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KTVA 11′s Out & About Jan. 10-12

By Hope Miller 9:44 PM January 9, 2014

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

1. Mountainfilm on Tour: Looking for a film-filled evening that inspires you to get off your butt and spend some time outside? The Alaska Film Group will show screenings of movies Friday at the UAA Wendy Williamson Auditorium that will invoke your sense of adventure. Tickets are $11, doors open at 6 p.m and the show kicks off at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets online or by calling 263-2787. Click here for a list of the films that will be shown.

2. Rick Zelinsky Jazz Group: Is Friday date night, but you’re not quite sure what to do? You can wine and dine your significant other at Sullivan’s Steakhouse over the smooth tunes of the Rick Zelinsky Jazz Group at 7 p.m. They’ll play music by jazz legends and some original pieces, too.

3. Friday Night Dance Lessons: And while on the subject of date ideas, dance lessons are an option for the bolder crowd. At a beginner class at 6:30 p.m., you can learn the ins and outs of the Hustle. And for the slightly more advanced dancers, there will be a West Coast Swing class at 7:30 p.m. Classes take place at the Best Western Golden Lion Hotel. It’s $7 per class and $10 to attend both. After the intermediate class there will be open dancing to live music by Don Walker. Click here for more information.

4. Anchorage Folk Festival Kick-Off: End your Saturday on a high (and musical) note by helping kick off the Anchorage Folk Festival Saturday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Tap Root Public House. Jared Woods, High Lonesome Sound, Hot Dish and Dangertown will perform at this folk fundraiser, and there’s a suggested donation of $10.

5. Learn to Curl: Learn the basics of an Olympic sport Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Anchorage Curling Club. The session for this indoor sport is for ages 14 and up and costs $20. Minors must bring an adult with them to sign a liability waiver. You can register by going to their website and clicking on “Club Events,” sending an email to info@anchoragecurling.com or showing up early Saturday and registering in person. Bring a pair of sneakers with clean soles to wear on the ice and dress in warm, loose-fitting clothing, said Drew Dekreon of ACC.

6. Winter Snowshoe Tour: Get a snowshoe demo while learning about nature Saturday at noon at the Alaska Botanical Garden. Stephen Nickel and Jason Moan from the Division of Forestry and Patrick Ryan with ABG will be your guides. Snowshoes are provided by REI. Learn about invasive species, how to identity trees in the winter when they don’t have their leaves and more. It’s a nature overview perfect for snowshoe beginners, Ryan said.

7. Led Zeppelin Cosmic Light Show: If you liked the Pink Floyd show, there’s another classic rock cosmic light show at the Anchorage Museum Saturday at 5 p.m. Kick back and watch 3-D graphics move in tandem with Led Zeppelin hits such as “Immigrant Song” and “Whole Lotta Love” in the museum’s full-dome planetarium. This is a rock ‘n roll-themed show, so there will be some adult subject matter. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

8. Anchorage Science Pub: The topic on tap for this month is “Expedition Arguk: An Eye-Level View of the North Slope and Arctic Ecology.” Hear from people who crossed the area on foot and packraft Sunday at 4 p.m. at Tap Root Public House and learn about the transformations taking place as companies extract energy resources. Click here for more information. 

9. Anchorage Symphony Silent Film Double Feature: Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Catch screenings of “Kid Auto Races at Venice,” the character’s first appearance on the silver screen, and “Modern Times,” which Charlie Chaplin wrote, directed and composed the score for. ASO will provide the music to go with the movies. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

10. “The Syringa Tree:” This is a bare bones kind of play in terms of the set and actors, but the content is complex and centers on the personal memory of a childhood under apartheid in South Africa. Written by Pamela Gien, the Cyrano’s Theatre Company version stars Nava Sarracino, who plays 24 characters from two families. “The Syringa Tree” showings coincide with the 20th anniversary of the first free election in South Africa when Nelson Mandela was elected president and kick off Cyrano’s 22nd season. Opening night is Friday at 7 p.m. and the play runs through Feb. 2. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

11. Tapestries and Small Winged Things: Flutists Laura Koenig, Roxann Berry and pianist Juliana Osinchuk will perform in a UAA faculty recital that conjures up images of birds, butterflies and intertwines musical works. The show is Sunday at 4 p.m. in the UAA Recital Hall. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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