Arts and Entertainment

5 things to do in Anchorage this weekend


7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday; Creekbend Cafe, 19842 Hope Highway in Hope

Over three days, Sugarfest features a little something for everyone. The weekend features music from host band Super Saturated Sugar Strings as well as touring songwriter Field Guide and other local artists. There’s also a free kids concert on Saturday afternoon, a dad joke competition and a Parlor in the Round brunch show Sunday. For full schedule details and tickets, visit

The White Buffalo

6 p.m. Saturday; Anchorage Brewing Co., 148 W 91st Ave

Fusing folk and rock, Jake Smith, aka The White Buffalo, has become a favorite of Alaska audiences with periodic concerts at Anchorage Brewing. Doors open at 6 p.m. with local opener Zen Trembles set to start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $57.50.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

6 p.m. Saturday; Discovery Theatre, 621 W 6th Ave.

The Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy presents the classic “Alice’s Adventures,” featuring the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and more. There will be an “Adventures in Bittyland” performance at 11 a.m. featuring the Bitty Bear Ballet, while the 6 p.m. show features older students. Tickets for the “Bittyland” performance are $32.75 and tickets for the evening performance start at $38.50.

Whose Live Anyway?

7:30 p.m. Saturday; Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W 6th Ave.


Based on the long-running TV show, this improv sensation features a troupe that includes Greg Proops and Dave Foley. Heavily influenced by audience participation and feedback, the show should keep you laughing and astonished at its twists and turns. Tickets start at $49.75.

Taste of Spenard

Noon-5 p.m. Sunday; Koot’s parking lot; 1100 W Fireweed Lane

The first Taste of Spenard of the season is Sunday. This free all-ages event features live music, food trucks, farmers and wellness market vendors, and a beer garden.

Chris Bieri

Chris Bieri is the sports and entertainment editor at the Anchorage Daily News.