There’s little worse than an under-utilized PFD check—if there’s any unused PFD money still rattling around in your account (or pocket), make sure to schedule time to visit one of Alaska’s many craft fairs in November, all of which highlight Alaska artisans, products, and services—just in time for the holiday season.
Juneau Public Market is held at both Centennial Hall and the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on November 23-25. The market has taken place every Thanksgiving weekend since 1983 and includes arts, crafts, imports, photography, and wearable art, as well as food and a visit from Santa. Three-day admission to Centennial Hall is $7.50; admission is free the Public Market Annex in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.
Ketchikan Arts and Humanities Winter Arts Faire takes place on November 24 and 25 at the Saxman Community Center. Guests can check off their entire gift list with new creations from more than eighty local artisans and kids can explore and learn at the Imagination Station while their parents shop.
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On November 25, Downtown Anchorage is participating in Shop Small Business Saturday, a national event to promote shopping at local, small businesses. For 2018 Small Business Saturday will be followed by the Holiday Tree Lighting in Town Square Park. The Anchorage Downtown Partnership is gathering small businesses to offer deals, specials, and more.
In This Issue
The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.