Arts and Entertainment

This weekend: UAA Homecoming plus music, festivals and carnivals in Anchorage

UAA parade

It’s homecoming weekend at the University of Alaska Anchorage. That means a number of big events plus some home sporting events featuring the Seawolves volleyball and hockey teams. Plus, fall is in full swing, so there are a number of seasonal events that are underway in Anchorage.

UAA Homecoming: Various times Friday/Saturday, UAA campus

Homecoming is always a big weekend on the UAA campus, and this one is filled with both events and sporting contests. Friday starts off with the Homecoming Luncheon, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alaska Airlines Center Auxiliary Gym. The fundraiser is the school’s largest campus tradition and includes alumni and students. The Homecoming Rally, which is a warm-up for Saturday evening’s volleyball and hockey games, will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. It features free snacks, games, inflatables, warming stations and a DJ.

Bad Bad Hats: 7 p.m. Friday, Williwaw Social, 609 F St.

Minneapolis-based rock band Bad Bad Hats hits the stage at Williwaw on Friday. Anchorage glam rock trio SunDog opens. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the show.

International Archaeology Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Campbell Creek Science Center, 5600 Science Center Drive

This event coordinated by the Bureau of Land Management is free and open to the public. Attendees can throw a spear with an atlatl, unravel the mysteries of old bones and learn move like a mammoth.


HallowQueer Carnival: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, The Nave, 3502 Spenard Road

HallowQueer Carnival is an event for for queer youths and their families. It includes trunk or treat, games, vendor and a dance party starting at 6 p.m. Then starting at 7 p.m. there will be live music featuring The High Femmes and Village Mutt. Admission is $5.

Heartbreaka and friends Fall Festival: 5-10 p.m. Saturday, 907 Tea House, 369 Muldoon Road

Heartbreaka, Dane Amar, 8o8 Soundz, RnR, Taio Jr, and Lawrence Park are all featured artists at this fest, which also will have vendors on site. Tickets are $25.

Reunion (After the End of the World): Friday-Saturday-Sunday, The Harper Studio, 3700 Alumni Drive

This production by the Alaska Theatre of Youth is about a group of students have taken over a local high school, building a new society geared entirely toward survival after civilization is wiped out. There is a 7 p.m. showing on Friday, a 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and a 3 p.m. show Sunday.

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