May 01, 2019 at 12:08pm | Barb Huntley
A lot is happening this month around Anchorage! Check out the events we’ve highlighted below.

First Friday: Bike Month Beer Garden
Date: May 3, 2019
Times: 4 - 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
Location: The Bicycle Shop
Midnight Sun Brewing Company kicks off a month of bike events with a First Friday Bike Edition! Join us at The Bicycle Shop on Dimond for the musical stylings of local bicycle legend Orion Donicht, a beer garden from Midnight Sun and the big reveal of the Midnight Sun Bicycles, hand painted by local tattoo artists Reed Leslie and Kevin Harden from The Hole Look. The bicycles will be up for grabs at contests throughout May, all proceeds from the beer garden go to Bike Anchorage

Music in the Mountains
Date: May 18, 2019
Times: 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: Eagle River Nature Center
Join Eagle River Nature Center for a great evening of music, food, beers, and ciders from local breweries. The event is open to patrons age 21 and older. Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass, choice of nine 4-oz beer/ cider/ soda tastings, a bratwurst dinner, and the music of Alaska's own Midnight Sun Zombies and the All-Good Family Band.

Alaska Barefoot Mile
Date: May 11, 2019
Times: 1 - 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Location: Town Square
The Barefoot Mile is a 1-mile barefoot walk where participants stand behind the cause of human trafficking and walk in solidarity with those who are the most vulnerable to trafficking. The Barefoot Mile can remind us how effective our community can be when we join for a common goal, which is the safety of innocent individuals. The funds raised will assist in the rescue, restoration, reintegration, and prevention of human trafficking in Alaska, the U.S. and internationally. Sign up for the event here:

Mother’s Day at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Date: May 12, 2019
Times: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Admission: Free for all mothers on Mother's Day.
Location: Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Presented By: Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Join AWCC for a day filled with animal programs and delicious food for sale from Forget-Me-Knot food truck. Their way of saying “thank you” is free admission for all mothers.
Downtown Morning Activity Photo Boot Camp
Date: May 13, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019
Recurring daily
Times: 10:15 am
Admission: Free
Location: Old City Hall Park, next to Historic Log Cabin by Blue Bear Sculpture
Start your day with a mid-morning Photo Boot Camp. Get those picture-taking skills in shape by mastering ways to capture postcard quality photos. Live instructions and a rigorous hands-on practice will be featured. Smartphone owners and seniors encouraged to participate.
Sponsored by: Downtown Anchorage Partnership and PicTours Alaska Sign up here on PicTours website:

Anchorage Ballet: Coppelia
Date: May 17, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Recurring daily
Times: Friday, May 17 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Admission: $38.00-42.50 general admission
Location: Atwood Concert Hall
Get Your Tickets Now for Coppelia! A charming, hilarious ballet for all ages, Coppelia is a lighthearted romantic tale of a toymaker, a lifelike doll, a young man who fancies her, and the mischievous finance who saves the day. Chaos ensues when kisses are thrown, and identities are mistaken. Don’t miss out on the best-loved comedy-ballet of all time! Tickets can be bought here:

Trent Waldron Half Marathon and 10K
Date: May 25, 2019
Times: 8 a.m.
Admission: $25 - $45
Location: Westchester Lagoon
Tune up for a summer run with a half marathon or 10K. Both races start at Westchester Lagoon and follow the Chester Creek Trail on an out-and-back course. The Sleeping Lady Challenge is back. Run this race and at least two other Anchorage Running Club qualifying events and receive the Sleeping Lady Challenge medal to commemorate your accomplishment. Sign up here:


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