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Coming soon: Boot-scootin’ Texas Tenors, Rare Beer Fest, Empty Bowl Project

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: March 8
  • Published March 6

Rare Beer Festival — Join all your favorite local Alaska craft breweries for the first annual festival for the true beer connoisseur. Tickets will include 10 drink chips and a golden ticket to get a pour of the bottle selection from breweries all across the state. $40. 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Williwaw Social, 609 F St. (eventbrite.com)

25th Annual Empty Bowl Project — Now in its 25th year, this event is the largest annual fundraiser for Bean’s Cafe and The Children’s Lunchbox. Local artists create and donate hundreds of bowls for the event, which offers attendees unlimited homemade soup, cornbread and the choice of a bowl to take home. $17-$104. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave. (myalaskatix.com)

People pick out bowls at the Empty Bowl Project Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. The event is a fundraiser for Bean’s Cafe. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)

Lucky You! Mostly Male Revue — Sweet Cheeks Cabaret has collected some of the best male talents in the state to create a classy, upscale mostly-male cabaret - complete with live “boylesque,” music and singing for St. Patrick’s Day. The show stars “The Moscow Mule” Robin Nudles, along with other guests. $18-$35. 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 49th State Brewing Company, 717 W. Third Ave. (49statebrewing.com)

The Texas Tenors — Marcus Collins, John Hagen and JC Fisher from the Lone Star state create music that varies from classical to country, Broadway to “boot-scootin'” and pop to patriotic. Since their 2009 debut on “America’s Got Talent,” the trio has earned themselves three Emmy Awards. $32.50-$81.50. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (anchorageconcerts.org)

Lysistrata — This bawdy Greek comedy was written by the ancient playwright Aristophanes and first staged in 411 BCE. It is the account of one woman named Lysistrata and her mission to end the Peloponnesian War. She convinces the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands as a means of forcing the men to negotiate a peace. It contains adult themes, references and language, and may not be suitable for kids. The showing on Friday will be ASL interpreted. $9.99-$19.99. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 8-9, 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10, UAA Fine Arts Building, 3700 Alumni Dr. (artsuaa.com)

Keller Williams — Also known as K-Dub, the “one-man jam-band” Keller Williams combines elements of bluegrass, folk, alternative rock, reggae, electronica/dance, jazz and funk. Opening for Williams and accompanying him on his first set will be John Kadlecik. Kadlecik is a singer, songwriter and musician who is primarily known for being a “guitar-slinging sideman” to Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir in the band Furthur. $30. 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 8-9, Sitzmark Bar & Grill, 100 Olympic Circle (thesitzmark.com)


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