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Coming up: Silent films, ‘The Arsonists’ comes to town and 8 cellos in concert

  • Author: Alaska Dispatch News
  • Updated: January 11
  • Published January 11

Buster Keaton in “The General”

Silent film night with The Anchorage Symphony

The Anchorage Symphony's silent film night returns with one of Buster Keaton's classic comedies, "The General." Buster Keaton was a comedy king of the silent film era, and "The General" was one of his most popular movies. The film follows a hapless Southern railroad engineer who ends up facing off against Union soldiers during the Civil War after his wife is accidentally taken away on a stolen train headed north. $23.5-$48. 8 p.m. Saturday at the Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (

New play: 'The Arsonists'

In Perseverance's newest play in Anchorage, woman comes of age in the family arson business before an unexpected accident sends her out on her own. Runs January 12-21. $50. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday. Sydney Laurence Theatre, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (

Free concert: Edge of the West

Edge of the West takes all the best parts of alt-country and mixes it together with a little Americana flair. Composed of members of Great American Taxi, New Riders of the Purple Sage and Todd Snider, Edge of the West is known for their quirky originals and getting the audience on their feet. Free. 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, The Sitzmark, 100 Olympic Circle ( 21 and over.

Eight cellos in concert

Eight Alaska cellists will perform a series of works: Villa-Lobos' masterwork "Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5," a baroque trio performed on period instruments and bows; a medley from from "The Pirates of the Caribbean"; and a world premiere piece by Alaska composer Philip Munger. "Pieces of Eight … Cellos!" will include a reception. $15-$35. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, UAA Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Drive (

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars'

Experience Stars Wars in a whole new light with a special presentation in the museum's atrium. Audience members will wear headphones while watching "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." This animated addition to the Star Wars story takes viewers to the front lines of an intergalactic struggle with Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padmé Amidala, along with brand-new heroes like Anakin's padawan, Ahsoka. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Included with admission. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Anchorage Museum, 625 C St. (

30th anniversary: 'The Lost Boys'

Classic '80s flick "The Lost Boys" follows brothers Michael and Sam as they fight a group of vampires after moving to a quiet beach town on the coast of California. The first showing is Thursday night, but if you miss that one there are also showings Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20. $4-$22. 10:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W 27th Ave. (

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