Arts and Entertainment

5 things to do in Anchorage this weekend

This weekend offers plenty of options on the stage for Anchorage residents looking to be entertained. Disney’s “Aladdin” has arrived, and there are also dance and music options available. If that doesn’t fit your fancy, check — no pun intended — out the NHL Legends game at Sullivan Arena on Saturday. Here’s a look at some of what’s happening this weekend.

Disney’s Aladdin

7:30 p.m. Friday; 1/7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1/7 p.m. Sunday; Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave.

This Disney favorite is a “production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle.” Featuring classic characters like Genie, Jasmine and Jafar, this musical will be performed at the Atwood Concert Hall until April 21. Tickets are available at a variety of pricing tiers.

When the Moment Comes

7 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; Grant Hall, 4101 University Drive

Described as a “compelling true story honoring men and women in their enduring struggle for justice, equality, and religious freedom,” this production deals with the execution of 10 Baha’i women from Iran. A panel discussion featuring Baha’i refugees from Iran will follow the Sunday show. The event is free but there is a recommended donation of $20. It is suitable for ages 12 and older.


7:30 p.m. Friday; Discovery Theatre, 621 W. Sixth Ave.

Contemporary folk group Breabach hails from Glasgow and is known for the traditional fiddles, pipes and vocals associated with Scottish Highland music. Tickets start at $47.50.


On My Way

7:30 p.m. Friday/Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; UAA Mainstage Theatre, 3700 Alumni Drive

Momentum Dance Collective closes its 16th season with “a celebration of the beauty found in the spaces between departure and arrival.” The production features original compositions performed live by pianist Alex Cruver and set design by artist Emily Longbrake. Tickets start at $20.

NHL Legends Game

7 p.m. Saturday; Sullivan Arena, 1600 Gambell St.

The Legends, featuring former NHL players Bernie Nicholls, Ron Duguay and others, face off against the Anchorage Lumberjacks. Tickets are $20 for adults and $9 for kids under 12. There are also special tickets available for a locker room meet-and-greet with the “legends” as well as tickets to a meet-and-greet afterparty.

Chris Bieri

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