Fat tire bikes, photography, writers, films, and a camp stove cook-off-ail are part of this year's Wilderness Week celebrating the urban and not-so-urban wilderness of the Circumpolar North. As part of Wilderness Week, the Great Wide Open Party, an immersive experience celebrating Anchorage's distinct urban wilderness that features live music, food trucks, DJs, artist inventions, and other activities, takes place November 2.
Alaska Jewish Cultural Gala
Dance the night away celebrating Jewish culture, cuisine, and music in Alaska at the 16th annual gala. Enjoy live music by a renowned orchestra from Los Angeles, savor a tantalizing array of the finest Jewish entrees, and join in the bidding frenzy of the extravagant live and silent auction.
Big Band Bash
Join the Alaska Aviation Museum for the Big Band Bash. This 1940s-themed dance includes vintage photos, a photo booth, live and silent auctions that benefit the Alaska Aviation Museum, and a sit-down dinner. alaskaairmuseum.org
Skinny Raven Turkey Trot
The annual Turkey Trot, brought to you by Skinny Raven, is back and warmer than ever. The event will start and finish inside the Dena'ina Center so runners can stay warm. Adults run a one-loop 5K and young runners complete a 3K. Turkey Trot collects food items and will match cash donations (up to $1,000), all of which is donated to the Food Bank of Alaska.
Polar Bazaar: MAKE + Creative Copy
Meet artists and designers, shop, and explore the North through creative products and handmade items. Polar Bazaar features local creatives and showcases art, fashion, design, craft, recycled and upcycled items, contemporary design, and more. As part of a new element called Creative Copy, find handmade prints, books, zines, and other creative publications.anchoragemuseum.org
Ballet West: The Nutcracker
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Nutcracker at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts with the company that started it all thirty years ago-Ballet West-presented by Anchorage Concert Association.
Gwich'in Athabascan Fiddle Dance
Get your jig on and learn the two step, double jig, duck dance, rabbit dance, and more at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. morristhompsoncenter.org
Fairbanks Holiday Marketplace
The Fairbanks Holiday...