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‘Skalloween’ with Nervis Rex
What: Alaska’s favorite ska band, Nervis Rex, will provide the soundtrack for this Halloween party, complete with a costume contest. Costume categories are: Best solo male, best solo female and best couple/group. $100 cash prize for winners. Ages 21 and up.
When: Friday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m.
Where: Williwaw (609 F St.)
Cost: Free

Rabbit Creek Ramblers and the Hannah Yoter Band
What: Have a down-home Halloween with the Rabbit Creek Ramblers and the Hannah Yoter Band. Ages 21 and up.
When: Friday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.
Where: 49th State Brewing Co. (717 W Third Ave.)
Cost: $10

“Nosferatu” presented by South Anchorage High School Orchestra
What: The German horror classic about a hideous bloodsucking vampire. Nosferatu will get a live score provided by the South Anchorage High School Orchestra. Tickets available at
When: Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m.
Where: South Anchorage High School Auditeria (13400 Elmore Road)
Cost: $10

Rogues and Wenches Halloween
What: Raise a glass and celebrate Halloween with Anchorage’s resident pirate band Rouges and Wenches as they play a mix of traditional Irish and Scottish songs, sea shanties and other bawdy tunes.
When: Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 p.m. to midnight
Where: 429 Industrial Way
Cost: $2

Metal Massacre Pt. 2
What: Prepare for a slaughter and a bloodbath of heavy metal. Featuring: Distance Defined, Part Time Super Heroes, Beyond the Tides, Everruin, Druj and Devilwitch. Ages 21 and up.
When: Sunday, Oct. 29 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Koot’s, North Stage (2435 Spenard Road)
Cost: $5

“Spirited Away”
What: Hayao Miyazaki’s classic animated film “Spirited Away.” Watch as Chichiro, a young girl, gets caught up in an adventure where she meets spirits and other creatures while she tries to save the day.
When: Sunday, Oct. 29 at 12:55 p.m. (English dub), Monday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. (English subtitle), Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. (English dub)
Where: Century 16 (301 E 36th Ave.)
Cost: $12.50

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Swahili language lessons
What: It’s Swahili Month at UAA, so why not expand your horizons? UAA’s United Global Student Organization is giving beginner Swahili language lessons. You won’t need prior experience as this class is open to everyone.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 4-5 p.m.
Where: Beatrice McDonald Hall, Room 117
Cost: Free

Dr. Steve J. Langdon presents: “Kaalaxchs Endeavors, A Preeminent Jilkáat Tlingit Leader and the Coming of the American”
What: Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at UAA Steve J. Langdon will discuss Kaalaxch, an esteemed leader of the Jilkáat Tlingit. When the U.S. claimed jurisdiction of his homeland, Kaalaxch worked to sustain Tlingit culture and sovereignty without endangering his people in the mid-1800s.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Bookstore, The Loft
Cost: Free

Death and Grief with Providence Hospice Chaplain Bianca Rauch and Reverend Nathan Rogers
What: A discussion of death-related matters and loss with Providence Hospice’s Bereavement Coordinator and Chaplain. Reverend Nathan Rogers has been coordinating the bereavement program at Providence Hospice for five years. Chaplain Bianca Rauch has practiced hospital ministry for over three decades.
When: Thursday, Oct. 26 from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Bookstore, The Loft
Cost: Free

Biblical Perspectives: Rabbi Michael Oblath and Robert Diamante present their research on the Exodus from Egypt and the Israelite Ark
What: Rabbi Michael Oblath will discuss his book “The Exodus Itinerary Sites,” which investigates the biblical account of the exodus from Egypt. Robert Diamante will discuss his article “The State of the Ark” and will look into the composition of the Israelite Ark. This discussion will cover contemporary biblical research, source theory and references.
When: Friday, Oct. 27 from 1-3 p.m.
Where: Bookstore, The Loft
Cost: Free

David Ramseur presents Lessons From Melting the Ice Curtain: A Look at US-Russia Relations Today
What: Author David Ramseur will discuss the status of U.S.-Russian relations 30 years after the “Friendship Flight” between Nome and Provideniya, Russia. Ramseur’s book, “Melting the Ice Curtain” looks at how the superpowers attempted to improve relations with that flight in 1988.
When: Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1-3 p.m.
Where: Bookstore, The Loft
Cost: Free

“The Adventures of Apun the Arctic Fox” with Liz O’Connell, Susan Share and Kristin Link
What: Author Liz O’Connell, illustrator Kristin Link and paper engineer Susan Share will discuss “The Adventures of Apun the Arctic Fox,” a pop-up book that tells the story of Apun, who explores the changing Arctic.
When: Monday, Oct. 30 from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Bookstore, The Loft
Cost: Free