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“Alaska State Fair” Starts Today, runs thru Sept 1st Fair Grounds, Palmer

“Good Time Fun” for 12 straight days at the Alaska State Fair! Endless food, giant veggies, farm animals, Demolition Derby, Knights of Valour-full metal jousting, the Gathering Place, Age of the Dinosaurs exhibit, great live entertainment and MORE!!

THURSDAY--2 Buck Thursday--admission is only $2 from noon until 2 with donation of 2 non-perishable food items. KC & The Sunshine Band, 7p.
FRIDAY--Kids Day--kids 12 and under get in FREE. Seether, 7p.
SATURDAY—Family Day— kids 12 and under get in FREE, bring 2 non-perishable food items. Thompson Square, 7p.
SUNDAY—Bachman & Turner with Blue Oyster Cult, 6p.
MONDAY—Michael W Smith, 7p.

Info and a schedule of fair events: AlaskaStateFair.org.

“GCI Tech Quest Scavenger Hunt & Celebration” Sat 12-3p UAA Campus

FREE, family fun and GCI “tech prizes” (from smartphones to tablets) 10 round-trip Alaska Airline tickets, and the grand prize of a VW Beetle from Kendall Volkswagen to celebrate GCI’s ongoing partnership with UAA and the announcement of something big! Free, open to the community, for all ages. Plus free snacks, beverages & music at the Celebration. CLUES, details & info in stores, on social media and at GCI.com.

"Anchorage Youth Court’s 25thAnniversary Gala” Fri 6p Hotel Captain Cook

Celebrating 25 years of “Justice for Youth by Youth” featuring dinner, live entertainment, live & silent auctions, honorees and more. Info & reservations: AnchorageYouthCourt.org

“Bridge Builders of Anchorage Unity Gala” Sat 6-midnight Dena’ina Center

Bridge Builders and the Anchorage Centennial Celebration will be hosting the UNITY GALA 2014 to recognize and honor members of the ethnic communities who have made significant contributions to their communities as a volunteer. Info & reservations: BridgeBuilderAK.org.

“ACT’s ‘I Hate Hamlet’” Opens Fri runs thru 9/21 ACT Theatre, E 70thAve

Anchorage Community Theatre kicks off its season with I Hate Hamlet, the story of a once successful, young, TV actor now living in a gothic NY city apartment who after he’s offered the role of Hamlet, does battle with the ghost of actor John Barrymore, leading to a “wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television and yes, the apartment.” Info: ACTAlaska.org. Tickets: CenterTix.net.

“Girdwood Fungus Fair” Fri-Sun Various times Girdwood/Alyeska Resort 

Put the FUN in fungus at the “Girdwood Fungus Fair!” Mushroom art, forays, displays, free talks and more! Plus Friday evening’s “Fabulous Fungi Formal & Five Course Fungus Feast.” Info & reservations: FungusFair.com.