Arts and Entertainment

3 things to do in Anchorage this weekend

This should be a busy weekend for folks getting out and about in Southcentral. The Alaska State Fair in Palmer enters its final stretch, and the run of “Hamilton” at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts will be a popular stop for many. But here are a few other options:

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Jam out to live music

Danger Money: 7 p.m. Saturday, 907 Alehouse, 8001 Old Seward Highway

One of Anchorage’s favorite longstanding bands, Danger Money will perform at 907 Alehouse on Saturday. Prepare yourself to listen to some of the best covers of rock songs with a few twists as well.

Ben Jammin and the Jammin Band: 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Koot’s, 2435 Spenard Road

This is the final two shows for Ben Jammin and the Jammin Band in Anchorage before Ben departs Alaska.

Workshop your improv skills

Improv Dojo: 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Midnight Sun Theatre, 3020 Minnesota Drive No. 22


All sorts of people can use better improvisational skills, from salespeople and students to lawyers and teachers. Drop in on this free improv theater workshop. No experience is necessary and there are no age requirements, although it may be best for individuals 13 and over.

Check out First Friday happenings

Anchorage Museum: 625 C St., free admission after 6 p.m. Featuring the Pass the Mic Closing Celebration, a Zine Workshop with the Anchorage Public Library and Rapid Space Shorts at Thomas Planetarium, 6-9 p.m.

IGCA: 427 D St., featuring new exhibitions by Gerald Dubie and “Season of Change” by Sami Ali, 5-8 p.m.

Stephan Fine Arts: 939 W. Fifth Ave., featuring glass works by Tomilyn Clark, watercolors by Renate Martin and woodcut prints by KC Crowley plus live music by Will Balcao, 6-8:30 p.m.

Anchorage Distillery: 6310 A St., featuring photography from Ivy Bowler, 5-8 p.m.

Double Shovel Cider Co.: 502 W. 88th Ave., featuring Christina Wilson’s new original paintings, 5-8 p.m.

Tiny Gallery: 706 W. Fourth Ave., featuring Carol Green of Evolving Textiles, 4-8 p.m.

Georgia Blue Gallery: 3555 Arctic Blvd., featuring clay artists Lupe Marroquin and Kelly Hebert and painter/ fabric artist David Edlefsen, 5-7 p.m.

2 Friends Gallery: 341 E. Benson Blvd., featuring Fairbanks artist Tammy Holland, 5-7 p.m.

Sara’s Gift Cache: 408 W. Fourth Ave., featuring a “Howling with Huskies” book signing with author Linda Chamberlain, 5-8 p.m.

Sevigny Studio: 312 G St., featuring art by Vivian Hansen, 6-9 p.m.

Snow City Cafe: 1034 W. Fourth Ave., featuring Elizabeth Pohjola and music by Shane Russell and friends, 5-7 p.m.

Buzzwinkle’s Bazaar: Fashion First Friday featuring Bishikwabo Inc. and Mary Johnson Handmade, 4-9 p.m.

Akela Space: 320 W. Sixth Ave., featuring an exhibition by Connor Grasso aka “cnnnr,” 5 p.m.

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Chris Bieri

Chris Bieri is the sports and entertainment editor at the Anchorage Daily News.