Arts scene: 'Hmong Bollywood,' Alaska Youth Orchestras, Anchorage Opera

Mike DunhamApril 25, 2013 

South Asia action

Katie Ka Vang, who spent much time watching flamboyant Bollywood musicals as a girl, incorporates their imagery into her one-woman show, "Hmong Bollywood." The performance uses spoken word, video and choreography in addressing her struggles as a Hmong American and the release she found in the fantastic alternate universe of movies from India. Performances take place at 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday at Out North. Tickets are $20.

Pining for spring

The Alaska Youth Orchestras will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. The program includes Respighi's "The Pines of Rome" and Borodin's luscious Symphony No. 2. Keeon Guzman, the winner of this year's concerto competition, will be featured in a movement from Elgar's Cello Concerto. Admission is $15.

Be our guest

Anchorage Opera invites art lovers to an open house 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at its headquarters, 1507 Spar Ave., just north of Alaska Mill and Feed. The staff will have free refreshments and tours, not to mention special deals on subscriptions for next season. If you were part of the sold-out crowd dazzled by this month's "Pirates of Penzance," stop by to find out more about where the magic comes from.

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