1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1
In commemoration of the Alaska Sesquicentennial, Wild Shore New Music presents works by living composers whose inspiration came from their experiences with Alaska’s natural beauty and indigenous cultures. Program includes compositions by John Luther Adams and Julia Wolf, among others. Founded in 2013 by three Alaskans who now live in New York – Katie Cox, Andie Springer and Conrad Winslow - Wild Shore presents adventurous new chamber music. In the past four seasons, Wild Shore has brought musicians from some of the nation’s leading contemporary ensembles to Southcentral Alaska, including Can All Stars, Mivos Quartet, California EAR Unit and Eighth Blackbird. Included with museum admission.
6:30 and 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6
Performance artist Katie O’Loughlin shares perspectives from a recent research trip to Havana, Cuba, in a dance performance. A recent graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage Theatre and Dance Department, O’Laughlin visited Cuba to study the country’s dance community and how politics, culture, economics and environment has impacted its dance culture. Free.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13
Alaska illustrator Ted Kim is known for his intricate, textured drawings. Observe his art-making and learn more about his process during this pop-up artist studio in the museum atrium. Included in museum admission, which is half-price on Fridays during Polar Nights.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31
Join “AKU-MATU” (the rap name of Allison Warden) to celebrate Halloween like she does in her village. Everyone is invited to the all-inclusive, all-ages costume party beginning at 6 p.m. Costume contest begins at 7 where participants are encouraged to “perform” their costumes for the crowd to win the hearts of the judges. Music finishes out the night with an energetic performance by AKU-MATU and DJ WD4D. $10 adults/students ages 13 and older; $5 children 3 through 12; members receive a 10 percent discount.