Get off the couch!


Tailgate food truck dinner
What: Grab some grub and stay for the volleyball game. Main Event Catering will be offering items such as the reuben burger, the bacon jam burger, mushroom Swiss sandwich and loaded tots.
When: Thursday, Nov. 9, 5 – 7 p.m.
Where: Gorsuch Commons
Cost: One meal plan swipe gets access to both Creekside and the food truck. The food truck will also accept cash and card. $15.95 gets you all-you-can-eat at Creekside.

Atwood Chair Tim Bradner: Where did Alaska’s oil money go?
What: The current Atwood Chair of Journalism, Tim Bradner, will discuss how Alaska has used its oil money over the last 40 years.
When: Thursday, Nov. 9, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Consortium Library, Room 307
Cost: Free

Navajo code talkers of World War II
What: Zonnie Gorman, a recognized historian on the Navajo code talkers of World War II, will discuss her journey researching and archiving the subject. Her father was one of the first 29 Navajo code talkers in the war. She will also talk about Navajo reservations in the 1940s, U.S. government assimilation programs and how the code was made.
When: Monday, Nov. 13, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Fine Arts Building, Room 150
Cost: Free

Around town

“Windtalkers” screening and Q&A
What: The movie “Windtalkers” is about World War II Navajo code talkers fighting in the Pacific. One of the characters is based on Anthony Anaya-Gorman’s grandfather. Anaya-Gorman will be taking questions after the movie. His mother is Zonnie Gorman, a noted historian on the subject. This event is part of the History and Alaska Natives Studies Fall 2017 Lecture Series.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Bear Tooth Theatre Pub (1230 W. 27th Ave.)
Cost: Free

Bodega-Fest 2017
What: Live music and over 30 tasting tables full of local and import craft beer. There’s also cider, sake and wine from Bear Creek Wines from Homer. Food trucks will be on site for the hungry. The event is a fundraiser for the Alaska Aviation Museum. Ticket includes entrance, 15 tasting tickets and a tasting glass. Ages 21 and up.
When: Saturday, Nov. 11, 5 – 9 p.m.
Where: Alaska Aviation Museum (4721 Aircraft Dr.)
Cost: $35 in advance, $45 at the door. Available at

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Warren Miller’s “Line of Descent”
What: The 68th full-length film from Warren Miller Entertainment travels around the globe via land, air and sea, finding the connections that make ski culture. All proceeds go to the Alyeska Ski Club. Enter for a chance to win raffle prizes.
When: Thursday, Nov. 9 through Sunday, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Bear Tooth Theatrepub (1230 W. 27th Ave.)
Cost: $17

Singer-Songwriter Showcase
What: A showcase featuring musicians of the likes of Chris Hennig, Josh Olsen, Jay Straw and Rick Brooks. Ages 21 and up.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7 – 10 p.m.
Where: Koot’s (2435 Spenard Road.)
Cost: Free

Midnight Imaginarium: A Steampunk Party of Polar Delights
What: Get your steampunk on at this 21-and-up event at the Anchorage Museum. You can make steampunk accessories in the Art Lab, check out living statues and magicians and even have an old-fashioned tea duel. There will also be live music and DJs, photo booths, light appetizers and cash bars. Steampunk cosplay encouraged.
When: Saturday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m.
Where: Anchorage Museum (625 C St.)
Cost: $30 general admission, $24 for museum members