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Friday, August 1, 2014

"Close to Hand" is a show of drawings curated by Katherine Coons featuring the works of 21 other local artists.
See the latest works by Homer artist Marjorie Scholl.
Catch a science fiction double feature.
See typography posters by Kylie Perry
The play is akin to Wagner's "Ring Cycle" is set in Texas.
Support Clare House, a residence for women and children, by attending this fashion show for a cause.
Alaskan author and retired police detective, Glen Klinkhart, presents his bestselling True Crime Memoir, "Finding Bethany."   
Calling all musicians of Anchorage: Anchorage City Limits Music Cafe wants you to showcase your talents.
Come down to Fender Fridays and watch the The King of Rock-o-la make his guitar scream.
A double-header event featuring the beautiful work from two of Anchorage's talented artists.
See works by one of Alaska’s favorite contemporary wildlife artists.  
See miniature Alaska watercolor originals by Candyce Hoskins.
See an exhibit that celebrates fashion and accessories.
This First Friday, the Midnight Sun Cafe will be featuring Advocates for Dog and Puppy Wellness. 
Join us at the Fur Rondy Shop for First Friday.  Sparc: A Creative Place is hosting a group art show called “The Wild Side Show." It will feature paintings of animals by DBurt, Ramond and T.K.
Author signing of new book, "Tiny Pine," by new author Erica Olson Malouf.High Above tree line, Tiny Pine frets that he is not as big and strong as those living in  the valley below.  With the aid of Little Wren, Tiny Pine sees himself from a new perspective and discovers his true strength and self-worth.Artist, Lori Spaulding grew up in Nome and started making miniature mukluks for friends as gifts. They liked them so much she began making them for their friends and families. She is a lifelong Alaskan.
Ted Kim's new show, "Soda Pop," consists of ink drawings on Bristol paper. 
Join the SeaLife Center, in Seward, for a weekend of fun. 
First Firkin Friday goes Heavy Metal at The Loft at Midnight Sun Brewing Company
Walk along the historic Homer harbor docks and learn about the boats, fishing and some of the characters that have shaped Homer’s vibrant maritime history.
See artwork by contemporary Alaska Native artists. 
First Friday with Smudge Monkey Studio for a solo show with brand new originals.
Gain experience navigating and utilizing Excel with hands on training.
First Friday at Hugi-Lewis Studio.
Peruse the art of Christina Wilson while listening to Kevin Charlestream play his cello.
See the photographs of Ed Boudreau. His technique of printing on metal enhances colors and lends a 3D effect.
Oil paintings by Steven Gordon, innovative jewelry designs by Lisa McCormick, and slab ceramics by Kelly Perry opening on August 1 and continuing through the month of August.
Signature Members offer interesting techniques and a variety of subject matter at this years showy Alaska Watercolor Society Art Show.
Learn to make satisfying and creative omelets for breakfast or supper.
Musicians young and advanced have an opportunity to play in summer band.
The following exhibits open First Friday August 1 at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art with a reception from 5:30 - 7:30 and continue through August 30th.Center Gallery: "In the Beholder" curated by Gretchen Weiss. An interactive show designed to activate all your senses. Feeling brave? Experience this space blindfolded - each piece is intended to be explored while sightless. Presented in partnership with the Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.North Gallery: Betany Porter "MUG UP"South Gallery: Mark Hansen, David Hansen, "Works on Gilgamesh"Guest Room Gallery: "Full Moon x High Noon" - New work by Brock Forrer and Ally Alsup 
Cara 'Faith' Mazurek uses watercolors to show that the delicate medium can still be bold, especially in her most recent abstract work.
"Walrus With a Gold Tooth" is a fictionalized version of crime in Anchorage from the end of World War II to the Great Alaskan Earthquake. 
Take the H&R Block Income Course to learn how to prepare taxes like a pro.
Teens play games on XBox and PS3.
View new photos by Kerry Tasker and hear about Pulse Dance Company's fifth season. Live performances at 8 p.m.
2 Friends Gallery presents First Friday Inupiaq ivory carver, Shawn Seetamona.  
Take in a movie with the family.
In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals.
This free class is for people who are representing themselves in divorce and custody cases.
Are you new to Anchorage and looking for a family dental practice? Alcan Dental Group wants to help you feel as at home as possible. 
View art on display in a beautiful botanical setting. Free admission to the Garden during this event.
