With the Eagle River Bear Paw Festival under way this weekend, what better time to reacquaint yourself with Baloo -- the laid-back, chummy bruin from Kipling's "The Jungle Book"? The Alaska Fine Arts Academy is presenting a children's version adapted from the Disney cartoon based on the classic tale. Fans are invited to sing along with favorite tunes in a one-act production that's billed as "perfect for the whole family." Showtimes are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 21. The Academy is at 12340 Old Glenn Highway, Suite 200.
The Metropolitan Opera's 2009 production of "Lucia di Lammermoor" returns for an encore on the big screen. Russian soprano Anna Netrebko stars as the jinxed, neurotic and groomiscidal Scottish bride in a top-drawer telling that casts Walter Scott's tale as a Victorian-era ghost story. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at both Century and Regal multiplexes.
Serious about scribbling
Title Wave Books hosts Writers’ Critique Workshops every Saturday morning starting at 10 a.m. Show up to meet fellow writers and receive what organizers promise to be “constructive criticism for writers of all levels working in fiction.” They welcome all genres, however, all genres including nonfiction and poetry. The store is in the Northern Lights Shopping Center due west from REI. For more information, please call Mary at 569-5075.