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Slush Cup is here, indie darlings Termination Dust are back and Dead Disko has been resurrected

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: April 11
  • Published April 11

42nd Annual Spring Carnival and Alaska Airlines Slush Cup — Celebrate spring and check out the costume party, pond-swimming, Dummy Downhill, DH Mountain Bike Race down the Main Street trail and Xtratuf Tug o’War. The marquee event, of course, will be when skiers and snowboarders jump over (or far more likely, into) a pool of water in the Slush Cup itself. There will also be live music from The Mother Hips at the Sitzmark. $0-$50. 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. Sunday, April 12-14, Alyeska Resort, 1000 Arlberg Ave. (

About 50 competitors participated in the Slush Cup at Alyeska Resort on Saturday afternoon, April 8, 2017. Skiers and snowboarders took an alpine run, hit a ramp and tried to skim across a pond at the base of the hill for the chance to win a season pass for 2017-18. (Rugile Kaladyte / Alaska Dispatch News)

Jams for Fams Easter Bunny Hop — At this Easter-themed family dance party, DJ Spencer Lee and DJ GRE will mix everything from current hits to party classics from the ’70s-2000s. There will be hidden eggs, door prizes and a dance floor with interactive fun like freeze dancing and the YMCA. Attendees also get swag bags on their way out. This event is recommended for kids 10 and under and adults of all ages. $12.50-$80. 11 a.m. Sunday, April 14, The Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W. 27th Ave. (

Termination Dust — Dream pop indie band Termination Dust is back in their hometown for a one-night-only show. Local talents Quinn Christopherson and SunDog are also on the lineup. $5. 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, Williwaw Social, 609 F St. (

A Thousand and One Arabian Nights — Alaska Dance Theatre presents the stories of Sinbad, Aladdin and his genie, and more set to choreography by Niki Maple. $38. 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 12-14, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (

Armin Abdihodzic — Join UAA faculty member Armin Abdihodzic for an intimate afternoon of guitar music. The concert will feature works by Roland Dyens, Antonio Lauro, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Miroslav Loncar and others. $9.99-$19.99. 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, UAA Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Loop (

Armin Abdihodzic is assistant professor in guitar at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He was photographed in the recital hall in the Fine Arts Building on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)

Arctic Entries Season 10 — Seven people will tell a seven-minute long, true story on the theme “Eleventh Hour: Stories of Sprinting, Procrastinating, and Pulling It Off (or Not).” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, Discovery Theatre, 621 W. Sixth Ave. Ste. (

Dead Disko — Featuring electronic music from Alaska’s premiere DJs, LED hula hoop performers and projection mapping Todd Armstrong, formerly known as Lazerwolf, will be back on stage with Jacob Mattie and Clint Sample. Performing with them is Scotty B. Naughty, Nine Lives, Kid Simbah, Savvy Blue, Keeley and Luisafer. $10-$15. 9 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Koot’s, 2435 Spenard Rd. (

Dead Disko

6th Annual Father Daughter Ball — Fathers and daughters of all ages are invited to an evening of mischief, sweets and fun in Neverland while making lasting memories of your night together. Come dressed in outfits from whimsical to simple and fun. Included with admission is a photograph from the photo booth, tea, coffee, juice and mini desserts. $35. 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, Alaska Native Heritage Center, 8800 Heritage Center Dr. (

Sitka Music Festival: Awadagin Pratt & Zuill Bailey — Join Awadagin Pratt and Zuill Bailey as they celebrate 33 years of friendship and collaboration with an evening of music and stories. The duo will perform works from Bach, Brahms, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, as well as share stories of their friendship from the stage. Appetizers and drinks will be served during intermission with coffee and dessert available after the concert. The evening will also include a short auction. $85. 6 p.m. Friday, April 12, UAA Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Dr. (

Cellist Zuill Bailey, right, eyes violinist Kurt Nikkanen as they rehearse for Autumn Classics on Tuesday afternoon, September 6, 2016, at UAA. (Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News)

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