THURSDAY, APRIL 11

A FLANNEL AFFAIRDon a flannel and join Alaska Huts Association for A Flannel Affair on Thursday, April 11th at 6:30 PM! Celebrate all things Huts with a silent auction, raffle prizes, and music from Blackwater Railroad Company. Spread the word, bring all your friends, and come ready to have a good time. 49th State Brewing Company will have beer and pizza available for purchase throughout the evening. All proceeds support the Alaska Huts mission to expand outdoor recreation opportunities in our community. Tickets are $15 at AlaskaHuts.org. (49th State Brewing Company, 717 W 3rd Avenue)

DISTILLERY TOUR Learn how the Anchorage Distillery takes 100% Alaska grown grains and transform them into award-winning spirits! The Tasting Room is open 2pm-8pm for cocktails and tastings. The tour begins at 6pm. (Anchorage Distillery, 6310 A Street)

NATURALLY DYED EASTER EGGS Step up your Easter Egg game this year with natural dyes and plants! You will learn about how to use natural dyes from things you already have in your kitchen such as red cabbage, onion skins, beets, blueberries, and coffee grounds. In this class they will be using traditional natural dyes like madder root, logwood, fustic, and saxon blue. Everyone will get to design their own eggs with plants for a natural spring look. You will go home with beautifully dyed eggs, and the knowledge to naturally dye eggs at home with your kiddos. Class is only $25, and you can order drinks from the fabulous bar at South! Ages 12 and up, limited number of tickets available so book early at EarthMamaFiberStudio.com to reserve your spot. The egg dying begins at 6pm. (South Restaurant, 11124 Old Seward Highway)

THE BLOCK MIC DROP Play, share, throw down... music, song, words, dance, circus act, monologue, mime, food demo, you got it, then bring it, or just come see what folks do and hang out and maybe even get the nerve up to share your own dang thing! The sharing kicks off at 6:30pm. (Spenard Writer’s Block, 3956 Spenard Road)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Oscar Wilde created his final and most lasting play, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, in 1895. Considered one of the greatest comic masterpieces of all time this farce plays with love, religion, and truth as it tells the tale of two men whose deceptions result in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits. The performance starts at 7pm and tickets are available at CenterTix.com. (Cyrano’s Theatre, 3800 Debarr Road)

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

WAM — WOMEN-AUTOMOBILES & MAINTENANCE This $150 class is meant to teach the basics of owning & maintaining a vehicle. By the end of class, you will have the knowledge and confidence to maintain your vehicle. Checking fluids, changing oil, inspecting brake pads & rotors. Buying and changing tires. What does that light mean? Questions to ask when buying a used vehicle. Learn more by contacting Susan Moran at samoran@alaska.edu. The class begins at 6pm. (UAA Auto/Diesel Room 201, 2460 West Campus Drive)

AWADAGIN PRATT & ZUILL BAILEY CONCERT Awadagin Pratt and Zuill Bailey: A Celebration of Friendship The Sitka Summer Music Festival Awadagin Pratt and Zuill Bailey celebrate their three-decades long friendship and collaboration with a concert at the UAA Recital Hall on Friday, April 12. Doors will open at 6pm for cocktails and mingling with music beginning at 7pm. Appetizers and drinks will be served during intermission with coffee and dessert available after the concert. The evening will include an exciting short auction. Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn will be performed, and stories of their friendship will be shared. Tickets are $85 at Artful.ly. UAA Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Loop)

DINNER + MOVIE: THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY Gather together for a family-style dinner served in the What Why How We Eat exhibition followed by a movie in the auditorium. Share dishes prepared by Muse chefs inspired by the film, then enjoy a screening of The Hundred-Foot Journey telling the story of food bridging the gap between cultures and neighbors. Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is an extraordinarily talented and largely self-taught culinary novice. When he and his family are displaced from their native India and settle in a quaint French village, they decide to open an Indian eatery. However, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the proprietress of an acclaimed restaurant just 100 feet away, strongly objects. War erupts between the two establishments, until Mallory recognizes Kadam’s impressive epicurean gifts and takes him under her wing. Directed by Lasse Hallström (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, Chocolat) 2014, 124 min. $40 dinner plus movie (includes Polar Nights admission). Registration required. Movie only included with Polar Nights admission. The movie begins at 6pm. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

FROGZ Take a trip to the zoo – on a yet-to-be discovered planet. Whimsical and inventive, Frogz put renowned company Imago Theatre on the international map. A clever intersection of vaudeville, Cirque du Soleil, and Mummenschanz, its simplicity and charm catapulted the production to two Broadway runs at the acclaimed New Victory Theater. Variety Magazine called it “Felliniesque mayhem.” The New York Times raved, “A mastery of mime, dance and acrobatics.” “Fantastical creatures have enough imaginative sass to keep the adults entertained while the kids are enchanted,” said NPR. Like all truly unique things, Frogz must be seen to be believed. Take a leap with Frogz and discover why this madcap revue of illusion, comedy, and fun has mesmerized more than a million people worldwide. The performance begins at 7:30pm and tickets are available at AnchorageConcerts.org. (Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W 6th Avenue)

UAA DANCE CLUB SHOWCASE The UAA Dance Club and Department of Theatre and Dance cordially invites you join them for an evening of dances exploring a variety of themes and ideas. Showcasing 9 dynamic choreographers and 26 energetic performers, the concert is full of dances packed with innovation and diversity. With fresh ideas and stylish expression, these emerging choreographers have all been outstanding contributors to numerous UAA Dance Program productions in recent years. The performance begins at 7:30pm and tickets are available at Vendini.com. Additional performances at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 13 and 5pm on Sunday, April 14. (Alaska Dance Theatre, Alice Bassler Sullivan Black Box Theatre, 550 East 33rd Avenue).

