THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

WILD SALMON DAY

As the summer wraps up and salmon head back to the sea, we invite you to help us celebrate Alaska’s 4th annual Alaska Wild Salmon Day. Join The Center for another amazing evening of music, art, community and fun for the whole family! The event runs from 6-9pm. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

SUCCULENTS 101

Are you fascinated by succulents, but haven’t had the best luck keeping them alive? Or are you an avid gardener just looking for a new project? Either way, this workshop is for you! In this creative workshop, you’ll get your hands dirty while learning all about how to design with and care for different types of succulents with plenty of demonstrations and hands-on help along the way. Choose from a variety of containers and easy to care for succulents and take home your custom creation the very same night! Ticket price is $70 per person at GreenThumbSucculents.com and all materials are included. The workshop begins at 6:30pm. (South Restaurant + Coffeehouse, 11124 Old Seward Highway)

BLOCK MIC DROP: SEEKING A BRIGHT SIDE EDITION

It’s all about bringing what you’ve got and sharing it--songs, interpretive juggling, jokes, stories, painting on the fly, food demos, math lectures, you name it, just bring it. Signups start at 6:30pm, performance and presentations after 7pm. (Spenard Writer’s Block, 3956 Spenard Road)

ARIA COMPILATION ALBUM RELEASE PARTY

Alaskan Rooted Indie Artists are celebrating the release of a compilation album featuring 25 original songs from local musicians and bands. Confirmed Performance schedule to be released soon. Food vendor serving from 7pm — closing, and music performances start at 8pm. (Van’s Dive Bar, 1027 E 5th Avenue)

THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO

Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation. A wistful odyssey populated by skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights, and other locals on the margins, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a poignant and sweeping story of hometowns and how they’re made—and kept alive—by the people who love them. The film begins at 7pm and tickets are available at BearToothTheatre.net. (Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W 27th Avenue)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

QUEEN NATION AT ANHC

Queen Nation, America's premier Queen tribute band rocks the Alaska Native Heritage Center Friday night starting at 8 p.m.

The band has been together for 15 years and featured Gregory Finsley in the role of Freddie Mercury the last 12.

Tickets are $36 with meet-and-greet tickets available at $60. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4246551

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY

Food Truck Friday is an international phenomenon and now it’s also right here Anchorage, Alaska! From the creators of the Spenard Food Truck Carnival comes the next best lunch options right in the heart of downtown! Join them for a food truck only lunch every week — Food Truck Friday open 11am-2pm! Food trucks present will be: A Slice of Heaven, Loco Brady’s, Tiki Pete’s Alaskan Grill, Da Poke Man Express, and more! (Anchorage Market, 225 E Street)

INKMASTERS TATTOO SHOW

Ink Masters Tattoo Show will be hitting Anchorage, Alaska for the 3rd year! Bringing only the most talented tattoo artists and piercers from around the world! This weekend will be nothing but jam-packed fun including six free tattoo giveaways (2 free tattoos each day!) Tattoo award shows! Bring the whole family out for face painting, henna tattoos, and much more!Friday: 1:30pm — 11:00pm. Saturday: 11:30am- 11:00pm. Sunday: 11:30am — 9:00pm. (Sheraton, 401 E 6th Avenue)

SPENARD BIKE WEEK: SPENARD CARNIVAL

Spenardival Carnival is the name of the game! Anchorage’s House of Harley will have live music, beer garden, axe throwing (what a combo!), the bucking salmon, a dunk tank, face painting, K’s Kitchen food truck, shaved ice and cotton candy! The fun kicks off at 5pm. (House of Harley, 4334 Spenard Road)

ANCHORAGE YOGA POP-UP IN TOWN SQUARE PARK

Anchorage Yoga + Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. will be hosting a fun-filled and free vinyasa infused yoga class for the community in the fresh Alaskan air at Town Square Park downtown Friday, August 9! Bring a mat and a smile. Yep — this class is free to attend! Cash and check donations will be accepted at the event in support of our AYC Lost Lake team reaching their goal of $17,000 by August 20th in benefit of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Pop-Up Yoga run by Anchorage Yoga is a new and highly anticipated event that is a part of the Anchorage Downtown Placemaking program run throughout the summer months. The placemaking program is hosted and facilitated by Anchorage Downtown Partnership to help create community and make downtown Anchorage clean, safe and vital. The class begins at 5:15pm. (Town Square Park, 551 6th Avenue)

BOEING, BOEING

It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay, and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell whom, and catastrophe looms. Fasten your seatbelts for this riotous farce! The production begins at 7pm and runs through August 25. Tickets are available at CenterTix.com. (Cyrano’s, 413 D Street)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

