Alaska Life

Fun things coming up: Bach, a free movie night and a walk through the ‘Bootanical’ Garden

Free movie night in Town Square — Pack a thermos of cocoa, snacks and a blanket and head to Town Square Park for a free movie night. There will be a meet and greet with Molly of Denali at 5 p.m.; a showing of “Moana” at 6 p.m.; and a screening of “Wonder Woman” at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. (See Facebook for details.)

Zuill Bailey performs Bach — Sitka Music Festival Artistic Director Zuill Bailey will perform his favorite selections from Johann Sebastian Bach’s cello suites. The concert is also a celebration for Bailey’s newly released CD, “Bach Cello Suites.” Tickets are $50 and CDs will be available for purchase at the concert. 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Anchorage Aviation Museum’s Main Hangar, 4721 Aircraft Drive. (See Facebook for details. Note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. Masks will be worn at all times and social distancing will be followed.)

LouiseFest at APU — Celebrate the harvest season and enjoy a day of live music at Alaska Pacific University’s Kellogg Campus and Spring Creek Farm in Palmer. LouiseFest is an annual fundraiser named in honor of Louise Kellogg, an advocate of experiential education. You can expect live music, food trucks, brick-oven pizza, a beer garden and more. Tickets are $10 for students, $30 for adults and free for those 16 and younger. Noon-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. (6402 Lossing Road in Palmer; alaskapacific.edu)

Kenai Harvest Moon festival — Kenai Peninsula’s biggest farmers market and local food celebration will have kids’ activities, demonstrations, live music, food trucks and a pie baking contest. There’s also a “fermentation station” (bring your clean, wide-mouthed jar to fill). Pie contest registration and the full schedule of events is at kenailocalfood.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 (Soldotna Creek Park, 251 States Ave.)

Bootanical Garden — Is it too early to get in the Halloween spirit? Heck no! Check out a very kid-friendly Halloween walk through the fall colors at the Alaska Botanical Garden from now until Oct. 24. Costumes are encouraged. Free for members and children 6 and younger. $6 for nonmembers 7 and older. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. (4601 Campbell Airstrip Road)

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