A plethora of music options and a full list of First Friday events

By Anchorage Daily News

Updated: 8 a few minutes ago Published: 29 a few minutes ago

Winter has officially arrived in Anchorage. And with his arrival, there are a number of musical options this weekend, from national acts like The Elovaters and The Suffers to local talent. The Anchorage Civic Orchestra performs its fall concert and The Hall Monitors of West High performs a show dedicated to Jim-related songs.

The Elovaters: 7 p.m. Saturday, Williwaw Social, 609 F St.

This reggae group is one of the fastest in the genre and has notably toured with Ziggy Marley. Local H3s will be opening and tickets to the show are $35-40.

Holiday Food and Gift Festival: 10am-6pm Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Dena’ina Center, 600 W. 7th Ave.

This two-day event features one-of-a-kind gifts, handmade arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry, bath products, home decor, and gourmet food. Free entry.

JimFest with The Hall Monitors: 8 p.m. Saturday, Downtown Bearpaw Bar & Grill, 415 E St.

This group of West High teachers normally play in the halls during lunchtime. This weekend they’ll be playing all kinds of Jim-related songs from Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Buffett and more.

Suffers at the PAC: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, 621 W. 6th Ave.

This group from Houston fuses reggae, jazz, salsa, rock, hip-hop and funk. The group has performed at the Newport Folk Festival and NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. Tickets for this concert are $44.50, but the UAA Concert Board offers students tickets for only $20.

Anchorage Civic Orchestra: 7.30pm Saturday, Sydney Laurence Theater

The ACO’s Autumn Concert includes performances of Schubert’s “Rosamunde Overture”, Schumann’s “4th Symphony” and a concerto by Piazzolla. Local musicians Armin Abdihodzic, guitar, and Karl Pasch, clarinet, are featured. Tickets are $23.50 with prices for seniors and youth as well.

First Friday events

POWER Center: Honoring the memory of Sierra Rae Parker and benefiting Alaska Seeds of Change, 5-7 p.m. at 2601 Arctic Blvd.

APU’s Carr Gottstein Galleries: with prints by Dan Burkholder, 4:30-6 p.m. at 4101 University Dr.

AK Cycle Chic: with artist Erica Olson Malouf, 5-7 p.m. at 908 W Northern Lights Blvd.

Anchorage Distillery: with Temper + Forge & Wolf + Rove, 4-8 p.m. at 6310 A St.

Anchorage Museum: Current exhibits include Alaska Biennial, Jovell Rennie: The Place I Call Home, Pass the Mic, and Visitations, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 625 C St.

Cafecito Bonito: With Francisco Ramirez Morales, 4-7 p.m. at 6307 DeBarr Road.

Blush Boutique: 11am-6pm 720 D St.

Weather Shop: with WVN., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 720 D St.

Second pass checkout: 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 720 D St.

Tundra Herb Co.: 10 a.m.-11:55 p.m. 520 6th Ave.

The Kobuk: with Marcia Bird Myers, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 504 W. 5th Ave.

Excalibur Sports: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 320 W. 5th Ave.

IGCA: with artist Homer Mandy Bernard and the Alaska Woodturners Association, 5-8 p.m. at 427 D St.

Sara’s Gift Cache: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 408 W. 4th Ave.

Sevigny Studio: With Valérie Jaimes, 6-9 p.m. at 312 G St.

Tiny Gallery: with Cori Giacomazzi of Lillith Moon, 4-8 p.m. at 706 W. 4th Ave.

Stephan Fine Arts: with Zane Burgess and Renate Martin. 6-8:30 p.m. at 939 W. 5th Ave.

The Cubby at the Captain Cook Hotel: with Zane Burgess and Renate Martin. 6-8:30 p.m. at 939 W. 5th Ave.

Snow City Cafe: with Scott Clendaniel, 5-7 p.m. at 1034 W. 4th Ave.

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