'Poor' art show
"The Working Poor: Reflections on Money & Morality" opened Thursday at the UAA Student Union Gallery and will remain on display through June 7. Pieces in the juried exhibition were selected by Sonya Kelliher-Combs and reflect the themes discussed in the book that inspired the show. Summer gallery hours are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 11:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays.
Way off book
Anchorage's incorrigible improvisatory comedy troupe, Scared Scriptless, has been polishing its off-the-cuff skills throughout the long winter. So the upcoming show should be hilarious and tight. "We're bringing our A-game," they promise. Enjoy the show with a burger and beer -- being careful not to snort it out your nose at the punch lines -- at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Snow Goose Theater, 717 W. Third Ave. Tickets are $9 at the door and at centertix.net.
With half the town out fishing, this weekend's a great time to get a good seat at several local shows that wrap up their runs by Memorial Day. "Ten Chimneys," a love letter to theater buffs, will be presented at Cyrano's 413 D St., at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The disco-inspired musical "Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens" will rocket out of town at Mad Myrna's, 530 E. Fifth Ave., at 8 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday. The Alaska Fine Arts Academy in Eagle River has a "faithful, unsentimental version" of the classic "Anne of Green Gables" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; call 694-9809 for more information. And Valley Performing Arts will have its final presentations of "The Trip to Bountiful" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Machetanz Theatre, 251 W. Swanson in Wasilla.
'Poor' art show