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Coming up: Merry Marmot festival, Foghorn Stringband and all hail Queen Bey

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: March 29, 2018
  • Published March 29, 2018

Foghorn Stringband

Foghorn Stringband is known for its infectious, foot-stomping take on American roots music. Head to downtown for a night of dancing, singing and classic folk. Proceeds of the event will go toward next year's Anchorage Folk Festival. $22.50 in advance, $25 at the door. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 49th State Brewing Co., 717 W. Third Ave. (

Merry Marmot festival

Get yourself to Arctic Valley for the downhill dummy launch, tubing races, costumes, fat-tire bike races and more. There will be music from Neutrino Surfers and A Watch and A Handshake. A taco bar provided by Peppercini's will be available for dinner with beans, beef, chicken and salmon tacos (dinner is $15 for adults, $10 for kids, including a beverage). 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, Arctic Valley. See for schedule, registration information and more details.

Costumed skiers take in the scenery of Arctic Valley during the 13th annual Merry Marmot Festival on Saturday, April 1, 2017. (Rugile Kaladyte / ADN archive)

The Mother Hips

The Mother Hips are taking over the Sitzmark. Since their inception in 1991, the group has released eight studio albums, garnered critical praise from music publications like Rolling Stone and Pitchfork and toured across the United States. They'll play three nights at the Sitzmark starting Thursday, April 5. $10. 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday (April 5-7), Sitzmark Bar and Grill, 100 Olympic Circle (

Bey Day

Get in formation and head to Williwaw for the second annual Bey Day, celebrating singer, songwriter and actress Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. Grab a drink, dance and sing along to Beyoncé's greatest hits and take a picture in a custom Beyoncé photo-booth. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Clare House women's shelter. 21 and over. $10 plus fees. 9 p.m. Friday, March 30, Williwaw, 609 F St. (

New Dances 2018

Each year, the university showcases the best and brightest of its dancing community at New Dances. Check out the artistic innovation and creative talent of the students and faculty as well as internationally acclaimed guest artists. $11.99-14.99. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday, April 4-8, UAA Fine Arts Building, 3700 Alumni Drive (

Extra Credit: Story Works Multi-School Show

Step into the shoes of a local teenager this week. Students from Bartlett, Service, West, Dimond and Polaris are coming together to share their experiences through a story or a song. $5. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, Anchorage Museum, 625 C St. (

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