THURSDAY, JUNE 20

BREWED WITH PRIDE RELEASE PARTY

Be the first to taste this year’s offerings in the Brewed with Pride Project. Craft beverage brewers from all over Alaska have created beers and ciders to celebrate Pride. A full list of available beers will be posted on HumpysAlaska.com and the event begins at 5pm. (Humpy’s, 610 W 6th Avenue)

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TEQUILA TASTING

Alaska Junior Theatre invites you to join them for a tequila tasting benefit at Tequila 61 on June 20th at 6pm. Enjoy modern Latin-fusion cuisine paired with specialty tequilas. This culinary adventure is a fundraiser for Alaska Junior Theater and tickets are $60. For tickets call 272-7546. (Tequila 61, 445 W 4th Avenue)

ADULT SCIENCE NIGHT: ELEMENTAL

Take a look at the classical element of water for this solstice-timed session through fish printing, fly-tying, salmon trivia and more. Elemental is an adult contemporary and science-based workshop held quarterly to explore classical elements through hands-on experiments. Tickets are $10 and registration at AnchorageMuseum.org is required. The fun starts at 6:30pm. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

THE OLD WOMAN WHO LOST HER VOICE

“Once upon a time, in a land not too far from here, there lived an old woman…who lost her voice. She didn’t lose her voice suddenly. It happened over time. In fact, it happened so slowly that at first no one even noticed…” Jill Bess’ new play is the story of an old woman named Galena who wakes up one day unable to speak. A cast of eight play 20 different roles in this sometimes comedy, sometimes drama, sometimes wrenching heartache of a story. The Old Woman Who Lost Her Voice is a modern-day fairy tale that speaks to anyone who has ever felt silenced. Tickets are available at CenterTix.com and the performance begins at 7pm. The production runs through July 7. (Cyrano’s, 3800 Debarr Road)

THIRSTY THURSDAY WITH SCARED SCRIPTLESS IMPROV

Thirsting for some improv comedy? Come down to 49th State Brewery and check out Scared Scriptless! As Alaska’s longest running improv comedy troupe, Scared Scriptless has been keeping audiences on their toes since 2000! Bringing theater and comedy together in energetic, fast-paced, and spontaneous games, Scared Scriptless creates each show live, on the spot, inspired by audience suggestions and current events. Tickets are available at CenterTix.com and the party starts at 8pm. (49th State Brewing Company, 717 W 3rd Avenue)

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

SOLSTICE YOGA

Celebrate the summer solstice sunshine and summer light with Anchorage Yoga! They are partnering with Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. to bring to you a free Solstice Yoga class in Anchorage Town Square on Summer Solstice. Bring a mat and a smile to this vinyasa infused class. This class is free to attend and begins at 5:15pm. (Anchorage Town Square, 560 W 5th Avenue)

SMITHSONIAN SPOTLIGHT: ARCTIC CRASHES

Join Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center director Aron Crowell for an overview the forthcoming publication “Arctic Crashes: People and Animals in the Changing North.” Learn about topics ranging from Alaska Native perspectives on human-animal relationships to polar bear, caribou, seal and walrus population declines. Included with admission. The lecture starts at 5:30pm. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

STORIES AT THE CEMETERY

Meet Alaskan pioneers, miners, politicians, business owners, upstanding citizens and some who came to a bad end at the Stories at The Cemetery at Anchorage Memorial Park. On June 21 a guided cemetery walk is led by Audrey and Bruce Kelly who present ten biographies at selected grave sites. The tour begins at 6pm and while they are free, donations are encouraged. (Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery, 535 E 9th Avenue)

SCREENING OF “STONEWALL UPRISING”

OutNorth and Identity present a special screening of the American Experience/PBS film “Stonewall Uprising” at the Alaska Experience Theater. This documentary examines the events surrounding the Stonewall riots that began during the early hours of June 28, 1969. The film features interviews with eyewitnesses to the incident and concludes with an examination of the aftermath of the rioting, including the energizing of the gay community as a political force and the establishment of Christopher Street Liberation Day, the genesis of gay pride parades in the United States. A special panel of LGBTQIA+ Alaskans, including Vic Carlson, will share their experiences about what it was like to be out in 1969 in the Last Frontier. $10 donation suggested at the door. The screening begins at 7pm. (Alaska Experience Theatre, 333 W 4th Avenue, Suite 207)

COMEDIAN JUBAL FRESH AT KOOT’S

Jubal Fresh is a standup comedian, a Marconi Award winning radio host, television personality and comedy writer and graffiti artist. Known for his quick wit, keen and often strange observations you never know what you’re going to get. Jubal currently hosts the nationally syndicated radio show, “Brooke & Jubal in the Morning” and is a nationally touring stand-up comedian. Tickets are available at MyAlaskaTix.com and the performance begins at 7pm. (Koot’s, 2435 Spenard Road)

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

DOWNTOWN SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL

Live music and performance stages, Hero Games, Beer Gardens, Makers Markets, Giant Kayak Pool, Harley Davidson Block Demos and showcase art vendors, food trucks, street chalk art showcases, and a kid’s zone in Town Square Park with a bubble zone, bouncy houses, petting zoo, and face painting. One of the most popular events, Hero Games, is something you don’t want to miss from 12-4pm! This friendly competition between Alaska’s first responders and military includes crowd-pleasing obstacle courses all involving balance, strength, teamwork and a sense of humor. (Downtown Anchorage)

