Fundraiser for kids' art
The fledgling nonprofit Vivid Colors, Ink, is hoping to raise $50,000 to purchase art supplies for young people. Their inaugural fundraising event, "Explosion of the Arts," will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, at Out North, Primrose and DeBarr. There will be live and silent auctions, "heavy" appetizers and live comedy, among other attractions. Tickets are $35. More information is available at facebook.com/paintmevivid.
Horn in hand
UAA Jazz Week wraps up with two shows featuring trumpet master Dale Curtis and special guests jamming with UAA jazz students. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, in the UAA Fine Arts Building Recital Hall. General admission is $19 with various discounts for UAA students, seniors and military, at uaatix.com or 786-4849.
Six sweet strings
Classical guitarist Valerie Hartzell, now living in England, is back in Alaska for a flurry of performances. She'll be joined by pianist and mezzo-soprano Tamara McCoy for a concert of music ranging from baroque to modern pieces at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Anchorage Lutheran Church, 1420 N St. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to keep the church's recital series going.
Compiled by arts reporter