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Coming soon: Giant craft fair, indie band Sweet Remains and a bash in Seward

  • Author: Cheyenne Mathews
  • Updated: October 5, 2018
  • Published October 5, 2018

The Sweet Remains — Most bands are known for their music, but this band has been immortalized through film as well. These three singer-songwriters formed The Sweet Remains in 2007 and their journey was the muse for the 2018 film “The Independents.” The indie band also has over 30 million plays on Spotify and their sound has been compared to Simon & Garfunkel. $40.25. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Discovery Theatre, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (

Make It Alaskan Festival —The 30th edition of this festival features over 120 booths with art, crafts, jewelry and other handcrafted prodcuts. With exhibitors from coming from Barrow to Ketchikan, there will be a vast variety of homemade goods and goodies available at this free festival. The fest features a First Friday Art Show during the first day and Alaska musicians performing all three days. noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center 600 W 7th Avenue (

Pulse Dance Company Season Nine Reveal Fête — This fundraiser will include choreography sneak peeks, workshops and an insider’s tour of the Pulse Dance Company. The dance will be accompanied by wines from La Bodega, hors d’oeuvres from The Bridge Restaurant and a silent auction. Audience members will also get the chance to build their own dance. $45. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Studio Pulse Center for Dance, 2422 East Tudor Rd. (

Seward Music and Arts Festival — Ride the Alaska Railroad to the 15th annual festival and enjoy music, choirs, a beer garden, food vendors and artisan crafts when you arrive. The theme for this year's festival is "Wilderness" and was inspired by the art of Rockwell Kent. Conway Seavey Band, Sundog, Ten Dollar Bet, Snow River String Band and more will perform. Festival: $5-$55. Alaska Railroad rides: $125. Festival: 5 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday, noon-12:30 a.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Dale R. Lindsey Alaska Railroad Intermodal Facility, 913 Port Ave. (

Bewitched Burlesque — Let this Spooktober season bewitch you starting with tales of pop culture's favorite witches as told through burlesque performances. This event will include a raffle for prizes that audience members can win while watching unique choreography. 21 and over. $15-$20. 8 p.m. Saturday, Koot's, 2435 Spenard Rd. (

A scene from ALAXSXA | ALASKA, a multimedia show about historical and personal encounters in Alaska. (Adam Nadel)

ALAXSXA | ALASKA — This performance weaves multiple performative arts including puppetry, video, recorded interviews and the Yup’ik dance known as yuraq. The tale of Alaska is showcased in this performance with a special look at little-known histories of Alaska Native communities as they interacted with newcomers to the state. These stories range from raw and humorous to tragic as Alaskans juxtapose their personal stories with family histories. $32.50-$43.75. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sydney Laurence Theatre, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (