First Friday and other fun events in Anchorage and Mat-Su


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First Friday openings

(All events taking place on Friday October 1; most galleries require masks)

Stephan Fine Arts – The gallery will be hosting a pre-exhibition art evening on Facebook Live on the first Friday (5.15 p.m.-6.15 p.m.) and an in-person art walk on the first Friday (6.30 p.m.-8.30 p.m.). With new original works by Kelly Leonard & Joanne Noyles and music by Pepper Kit. (939 West Fifth Ave.;

2 Friends Gallery – Watercolourist Mark McDermott will be featured and there will be live music by Jeannie McLeod. 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (341 East Benson Blvd .; See Facebook for details)

Snow City Cafe: Amanda Faith “Odyssey” – Faith will present a selection of original works spanning 18 years. Meet the artist in person from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday. Display for the month of October. You can see a virtual screening and a giveaway by registering at

International Contemporary Art Gallery – The gallery will present “Rarified Light,” Alaska’s largest annual art photography exhibition. Out of 586 entries from 90 artists, guest juror Eddie Soloway selected 51 photographs by 41 artists to be included in this year’s exhibition. Vernissage from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (to see until October 29). (

The Map Show – A group exhibit featuring a colorful collection of bouldering, skiing, hiking and other adventure maps. There will be combustion barrels and outdoor / indoor seating for responsible trading. 5-8 p.m. at the Double Shovel Cider Company. (502 W. 58th Ave .; See Facebook for details)

Espace Bivy – The AK bookmobile will be parked outside Bivy, where you can see Levi Werner’s newly sculpted linoleum floor. There will be an informal gathering to preview the upcoming ANC Zine fair in December, where you can learn how to get involved as an artist, designer, hobbyist, organization or volunteer, as well as share and come up with your ideas for this year’s fair. . Masks requested in the gallery; outdoor seating provided. 5-9 p.m. (419 G St., Suite 100; See Facebook for details)

Dos Manos – With Corso Graphics and a variety of new arts. Reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (masks required). (See Facebook for more details.)

Midnight Sun Brewing Company – Michelle Xiao is the featured artist of First Firkin Friday. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with Michelle patting a Termination Dust firkin packaged with black currants and cinnamon. 5-8 p.m. (8111 Dimond Hook Dr .; See Facebook for details)

AK Cycle Chic – With the art of Becky Kotter. 4-7 p.m. Live music from 5 p.m. with The Jake Legs. (908 W. Northern Lights;

Turnagain Brewing – Tish Ann Wiley will present “At The Waters Edge,” acrylic pieces that reveal the element of water and the intimate spaces of trees and wildlife. 5-8 p.m. (7920 King Street;

Other events this week

Mountain View Wall Walk – Start with a hot meal or snack at Grow North Farm (3601 Mountain View Dr.), then enjoy a self-guided tour to find murals by local artists, family-friendly activities, sweet treats and more in the district. Street parking available on Richmond Avenue. See for details. 4-6 p.m. Thursday September 30.

Film and panel mode “The Next Black” – Anchorage Design Week will present a screening of “The Next Black”, a documentary exploring the future of clothing. It will be immediately followed by the launch presentation of Anchorage Design Week by Lynda Grose. To free. Registration recommended due to limited capacity. Visit for a full list of events. Physical distancing will be practiced and masks compulsory. 7 p.m. Friday at the Anchorage Museum auditorium (625 C St.)

Music of the “Fête galante” – Take advantage of the rare chance to hear and see two life-size double keyboard harpsichords in this program which features the music of Jean-Philippe Rameau, François Couperin and Jean-Marie Leclair. Performers include Jonathan Salzedo and Susan Wingrove-Reed on harpsichord and soprano Victoria Fraser, as well as the Alaska Festival of Music Baroque Orchestra. 4 p.m. Sunday, October 3 at the Sydney Laurence Theater. Tickets $ 35 at centertix (621 West Sixth Ave .;

Autumn fun at the reindeer farm – You’ll find pony rides, a spooky ride, a hay maze, a pumpkin patch and more at this outdoor event in Palmer. Dress for the cold and be prepared to get dirty. (The organizers also suggest bringing cash for the vendors). The pumpkin patch will be open! Make sure to check their website for details on what to expect before you go. $ 15 for ages 3 and over; tickets must be purchased online prior to the event. Sessions start every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. dates also available October 9 and 16. Check availability online. (5561 S Bodenburg Loop Rd., Palmer;

Extreme obstacle challenge – Get out your chairs and watch riders on dirt bikes and UTVs race through the most challenging obstacle course Alaska has to offer. There will be food trucks on site. $ 5 at 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of Alaska Transportation (3800 W. Museum Dr. Wasilla; see Facebook for details)

Rib cooking for The Alaska Innocence Project Order a serving of baby back ribs with coleslaw, cornbread and a token to enjoy Turnagain Brewing’s Innocence Ale, brewed especially for The Alaska Innocence Project. Pre-order spare ribs for a suggested donation of $ 50 per meal at eventbrite. The ribs will be waiting at the Turnagain Brewery from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 2. (7920 King Street; see Facebook for details)

Benefit concert of Ed Washington and his friends – Ed Washington, AG Two-Tone and Husse will perform a concert to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Alaska, which will use the proceeds to build a community recording studio at the Mountain View club. Prior to the concert, there will be a live interview with Chrystle Tebo of the Boys and Girls Club and Ed Washington. Tickets can be purchased for the event in person or for the high quality livestream. The in-person concert will be at reduced capacity with a mask requirement when attendees are not eating or drinking. Both options are $ 25. 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday. (609 F Street; see Facebook for details)


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