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Pariah, a critically acclaimed film about a 17-year-old African-American woman embracing her lesbian identity, will screen at UAA on Friday, November 2, and will be followed by a discussion on acceptance in honor of Mya Dale. The event is free and open to the public.
Alaska Pride Conference 2012 kicks off on October 5 with a First Friday showing at Tref.Punkt Studio of Love is Love, a photographic exhibit of LGBT couples from across the state.
Out North Contemporary Art House presents Leslie Kimiko Ward’s 1,000 Cranes, an exploration of f isolation and interdependence, grief and healing, social media, and the transformative powers of collective art — through the end of August.
Anchorage’s Fairview Community Council holds its annual Fairview Block Party this Saturday, July 21, with live music and peformance art, a beer garden, family and kids’ activities, parkour, and yummy food vendors. (The food, that is, not the vendors!) This year’s block party will include a remembrance and performance in honor of Mya Dale.
Out North Contemporary Art House and Be Here Now present the Tony-award winning rock musical Spring Awakening in its Alaska premiere at Out North. Spring Awakening will be presented on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from July 20 to August 5.
Brandi Carlile returns to Alaska this week, with shows at the PAC in Anchorage on Wednesday, July 18, and at Hering Auditorium in Fairbanks on Thursday, July 19. The concerts are part of her Bear Creek Summer Revue Tour, coinciding with the release of her latest studio album, Bear Creek, just last month. Also last month she announced her engagement to Catherine Shepherd. Congratulations!
The Hot MessThe Hot Mess: a burlesque open mic on Saturday, June 23 at the Marlin to raise money for the Angry, Young & Poor music festival. Bring any sort of performance art: dance, comedy, non-nude strip, song, anything! Featuring the David Leslie Dancers and hosted by the infamous Fleurs du Mal Burlesque.
Please join Juneau Pride Chorus for a Concert in the Park this Friday, June 23 at Marine Park — the first of three great Pride events this weekend in Juneau.
Ever Ready Band has two gigs in the coming week: Tuesday, June 19 at Uncle Joe’s Pizza in Anchorage, and Saturday, June 23, at Inlet View on the Sterling Highway in Ninilchik.
Out North Contemporary Art HouseOut North Contemporary Art House announced today that it has received a $250,00 grant from ArtPlace, one of four Alaska grantees — and 47 grantees nationwide — to receive an ArtPlace grant this cycle. Congratulations, Out North! — and thank for your ongoing support of the LGBTQ community, and your dedication and commitment to the arts in Alaska.