Arts and Entertainment

5 things to do in Anchorage this weekend

As spring approaches in full, there are plenty of things happening in Anchorage: a travel showcase, an abundance of musical options and even the debut of a play. Here’s look at some highlights.

Alaska Summer Showcase

Noon Saturday; Dena’ina Convention Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave.

As summer approaches, this is the spot to learn about all the travel possibilities, both in-state and Outside. Todd Grebe & Cold Country provides the music while there are $25,000 in travel prizes available. Tickets are $10 and $15 at the door.

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime

6:30 p.m. Saturday; Williwaw Social, 609 F St.

Badfish, a Sublime tribute band, makes a stop in Anchorage on its “High With You Tour.” Local openers H3 kick off the show at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

Winter Concert

7:30 p.m. Saturday; Sydney Laurence Theatre, 621 W. Sixth Ave.

The Anchorage Civc Orchestra presents its winter concert featuring concerto competition winner Rania White and runner-up Olivia Martin. Musical selections from Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Mendelssohn will be performed. Tickets start at $23.50.


Ladysmith Black Mambazo

7:30 p.m. Saturday; Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave.

Dubbed by Nelson Mandela as “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors to the world,” the group has toured for more than 60 years and earned five Grammy awards. Tickets start at $44.


7 p.m. Friday/Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; Cyrano’s Theatre Building, 3800 DeBarr Rd.

Written and performed by award-winning playwright Cooper Bates, this follow-up to “Black When I Was a Boy, Part I” “brings multicultural characterizations through an honest and even humorous look at a complex and powerful coming of age story.” Tickets are $30 or $27 for military, students and seniors.

Chris Bieri

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