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Coming up: Super Saturated Sugar Strings, a vaudeville variety show and a dance party that’s magic

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: May 24, 2018
  • Published May 24, 2018

Brian Hutton leads a mime skills training session before the mime bike tour of Spenard in Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, July 29, 2017. (Bob Hallinen / Alaska Dispatch News)

A vaudeville variety show

A variety show in Spenard will feature vaudeville acts, including jugglers Jim Kerr and Christian Haich, mime Brian Hutton, magical acro performances by Orion and Iris, music by local artists like Connor Crowley and Francesca Erni  and more. A donation of $10 is suggested but not required. All ages. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the Church of Love, 3502 Spenard Road. (

Magical video dance party

Calling all wizards and witches: Williwaw and DJ Spencer Lee are joining forces for a Harry Potter dance party. Grab your wand, don your robe and celebrate the prolific series with hits from the era.  No cover charge. 21 and over. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Friday, Williwaw 609 F St. (

Show: Super Saturated Sugar Strings

Jam out with local favorites Super Saturated Sugar Strings as they kick off the first annual Great Alaska Music Festival with a performance celebrating the best of the Alaska music scene. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. 21 and over. 8:30 p.m. Friday, 49th State Brewing Company, 717 W. Third Ave. (

Spring skate jam

Start the skate season with the Blue & Gold Boardshop. There will be a dedicated skating area with ramps and grind bars, music, a sale on skate shoes and more. All skaters must sign a liability waiver. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Blue & Gold Boardshop, 11124 Old Seward Highway. (Search "Spring Skate Jam" on Facebook)

Celebrate Tap!

Get your toes tapping and celebrate National Tap Dance Day. The Tap Studio will showcase its best and brightest as you enjoy pizza and bottomless soda. $18 for children ages 3-12 and seniors 62 and over; $23 for adults in advance, plus fees. Ticket prices at the door will increase to $23 and $28, respectively. 12:30 p.m. Friday, Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W. 27th Ave. (

An all-male revue

If you happen to be in the midst of launching a bachelorette/divorce/off-the-wall birthday party, this might be for you. Girls night out: The Show, a nationally touring all-male revue, will be in Anchorage for the weekend. Promoters call it a "sex god ab party," with music, drinks, comedy and choreography and – yes – all the abs. $25 for general admission, $130-$200 for VIP booths that seat up to six. 21 and over. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, The Great Alaskan Bush Company, 631 E. International Airport Road (

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