Get off the couch: Hunker down edition

December is a hunker down month for Anchorage to try and mitigate the rising COVID-19 cases. Enjoy events online and socially distanced.

UAA Events:

UAA Esports Lounge Casual Gaming Nights

What: Have fun gaming online with other students.

When: Dec. 2, 6-8 p.m.

Where: This is a virtual event and a link is available at the UAA Student Calendar.

Cost: Free

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FAFSA Fridays Video Tutorials: Live ACPE Sessions and Appointments with UAA Financial Aid

What: Learn all about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA to maximize student financial aid.

When: Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Where: This online event can be accessed from the UAA Student Calendar.

Cost: Free

Presence: 12th UAA Art Faculty Biennial 2020

What: This UAA Art Department Faculty exhibition brings the artistic community together with a virtual exhibit that explores some reflective aspects of this difficult time.

When: From now until Dec. 31

Where: The exhibit can be found on the Kimura Gallery website.

Events and Activities Around Town:

Holiday Lights in the Garden

What: The Alaska Botanical Garden will have festive holiday lights where attendees can enjoy the luminated ambience in a socially distanced environment.

Where: Alaska Botanical Gardens

When: Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m.

Cost: $6 for members, $8 for non-members and children 6 years and under are free

Virtual Wine, Dine and Laugh 

What: Enjoy a Netflix comedy and some wine while using Zoom with friends.

When: Anytime you choose.

Where: This event is accessible from the comfort of your home.

Cost: Prices are dependent on beverage selection and movie streaming services. Remember, Netflix accounts can be shared up to a limit of users.

Holiday Fun

What: Christmas is near and there are many activities available to savor the season. Put up a tree, make homemade decorations, or do a fun gift exchange with friends, family and co-workers. Make the gift exchange a theme. Baby Yoda gift exchange anyone?

When: December

Where: Your home and virtual

Cost: The cost is up to you. Make it frugal with popcorn garland and homemade Christmas cards or go all out and buy all the things. Do what makes you happy this holiday season.