EVENTS BEGINNING AT 10AM

Exhibition: Woven Homes

The bird’s nest is messy, architectural, graceful, and heavy in symbolism. It appears as a coincidental theme in the work of the four Alaska based women artists exhibited here. Woven Homes explores this connection and asks why the nest might be such an intriguing artistic subject? The nest itself can function as a symbol of the home, of growth, and of femininity. It is a home created from its environment: both a safe seclusion, yet also open enough to provide a window for onlookers. Some of the artworks here contain the presence of an egg, speaking to the experience of growth and motherhood. The opposite has a powerful effect as well. The absence of the egg can embody infertility or maturity. Featured artists: Carol Lambert, Melanie Lombard, Holly Nordlum, Sara Tabbert. This exhibition is in the ARC Gallery, located in the lobby of the UAA Consortium Library. (ARC Gallery, 3211 Providence Drive)

Mishaps, Miscalculations, Oracles, and Aeons

This exhibition will feature new work by Santa-Fe based artist, Daniel McCoy Jr. (Muscogee (Creek) Nation/Citizen Potawatomi Nation) references styles and subjects drawn from comics, Americana, punk rock, psychedelia, and Native American studio painting. This exhibition is a meditation on mistakes, time, and the spiritual metaphors that govern both. The Kimura Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the UAA Fine Arts Building. Hours are M-F, 10am - 5pm, and during select theatre or music performances. (UAA Fine Arts Building, 3700 Alumni Drive)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 12PM

Alaska: The Gateway of the Arctic

Located between Alaska and Russia, the Bering Strait is the only marine gateway between the Arctic and the Pacific Ocean. At its narrowest point, the strait is only 55 miles wide. Although narrow, it is teeming with wildlife and communities where subsisting off land continues to be the central component of their identity. As Arctic sea ice continues to melt earlier in the season, more and more ships are beginning to use this narrow gateway. The Bering Strait is both a bottleneck and a pathway. Join Gail Schubert, President & CEO of Bering Straits Native Corporation for an in-depth discussion about the Arctic port, Arctic transportation, interactions with Russia, resource development in the Arctic and preservation of Arctic resources for Arctic people. Gail Anagick Schubert is the President & CEO of Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC), an Alaska Native regional corporation serving seventeen villages in the Bering Strait region. Gail is an original shareholder of BSNC and the Unalakleet Native Corporation. She is Inupiaq Eskimo and was born and raised in Unalakleet, Alaska. Gail serves on the boards of the ANCSA Regional Association, the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Arctic Economic Council, the Native American Contractors Association, Akeela Treatment Services and the Alaska Native Justice Center. Gail earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management, and her law degree from the Cornell Law School. Gail is an ATHENA society member, YWCA Woman of Achievement awardee, and a 2014 recipient of the Northwest Indian Bar Association’s Unsung Hero Award. Tickets are available at AlaskaWorldAffairs.org. (49th State Brewing Company, 717 W 3rd Avenue)

Frank & Eileen + Tee Lab

Join them for their first ever trunk show with Tee Lab + Frank & Eileen. They can't wait to show you their large selection to choose from and let the layering games begin!  Ginger will be on hand from Noon-3pm, tote bags {while supplies last}, discounts and lots of spring spirit! (Blush Boutique, 720 D Street)

Anchorage Symphony Orchestra Lunch & Learn

Join Maestro Randall Fleischer, as he discusses ASO's Classic Concert series. (Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, 621 W 6th Avenue)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 3PM

Music Department Student Recital

From opera to jazz, Gesualdo to Gershwin, you never know what's in store. Come out and support our young artists as they practice their craft in UAA's Fine Arts Building Recital Hall. This is a free event, tickets are not needed. Seats are first come, first served. (UAA Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Drive)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 3:30PM

The Sun: Our Living Star

Discover the sun’s immense power that allows it to control winds, weather and life on Earth. Witness this dynamic and ever-changing celestial wonder with never-before–seen images of the sun’s violent surface. From early civilizations to the present, discover how we continue to observe, study and understand our closest stellar neighbor to unlock the complexities of our world and beyond. (25 minutes). (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 4PM

Grand Opening: Tiny Gallery

This First Friday, stop in and check out the Grand Opening of Anchorage's newest gallery - Tiny Gallery - on 4th Avenue, near G. Featuring only products made in Alaska, Tiny Gallery celebrates the enormous talents of Alaskan artists and makers. (Tiny Gallery, 706 W 4th Avenue)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 4:30PM

