Arts and Entertainment

This weekend in Anchorage: Holiday shows and performances abound plus a psychobilly invasion

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December has finally arrived and with it come a number of favorite holiday shows and performances. Whether you’re begging for brass or seeking superior strings, this weekend has something for you. And if you’re not ready for the holidays quite yet, try some psychobilly with Reverend Horton Heat or comedy with the Sklar Brothers.

Sklar Brothers: 7:30 p.m./9:30 p.m. Friday, Downtown Bear Paw Bar & Grill, 415 E St.

You may remember these brothers from their ESPN Classic show “Cheap Seats” or some of their other hilarious hijinks. They play two shows with tickets starting at $32.

Portland Cello Project Holiday Show: 7:30 p.m. Friday/Saturday, Discovery Theatre, 621 West 6th Ave.

Alaska welcomes back a favorite as Portland Cello Project returns. The group has made numerous trips north and this time will include holiday performances described as “one part variety show, one part homage to the season, one part freewheeling spectacle.” The shows will include local guest artists and subscription tickets start at $35.25 or $44 for standard ticket options.

The Reverend Horton Heat: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Williwaw Social, 609 F St.

The Reverend Horton Heat blends rockabilly, punk, country, jazz and metal into one big psychobilly show. Tickets start at $30 with local support from Avery Wolves.


Tuba Christmas 2022: noon Saturday, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, 621 West 6th Ave.

This free concert will be held at the Lorene Harrison Lobby of the PAC so seating is limited. The tradition is now in its 48th year of being presented worldwide. Onsite registration is available for local tuba and euphonium players.

Twelfth Night: 7 p.m. Friday/Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, Cyrano’s Theatre Building, 3800 DeBarr Road.

This classic Shakespeare romantic comedy tells the story of twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Directed by Dave Dahl, tickets for the performances are $30 with discounts for students, military and seniors.

Annie: 7 p.m. Friday/Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, Sydney Laurence Theatre, 621 West 6th Ave.

Anchorage Community Theatre celebrates its 69th year with an classic musical, “Annie.” With memorable characters like little orphan Annie and “Daddy” Warbucks, this show is a family favorite. Tickets start at $35.

Handel’s Messiah: 2 p.m. Sunday, West High Auditorium, 1700 Hillcrest Drive.

After a two-year COVID hiatus, the Anchorage Concert Chorus-sponsored concert returns with the 74th performance. Over 125 local musicians will be featured with Dr. Bruce Wood conducting. Tickets are $20 with senior, student, military and child discounts available.

Reverance: 4 p.m. Sunday, Discovery Theatre, 621 West 6th Ave.

This free concert will feature the Anchorage Community Concert Band performing musical selections from “Ben-Hur,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Hallelujah,” and more.

First Friday

"Night Dancer III" by K N Goodrich

Anchorage Museum: 10 a.m.-9 p.m., 625 C St.

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

UAA Fine Arts Building: UAA Department of Art exhibit at Kimura Gallery 5-7 p.m., 3700 Alumni Drive

Cyrano’s Art Gallery: New pastel paintings by K N Goodrich, 5-7 p.m., 3800 DeBarr Road.

Second Run Consignment: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 720 D St.

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

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


Skinny Raven Sports: 5-7 p.m., 800 H St.

Tundra Herb Company: 10 a.m.-11:55 p.m., 520 W. 6th Ave.

The Kobuk: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 504 W. 5th Ave.

Bottoms Up Boutique: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., 320 W. 5th Ave.

IGCA: 5-8 p.m., 427 D St.

Sara’s Gift Cache: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 408 W. 4th Ave.

Kaffee Klatsch: 5-8 p.m., 508 W. 2nd Ave.

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


Tiny Gallery: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 706 W. 4th Ave.

Moose A’La Mode: 5-7 p.m., 360 K St.

The Writer’s Bock: Observations Near and Far. Watercolors by Amy Holonics, 6-8 p.m., 3956 Spenard Road.

Whale’s Tail at Captain Cook: Rhonda Scott Art, 1-9 p.m., 939 W. 5th Ave.

Stephan Fine Arts: 6-8:30 p.m., 939 W. 5th Ave.

The Cubby at Captain Cook: 6-8:30 p.m., 939 W. 5th Ave.

Snow City Cafe: 5-7 p.m., 1034 W. 4th Ave.

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