THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

LEDLENSER TRAILS IN MOTION FILM TOUR

The Ledlenser Trails in Motion Film Tour is an annual international film and content showcase for the community, by the community, bringing a collection of the finest trail and ultra-running films to passionate audiences around the world. Join like-minded trail runners and adventure sports enthusiasts at engaging film festival-styled events as they come together to celebrate the diverse culture of the sport. General Admission is $8 at BearToothTheatre.net and the show begins at5:30pm. (Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W 27th Avenue)

COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE 2019

Join the Hard Rock Café and Anchorage Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for an evening of raising funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer! Free cocktails, food, silent auction, games of giving, music, and more. Tickets are available at MyAlaskaTix.com and the event begins at 5:30pm. (Hard Rock Café, 415 E Street)

ONE HOUR INTRO POTTERY CLASS

Come on in and try something new after work or for a date night. We host one-hour classes to try pottery. It’s a bucket list item for lots of folks, our classes are six to five students. This is a beginner-friendly course to learn the basics of pottery, if you would like to continue to regular classes, they offer those as well. This class is one hour and is $45 per person. Each student will make two pottery pieces either mugs or bowls. These items may take up to three weeks to fire before they can be glazed. Once they are ready students can walk in during our open hours to glaze Tuesday to Saturday 12 – 8pm. Need more info? Call 907-343-9551. This class is for ages 16 and up. Students under this age do not have the height or forearm strength for the wheel. To sign up check out the class schedule for the month at www.clayowenstudios.com. The class is $45 and begins at 6:30pm. (Clay Owens Studios, 1443 W Northern Lights Boulevard)

PUB TRIVIA

Fun night of trivia, prizes, and cool people! It’s a progressive pot up to $500. Categories are posted with hints every week on 907 Alehouse’s Facebook page. Teams of up to 6. The trivia begins at 6:30pm. (Anchorage Alehouse, 8001 Old Seward Highway)

SPELL JAM: AN ADULT SPELLING BEE WITH A TWITTER ATTENTION SPAN

According to the national Spelling Bee site, no one really knows why it’s called a “bee”.” It’s surmised that “bee” is much like a “jam” — a community gathering of sorts, where folks come together to make something cool. A jamboree, a spelling bee...a Spell Jam! The Writer’s Block has another fantastic crew of brave contestants and not only are they in the hot seat to spell current political and pop culture names and terminologies, but they must use them in a sentence... Not any ol’ sentence, but one with a random topic pulled out of the Magic Hat! Local vaudevillian Fiona Rose will serve as our hostess and pronouncer. Doesn’t completely make sense? Don’t worry! Grab dinner have a drink, and it will all become much clearer! The fun begins at 7pm. (Spenard Writer’s Block, 3956 Spenard Road)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

SUMMER FRIDAYS EARLY HAPPY HOUR

The Happy Hour you love—just got happier. To celebrate Summer Fridays, when employers shave a few hours off that agonizingly long Friday afternoon, we’re kicking off Happy Hour early! On Fridays, in addition to a Late-Night Happy Hour, Simon and Seafort’s will have early dining Happy Hour at noon all summer long. Sip their Solstice Spritz—a mix of El Jimador Tequila, Campari, strawberry puree and lemon sour. Experience the refreshing layers of flavor punctuated by a dash of bubbles. Stop in soon before it’s gone! Happy hour runs from 12 – 6pm. (Simon and Seafort’s, 420 L Street)

FITNESS SHUFFLE IN THE PARK

Fitness Shuffle is an hour and fifteen minutes of up-tempo urban line dances such as the wobble, cupid shuffle, & cha cha slide. Nowadays, urban line dancing is more than just the electric slide or cupid shuffle. There are literally hundreds of great dances to learn that are being created throughout the country. Unlike specialized hip-hop dances, urban line dances can be done by people of all ages, shapes, and sizes. The party starts at 12pm. (Anchorage Town Square, 56th W 5th Avenue)

2019 ALASKA GREEK FESTIVAL

Become Greek for the day and join us to enjoy the tastes, smells, sights and sounds of Greece at Alaska’s Greek Festival. Celebrating 25 years, the Alaska Greek Festival is a weekend filled with delicious Greek food, performances by the Holy Transfiguration Hellenic Dancers and live Greek music! Whether you come just to try some of the delicious gyros, baklava and spanakopita, attend a tour of the Church or participate in the raffle it is sure to be a great time for the whole family. Festival hours are: 3-10pm on Friday, 11-10pm on Saturday and 11-5pm on Sunday. (Alaska Greek Festival, 2800 O’Malley Road)

THE STAR OF ALASKA KARAOKE TOURNAMENT — WILD CARD NIGHT

The Star of Alaska Karaoke Tournament is Alaska’s best singing competition! Every week one man and one woman will be chosen to compete in the finals on August 17! This Friday is the Wild Card Night! A special night for our runners-up and backup singers! It’s your last chance to get into the Star of Alaska Karaoke Tournament! Come get those prizes and stay for karaoke with the Jukebox Karaoke Roadshow until close. The throwdown begins at 6pm. (McGinley’s Pub, 645 G Street)