URBAN HARVEST: INTRODUCTION TO SILVERSMITHING

Design and fabricate jewelry and small metal objects using silver, bronze and copper sheet and wire under the direction of master silversmith Art Koeninger. During this two-day class, students learn methods of smithing including sawing, piercing, soldering, riveting, fusing, mill rolling, dapping, forging and bezel stone setting. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience. Class fee includes instruction and use of all tools and supplies, (patinas, sandpaper, saw blades, etc.) Silver, bronze and copper as well as some cabochon stones available at cost. Students may provide their own tools & materials, including stones. Space is limited; registration at AnchorageMuseum.com is required. $180 Class fee; students pay for cost of materials used separately (average project is $5 to $15). Short lunch break provided – bring lunch or purchase food from Muse. Use museum’s 7th Avenue entrance. Questions? Email rpottebaum@anchoragemuseum.org. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

BIKE THE MOOSE

You heard Bike Anchorage right: it’s time for the inaugural Moose ride! Join them for 32 miles of Anchorage’s best routes. You’ll start together at Margaret Eagan Sullivan Park (Westchester Lagoon) at 9am, then continue at your own pace. Bike Anchorage is excited to team up with the Anchorage Park Foundation and Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center for this fun ride! 1,061 ft of elevation gain make this ride best suited to intermediate and experienced cyclists. Helmets required and participation is free. (Westchester Lagoon, 1824 W 15th Avenue)

MULDOON FARMERS MARKET

Celebrate National Farmers Market week at Muldoon Farmers Market this Saturday. Farm fresh vegetables, locally cooked and baked foods, artisan crafts and live music. Free drawing for $25 in market coupons every week. Open 9:30am.-2:30pm. (Chanshtnu Muldoon Park, 1301 Muldoon Road)

GALWAY DAYS

The Irish Club of Alaska will present Galway Days on August 10, 2019 at APU’s Grant Hall from 11 – 6pm. Festival goers can see some of Alaska’s most popular Irish and Irish American performers including The Irish Dance Academy of Alaska, The Derry Aires, Crooked Road, Rogues and Wenches, Rebecca Wolverton, the Midnight Sun Cloggers, Linda Yarborough and many more. Performers will be in the Grant Hall theater, while vendors will be situated in the foyer and hallways leading to classrooms where workshops will be held. Workshops include topics such as Irish History, Irish Literature, Harp Technique, Ceili Dancing, Singing in Irish for Children and more. Workshops are a separate fee. Vendors will offer their Celtic inspired art, jewelry and clothing. The ticket price is $5 at EventBrite.com (babes in arms free) and is good for the entire day. (APU Grant Hall, 4101 University Drive)

PROBE — SWEET CHEEKS CABARET

A silly and sensual story of alien abduction that crosses galaxies, space, and time. Unique music, incredible choreography, a captivating story arc, and of course gorgeous aliens. Directed by Bad Penny and starring; The Moscow Mule, Bad Penny, Ruby Raven and Pandora LaPush. Tickets are available at CenterTix.com and showtimes are at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. (49th State Brewing Co., 717 W 3rd Avenue)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

DINE N DASH 2019

Spend the day with friends and family on a casual walk through Girdwood, stopping at restaurants for samples off their menu. Enjoy discounted shopping at Powder Hound for Dine N Dash participants only! Adults $45, Children 12 and under $15 at Girdwood.us. The event begins at 2pm. (Sitzmark, 100 Olympic Mountain Loop)

ALASKA FOOTBALL LEAGUE GAME “RETRO NIGHT”

The Arctic Seahawks travel to Wasilla to take on the hometown Valley Steelers. There will be games, giveaways, music and food. $5 entry, ages 5 and under get in for free. The Valley Steelers are celebrating their 5th season in the AFL and will be wearing retro gold jerseys for the game. Tickets are available at AKFootballLeague.com and the game kicks-off at 5:05pm. (Alaska Football League, 315 North Price Street)

STORIES AT THE CEMETERY

This repeat of the ten stories presented by costumed actors on the July 14, 2019 will be presented on a stage erected on the cemetery grounds. Bring your own chair and prepare to meet ten Alaskan who were early pioneers, miners, politicians, business owners, upstanding citizens and some who came to a bad end. They all helped create the Anchorage we know today and now reside in the beautiful, historic Anchorage Memorial Park. This community event is free to the public. Parking is available along the street. Best entry is at the John Bagoy Gate at the corner of 7th and Cordova. The event begins at 6pm. (Anchorage Memorial Park, 535 E 9th Avenue)

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

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