THURSDAY, MARCH 28

ANCHORAGE CLIMATE SOLUTIONS

Join us for a discussion of climate solutions -- ranging from solar panels to electric vehicles to walkable cities to food waste reduction and more -- at the national and local level. The new Anchorage Climate Action Plan will be showcased, and free appetizers (and a cash bar!) will kick off the event. Co-hosted by REAP, the UAA/APU Books of the Year program, the Anchorage Museum and the Municipality. The lecture begins at 5pm at is free to attend. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

 

SAKE DINNER WITH CHEF SHANE AND LA BODEGA

South Restaurant is teaming up with La Bodega to present a Saké Dinner, with a special menu created by Chef Shane and saké pairings curated by La Bodega. Learn more about the world of saké and its many food pairings, while enjoying an amazing meal. Tickets are $100 and available at BrownPaperTickets.com. Dinner is at 6:30pm. (South Restaurant + Coffeehouse, 11124 Old Seward Highway, Suite A)

 

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST TOUR

Screening of original films selected from the Vancouver International Film Festival tour lineup. Proceeds from the screening will benefit Denali Rescue Volunteers (DRV). Featuring Denali Brewing Co. beer for sale, generously donated for this event. Food and full bar available and there will be door prizes. Limited to 200 seats so get your tickets ASAP at EventBrite.com. The Screenings start at 7pm. (Williwaw Social, 609 F Street)

 

JUDY COLLINS

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century. Judy Collins is presented by Whistling Swan Productions. The concert begins at 7pm and tickets are available at CenterTix.com. (Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, 621 W 6th Avenue)

 

SYMPHONY OF WINES

igns of spring mean it’s time for our annual Symphony of Wines wine tasting and silent auction. The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra invites you to join us for an evening of fine wine and fundraising to support the ASO’s artistic, education and community engagement programs. Generously sponsored for 22 years by Specialty Imports, this year’s Symphony of Wines is scheduled for Thursday, March 28th in The Hotel Captain Cook’s Discovery Ballroom. For $90, this premier wine tasting gives you the opportunity to try over 100 different wines and spirits from manufacturers across the country. While sampling the best that vineyards and distilleries have to offer, you have the chance to speak directly with their representatives and hear how much passion goes into each bottle. Between sips of chardonnay there is a selection of appetizers and live music for you to enjoy. Tickets sell out every year, so call the ASO office at 274-8668 to get yours today. The wine starts pouring at 7pm. (The Hotel Captain Cook, 939 W 5th Avenue)

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

2019 ALASKA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SUMMIT

The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) is proud to announce the 4th annual statewide Summit this spring for young professionals in Alaska’s workforce. The Summit is host to immersive presentations by successful and experienced government, business, and community leaders. The conference is geared toward all levels of students and professionals and welcomes all industries. General Admission for this two-day networking event is $275 at Business.AnchorageChamber.com. (Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center, 600 W 7th Avenue)

 

BOB ROSS PAINTING CLASS

Learn to paint like the infamous Bob Ross! The adult’s only course is taught by certified Bob Ross instructor, Ilga. The cost is $60 plus the cost of supplies. To learn more or to sign up, call Blaine’s Art Supply at (907) 561-5644. The class begins at 12:30pm. (Blaine’s Art Supply, 1025 Photo Avenue)

 

GROWING IN THE NORTH: HYDROPONICS WITH SEEDS OF CHANGE

Learn about innovative techniques for growing lettuces and herbs year-round from Seeds of Change staff and youth. Stop by to discover the technology and growing strategies producing hundreds of pounds of greens each month and get a taste of the range of harvest. Meet in the What Why How We Eat exhibition. Included with Polar Nights admission. The lecture begins at 6pm. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

 

RADICAL ARTS FOR WOMEN COFFEEHOUSE & LULLABY PROJECT SHOWCASE

Join The Writer’s Block for Radical Arts for Women's last coffeehouse of the season! In addition to their lineup of local musicians and spoken word artists, they will be featuring the heartwarming music of the Lullaby Project from Hiland Correctional Facility. The event starts at 7pm. (The Writer’s Block, 3956 Spenard Road)

 

ATMOSPHERE - MI VIDA LOCAL TOUR

Atmosphere’s seventh album, Mi Vida Local, reflects the ways in which the world–and Atmosphere’s place in it–have changed. The idyllic domesticity of the past few records has morphed into anxiety over keeping loved ones safe during turbulent times. Instead of bragging about backstage misadventures it’s about grappling with mortality. The easygoing collaboration between Ant and Slug has started to feel more like the life-or-death intimacy of two men trapped together on a lifeboat. At times it’s a heavy album (“I might be the last generation of grandparents,” goes a key line from “Virgo”), but it’s far from grim. There are jokes being cracked, joints getting smoked, a little trash talking and beefing here and there–after all, it’s still a rap record. And Atmosphere’s never sounded better! Tickets are $25 for UAA students and $35 for the general public at AlaskaAirlinesCenter.com. All ticket prices are $5 more at the door and additional fees apply. The concert begins at 7:30pm. (Alaska Airlines Center, 3550 Providence Drive)

