Alaska’s largest celebration of anime, video video games, comics and common nerdiness returns this yr in a good greater venue. The conference has moved to the Dena’ina Civic and Conference Middle and can function distributors, reveals and different cubicles on all three flooring. Highlights embrace chalk murals from the Chalk Twins, voice actress Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” illustrator Tadd Galusha and extra. $forty five-$eighty. Friday-Sunday, Dena’ina Middle, 600 W. Seventh Ave. (senshicon.org)
The German Membership’s massive two-day to-do begins this weekend — and this yr they’ve put a twist on the normal festivities. The occasion begins Friday in City Sq. Park with a standard beer corridor tent from four-eleven p.m. There will probably be reside music, conventional bell ringers, dancing, meals and refreshments from collaborating breweries.
Oktoberfest picks up once more Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. and can proceed till eleven p.m. that night. Saturday consists of the beer tent and a pub crawl by means of downtown.
Tickets are $25 and embrace a commemorative beer stein obtainable on the beer corridor tent and collaborating companies through the pub crawl. The stein will get you drink and meals specials in any respect collaborating bars and eating places. (Places for the pub crawl are nonetheless to be introduced: Verify anchoragedowntown.org/occasions/oktoberfest for updates.)
The Sitzmark will host a second weekend of reside music, memento steins and merrymaking. Get your polka on with native oompah bands, seize a stein and pattern genuine Bavarian delicacies. Bands performing embrace: Alaska Fundamental Squeeze, Alaska Blaskapelles and Oompah iPod. Meals obtainable for buy till 10 p.m. four-eleven p.m.; 21+ after 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, The Sitzmark, one hundred Olympic Mountain Loop. Free. (thesitzmark.com)
Perseverance Theatre brings “Metal Magnolias,” the properly-beloved story of affection, friendship and hair merchandise set in a small Southern city, to the Sydney Laurence Theatre. See the play that made the 1989 film such an everlasting basic. Friday by way of Oct. 15, displaying at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays by way of Sundays. Tickets $forty five-$fifty six. See ptalaska.org for showtimes and particulars.
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up a picture of school college students in khakis, it’s worthwhile to see Straight No Chaser. A set of 9 totally different however harmonic voices, the group has over eighty million views on YouTube and a loyal worldwide following. The group’s repertoire ranges from Radiohead to The Weeknd. In case you…