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KTVA 11′s Out & About Dec. 27-29

By Hope Miller 8:44 PM December 26, 2013

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

1. Ontario Reign vs. Alaska Aces: Catch the Aces in the midst of an eight-game home stand this weekend. Friday and Saturday at 7:15 p.m. they take on the California-based Ontario Reign.

2. Anchorage Baptist Temple Light and Music Show: Want to see Christmas lights, but don’t want to drive all over town? Park your car outside Anchorage Baptist Temple to watch lights dance and hear holiday tunes from your warm car. The 20-minute show runs nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Jan. 1 — except during pageant and church services. A sign will be posted to indicate when services will postpone the show, the church said.

3. Holiday Hangover Film Series: Holiday festivities are all fun and games until it’s the next day and you’re nursing a crippling hangover. Recover with company in the same boat as you by watching “Eat Drink Man Woman” Saturday as part of the Holiday Hangover Film Series in the Wilda Marston Auditorium at the Loussac Library. The free event starts at 2 p.m., and movies were deliberately selected because they have absolutely nothing to do with the holidays, said librarian Stacia McGourty. Look out for a screening of “Strictly Ballroom” that will be shown after New Year’s.

4. Lego Club: Lego Club meets the fourth Saturday of every month at the Mountain View Neighborhood Library from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. With three work zones and Duplos for little ones, there’s plenty of room for kids to express their creativity, the library said. The Legos are provided and children 8 and younger must have parent with them.

5. Salsa Boot Camp: Get a workout and learn some new dance moves while you’re at it. The Salsa Boot Camp is taught by Roxanne O’Connor and Patrick Flores-Muller at the Turnagain Arts Building, and is for beginner to intermediate dancers. The first hour focuses on timing, footwork and partnership, followed by an hour of turning tips. Dancers will practice variations during the last section of the day. The boot camp is $35. There is limited space, so people are encouraged to call O’Connor at 529-9559 to reserve a spot, she said, or register online.

6. Swing Night Saturdays: If you can’t make the Salsa Boot Camp, O’Connor and Flores-Muller host Swing Night Saturdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tap Root Public House. All are welcome to the laid-back, free event, O’Connor said.

7. Christmas Tree Recycling: Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to get rid of that tree taking up space in your living room corner and shedding needles all over your carpet. From Dec. 28 to Jan. 15, you can drop off your decoration-free tree at any Carrs location in Anchorage, Eagle River and Palmer. Trees will be turned into wood chips that will be distributed to local nonprofits and parks to beautify gardens and trails, said Mary Fisher, executive director of Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling. Anchorage Boy Scout Troop 268 can also pick trees up in Anchorage and Eagle River for an optional fee. Call 868-8899 or email RecycleChristmasTrees@gci.net for more information.

8. The In-Between: Still stoked from Christmas and looking for a little more fun before New Year’s rolls around? Then head to Chilkoot Charlies’s Saturday at 10 p.m. for a show that falls between the two major holidays. Featuring Mad Decent and Astronomar, move your body to trap, house, moombahton and other music genres your mom has never heard of. Tickets are $10 and will waive the regular cover into ‘Koots that night. For more information click here

9. Ukulele Jam: De-stress from work, and maybe the holidays, Friday with the Alaska Jumping Flea Society at Guido’s Pizza on International Road. The ukulele-wielding group describes themselves as fun-loving and invites people of all playing levels. The free jam sesh is at 7 p.m. 

10. Rebel Blues and Mojo Bone at Blues Central: Have a bluesy — not blue — post-Christmas weekend at Blues Central with performances by Rebel Blues and Mojo Bone. Both performances kick off at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday respectively. There’s a $5 cover charge and the shows are for people 21 and older.

11. Eagle River-Chugiak Christmas Bird Count: Whether you’re an avid bird watcher or just like meandering through the snow and enjoying nature, you’re welcome to participate in the Eagle River-Chugiak Christmas Bird Count. Participants will meet at Jitters Sunday at 9 a.m. for assignments and will reconvene at the coffee shop at 4 p.m. for a potluck and to tally the final counts. Click here for more about this event and information on other places in Alaska that are participating.

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