Arts and Entertainment

Coming up: Hockey for a cause, Alaska Hip Hop & R&B Music Awards and a women’s cycling social

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: January 18
  • Published January 18

APD’s Jon Lamebull and AFD’s Eric Tuott watch as Tison Young drops the puck before the start of the sixth annual “Guns ‘N’ Hoses” hockey game. The charity event will take place this Saturday at the Sullivan Arena. (Photo by Cathy Diehl-Robbins/APD)

Guns N' Hoses Charity Hockey Game
The Anchorage Fire Department and the Anchorage Police Department are lacing up their skates for a good cause. Bring the whole family to cheer. All donations collected at the game will go to the Cure Kids Cancer fund at the Children's Hospital at Providence. Free. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sullivan Arena, 1600 Gambell St. (Search "Guns N' Hoses Charity Hockey Game" on Facebook)

Mountainfilm On Tour
Spend your weekend inside with Mountainfilm on Tour. Enjoy a selection of short documentary films intended to excite and inspire curated from the Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, Colorado. Both nights will feature different films. $15. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W. 27th Ave. (beartooththeatre.net)

Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival
Cheers! Come out this weekend to the Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival. The event features more than 200 beers and barley wines from over 50 regional brewers as well as performances from local bands such as Silver Train, Rockit Rangers, Blue Dixie Combo, Last Train and Kenny Blackwell & Friends. 21 and over. $45. 6-10 p.m. Friday; 2-5 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Egan Civic & Convention Center, 555 W. Fifth Ave. (More info, akbbf.com; tickets at ticketmaster.com)

Alaska Hip Hop & R&B Music Awards
Celebrate Alaska artistry this weekend at the Alaska Hip Hop & R&B Music Awards. Join hosts Cousin Ash and Dawn McClain for an evening that promises live entertainment, awards and surprises. $25-$50. Doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday, Wilda Marston Theater, 3600 Denali St. (alaskahiphopawards.com)

Think Tank – Homelessness in Anchorage
The UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning's think tank series partners with United Way of Anchorage to kick off the new year with an important question: "What does a solution to homelessness in Anchorage look like?" Join other concerned community members in brainstorming ways to answer this problem. Pizza is provided. Free. 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Thursday. UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307. 3211 Providence Dr. (facebook.com/uaaccel)

Women's Hot Chocolate Social Ride: Eklutna Edition
Women of Alaska: Do you want to sip warm beverages, build female friendships and enjoy the Alaska outdoors? Then come to the Women's Hot Chocolate Social Ride: Eklutna Edition. Don't have a bike? No problem. Trek Bicycle Store of Anchorage has demo bikes on hand. Call to reserve yours. Free. 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Eklutna Lake Campground (search "Women's Hot Chocolate Social Ride: Eklutna Edition" on Facebook).