Sex and politics
"Mrs. President," Victoria Bond's opera based on the life of Victoria Woodhull -- the first woman to run for U.S. President -- will get its first full concert performances in Anchorage at 8 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Anchorage Opera will debut the much-talked-about piece in a concert version at the Discovery Theatre, with Valerie Bernhardt as the complicated title character and Scott Ramsay as her love/hate interest, the powerful abolitionist preacher Henry Ward Beecher. Reviews of the piece in New York workshop readings say it "celebrates the lyric capabilities of the human voice." There'll be a review posted Saturday morning at adn.com/artsnob. art
Blade on wood
K.C. Crowley describes his new show, "Rough Cut," as "a visual journal of travels and experiences over the last 12 months." It consists of fantastical images of nature and wildlife with human or mythic elements. The woodcut images have been transferred to archival cotton paper, a departure from his brush-and-ink work, but not that far removed from the lino-cut images of birds that have earned him a following. "Rough Cut" will be on display this month at Sevigny Studio and Gallery, 608 W. Fourth Ave. music
Celtic music master Patrick Ball returns to Alaska with two colleagues, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter, in a program titled "Legends of the Celtic Harp." All three are superb Celtic harp players and they promise to take you deep into the myths, magic and fabled history of this most captivating instrument." The Turnagain Community Arts Alliance and Arctic Siren Productions are sponsoring the concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Snow Goose Theater. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for students, seniors and military. Call 245-7311 for more information.