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Public events scheduled throughout Week of the Arctic 2017


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The Alaska Arctic Council Host Committee’s Week of the Arctic, May 8-14, will include a variety of free events for the public in Fairbanks and Anchorage.

The Week of the Arctic will coincide with the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting May 10-11 in Fairbanks and is designed to celebrate the accomplishments of the Arctic Council during the U.S. Chairmanship. Events throughout the week will highlight the importance of the Arctic in the global political, economic, cultural and scientific landscape, as well as recognize the passing of the Arctic Council chairmanship to Finland.

Following is a schedule of selected events in both Fairbanks and Anchorage. For detailed descriptions and a more extensive list, including several specialized workshops that are open to general registration, visit http://akarctichost.org/program/public-events for Fairbanks events and http://akarctichost.org/program/north-by-north for Anchorage events.

Fairbanks events

Monday, May 8

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
UAF Art Gallery
I AM INUIT Art Exhibit

6 – 8 p.m.
The Blue Loon, 2999 Parks Highway
Community talk: “Arctic Seas in a Time of Change: Status, Trends, and Implications Within and Beyond the Arctic”

Tuesday, May 9

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
UAF Art Gallery
I AM INUIT Art Exhibit

7 – 9 p.m.
Regal Cinemas
“We Breathe Again” documentary film screening
Sold out. See Wednesday screening.

Wednesday, May 10
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
UAF Art Gallery
I AM INUIT Art Exhibit

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
UAF Salisbury Theatre
“We Breathe Again” documentary film screening
Reserve tickets at https://we-breathe-again-uaf-screening.eventbrite.com

1 – 2 p.m.
UAF Art Gallery
I AM INUIT reception

4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Downtown Fairbanks
Fairbanks Community Celebration of the Arctic: Arctic-themed event featuring local bands, cultural performances, open-air food court, Alaska Native artisan show and sale, Arctic business showcase and children’s activities.

7 – 8 p.m.
Worthington Building, 302 Cushman Street, second floor
Community talk: “Lessons from Iceland: How to Reinvent an Economy”

Thursday, May 11

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
UAF Wood Center Ballroom
Livestream: Arctic Council chairmanship transition ceremony and ministerial meeting watch party.

6 – 8 p.m.
Raven Landing Community Center, 949 McGown Street
Community talk: “From Northern to National News: The Challenges of Covering a Changing Arctic”

Friday, May 12

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
UAF Art Gallery
I AM INUIT Art Exhibit


Anchorage events
All are at the Anchorage Museum, unless otherwise noted

Thursday, May 11

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ministerial watch party, museum exhibits and installations

Friday, May 12

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Innovate Arctic: TED-style talks and workshops related to northern innovation

8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Circumpolar Film Festival

10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Williwaw
Arctic Dance Party

Saturday, May 13

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Arts, Crafts and Culture Expo: Arts and crafts for sale, poetry readings, Arctic games demonstrations, dance performances

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Artic Issues: Discussions and presentations, museum exhibition tours

1 – 6 p.m.
Circumpolar Film Festival

4 – 8 p.m.
Arctic Lawn Party: Northern food, beer tasting, live music and winter games demonstrations

8 – 11:45 p.m.
Rooftop of 5th and B Parking Garage
Arctic Dance Party

Sunday, May 14

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Arts, Crafts and Culture Expo: Arts and crafts for sale, Arctic games demonstrations, dance performances

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Film, DJ, architecture and U.S.-Russia relations discussions

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Circumpolar Film Festival

 

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