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If you’re a fan of electroluminescent puppetry then this is your week (plus 10 other fun things happening around Anchorage)

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: March 21
  • Published March 21

Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey — Lightwire Theater from New Orleans is bringing back its electroluminescent puppetry. Marvin the Mouse wants to be popular, but he is constantly bullied by the other rats. To cope, he retreats to a fantasy world in space, where he embarks on an adventure in his homemade rocket. $24.50-$34.75. 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (

Little Shop of Horrors — AKapelle presents the story of Seymour Krelborn, a meek assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he names “Audrey II.” Little does he know that this unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice and a thirst for human blood. This musical comedy contains dark themes and is not for children or sensitive viewers. $10. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Christ Community Church, 2222 W. 100th Ave. (

Judy Collins — Judy Collins (“Both Sides, Now,” and “Send in the Clowns”) has inspired audiences with her vocals, songwriting and commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she sang about social and environmental injustices. Five decades and 50 albums later, she continues to perform for the next generation. 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, Discovery Theatre, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (

Symphony of Wines — This event gives attendees the opportunity to sample over 100 different wines and spirits and speak directly with vineyard representatives. There is also a selection of appetizers and live music. 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 28, The Hotel Captain Cook, 939 W. Fifth Ave. (

Anchorage Civic Orchestra Winter Family Concert — This classical concert by the Anchorage Civic Orchestra features “Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture," “Symphony No. 4 ‘Romantic’” and “Boccherini Cello Concerto.” The latter includes the annual High School Concerto Competition winner, Elliot Lippy, a ninth-grader from Family Partnership Center School. There will also be a pre-concert lecture with Maestro Proskurnya. 6:45 p.m. Saturday, March 23, Sydney Laurence Theatre, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (

Canyon Echoes: A Flute and Guitar Concert — Join duo Tomoka Raften and Armin Abdihodzic for a performance of contemporary flute and guitar repertoire. The concert program will revolve around two works, “Canyon Echoes” and “History of Tango," featuring contemporary works by Jean-Michelle Damase, Nicolas Flagello and others. $9.99-$19.99. 4-6 p.m. Sunday, UAA Fine Arts Building, 3700 Alumni Dr. (

JigJam — JigJam blends traditional Irish folk music with bluegrass and Americana. Fueled by guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin and double bass, the four multi-instrumentalists find inspiration from their youth to get the audience tapping their feet. $40.25-$56. 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, Discovery Theatre, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (

Jeff Crosby & The Refugees — Jeff Crosby and his band, The Refugees, have been producing Americana music for over a decade, and are bringing their music to The Sitzmark. Opening for the band is Eric McFadden, a “virtuoso of the six-string.” 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, The Sitzmark Bar & Grill, 100 Olympic Mountain Loop (

The Little Mermaid — Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric. With the help of evil sea witch Ursula, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab, she journeys to the world above. The Valley Performing Arts presents the classic Disney musical over four weekends, filled with all of the best-known songs. $23-$25. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22-24, The Glenn Massay Theater, 8295 E. College Dr. (

Disney Dinner and Dance — Come dressed as your favorite character and enjoy a Disney themed dinner and dessert, then hit the dance floor to all the songs you know and love. $10. 6 p.m. Friday, March 22, Rec Center, 2211 Arca Dr. (

UAA Jazz Festival — The UAA Department of Music presents the 32nd annual Jazz Festival. Join them for workshops and concerts, featuring cats from every corner of the Anchorage jazz community and beyond. Concerts include performances by the Big Fun Band, guest artist Greg Yasinitsky and the UAA Jazz Ensemble, and workshops include jazz and saxophone. $9.99-$19.99. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 22-23, UAA Fine Arts Building, 3700 Alumni Dr. (

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