Alaska Fighting Championship pits some of the state’s toughest combatants against each other in cards packed with intense mixed-martial-arts matches. Season after season, AFC sets the stage for homegrown fighters to showcase their skills. From lightweight to super heavyweight, AFC events feature bruisers of all makes and models, each vying to climb the ranks and become a champion in the weight class. All AFC matches unfold at George M. Sullivan Sports Arena, where fans can sit close enough to the action to hear punches land and feed the fighters handfuls of candy between rounds.
The longest-running regular-season college basketball tournament in the country, the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout invites eight men's and four women's teams from across the country for an intense tournament packed into Thanksgiving weekend. In the 34th edition of the men's field, the Seawolves host such formidable foes as Murray State, who dribbled and dunked their way into last year's NCAA tournament, as well as New Mexico State and Southern Mississippi. Gents battle to climb the brackets in four days of play so fast-paced that games must be announced by professional auctioneers.
The versatile team at Detail AK pride themselves on their ability to clean and renew virtually any kind of vehicle, from cars to semi-trucks. Whatever the size and shape, the team can undertake a slew of revitalizing detail services, including hand washes, waxes, polishes, paint restoration services, upholstery cleanings, and leather reconditionings. All the while, the professional staffers use products that protect vehicles from harsh Alaskan winters.
The stylists at Double Header Beauty & Barber Salon trim men's and women's hair, braid it into intricate cornrows, and transform locks with smoothing treatments. Surrounded by orange walls and overflowing plants, clients can also sit for mani-pedis that may include whimsical nail art.
Jessica Pannone first started beautifying faces at age 14. Today, as a licensed aesthetician, she runs a fetching spa and brandishes PCA Skin treatments and products against armies of acne, wrinkles, and dry skin. She prefers PCA Skin because it abstains from synthetic colors, fragrances, and animal testing and develops its finished products with the help of solid medical case studies. When she isn't smoothing epidermises with chemical peels and facials, she uses warm wax to extract unwanted hair and reshape eyebrows that have taken to impersonating Salvador Dal?'s mustache.