Polar Nights: Friday After Hours at the Anchorage Museum
Open until 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29
Open galleries. Open minds. Open late. Launch your weekend at the museum with films, tours, art, food and more on Friday nights. Tonight: Explore the museum’s collection with a guided docent tour, take in the screening of Pierrot le Fou, learn about Ravens Roost, and experience planetarium program Led Zeppelin: Cosmic Light Show. Free admission all day, until 9 p.m. Muse restaurant and atrium café open.
Join us for Pierrot le Fou by Jean Luc Godard, in which Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run. My Favorite Movie is a once-monthly, viewing-room experience that includes a film screening and discussion hosted by the Anchorage Museum and a special guest. Enjoy old classics or new favorites th Film and host change monthly.
Take a closer look at the museum’s collections and exhibitions and engage in conversation on a 45-minute guided tour. Focus varies weekly.
Ever wondered what successes and challenges exist in developing a healthy and sustainable meal program for fifty people? Join members of Ravens Roost, Anchorage’s only Cohousing Community, as they discuss meal preparation, considering reduction of non-recyclable materials and non-local ingredients, and using plants grown on site. Located in South Anchorage, Ravens Roost is a 6-plus acre property and is jointly owned by all members, with each family owning and maintaining their own home within the community. Shared spaces include a kitchen and dining area, library, playroom, laundry, wood shop, sewing, craft, exercise areas as well as an area set aside for bicycle and ski maintenance. Of special importance are the garden areas, with a prime focus on edible landscaping.
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. $10 per person/$8 members. (50 minutes)