Arts Scene: Switchblade words, The bride comes armed, Free day at museum

Arts Reporter
Natalie Dessay sings the role of Lucia at the Lyric Opera in Chicago.
Two Dena’ina bear gut parkas, among only a handful known to exist, are displayed at the “Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi: The Dena’ina Way of Living” exhibit.
Erik Hill

Switchblade words

Two couples meet for a polite adult discussion about a playground incident involving their children in "God of Carnage." Within a few sentences, the grown-ups are sniping, snarking and slashing at each other, flaying concepts of social niceties and revealing their own base instincts. Perseverance Theatre's deliciously wicked and witty production wraps up this weekend with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday in Sydney Laurence Theatre. Tickets are available at

The bride comes armed

Anchorage Opera presents three performances of "Lucia di Lammermoor" this weekend. The emotional and dramatic story set in gloomy Scotland involves love, lies, murder and madness -- and what's considered to be some of the best music ever written for an Italian opera. English translations will be projected above the stage. The overture starts at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday in the Discovery Theatre. Tickets are available at

Free day at museum

Wells Fargo is covering your admission to the Anchorage Museum, 625 C St., on Sunday. In honor of Alaska Native Heritage Month, activities will focus on the museum's current show, "Dena'inaq' Huch'ulyeshi: The Dena'ina Way of Living," the first major exhibition anywhere about the Dena'ina Athabascan people. Experts on the subject will be available to meet visitors face to face, 2-4 p.m.

Compiled by arts reporter
Mike Dunham