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Rooftop yoga and summer soirees highlight Memorial Day weekend

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: May 23
  • Published May 23

49th Degree Magazine Launch — Celebrate the launch of Alaska’s first all-urban magazine, highlighting the state’s black community. $15/magazine. $30/magazine, food and gift bag. 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Wilda Marston Theater, 3600 Denali St. (the49thdegree@gmail.com)

Divine Connection: Identity Dance Collective Season II Finale — This contemporary dance production explores human connection and the mark that each person leaves on one another. $25. 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Identity Dance Collective, 2422 E Tudor Road (identitydancecollective@gmail.com)

Greater Learning and House Party at Williwaw Social: Summer Launch Edition — Join DJ GRE in celebrating his birthday and the summer season. Keep the party going Saturday night with an epic downtown house party, featuring couches, giant Jenga, jell-O shots, pong and more. Free. Friday: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday: 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Williwaw Social, 609 F St. (susynn@williwawsocial.com)

Path to the Stars with Girl Scouts of the USA CEO — Listen to Sylvia Acevedo — author, entrepreneur, engineer, rocket scientist and CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA — talk about how her life was changed for the better by joining Girl Scouts, followed by a fun, hands-on rocket activity and presentation. Registration required. Noon-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Anchorage Public Library, 3600 Denali St. (rpilipchuk@girlscoutsalaska.org)

Spenard Jazz Fest — Even though the first half of Spenard Jazz Fest is behind us, next week is jam-packed with house shows and concerts from your favorite local musicians. Tuesday: Konnexions. Wednesday: Marian Call, Rama Ishaya, The Forest That Never Sleeps, Karrie Pavish Anderson, Dan Mac and John Pypes Teamer. Thursday: Marian Call and Joel Schnaper Trio. $10-$75. Full schedule online. Various locations throughout Anchorage. (spenardjazz@gmail.com)

Jose Isaza, Irenerose Castillo and Sabrina McCune rehearse ’Without Rhythm I Am Numb ’ for the 2016 Spenard Jazz Fest dance and live jazz music concert.

Summer Yoga on The Rooftop: Ashtanga Fridays — Learn a new style of modern yoga that combines strength, flexibility and stamina into your practice. $5 donation encouraged. Fridays. 6-7:30 a.m. The Rooftop, 245 W Fifth Ave. (raptureyoga@gmail.com)

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