Arts and Entertainment

This weekend: Sitka Music Festival’s Autumn Classics wraps up in Anchorage, plus pro wrestling and Oktoberfest

Whether you prefer a slice of demure fall entertainment or something a bit more on the rowdy said, this weekend has plenty of options. The Sitka Music Festival’s Autumn Classics wraps up with three performances. If that doesn’t seem to suit your liking, professional wrestling will be back at the Egan Center. And there are plenty of other music options as well, from ‘80s faves I Like Robots to the throwback Cuban sound of Orquesta Akokán.

Orquesta Akokán: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave.

This band will transport the listener to Cuba in the months and years following World War II, with the energy of mambo along with a dose of akokán, which mean “from the heart” or “soul.” Tickets start at $32.75.

I Like Robots: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse, 610 W. Sixth Ave.

One of the best bands in Anchorage to dance to, I Like Robots shows feature the greatest hits of the ‘80s. If you plan on hitting the dance floor with your friends, 1980s attire is recommended but not mandated.

Sitka Music Festival - Autumn Classics: Friday-Saturday-Sunday, UAA Recital Hall and Discovery Theatre

The second weekend of the Sitka Music Festival wraps up this weekend, with three concerts. Friday features Zuill Bailey and Victor Santiago Asunción performing the works of Beethoven at 7 p.m. at the UAA Recital Hall. On Saturday, the location shifts to Discovery Theatre for Simply Three in Concert at 7 p.m. On Sunday, pianist Victor Santiago Asunción returns to the stage to perform at 4 p.m. at the UAA Recital Hall. Visit for tickets to the various performances.


STEM Day 2022: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, UAA Conoco Phillips Science Building, 3101 Science Circle

STEM Day is an interactive event that promotes exciting careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This event is free to the public and open to anyone. It includes interactive activities and presentations and planetarium shows. Parking is also free.

Hilltop Oktoberfest: noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Hilltop Ski Area, 7015 Abbott Road

This Oktoberfest fall fundraiser will raise money for Hilltop, which is a nonprofit community ski area. The event includes live music, family-friendly activities, authentic German food and beer for sale. Tickets are $20 for adults, kids 12 and under get in free.

Wrestlepro Alaska Back with a Bang: 7 p.m. Saturday, William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center, 555 W. Fifth Ave.

Some of the top wrestlers hit the mat as well as a number of classic wrestlers. Included among the legends scheduled to appear are WCW/WWE wrestler Diamond Dallas Page, WCW’s Buff Bagwell and WWE tag team champion Scotty 2 Hotty. Tickets start at $35.