Hot picks: 'The Ends of the Earth,' Los Holy Santos Gang, Le'andria Johnson, Glass Halo

AnchorageMay 9, 2013 

Alaska on screen

Filmmaker John Grabowska and Katmai National Park staff will be on hand for the Alaska premiere of "The Ends of the Earth," a documentary about the wildlife, geography and history of the Alaska Peninsula. The movie screens 5:30 and 7 :30 p.m. Thursday at Bear Tooth, $3.50, with proceeds benefiting Alaska Geographic.


'Frontier rock'

Homer's Los Holy Santos Gang recently released "Twain," the band's latest full-length blend of Americana and self-described "frontier rock." The four-piece is traveling north for a couple shows this weekend: 9 p.m. Friday, Brown Bear Saloon in Indian, and 9 p.m. Saturday, Tap Root. Both are $5. Listen to "Twain" at

Songs of faith

Le'andria Johnson won the third season of "Sunday Best," BET's gospel singing competition series, and she won the 2011 Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance for the song "Jesus." Johnson performs at Bartlett High Auditorium Friday, 8 p.m. Tickets are $35, available at

Open for business

The snow has receded and the days are getting longer, but here's yet another sign that summer is fast approaching: The Anchorage Market & Festival opens Saturday. Check out the vendors, grab a snack and enjoy the entertainment on stage from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, now until mid-September at Third Avenue and E Street. Visit for info. 

One more time

Local metal band Glass Halo is parting ways with vocalist Seth Procter, who will be moving to Washington. Catch this lineup in action one last time, 9 p.m. Friday, Carousel Lounge, with City in Ashes, Shifter and Make for the Morning, free (21 and older).

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misspelled the name of filmmaker John Grabowska.


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