Polar Nights: Friday After Hours at the Anchorage Museum
6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12 with half-price admission
Open galleries. Open minds. Open late. Launch your weekend at the museum with music, art activities, talks, food and more on Friday nights. Tonight: Chill out in museum galleries, or watch an atrium screening of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” with beer and wine available for purchase.
Lecture: Pat Druckenmiller on the Fossil Record of Alaska
7 p.m., Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline exhibition
University of Alaska Fairbanks paleontologist Pat Druckenmiller, PhD, discusses the Alaska’s early fossil record from the Cambrian to early Holocene.
Film: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
6:30 p.m., atrium
Don headphones and relax in the atrium while watching "Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” This animated film inspired by the "Star Wars" saga takes viewers to the front lines of an intergalactic struggle between good and evil, where fans young and old will join such favorite characters as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padmé Amidala, along with brand-new heroes like Anakin's padawan learner, Ahsoka. Sinister villains – led by Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous – are poised to rule the galaxy. Stakes are high, and the fate of the Star Wars universe rests in the hands of the daring Jedi Knights. Their exploits lead to the action-packed battles and astonishing new revelations that fill "Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” Recommended for ages 12 and older.