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.
7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3
The Alaska Photographic Center presents the Rarefied Light 2017 Juror Lecture: “Shoot What You Love.”
Professional photographer, professor and author Henry Horenstein will be presenting his work and fielding questions from the audience. This lecture is free and open to the public. Contact Bonnie Landis (907) 382-9669 for more information.
6 p.m. Friday, August 4
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.
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 10
Journey through the city to learn more about the art you see every day or may not have noticed. Tours begin at the Anchorage Museum. Meet at 5 p.m. Ride at 5:30 p.m. (Rain or shine). Free.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22
Part of the Lunch on the Lawn summer program, toddlers and preschoolers participate in outdoor sensory experiences and experiments. Best for ages 5 and younger. Dress for weather; activities take place outside rain or shine. Free.
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.