Arts and Entertainment

Coming up: Spenard Prom, the return of The Moth and Squirrel Nut Zippers

  • Author: Yoshina Okamoto
  • Updated: February 9, 2018
  • Published February 9, 2018

Host Matt Rafferty opens Arctic Entries on October 14, 2014, at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. (Marc Lester / Alaska Dispatch News)


Spenard Prom 2018  

Bear Tooth Theatrepub is partnering with local favorites DJ Spencer Lee and Alex the Lion to host an adult prom. Come with a date or fly solo for a night of drinks and dancing. Prom royalty will be chosen by attendees. 21 and over. $15. Doors 8:30 p.m., dance 9 p.m. Thursday, The Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W. 27th Ave. (

Performing Arts

State of Affairs: The Moth in Anchorage

New York nonprofit The Moth returns to Anchorage with new stories told live and without notes. The Moth is partnering with Arctic Entries again this year to feature local Alaska voices alongside their national storytellers. This time around, hear stories of complicated circumstances, power dynamics, tangled romantic webs and epic status reports. $32.50-$60.50. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (

Can't make the main event on Valentine's Day? No problem. The Moth is hosting another storytelling slam at Williwaw the day after. The night is all about firsts: first kisses, first children, first jobs and more. Join in with your own five minute story or come just to listen. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $10. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Williwaw, 609 F St. (

Parlor in the Round

Take part in Alaska-themed stories and songs inspired by both the performers and the audience at Parlor in the Round. This performance features artists Jared Woods, Laura Chartier and Jonathan Bower as well as special guest host and Parlor in the Round favorite Orion Donicht. $12.50-$17.50. 7 p.m. Thursday, 49th State Brewing Company, 717 W. Third Ave. (

Earthquake '64

Earthquake '64 is a multidisciplinary performance that weaves together the personal stories, local experiences and science behind the 1964 Alaska earthquake. Created entirely by UAA theater students, the show uses dialogue, movement and original songs to examine the impact of this event on Alaska and the world. $9.99-$19.99. Showtimes vary. Friday-Sunday, UAA Fine Arts Building, Mainstage Theater, 3700 Alumni Dr. (


Squirrel Nut Zippers

Come out for a night of hot jazz and humor. Known for their hit singles "Hell" and "Put a Lid on it," the Squirrel Nut Zippers have a distinct sound combining Delta blues, pop rock, jazz and swing. $33.50-$71.75. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (