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Hot picks: Oct. 5, 2012

Voices carry

Headlined this year by The Exchange, the 19th annual A Capella Festivella takes place Thursday as part of UAA's homecoming week. The group performed on NBC's "The Sing Off," and opening for them is the UAA Glee Club: 7:30 p.m., Wendy Williamson Auditorium, $22 advance, $26 door. $16 and $21 for UAA faculty, staff and alumni, $5 and $10 for students



And there's even more to do at UAA this week: The world-renowned and award-winning break-dancing crew Massive Monkees will defy gravity and the laws of physics 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, UAA Student Union, $5, free for students. music

Yuck it up

Comedian Hannibal Buress has appeared on late-night shows like "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," and he co-hosts "The Eric Andre Show" on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. Catch his stand-up act 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Wendy Williamson Auditorium, $20 advance, $25 door. $5 and$10 for students. Visit for info. 

Going green

A familiar ogre has made the jump from the big screen to the stage, and the Broadway show "Shrek the Musical" has made its way to Anchorage. The musical opens 8 p.m. Friday at Atwood Concert Hall and runs through Sunday, Oct. 14. Check for a full list of show times. Tickets are $40-$77, depending on the day.