First Friday After Hours
6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3
Open galleries. Open minds. Open late. Tonight: Alaska Public Media presents a taste of the world with samples and an episode of No Passport Required. Exchange your favorite salmon recipes and write down new ones to try at home in a recipe exchange in Alaskans and Salmon. Join the rapid-fire talks of Pecha Kucha on the 4th Floor. Listen to soul- and country-inspired originals in the elevator with Whitney Youngman and watch Rapid Space Shorts in the planetarium. Muse atrium cafe and Muse restaurant open. Free general admission.
Museum VIP members are invited to stop by the Patron’s Lounge to kick off First Friday with light hors d’oeuvres. VIP member drop-ins welcome, but RSVPs are encouraged. RSVP or email@example.com. Not a VIP member yet? Call the membership office at (907) 929-9228 for information about upgrading. Free for museum VIP-level members.
No passport is required for a culinary trip around the Anchorage Museum with Alaska Public Media (AKPM). “Sample a diverse array of ‘foods from home’ prepared by neighborhood entrepreneurs from Anchorage Community Land Trust’s Set Up Shop program”, then join AKPM in the auditorium at 6:30 & 8 p.m. for screenings of an episode from the PBS series, No Passport Required. Round out the evening by exploring the What Why How We Eat exhibition, which closes Jan. 12. Samples and seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Alaskans love sharing recipes almost as much as sharing salmon. Talk recipes and salmon cooking ideas with Catch 49 and participate in the recipe exchange. Bring your favorite recipes to write down and submit to the collection and browse selections entered by others to write down and take home.
Drop in for a chat with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Matanuska Experiment Farm & Extension Center, a 920 acre working research farm in Southcentral Alaska. The farm includes 260 acres of cultivated land and 800 acres of forest land for research or demonstration purposes, including barns, feed storage facilities and pasture land. Learn about their community outreach and education and how to get involved.
These quick planetarium experiences range from constellation tours of the night sky and cruising around the solar system to learning about light and the aurora borealis. Free; ticket required and available at the front desk.
Whitney Youngman (King Island Iñupiaq and a member of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana) is a singer/songwriter whose influences include old soul and old country music. A feature of the Anchorage downtown music scene, she recently made her first appearance at the Circumpolar World Music Festival as part of the Whitney Youngman Trio.
An Arctic sci fi experimental film written and directed by Anchorage artists Justin Dana Ferguson and Matthew Terry, Rota is filmed on videotape with an improvised synthesizer score. The film is a kaleidoscopic experiment in synchronicity and an exploration of ancient wisdom, dead technology and strange loops. Rota is an audio/visual experience that follows two artists, Anima and Animus, as they are summoned to a television set left neglected in the back of a warehouse. As they gaze into the screen's static, they find themselves transported to a new space. An abstract space of ideas large and small, where the line between subject and object is both defined and blurred. With aid from The Mystic, Anima and Animus are given insights to the nature of art, reality and how their experiences fit in to the larger forces at play. Produced by the AV Club at the Anchorage Museum.