THURSDAY, MARCH 7

PAINTING NIGHT AT MUSE: DANCING STARFISH

With direction by artist Christina Wilson, use acrylics to paint dancing starfish on a 12-inch x 24-inch birchwood plank to take home. Appetizers, wine, beer and other beverages available for purchase. Free parking in the museum’s garage for Painting Night attendees. Registration required. Tickets are $45 at AnchorageMuseum.org and the painting begins at 6pm. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

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PECHAKUCHA NIGHT VOL 6

The founders of PechaKucha are visiting the Anchorage Museum from Tokyo! Learn more about how Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham from Klein Dytham architecture devised this great format and come hear from them in person as they make their own PechaKucha presentation along with our Anchorage presenters! PechaKucha is a Japanese word for chit-chat. PechaKucha Night is a lively, rapid-fire presentation format that celebrates a wide variety of local creative work. Architects, artists, industrial designers, photographers and other creatives present and discuss 20 images, with each image shown for just 20 seconds. The presentations begin at 7pm and attendance is free, but donations are encouraged. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

 

2019 CABIN FEVER DEBATES GRAND FINAL

Join your UAA friends for the Grand Final round of the 2019 Cabin Fever Debates--UAA's intramural debating tournament!  This year's final round will consider just one of the many issues facing Alaska as it navigates a fiscal crisis. Assuming the need for new revenues, the motion for the final round will be "Instituting an income and/or sales tax to fund Alaskan state services is preferable to cutting the Permanent Fund Dividend."  This event is free and open to the public and begins at 7pm. (UAA Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Loop)

 

POTTED POTTER

Back by magical demand, “Potted Potter – the Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff” is a fantastically funny show, featuring all your favorite characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, brilliant songs, ridiculous props, and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic! Playing to sold-out houses all over the world, including its first stop in Anchorage in 2016, “Potted Potter” takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into 70 hysterical minutes. Tickets start at $40.25 at CenterTix.com and performances begin at 7:30pm Thursday, March 7 – Sunday, March 10 with matinees at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. (Discovery Theatre, 621 W 6th Avenue)

 

WHALE SONG - PAY AS YOU CAN PREVIEW

Soon after a young baby is born, her parents learn she has an unusual destiny. In order to save the earth’s population of bowhead whales, she will train her whole life for the honor of someday marrying a whale, leaving humanity, and spending her adult life with her new mate. Torn between teenage rebellion, young love, and her innate desire to fulfill her prophecy, she is witness to the near-end of a species and the heartbreak that comes with doing the right thing. Whale Song is a world premiere play by Perseverance Theatre Playwright’s Circle member Cathy Tagnak Rexford (Inupiaq). The performance begins at 7:30pm. (Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, 621 W 6th Avenue)

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

RGB – A SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY PRESENTATION

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career. There will be two showings, 2:30pm and 5:00pm. Tickets are available at BearToothTheatre.net. (Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W. 27th Avenue)

DINNER and MOVIE: BIG NIGHT

Gather for a family-style, Italian-inspired dinner in the What Why How We Eat exhibition followed by the screening of Big Night in the auditorium. Set in New Jersey in the 1950s, two brothers run an Italian restaurant. Business is not going well as a rival Italian restaurant is out-competing them. In a final effort to save the restaurant, the brothers plan to put on an evening of incredible food. Directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci, Big Night is a classic film for food lovers. Movie only, included with Polar Nights admission. Registration required at AnchorageMuseum.org. The event begins promptly at 6pm. (Anchorage Museum, 6265 C Street)

 

2019 FREEZING TASSEL BURLESQUE FESTIVAL

This two-day event will be held at Williwaw in downtown Anchorage on Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9, 2019. Don't miss phenomenal performances from over 40 performers from across Alaska, the Lower 48, Europe, and Canada in four stunning shows! You can purchase tickets for the entire weekend, or for both shows on Friday or Saturday but every show is different, so you don't want to miss a single act! Headliners this year are: Legend Lovey Goldmine Calamity Chang Medianoche and The Luminous Pariah. Tickets start at $32 and are available at squareup.com/store/freezingtassel/. The first performance of the weekend will begin Friday, March 8 at 7pm. (Williwaw, 609 F Street)

 

STORY MARKS

This is a one-night gallery event featuring local women and the stories behind their tattoos. Come and browse the display of women’s photos and stories and listen to stories live. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be served while mingling and making connections with others. It’s a great way to unwind after a hectic week! Everyone is welcome but small children are encouraged not to attend at this time. For more information about Story Marks, visit facebook.com/storymarkscommunity. The event starts at 7pm. (Heart of the City, 411 W 4th Avenue)

 

