This week, contributor Rosey Robards compiled a list of some of the open-mike night events around town, including at Tap Root and Jam Night at Humpy’s, that offer a platform for comedians, singer/songwriters and bands to find an audience or test out material.
Today is also First Friday, so you can drop by the receptions at galleries around town and check out the new exhibits.
Below are this week’s Hot Picks.
Indie-pop group Turquoise Boy is KZND’s Homegrown Artist of the Month, and the radio station’s local showcase features them, Historian and Pros and Cons, 9 p.m. Saturday, Koot’s, $3. You can also catch the Boy at the Monolith Agency showcase, 10 p.m. today at the Sitzmark in Girdwood, with Ghost Hands, The Sweeteners, Young Fangs and Lavoy. $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Both shows are 21 and older. Visit koots.com and alyeska.com for info.
'Dazed and Confused’
The Pink Floyd light shows have become a fixture at the Anchorage Museum’s planetarium, and the now the museum is taking on another classic rock touchstone. Watch 3-D images and listen to hits like “Whole Lotta Love” and “Immigrant Song” at the Led Zeppelin Cosmic Light Show, 8 p.m. today and 4 p.m. Saturday, $10 plus general admission. Screenings continue through April. Visit anchoragemuseum.org for info.
Ten teams of carvers will put their tools to use in the Crystal Gallery of Ice Carving Competition. The teams start on their frozen sculptures 9 a.m. today at Town Square and work through the weekend. The winners will be announced 5 p.m. Sunday, free. Visit anchoragedowntown.org for more info.
See wrestling legends Raven, Demolition, Luke Robinson, Doink the Clown and Max Moon drop-kick, suplex and body slam along with Alaska Pro Wrestling’s best at Superstars of Wrestling, 7 p.m. today, Egan Center, $20-$30 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Wasilla Middle School, $20. Visit alaskaprowrestling.com for info.
You can also take a look at Mike Dunham's Art Scene picks.