Hot picks: '52 FORD, Marian Call, Pantera, film fest

Stu Schulman on the lap steel guitar
'52 FORD

Boomer bash

When 11 local musicians realized they'd all be turning 60 this year, Matt Hammer, Hurricane Dave, Michael Faubion, Stu Schulman, Barry Billings, Doug Brown, Bob Horwitz, Billy Neumeister, Bob Parsons and Tall Paul Paslay formed '52 FORD (Funky Old Rockin' Dudes). The band makes its debut 7 p.m. Sunday at -- wait for it -- the Anchorage Senior Activity Center. Admission is free with donations accepted. Visit for info.

A Call to all

Singer-songwriter Marian Call returns to Anchorage for her annual holiday concert titled Christmas Music for People Who Hate Christmas Music, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Out North, $10-$15,

Metal mayhem

The second annual Pantera tribute show features locals Decepticide, Shifter and Waking Cerberus as they cover the songs by the metal titans, 9 p.m. Sunday, free (21 and older). Visit for info.

Coming to a close

The 10-day Anchorage International Film Festival comes to a close this weekend, with movies screening in theaters across the city Friday through Sunday. Check for a full schedule. The Golden Oosikar Awards Ceremony is 5 p.m. Sunday at Organic Oasis, $20 or $10 with the all films pass. You can also catch Best of the Fest screenings at Alaska Experience Theater, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, $8 or free with all-films pass.