SPENARDI GRAS AT KOOT'S

An annual tradition of beads, booze and debauchery. Spenardi Gras is Anchorage’s answer to Mardi Gras. The party starts at 10pm. (Koot’s, 2435 Spenard Road)

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

25TH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWL PROJECT

Bean's Cafe 40th Birthday and the 25th Annual Empty Bowl Project Saturday, March 9 from 11a.m. - 1p.m. at the Dena'ina Center. One bowl, soup and piece of cornbread at a time, the Empty Bowl Project looks to raise money and awareness to hunger issues in Anchorage. Now in its 25th year, the event is the largest annual fundraiser for Bean's Cafe and The Children's Lunchbox. Local artists create and donate hundreds of bowls for the event, which offers attendees unlimited homemade soup and cornbread (and soda) and their choice of a bowl to take home. The goal is to raise more than $100,000. Tickets start at $15 at MyAlaskaTix.com and the event begins at 11am. (Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center, 600 W 7th Avenue)

 

THROWDOWN SHOWDOWN

Support your local skate park at a jib/jam fundraiser behind the Sitzmark! Alyeska Resort, Blue & Gold Boardshop, Powderhound Ski Shop and Ski AK will be on-site to host the 2019 Throwdown Showdown which will feature skiers and riders hitting the rails and showing off what they’ve got. This two-day event has contests for all ages and disciplines. Raffle prizes will be up for grabs and awards will be given out after each competition. Entry fee is $10 per event and registration will take place at either ticket office. All proceeds for this event will be going towards the Girdwood Skate Park! The sick tricks start at 2pm. Visit AlyeskaResort.com for more information. (Alyeska Resort, 1000 Arlberg Avenue)

 

RARE BEER FESTIVAL

Join all your favorite local Alaskan craft breweries for a festival for the true beer connoisseur. Williwaw will be featuring specialty beers to tantalize your pallet in this first ever Rare Beer Festival. This is a very limited attendance event so get your tickets now and support the Brewers Guild of Alaska. Your ticket will include 10 drink chips and a golden ticket to get a pour of our limited bottle selection from breweries across the state. Tickets are available at EventBrite.com and the drinking starts at 4pm. (Williwaw, 609 F Street)

 

SPRING BREAK SCRIPTLESS STYLE

Spring is coming and Scared Scriptless is bursting with improv energy! This group of talented comedians is Alaska's longest running improv comedy troupe, 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 laughs kick off at 8pm. (49th State Brewing Company, 717 W 3rd Avenue)

 

GET YOUR JÄGERCISE ON, AT JAZZERCISE NIGHT

Come in your best Jazzercise outfit, be ready to put in work! The Avenue will have Jäger specials and music by Tico all night. This spandex-alicious event starts at 10pm. (Avenue Bar, 338 W 4th Avenue)

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

MICHAEL KIRKPATRICK AND THE HOLLER!

Michael Kirkpatrick and The Holler!, based in Fort Collins, Colorado, are a hybrid of acoustic and electric folk-funk. The Holler!’s bottomless cup of original songs is led by mandolin-obsessed songsmith, Michael Kirkpatrick, whose voice resonates with evangelical theatrics and gratitude. With Joel Searls on bass guitar, and Josh Vogeler on drums, The Holler!’s energetic live show is fortified with a groove that induces movement of body and mind. Tickets are $10 at BrownPaperTickets.com and the show starts at 2pm. (Writer’s Block, 3956 Spenard Road)

THE 2018 ALASKA SEISMIC STORY

Alaska is a region of extremes, and our tectonic forces are no exception. 2018 was a record-breaking year in terms of located earthquakes. This talk will include earthquake science and what makes Alaska so seismically active, the efforts of the Alaska Earthquake Center, and how the events of 2018 fit into the ongoing story. Lea Gardine is a seismologist and cartographer for the Alaska Earthquake Center who focuses her efforts on public engagement and outreach. She enjoys finding new and informative ways of using maps and graphics to spread her love of seismology to Alaskans. Lea received her B.S. in geology from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and her M.S. in geophysics from University of Alaska Fairbanks. This free presentation begins at 4pm. (49th State Brewing Company, 717 W 3rd Avenue)

 

FINAL PERFORMANCE: LYSISTRATA

Anaya Latin Dance presents this monthly Sunday afternoon event at the beautiful Church of Lysistrata is a bawdy Greek comedy by the ancient playwright Aristophanes, first staged in 411 BCE. It is the comic account of one woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War, as Lysistrata convinces the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands as a means of forcing the men to negotiate a peace. Written by Aristophanes, translated by Jeffery Henderson. Contains adult themes, references, and language. No suitable for children. Tickets are available at ArtsUAA.com and the performance begins at 4pm. (UAA’s Main Stage Theatre, 3700 Alumni Drive)

 

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

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