Hot Picks: Feeding Frenzy, Pearl Jam, high school robotics

'Even Flow'

Local bands Bushwood, Shy Bones, Arc of Silence and Chasing Crazy will get their grunge on when they pay tribute to Pearl Jam. Show starts 8 p.m. Saturday at Koot's, $5 (21 and older). Visit for info. 

Battle of the droids

The 2013 Alaska High School Robotics Championship will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the University of Alaska Anchorage Wells Fargo Sports Complex. Thirty-six teams from 20 schools across Alaska will compete to build robots and put them through time trials for specific tasks -- herding balls, lifting weights, stacking material and maneuvering through the test court. The public is welcome to attend and marvel in person or watch the action streaming live at

Spring forward

The annual spring break blowout at H2Oasis is going down Friday. This year it's called Snapbacks & Tattoos, featuring a contest for best tattoo. This installment of the electronic dance music festival features headliners Ultraviolet, Hyperfunk and Evenflo, 9 p.m. Friday, $30, $45 VIP (16 and older). Visit for info.

Golden Heart City sounds

A couple Fairbanks bands take the stage at Tap Root this weekend. Ragtag folk outfit Feeding Frenzy joins the country-blues combo Annie Where the Sun Don't Shine. Opening the night is Anchorage singer-songwriter Michael Howard. The show starts 9 p.m. Friday, $5 (21 and older). Visit for info.

Beer-raising fundraiser

The Alaska Aviation Museum is raising funds to fly its 1931 Fairchild Pilgrim this summer, and to that end the museum is hosting a beer tasting of eight different brews from Alaska breweries. The event also features live music by Lisa Good, plus food and an auction, 6-9 p.m. Friday, $45 or $40 for museum members (21 and older). Visit for info.