Arts and Entertainment

This weekend: Postmodern Jukebox, plus showcases, fundraisers and markets throughout Anchorage

Alaska Dance Theatre’s Showcase, 6 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Theatre, 621 W. Sixth Ave.

This weekend, Alaska Dance Theatre presents its student showcase performances. “A Day at the Fair” will highlight the progress of each student in the Alaska Dance Theatre. Tickets start at $32.75.

Celebrate Tap, 7 p.m. Friday, Wendy Williamson Auditorium, 2533 Providence Drive

The Tap Studio presents Celebrate Tap for National Tap Dance Day. The Tap Studio’s youth and adult students will be showcasing new and classic dances, and audience members will receive an open invitation to participate in the Shim Sham finale. Tickets are $15.

South Anchorage Farmers Market, 9 a.m. Saturday, 11111 O’Malley Centre Drive

Summer must be nearly here, because opening day of the South Anchorage Farmers Market is this Saturday. Stop by to browse local goods and produce.

Anchorage Salmon Run, 10 a.m. Saturday, Inlet View Elementary, 1219 N St.

Inlet View Elementary is hosting the 31st annual Salmon Run this Saturday. Register at for the 2K, 5K or 10K run. There will be a carnival on the other end of the finish line with face painting, giant Jenga, hot dogs from The Goody Cart and plenty more.

Women’s Day at AK Cycle Chic, noon Saturday, AK Cycle Chic, 908 W. Northern Lights Blvd.

AK Cycle Chic is celebrating all women on Saturday with handmade intimates from Swoop, Annie’s Arts and Follies, plus sparkling drinks.

Spring Performance Social, noon Saturday, 49th State Brewing Co., 717 W. Third Ave.

Killoran Productions presents a spring showcase featuring all their vocal students at the 49th State downtown theater. There will be free nonalcoholic beverages, a buffet of 49th State’s best appetizers, and alcoholic drinks available for purchase. Tickets are $30 to see Alaska’s rising talents.

Catholic Social Services Charity Ball, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Hotel Captain Cook, 939 W. Fifth Ave.

The 31st annual Catholic Social Services Wilma Carr Charity Ball is this weekend at the Hotel Captain Cook. There will be a Champagne reception, dinner, auction, online silent action and dancing. The 2022 fundraising campaign is “Together We Can: Make a Safe Place for Kids.” They are accepting donations online, and there is an online silent auction for those who are unable to attend.

Postmodern Jukebox, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave.

Postmodern Jukebox is coming to Alaska on their Grand Reopening Tour. Known for performing modern music with a vintage twist, Postmodern Jukebox is in Anchorage for one night only. Tickets start at $36.

Wrangell Mountains Center Spring Fling Thing, 3 p.m. Sunday, Writer’s Block Bookstore & Cafe, 3956 Spenard Road

Join the Wrangell Mountains Center and Writer’s Block Bookstore and Cafe on Sunday afternoon for WMC’s annual spring fling thing. There will be snacks and beverages available for purchase at the cafe to kick off the 2022 season, so stop by to learn about WMC and hang out.

Anchorage Bowl Chamber Orchestra Fundraiser Concert, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Anchorage Lutheran Church, 1420 N St.

The Anchorage Bowl Chamber Orchestra is fundraising for its eighth annual Kenai Peninsula Tour. The group will be playing large ensemble pieces, Bach and new ensemble chamber works. The concert is free and open to the public.

May First Friday

Businesses, galleries and establishments around Anchorage are celebrating First Friday this May. Here are some of the participating venues:

Anchorage Museum, 625 C St., 6-9 p.m.

Each month, the Anchorage Museum opens its doors to the community, offering free admission for three hours on First Friday. Current exhibitions include “Lies, Lies, Lies,” “The Place I Call Home,” “Dissonance and Disturbance” and more. At 6:15 p.m. there will be a film debut of “Refuge Alaska” and a talk with music composers Sam Kassirer, Akie Bermiss, Matt Douglas and Derry deBorja about their original score for the film.

International Gallery of Contemporary Art, 427 D St., 5-8 p.m.

Sevigny Studio, 312 G St., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Tiny Gallery, 706 W. Fourth Ave., 4-8 p.m.

Aurora Fine Art, 737 W. Fifth Ave., noon-8 p.m.

Stephan Fine Arts, 939 W. Fifth Ave., 6-8:30 p.m.

The big May First Friday is coming up quick! What’s your first stop going to be?

Posted by Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. on Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Two Friends Gallery, 341 E. Benson Blvd., 5-7 p.m.

Georgia Blue Gallery, 3555 Arctic Blvd., 5-7 p.m.

AK Cycle Chic, 908 W. Northern Lights Blvd., 5-7 p.m.

Apricot Lane Boutique, Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall, 4-7p.m.

Turnagain Ceramics, 1343 G St., 4-8 p.m.

Tundra Herb Company, 520 W. Sixth Ave., 9 a.m.-11:55 p.m.

Pangea, 508 W. Sixth Ave., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Blush Boutique, 720 D St., 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Sara’s Gift Cache, 408 W. Fourth Ave., noon-8 p.m.

Kaffee Klatsch, 508 W. Second Ave., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Captain Cook Coffee Cubby, 939 W. Fifth Ave., 6-8 p.m.

Snow City Cafe, 1034 W. Fourth Ave., 5-7 p.m.

Turnagain Brewing, 7920 King St., 5-8 p.m.

Anchorage Distillery, 6310 A St., 5-8 p.m.

Blaine’s Art Supply, 1025 Photo Ave., 4-7 p.m.

Naomi Stock

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