Arts and Entertainment

5 things to do in Anchorage this weekend

With the threat of snow on the ground — gasp — there are plenty of indoor activities this weekend as well as outdoor fun and some winter prep. Hear music from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the Anchorage Concert Chorus. See performances of a cult classic musical or do a zombie run. It appears to be a good time to stock up on winter gear, and the NSAA Ski Swap is a perfect spot. Here’s a look at some events around Anchorage this weekend.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

7:30 p.m. Friday; Atwood Concert Hall, 621 West 6th Ave.

The kings of swing have hit the road for their 30th-anniversary tour, making a stop in Anchorage on Friday. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy hit the scene in the 1990s and found widespread fame with the release of the film “Swingers.” The music is a blend of jazz, swing and Dixieland so slip into your zoot suit and join the fun. Tickets start at $44.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

7:30 p.m. Friday/Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday; UAA Fine Arts Building, 3700 Alumni Drive

To kick off its 45th season, Perseverance Theatre is presenting the legendary rock musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” The show “takes audiences on an exhilarating journey of radical, queer self-discovery, self-love, and self-acceptance.” Tickets for Friday and Saturday are $45 and Sunday’s performance is pay as you can at the door.

Anchorage Concert Chorus Hits of the 80s

8 p.m. Friday; Discovery Theatre, 621 West 6th Ave.

The Anchorage Concert Chorus and UAA University Singers get in the wayback machine to the 1980s, performing hits from Phil Collins, Madonna, Prince, Peter Gabriel and more. This is a family-friendly concert and attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite ‘80s gear. Tickets are $49.75.


Zombie Half Marathon

8 a.m. Saturday; Goose Lake, 2811 UAA Drive

This harrowing and haunting run goes from Goose Lake to Kincaid Park, with runners encouraged to wear a costume. The early wave of walkers starts at 8 a.m. followed by the runners at 9 a.m. The runners are asked to carpool as there won’t be a shuttle bus from the start to finish. Organized by the Anchorage Running Club, the cost of the half marathon is $50 or $60 the day of the race.

NSAA Ski Swap

2 p.m. Sunday; Kincaid Park, 9401 Raspberry Road

The Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage is hosting its annual ski swap on Sunday. It’s a great spot to find lightly used winter items including Nordic gear, roller skis, snowshoes and at least 100 pairs of youth skis. You can register as a seller through the association’s site, and 30% of the proceeds support NSAA’s work maintaining and sustaining Anchorage’s trail system.

Chris Bieri

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