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There’s so much to do in Anchorage this week: Concerts, comedy and craft brews

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: January 29
  • Published January 29

Kalani Pe’a — The two-time Grammy winning Hawaiian singer will perform a blend of R&B and roots music influenced by his home in Maui. Singing helped Pe’a conquer a speech impediment. Now he shares his personal art of “Hawaiian contemporary soul” with audiences all over. $41-$57. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 621 West Sixth Avenue Ste. (

The Capitol Steps — With the mission to “make America grin again,” The Capitol Steps have transformed political satire into an art form of comedy for 40 years. They were founded by Senate staffers satirizing their employers and the lampooning hasn’t stopped since then. There will be sketches and musical numbers that “put the mock in democracy.” $34-$68. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 West Sixth Avenue. (

Alaska Craft Brew & Barley Wine Festival — Beer Week finishes with a bang this weekend. This festival features more than 75 of the region’s best breweries bringing over 300 of the finest pale ales, stouts, pilsners, porters, specialty brews, barley wines, Belgian ales and more. Admission includes a 6 oz. commemorative sampler cup and 20 tickets for samples. The Connoisseur Session will feature specialty beers provided by the breweries that will not be available during the regular session. $45 for general sessions, 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, and $55 for the Connoisseur Session, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. At the Dena’ina Convention Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave. (

Five crowned queens ski during the costume judging at the 23rd annual Alaska Ski for Women at Kincaid Park on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Alaska Ski for Women — Women of all ages will ski in colorful costumes in a 4K cross-country ski event. There will be a costume contest parade, a silent auction and kick waxing. “Grab your girlfriends, put on your costumes, ski and stop by the chalet for a mimosa!” $15-$35. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Kincaid Park, 9401 Raspberry Road (

Dance Like Barb Rhythm Heals Benefit Concert — There will be performances from Joshy Soul and the Cool, Underground Dance Company, the Tap Studio and H3. Proceeds benefit Alaska’s communities facing gynecologic cancers. $25. 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Koot’s, 2435 Spenard Road (

Take One: “Frida” — Spend an afternoon with the cast and artistic team of “Frida” by Robert Xavier Rodríguez. Enjoy appetizers from Fromagio’s Artisan Cheese as well as wine and beer followed by a concert and a private panel discussion. There will be excerpts from the production performed by the cast. The event closes with a mixer and catered “Frida”-inspired buffet. 4-6:30 p.m. $50. Sunday, at a private residence, 5063 Heritage Heights Drive. (

The Vagina Monologues — Find out what makes “The Vagina Monologues” one of “the most important pieces of political theater of the last decade.” The award-winning play is back for V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls. All of the proceeds go toward Standing Together Against Rape. $20. 8 p.m. Thursday, 1230 W 27th Ave, (

Sockeye Sallys vs. Boom Town Roller Derby — Rage City’s B team, Sockeye Sallys, will face off against Boom Town Roller Derby in their first game of 2020. There will be a beer and cider garden, a halftime show and an afterparty at the Peanut Farm with DJ Lefty. Free for active military and veterans with ID. $5-$10. 6-9 p.m. Saturday, O’Malley Sports Pavilion, 11051 O’Malley Centre Drive. (