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Hot picks: Young Dubliners, Matt Hopper, Oscars

Luck of the Irish

Fusing traditional Irish folk with modern rock and roll, the Young Dubliners return to Alaska for a two-night stand at the Sitzmark Bar and Grill in Girdwood. The band plays 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $20 (21 and older). Visit for info.

Feel the funk

Local jam band Big Fat Buddha mixes rock with a bit of funk, and the group will take that mix to the Tap Root stage on Friday, 9 p.m., with Ben Balivet, $5 (21 and older). Visit for info.

And the winner is...

Hoping to see all nine of the Best Picture nominees before the Oscars on Feb. 24? Century is screening an Oscar Marathon the next two weekends, with five playing this Saturday and the other four playing the next. Showtimes are listed under the movie posters to the right, and $50 will get you in to all of them.

Sparks fly

Restless wanderer and rock-and-roller Matt Hopper is back in Alaska, and his ragtag band the Roman Candles is playing 9 p.m. Saturday at Tap Root, with Emma Hill and Indignados, $7 (21 and older). Visit for info.

Late Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday may have come and gone and Lent already begun, but don't tell Koot's that. Its annual Spenardi Gras party kicks off 9 p.m. Saturday, with the promise of $1,000 in prizes to be handed out. Visit for info.