Phantom of the Universe

Designed to immerse audiences in the manifold search for dark matter, Phantom of the Universe takes you from the Big Bang to the journey of protons racing through the world's largest particle collider in Europe. Learn about the first clues of dark matter's existence and how advances in technology gets us closer to unraveling one of the universe's biggest mysteries. (30 minutes). (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

Turnagain Brewing First Friday Art with Katie Sevigny

Katie Sevigny was born in East Chicago, IL.  She studied art at the Chicago Art Institute and the Academy of Art in Chicago. Katie moved to Haines, Alaska in 1994 as a young adult in search of a better life.  She met her husband, Craig, in 1997. Katie and Craig moved to Anchorage in 2000 and married in 2002. Katie gave birth to their first son, Cooper, in 2003 and second son, Rowan, in 2005. Katie and Craig started to see the freedom of having two sons off to school and then they decided to throw themselves back into the trenches and gave birth to their third son, Satchel, in 2011!! Katie has two great loves, her family and Art. One brings her joy and the other sanity! Between her three sons and a busy schedule, Katie tries to live her dream of being a successful artist. (Turnagain Brewing, 7924 King Street)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 5PM

Sarah Rene

Enjoy a night of fine art downtown and meet the artist! (Fat Ptarmigan, 441 W 5th Avenue)

Tasteful Impressions

The artists of Diann Haist’s Atelier have assembled a visual feast of paintings based on the favorite dishes of several of the classical impressionist painters. (CRUSH Wine Bistro, 328 G Street)

Amanda Thompson

New art, cask beer, it's First Firkin Friday! Amanda Thompson will be showing her Turnagain Arm inspired oil and watercolors. Right at 5pm she will tap a firkin of Straight Up Saison cask conditioned with fresh mango. (Midnight Sun Brewing Company, 8111 Dimond Hook Drive)

Dan Miller - Landscapes on Paper

Anchorage Artist Dan Miller paints with energetic broad gestural brushstrokes of colorful flowing marks that create exciting impressions of his recent visit to Denali National Park. His oil paintings vibrate with energy and color. (APU Leah J. Peterson Gallery, 4101 University Drive)

Joe Carr - Signal to Noise

Alaskan artist and printmaker Joe Carr's experimental intaglio printmaking installation opens at the APU ConocoPhillips Gallery on March 1 First Friday and runs through to March 31. The single huge intaglio print is 46 feet long and explores sound, light, touch, time and the parallels between printmaking and waveforms. (APU ConocoPhillips Gallery, 4101 University Drive)

 

First Friday SSP Studio & Gallery

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 levels. (SSP Studio, 2217 E Tudor Road, Suite 11)

Hailey Morgan

Hailey Morgan lives, works and plays in Anchorage, Alaska. She moved from Bellingham, WA in 2014. Hailey is a self-taught artist. When she is not teaching or making art she is exploring outside. (Side Street Espresso, 412 G Street)

2 Friends First Friday

They are bursting with color, flowers and a fresh look! Check out the fused glass art pieces by Chugiak couple Studio 106. Glass trays, bowls and wall art have been fused with fireweed, lupin and forget-me-nots (plus a few surprises). They have been carrying their work for a short time but never seem to keep it in stock! Additionally, they will have the modern abstract oil paintings by Eagle River artist, Karmen Staveland. Karmen uses brushes, a palette knife and rich color to depict her emotions. If you could use an art fix - this is a must-see show! (2 Friends Gallery, 341 E Benson Boulevard)

 

Cindy Shakes and Kelly Herbert

In her exhibit, objets trouvés, Cindy Shakes presents an array of beautiful and mysterious assemblages that she says create a personal connection with the viewer and that will be welcomed within a living environment or personal space and will become less about the artist and more about the viewer. Anchorage clay artist Kelly Hebert brings a selection of his handsome and practical stoneware and porcelain pottery to the Gallery with his exhibit, Unexpected Treasures. On display through the month of April. (Georgia Blue Gallery, 3555 Arctic Boulevard, C5)

