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Cyrano's 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change' opens Feb. 14. (Photo by Frank Flavin)





THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE

The longest running off-Broadway revue in history has been revised for the 21st century! This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as "the relationship." Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, "Say, what are you doing Saturday night?" The 2018 version features two new songs, revised lyrics and dialogue throughout the show to reflect dating in modern times. The production runs through March 10 with performances at 7pm Thursdays – Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $23 - $25 at CenterTix.com. (Cyrano’s, 3800 Debarr Road)

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BACKYARDS AND CO-OPS - GLIMPSES OF AGRICULTURE IN CENTRAL EUROPE

Following a brief business meeting at 7:00 PM, Homer fruit grower and gardener Judith James will present “Backyards and Co-ops: Glimpses of Agriculture in Central Europe.” Judith will share what she learned from her travels last summer to Germany, Slovakia and Poland where she visited private farms, gardens, cooperatives as well as intensive-method agriculture and high-tech fruit storage facilities. She will share photos and illuminate the challenges and methods of growing food in a variety of cultures, climates, and political landscapes. The event is free to attend. (BP Energy Center, 900 E Benson Boulevard)

MOTOWN, SOUL & ROCK N' ROLL WITH MOTOWN FEVER

Join the crew at the Carousel Lounge for a night of Motown performed with a full band. It’s the best fun to be had on a Thursday night! The music starts at 8pm. (Carousel Lounge, 3206 Spenard Road)

GAS STATION DISCO AT KOOT'S

Hailing from Pottsville, Pa, Gas Station disco is a driven, dynamic and unpredictable indie pop band with an eclectic approach. This 4-piece band set out to bounce on top of the local music scene, one incendiary live show after the other. Their brand of rock music is simple and immediate, captivating the audience through heartfelt sing-alongs and high-impact arrangements. No cover and the music starts at 8pm. (Koot’s, 2435 Spenard Road)

SPENARD PROM

Valentine’s Day just got a little sweeter! Spenard Prom is back at the Bear Tooth for the second year in a row! 80s rockers I Like Robots will kick the party off and DJ Spencer Lee and Alex the Lion will pump dance jams until close. KillBill Sax will be back too. Doesn’t matter if your prom was skipped or is often reminisced, this party is for you. Whether your style is name-brand, or a vintage find, singles and couples are invited to dress to impress and dance under the flashing lights. There will be prizes and royalty picked by attendees. Tickets are $15 at BearToothTheatre.net and the parts kicks off at 8:30pm. (Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W 27th Avenue)

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

FILM: KUSAMA - INFINITY

Artist Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. After working as an artist for more than six decades, people around the globe experienced her installation Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers. Directed by Heather Lenz, Kusama–Infinity premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. 76 min. The film starts at 6:30pm and is free with museum admission. (Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street)

INDIGENOUS ARTIST PANEL

Empowerment Through the Visual Arts: Join Indigenous Visual Artists Lindy Lyons, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Holly Nordlum, and Joe Senungetuk for a panel discussion facilitated by James Temte. Topics will include personal reflections of how visual art connects to culture, shapes identity, and evolves over time. The panel begins at 6:30pm. (APU, 4101 University Drive)

VOICE OF THE BAROQUE CELLO

Dark, rich, and sonorous. Bright, sweet, and expressive, the cello is the most versatile of instruments. Join us for an evening of amazing music as cellist, Dr. John Lutterman, performs a selection of baroque cello sonatas with basso continuo accompaniment. The evening will also include performances by Armin Abdidhodzic, Baroque Guitar; Erin Kim, Baroque Cello; Joel Stamoolis, Contrabass, and Thomas Tallent, Theorbo. The performance begins at 7:30pm and tickets are available at ArtsUAA.com. (UAA Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Drive)

WE STORIED TWO

Two men—one a professor and one a student—explore the life experiences which provoked the formation of their defensive and protective adaptations and how, despite their outward differences, those experiences brought them together. They converse and reflect on how, through friendship and support, they have profoundly helped each other and themselves. Created, directed, and performed by Brian Cook and Taran Haynes. Admission is free and the performance begins at 8pm. (Harper Theatre, 3700 Alumni Drive)

AN AMERICAN DREAM

Anchorage Opera invites you to an experience you’ll never forget, based on events never to be forgotten. The Alaska premiere of this modern masterpiece, set in the wake of Pearl Harbor, and the executive order authorizing the internment of Japanese Americans is an eloquent, gripping piece of musical theater that resonates poignantly with current events, and connects to Anchorage and our Japanese, Jewish and Alaska Native communities. Inspired by true stories from American history, the opera explores intersecting narratives of two women during World War II: a Japanese American, and her family, facing internment, and a German Jewish immigrant preoccupied by those she left behind. Both families have secrets that bind them to each other, eventually revealed through treasured possessions abandoned and found. Tickets are available at CenterTix.com and the performance begins at 8pm. (Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, 621 W 6th Avenue)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16

29TH ANNUAL MELODRAMA

In this year's Melodrama, Aria Goldsinger's lust for gold brings her to Alaska, where she will go to great lengths - including kidnapping and missile launches - to get her hands on the goods. However, MI5's best agent, Sam Spond, is on the job in what's sure to be another rowdy, rockin' and rollin', popcorn-throwin' good time! The drama starts at 3pm and tickets are available at CenterTix.com. (49th State Brewing Company, 717 W 3rd Avenue)

