Arts Scene: 'Arctic Oil' photography; Jazz and sustenance; 'Come to Me, Leopards'

Arts Reporter
Photo by Frank Flavin"Come to Me, Leopards" at Cyrano's
Frank P. Flavin
“Flying Welding Shack” — Oooguruk pipeline construction, March 2007
Photo by Judy Patrick
Fiber pieces by Linda BRADY FARR, Susan SCHAPIRA and Monica JENICEK LYALL at APU

Cold camera

Judy Patrick has done commercial and industrial photography on Alaska's North Slope for the past 20 years and has compiled her images in an upcoming book, "Arctic Oil." She'll present the slide lecture at the next meeting of the American Society of Media Photographers/Alaska at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The session will take place in the classroom at the Anchorage Museum, 625 C St. The public is welcome to attend and admission is free. Enter through the doors on the 7th Avenue side of the building.

Jazz and sustenance

The talented musicians of the Jazz Fighting Hunger Project present "Celebration!" -- a fundraiser for the Food Bank of Alaska -- on Sunday at the Anchorage Museum, 625 C St. Performers include Tom Bargelski, Cameron Cartland, John Damberg, Dan McElrath, Pat Owen and Ray Booker. Special guests will include Pamyua, Melissa Bledsoe Fischer and Brenda Vulgamore. The concert, which starts at 7:15 p.m., will be preceded by a silent auction and reception catered by Marx Brothers. Tickets for the event are $50 at and, depending on availability, at the door. As always, 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the food bank. More info at

Lace 'em up

An Anchorage women's running team is training for a marathon when their coach goes missing. Is it an abduction? An unannounced trip? Or just a really, really long solo run along the remote trails of the city? A detective arrives to gather details from the team members as they wrestle with how to continue as a group. Local playwright Arlitia Jones' latest play, "Come to Me, Leopards," will be performed at Cyrano's, 413 D St., at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 17. Tickets are available at

Compiled by arts reporter
Mike Dunham