Leonor Delgado and Britt’Nee Kivliqtaruq Brower

Leonor Delgado- "My name is Leonor Delgado and I was born and raised in Anchorage Alaska. I’m a self-taught illustrator and painter, since I can remember I’ve always been interested in the arts. My earliest memories that I have of myself just indulging myself in creating. It quickly became my safe place to escape and express myself. As I gotten older my interest in other subjects expanded, a few that hold really close to my heart is traveling and wanting to make a difference. I soon started to travel and through my travels I met so many great people along the way. And through my travels I learned people have unique and amazing stories. My interest in creating was now about focusing on people and telling their stories. I decided that I wanted to focus on creating positivity and allowing these people to have a voice. I’m excited to continue to make a difference through my art and I’m share the world my passion and first love." Britt’Nee Kivliqtaruq Brower- "Iñupiaq artist Britt’Nee Kivliqtaruq Brower was born and raised in Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow), Alaska. She spent her childhood summers under the midnight sun picking wildflowers for her mother and absorbing the values of her culture from her Elders. Britt’Nee is a strong proponent of Iñupiat values and their relevance in our modern age. She advocates the revitalization of the language, arts and traditions of her Iñupiat people and brings this passion to her artwork. Her work in prints and children’s coloring books incorporates 2traditional Qupak motifs and adds a modern twist. Visit her website for a virtual tour of her artwork at www.Kivliq.com". (Caffe D’arte Dimond, 223 E Dimond Boulevard)

Joanie Havenner

Joanie has had a 35-year love affair with Alaska, and her images reflect that. She offers a unique eye and invites the viewer into the photograph. The first time Joanie went to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and saw the resident brown bears, she was hooked on bears and sought to observe them in their natural habitat. Traveling to Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Silver Salmon Creek Lodge in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, and most recently, to McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, Joanie has had some uncommon opportunities to get up close and personal with bears of all sizes and ages. Other loves of Joanie’s are Alaska’s beautiful landscapes, flowers of all kinds, and just about anything Nature has to offer. In addition, she enjoys photographing families, friends and her cats! Joanie states, “I have been fortunate to call Alaska home for 35 years. The beauty of Alaska never ceases to amaze me and take my breath away. I hope these images resonate with you as well!” (Midnight Sun Café, 245 W. 5th Avenue, Suite 106)

Snow Day

A group show with Michael Conti, John Coyne, Stephen Cysewski, Philippe Fragniere, Rebecka Tollens and Emma Sheffer.Snow Day is an exhibition featuring works about winter sports. (Bivy, 419 G Street, Suite 100)

Subarctic Surfaces: 100 Drawings by Don Decker

Don Decker is an Anchorage artist, teacher and writer. He has earned BA, MA and MLA Degrees. He completed his MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2009. He has exhibited his work in every major venue in Alaska and 17 other states. He has been an adjunct instructor at the University of Alaska Anchorage since 1992. Working in drawing, painting, sculpture and photography, he has received numerous awards. He has six works in the permanent collection of the Anchorage Museum. He has 43 years of experience in art and art education. Decker writes monthly art reviews for the Anchorage Daily News. (International Gallery of Contemporary Art, 427 D Street)

Susan Joy Share

Assemblages by Susan Joy Share at Cyrano's Patron Lounge Gallery. Join Cyrano’s on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm for a reception celebrating Susan's work. In conjunction with Cyrano's production of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. Open to the public for all performances of the show, starting one house prior to curtain and during intermission. The Patron Lounge Gallery is open to the public Thursdays and Fridays from 1-5pm through April 29, 2019. (Cyrano’s Theatre Company, 3800 Debarr Road)

First Friday at Anchorage Distillery

Anchorage Distillery is thrilled to introduce The Misty Valley Studio, Samuels Artistry, and Copper Wolf, Company for their April First Friday! These lovely artists have a real treat in store for you. (Anchorage Distillery, 6310 A Street)

Ed Eagerton

First Friday at Uncle Leroy's Coffee featuring art from Ed Eagerton. Music by Bryan & Jonathan from the Rabbit Creek Ramblers. Food from Crepe Crew. Mocktails from Beach Tribe Soda Works. A portion of the proceeds (from Beach Tribe) go to NO KID HUNGRY. (Uncle Leroy’s Coffee, 701 W. 36th Avenue)

First Friday at the PAC

The PAC will host special guest, Alaska Zoo with a porcupine encounter. Get up close and learn about this adorable creature! Celebrate Anchorage Concert Association's upcoming presentation of Frogz with a delightful make-your-own origami jumping frog! Get lost in Alaska Junior Theater's Emily Brown and The Thing story labyrinth! Take the 1% for Art and Backstage Tour with special behind the scenes peek with Anchorage Symphony Orchestra! Tours at 6pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm (limit to 25 people per tour). Tasty bites by Orso/Glacier Brewhouse Beverages available for purchase with partner, Ginger. Giveaways will happen throughout the event! Be sure to also stop in for First Friday at Kaladi Brothers Downtown at the PAC - featuring artists and stories sponsored by Life Alaska Donor Services in honor of Donate Life Month (Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, 621 W 6th Avenue)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 5:30PM

