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Coming up: Colony Days, a summer burlesque show and Alyeska Bike Park opens

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: June 7, 2018
  • Published June 7, 2018

Zac Maas

Denver comedian Zac Maas is taking over Koot's for one night. Known for his award-winning podcast "Whiskey and Cigarettes," Maas has toured nationally with renowned comics Mike Birbiglia, Christopher Titus, Dana Gould and Kyle Kinane. 21 and over. Free. 8 p.m. Saturday, Koot's, 2435 Spenard Road (Search "Comedian Zac Maas (Denver)" on Facebook)

Colony Days

The annual festival in honor of the Mat-Su region is happening this weekend in downtown Palmer. Enjoy local arts and food vendors, live music, bed races, a junior rodeo, a scavenger hunt, a free reindeer petting zoo and more at this three-day celebration. 11 a.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, Downtown Palmer (

Sweet Cheeks Cabaret: Haute Cabaret Nights

This month's theme is Haute Cabaret Nights, and the show promises sassy performances from local favorites Violet Lee Vamp, Bang-A-Rang Betsy and Velvet Allure, live music, burlesque dancing and tons of summer fun. 21 and over. $20-$30 in advance, $25-$35 at the door. 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday, Koot's, 2435 Spenard Road (

DeadPhish Orchestra

Hailing from Colorado, this four-piece band combines the earthy, folk-tinged feel of the Grateful Dead with Phish's funky, energetic rock to create an improvisational, exciting experience for the audience. 21 and over. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Williwaw Social, 609 F St. (

Alyeska Bike Park Opening Day
It's summer in Alaska: the roads are dry, the temperatures are above freezing and the Alyeska Bike Park is open for business. Come out for opening day and take a few runs at Alaska's only lift-access downhill mountain bike park. Riders must be age eight or older, and helmets are required. Noon-6 p.m. Friday, Alyeska Resort, 1000 Arlberg Ave. (


The Celtic fusion band, fronted by Erin and Colleen Searson, is coming to Koot's as part of the Salmonfest Music Series. This sister act modernizes Irish music with their high energy fiddling, pop influences and step dancing. Over the past 10 years, the band has toured all over the world with performances from Canada, Ireland and the United States to the Caribbean. 21 and over. 7 p.m. Friday, Koot's, 2435 Spenard Road (

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