Arts and Entertainment

Hot Picks: Pulse dance finale, Marian Call and Rondy readiness (beverage wise)


Pulse Dance Company's 'La Femme'

Pulse Dance Company's finale concert of their sixth season will include dances "La Femme," "The Lovers," "Harmonious Faction" and "REM." Pulse promises a sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, always athletic production showcase featuring choreography from Stephanie Wonchala, Josh Murry and Barry Kerollis. Tickets $25-$28. 6 or 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. APU Grant Hall Theatre, 4101 University Dr. (907-677-8573,


Get your thermos Rondy-ready

Fur Rondy is coming up, and whether it's watching reindeer run or fireworks light up the sky, there is likely to be some standing around outside. Learn how to make hot drinks (and cold) to fill up your thermos alongside Food and Beverage Director Eric Norat from The Hotel Captain Cook. Space limited to 10 seats. Ages 21 and over. $50. 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, The Hotel Captain Cook. 939 W 5th Ave. (907-343-2228,


Parlor in the Round: Marian Call, Seth Boyer and Yngvil Vatn Guttu

Join singer-songwriters Marian Call and Seth Boyer and experimental jazz composer and performer Yngvil Vatn Guttu as they host what's sure to be a lively edition of Parlor in the Round. In this showcase, musical hosts collaborate with one another as well as the audience to perform songs and tell stories. $14-$20. 7 p.m. Thursday, Tap Root Public House. 3300 Spenard Road. (907-345-0282,


Renwood Zinfandel Wine Tasting

Head to the always-stylish Muse Restaurant at Anchorage Museum for their monthly wine-tasting night -- this will include Renwood Old Vine Zinfandel and Renwood Fiddletown Zinfandel. Ages 21 and over. $16. 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Muse Restaurant. 625 C St. (907-929-9210,


"BYOBB" Art Film Night

Bring your favorite bean bag (or pillow/camping chair/stool/rocking chair/etc) and enjoy a late night movie courtesy of the Art Students Association at UAA (chairs will also be provided). "Art and Craft" is a documentary about Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in U.S. history. There will be free food and refreshments (donations are encouraged) 8 p.m. Thursday, UAA Student Union Gallery. 3211 Providence Dr. (907-786-1052,

Arts and Crafts

12th Annual Artistry in Wood

View demonstrations of wood turning and carving from competing Alaskan woodworkers at this all-ages event. Free. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, The Northway Mall, 3101 Penland Parkway. (696-0725)


Persian dance in 'Flight of the Simorgh'

The Simorgh-Farima Dance Company of Alaska is a local company that performs classical and folkloric Persian dances. Following their performance this week there will be a Persian dinner potluck and silent auction. $40, $5 cash refund if you bring a Persian dish to share. 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. Friday, Al Aska Shrine Temple, 1930 E. Northern Lights Blvd. (491-1253,