Hot Picks: Liar's Club, Cardboard Sled Derby, 'All the Great Books'

Teams raced two at a time in their homemade cardboard and duct tape sleds during the Kincaid Cardboard Sled Derby on Friday, March 15, 2013. The Anchorage Parks and Recreation sponsored event awarded prizes for speed, distance and creativity in different age classes.
Bob Hallinen
Pilings of former homes in Chenega village at Chenega Cove in western Prince William Sound are all that remain from destruction caused by waves created by the Alaska earthquake on March 27, 1964. Only the school house on high ground was undamage.
U.S. Geological Survey

Liar's Club

Billed as an "entertaining evening of tall tales and bald-faced lies," the Storytellers' Guild of Anchorage and special guests will mark April Fool's Day with untruths, omissions, exaggerations and other amusing deceptions. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Anchorage Community Theatre, 1133 E. 70th Ave. Free. Donations accepted. (345-9658,

'All the Great Books'

Literature's greatest hits are condensed into 90 minutes of surreal comedy and sophisticated irreverence. 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through April 13, Cyrano's Theater Company, 413 D St. $18-$20. (274-2599,

Kincaid Cardboard Sled Derby

Children, teens, adults and families will come together to observe a hallowed tradition: racing down a steep hill in a sled made only of cardboard, duct tape and/or white glue. Age divisions are 6-12, 13-17, 18-plus and family. Register in advance or on site as a team or individual. Rules are listed on the registration form. All sleds must check in at 1 p.m. and races begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Kincaid Outdoor Center, 9401 Raspberry Road. $5. (343-4217,

Speak Out at Town Square

Feel the need to get something off your chest? This is a chance for you to speak out on any topic for three minutes. Soap box provided, along with refreshments. This annual event honors the community activism of the late Ruth Moulton, who was the person most responsible for the creation of Town Square Park. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Town Square Park, 544 W. Fifth Ave. Free. (345-1514)

Smithsonian Spotlight: 'Chenega is Gone'

The Good Friday earthquake of 1964 and the resulting tsunami destroyed the Alaska Native village of Chenega and killed a third of its population. Learn about the disaster in this 1964 documentary created by the San Francisco Red Cross during the events immediately following the quake. Q&A follows with Chenega elders who survived. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition "Riskland: Remembering the 1964 Earthquake." 7 p.m. Thursday, Anchorage Museum, 625 C St. Free. (929-9201,