Hot Picks for the weekend

Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News Seventh graders at Central Middle School of Science work together to build structures out of Legos during the Write It/Do It portion of the science intensive. The event was an exercise in technical writing which students used to create explicit instructions for building the lego structure. 041216041216
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Ying Yang Twins

This Atlanta-based hip-hop duo that made waves in 2000 with "Whistle While You Twurk" and their song "Halftime (Stand Up and Get Crunk)" is now a standard in many NFL football stadiums. The Twins' formula is simple: gritty delivery, catchy dance beats and lyrics that are definitely for adults only. 21 and older. 9 p.m. Thursday, Club Soraya, 333 W. Fourth Ave. $25-$35. (227-7923, showdownalaska.com)

Arabs and Muslims: What Alaskans Should Know

Join the Alaska World Affairs Council for this presentation by Egyptian-American playwright Yussef El Guindi, with moderation by Alaska Public Media's Steve Lindbeck. Presenters will discuss Arab and Muslim stereotypes in the media. This event is free for students with valid ID. Others: $15-$35. Noon Friday, Petroleum Club of Anchorage, 3301 C St. RSVP online or by contacting info@alaskaworldaffairs.org or 276-8038.

Late Nite Catechism: Til Death Do Us Part

In the sequel to the long-running solo comedy show, members of the audience become members of a nun's school class. After teaching countless students about the saints, venial sins, limbo and more, Sister is now offering up lessons on the sacraments of Marriage and Last Rites, including her own version of "The Newlywed Game." Classroom participation is a must, so bring along your sweetie and your sense of humor for some quality time with Sister, the feistiest couples counselor in town. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave. $38-$45. (Centertix.net)

Lego Club

Join librarians for Lego Club on the fourth Saturday of every month. Try to complete the monthly build challenge or free-build to test your creativity. The best creations will be displayed inside the library. School-age children encouraged, but there will be a little builders section of blocks for younger siblings. All children under age 8 must be accompanied by a parent. Snacks provided. 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Mt. View Neighborhood Library, 120 Bragaw St. Free. (343-2818, anchoragelibrary.org)

Compliments Hair Salon's Cut-A-Thon

Get a new do and do some good. Compliments Hair Salon and the American Diabetes Association of Alaska are teaming up for a cause. Stop by between noon and 4 p.m. Sunday and receive a haircut for a $15 donation. Proceeds go to the American Diabetes Association's Date for Diabetes fundraiser. 2101 Abbott Road, Suite No. 2. (349-7722, complimentsak.com)

David Sedaris

Celebrated humorist and New York Times best-selling author David Sedaris will visit Anchorage for an evening of commentary and satire, including a question-and-answer session. Sedaris' most recent work is "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls," the last in a line of works that include "Me Talk Pretty One Day," "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim" and "When You Are Engulfed in Flames." 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Atwood Concert Hall. Tickets $39-$59 at centertix.net.