Perseverance Theatre's production of "A Raisin in the Sun," the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a black Chicago family agonizing about how to raise their status, concludes this weekend. The first shows last week sold out. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday in Sydney Laurence Theatre. Tickets, $23-$32, are available at centertix.net. Amply suitable for all ages.
Mightier than the sword
Former Anchorage newsman Howard Weaver is back in his hometown with his new memoir, “Write Hard, Die Free.” The one-time boy reporter in pre-pipeline Anchorage went on to guide the Anchorage Daily News to two Pulitzer Prizes. He will read from the book and talk about news, writing and life at 4 p.m. Friday at the UAA Campus Bookstore. Free.
The Alaska Chamber Singers wrap up their 25th season this weekend with what may be the artistic event of the year. The program features the world premiere of “Alaska Spring” by Grammy-winner Libby Larsen, one of America’s leading contemporary composers. The piece uses poetry by former Alaska poet laureate Tom Sexton, who will read the works in conjunction with the performance. The guest conductor will be nationally renowned Anton Armstrong, conductor of the famed St. Olaf Choir — widely considered the best college choir in the country. Performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Anchorage and at 4 p.m. on Sunday at St. Andrew Church in Eagle River. Tickets are available at centertix.net.