Arts and Entertainment

This weekend in Anchorage: Great Alaska Sportsman Show, symphony’s season finale and a USO-style performance

While spring is apparently taking its sweet time to arrive in Alaska, there are still plenty of opportunities for activities this weekend — and mostly indoors. The Great Alaska Sportsman Show is happening all weekend, and a variety of events are also on tap for fans of music, stage and film.

Great Alaska Sportsman Show: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Dena’ina Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave.

The state’s largest trade show is back for a 38th year. It features free hourly seminars on topics like fly-fishing, Alaska firearms laws, halibut fishing as well as presentations from biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Admission is $11 for adults and $3 for kids 11 and under. Special rates are available for seniors and military service members.

Free health care clinic: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, O’Malley Sports Center, 11111 O’Malley Centre Drive

The Mountain View Lions Club along with local providers are putting on this free medical, dental, vision and behavioral health clinic. Dozens of local health care professionals and more than 20 traveling professionals will be on hand at this free Remote Area Medical pop-up clinic.

Anchorage Symphony Season Finale: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave.

The season closer for the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra features pianist Yuliya Gorenman with the works of Anna Clyne and Ottorino Respighi being performed as well as Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Tickets start at $27.50.


Fringe Film Night: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Out North Theatre, 411 D St.

This event features a juried selection of experimental short films by Alaskan filmmakers. Each film is required to be under 7 minutes, and an audience choice selection will be awarded at the end of the night. Tickets are available with a $5-$10 suggested donation.

Pamyua: 8 p.m. Saturday, 49th State Brewing Co., 717 W. Third Ave.

Performing a concert hosted by the education nonprofit Alaska EXCEL, this Alaska Inuit band blends Indigenous traditions and dances, along with modern R&B and funk. Tickets are $50.

Letters From Home in Alaska: 2 p.m. Sunday, Sydney Laurence Theatre, 621 W. Sixth Ave.

The Alaska stop on Letters From Home’s tour of all 50 states features a classic USO-style performance by Erinn Dearth and Dan Beckmann. The duo has performed more than 900 shows across the country for veterans and their families. Tickets start at $27 and $24 for ages 18 and under.

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