Arts and Entertainment

This weekend: ‘Smokus Pocus,’ a marijuana-themed magic show, and the Anchorage Symphony presents chamber music

Smokus Pocus: A 420 Magic Show, 7 p.m. (sold out), 9 p.m. Friday, Cyrano’s Theatre

Smokus Pocus is a marijuana-themed magic show making its way across the West Coast. Tickets, which are $30, must be purchased ahead of time to see Ben Zabin, “magician and ex-drug dealer,” and his self-described “dank debauchery.”

Kaleidoscope 2.0, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sydney Laurence Theatre

The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra presents a night of chamber music, with over fifty musicians participating. The night will include music from Beethoven, Dvorák, and more. Buy tickets to attend in person, starting at $35, or pay to stream the show from home.

‘Into the Deep’ Planetarium Show, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Anchorage Museum

This 30-minute show presented by the Thomas Planetarium Digitarium at the Anchorage Museum teaches about marine biology, deep-sea environments, and the mysteries below the surface. It will be playing on both Saturday and Sunday, and costs $6 to attend, not including museum admission.

Comedian Leo Flowers, 7 p.m. Saturday, Chilkoot Charlie’s

Leo Flowers, a comedian, life coach, and podcast host from Chicago, will be hosting a comedy show at Koot’s on Saturday. Tickets are $20, and the show is 21+.

Mental Health Mosaics Art Show, 1 p.m. Saturday, Akela Space

Join Out North and Alaska Public Media to create art and poetry related to mental health on Saturday at the Akela Space. This event is part of Out North’s Mental Health Mosaics gallery show, open through the month of March.

Miss Alaska USA & Miss Alaska Teen USA Pageants, 6 p.m. Saturday, Bartlett High School

Just months after Emma Broyles was crowned as the first Miss America from Alaska, women and girls from across the state will compete for the title of Miss Alaska USA, Miss Alaska Teen USA, and the chance to compete for Miss Universe later this year. The pageants will be held at Bartlett High School on Saturday evening, and tickets are $35.

Challenge Alaska’s 40th Spring Fling: Scavenger Hunt, Sunday, Alyeska Resort

Challenge Alaska is kicking off a week of events and fundraising on Sunday with their Mountain Scavenger Hunt. Sponsors have donated prizes for winners of this event, which marks the first day of Challenge Alaska’s 40th Spring Fling, which raises money for their ski school.

Naomi Stock

Naomi Stock is a spring 2022 reporting intern for the Anchorage Daily News and a University of Alaska Anchorage journalism student.