Melanie Lombard

Join Snow City for the opening reception for new works by Melanie Lombard. In celebration of early spring, this body of work is a series of mixed media, abstract paintings inspired by nests and natural forms that appear to be in transition. Melanie explores themes of life cycles, nature, spirituality, and gender, and in this show is interested in different ways to express the idea of the divine feminine--how one's personal connection with nature relates to female empowerment. First Friday opening reception 5:30-8pm. Coffee and snacks provided, and beer and wine for sale. The show runs through May 3. (Snow City Café, 1034 W. 4th Avenue)

Brecht Studio First Friday

Featuring Connie Brecht's latest designs including her new Welcome Tile! (Cabin Fever, 650 W 4th Avenue)

Annie Brace

Join them April 5th for an evening to celebrate Hope & Light while being surrounded by the vibrantly engaging artwork of Annie Brace with Corso Graphics! As we welcome the sunshine back into our daily lives, we want to take a moment to also appreciate the light that burns within, which may smolder at times, but never extinguish.  The focus of recent work has been a journey to find that light even on the darkest of days. Over the last several months, Annie has been exploring her own path from darkness to light and will be unveiling many new pieces for the first time on April 5th at Stephan Fine Arts. They encourage you to stop by, meet the artist and refuel your spirits. Hope to see you there! Caroline VanHemert will also be signing her new book "The Sun is a Compass: A 4,000 Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds" Also enjoy live music by The Spenerds! Located inside the Hotel Captain Cook. (Stephan Fine Arts, 939 W 5th Avenue)

First Friday at Resolution Brewery

AlaskaWILD is an annual juried photo exhibit sponsored by the Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers featuring the natural beauty of Alaska and its wilderness. This year’s exhibition showcases 35 selected photographs from 23 different photographers. During the opening reception, at Resolution Brewery, ASONP will announce the winner of Best of Show, the Best of Category winners and honorable mentions. Guests may order unframed prints of their favorite images during the reception and throughout the exhibition. Photobooks containing all selected images will be available for purchase. (Resolution Brewery, 3024 Mountain View Drive)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 6PM

Alaska B4UDie Comedy Festival

50+ of the best comedians from the lower 48 are coming to see Russia from our house. Kyle Kinane, Jessica Michelle Singleton, Derek Sheen plus Unbookables: Brett Erickson and Andy Andrist just to name a few. Tickets on sale now. https://www.alaskab4udiefest.com/passes/. (Koot’s, 2435 Spenard Road)

Scott Clendaniel

Scott's oil paintings are whimsical, colorful and textural. He is inspired by the astounding natural beauty of Alaska and combines it with his love of beer to create unique pieces. If you can't make it down to the taproom for this First Friday Art Show, don't worry, his pieces will be displayed the whole month of April!! If you love Scott's technique, he also does special commission work!! You can find more information on his web site. http://www.scottclendaniel.com/. (Zip Kombucha, 3404 Arctic Boulevard)

First Friday Show: Music to My Eyes

Hope Studios and Sub Zero Microlounge Present: Music to My Eyes. A stunning display of repurposed musical instruments painted and rebuilt by the artists at Hope Studios. (SubZero, 612 F Street)

Spring Break Up Party & Fundraiser

Come celebrate spring and the coming summer season while supporting the Wrangell Mountains Center! The WMC engages all ages in arts and science programs in McCarthy to connect people with wildlands. Live music, silent auction, great beer and food! All welcome! (La Potato, 3300 Spenard Road)

Friends - Embarrassingly bad photos of really great people

Bring a funny face and joke to share for the photo booth. (Akeela Collective, 320 W 6th Avenue, #132F)

Aurora Fine Art Gallery

Born in 1990, Aurora Fine Art Gallery has been the epicenter of high-end Alaskan art for over twenty years. At Aurora, we specialize in art that is created by local and diverse Alaskan artists. This includes Internationally known artists like Marilyn Miller and Gail Niebrugge. Stop by and enjoy some amazing Alaskan art while live music from the Rick Zelinsky Trio serenades you! (Aurora Fine Art Gallery, 737 W 5th Avenue)

