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KTVA 11′s Out & About Dec. 20-22

By Hope Miller 11:07 AM December 20, 2013

Looking for something to do? Here are 11 events going on this weekend.

1. Jonny Lang in concert: This North Dakota native garnered national attention with his debut album Lie to Me when he was a teen. More than a decade later, his style has evolved from supremely bluesy to a more contemporary sound. Lang will perform Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center.

2. 7th Annual Anchorage Holiday Lights Bus Tour: Take a tour around Anchorage at night to see why the municipality is dubbed the “City of Lights.” Admire the holiday lights from a toasty motor coach that departs from the Sears Mall at 7 p.m. Friday. For $25 you get the tour, a drink and snacks, said Zach Johnson of Visit Anchorage. For tickets call 257-2320 or email AnchorageChapter@gmail.com.

3. “A Christmas Carol:” This weekend is your last chance to see an adaption of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Showtimes for the TBA Theatre, Inc. production are Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The cast is comprised of nearly 50 actors, ranging from 6 to 50 years old, said Megan Bladow, associate education director of the theatre. Tickets are $11 for general admission; $9 for students, seniors and military and $6 for kids 12 years old and younger. For more information click here

4. Christmas Village: Need to do some last-minute holiday shopping? The 6th annual Christmas Village at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center will have more than a hundred booths with Alaskan-made goods and imported items Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

5. Utah Grizzlies vs. Alaska Aces: They’re back from their longest road trip of the season. Bring your cowbell and cheer on the Aces as they take on the Utah Grizzlies Friday and Saturday at 7:15 p.m. at the Sullivan Arena.

6. The Great Gold Standard VIP Party: Party for a cause Saturday at 10 p.m. in the Platinum Jaxx VIP lounge. Tickets will cost $15 at the door and a portion of the money collected will benefit The Children’s Lunchbox. With more than a dozen sponsors there will be a slew of giveaways, said event coordinator Renaldo Valentine. Mrs. Alaska Bekah Halat will also sing a few songs and Tina Marie will offer up her photography skills. For more information click here.

7. Christmas 2013: The Anchorage Ballet will put on a holiday-themed performance featuring greatest hits from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” and mixed repertoire that goes beyond classical ballet. International guest artists will perform alongside Anchorage Ballet dancers for a performance that plays off the creative minds of the choreographers, the company said. Showtimes are Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $29-$33. For more information click here.

8. Family Holiday Pops: Hear the classic holiday tunes, and some with a contemporary twist, performed by the Holiday Pops Orchestra and Anchorage Concert Chorus Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Conducted by Grant Cochran, artistic director of the Anchorage Concert Chorus, this concert has been a tradition for decades and involves more than 100 performing artists, said Sandy Adams, executive director of the Anchorage Concert Chorus. For more information click here.

9. Santa Photo Op: Get a photo with Saint Nick on level two of the 5th Avenue Mall near J.C. Penney. The man in red will be available Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more times click here. You can also snap a photo with a moose located on the first level of the mall near Wells Fargo and J.C. Penney. The moose photo op is available during standard mall hours, and both sets have a range of photo packages available for purchase. 

10. Wonderland of Toys: Earlier this winter the atrium at the Anchorage Museum was converted into a festive display of toys, some of which date back to the 19th century. Walk into the Wonderland — an exhibit that’s reoccurred for decades — and you will find novelties such as WWI toy soldiers and an evergreen tree adorned with more than 100 dolls dressed in costumes from around the globe, said Sarah Henning, museum spokeswoman. For more information click here.

11. 36 Crazyfists at ‘Koots: This four-man metalcore band will rock out at Chilkoot Charlie’s Friday at 8 p.m. Opening acts include City In Ashes, Shifter and Seracs. This show is for folks 21 and up and tickets are also $21. $1 from each ticket will go toward The Children’s Lunchbox. And yes, their band name comes from that one Jackie Chan movie. For more information click here.

Have an event you would like to suggest? Send an email to web@KTVA.com or hmiller@KTVA.com.

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