Eliot Chang plays the Hard Rock Cafe Friday night.


Improve your observation skills through Art

Take a closer look at works of art and design in the Anchorage Museum’s collection with curators, educators and art historians. Designed for creative practitioners and those seeking to deepen their appreciation for art, this course is grounded in art history and visual culture. Through gallery experiences and discussion, hone the eye by learning ways of observing, appreciating and critiquing art and design. $30 for two-part class. Registration required at The class begins at 5:30pm. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

The Rocky Horror Show Preview Night

Be the first to see Mad Myrna's 2018 production of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show on Thursday October 11 at 7pm! 100% of the proceeds from this Pay-What-You-Can Preview Event will benefit the American Cancer Society in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Mad Myrna’s, 530 E 5th Avenue)

Four-Course Bacardi Party Dinner

Sullivan’s Steakhouse will be featuring a four-course menu created by their Executive Chef, Colin Miller, that perfectly pairs with hand-crafted Bacardi cocktails using the new aged Bacardi rums and Santa Teresa 1746. You will be taken on a journey through the history of the Bacardi family and their new aged rums by the Bacardi Portfolio Ambassador, Jaymee Mandeville. Join them for a night of great food, great fun, and great rum! Tickets are $75 per person and dinner begins at 7pm. Call (907) 258-2882 to reserve your table. (Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 320 W 5th Avenue)

Doctor Who New Season Premiere

BBC America presents Doctor Who New Season Premiere starring Jodie Whittaker! Come together in cinemas with other fans to watch the premiere of a new season of Doctor Who with a new Doctor! The brand-new series of Doctor Who marks the arrival of Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch) as the 13th Doctor - a super - smart force of nature - alongside a new team of friends. Already highly anticipated, the new-look series heralds a brand-new era for Doctor Who with a world-class team at the helm led by showrunner Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch, Torchwood). The show will be full of action and adventure, humor and thrills, an unmissable journey across all of space and time. Includes two behind-the-scenes bonus features! The show starts at 7:30pm and tickets are available at (Tikhatnu Cinemas, 1102 N Muldoon Road)

A Cappella Festivella 25 featuring Musae

Comprised of acappella superstars from across the nation, Musae is a powerhouse all-female pop vocal group determined to share a fresh, fun, and funky sound with the music world. Home to contestants of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” former ICCA competitors, and skilled music teachers and practitioners, the ensemble is a testament to the strength and dynamism of female voices in an a cappella setting. True to the original Latin, these “muses” seek not just to inspire but also to breathe new life into the professional vocal scene in the United States and abroad. Tickets are $5 for UAA students, $15 for UAA staff, faculty, alumni and youth (under 17), and $20 for the general public at The concert starts at 7:30pm. (Wendy Williamson Auditorium, 3211 Providence Drive)


Polar Nights: Friday After Hours

Open galleries. Open minds. Open late. Launch your weekend at the museum with music, art, talks, food and more on Friday nights. Tonight: artist talks in Aiviq & Nanuq exhibition, Pink Floyd: The Wall in the planetarium, board games in the atrium and live music in the Art of the North galleries. Atrium kiosk open with snacks, beer and wine available for purchase. Half-price museum general admission, planetarium extra. Piano Music in Muse with Alex Cruver from 5 to 9pm. Polar Bear Sewing Presentation by Lydia Apatiki at 6:30pm. St. Lawrence Island Yupik master artist Lydia Apatiki talks about the cultural importance of polar bears to her people and how this is reflected in clothing created from polar bear hides, including mittens, hats, boots, parka ruffs and pants. Apatiki is currently working on a publication about sewing and the language used by the St. Lawrence Yupik artists for generations. Polar Bear Stories: Jerome Apatiki at 7:30pm. Jerome Apatiki, a St. Lawrence Island Yupik artist from Gambell, Alaska, shares observations, stories and traditions around polar bear hunting. Polar bears provide a source of meat and raw materials for functional clothing and artwork for coastal Alaska Native peoples. They were in decline in the 1970s, thought to be due to legal sport hunting in the 1950s and 1960s. They began to recover slightly when the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 banned sport hunting and only allowed for subsistence hunting by Alaska Native peoples. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street) 

Dawn of the Space Age

Relive the excitement of the early days of space exploration, from the launch of the first artificial satellite to the magnificent lunar landings and privately-operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of man's first steps into space. Who were these men and women who took part in these death-defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore in Dawn of the Space Age. "Dawn of the Space Age" is one hour in length, featuring a 40-minute show followed by a live presentation by a UAA astronomer. Ticket reservations are available online only at Remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the door on the day of the show. The planetarium will open for seating 30 minutes before the start of each show. You must be in the theater 10 minutes before the show starts. Reserved seats will be released after this time to stand-by customers. There is no entry after the show begins. The show begins at 6:30pm. (UAA Planetarium, 3101 Science Circle)

Comedian Eliot Chang

Eliot Chang has been seen on 2 of his own Comedy Central Half Hour specials, E!'s "Chelsea Lately," and Showtime. In a comedic landscape that is often wrought with sarcasm, self-deprecation, and cynicism, I have to say that Eliot Chang is a welcome relief! His point of view is honest and real, yet Eliot's approach is marked by a fun positive energy that is genuine and refreshing. (That is something that sets him apart - the fact that he is still funny with this attitude and energy that other people try to put forth and it comes off as an act). "He's simply fun to watch and makes me laugh". JoAnn Grigioni, VP Talent, Comedy Central Originally from New York City and now based in Los Angeles, he has toured all over America, Europe and Asia. This comedian is also an actor and improviser. He studied improv in NY at the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) and then with Armando Diaz at the Magnet Theater. Shows are at 7pm and 9:30pm and tickets are $20 at (Hard Rock Café, 415 E Street)

