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Hours vary, Nov 1-9

Fat tire bikes, photography, writers, films and a camp stove cookoff – all are part of this year’s Wilderness Week celebrating the urban and not-so-urban wilderness of the Circumpolar North. Join us for a series of programs focusing on Anchorage’s distinct position as an urban space in the Circumpolar North and ideas of wilderness and wild places. Includes author talks, photography workshop, film program, family art classes, fat tire bike tours and more.

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Wilderness Week Kickoff with Alaska Trails

6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, (7:30 p.m. moves to Auditorium)

Join some of Anchorage’s favorite wilderness organizations in an interactive,...

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Wilderness Week Kickoff with Alaska Trails

Great Wide Open Celebration

8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2

Immersive art interventions meet wild exhibits in this 21+ evening...

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Great Wide Open Celebration

Quillwork Class with Emma Hildebrand

1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3

Athabascan artist Emma Hildebrand has taught traditional materials workshops for...

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Quillwork Class with Emma Hildebrand

Urban Harvest: Backpacking Hacks with REI

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5

Join outdoor recreation experts to learn best practices and winter...

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Urban Harvest: Backpacking Hacks with REI

Wilderness Week: Fat Tire Bike Ride

5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6

Bundle up and hit the road with the Anchorage Museum...

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Wilderness Week: Fat Tire Bike Ride

Wilderness Week: Trail Tales 

7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7

​In the spirit of Alaska Public Media’s Arctic Entries program,...

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Wilderness Week: Trail Tales 

Aurora Photo Workshop with Carl Johnson

6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8

Carl Johnson of Alaska Photo Treks shares tools for chasing and...

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Aurora Photo Workshop with Carl Johnson

Talk: Evolution of Adventure—From Backpacks to Babies to Boats

6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8

Adventure guru, wildlife biologist, writer and mother Caroline Van Hemert...

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Talk: Evolution of Adventure—From Backpacks to Babies to Boats

Wilderness Week Futures Possible Film: Alone in the Wilderness

6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8

Alone in the Wilderness is a poetic documentary about Dick...

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Wilderness Week Futures Possible Film: Alone in the Wilderness

Camp Stove Cook-off

Noon to 1 p.m. Sat., Nov. 9

Using the same ingredients and equipment, Muse Chef Laura Cole...

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Camp Stove Cook-off

Family Art Class: Wild Bird Sculptures

2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9

Create a bird sculpture with sculptor Gina Holloman, who created...

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Family Art Class: Wild Bird Sculptures