Hot picks: Zombie bike ride, Xmas Xplosion, burlesque, Family Holiday Pops

Kamala Stiner of the Viva Voom Brrr-Lesque show
Bob Hallinen
Local metalheads 36 Crazyfists
The third annual Anchorage Running Club zombie marathon and half marathon started at Goose Lake on Oct. 15, 2011.
Anne Raup



Got a bike with studded or fat tires? Like zombies? Why not combine the two? The inaugural Zombie Apocalypse Winter Bike Ride encourages riders to dress in their best undead threads and take a 5-mile spin. Meet at Middle Way Cafe, 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Free. music

To the xtreme

With Xmas Xplosion, the holiday season is shaping up to be a heavy one. Local metalheads 36 Crazyfists headline this show with openers Delmag, Donkey Punch and DJ Cross, 8 p.m. Saturday, Koot's, $20 advance, $25 door (21 and older). Visit for info.



Naughty or nice?

For those on Santa's naughty list: VivaVoom Brr-Lesque's "Santa Surprise! A Nut-Crackin' Burlesque Bedtime Story" concludes its bawdy run at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Koot's. Tickets are $25 (21 and older). Visit for info.


Holiday tunes

'Tis the season for caroling, and the Anchorage Concert Chorus is celebrating the holidays with the Family Holiday Pops concert, which promises holiday favorites and surprises for the young ones, 4 p.m. Sunday, Atwood Concert Hall, $25-$39 adults, $12.50-$19.50 children. Visit for info.