We will be open 7am-2pm this Thanksgiving. We will be serving breakfast and coffee as usual, but Flatbreads will not be available. Stop by and grab a pound of coffee for your holiday event! We will resume normal hours Friday, November 28.
Our Museum Cafe will be closed November 27-30.
Join us Friday, November 28, at Birch Hill for the Turkey Day Relay, we will have our coffee cart inside the Ski Chalet and will be serving up coffee and cocoa starting at 10am.
No Fairbanks summer is complete without the Midnight Sun Festival, the biggest single-day event in Alaska. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Avenues will be closed to traffic and become pedestrian zone. The year 2014 will mark the festival’s 33rd year of bringing great food, great shopping and great people together in downtown Fairbanks.
COMMIE CAMP: Sunday, March 2, 5:00 pm at Alaska Coffee Roasting, Geist Rd.
In 2012, right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh publicized an expose by the libertarian organization Americans for Limited Government: President Obama’s nominee to head the Bureau of Labor Statistics had sent her kids to a Jewish summer camp with ‘Communist roots’ which ‘indoctrinates’ its campers with ‘extremist’ ideology. Comedian and filmmaker Katie Halper went to that very camp, Camp Kinderland, as did her mother and grandmother. Have they been brainwashed? Are the children attending camp today in danger? If so, can they be saved? There’s only one-way to find out–by going back to camp. Following four nine-years-olds
Commie Camp reveals what really goes on at Kinderland. We watch the children learn how to debate problems facing the world, commemorate the Holocaust, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, play World Peace Olympics, and have the times of their lives!
USA | 2013 | documentary| 81 minutes | information at http://www.commiecamp.com
WHEN COMEDY WENT TO SCHOOL: Sunday, February 23, 5:00 pm at the Alaska Coffee Roasting, Geist Rd.
Why are there so many Jewish comedians? When Comedy Went To School answers this question with an entertaining portrait of this country's greatest comics – the generation that includes the likes of Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, and Jerry Stiller, all of whom make appearances, telling jokes and telling their stories. The answer is also found in upstate New York's Catskill Mountains, aka the Borscht Belt, where Jewish immigrants transformed lush farmland into the 20th century's largest resort complex. Those Catskill hotels and bungalow colonies provided the setting for a remarkable group of young Jewish-American comedians to hone their craft and become worldwide legends. It was truly When Comedy Went to School. Guest speaker Rabbi Dov Gartenberg of Juneau will lead a discussion following the film.
USA | 2012 | documentary | 83 minutes. | information and trailer at: www.whencomedywenttoschool.com