Events

Live in the Planetarium: Indie-Folk music by Death Vessel

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday June 2

The clear, intimate intensity of Death Vessel wraps listeners in tender songwriting, and slender, soaring voice inspired by folk. In his first Alaska performance, Death Vessel (Joel Thibodeau) will perform solo arrangements accompanied by captivating visuals. $10.

Death Vessel is an American musical group headed by Joel Thibodeau. Death Vessel has released three highly acclaimed albums with Sub Pop Records, and signed with the label in 2006 as well as London’s ATP Recordings. Death Vessel’s most recent Island Intervals (2014) was recorded in Reykjavík by producer Alex Somers, and features performance from Sigur Rós singer Jónsi. deathvessel.com/
subpop.com/artists/death_vessel/press

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Lunch on the Lawn

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays June 6 through August 29

Live music and family activities on the museum lawn include outdoor science labs where participants may look through a solar telescope, complete an engineering challenge or watch a turtle tromp in the grass. Weekly activities vary. Brown bag it, or buy lunch from a local food truck. Weather dependent. Free.

Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jun. 9

Immerse yourself in Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. This new full-dome music and light show expands on the classic album through captivating HD graphics. Not a typical laser show, but the next generation of computer generated imagery. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. Please enter through the south entrance (7th Ave. between A St. and C St.). $10 per person/$8 members.

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Led Zeppelin Cosmic Light Show

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jun. 16

Be transported by mood-altering art and 3-D graphics choreographed to Led Zeppelin’s biggest hits, including Whole Lotta Love, Immigrant Song and Ramble On. This immersive experience plays out on the museum's full-dome planetarium screen in concert with a state-of-the-art sound system. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. Please enter through the south entrance (7th Ave. between A St. and C St.). $10 per person/$8 members.

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Lunch on the Lawn: Solstice Celebration

11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20

Celebrate the longest day of the year with an extended Lunch on the Lawn and hands-on activities, food and music. Free. Food available for purchase.

Blink: Monument Building
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Kids and adults take inspiration from Stonehenge and build their own structure honoring the sun. Blink engages children ages 5 and younger through open-ended play, storytelling, art and science.

Botanical Elixirs
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Discover which plants thrive during Alaska’s long Alaska summers and learn about their healing properties through folklore and storytelling. Explore the process of making tinctures and essences. Alaska Botanical Gardens and spirit medium and lightweaver Vicki Butler of Red Hawk Oils and Crystals share expertise.

Power and Energy of Crystals
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Learn how crystals form along with ideas about the energetic and metaphysical properties of specific stones. Museum staff and spirit medium and lightweaver Vicki Butler of Red Hawk Oils and Crystals share expertise.

Solar Energy
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Explore the power of the sun to energize the natural and built environment.

Summer Solstice: Silent Disco

9 p.m. to midnight Tuesday, June 20

Celebrate the sun with a silent disco on the museum lawn. Competing DJs will spin dance music until the sun goes down. Event will be moved inside in the event of inclement weather. Food and drink for purchase. $20, members receive at 10 percent discount.

Pink Floyd: The Wall

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jun. 23

Lose yourself in Pink Floyd’s masterpiece The Wall. This full-dome music and light show interprets this classic album through mesmerizing HD graphics. This is not a laser show, but the next generation of computer generated imagery. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. Please enter through the south entrance (7th Ave. between A St. and C St.). $10 per person/$8 members.

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Led Zeppelin Cosmic Light Show

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jun. 30

Be transported by mood-altering art and 3-D graphics choreographed to Led Zeppelin’s biggest hits, including Whole Lotta Love, Immigrant Song and Ramble On. This immersive experience plays out on the museum's full-dome planetarium screen in concert with a state-of-the-art sound system. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. Please enter through the south entrance (7th Ave. between A St. and C St.). $10 per person/$8 members.

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Design Weekend 2017

Various times Friday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 24

Design Weekend Anchorage 2017 highlights distinct local materials, voices, images and ideas, Northern identity, and great design.

Why participate in Design Weekend Anchorage? To explore the ways design makes our lives more livable, from products to buildings to ideas. Design Weekend is for everyone interested in creative ways of thinking, making and building community.

Meet with local and international designers and people who simply make cool stuff. Participate a project to help create and define a visual identity for Anchorage. Check out the product fair. For design professionals, there will be ways to connect with each other and the community.

Now in its second year, Design Weekend Anchorage brings together designers and the public for a weekend full of discussions, workshops and events.

Design Weekend: I AM ANCHORAGE

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22

Design Weekend Anchorage 2017 highlights distinct local materials, voices, images and ideas, Northern identity, and great design.

• Place Branding: Revealing concepts and discussions for ways to brand Anchorage as an urban, Northern city that is nine hours from everywhere. Discussions include how design can help us map place, empower people, and envision our futures.

• Featured speaker: Susanna Sirefman of Dovetail Design Strategists, about making architecture accessible to the public

• Kick-off reception and opening of art/design installations


Now in its second year, Design Weekend Anchorage brings together designers and the public for a weekend full of discussions, workshops and events.

Design Weekend: SPOOR

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23

Design Weekend Anchorage 2017 highlights distinct local materials, voices, images and ideas, Northern identity, and great design.

Workshops and discussions about living small, living sustainably, mobility, and materials.

•   Continued discussions around I AM Anchorage Museum Association

• DESIGN FAIR: Featuring international design and local makers

• SHARED COMMONS: Anchorage as a Resilient Community and Design for Equity

• Afternoon speakers: Alexis and Christian Stephens of Tiny House Expedition

• Evening speaker: Kai-Uwe Bergmann of BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group)

• Special evening BIG/SMALL celebration

Part of Design Weekend 2017
Now in its second year, Design Weekend Anchorage brings together designers and the public for a weekend full of discussions, workshops and events.

DESIGN WEEKEND: TREAD

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24

Design Weekend Anchorage 2017 highlights distinct local materials, voices, images and ideas, Northern identity, and great design.

• DESIGN FAIR: Featuring international design and local makers

•   Discussions of small footprints and big gestures, local and global


Part of Design Weekend 2017
Now in its second year, Design Weekend Anchorage brings together designers and the public for a weekend full of discussions, workshops and events.