DINING OUT FOR LIFE Make your meal meaningful by Dining Out for Life Thursday, April 25th! Restaurants in the Anchorage and Juneau areas are partnering with the Four A’s to donate a generous percentage of all sales that day to help Alaskans living with HIV and those at highest risk for contracting the disease. Anchorage area participating restaurants: Table 6, Rustic Goat, Pizza Man Restaurant and Turkey Red.

UAA WRTG STUDENT READINGS First Annual Celebration of Student Writing. Come listen to original writing by UAA WRTG Students. This event is sponsored by UAA Writing Department and is hosted by Aisha Barnes. The event begins at 4pm and is free to attend. There is free parking for these events in the South Lot, West Campus Central Lot, and Sports Complex NW Lot. (UAA Bookstore, 2901 Spirit Drive)

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ALASKA OUTDOORS WEEKLY EVENING HIKE The Alaska Outdoors host easy to moderate social hikes, every Monday and Thursday, all year, throughout Anchorage. Monday hike is designed for hiking beginners and families with children, on established wide and mostly flat trail about 3.5-4.5 miles in 1.5 hours. Thursday hike is designed for moderate hikers. Hiking location may change. Please check for latest hiking location update. Thursday’s hike begins at 6:30pm. (Bear Valley, 7020 Clarks Road)

UAA VS STANFORD DEBATE: AMERICAN SOCIALISM? Medicare for all? Universal basic income? Free college tuition? Is America gaining an appetite for public policy traditionally considered socialist? Some of the best collegiate debaters in the US will tackle these and other questions for a provocative exploration of our nation, our needs and our economic inclinations. Stanford University, ranked in the top 5% of teams at the 2019 World Universities Debating Championships, squares off against perennial powerhouse and hometown favorites UAA’s Seawolf Debate Program to argue it out. Tickets are $20 in advance at and $25 at the door. The debate begins at 7pm. (Wilda Marston Theatre of the Loussac Library, 3600 Denali Street)

QUEER AS HELL Join your favorite back-flipping queen, Freeza DLust for a night of lip-synching debauchery. Additional performances by Issa Man, Syd Dlust, Dela Rosa and Queef Sativa. Special musical guest Medium Build’s Nic Carpenter. The show kicks off at 9pm! (Van’s Dive Bar, 1027 E 5th Avenue)


ASD POETRY SLAM Celebrate the young voices of Anchorage School District on a night of poetry and storytelling in the Anchorage Museum. The ASD Poetry Slam includes interactive poetry stations and storytelling workshops for students to create and refine their written works from 4pm to 6pm. Begich Middle School hosts poetry performances by middle through high school students at 6pm in the museum atrium. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

HAPPY HOUR Recover Alaska and Uncle Leroy’s Coffee presents a new non-alcoholic series they’re calling Happy Hour. Happy Hour will occur once a month in April, May, June, and hopefully beyond! Each Happy Hour, they’ll highlight a signature mocktail menu and feature live music. This month’s event will include music by Fiona Rose and the mocktails start flowing at 4pm. (Uncle Leroy’s, 701 W 36th Avenue)

THE WITCH OF BLACK BIRD POND Sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1687. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the island of Barbados and join a family she has never met. Torn between her quest for belonging and her desire to be true to herself, Kit struggles to survive in a hostile place. Just when it seems she must give up; she finds a kindred spirit. But Kit’s friendship with Hannah Tupper, believed by the colonists to be a witch, proves more taboo than she could have imagined and ultimately forces Kit to choose between her heart and her duty. The production runs through Sunday, April 28 with performances at 7pm on Friday and 2pm and 7pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available at (Performing Arts Center, 621 W 6th Avenue)

CONTEMPORARY POP SONGS This student and faculty recital combines different genres of pop music including folk, alternative, country and hip hop. Enjoy as students and faculty plug in and sing their hearts out! The concert is free and begins at 7:30pm. (UAA Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Drive)

FROZEN Three characters — a mother whose 10-year-old daughter goes missing, a grieving American academic writing about serial killers, and a serial child murderer – intersect over grief, trauma, and murder. Along the way, they pursue the possibility of forgiveness and healing. Written by Bryony Lavery and directed by Taran Haynes. The production runs through Sunday, April 28 with performances at 8pm on Friday and Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. Tickets are available at (UAA Harper Studio, 3700 Alumni Loop)


