Arts and Entertainment

What's happening this week: Mother's Day, Lil Wayne, car show and a play 'At Wits End'

Mother’s Day

Musk Ox Farm Mother's Day opening — You know what sounds like an adorable way to celebrate Mother's Day? Watching musk ox moms tend to their newborn calves. Mothers gets free admission (other admission by donation). Aside from all the new babies, enjoy local music from the Glenn Highway Girls, plus a barbecue. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 12850 E. Archie Road near Palmer. (

A Mother's Day author event — Alaska authors will read and discuss their books and writing. Guest authors include: Lael Morgan, co-founder of Epicenter Press, whose new book is "Kitchen Stories Cookbook: Comfort Cookin' Made Fascinating and Easy." LaVon Bridges and Alice Wright, retired teacher and author of "Alaska Animals, We Love You 2," a children's book of songs and poems. Science fiction author Lizzie Newell, whose newest book is "The Tristan Bay Accord." 1-3 p.m. Saturday, UAA Campus Bookstore, 2901 Spirit Drive. Free. (907-786-4782,

Whispering Bird Studio's Mother's Day show and sale — There will be glass art, ornaments, plant stakes, nightlights, vases and dishes, metal yard and garden art, silk scarves and other handmade items at this annual show. Meet the artists and share a glass of lemonade and a cookie. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Whispering Bird Studio, 158 Whispering Bird Lane. Free. (907-653-1926,

Mother's Day with the birds — Bring the whole family to meet a variety of birds up close at the Bird Treatment and Learning Center. Donations to Bird TLC welcome. 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Road. (907-694-2108,,

Buffet at Firetap Tikahtnu — Firetap will have a Krispy Kreme doughnut table and buffet spread (think mini omelettes, eggs Benedict and fried chicken, sausage gravy and biscuits and more). Call 907-332-2337 to make a reservation for any size of party. Adults, $24.95; teens ages 13-19, $19.95; ages 3-12, $1.25 per year; 2 and younger, free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Firetap Tikahtnu, 1148 N. Muldoon Road. (

Brunch in Muse — Reservations suggested; call 907-929-9210 or reserve online at Walk-ins welcome. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Anchorage Museum, 625 C St. (907-929-9210,,

Brunch buffet at Williwaw — Williwaw's buffet will include ham and prime rib carving stations, pasta station, seafood bar, omelette station, eggs Benedict, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pastries and desserts. There will also a bloody mary bar and build-your-own mimosa bar. All moms get a gift from Williwaw. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. $40 for adults, kids 6 to 15 years old eat for $20 and kids 5 and under eat free.

Lil Wayne

Five-time Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil Wayne will be performing along with DJ Spin and Mannie Fresh. Tickets online, over the phone or at the Sullivan Arena box office. This is an all-ages show. 8 p.m. Saturday, Sullivan Arena, 1600 Gambell St. $70.50-$86.50. (

Erma Bombeck: 'At Wit's End'

This one-woman show is about humorist and columnist Erma Bombeck and her work to articulate the struggles of family life and women's freedoms, asking, "If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?" From the writers of "Red Hot Patriot." Directed by Krista M. Schwarting and starring Ursula Gould. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, continuing Thursdays-Sundays through June 4 at Cyrano's Theatre Co., 413 D St. $23-$25. (907-274-2599,

Hot Rods for a Cause: Car and Cycle Show

The Arc of Anchorage and Love INC Anchorage are teaming up to present a car and cycle show that's also a fundraiser to support a special project to serve vulnerable populations in Anchorage for the 2017 holiday season. Donations and entry fees are tax deductible. For more information, contact Gloria at 726-7102 or visit and Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, The Arc of Anchorage, 2211 Arca Drive. Free. (907-433-9898,

Reforest the park

A group will pot up white spruce seedlings, which are native to Southcentral Alaska and provide great habitat for birds and other animals. Participants can adopt their trees for the summer and bring them back on Aug. 10 to be planted. Bring your shovel and water. Snacks will be provided. In partnership with the Alaska Division of Urban Forestry. 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Selkregg Chalet, 1600 Lidia Selkregg Lane. Free. (907-343-6992,

May Faire

Celebrate spring at The Anchorage Waldorf School's annual May Faire. There will be dancing, music, crafts, pony rides, delicious food and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Anchorage Waldorf School, 3250 Baxter Road. Free. (907-333-9062,