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Get-off-the-couch.pngAFN Food Fair
What: K Street Eats and the Spenard Food Truck Carnival teamed up with the Alaska Federation of Natives to feed the masses at this year’s AFN Convention. Food trucks and vendors including Yeti Dogs, Adobo Grill, A Slice of Heaven and more. Tables tents and heaters will be provided.
When: Thursday, Oct. 19 – Saturday, Oct. 21.
Where: East side of City Hall (632 W Sixth Ave.)
Cost: Free

A Tribe Called Red: Live in Anchorage
What: First Nations DJ group A Tribe Called Red, who mix indigenous music with hip hop, EDM and reggae, will return to Anchorage for a live show. Inuit funk group Pamyua will open.
When: Friday, Oct. 20 from 9 – 11 p.m.
Where: Williwaw (609 F St.)
Cost: $35 in advance, $40 day of


Seward and the Tsar: Mike Dunham reflects on the 150th anniversary of the transfer of Alaska to the United States
What: Author of “The Man Who Sold Alaska: Tsar Alexander II of Russia,” “The Man Who Bought Alaska: William H. Seward” and veteran journalist Mike Dunham will discuss the United States acquiring of Alaska in 1867. The event is in celebration of Alaska Day, the anniversary of the transfer of the region from Russia to the U.S.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Where: Bookstore, The Loft
Cost: Free

Fall Grad Fair
What: Get all your supplies for graduation, from caps and gowns, to rings and diploma frames.
When: Friday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Bookstore
Cost: Free

Move Mountains or Move Home? Understanding the Characteristics of Chinese Agri-Culture & Influence from Chinese Idioms
What: University of Notre Dame Professor Yongping Zhu, a specialist in historical Chinese syntax and Chinese pedagogy, will discuss connections between history, culture and idiomatic language.
When: Friday, Oct. 20 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Where: Rasmuson Hall, Room 316
Cost: Free

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Author Joseph Robertia presents “Life with Forty Dogs” and author Cynthia Baldwin presents “Sarah’s Days”
What: In his book “Life with Forty Dogs,” author Joseph Robertia wants to give readers a glimpse into the mushing lifestyle and will discuss his work. Author Cynthia Baldwin will discuss her children’s series about an adventurous young girl in Alaska called, “Sarah’s Days.”
When: Saturday, Oct. 21 from 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Bookstore, The Loft
Cost: Free

Professor Ray Ball presents Luther’s Legacies: 500 Years of Religious Reformations
What: Ray Ball will discuss the history behind Martin Luther’s break from the Catholic Church. Her talk will cover the violent and transformative era, political exploitation of religious movements and the legacies these movements left behind.
When: Monday, Oct. 23 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Where: Bookstore, The Loft
Cost: Free

Poet Tom Sexton presents Alaska poetry, 1867 – 1966
What: Longtime Alaskan Tom Sexton goes over a brief history of Alaska poetry. Sexton is Professor Emeritus of English at UAA and was Alaska’s Poet Laureate from 1994 – 2000.
When: Tuesday, Oct 24 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Where: Bookstore, The Loft
Cost: Free