ANDREW NORSWORTHY'S CD RELEASE

About Andrew: Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and now rooted down in Seattle, Andrew Norsworthy has written, recorded, and performed music for over 20 years. Traveling across the US extensively, as well as playing some in Europe, he has shared stages with such terrific artists as Kelly Joe Phelps, Josh Rouse, Dan Bern, Michelle Malone, Patrick Sweany, Tim Easton, Sarah Lee Guthrie, and many others. His latest record, Quicksilver Tequila, was released in the summer of 2018. It follows 2012’s blues-soaked The Key & The Cross, described by the Seattle Weekly as a showcase for “badass guitar playing” and an “equally strong voice." Doors are at 7pm, show starts at 8p. This is a 21 and over show. $10 ticket from EventBrite.com includes a copy of Andrew's new CD, Quicksilver Tequila. (Williwaw, 609 F Street)

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Far beneath the majesty and splendor of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. For over 30 years, The Phantom of the Opera has been the Broadway musical all others are measured against. The timeless story, the unforgettable score, the undeniable obsession that could never die… Winner of seven 1988 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stunning masterwork is more than the longest-running musical in Broadway history—it’s an international phenomenon that unmasks emotions, leaving audiences everywhere breathless. The performance begins at 7pm and tickets are available at GlennMassayTheatre.net. (Glenn Massay Theatre, 8295 E College Drive)

UP A MOUNTAIN AT LA POTATO!

Up A Mountain features the original music of Jeremy Cerutti, performed with Kurt Eriksson on guitar, Tony Restivo on bass and Toby Quinn on drums. The music melds jam inspired rock with folk and blues influence. Doors are at 7:30pm and tickets are $5 at the door. (La Potato, 330 Spenard Road)

LORDS OF CHAOS

In 1987 Oslo, 17-year-old Euronymous becomes fixated on creating "true Norwegian black metal" with his band Mayhem. He mounts shocking publicity stunts to put the band's name on the map, but the lines between show and reality begin to blur. From Jonas Akerlund, Director behind the cult-classic Spun (or iconic music videos for Madonna to Metallica & more). Returning to the feature-scape, Akerlund’s chaos-fueled vision stars Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen and Sky Ferreira in a profile of the infamous Black Metal band, Mayhem. The movie starts at 10:30pm and tickets are available at BearToothTheatre.net. (Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W 27th Avenue)

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17

THE 2019 ANCHORAGE BOAT SHOW

The Anchorage Boat Show is Alaska's largest boat show. Family fun and entertainment are included with admission. Win part of thousands of dollars in marine gear and gift certificates given away at the show. And climb aboard miles of boats, boats and more boats, at Alaska's only multi-dealer full-service boat show, The 2019 Anchorage Boat Show. Receive a free Fish Alaska or Hunt Alaska Magazine February issue at the show, plus collect lots of boating swag and meet the authorized factory representative for your favorite marine products. Plus, enter valuable contests at the boat show, including a fly-in fishing trip for two. Tundra Comics is there. Get a free 2019 Tundra Calendar right at The Boat Show. Get to know the world-famous Alaska Solstice Search Dogs, Indoor Food Trucks, Coffee Bar, Marine Craft Show, Salmon Sauce Tastings, Gold Nugget Panning, and more Get the best deals of the year on boats and gear -- the boat show is well known for having sale prices on items that almost never go on sale. Once a year boat show specials, and a special Boat Show APR loan rate from Alaska USA Federal Credit Union saves you even more. Doors are at 10am and the event ends at 6pm. (Dena’ina Convention Center, 600 W 7th Avenue)

UHURU: A REPRISAL OF FREEDOM

Join Sankofa Dance Theatre Alaska as we celebrate the road to emancipation. We will reflect on the past and honor the journey of African-Americans course to freedom through dance, drumming, song & spoken word. Tickets are $10 - $20 at BrownPaperTickets.com and the performances begin at 3pm. (Wendy Williamson, 2533 Providence Drive)

COMEDIAN HOWIE MANDEL

Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years. Mandel is executive producer of many shows through his production company ALEVY PRODUCTIONS, which has produced the series Take It All and Howie Do It for NBC, Deal with It for TBS and Mobbed for FOX, among others. He currently serves as a judge on NBC's hit summer talent competition series, America's Got Talent, now in its 12th season with this being Mandel's eighth season on the series. Previously, Howie received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Host for A Reality or Reality-Competition Program” for Deal or No Deal and a Daytime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Game Show Host” for the syndicated version of the show. Mandel’s versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film and stage. From his work on the Emmy-Award winning St. Elsewhere to the international animated children’s series Bobby’s World, Howie has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene. Howie has done countless comedy specials both on cable and network television. He has also hosted his own syndicated talk show, The Howie Mandel Show, and continues to be a mainstay on the talk-show circuit. Howie also continues to perform as many as 200 concerts a year throughout the US and Canada. Tickets are $39.50 - $89 at AlaskaAirlinesCenter.com and the show begins at 7pm. (Alaska Airlines Center, 3550 Providence Drive)

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

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