Arts and Entertainment

5 things to do in Anchorage this weekend

WrestlePro Supershow

7 p.m. Friday; Alaska Airlines Center, 3550 Providence Drive

The Fifth Anniversary SuperShow features Alaska’s first-ever steel cage match between Dan Maff and “Iceberg” Deonn Rusman. There’s also a triple-threat match, a women’s championship match and a tag team championship. Tickets start at $45.

Salmon Run

10 a.m. Saturday; Inlet View Elementary, 1219 N St.

The 33rd annual Salmon Run is a family fun run along the Coastal Trail. The race raises money for Inlet View Elementary, going toward reading tutoring, supplemental math programs, after-school Spanish classes, writing workshops, art, music and physical education as well as number of other functions. Parking is available at Anchorage Lutheran Church. The 10K and 5K are $45 and the 2K fun run is $25.

Citywide Cleanup Kickoff

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; Margaret Eagan Sullivan Park, 1729 W. 15th Ave.

May is here, and that means spring cleaning. The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is hosting the cleanup kickoff. By attending the event, you can register your crew, pick up bags, learn where to drop off trash and find out how you can win $5,000 in prizes by cleaning up Anchorage. Find more information on Anchorage cleanup events here.

Alaska Junior Theater’s “Frindle”

2 p.m. Saturday; Discovery Theatre, 621 W. Sixth Ave.


Based on Andrew Clements’ novel “Frindle,” the story follows Nick Allen, a young student who comes up with a new name for the word “pen.” The idea catches fire and even causes some headaches in this “quirky, imaginative tale about creative thought and the power of words.” Tickets start at $22.50.

Alaska Youth Orchestras’ Spring Celebration Concert

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

The Anchorage Youth Symphony, led by AYO music director Bruce Wood and assistant conductor Evan Hagen, performs its third concert of the season. The evening also includes performances by AYO’s Symphony School Ensembles and guests from AYO’s After School Music program. Tickets are $25 and $12.50 for kids 18 and under.

May First Friday

Anchorage Museum: Northern Boarders exhibition opens, the “Wildmen of Denali” book release plus the Teen Climate Communicators present “Arctic Aligned.” The exhibition Trailing, “an immersive, interactive sculpture activated by motion,” will also open. There will also be a number of docent-led gallery talks. Free admission from 6-9 p.m., 625 C St., 6-9 p.m.

The Cove: Elie Bishikwabo from BAC, Juliah Barnett from Redemption, Joel Loosli from AK Clothing Co, and Alisha Vasquez from Quya Crafts. Live music by Snarley Brown and Corey Boiko, 510 L St., 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Tiny Gallery: Featuring jewelry artist Terri Atwell of Beadwitched, 706 W. Fourth Ave., 4-8 p.m.

Turnagain Brewing: Featuring Alaska artist Jennifer Sonne, 7920 King St., 5-8 p.m.

Georgia Blue: Featuring “72 Zoom Classes,” clay works by Becky Grunder, 3555 Arctic Blvd., 5-7 p.m.

Stephan Fine Arts: Featuring Charlie Renfro, Jenny Glenn and Paolo. 6-8:30 p.m.

Dos Manos: Featuring the work on AnnMarie Young, 1317 W. Northern Lights Blvd., 5-7:30 p.m.

Sevigny Studio: Featuring Denise Ekstrand’s “Bros and Besties” series. Live music by Tom Homza, 312 G St., 6-9 p.m.

Bottoms Up Boutique: Featuring Midnight Beading, ChaCha Flores and Britt’Nee Kivliqtaruq Brower, 320 W. Fifth Ave, Ste 124, 5-8 p.m.

IGCA: Featuring works from Mieko Takamae, Joe Carr and Owen Tucker, 427 D St., 5-8 p.m.

Captain Cook Artist Co-op: Featuring Tierra Pottery by Lupe Marroquin, 935 W Fifth Ave., 4-7 p.m.

Chris Bieri

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