Arts and Entertainment

This weekend: A comedy ‘fundroaster,’ a spring ski party, ghost hunters plus more happening around Anchorage

This weekend, music, drama and film showcases will be taking over the city. There’s something for everyone, with UAA theatre returning to the stage, contemporary concerts and song circles.

Maple and Vine, 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, UAA Harper Studio

This weekend will see the premiere of “Maple and Vine,” a play by Jordan Harrison. This play will be one of the last productions by the UAA Theatre and Dance department, which is being eliminated. The show will run through April 3. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $10 for UAA students and youth under 18.

Tonal Language, 7:30 p.m. Friday, UAA Recital Hall

Michael Dickerson is an Anchorage composer who has received the 2020 Individual Artist Award from the Rasmuson Foundation and the 2021 Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship. Thanks to these awards, he will be putting on a premiere of his new works in the UAA Recital Hall on Friday. The concert, Tonal Language, will feature UAA guitarist Armin Abdihodžić, violinist Andie Tanning, Alex LoRe, and pianist Nick Petumenos.

Tickets are $20 for the general public, $10 for UAA students.

The Small Glories, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Discovery Theatre

The Small Glories are a singer-songwriter duo from Canada. Presented by the Anchorage Concert Association, this folk-roots show will be in the Performing Arts Center on Friday night. Tickets start at $40.75.

Spenard Song Circle w/ Emma Hill, Jamie Whiteman & Hollis Bryan, 7 p.m. Friday, The Nave

This Friday, join Emma Hill for another Spenard Song Circle at the Nave. Emma has invited Jamie Whiteman and Hollis Bryan to join her this month. Spenard Joe’s will even be catering this event with coffee and treats. Tickets are $20, masks and proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test required.

The Brothers Paranormal Screening, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Voth Hall

On Friday and Saturday at the Performing Arts Center in Anchorage, there will be screenings of “The Brothers Paranormal.” This screening, which is a recording of a performance in Juneau, is about two brothers who consider themselves ghost hunters. Their careers are built on investigating paranormal activity. Tickets are $25 for the show, which explores the experience of these two brothers facing their fears on their most recent assignment.

Comedy Fundroaster, 7 p.m. Friday, The Broken Blender

The Rubber Ptarmigan is excited to present their first combination roast and benefit show, the Comedy Fundroaster at the Broken Blender. Centered around local Anchorage comedian, Justin Lawrence Hoyt (JLH), whose cancer advanced to Stage 3 this February. Guest comics will be roasting Hoyt, who will be free to retaliate as he sees fit. The show, which will be free to attend, will be a fundraiser for both Hoyt’s medical bills and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Anchorage Concert Chorus: New Voices, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Atwood Concert Hall

The Anchorage Concert Chorus presents a program of contemporary music. The performance starts in the Atwood Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a pre-concert talk in the theatre lobby at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $32.75.

Sink or Skim! 3 p.m Saturday, Hilltop Ski Area

This year’s spring ski party at Hilltop Ski Area is pirate-themed! There will be a costume contest, Hilltop’s first-ever pond skim contest, and a beer garden. Costumes are required for the pond skim contest, which costs $20 to enter. Participants must be 16 or older.

2022 Miss Anchorage Competition, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, South Anchorage High School

The 2022 Miss Anchorage Competition is this Saturday night at South Anchorage High School. The winner of the Miss Anchorage (and the Miss Anchorage Outstanding Teen) pageant will compete for Miss Alaska (and Miss Alaska’s Outstanding Teen) in June. The current Miss Alaska, Emma Broyles, was the first Alaskan to be crowned Miss America.

Trailbound Alaska, 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Bear Tooth Theatrepub

While it’s not exactly over the weekend, this event begs an exception. From Bear Tooth Theatrepub, Alaska Trails, and KMTA, Trailbound Alaska is an evening of films from director Max Romey. Trailbound Alaska is a project in six chapters that Romey undertook at the beginning of the pandemic, to discover the stories that connect our trails. Tickets are $10, and there will be time for Q&A and door prizes after the show.

Naomi Stock

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