Arts and Entertainment

This weekend: The Anchorage Folk Festival returns, plus The Piano Guys and humorist David Sedaris

Anchorage Folk Festival jam session, Crossroads bar

Anchorage Folk Festival, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Cuddy Family Midtown Park, 201 E. 40th Ave.

The Anchorage Folk Festival is kicking off the Anchorage summer festivals and fairs with a bang! There will be music and fun all day Saturday at Cuddy Family Midtown Park. Rose’s Pawn shop is headlining, but there will be hours of music by local artists on two stages, starting at noon. There will also be an under-21 open mic (registration closed April 9), kids activities, workshops, food trucks and more. Volunteers are needed for both the fundraiser and the festival. Email to sign up.

Alaska Vintage Market, Friday-Sunday, Alaska State Fairgrounds, 2075 Glenn Highway in Palmer

The Alaska Vintage Market will be at the Alaska State Fairgrounds all weekend with a vintage home market and food truck festival. There will be booths with vendors like Vintage Poppy and other Alaska businesses. The market, sponsored by Alaska Chicks, will be open from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Pay at the gate or buy tickets online, starting at $5.

Tudor Montessori Plant Sale, 10 a.m. Saturday, Tudor Elementary, 1666 Cache Drive.

The Tudor Montessori program will be selling herb, flower, and veggie starts on Saturday for $3-$5. The plants have been grown by students and their families, and proceeds will support the Montessori school. They will have corn, beans, lettuce, zucchini, basil, dill, parsley, cilantro, marigolds, petunias, sunflowers and more.

Marketing: Best of Alaska 2018, Event, Dena'ina  Center 1/2019

ADN Best of Alaska Showcase, noon Saturday, Dena’ina Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave.


The Best of Alaska winners are determined by you, Anchorage Daily News readers. This Saturday, 2020 and 2021 winners will be showcased at the Dena’ina Center from noon until 5 p.m. VIP admission starts at noon, and general admission opens at 1 p.m. There will be live music, food and drink samples, a beer garden and more.

Reading Rendezvous, noon Saturday, Anchorage Public Library, 3600 Denali St.

The 2022 Reading Rendezvous is happening in conjunction with the Anchorage Folk Festival at Cuddy Family Midtown Park next door. On the lawn at the Loussac Library there will be booths, vendors, and entertainment to kick off the Summer Discovery program.

The Piano Guys, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave.

The Piano Guys, the popular musical quartet who became famous on YouTube in the early 2010s, have returned to Anchorage 8 years after their last sold out show in the Performing Arts Center. They will be performing arrangements of classics and pop hits for two shows on Saturday. Tickets start at $38.50.

Janitor Bob’s Fantastical Excursion, 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Wendy Williamson Auditorium, 2533 Providence Drive

Studio 49 School of Dance presents “Janitor Bob’s Fantastical Excursion” in a return to the stage. Join Studio 49 in a flashback to the 1990s in an original show written and directed by Mikal Preston. Tickets are $20.

Anchorage Civic Orchestra Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sydney Laurence Theatre, 621 W. Sixth Ave.

The Anchorage Civic Orchestra is performing a spring concert Saturday night at the Performing Arts Center. Joseph Jablonski, the Anchorage Civic Orchestra Concerto Competition winner, will be performing the first movement of Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor. The orchestra will also be performing selections by Dvorak and Tchaikovsky. Tickets start at $23.50.

An Evening with David Sedaris, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave.

Author and public radio regular David Sedaris is taking the stage in Anchorage for one night only on Sunday. He has recently released two new books, “The Best of Me and “A Carnival of Snackery.” Tickets start at $57.75 to see why Sedaris is a bestselling humorist.

Naomi Stock

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