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Coming up: Pulse Dance Company, Prohibition party and Blackwater Railroad

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: February 16
  • Published February 15

Pulse Dance Company will have their season eight finale this week in Anchorage. (Photo by Kerry Tasker)

Pulse Dance Company in concert

Celebrate the close of Pulse Dance Company's eighth season with this finale concert featuring choreography from Pulse founder Stephanie Wonchala and internationally acclaimed dancer Jake Casey. Guest performances by award-winning groups Artistic Drift hip hop crew and the Senior Company from Studio 49. Tic$25-$28. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, UAA Wendy Williamson Auditorium, 2533 Providence Dr. (pulsedancecompany.org)

Arctic Entries 'Under the Influence'

Arctic Entries is back for its annual Bear Tooth show. This time around, seven local storytellers will each tell seven-minute long "stories of mad love, losing control and drinking the Kool-Aid." $20-$25. 8 p.m. Thursday, Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W. 27th Ave. (beartooththeatre.net)

Little Shop of Horrors

Seymour Krelborn, a timid floral assistant, encounters a crude and carnivorous talking plant in this award-winning, genre-spanning musical. Featuring music and lyrics from Broadway legends Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. $49.25-$91.75. Showtimes vary Tuesday-Sunday, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (centertix.com)

Prohibition party at Tequila 61

Travel back to Prohibition era Alaska with Tequila 61° this weekend. The restaurant and bar will be transforming into a 1920s speakeasy for one night only to celebrate the life of Anchorage's first chief of police, John "Blackjack" Sturgus. Dress in flapper dresses and fedoras and enjoy a build-your-own-taco bar and appetizers, specialty cocktails, live jazz music from three-piece band "Katie Begins at 8" and more. Don't forget the password: "the bee's knees." 21 and over. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 9 p.m. Saturday, Tequila 61°, 445 W. Fourth Ave. (eventbrite.com)

Salsa Festival masquerade ball

Indulge in a night of glitz and glamour at the Alaska Salsa Festival. Feel free to participate in the Jack and Jill dance competition (couples are randomly selected) or grab a drink and watch the local and international talent perform. Find a mask and a partner and dance the night away. $50. 9 p.m. Friday, Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa, 401 E. Sixth Ave. (alaskadancepromotions.com)
planetarium

Explore dark matter

Explore the galaxy with UAA astronomer and planetarium director Dr. Erin Hicks as she takes you on a journey through the history of dark matter, from the Big Bang to the latest studies on the subject. Learn the science from top astronomers throughout time and witness the beauty of space and matter all from your seat. $5-$10. 6:30 p.m. Friday, UAA Planetarium, 3101 Science Circle. (uaatix.universitytickets.com)

Blackwater Railroad Company

Before they embark on their Off the Highway tour of rural Alaska, Blackwater Railroad Company is bringing its indie-folk stylings to Williwaw for one night. Formed in a basement in Seward, Blackwater Railroad Company is known all across Alaska for upbeat originals and eclectic covers of both modern and classic hits. 21 and over. $10 in advance, $13 at the door (plus fees.) 10 p.m. Friday, Williwaw, 609 F St. (eventbrite.com)

Boat Show

Get ready for summer at Alaska's biggest boat show. This event features food, countless boating displays and a special rate from Alaska USA Federal Credit Union. Sign up at each display for a chance to win over $20,000 in boating and outdoor gear prizes. $3-$10. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave. (anchorageboatshow.com)

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