Arts and Entertainment

Coming up: Parlor in the Round, burlesque fest and TaikoProject

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: March 8
  • Published March 8


By combining taiko drumming with electronic instruments, precise hip-hop dancing and film, TaikoProject takes the ancient Japanese art form and turns it on its head. Founded in 2000, the award-winning group has worked with artists like Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and John Legend. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (

The Dazzling Rosemarie Show

The Dazzling Rosemarie Show is kicking off a 2018 Alaska tour at the Church of Love. Watch as performers Alyssa Marie Overby, Tom-Timon H. Hall, Fiona Rose, Kage Free and Karen Unkle Kunkel perform a family friendly extravaganza of music, acrobats, juggling, puppetry, magic and more. $10 donation suggested. 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Church of Love Spenard, 3502 Spenard Road (

Orson's Shadow

This backstage comedy follows legends of the theater Orson Welles, Sir Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Joan Plowright and Kenneth Tynan as they rehearse a play and go head-to-head in an all-star battle of egos. $23-$25. Showtimes vary, Friday-Sunday, March 9-April 1, Cyrano's Theatre Building, 3800 DeBarr Road (

Parlor in the Round

Performers trade Alaska-themed stories and songs inspired by each other and the audience at Parlor in the Round — it's an experience that bridges dinner theater, a house concert and improv comedy. 7 p.m. Thursday, 49th State Brewing Company, 717 W. Third Ave. (

Spenard Song Circle

Craving more songs and stories? Come out for a new listening room series at the Church of Love. Host Emma Hill and two guest performers, Kat Moore and Chad Reynvaan, will discuss their experiences and perform music inspired by them and the shared energy of the crowd. $10. 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Church of Love Spenard, 3502 Spenard Road (

Green Jelly

Green Jelly (pronounced "green jello") is bringing its comedy rock to Anchorage for one night only. Green Jelly is known for its ever-changing lineup and its one constant member: creator and vocalist Bill Manspeaker. The band will be joined by local favorites Spitshine, Devilwitch and the House Opinion. 21 and over. $20 plus fees. 8 p.m. Saturday, Koot's, 2435 Spenard Road (

North Mississippi Allstars

Formed by brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson, the North Mississippi Allstars have been rocking across the United States since 1996. The Allstars have taken influences from their father, Memphis rocker Jim Dickinson and blues legends R.L. Burnside and Otha Turner to create their special brand of modern country blues. Doors open at 9 p.m. 21 and over. $20. 10 p.m. Thursday, The Sitzmark, 100 Olympic Circle (

Prism Press Coming Out Party

The Anchorage Press is having a "coming out party" for the newest section of its weekly newspaper: Prism Press. Prism Press will focus on LGBTQI+ issues, entertainment, stories and more. The party will feature appetizers, guest speakers and a sneak peek at the first edition of the new section. Free. 21 and over. 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Mad Myrna's, 530 E. Fifth Ave. Look for details on Facebook.

Local burlesque performer Bunnic’La Blanc shows off her love of classical dance, eras gone by and corestry March 5, 2016 as part of the Freezing Tassel Burlesque Festival at Chilkoot Charlie’s. (Tara Young / ADN)

Freezing Tassel Burlesque Festival

It's time for the third annual Freezing Tassel Burlesque Festival. Enjoy performances by over 40 local and international dancers, workshops by award-winning burlesque stars and more. $41.50-$124. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Williwaw, 609 F St. (


Grab the kids and learn all about the Iditarod this weekend at the Alaska Zoo. Dress warm and have the little ones try out dog-sledding equipment themselves, participate in races throughout the zoo and learn fun facts about the Iditarod. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road (