Rapid Space Shorts in the Thomas Planetarium

These quick planetarium experiences range from constellation tours of the night sky and cruising around the solar system to learning about light and the aurora borealis. Free; ticket required and available at the front desk. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

Athabascan Fiddlers - A Living Tradition

Look closely at an Athabascan/Dene fiddling object from the museum collection. Museum 2018-19 faculty fellow Maria Williams, PhD, and Beth Leonard, PhD, lead facilitated discussion of the object’s cultural history and its contemporary expressions. Afterward, listen and/or dance to a live performance by local contemporary Athabascan fiddlers Hans Halvorson and Bernard Johns. No art, history or dancing background necessary. Space is limited; registration recommended at AnchorageMuseum.org. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

Artist Studio: Ted Kim

Alaska illustrator Ted Kim is known for creating complex scenes using everyday objects and imaginative scenarios. Observe his art-making and learn more about his process during this pop-up artist studio. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

After Hours at the Anchorage Museum

Open galleries. Open minds. Open late. Launch your weekend at the museum with music, art, talks, food and more on First Friday. Tonight: Rapid Space shorts in the planetarium, Americana elevator music with Hurricane Dave, art studio with Ted Kim, Chugiak-based SunDog plays in the atrium, and close-up viewing of an Athabascan/Dene fiddling object plus dancing to local Athabascan fiddlers in the Alaska exhibition. Snacks and beverages available for purchase at the atrium café kiosk. (Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, 625 C Street)

Sevigny Studios April First Friday

Sevigny Studios first ever Coaster Show. Featuring mini works of art from many different artists from across the state and the Pacific Northwest. Come on by to get yourself a one of a kind painted coaster. You will be entertained by Anchorage's own singer songwriter Becky Kotter. (Sevigny Studios, 608 W. 4th Avenue)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 6:30PM

Live Music: SunDog

Groove to the heavy funkadelic music of the Chugiak-based band, SunDog. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 7PM

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde created his final and most lasting play, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, in 1895. Considered one of the greatest comic masterpieces of all time this farce plays with love, religion, and truth as it tells the tale of two men whose deceptions result in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits. The performance starts at 7pm and tickets are available at CenterTix.com. (Cyrano’s Theatre, 3800 Debarr Road)

Cooking Demo: Somali Food

Learn the process of preparing, rolling, filling and folding sambuusas, a Somali favorite, with cooks from Anchorage’s Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services (RAIS) program. Try a sample while supplies last. (Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, 625 C Street)

First Friday at Inlet Tower

First Friday Featuring the photography of Erin Hayes taking place in the "Speakeasy" at the Inlet Tower. (Inlet Tower, 1020 W 12th Avenue)

The Feral Child

Anchorage Community Theatre’s 65th season of plays continues March 22-April 7 with the world premiere of a wild comedy, The Feral Child, by Rand Higbee. Abandoned at an early age, Mary was raised in the jungle by a family of tigers. When she is finally rescued at the age of 13, Mary believes she is a cat. Dr. James Hauser, a well-known child psychologist, and his wife, Irene, contrive to win custody of Mary so they can attempt to turn her from a wild creature into a proper human being. Mary, however, may prefer the life of a cat to the life of a human. ACT is proud to present the world premiere of The Feral Child, marking the second time a comedy by playwright Rand Higbee (of At Home with the Clarks and The Head that Wouldn’t Die fame) will debut on our stage. In celebration of the play, ACT is holding a raffle for an Annual Pass to the Alaska Zoo! Performances are March 22–April 7, Thursdays–Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 3pm. Please note that this production runs for only three weekends! Tickets range from $13-$17 and can be purchased through their website, www.actalaska.org. (ACT, 1133 E 70th Avenue)

First Friday at the Avenue

Live music by Aural Imago, Yankha and DJ Covy, accompanied by live art from J. Cost, Vowar1, Rejoy and Matt Terry. (Avenue Bar, 338 W 4th Avenue)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 7:30PM

Senior Music Recital: Hana Rondeau

Program: "Si os partieredes al alba" from Three Spanish Lyrics, by Imant Raminsh, "Zdes’ khorosho" (How Fair this Spot), by Sergei Rachmaninoff , "Ich will dir mein Herze schenken" (Lord, to Thee My Heart is Given) from St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach, "S’altro che lacrime" from La clemenza di Tito, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Ach, ich fühl’s from Die zauberflote", by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Sull’ aria" from Le Nozze di Figaro, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  "I Never Saw a Moor", by Richard Pearson Thomas, "Pippa’s Song", by Ned Rorem, "Hello! Oh, Margaret, It’s You" from The Telephone, by Gian Carlo Menotti. This recital is free and open to the public, no tickets needed. (UAA Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Loop)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 8PM

