On the trail
Marc Lester photographically reported the Iditarod race for the fourth time this year. At 7 p.m. Tuesday he will present the American Society of Media Photographers/Alaska First Tuesday Slide/Lecture with tales from the trail and stunning images of dogs, mushers and Alaska. "The Iditarod, Long Days, Logistics and Luck" will take place in the classroom at the Anchorage Museum. Enter on the Seventh Avenue side of the building. The event is free.
The hills are alive
Anchorage Opera celebrates its 50th season with "The Sound of Music," starting tonight. Bill Fabris directs and Kelly Kuo leads an orchestra of 30 in this all-stops-out production. A free brown-bag talk about the show and its background will take place at noon today in the public conference room at Loussac Library. The show itself takes place at 8 p.m. Friday and April 6; 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and April 7; 4 p.m. Sunday; and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday in the Discovery Theatre. Tickets are $35-$105 at centertix.net.
Everyone wants to utter an untruth from time to time, but most of us are restrained by childhood recollections of the taste of soap. But on Sunday, permission is granted to willfully exaggerate, deceive or trot out an utterly outrageous tale. That's what the Liar's Club plans to do at 7 p.m. at Anchorage Community Theater, 1133 E. 70th, off the Old Seward Highway. Tickets are $5 -- or so we're told by the prevaricators.