Arts and Entertainment

Coming up: Bike to Work 2022, Taste of Spenard and more in Anchorage

Anchorage Bike to Work Day, Friday, locations vary

Bike to Work Day is this Friday in Anchorage. There will be treat stations open from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. and again from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Register online, either alone or as a group with your neighbors and coworkers, and check out the map to make sure and hit a couple treat stations on your way.

After Hours @ Studio C, 7 p.m. Friday, @ Studio C, 705 W. 59th Ave. Unit C

Local artist Ed Washington will be hosting the Ed Washington Experience for an After Hours event at the community-focused art space, @ Studio C. Joined by guest Ashley Young for her first show in Alaska, Washington is promising good music and lots of fun. Tickets are $10, and space is limited, so buy in advance.

Building Your Berry Patch Class, 10 a.m. Saturday, 1301 E. First Ave.

Alaska Mill and Feed is hosting a class to teach aspiring gardeners how to cultivate a berry patch in Alaska. Tickets are $5, and will be mainly focused on growing your own raspberries and strawberries.

Taste of Spenard, noon Saturday, Chilkoot Charlie’s parking lot, 2435 Spenard Road

Taste of Spenard is an outdoor market and festival organized by the people who bring you the Spenard Food Truck Carnival. There will be booths run by iconic Spenard businesses, including a full bar provided by Koot’s, as well as farmers’ and wellness booths. The event is free to attend, so stop by the lot under the windmill in Spenard from noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday for live music, bites, brews, swag and to support the community.

Community Fridge Launch Party, 2 p.m. Saturday, 119 Klevin St.

Food For Thought Alaska is launching a community fridge in Anchorage, and they’re throwing a party to get it started. From 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Food for Thought Alaska (FFTA) will be raffling off prizes, training volunteers, and hanging out with their community partners. Stop by the Brown Jug parking lot on Mountain View Drive and Klevin Street to see what’s happening.

“Sabor Ártico” Movie Premiere, 1 p.m. Saturday, Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W. 27th Ave.

“Sabor Ártico” (Arctic Flavor) is a short documentary about Latinx culture in Alaska. The 90-minute program includes a screening of the film, as well as feature the short documentary, “El Corrido de Mariano Gonzales” (The Ballad of Gonzalo Gonzales), that highlights a conversation with local artist, Mariano Gonzales. There will also be treated to an animation short, “Tetlahchiwi,” in Nahuatl, and a panel discussion and Q&A. Tickets available online.

Bernie’s Summer Kickoff Party, 3 p.m. Saturday, Bernie’s Bungalow Lounge, 626 D St.

Bernie’s Bungalow Lounge is hosting a party this weekend to kick off summer. There will be live music from SunDog and Lateral Lines on the deck, followed by a DJ. The music starts at 7 p.m. and there will be no cover charge.

ANC Market Social Kickoff, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, E Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues and Town Square Park

This weekly outdoor street fair and market in downtown Anchorage kicks off for the season Sunday with music performed by Superfrequency. There’ll be booths from local artisans and vendors, food, a beer garden hosted by Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse and yard games.

ANC Market Social continues every Sunday through Sept. 11, with live music each week.

Cradle to Career Anchorage Family Fun Day, 2 p.m. Sunday, Begich Middle School, 7440 Creekside Center Drive

Cradle to Career Anchorage is a community-driven initiative to ensure Anchorage kids are safe, healthy, and nurtured at every stage of development.

The organization is launching into summer with an event featuring free food, games, live performances, and much more, including the Raising Cane’s Summer Reading Program. The event includes favorite food trucks, activities and games and live entertainment.

The first 200 families will receive a gas card from Nuvision Federal Credit Union and everyone can enter to win one of five $100 gas cards.

Naomi Stock

Naomi Stock is a spring 2022 reporting intern for the Anchorage Daily News and a University of Alaska Anchorage journalism student.