THE GLOBAL VILLAGE EXPERIENCE WITH LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE Lula Washington Dance Theatre creates movingly eloquent works that touch the soul and speak to today’s social concerns, calling for a more humanistic and compassionate world. The Global Village Experience is a community celebration and performance that explores transportation, home and connection. A culmination of an 18-month project with Anchorage Concert Association, Catholic Social Services Refugee and Immigration Services (RAIS), L.A.-based Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Mountain View Boys & Girls Club, Alaska artists, and Anchorage community members, this event invites the outside in and the inside out with stories, art and dances from around the world and down the street. Gather together in Mountain View and connect to the beauty, wonder, and joy in our global village. The celebration begins at 2pm. Learn more at (Grow North Farm, 3543 Mountain View Drive)

SHEN YUN Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun makes this possible by pushing the boundaries of the performing arts, with a unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops, and an orchestra like no other. Be prepared for a theatrical experience that will take your breath away! Saturday’s performances begin at 2pm and 7:30pm with an additional performance on Sunday at 1pm. Tickets are available at (Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W 6th Avenue)

ACAL DOES KOOTS ACAL and Koots are at it again! Join the cast of The Show at ACAL as we take over the Koot’s stage! Erotic performance art, live singing, dance, poetry and more will excite each of your senses! Stick around after the show for tasting booths featuring things like electro play, spanking, fire cupping, and sensation play! Must be 21+ with valid ID to attend. Get your tickets in advance by texting 907-775-8419. The kink starts at 7pm. (Koot’s, 2435 Spenard Road)

UAA’S SINFONIA: BUDGET CUT SYMPHONY In the shadow of statewide budget cuts, the UAA Department of Music wants to bring to light the value of music in Alaska’s public education. Under the direction of Dr. Oleg Proskurnya, there will be a Budget Cut Symphony performed by Sinfonia, UAA’s student orchestra. The orchestra will also be joined by professional musicians, and community music educators who are facing the same austerity measures at the district level. The program will feature Haydn’s “Farewell” Symphony. Tickets are available at and the performance begins at 7:30pm. (UAA Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Drive)

ALL AGES BAND SHOWCASE This show will be in a showcase style, featuring four beloved local bands. Each band will perform a 30-45-minute set, with a small break in between. It is a perfect way to see your local favs, as they cherry-pick the tunes, they play for you! Live music by: Cannon Fire Orange, Concrete to Clouds, Medium Build (solo-set) and The Jangle Bees. La Potato will be staying open late for this one, so come enjoy a sayonara Spudniks or farewell Potatohead Burrito and party your face off! The party kicks off at 9pm and tickets are available at (La Potato, 3300 Spenard Road)


GUITAR ENSEMBLE Directed by UAA faculty member Armin Abdihodzic, the University Guitar Ensemble performs works that encompass last four centuries of music history. As the only university-level guitar ensemble in Alaska, this group features students of all levels, from music performance majors to non-music majors, who come together at the end of the semester to deliver a colorful program and create quite a unique concert experience. UAA Guitar Ensemble’s program includes everything from Renaissance and Baroque to contemporary guitar literature, blues, and jazz. This free event begins at 4pm. (UAA Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Loop)

BEER BREWING CLASS AT DENALI WINERY Magnetic North Brewing Co. will be teaching a Beer brewing class at Denali Winery. If you have ever wondered how to make beer or how to make wine, you do not want to miss this class! The class begins at 12pm and tickets are available at (Alaska Denali Winery, 11901 Industry Way, #2)

UAA CHAMBER MUSIC CLASS RECITAL The Chamber Music Class Recital is a free event that is offered once per semester, in which all students enrolled in our piano and string-instrument chamber music courses have an opportunity to present their work, frequently in collaboration with UAA alumni and other community members. Members of the class range from beginning-year students to experienced members of the Anchorage classical music community, and the caliber of many of the performances on the recital is very high indeed. The recital begins at 7:30pm and is free to attend. (UAA Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Loop)

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