Josef Anton Bruckner was an unlovable bumpkin and he knew it. But his symphonies have kept his name alive. Tedious, long-winded, flawed -- they nonetheless contain climaxes of ecstatic power such as few composers have ever achieved. Where did such creativity come from, asks Anchorage playwright Dick Reichman in his new play, "Bruckner's Last Finale." And the answer is ... read the review at adn.com/artsnob later this weekend to find out. Or see it for yourself when it opens 7 p.m. Friday and continues 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 2 at Cyrano's, 413 D St. Tickets are at centertix.net.
Anchorage photographer Clark James Mishler documented the nine-day ride through the back roads of America by four 79-year-olds. The odyssey, and Mishler's documentation of it, will be the subject of "Race Across America, 2012," the next presentation in the American Society of Media Photographers Photo Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Anchorage Museum, 625 C St. Admission is free. Enter by the doors on Seventh Ave.
Footsteps of the past -- and future
Momentum Dance Collective presents a review of the "transformation of dance through nine decades" in a program titled "History. Pop Culture. And All That ... JAZZ." The program will take the audience from the Roaring '20s to contemporary street dance styles, with nods to greats like Fred Astaire, Jack Cole, Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins and Louis Armstrong. Showtime is 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 8-10, at Out North, 3800 DeBarr Road. General admission is $20 in advance, with tickets available at centertix.net and the Out North box office, or $25 at the door.