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Coming up: Disney in concert; an artistic escape from cabin fever

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: February 1
  • Published February 1

The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra rehearses for their 70th season opening night performance, Wednesday, September 23, 2015 in the Atwood Concert Hall the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. The ASO brought in extra horn players to perform the brass-heavy Janácek Sinfonietta. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)

Arts to cure your cabin fever

Get out this weekend with outdoor and indoor art installations, live poetry, musical performances and film screenings at Kincaid Park. Cabin Fever is a project from Anchorage Museum that aims to express the joys and frustrations of Alaska in the winter. Artists include Jeffry Silverman, Ron Holmstrom, Einari Paakkanen, Bruce Farnsworth, Kayla Spaan and more. Free. 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Kincaid Park, 9401 Raspberry Road. (anchoragemuseum.org)

Disney in concert

Take the kids out this weekend to enjoy the Anchorage Symphony's take on Disney's discography. Featuring music from classics including "The Little Mermaid," "The Lion King," "Frozen" and more. The performance will also include film footage, and singers will accompany the symphony as they tell tales as old as time. $34.75-$59.25. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (centertix.com)

Nerf wars

Assemble a team and join in the Nerf Wars. Local nonprofit Taikai Corporation is partnering with The Dart Ground, Anchorage's only indoor neon Nerf battleground, to bring you a red-vs.-blue bracket style tournament for all ages. Nerf guns and ammunition will be supplied by The Dart Ground. No outside equipment allowed. $40 per team. 1-4 p.m. Saturday, The Dart Ground, 3101 Penland Pkwy. (taikaicorporation.com/retrowars.html)

Roller derby

Rage City will take on Fairbanks as the adult and junior teams battle it out on the rink. Doors open at 6 p.m. $5-15. 7 p.m. Saturday, O'Malley Sports Complex, 11051 O'Malley Centre Drive. (bpt.me/event/3139757)

AI meets Go

Enter the exciting world of Go, an ancient Chinese game with almost endless board configurations. "AlphaGo" award-winning documentary follows an intense meeting between a legendary Go master and an unproven AI challenger for the first time in history. Doors open at 6 p.m. $7 plus fees. 6:30 p.m. Friday, E Street Theater, 315 E St. (brownpapertickets.com/event/3232326)

Life is a circus

This is your last weekend to catch "A System of Strings," a show created and performed by circus artists Ariel Schmidtke and Esther de Monteflores, which features shadow puppetry, trapeze, wire walking, acrobatics and more. Organizers note that while it's not specifically geared toward children, it's suitable for all ages. Enjoy an opening performance by Phillip Blanchett, showcasing Inuit culture through music and dance. $10-$20. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, Church of Love Spenard, 3502 Spenard Road. (asystemofstrings.brownpapertickets.com)

'Vagina Monologues'

A live reading of "The Vagina Monologues" at Bear Tooth will benefit nonprofit Standing Together Against Rape. $15. 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 and Monday, Feb. 26. Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W. 27th Ave. (beartooththeatre.net)

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