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

SLUSH CUP AT ALYESKA SKI RESORT It’s time for the 42nd Annual Alaska Airlines Slush Cup and Spring Carnival. Come watch the shenanigans at Alyeska Ski Resort! Watch or participate in the Idiot Swim Across or the Slush Cup Challenge, hang out at the Sitzmark, and grab some great food from The Crab Shack. To register or for more information, visit AlyeskaResort.com. The fun kicks off at 10am. (Alyeska Resort, 1000 Arlberg Avenue)

2019 SWEET RIVALRY: ALASKA’S SWEETEST EVENING Sweet Rivalry is an annual event that raises funds for The Arc to continue its work in providing services and programs that benefit Alaskans who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. Alaskan culinary teams will battle head-to-head in two competitions: the dessert sculpting competition where edible works of art using sugar and chocolate are built live; and our dessert course competition, featuring teams vying for your vote as you taste their exclusive dessert creations served during our ultimate dessert course. Festivities will begin with cocktails and one-of-a-kind entertainment – a dessert sculpture competition. This culinary and architectural competition of all things sweet will bring together Alaska’s finest confectioners, and guests will watch in awe as their delicious visions come to life. The final winner be chosen by the highest bidder during the Live Auction. Later, a multi-coursed gourmet dinner will be served, and while attendees enjoy the first succulent courses, Sweet Rivalry competitors will be finalizing their dessert entries. The final exclusive dessert course served to guests will be comprised of four unique confections made specially for this event. Guests will vote for their favorite dessert to determine the winning culinary team in our People’s Choice Award. This unsurpassed and unique dining event will combine two exciting culinary competitions and a gourmet dining experience not to be missed! Guests will also enjoy our “sweet” photobooth, silent and live auctions, activities, entertainment and more. Tickets available online at one.bidpal.net or call 907-777-0103 for more information. The sweetness begins at 6pm. (Hilton, 500 W 3rd Avenue)

3RD ANNUAL TAPS AND APPS Presented by Alaska Cancer Treatment, the American Cancer Society Associate Board of Ambassadors will be hosting its third annual fundraiser on April 13th at the Lakefront Anchorage from 6-9 pm. Tickets include 5 beer and appetizer pairings, access to silent auction, live auction, games of giving, and live music from Becky Kotter and Co. who will play until midnight. VIP tickets are available and will include an extra beer and appetizer pairing, a private VIP lounge with an outstanding lakefront view, VIP bartender, and private beer/appetizer service. Join your friends and enjoy the company of fellow Alaskans over beer, food, live music, fun games, and bid on some great silent auction items. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society in its mission to fight cancer! The event starts at 6pm and tickets are available at MyAlaskaTix.com. (Lakefront Hotel, 4800 Spenard Road)

A THOUSAND AND ONE ARABIAN NIGHTS A Thousand and One Arabian Night — Middle East Stories told through dance. Tickets are available at EventBrite.com and the performance begins at 7pm. Additional performance on Sunday, April 14 at 7pm. (Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, 621 W 6th Avenue)

DEAD DISKO Dead Disko is a collaborative artistic event that incorporates stimulating elements for an energizing night! Featuring electronic music from Alaska’s premiere DJs, LED hula hoop performers, and distinctive projection mapping. Prepare yourselves for the spectacle of talent from: Jacob Mattie, Todd Armstrong, Clint Samples, Nine Lives, Kid Simbah, Scotty B Naughty, Savvy Blue, Keeley, and Luisafer. This night we’ll be filling out two rooms (North Stage and Swing Bar) inside Koot’s so get your tickets at EventBrite.com now to guarantee admission! The party kicks off at 9pm. (Koot’s, 2435 Spenard Road)

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

ANCHORAGE HOME SHOW Come visit with the experts to find out more about the latest trends and innovations or dig deeper and expand your skills and knowledge at one of our in-depth how-to seminars. Visit www.ahba.net for more information! The event is open from 10 – 5pm. (Alaska Airlines Center, 3550 Providence Drive)

O’MALLEY CASTLE MARKET Do you like shopping local markets? Come explore an arts and crafts market place at The O’Malley Castle Market. Discover jewelry, cosmetics, fashion, decor, furs, arts, crafts, souvenirs, food and more! Vendors offer their creative works of art and products. Best part? Free admission and free parking. Come check out the market this weekend. Open Sunday from 11- 4pm. (Castle on O’Malley, 1520 O’Malley Road)

GUITARIST ARMIN ABDIHODZIC IN CONCERT UAA faculty member, Dr. Armin Abdihodzic, began playing guitar at age eight in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Throughout his career, he received top prizes in many renowned guitar competitions. He has performed solo and chamber concerts in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Brazil, USA, and has appeared as a guest soloist with the Anchorage Civic Orchestra and the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra. He was also featured in Anchorage Opera Company’s performance of “Maria de Buenos Aires” by Astor Piazzolla. His performance program will explore contemporary guitar works of Roland Dyens, Sérgio Assad, Nuccio D’Angelo, Matthew Dunne, and others. The performance starts at 4pm and tickets are available at ArtsUAA.com. (UAA Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Drive)

For a full list of events visit us online at AnchoragePress.com/calendar.

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