Hot Picks: Sweet Cheeks Cabaret, Chinese New Year, Soup'r Bowl

Sweet Cheeks Cabaret presents: 'Destination Love!'

Bring your favorite valentine to this cheeky and saucy show. Sweet Cheeks Cabaret presents a vintage dating game show and tribute to love before the Internet (cabaret style). Come dressed in your favorite vintage wear for a chance to win best costume. Enjoy live cabaret dance, jazz vocals and prizes. 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Feb. 6-7, Tap Root Public House, 3300 Spenard Road. General admission, $12 advance, $17 door. Reserved seating, $25-$30. (

Soup'r Bowl VI

Local chefs will compete for top "soupologist" honors. Onlookers will taste soups in four categories: meat, seafood, vegetarian and cream before voting to decide Best Overall Soup. The event will include a display of a football field that shows the voting progress. The restaurant with the most touchdowns will win in one of the soup categories and give that chef and restaurant bragging rights to the Best Soup in Anchorage title. Soup will be available for purchase ($5) by the pint. Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Chilkoot Charlie's, 2435 Spenard Road. $15 adults, $10 kids ages 10 and younger; available at the door.

Urban Yeti Improv

Urban Yeti is a new improv group. Their "Frigid Affair" series features scenes inspired by Daily News headlines and relies heavily on audience participation. 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Alaska Experience Theatre, 333 W. Fourth Ave. $10-$11. (

Year of the Horse

Join the Alaska Chinese Association to welcome in the Chinese New Year. The celebration features Chinese cuisine from local restaurants, the iconic Lion Dance, the Dragon Dance and other performances, and raffles (including a ticket on China Airlines from Los Angeles to Asia). Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, East Anchorage High School Auditorium, 4025 E. Northern Lights Blvd. $20. (830-2500,

Art Showcase Open House and Preview

The Art Showcase Open House and Preview is on Friday, January 31st from 5-8 p.m. at Alaska Public Media with the music of jazz quartet EZ R and B. Information and online catalog at The Art Auction is sponsored by Charles Schwab and benefits Alaska Public Media. 5-8 p.m. Friday, Alaska Public Media, 3877 University Drive. The live, televised auction on KAKM-7 highlights local Alaskan artists and features a wide variety of works that you can bid on. Tune in from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. (