Call Blaine’s Art Supply at 907-561-5644 to sign-up. The workshop begins at 12:30pm. (Blaine’s Art Supply, 1025 Photo Avenue)

 

TASTE OF THE MUSEUM ARCHIVE: I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM

Examine food-related media, especially items related to ice cream, pulled from the archives and enjoy ice-cream samples from Wild Scoops. Price is included in Polar Nights Admission and the event begins at 6pm. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

DIY AIR PLANT TERRARIUM CLASS

It's not quite springtime yet but it's never too early to start thinking green! In this class, you will design and make your own air plant (Tillandsia) terrarium. You'll learn how to care for these unique plants - and don't worry, it's very easy! They have a collection of second hand and donated containers and other supplies to build your very own garden in a terrarium! Everything you will need is included in the price of your ticket and each ticket also includes a drink. Tickets are available at SquareUp.com and the event starts at 6:30pm. (re:MADE, 13500 Old Seward Highway)

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

SHAMROCK SHUFFLE

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Skinny Raven at the annual Bear Tooth Skinny Raven Shamrock Shuffle. A fun 5k course and great food and awards inside the Bear Tooth afterward Each participant gets a fresh beanie, and a coupon for one Broken Tooth beverage anytime on race day Each finisher will receive a Shamrock Shuffle pint glass to fill up after the run. Be sure to bring your ID if you want to indulge in an adult beverage. Check out SkinnyRaven.com for more information or to register. The run starts at 9:30am. (Skinny Raven, 1230 W 27th Avenue)

 

COUNTRY TWO STEP LESSONS AND DANCE

Put on your dancing shoes and come on down for a good time from 7 to 9pm. All level lessons - if you know what they are teaching, they'll show you some moves you don't know! (Last Frontier Bar, 369 Muldoon Road)

 

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PUB CRAWL

Raise a glass and join us for the St Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl in Downtown Anchorage on Saturday, March 16th from 7pm- 1am. Complete the Pub Crawl map and get entered to win two tickets on Alaska Airlines. Participating Bars are Williwaw, Whale's Tail, Fletcher's, Gaslight Lounge, Pioneer Bar, 49th State Brewing Co, The Avenue Bar, McGinley's Pub. (Downtown Anchorage)

 

35+ SINGLES CLUB ST. PATRICK'S DAY DANCE

Enjoy a free East Coast Swing lesson at 7 pm followed by a St. Patrick's Day Dinner and live music with Silver Train! The mingling starts at 7pm. (Carpenter Hall, 407 Denali Street)

 

H3 PLAYS HUMPY'S FOR ST. PATRICK'S CELEBRATION

H3 is a Polynesian Reggae band based in Anchorage, Alaska. H3 signifies the three-part harmonies sung by the three original band members--Tau Vaaia Fakaoti, Shaun Pacarro, and George Noga. H3 also refers to the highway in Hawaii (Interstate H-3).  The island vibes kick off at 9pm. (Humpy’s, 610 W 6th Avenue)

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

THE IRISH CULTURAL COLLECTIVE’S ST. PATRICK’S DAY CEILI

Enjoy an evening of Irish community dances, live Irish traditional music and songs. A free family friendly fun event good for all ages! The fun starts at 6pm. (Hard Rock Café, 415 E Street)

THE HOUSING CONTINUUM: HOUSING SUPPLY - WHAT ARE THE BARRIERS

Anchorage faces a shortage of diverse housing options that are affordable for many in our community. Ensuring citizens of all income levels, abilities, and phases of life have access to safe, quality, and affordable housing is critical to achieving a vibrant, economically thriving city that residents desire to live in for the long-term. This second of three events will help us gain an understanding of the current challenges to addressing Anchorage’s priority housing needs. The event starts at 6:30pm and is free to attend. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

 

THE 6TH ANNUAL ALASKA ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

Featuring Brand New One-Minute Plays by: Rudy Ascott, Gregory Aldrich, Caleb Bourgeois,  Joshua Bransetetter, Allen Bailey, Amy Cropp, Matt Collins, Nathan Hall, Jason Hodges, Steven Hunt, Matt Jardin, Matthew Kress, Geoff Kirsch, Elisa Hitchcock, Frank Katasse, Heather Laverne, Joshua Lowman, Thomas Moran, Mark Muro, Dawson Moore,  Jill Neimeyer, Andréa Onstad, Amy O’Neill Houck, Richard Perry, John Parsi, Paul Rios, Heath E. Robertson, Mollie Ramos, Kristen Ritter, Lucas Rowley, Michael Shaeffer, Carey Seward, Vera Starbard, Holly Stanton, Warren Weinstein, Allison Akootchook Warden, & Carl Young. Directed by Darryl Akins, Joshua Branstetter, Amanda Cantrell, John Kendall, MaryAlice Lovel Larmi, John Parsi, Paul Rios and Warren Weinstein. Tickets are $20 at CenterTix.com and the plays start at 8pm. (Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, 621 W 6th Avenue)

 

For a full list of events visit us online at AnchoragePress.com/calendar.

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