Hot Picks: Great Alaska Shootout, 'Tellabration', Doctor Who

Bobby Ziegler and Steffi Vigoren of Pretty Brids That Kill

Great Alaska Shootout

Anchorage's annual basketball feast begins Tuesday at Sullivan Arena. It's where getting stuffed is something that happens to unfortunate shooters, not turkeys.

Since 1978, the Great Alaska Shootout has been a holiday staple. This year, the Seawolves are sitting at the grown-ups' table. As usual, the UAA men and women are the only NCAA Division II teams in an otherwise Division I field, which means any UAA victory is worth savoring.

Eight men's teams and four women's teams will battle for five days at Sullivan, with the women playing Tuesday and Wednesday and the men playing Wednesday through Saturday. See for more. 


Dance, dance, dance

The weather has finally turned cold and snowy, but there are plenty of indoor dance parties going on this weekend to help you get your ya-yas out. In addition to the Ghost Hands release party and Sick Puppies in concert (see Pages 1-2), Mad Myrna's will feature four bands on Saturday: The Modern Savage, Pretty Birds That Kill, Cliff and Ivy and Shy Bones (530 E. 5th Ave.). Post-hardcore band The Noise Brigade will celebrate the release of their new album at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Muldoon Boys and Girls Club with Conscripts, The Harlequin State, Figures and City in Ashes ($5, 1251 Muldoon Road). On Sunday, Cliff and Ivy will perform with punk musician Saucy Yoda at Chilkoot Charlie's.



Join the Storytellers' Guild of Anchorage for "Tellabration," a worldwide event performed every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Refreshments will be provided. 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, Wilda Marston Theater, Loussac Library, 3600 Denali St. Free. Donations accepted. Call 345-9658 or see for more.


Doctor Who: 'The Day of the Doctor' 3D

The 50th anniversary special of the legendary British science-fiction program "Doctor Who" will be shown on the big screen Monday, Nov. 25, at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m at the Regal Tikahtnu (1102 N. Muldoon Road) and Century 16 (301 E. 36th Ave.).