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Get a head start on summer with Bike to Work Day, reggae and fresh salmon

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: May 17, 2019
  • Published May 16, 2019

LOREN HOLMES / Alaska DispatchAt this year's Chester creek stop, bicycle commuters were offered free coffee, bacon, chocolate and coupons for free beer. The tenth annual Bike to Work Day was held in Anchorage on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

Salmon season kick-off party — Celebrate the beginning of Alaska’s salmon season with live music from Blaze and Eric and the season’s first commercially harvested Copper River sockeyes prepared by six Alaska chefs. $17. 2-5 p.m. Saturday, 49th State Brewing Co Anchorage, 717 W Third Ave. (

Anchorage Bike to Work Day — Over 50 local businesses are participating in the 15th annual bike to work day; it’s a wheely big deal. Join thousands of other bike commuters for tasty treats across town on your morning route. Free. 6-9 a.m. Friday, citywide. Map available here.

Arctic Entries — Each Alaskan has seven minutes to tell a personal story — whether it’s funny, sad or sweet — relating to the show’s theme; this year, it’s “born this way.” Ticket sales will be donated to a local non-profit. $16. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W Sixth Ave. (

Dylan Kentch presents at Arctic Entries in 2016, a local storytelling showcase that recently moved to the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

Building 13 at the Tilted TapRoom — Building 13 is providing the music and Glacier Bowl is bringing the poke; all you need to do is be there. Free. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Zip Kombucha, 3404 Arctic Blvd. (

Liquid Luau with H3 — One of Alaska’s most popular reggae bands is throwing a dance party to celebrate the start of summer with good music and ono grinds. Free admission. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Saturday, Williwaw Social, 609 F St. (

Untangling Colonialism: Building a Decolonizing Framework — Hosted by Native Movement, this training covers the U.S. Federal Indian Policy and its impacts on indigenous people of Alaska. Reservations required. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 1689 C St. (

World Migratory Bird Day — Discover how you can protect, conserve and celebrate birds 365 days a year with a fun day filled with bird walks, games, crafts and more. Admission required. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O’Malley Road (

A Sandhill crane walks along the coast near the Coastal Trail during the Bike and Bird Day on Sunday, July 24, 2016. (Sarah Bell / Alaska Dispatch News)