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Events calendar March 2016.

Anchorage

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MAR 12

Empty Bowl

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This is the annual spring fund raiser for Bean's Cafe, a not-for-profit organization with the mission to feed the hungry and shelter the homeless. Purchasing a ticket allows the attendee to select one locally made and donated bowl to take home, as well as enjoy soup and cornbread. Dena'ina Center, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. beanscafe.org

Anchorage

MAR 3-6 Anchorage Boat Show

The Anchorage Boat Show is Alaska's largest boat show, dedicated to promoting boating safety and bringing the region's consumer and commercial marine industry together for a weekend full of boating, fishing, and hunting. Sullivan Arena, Thursday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. anchorageboatshow.com

MAR 5 Parade & Procession

Carol Wincenc returns to Anchorage for John Corigliano's Pied Piper Fantasy Concerto for Flute & Orchestra, featuring a parade of young flutists. Regarded by its composer as "such fun," Carnival of the Animals features a procession of fourteen short, whimsical movements, each one representing an animal or group of animals. Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. anchoragesymphony.org

MAR 5 Iditarod Start

"The Last Great Race" has its official start 10 a.m. at 4th Avenue and D Street in Downtown Anchorage. The Re-start takes place the following day in Willow, and the Awards Banquet takes place at the Nome Rec Center on March 20. iditarod.com

MAR 9 New Neighbors, New Diseases? Wildlife Health in a Changing Arctic

Join Caroline Van Hemert from the USGS Alaska Science Center as she discusses several recent disease outbreaks among wild birds as well as research on birds and mammals in the Alaska Arctic. Alaska Zoo, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. adfg.alaska.gov

Juneau

MAR 11-2 Man of La Mancha

Man of La Mancha is a stage musical based on Cervantes epic satiric novel 'Don Quixote." The story takes place in the late 16th century. Miguel de Cervantes (a tax collector, soldier, and author) and his assistant, Sancho, foreclose on a church that failed to pay its taxes. Thus, the two men are thrown into prison by the Spanish Inquisition. Pleading his case, Cervantes gives a dramatic defense by reenacting the story of Don Quixote of La Mancha. Juneau Opera, juneauopera.org

Wasilla

MAR 18-20

Mat-Su Outdoorsman Show

The show includes a gun show, a free archery range for kids, a laser shooting range for all ages, 176 vendors, seminars and demonstrations, and a book signing. Menard Sports Center, Friday Noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. chinookshows.com

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MAR 19

Spring Garden Conference & Reception

This is the 10th annual spring conference and reception for the Alaska Botanical Garden. The theme for 2016 is "Thyme for Gathering." BP Energy Center, 8:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. akbot.org/events

MAR 26

"For the Birds" Auction Fundraiser

This is a fundraiser for the Bird Treatment Learning Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to rehabilitating sick, injured, or orphaned wild birds and providing avian education programs to the public. Hotel Captain Cook. birdtlc.net

MAR-APR 31-24

Rapture, Blister, Burn

Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, this intensely funny play takes a look at gender politics and feminist ideas. Cyrano's. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 7 p.m., Sundays 3 p.m. cyranos.org

Fairbanks

MAR 3-5

Junior North American Championship Sled Dog Race

This dog mushing championship is for mushers ages two through eighteen, with a winning purse of $14,000. Morning Star Park. northpolechampionships.com/junior-north-American-championship

MAR 3-5

Festival of Native Arts

The Festival of Native Arts provides cultural education and sharing through traditional Native dance, music, and traditional arts. fna.community.uaf.edu

Homer

MAR 19

Winter King Salmon Tournament

The 23rd Annual Winter King Salmon Tournament sponsored by the Plomer Chamber of Commerce. 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. homeralaska.org

Juneau

MAR 25

Investigating the 1813 Wreck of the Neva

Historian Jim Geraghty illuminates the life of the renowned scientist and US Geological Survey superintendent whose name Is so prominent in Juneau. Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. mendenhallglacier.net

Ketchikan

MAR 4-5

The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap is the longest-running show of any type in the modern era and is known for its witty script and the murder mystery at its heart-a classical theatrical entertainment by a masterful author. Kayhi Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. ketchikanarts.org

Sitka

MAR-APR 21-2

Arti Gras

Arti-Gras is a two-week celebration of arts events that takes place every spring. The event includes but is not limited to workshops, guest artists, a gallery walk, exhibitions, the Wearable Arts Runway Show & Extravaganza, a forty-eight-hour film fest, classes, and music, thinkartthinksitka.com

Wasilla

MAR 25-26

Equinox Film Festival

The second Annual Equinox Women's Film Festival is an international film festival showcasing women. Last years' festival received more than four hundred submissions. The opening reception of the festival is Friday night. Glenn Massay Theater, 6 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. glennmassaytheater.com

Fairbanks

MAR 6

KTVF 2016 Interior Wedding Showcase

This bridal show has more than sixty vendors to help couples plan their special day. Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center 11 a.m. webcenter11.com/interiorwedding-showcase

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