Arts and Entertainment

Hot Picks: Silent disco, art house movie night and a pair of dueling pianos

  • Author: Zakiya McCummings
  • Updated: January 25, 2018
  • Published January 25, 2018

Anchorage local artist Buck Walsky re-created his Burning Man art installation on Jan. 15, 2015, on the front lawn of the Anchorage Museum for the Beach Front Silent Disco. The museum will host a silent disco on Friday. (Tara Young / ADN)

Silent Disco: Bandom at the Anchorage Museum
Explore the museum to the soundtrack of the bands that have inspired the new Art of Fandom exhibit. Take a pair of headphones and immerse yourself in the fandom experience. A part of the Museum's Polar Nights event. Museum admission is half-price Fridays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through April. $3.50-$7.50. Friday, Anchorage Museum, 625 C St. (

Art House Film Night: The Drawer Boy
Craving some culture? Look no further. Come to the latest Art House Film Night and enjoy "The Drawer Boy." Based on the acclaimed play of the same name, the film follows a young theater actor and his encounter with two aging bachelor farmers. The event is free, but donations to the Anchorage International Film Festival are welcome. Free. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday, 49th State Brewing Company, 717 W. Third Ave. (

Mountain View Post: Issue 2 Release Party
Get to know Mountain View a little better at the Issue 2 Release Party of The Mountain View Post. The Post is a hyperlocal website and magazine dedicated to neighborhood news and stories from northeast Anchorage. Pick up a free copy of the magazine's second printed edition this weekend. Free. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Resolution Brewing Company, 3024 Mountain View Drive. (

Women's Coffeehouse
Come celebrate local female musicians, poets, comedians and artists at The Writer's Block. Donations are welcome and will be given to sponsoring Radical Arts for Women, a nonprofit. Free. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, The Writer's Block Bookstore and Cafe, 3956 Spenard Road. (

Piano Battle: Andreas vs. Paul
See internationally acclaimed pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis battle it out, piano vs. piano. Hear their takes on classics by Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Schubert and, if you're lucky, special audience requests. At the end of the performance, it's up to you to decide who wins. Piano Battle has sold out shows in Europe, the United States and Asia. Don't miss out. $25. 10 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (

Scared Scriptless: In With the In Crowd Show
Need a laugh? Go see Anchorage's longest-running improv group, Scared Scriptless. For the first time ever, the group will be performing on the third floor of the 49th State Brewing Company. Using audience suggestions, the group will create new jokes, stories and sketches on the spot. Seating is limited, so get your tickets today! 21+. $12.50-$14.75. Saturday, 49th State Brewing Company, 717 W. Third Ave. (

2018 Best of Alaska Showcase
Bring the whole family out and enjoy what Anchorage Daily News readers voted as the Best of Alaska. Sample food from over 25 winning restaurants, pick up new cooking techniques from Alaska's top chefs and check out demonstrations from more of Alaska's best. DJ Spencer Lee will spin tunes as you enjoy. $5-$40. Saturday, Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave. (

20th Anniversary Presentations: The Big Lebowski
Spend your Thursday night with "The Dude." The latest in Bear Tooth's 20th Anniversary series, "The Big Lebowski" follows Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, who, after being mistaken for a dangerous billionaire by the same name, goes on a revenge mission for his soiled rug. Starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman. You don't want to miss seeing this cult classic on the big screen. Rated R. $4-$22. 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W. 27th Ave. (