Events

Outdoor Concert: Coastal Environmental Music

5 p.m. Thursday, July 27

Join EcoSono on the lawn during rush hour for a concert of music performed with the sounds of whales, glaciers, sea life, wind and oceans. Program is part of the EcoSono Environmental Music and Sound Art Festival taking place in Anchorage, Alaska, from July 26-29, 2017. Featuring the EcoSono Ensemble and an international cast of sound artists, the festival celebrates the soundscape of Alaska and world ecoacoustics. Hear music by Daniel Blinkhorn, Hua Xin, Nashim Ximena Gargari, Stephanie Cheng Smith, Alexandra Gardner, Glen Whitehead, Portugal's Openfield Creative Lab and Francisca Rocha Gonçalves (aka DJ Sininho), and a sound installation by Matthew Burtner. Concerts and installations happen at the Anchorage Museum, the International Gallery of Contemporary Art and the Church of Love.

Friday Night Piano Music at Muse

5 to 9 p.m. Fridays through July

Live music. Outdoor patio seating available.

Led Zeppelin Cosmic Light Show

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jul. 28

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

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.

First Friday at the Anchorage Museum

6 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 4

Enjoy a live performance in the Thomas Planetarium, elevator music by Anchorage musician Brenda Xu and a film in the auditorium. Free museum admission from 6 to 9 p.m. thanks to ConocoPhillips. Thomas Planetarium tickets extra.

Live in the Planetarium: Music and Words with Nat Baldwin
7:30 p.m.
Immerse yourself in words and sounds of Nat Baldwin. Nat will read from his new book of fiction, The Red Barn, and perform with double bass. Nat’s acclaimed music combines musical arrangement with potent lyrics. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. $10.

Nat Baldwin is a writer and musician living in Portland, Maine. He has released several solo albums and plays bass in Dirty Projectors. The Red Barn is his first book.

Friday Night Piano Music at Muse
5 to 9 p.m.
Fridays through August Live music and outdoor patio seating available.

Battle of the Breweries
6 to 9 p.m.
Lager beers are featured in Muse’s Battle of the Breweries: Silver Gulch Fairbanks Lager, Anchor Brewing California Lager and Kenai Peninsula Brewers Reserve. Beer flights $7. Ages 21 and older.

Free Film: Happy People
6 p.m.
As part of the exhibition Polar Bear Garden: The Place Between Alaska and Russia, experience a visually compelling feature-length documentary, Happy People, by acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog. This film follows the indigenous people of the small village of Bakhta, at the river Yenisei, deep in the Siberian taiga, far away from civilization where there are only two ways to reach this outpost: helicopter or boat.

Battle of the Breweries

6 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 4

Lager beers are featured in Muse’s Battle of the Breweries: Silver Gulch Fairbanks Lager, Anchor Brewing California Lager and Kenai Peninsula Brewers Reserve. Beer flights $7. Ages 21 and older.

Live in the Planetarium: Music and Words with Nat Baldwin

7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug 4

Immerse yourself in words and sounds of Nat Baldwin. Nat will read from his new book of fiction, The Red Barn, and perform with double bass. Nat’s acclaimed music combines musical arrangement with potent lyrics. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. $10.

Nat Baldwin is a writer and musician living in Portland, Maine. He has released several solo albums and plays bass in Dirty Projectors. The Red Barn is his first book.

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Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11

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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Hous’n for the Homeless

7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12-13

This will be the first summer edition of AKHM’s Hous’n for the homeless. 4 local DJs and 3 out of town DJs have partnered together to help with each other Communities out in regards to the homelessness crisis. From AK to LA. It’s no surprise that Anchorage is dealing with a homeless crisis and budget issue. With many residents asking what can we do or how can we help. AKHM with the help of True House LA and Electronic Music Alliance came up with an event that debuted this past winter. We all play House music, and we all want to help house the homeless. The proceeds from the event would go towards a Alaska Community Foundation established fund for homelessness in Anchorage. One love, one Community. Everyone deserves community. Let’s aid in housing the homeless through music, dancing and overall sense of community.

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Pink Floyd: The Wall

7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18

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, Aug. 25

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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Live in the Planetarium: Indian Agent

7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept 1

Sitka-based Indian Agent (formerly Silver Jackson) is the music and performance collaboration between sidereal visual artists and musicians Yéil Ya-Tseen (Nicholas Galanin), OCnotes (Otis Calvin III), and Zak Dylan Wass. Indian Agent’s music, influenced by folk and electronica and paired with powerful visuals, creates an unforgettable planetarium experience. This immersive evening marks Indian Agent’s forthcoming album release. $10, $9 for museum 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.