The skilled dancers at Anchorage Classical Ballet, recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Arts Organization Award, lead pintsize pirouetters in daylong camps that introduce them to the disciplined grace of classical dance. The one-day workshops partition girls and boys into theme-based programs catering to three separate age groups: 3- and 4-year-olds, kids ages 5–6, and youngsters ages 7–9. Students can plié, jeté, and electric boogaloo in Ballerina for a Day camp, jump to their feet in Can’t Sit Still, or commit to sanctioned insanity in Crazy 4 Dance. Each course incorporates music and song with dance instruction and includes the creation of crafts, such as macaroni portraits of Mikhail Baryshnikov. Camps run July 26 to August 27 on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with occasional Thursday sessions.
North Star Speedway's circular asphalt track plays host to six classes of race cars, including Bandoleros, late models, Legends, and Baby Grands, which are two-thirds the size of normal stockcars. Adult tickets give admission to all the racing action, and pit-pass brandishers can enter the bustling race grounds and walk among the drivers and crew in hopes of snapping photographs and trading stories about using engine oil to soften callouses. While waiting for the green light, children can swing and skip at the speedway's playground and entire families can grab snacks and treats at the snack bar (not included in this Groupon).
Founded as a nonprofit by philanthropist Shana Harris, the Alaska Quake strives to build confidence and character through exhibition and education of basketball. A recent expansion member of the American Basketball Association, the Quake suit up against West Coast competitors that include the Seattle Mountaineers. During games, the athletic young men of the Quake careen over the hardcourt with smooth pick-and-rolls and rim-rattling dunks, powered on by the cheers of the crowd and the energetic moves of the Quake Girls dance team. In addition to their regular-season competitive schedule, team players and coaches also lead youth skills sessions in the offseason, teaching future all-stars the finer points of foul shooting, ball handling, and ref-tickling.
A quaint, family-friendly eatery ensconced in a deep red, house-like building in the heart of Girdwood’s town square, Silvertip Grill cooks homespun American classics and slakes thirsts with a wide assortment of beer and wine. In addition to timeless dinner entrees such as fish 'n' chips, Silvertip's staff prepares breakfast all day. At the hand-built spruce bar, tenders pour eight beers from the tap and pass out approximately 30 varieties of microbrews and specialty bottles. The libation crew also liquefies stemmed glassware with 10–12 wines. Outside in the spacious beer garden, guests can practice tossing or trying on horseshoes in one of two pits, gather around a fire pit—which is typically used for pig roasts—or dine to the beat of live music on the weekends.
AFC's popular hardcore fight-fests challenge Alaska's toughest body-busters to unleash their most furious whooping, fostering an all-out war style that prepares its savage fighters for larger showcases, including the UFC. In AFC 80's main event, Light Heavyweight champion Tre Leckbee dares Stephen Waalkes to come and get the title belt without getting belted. In the amateur three-minute round, Orlando Jordan and Aaron Bea also get their takedown on, sweeping legs and tossing elbows like janitors at a mannequin factory. Ladies get in on the devastation in the woman's 130-pound undercard bout, which pits Kloiah "Crazy Mama" Wayland against Kylee Smith.
Cyrano's Theatre Company is the resident theatre company at Cyrano's Off Center Playhouse in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. Cyrano's is nonprofit theatre offering something for everyone. We produce a wide variety of plays, from original pieces to Shakespeare, operate year round and present a different play almost every month.