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Fun things to do this week around Anchorage

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: July 16, 2019
  • Published July 16, 2019

The One Where Poor People Live Comfortably in Manhattan — It’s time to put your trivia knowledge to the test and compete in this quiz that covers all 10 seasons of “Friends.” Trivia winners will receive a cash prize. Hosted by Williwaw and Geeks who Drink. The event is for those 21 and older and registration is required. $5. 3 p.m. Saturday July 20, Williwaw Social, 609 F St. (

Total Loss: A Comedy Show About Death — Boston comedian Will Martin will present a half comedy and half tribute show about something everyone has in common: death. No cover. 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday July 20, Koot’s, 2435 Spenard Rd. (

Mat-Su Valley Fiber Festival — This festival features everything great about animal fiber and will feature goats, sheep, rabbits and vendors, as well as a cavy show, or a presentation of small rodents. Free admission. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday July 20, Alaska State Fairgrounds, 2075 Glenn Hwy. (Details on Facebook)

Apollo 11 Anniversary Event — The UAA Planetarium teamed up with the Anchorage Museum and other lunar fanatics to create a celebration of the moon landing featuring hands-on activities like constructing rockets or moon craters. There will also be films about the Apollo missions and current NASA missions. Free. 12-4 p.m. Saturday July 20, UAA Planetarium, 3101 Science Cir.

West End Block Party — This block party and Visit Anchorage business exchange celebrates summer with a beer and margarita garden, live music from H3, face painting and art activities. There will also be cheap eats and picnic fare from Snow City and Captain Cook. Free admission. 4-8:30 p.m. Wednesday July 24, Snow City Cafe, 1034 W Fourth Ave. (Details on Facebook)

Live After Five Featuring The Hannah Yoter Band Alaska-based group, The Hannah Yoter Band, will play a mix of country, folk and bluegrass at this concert series. There will also be food, beer and family-friendly activities. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday July 25, Anchorage Town Square, 544 W Fifth Ave.