This week singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile returns to Alaska, and Daily News correspondent Paul Flahive spoke with her about her decision to drop out of high school at 16 years old and her rise to prominence. Read the story on the cover of today’s issue of Play magazine.
If you haven’t been to Crow’s Nest atop the Hotel Captain Cook, things have changed in that neck of the woods. For one, former Jack Sprat chef Rebeun Gerber took over as chef de cuisine at the Nest about six months ago. Josh Niva spoke with Gerber about his philosophy to cooking and trying to find the right work/ play balance.
Below are this week’s Hot Picks, and be sure to check Mike Dunham’s Art Scene picks.
One of the stars of “Think Like a Man,” Kevin Hart, takes a break from his big-screen career to perform stand-up comedy at Sullivan Arena, 8 p.m. Thursday, $59. Visit ticketmaster.com for info.
Canadian TV star Steve Smith, aka Red Green, dons his flannel and suspenders for this year’s Wit and Wisdom Tour, where the handyman will no doubt extol the virtues of duct tape, 7 p.m. Thursday, Atwood Concert Hall, $46.50. Visit centertix.net for info.
Black Carl is an indie outfit from Arizona with a funk and soul bent, and the group brings its sultry sound to Alaska for a summer tour that lands in Tap Root Thursday with the Meg Mackey Band, 9 p.m., $7 advance, $10 door. Visit taprootalaska.com for info. Or catch them for free with The Whipsaws the following Saturday, July 21, 7:30 p.m., Humpy’s.
Fun and games
The family-friendly Bear Paw Festival continues this weekend, with carnival rides, games, exhibits, food vendors and competitions. Festivities begin 10 a.m. Friday through Sunday in downtown Eagle River. Visit bearpawfestival.org for full schedule of events.
'Hard Day’s Night’
Revisit the John, Paul, George and Ringo’s most memorable moments as Yesterday: The Beatles Tribute hits touchstones from each era of the Fab Four, 7 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Theater, $30-$43. Visit centertix.net for info.