ZOOLSTICE: ALASKA ZOO SOLSTICE FESTIVAL

The Alaska Zoo is excited to celebrate summer solstice at this fun and family-friendly festival from 12-4pm, with the zoo open until 9pm. Feel free to hang out at the zoo after the Zoolstice activities, buy supper in the Coffee Shop, shop in their Gift Shop and enjoy the summer evening of music with our animals! Activities in the Greenhouse from 12-4pm include: bird house scavenger hunt, animal mascots walking the trails, cotton candy for sale, arts and crafts for all ages, hands-on critter items, Facebook and Instagram zoo photo contest and animal enrichment! There will also be a blood drive from 1-6pm. Donors receive a free t-shirt. Also enjoy live music 11am-7pm on the lawn, sponsored by ConocoPhillips. (Alaska Zoo, 4731 O’Malley Road)

THE STOREHOUSE: A STAGED READING IN CELEBRATION OF JUNETEENTH

n celebration of Juneteenth, Anchorage Community Theatre presents a staged reading of Joanna Castle Miller’s new play, The Storehouse. Before becoming the first fugitive slave woman to publish her story by her own hand, abolitionist Harriet Jacobs approached the world-famous Harriet Beecher Stowe for help. Based on true events, The Storehouse explores how race, class, gender, and privilege play a part in what stories get told. Admission is free and the reading begins at 4pm. (Anchorage Community Theatre, 1133 E 70th Avenue)

BEYOND THE CLOSET 5: BREAKING BOUNDARIES

Identity, Inc. and Out North kick-off Anchorage PrideFest Week with a local favorite, Beyond the Closet! “Beyond the Closet 5: Breaking Boundaries” will feature four touching narratives about breaking boundaries in Alaska, celebrating this year’s PrideFest Stonewall 50th Anniversary theme. Join them in hearing stories about overcoming past struggles, breaking new ground, and what it means to LGBTQIA+ 50 years after the summer that started it all. Beer and wine supplied by Midnight Sun Brewing Company at an additional cost (21+)All ticket sales will go to fund youth programs at Identity, Inc. Tickets are available at EventBrite.com and at the door. The event starts at 7pm. (Bivy, 333 W 4th Avenue)

MGA PAGEANT: NUCLEAR FALLOUT

Come out and kick off the pride festivities by helping to choose a new Miss/Ms./Mister/Mr./Mx. Gay Alaska! The theme is post-apocalyptic, so grab your bug out bag and get prepped for the queerest doomsday pageant in the world! $10 Cover benefits the Imperial Court of All Alaska. Categories will be: Street Wear, Formal Wear, Interview, Talent, and Best Themed Outfit (Apocalypse survival gear). The festivities start at 10pm. (Mad Myrna’s, 530 E 5th Avenue)

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

THE NEW OLD TIME CHAUTAUQUA VAUDEVILLE CIRCUS

Alaska Junior Theater presents “The New Old Time Chautauqua Vaudeville Circus” live in the Atwood Concert Hall at 4pm. The stage will be filled with juggling, comedy, acrobatics, music, hula hooping, mime, magic, and more! Chautauqua packs in so many performers doing so many different acts, it’s almost easier to say what’s not part of the show. Since its founding in 1981, Chautauqua’s performers have been traveling the country with their imaginative and delightfully entertaining variety show. Chautauqua is a charitable nonprofit whose mission is to build community through laughter, entertainment and education. It was started by a group of adventurous performers, health care practitioners, and educators including the Flying Karamazov Brothers and Dr. Patch Adams. The “Be Mary” tour will celebrate the life and legacy of longtime Alaskan Mary Langham, an artist, circus founder and educator, mother, teacher, doctor, writer, Chautauqua Tour Organizer, and just an all-around joyfully dynamic person. Eight members of her family, including three of her children, a grandchild, and her husband, will be part of this journey. You won’t want to miss out on this one-time-only chance to see Chautauqua’s Alaska Tour on the most beautiful stage in the state. Get your tickets at 263-ARTS or CenterTix.com. (Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W 6th Avenue)

DRAG STORYTIME

By popular request the Anchorage Library has added a second Drag Storytime to their schedule! This time they will welcome teens and adults to come listen to a great story read by our local drag kings and queens. Content will be geared to this more mature audience. Families and patrons under the age of 13 please join them earlier in the day for Drag Storytime- Family Edition: http://bit.ly/APLPride2019StorytimeFamily. This event co -sponsored by Identity, Inc. and begins at 4pm. (Loussac Public Library, 3600 Denali Street)

KONR FUNDRAISER FEAT. JR RHODES

Support Anchorage’s only LP FM radio station and listen to some killer music at the same time. Rhodes earned her B.A. in music composition from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Jazz luminaries Bill Lowe and Anthony Braxton were favorite teachers who encouraged her to explore and push beyond any self-imposed boundaries. These lessons have allowed her to continually grow and evolve her music. She has collaborated with musicians including Matt Chamberlain (David Bowie), Brad Houser (Edie Brickell & New Bohemians), Mike Dillon (Ani DiFranco), Eyvind Kang (Bill Frisell), Jeff Fielder (Mark Lanegan), Dan Walker (LeRoy Bell), Jessica Lurie, Keith Lowe (Fiona Apple), Amy Denio, Jessika Kenney, Mike Stone (Wayne Horvitz) and Skerik. There’s a $20 suggested donation at the door and the music starts at 7pm. (Organic Oasis, 2610 Spenard Road)

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

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