PAINT NITE — SOUL SEARCHING

Come join us for a great night out! Get $10 off when you use code YMALASKA at YayMaker.com. Event is for 21+ only. This is an adult drinking and painting party. No children allowed. Try to arrive 15-30 minutes prior to the event time, especially if you have a larger group. This allows you to order a drink before the painting starts and can help us to accommodate group seating better. Help keep your artist from becoming a starving one — tips are not required but sure are appreciated. Paint hits canvas at 7pm. (Slippery Salmon, 115 E 3rd Avenue)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

12TH ANNUAL BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL

Join Alyeska Resort for the 12th Annual Blueberry Festival, a celebration of the lush blueberry season. This family-oriented outdoors event features free live music including headliners Good Time Travelers, berry picking, local arts and crafts booths, tasty blueberry treats, beer and wine garden, hiking and biking, pie eating contest, blueberry creations contest and more! Whether you’re in the mood for funnel cake or fine art, local vendors will have what you’re looking for! The festival starts at 11am. (Hotel Alyeska, 1000 Arlberg Avenue)

ALASKAN RUGBY FEST

Check out the hard-hitting action of the Alaskan rugby leagues with three back-to-back matches on Saturday. First-up, the Misfits vs Barbarians at 11:00am. Then the ladies take the field in a bout between the Aurora Rams and Lynx at 1:00pm. The boys take the field again for the final battle of the day featuring the 907 Brothers and Wolves at 3:00pm. (Davis Park, 5081 Mountain View Drive)

24TH ANNUAL AUGUST BACK ISSUE SALE

BOSCO’S 24th Annual August Back Issue Sale features price drops on over 30 thousand comics from collections! The sale runs from 12 – 8pm. (Bosco’s, 2301 Spenard Road)

2019 MARGARITA BAR CRAWL — ANCHORAGE

We Love Pub Crawls is hosting another bash! This 5-bar crawl features a free souvenir shirt, snap-on koozie, themed margaritas, discounted food and throwback tunes. Tickets are $19.99 — $29.99 at WeLovePubCrawls.com. The booze-fest starts at 4pm. (McGinley’s, 645 G Street)

ROCK VS POP DANCE PARTY AT WILLIWAW SOCIAL

Williwaw Social and Midnight Sun Brewing Company are stoked to present Rock vs Pop Dance Party on Friday, August 16th! One rock track followed by one pop track. Back-to-back. All. night. long. From AC/DC to Madonna, Rolling Stones to Rihanna, Queen to Michael Jackson, Nirvana to Nicky Minaj your host DJ Joe Brady will be spinning the best loved tracks from both worlds in a musical mash up to end all musical mash ups complete with group sing-a-longs! There’s no cover and the party starts at 11pm. (Williwaw, 609 F Street)

GARY SLOAN AT AVIATOR HOTEL BLUES JAM

Local blues legend Gary ‘Alaskan Slim’ Sloan joins others on stage at the Aviator Hotel from 8 p.m. to midnight for the weekly Blues Jam. For more information, call ‘German’ Mike Pielorz at (907) 232-5298.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

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 the northern environment and how a changing world affects its inhabitants. (40 minutes). Tickets are $6 plus museum admission. The screening begins at 1:30pm. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

DOG PARTY AT SPENARD ROADHOUSE

Humans! Bring your best canine friends to a DOG PARTY at Spenard Roadhouse, benefiting Alaska SPCA, Kitty and K-9 Connection and Straw For Dogs. They’re blocking off the parking lot and filling it with all kinds of fun for dogs and people alike! Parking available in the Northrim Bank lot. Admission is free. Join them for: an off-leash area, local vendors, adoptable dogs, paw print art, a beer garden, food and live music. Vendors include Alaska Goldens Co., Alaska Mill and Feed Inc., AK Bark, Anchorage Dog Walkers, Babycakes Cupcakes, Etc, Canine Caviar, The Dog Mama, Dog Tired Doggie Daycare, Kaladi Brothers Coffee and Midnight Sun Animal Hospital. Sponsored by Spenard Roadhouse, Alaskan Brewing Co. and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Because dogs love to party, too! The fun starts at 2pm. (Spenard Roadhouse, 1049 W Northern Lights Boulevard)

DAY DREAMS ON THE ROOF AT WILLIWAW SOCIAL

Williwaw Social, Midnight Sun Brewing Company and DJ GRE are teaming up to present Day Dreams — a Sunday day party on the Roof — where you and your friends can bask in the sun, groove to some killer tunes, enjoy Midnight Sun Brewing Company craft beer, craft cocktails, and handcrafted food while you breath in the sights and sounds of downtown Anchorage! The rooftop will be open at 4pm. (Williwaw, 609 F Street)

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

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