For every 1,000 people that officially sign up, we will give away $1,000 in a drawing (all participants will be entered into a drawing) and we’ll also give $1,000 to Doctors Without Borders, an international charity organization. 
Learn how to properly prune shrubs and trees.
In this two-day workshop, students will learn how to use Microsoft 2010 Word, Excel and PowerPoint software and gain tips on how to present in front of others.
Synchronize your watches! Decode the clues! And set your GPS for an amazingly fun time at International Spy Academy where your kids train to become special agents for the one true God.
It's time to submit your film to the festival.
Read books and benefit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center at the same time.
This show will turn the Student Union Gallery into a journey across the sea. It features ocean inspired artworks by artist Nikita Ditmer.
Thread is collecting new and gently used children's books for infants to school age during the month of July. 
"Walrus With a Gold Tooth" is fictionalized version of crime in Anchorage from the end of the Second World War to the Great Alaskan Earthquake. 
Topics include “Unstable Ground: The 1964 Earthquake,” “The Fires Within–Alaska Volcanoes,” “The Frozen World of Glaciers” and “Mysteries of the Sky–The Auroras.
Brush up on a variety of outdoors skills with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Browse jewelry created by artist Robindira Unsworth.
Join in a discussion about Eckart Tolle's book, "The New Earth."
Join a museum docent for a 45-minute guided tour and learn about Alaska’s history, art, indigenous people and more. 
Alaska Women Speak is looking for stories, poems, articles, photos for the Fall 2014 theme: Cabins I Have Loved. 
This class is taught by LPGA Professional, Peggy Gustafson. 
A burger, beer and a basket balls for only $15.
Join Dan Warthin and Traci Weaver, from the National Park Service, to learn about the impact wildfires have on our lands and safety precautions to consider.
Marvel as the Northern Lights shimmer and glisten overhead through time-lapse footage captured in the Arctic Circle.
This immersive, full-dome planetarium show plants you in the middle of the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, where more than 100 brown bears congregate each summer to bulk up for the harsh winter.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake, this exhibition looks at this devastating event scientifically and historically.
Kick up your heels at the annual Alaska Salsa Festival.
Visit the Anchorage Museum to see the Kobuk Valley National Park exhibit, a place where Alaska meets "Lawrence of Arabia."
See a full dome show about American Indian star lore, lunar phases and more.
Enjoy an artist lecture by Diedra Krieger and free admission to the museum’s galleries. 
Explore the Plastic Fantastic dome with its creator, Philadelphia artist Diedra Krieger. 
Help Philadelphia artist Diedra Krieger create a giant dome made from plastic bottles. 
Even though it's summertime and light outside, you can still enjoy the beauty of Alaska's northern lights.
Help your visitors find beautiful, Alaska-made treasures or treat yourself at this annual juried art and craft show. 
Grab some sunshine and re-charge over your lunch hour. 
Do you know how old water is? Learn all about it. 
Join Stone Soup Group for a day of fun with free food, games, prizes and the Annual Stone Soup Group Soupy Awards.
How did life on Earth begin? Find out on this journey through time.
Take a walk through Alaska Botanical Garden with a knowledgeable garden or naturalist.
Join the Eagle River Nature Center for  for a 3/4 mile walk around the Rodak Loop to learn about the history, flora and fauna of the Eagle River Valley. 
In this workshop we will explore names, meanings and origins of songs and their cultural roles in daily life of African descendant peoples.
The singer/songwriter from Texas is making his way to Alaska.
No child should go hungry. During the summer months free lunch and breakfast will be served to any child under 18 years old in the Matanuska Valley. No registration is required. Just show up.
Music in the Park with Alaska Native Heritage Center features Alaska Native dancers, singers and story tellers performing.
Live After Five features free music from local and out-of-state artists, a beer and wine garden and plenty of room for dancing to the tunes.
The United States Tennis Association Pacific Northwest Section is offering two new recreational tennis programs at local parks and public courts this summer in partnership with the Anchorage parks and recreation department this summer.
Head down to Salmonstock for three days of entertainment.
The exhibition features artwork by 28 Alaskan artists.
Calling all electronics tinkerers -- join like-minded people to share ideas, work on projects and bring your inspirations to life.
Come out and meet Anchorage board game enthusiasts and have some fun.
Popular Anchorage DJ, Spencer Lee, heats up the Pioneer Bar.
Anchorage Museum presents 'Gyre. The Plastic Ocean' a stunning visual story of trash in the world's oceans told through a handful of mediums, Feb. 7 through Sept. 6.