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Arts scene (10/8/10)

Arts Reporter Mike Dunham

theater

Guinnesses, grins and grimaces

Conor McPherson's play "Seafarer" spends Christmas Eve in Dublin where Sharky and his friends play cards and down grog while coming to terms with life's disappointment and promises made long ago. Join the shocking festivities -- simultaneously comic and searing -- at Cyrano's, 413 D St., 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 17. Tickets are $18 and $20 at centertix.net.

art

Cycling through

If you've already put away your bicycle for the season, relive the pleasures of pedal power with Gina Edwards' art show, "Be the Bike," on display this month at Snow City Cafe, Fourth Avenue and L Street. Edwards eyes two-wheel transportation through humorous and atmospheric lenses, often melding the pleasures of biking with the nearness of nature.

music

Six singular sensations

The adventurous chamber group Concertante performs in the Discovery Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The half-dozen young virtuosi will play arrangements of Elgar's Serenade for Strings and Chopin's Piano Quintet in E Minor, along with a little ragtime. Tickets are $30-$38 at centertix.net or call 263-2787. More information and video of the group can be found at www.anchorageconcerts.org.


Compiled by arts reporter Mike Dunham