Arts and Entertainment

This weekend: Aviation and beer festivals in Anchorage plus plenty of music

AC/DC Tribute Shoot to Thrill, 6 p.m. Friday, Matanuska Brewing in Eagle River, 11901 Old Glenn Highway

Portland, Oregon-based band Shoot to Thrill does its best tribute to the Aussie rockers with hits like “Thunderstruck” and “Highway to Hell.” Tickets range from $15 to $32.

Crow Pass Crossing, trail race

Crow Pass Crossing, 9 a.m. start in Girdwood, 3 p.m. awards ceremony, Saturday at Eagle River Nature Center, 37250 Eagle River Road

Among Alaska’s toughest endurance challenges, the Crow Pass Crossing is a more than 22-mile race from Girdwood to Eagle River. The race has a nearly 40-year history and both women’s champ Christy Marvin and men’s record-holder Scott Patterson return to defend their titles.

Disability Pride Alaska, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jewel Lake Park, 4401 W. Dimond Blvd.

This fifth annual celebration features fun, games and free food. It will also include a ribbon-cutting for an inclusive pirate ship playground at Jewel Lake Park.

8th Annual Beer & Bacon Festival, 1 p.m. Saturday, The Lakefront Anchorage, 4800 Spenard Road

This event features many of the top breweries in the state competing for the Best Beer title as well as a contest for No. 1 Bacon Dish. Tickets are $50 per person ($25 for designated drivers) and proceeds go to Bean’s Cafe and the Children’s Lunchbox.

Jimmy Eat World, 5 p.m. Saturday, Williwaw, 609 F St.

Jimmy Eat World, an Arizona rock band that has been churning out hits for better than two decades, hits the outdoor stage at Williwaw on Saturday. Local bands Delmag, Blackwater Railroad Company and The High Pets join the fun. Tickets are $65 in advance and $70 at the door.

[Q&A with Jimmy Eat World frontman Jim Adkins ahead of Saturday’s concert in Anchorage]


Fly By Festival, 10 a.m. Sunday, Lake Hood, 4721 Aircraft Drive

Alaska Aviation Museum sponsors this annual festival that features vintage aircraft flying over Lake Hood. The festival will also include music, food trucks plus beer and wine. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids over the age of 6. Or purchase a membership with the museum and get a free ticket.