The Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour features movies exploring rivers, lakes and oceans the world over, and the tour stops at Tap Root Wednesday and Thursday. Screenings start at 6 p.m., $15. Visit taprootalaska.com or reelpaddling filmfestival.com for info.
Chilkoot Charlie's is celebrating 43 years in Spenard, and though Koot's got its start in the '70s, the club is marking the occasion with an '80s-themed party. MC of the festivities is rapper Tone Loc, whose hits "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina" ruled the tail end of that decade. 9 p.m. Friday, $13 (21 and older). Visit koots.com for info.
Loud and clear
Singer and guitarist Jerry Joseph has been at it for more than 30 years, and last year's double album, "Happy Book," with his band the Jackmormons covers a large swath of rock 'n' roll history. Catch them at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sitzmark Bar & Grill, Girdwood, $10 advance, $15 door (21 and older). Visit alyeskaresort.com for info.
Singer Gretchen Parlato's song list includes everything from bossa nova to Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder, and that list will be put to use at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Theatre, $33-$38. Visit centertix.net for info.