First Friday After Hours
- Date: Feb 7, 2020
- Times: 6 - 9 p.m.
- Admission: Free general admission
- Location: Anchorage Museum
Tonight: Houseless, which includes four exhibitions/installations – Evicted, WE ARE ALL HOMELESS, Portland Pods and WHAT IF – opens with panel discussion. Plus, see Momentum Dance Collective performances; view an Alaska backcountry snowmachining documentary; preview the Anchorage Opera’s production, Frida; enjoy hands-on and digital family-friendly activities; and take in Rapid Space Shorts in the planetarium. Muse restaurant and atrium cafe open. Free general admission.
Rapid Space Shorts
6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7
These quick planetarium experiences range from constellation tours of the night sky to cruising around the solar system to learning about light and the aurora borealis. Free, pick up ticket at front desk. (15 minutes)
Momentum Dance Collective: “Place”
6 to 9 p.m. Locations throughout museum
Momentum Dance Collective presents short performances exploring the concepts of place in locations throughout the museum. They describe place as “…more than where we are on earth, in Alaska, in Anchorage. It’s where we take our heart and our mind. Place is where we are but it’s also who we are.”
6 to 8 p.m. Atrium
Early childhood educators and families join Anchorage Association for the Education of Young Children at the museum for a night of hands-on and digital activities with Molly of Denali and more.
Houseless Exhibition Opening Panel Discussion
Hear from WE ARE ALL HOMELESS artist Willie Baronet, who has been purchasing signs from homeless people across the U.S. since 1993; Portland State University Center for Public Interest Design designer Todd Ferry and planner Martha Zapata, and local organizations involved with homeless issues in Anchorage, the state and beyond.
6:30 & 8 p.m. Art of the North
Catch a sneak peek of the Anchorage Opera’s new program, Frida, based on the life of Mexico painter Frida Kahlo. Cast members perform highlights from this modern opera.
Snow Flyers Film: Winter Project
7 p.m. Auditorium
The Winter Project is a true story documentary about backcountry snowmachining in Alaska. Featuring world-class athletes and world-class riding locations, the award-winning Hybrid Color Films team will take you into the snow and on a cinematic adventure.
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