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KTVA 11′s Out & About Dec. 6-8

By Hope Miller 2:48 PM December 6, 2013

Looking for something to do? Here are 11 events going on this weekend.

1. Twelve Days of Christmas Pub Crawl: Collaborative Minds, a community-focused group, and concert promotions company Family Tree Presents will host the third annual Twelve Days of Christmas Pub Crawl Saturday from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. to raise funds for Pump Up The Kids — a program that benefits foster teens. Twelve downtown businesses make up a boozy route, and after you collect a stamp at each location and turn in their filled-in map, you can enter a drawing to win 50,000 Alaska Airline miles. Downtown bars and businesses will also accept cash donations, sell event novelty items and host silent auctions, according to a Facebook page about for the event. For more information click here.

2. Anchorage International Film Festival: Anchorage’s most diverse film festival kicks off Friday with a screening of “Icebound,” a documentary about the 1925 Serum Run at 8 p.m. The festival features a smorgasbord of feature-length films, shorts, documentaries, events and more. More than 100 films from 20 countries will be shown, according to film festival’s Web page, and the festival runs through Sunday, Dec. 15. Films will be shown at local venues such as the Alaska Experience Theatre and Bear Tooth Theatrepub, and the winners of the Great Alaskan Short Film Contest will be announced. Click here for more information.

3. Seward Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair: In case you missed the craft fair at the Dena’ina Center or the one at the Anchorage Museum, you can head down to Seward this weekend to catch more vendors selling their work. The artists will be at the cruise ship terminal Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

4. UAA Crafts Fair: If Seward is too far of a trek, there’s also the UAA Crafts Fair at the student union Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 90 Alaskan artists and craftspersons will be at the bazaar with handmade items constructed in the Last Frontier. The crafts fair is juried to maintain high caliber of artists. Click here for more information.

5. “This is my adventure: A photography Exhibit:” Dec. 6 is a First Friday, and that means extra art will be on display around town. Stop by Snow City Cafe Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. to catch the opening of Kerry Klauder’s exhibit displaying his travels from around the world. Appetizers will be served, and you can purchase beer and wine.

6. Alaska Railroad holiday trains: Surround yourself with snow-covered mountains aboard one of the Alaska Railroad’s holiday trains. They depart from the Anchorage Historic Depot and mosey south along the Turnagain Arm to Indian before returning to Anchorage. Trains leave in the morning and afternoon Saturday, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14. The morning train sets off at 10 a.m. and the afternoon train departs at 2 p.m. Tickets are $49 for adults and $29 for children 2 to 11 years old. Click here for more information.

7. Rage City Rollergirls: Catch Anchorage’s rollergirls for a Saturday bout as they take on the Boom Town Derby Dames of Palmer at the AT&T Sports Pavilion. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the action gets rolling at 7 p.m. Click here for more information.

8. Guns N’ Hoses: The Anchorage Fire Department and a lone police officer team up Sunday to duel UAA hockey alumni at the Sullivan Arena in the 14th annual Guns N’ Hoses hockey game. The competition started out as AFD against APD and the name stuck, but the game has evolved over the years, according to Eric Tuott, an official with the city firefighters union. The Anchorage Police Department Employees Association is still a major sponsor of the event, however, and there will be a demonstration with the K9 unit. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the puck drops at 4 p.m. Admission is $1 with a jersey and $5 without. There will be free activities for kids and an appearance by Star the reindeer.

9. Native People’s Bazaar: For authentic Alaska Native art and handcrafts, head to the Alaska Native Medical Center Saturday for the 30th annual Native People’s Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items such as masks, fur hats, whalebone carvings, jewelry, slippers, dolls and Christmas ornaments will be for sale, and there will also be live entertainment. This event is cash only, so leave your credit and debit cards at home.

10. Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt: Need something to do with the kids Friday? Bring your flashlight to Russian Jack Park at 6 p.m. to find the candy canes Santa has hidden. The event is $5 and hot cocoa will be served after the search. Click here for more information.

11. First Friday at the Anchorage Museum: You get free admission to the Anchorage Museum from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight as part of the museum’s First Friday. Listen to live music, snag a cocktail from Muse, get a behind-the-scenes look look at a graphic novel-style exhibition, see a Pink Floyd light show and more. Click here for more information. 

 Have a weekend event you’d like to suggest to us? Email us at 11news@KTVA.com

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