Joel Kachel at The Whale's Tail

Joel Kachel, original singer-songwriter/performer (Minneapolis/St. Paul), a child of the new acoustic pop rock wave will be sure to get your attention with his engaging stage presence and lively music. This high energy acoustic guitar player and singer will be sure to have you off your seat and wanting more of these original tunes. Joel's entertaining and creative songs bring life to everyday experiences and stories to which today's young people can easily relate. Whether about a happy or disheartening experience, his music conveys an upbeat or encouraging sentiment. Through his music, Joel creates an image of a glass at least half full, never half empty, leaving his audience excited, uplifted and having fun. To reserve a table, call (907) 575-7860. The music begins at 7pm. (Whale’s Tail, 939 W 5th Avenue)

Vusi Mahlasela

Known simply as “The Voice” in his home country, Vusi Mahlasela is one of South Africa’s most celebrated musicians and cultural activists. His music was born out of the struggle against apartheid, and he performed his song "When You Come Back," honoring political exiles, at Nelson Mandela's presidential inauguration in 1994. “The Voice” was soon heard all over the world, sharing his songs of truth and hope and sharing stages with Dave Matthews Band, Sting, Angelique Kidjo, and Josh Groban. “I’ve seen him perform around the world and he never fails to connect with sparkling results and joyous energy.” –Taj Mahal. Experience this optimistic, sincere singer-songwriter who’ll lift your spirits and speak right to your heart. Tickets are $40.25 to $66.00 at and the concert begins at 7:30pm. (Discovery Theatre, 621 W 6th Avenue)


Wolf Day at the Zoo

Join the Alaska Zoo for a howling good time celebrating wolves! Zoo guests will enjoy a wolf fact scavenger hunt, canine touch table, wolf-themed storytime and wolf kids’ craft and coloring station. The zoo will also feature a game station on comparing your family to the structure of wolf family groups, as well as a station to teach about the diets of wolves in both captivity and the wild. They don’t “paws” there, and you will continue to have more fun as your pack helps theirs, by making yummy animal treats (enrichment) for all the zoo animals to enjoy! There will be wolf encounters, enrichment and a howling contest too, so bring your friends! For more information contact zoo Education Director, Stephanie Hartman, at or 907-341-6463. Normal zoo admission rates or membership use apply. The event runs from 12 – 4pm. (Alaska Zoo, 4731 O’Malley Road)

Element Movie Premier: Peace

Blue and Gold Boardshop will be premiering the new Element skate movie, Peace, at the shop this Saturday. This movie features the entire Element team and is going to be a mind melter. The movie is free and there will be door prizes and all skate hard goods will be 15% off after the movie. The movie will be starting at 7pm. (Blue and Gold Boardshop, 11124 Old Seward Highway)

SaturnJam at Van's!

Come rock your socks off a the SaturnJam at Van's Dive bar, with the rollicking rolling Americana of Hwy9, the psychedelic rock-in-your-face of SunDog, and the high-energy jams of The Amalgajam! Come early, stay late and bring your stompin' boots and dancin' shoes! Three bands and at Van's the cover is always free. The music starts at 8pm. (Van’s Dive Bar, 1027 E 5th Avenue)

The Not So Dearly Departed Show

The Alaska Comic are proud to bring you their best dark comedy as they present their own comedic eulogies. The jokes start at 8pm. (Koot’s, 2435 Spenard Road)

Walking Dead Day

Come in and celebrate the 15th anniversary of the comic book that started the Walking Dead phenomenon. Walking Dead Day Will Feature Collectible Blind Bag Editions of Milestone Issues from Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s The Walking Dead. Fans will experience the thrill of surprise when they purchase any of the Walking Dead Day Blind Bag editions. Each of the following issues will be available to purchase as a blind bag item, where customers have a chance of opening one of multiple trades dress variants (color, sketch, virgin, etc.) of each iconic issue. Covers will feature art by J. Scott Campbell, James Harren, Emma Rios, Declan Shalvey, and Sana Takeda, among other exciting to-be-announced artists, and will retail for $3.99 each. A special 15th anniversary reprint of issue #1 will also be available for $2.99. (Bosco’s, 2301 Spenard Road)


NFL Sunday Brunch at the 49th State

Everything you want in a Sunday, football, cold craft beer, Ultra HD TVs, and a big breakfast skillet to give you a base layer for the full day of games. Diehard football fans know the 49th State is the place to go! Brunch begins at 8:30am. (49th State Brewing Co., 717 W 3rd Avenue)

Our Voice: Music and Stories of Alaska

A show-opening collaboration like no other — featuring special guests PAMYUA, performing Inuit Soul Music and Tribal Funk with ACC on the biggest stage in Alaska! TO HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE by Eric Banks — original music based on John Muir’s gorgeous “Travels in Alaska,” commissioned by ACC and generously funded by Atwood Foundation. The Anchorage premiere of MASS FOR THE OPPRESSED. An original setting of the traditional Latin Mass by Alaska composer and conductor Emerson Eads — an emotional and artistic response to the release of the Fairbanks Four. Alaska’s largest auditioned chorus, a string orchestra, and four spectacular soloists! OUR VOICE: Music and Stories of Alaska is presented by Anchorage Concert Chorus. The performance begins at 4pm and tickets are available at (Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, 621 W 6th Avenue)

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