Pocket Vinyl

Pocket Vinyl, the unique piano/painting duo from CT, are setting out for their most ambitious tour to date: to breaking the world record for "Fastest to Play a Concert in Each of the 50 States".   Their live show consists of a one-man piano band performing song songs about death, sex, theology, and looking fear right in the face while a painter creates a masterpiece on stage, which is then auctioned off after the show.  They're one of the most intriguing and engaging acts you'll ever see in a bar, coffee shop, or basement. They'll make 50 paintings. Play (roughly) 350 songs on stage. Drive over 16,000 miles in Dr. Periwinkle (their blue 2003 Toyota Camry).  And you're welcome to be a part of it. Come get a painting and form a good memory. (Van’s Dive Bar, 1027 E. 5th Avenue)

First Friday Comedy

Liven up your First Fridays with local laughs. Each month, Hard Rock Café features a new line-up of Alaska's best stand-up comedians. Hosted by Matt Jardin on the second floor. A $5 donation is suggested, and this event is 21 and up. (Hard Rock Café, 415 E Street)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 9PM

Erotic Art Show

The First Friday Erotic Art Show at ACAL is a perfect chance to get a free tour of ACAL and enjoy something totally different on a Friday evening! Charcoal sketches, photography, oil paintings, sculpture, and mixed media pieces are just some of the creations that are available for you to see. What’s more, their art show goes beyond the art on the walls; spoken word performances, rope bondage, live art model drawing, and other diverse, erotic exhibitions are all things you can experience as you get familiar with the center. And it is totally free to attend! This month they are also featuring previews of our upcoming summer art shows! (ACAL, E 5th Avenue)

House Sessions at subzero

Friday nights SubZero are bringing back the House Sessions!  Local DJ's will be bringing you house beats that will set the SubZero Microlounge mood!  They’re bringing you Jacob Mattie, DJ Clint Staples, AKHM DJ's & DJ Just Adam with a few others thrown into the mix.  Playing every Friday night from 9pm to close. (SubZero, 612 F Street)

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)

Tanana Valley Rafters

High energy Americana, blues, country, swing, and more -This homegrown band has been riling crowds of dancers all over the state and beyond, and they're here to celebrate the release of their second album! Appropriate footwear strongly encouraged. They play from 9pm-12am. (Humpy’s, 610 W 6th Avenue)

Ken Peltier Band

Grab your boots and come dance with the best country band in Alaska! The Ken Peltier band has that unique ability to blend its deep country roots with classic Americana rock & blues. Ken’s top-notch musicianship and down-home charisma make the Ken Peltier Band Alaska’s Premier Country Band. Ken Peltier is the front man for the Ken Peltier Band. The band was formed in 1996 fueled by Ken’s passion for singing, songwriting, and guitar playing. The Ken Peltier Band plays clubs, arenas, and special events, from the Alaska State Fair to Arctic Man attended by fifteen thousand extreme snowmobile and ski enthusiasts. Ken and the band also take time to do shows and events to raise money for Leukemia Lymphoma research, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals, The American Cancer Society, Shriners, and Elks and Wounded Warriors. (Matanuska Brewing Co., 2830 C Street)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 9:30PM

Emo Night: Episode IV

Emo Night Alaska Returns and this time it's better, bigger and sadder than ever! All the best sing-a-longs, dancing, jumping and screaming you can get with hundreds of friends. All the big songs from Panic! at the Disco, My Chemical Romance, Brand New and a lot more will be playing all night long. There will be music from DJ GRE as well as live performances from The Millennial Falcons! (Williwaw Social, 609 F Street)

EVENTS BEGINNING AT 10PM

Green Leaf Rustlers with Chris Robinson

Green Leaf Rustlers features Chris Robinson, Barry Sless, Pete Sears, John Molo & Greg Loiacono is coming to the Sitzmark stage. From the sage smoke & mists of Marin come your local purveyors of cosmic Cali country music playing the dusty country classics of your dreams. (Sitzmark, 100 Olympic Mountain Loop)

Boogie Shoes

It's Kelly's birthday party! Dress 80's style and come dance and celebrate Kelly at the all new Carousel Lounge in Spenard! (The Carousel Lounge, 3206 Spenard Road)

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