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

ARCTIC VALLEY'S MERRY MARMOT FESTIVAL

There's plenty to keep everyone entertained, so even if you aren't going to participate, come up to watch - admission is free! You can register for the following events for $25 for adults, $10 for kids, or $50 for the whole family! Pay once and participate in as many events as you want! Dual slalom, 3-person Chair 1 Relay race, Adult tubing races, Kids' tubing races, Kids' snowshoe race, and the Costume Chinese downhill Our premium events this year are fattire bike races ($25) and the traditional Downhill Dummy Launch ($25). Bike races are $25 for both - this year they will have a loop race from the lodge to Chair 1 to the top of the saddle, then a downhill from the top of the saddle back to the lodge! Bike races start at 11:00. The Downhill Dummy Launch is their premiere event, and highest profile, with everyone watching from the lodge while your dummy soars off the jump! Dummies are $25 each to enter. The only restriction is the dummy must be on skis or snowboard(s) and can't be dangerous to spectators. Blue & Gold Boardshop is back for their third Legends of Alaska showcase and halfpipe jam. Even if you don't want to participate in the events, there's lots to watch. They will also have music from Becky Cotter & Co, the CryoCajuns, the Amalgajam, and Hwy9 throughout the day. A taco bar provided by Peppercini's will be available for dinner, with beans, beef, chicken, and salmon tacos. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids, including a beverage. They offer pre-registration for the bike races; all other events can be signed up for at the lodge. The fun goes from 10:30 – 8:30pm. (Arctic Valley Ski Area, Mile 7 Arctic Valley Road)

 

"THE PRE-EVENT EVENT" (PINBALL!!)

All the pinball you can play for $10! Consider this an event to get in a few dozen games on the Hobbit, Dialed In, Attack From Mars, Doctor Who, Skateball, Judge Dredd, and a few surprises! Consider it a warm-up for the tournament. Consider it a way to get out of the house. Consider it your destiny. Any way you look at it, you'd be crazy not to come by from 2:30 – 8pm. (Koot’s, 2435 Spenard Road)

 

SAKÉ EXPO 2019

This year’s Saké Expo will take place at La Potato, and in two separate sessions, the first of which going from 4:45-7 PM and the second from 7:45-10 PM. Taste over 80 saké for just $35. If you are already a saké convert, this is the biggest saké event of the year in Alaska, and if you’re curious about saké this is the best place to taste why it’s a growing market worldwide. Tickets are available at La Bodega Metro and on BrownPaperTickets.com. (La Potato, 3300 Spenard Road)

 

UAA SINFONIA CONCERT III

UAA's Sinfonia is ready to transport you with an evening of powerful orchestral works, filled with energy, tension and a touch of the sublime. The program will feature Hindemith’s tense and intricate Five Pieces for String Orchestra, Mozart’s grand and sublime Symphony No.41 “Jupiter”, as well as Beethoven’s spirited “Coriolan” overture. The concert begins at 7:30pm and tickets are available at ArtsUAA.com. (UAA Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Drive)

 

WHO'S BAD? THE OFFICIAL "I AM KING, MICHAEL JACKSON" AFTERPARTY!

Are you going to be at the "I Am King, The Michael Jackson Experience"? Even if you aren't, come down to Humpy's Alehouse where they will be hosting the Official After Party!  Who knows, some of the cast members might show up too?! Nothin' But Trouble will be bringing you the rock hits of today and the past! They will have Michael Jackson's music playing during all of their breaks! Their sister bar subZero will be hosting an After Party too.  DJ Just Adam will be bringing you a MJ REMIX all night starting at 9pm. (Humpy’s, 610 W 6th Avenue)

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 31

ADOPTION CLINIC AT DOGGIE DOG WORLD

Alaskan Animal Rescue Friends ( AARF) is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation. AARF is a group of dedicated volunteers working to help the dogs of Alaska. They rescue, rehabilitate, and adopt dogs into loving homes. Most of their dogs come to AARF from bush communities through other rescue organizations such as Bethel Friends of Canines but they also take in dogs from local animal control facilities, owner releases, and neglect and medical cases. Because every dog is unique, the can only preapprove applications if you apply for a specific dog so visit www.alaskananimalrescuefriends.org ahead of time. The clinic runs from 12 – 3pm. (Doggie Dog World, 6130 Burlwood Street)

 

THE HOUSING CONTINUUM: OPPORTUNITIES AND SOLUTIONS

Anchorage faces a shortage of diverse housing options that are affordable for many in our community. Ensuring citizens of all income levels, abilities, and phases of life have access to safe, quality, and affordable housing is critical to achieving a vibrant, economically thriving city that residents desire to live in for the long-term. Please join us in this final event where we'll learn what policies and efforts are already underway, or are needed, to address priority areas as well as ways community members can get involved. The lecture is free but there is a suggested $10 donation. The event begins at 6:30pm. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

 

WALKING DEAD VIEWING PARTY

They turn off all the lights, crank up the volume and watch The Walking Dead every Sunday night at 8pm. Weekly prizes from Tito's Handmade Vodka and Fireball Whisky. Plus, visa and Peanut Farm gift cards and a remote start from Anchorage Remote Start and Sound will be given away every week. Watch tv and win prizes Sunday night at the Peanut Farm with KWHL Alaska's Rock. The party starts at 8pm. (Peanut Farm, 5227 Old Seward Highway)

 

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

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