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Coming up: Trick or Treat in the ‘heat,’ Design Week and Fish Creek Festival

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: September 6, 2018
  • Published September 6, 2018

A ghostly trick-or-treater joins jack-o’-lanterns in a Balchen Drive yard on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, in west Anchorage. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)

Trick or Treat in the Heat

Halloween may not be until next month, but you can still combine (relatively) warm weather and trick or treating through this Halloween celebration in neighborhoods including Bayshore, Foxhall, Goldenview, Kempton Hills, Kincaid and more. Wristbands are sold to serve as admission and all of the proceeds from the event are donated to Hospice of Anchorage, Ronald McDonald House and Make a Wish Foundation. The number of wristbands sold are limited. $10. 5-7 p.m. Sunday, multiple locations (

Anchorage Design Week

The Anchorage Museum is hosting seven days of workshops for "Design Week." The event will focus on new ways of thinking about the city, ways of living, technology and food. The first three days of the week will highlight professional development; Thursday's theme is inclusion, Friday will focus on female leadership, Saturday is about welcoming and the week closes out with a day of workshops on the subject of "Design for the People." Keely Colcleugh is the featured speaker for her career in design and her visual effects work on films including "Superman Returns" and "Iron Man." Some events require prior registration and costs range from free with admission to $75. Design Week: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Keely Colcleugh: 6-7 p.m. Friday, Anchorage Museum, 121 W. Seventh Ave.(

Anchorage Fish Creek Festival 2018 -Woodland Park

Clean up an Anchorage creek and enjoy live music from Timbre Music, The Willow Street Band, Steven Bacon Band, the Russell Family Band, Winterland and the High Pets. Along with live music, there will be food trucks, art, a puppet show and a bike parade. Clean up is 10 a.m.-noon, kids activities noon-3 p.m. and music 3-7 p.m. Saturday, 3508 Iowa St. (Search "Anchorage Fish Creek Festival 2018 -Woodland Park" on Facebook)

Alaska gubernatorial candidates from left, incumbent Gov. Bill Walker, Democrat Mark Begich, and Republican Mike Dunleavy. (ADN photo)

Gubernatorial candidate forum

Gubernatorial candidates Bill Walker, Mark Begich, Mike Dunleavy and Billy Toienwill share their vision for Alaska and answer questions at this forum. $15-$35. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. event is from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave. (

'Don't Dress for Dinner'

The Anchorage Community Theatre kicks off their 65th season with the comedy "Don't Dress for Dinner" by Marc Camoletti and directed by Virginia Taylor. "Don't Dress for Dinner" follows the story of Bernard as he plans a romantic weekend with his Parisian mistress while his wife is away. Bernard invites his friend Robert to dinner to act as an alibi, but Bernard's romantic weekend turns into something less romantic and more hilarious as things go wrong. $17. 7-9 p.m. Friday, Anchorage Community Theatre 1133 E. 70th Ave.

Faith Rivera – Concert and Playshop

Emmy award-winning singer and songwriter Faith Rivera has had her songs featured in TV shows like "Hawaii 5-0" and "ER," and now she's coming to Anchorage to perform. Rivera will also lead a "musical firewalk" of singalongs and dance-alongs to help audience members express themselves and work through stage fright. Playshop and concert $20-$25 each. Playshop: 1-3 p.m. Saturday. Concert: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Alaska Center for Spiritual Living 929 E. 81st Ave. Suite 105 (

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