Get off the couch!


German Lider: Song of Love & Devotion

What: UAA voice faculty team up with guest artists to perform a night of German art songs, accompanied by guest pianists.
When: Saturday, Jan. 20, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Where: UAA Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall (3700 Alumni Drive)
Cost: Adult: $19.99; seniors and military: $14.99; UAA student: $9.99. Available at

Care Team Book Club Meeting

What: During the school year, the UAA Care Team meets weekly with students and the public to develop a caring community and discuss selected books. The book, “I Am Malala,” is provided at the meetings.
When: Every Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: UAA Student Union, The Den
Cost: Free


Around town

- Advertisement -

Art House Film Night: “Life Hack: Cover Your Webcam”

What: Anchorage International Film Festival will host a free screening of the movie “Life Hack: Cover Your Webcam,” which takes a look into digital privacy and cyber threats in today’s age.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: 49th State Brewing Co. (717 W Third Ave)
Cost: Free

Polar Bear Birthday and Ahpun’s Celebration of Life

What: A party for male polar bear, Lyutyik, will be held, followed by a silent auction, animal adoption information, s’mores, zoo calendar giveaways and a celebration of life for female polar bear, Ahpun.
When: Saturday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: The Alaska Zoo (4731 O’Malley Road)
Cost: Regular zoo admission. Non-Alaskan adult: $15. Alaskan adult: $13. Seniors and military: $10. Youth ages 3-17: $7. Children 2 and under are free.

ConocoPhillips Westchester Lagoon Family Skate Series

What: Spend the afternoon skating on the groomed Westchester Lagoon with friends and family. Music, warming barrels and free hot chocolate will be available at the event. Skaters should bring their own ice skates.
When: Saturday, Jan. 20, 1 – 3 p.m.
Where: Westchester Lagoon (1824 W 15th Ave)
Cost: Free

Salsa Fundamentals

What: Learn the fundamentals of salsa dancing with this beginner-level course, hosted by Alaska Dance Promotions.
When: Monday, Jan. 22, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Alaska Dance Promotions (300 E Dimond Blvd, Suite 11A)
Cost: $15

Urban Homesteading 101: Winter Remedies

What: Health experts will teach and guide attendees on how to discover and make winter wellness remedies through utilizing local Alaskan resources.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 23, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center (625 C St)
Cost: $20, members receive 10 percent discount. Registration required at