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ANCHORAGE

579-9/6 Anchorage Market & Festival

Open every Saturday through the summer season, this open-air market and festival is an opportunity to shop for fresh produce, live entertainment, and more than three hundred vendors. Third and E Street Parking lot, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. anchoragemarkets.com

10 Bear Aware Event on Mother's Day

This family-friendly event will refresh visitors on bear and moose facts and safety information in a fun, outdoor setting. Watch bear-resistant trashcan demonstrations and enjoy hands-on bear related booth activities and a kids craft station. Because it's Mother's Day, moms are free. Alaska Zoo, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. alaskazoo.org/bear-aware-event

5/28-6/21 Venus in Fur

This tango of dominance between actress and director and woman and man is a laugh-out-loud study of the politics of sex and power guaranteed to charm. Cyrano's Theatre; Thursday through Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m. cyranos.org

5/30-6/6 Alaska PrideFest Week

Events this year include the Kickoff Barbeque, Pride FilmFest at the Bear Tooth Theatre, the Front Runner Pride Fun Run/Walk and barbeque, drag queen bingo, equality parade, and the festival on the Delaney Parkstrip. alaskapride.org

CORDOVA

7-10 Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival

Highlights of the 25th anniversary of the Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival will be stories told by storyteller Rebecca Horn, learning about rehabilitated birds with Bird TLC (Bird Treatment and Learning Center), guided field trips, and Birding 101 classes, as well as classes, workshops, and talks with illustrator, author, and naturalist Maryjo Koch, copperriverdeltashorebirdfestival.com

FAIRBANKS

23 Bacon Festival Fairbanks

Celebrate how this tasty pork product saved Fairbanks during the 1906 fire. Enjoy vendors, bacon tasting, live entertainment, and all things bacon. Golden Heart Plaza in Downtown Fairbanks. explorefairbanks.com

HAINES

22-23 Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival

Activities include the Gourmet Beer Banquet on Friday evening; Fun-run on Saturday morning; and live music, local food, and excellent craft beers from breweries and distributors across the state Saturday afternoon. Limited tickets available. Must be 21 with valid ID to enter. Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds, seakfair.org

HOMER

7-10 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

Starting off with a pre-festival Junior Birder event on Wednesday, May 6, the festival includes family bird walks, field excursions, and science talks, all led by expert guides, naturalists, and speakers. homeralaska.org

JUNEAU

1-16 Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival

Nationally-recognized for its line-up of world-class artists, this unique sixteen-day festival offers a spectacular mix of blues, jazz, and classical performances and workshops and family entertainment in an array of venues including aboard boats for the popular "classical and blues cruises "jazzandclassics.org

KENAI

15-18 Kenai Peninsula Birding Festival

This four-day festival is designed to showcase and celebrate peninsula birds for all ages and abilities. Activities include informative sessions, birding field excursions, a PEEPs young artists contest, and a barbeque. kenaiwatershed.org

KODIAK

16 Chocolate Lover's Fling and Art Auction

The inaugural year of the Discover Kodiak Chocolate Lover's Fling in 2009 featured a halibut tail art auction and more chocolate than anyone really needs to eat. Add music and wine and it's a winning combination at this adult date-night event. For more information call 907-486-4782. kodiak.org/island_events

21-25 Kodiak Crab Festival

Join locals and visitors at the 2015 Kodiak Crab Festival for great food, games, activities, interactive rides, parade, and more. kodiak.org/island_events

TALKEETNA

16-17 Cliff Hudson Memorial Fly-In

The Hudson Memorial Fly In is an event that celebrates the rich aviation history of Talkeetna Alaska. Activities include a poker run, aircraft performance demonstrations, fly-over, silent auction, pancake feed, and Young Eagles Flights, abovealaska.com/flyin

NINILCHIK

16-17 Fiber Arts Festival

This interactive fiber arts event connects the community with activities like fiber exhibitions, workshops, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects with children and adults, and livestock. There will be a fiber arts market of local artists' work and fiber supplies, lecture and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources. Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. kenaipeninsulafair.com

PALMER

10 Musk Ox Mother's Day Opening

Come celebrate Mother's Day and opening day on the farm. See the moms tend to their newborn calves and bring your own mom for free admission. Aside from all our new babies, enjoy great local music, a barbeque, and ice cream. Must Ox Farm, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. muskoxfarm.org

PETERSBURG

14-17 Little Norway Festival

Syttende Mai or May 17th, celebrates the signing of Norway's Constitution in 1814. Petersburg's Little Norway Festival celebrates not only Norway's Constitution, but US Armed Forces Day, the coming of spring, and beginning of the fishing season, petersburg.org

SKAGWAY

23 Spring Stroll

Skagway merchants and tour operators open their doors for everyone to familiarize themselves with what's being offered this visitor season and be a tourist for a day. skagwaynews.com

WASILLA

8-31 The Diary of Anne Frank

The play is a dramatization based upon the writings of the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Valley Performing Arts; Friday and Saturday evenings 7 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. valleyperformingarts.org

YAKUTAT

28-31 Yakutat Tern Festival

Participants of the festival will enjoy birding activities, natural history field trips, art exhibits, educational events for kids and adults, and Native cultural presentation, a photo context, and 2015 Keynote Speaker John M. Marzluff of the University of Washington. yakutatternfestival.org
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