It's a great weekend to be a lover of Anchorage's urban outdoors scene, with the annual Anchorage Garden Club Tour on Sunday and the first-ever tour of collaborative "Yarducopia" plots on Saturday.Mike Dunham
Robin McLean supported herself as a potter for years, working in Alaska's backwoods and hawking her wares to shops around the state. Her first book of short stories has won a major national award and she's back on a book tour that owes a lot to her pottery days.Mike Dunham
Earlier this year, 49 Writers held a series of conversations and workshops where people shared memories about how they came to Anchorage and what they found memorable about the place. The result is a book, “Anchorage Remembers: A Century of Tales,” which will be launched at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Anchorage Museum.Mike Dunham
First Friday shows include work by an artist exploring his Native and gay identities, the mayor slices Anchorage's birthday cake and a historian explains the "myth" of Seward's Folly.Arts Reporter Mike Dunham
Alaska Botanical Garden's Heritage Garden revisits the style and heirloom varieties of Anchorage's subsistence years. Mike Dunham
Douglas Allen, the national wildlife artist whose bear is featured on Alaska license plates, had no idea his art was being used in a state he'd never visited until he got a call last month. Now a legislator proposes to honor him with an official citation.Mike Dunham

History came to life as costumed actors presented life stories at grave sites in the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery during Stories at the Cemetery on Sunday, July 12, 2015. 

Bill Roth

Photographer and commercial fisherman Corey Arnold found the perfect muse in Graveyard Point, an abandoned cannery in Bristol Bay used by fishing families during the sockeye season as shelter from the elements.

Tara Young
Shot in Anchorage in 1923, the big-budget silent film "The Cheechakos" will be shown with live orchestra accompaniment in honor of the city's 100th anniversary.Mike Dunham
A musical about Chris McCandless will be showcased in Juneau this weekend.Mike Dunham