Arts Scene: 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice', Eileen Ivers and Lauren Zuniga

Arts Reporter
A scene of Shostakovich's "The Nose" with the title character (actor Frank Colardo).
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
The Sorcerer's Apprentice - the dragon.
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Paulo Szot as Kovalyov in Dmitri Shostakovich's "The Nose."
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
Paulo Szot as Kovalyov and Sergei Skorokhodov as Ivan in Shostakovich's "The Nose."
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Cool brooms

Darl Schaaff's popular Halloween ballet "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" returns to the Discovery Theatre for two performances, 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Bring the family in costume to enjoy the adventures of a young magician, wartwillies, dragons and -- of course -- dancing brooms. Tickets are $25 at

Fantastic fiddler

Celtic fiddle sensation Eileen Ivers, who's toured the world with bands and as a soloist and accompanied "Riverdance" performances, will be featured with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra in a pops concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in Atwood Concert Hall. Tickets, $44-$27 are available at

Out of joint

The Metropolitan Opera presents Dmitri Shostakovich's sarcastic romp "The Nose" and Anchorage audiences can see it (more or less) live on the big screen at Century 16 or Regal Tikahtnu cinemas at 12:55 p.m. Saturday. Paulo Szot stars as Kovalyov, the ill-starred bureaucrat who has to go searching for his nose after it wanders off. The HD broadcast will be repeated at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Slam champ

There haven't been that many people who could call themselves a "nationally touring poet" since Vachel Lindsay's day, but Lauren Zuniga is one. A three-time National Slam finalist, author of two collections, she's represented Oklahoma in eight national poetry competitions and finished in the top 20 at the Women of World Poetry Slam every year since 2008. She'll recite and riff at 7 p.m. on Friday at the UAA Fine Arts Building Recital Hall. General admission is $5. Find out more at

Compiled by arts reporter
Mike Dunham