The Anchorage Folk Festival returns, along with The Piano Guys and comedian David Sedaris


Anchorage Folk Festival Fundraiser Concert7 p.m. Friday, Williwaw Social, 609 F St.

This fundraising concert is an opportunity to support the Anchorage Folk Festival and ensure its existence for years to come. The show is headlined by Rose’s Pawn Shop and also features Detour and Pepper Kit. Tickets costs $15 and the show is for ages 21 and up.

Anchorage Folk Festivalnoon-10 p.m. Saturday, Cuddy Family Midtown Park, 201 E. 40th Ave.

the Anchorage Folk Festival kicks off Anchorage’s summer festivals and fairs with a bang! There will be music and fun all day Saturday at Cuddy Family Midtown Park. Rose’s Pawn shop is the headliner, but there will be hours of music from local artists on two stages, starting at noon. There will also be an open mic for those under 21 (registration closed April 9), kids’ activities, workshops, food trucks and more. We need volunteers for fundraising and the festival. Email [email protected] to register.

Alaska Vintage MarketFriday to Saturday, Alaska State Fairgrounds, 2075 Glenn Highway in Palmer

the Alaska Vintage Market will be at the Alaska State Fairgrounds all weekend with a vintage home market and a food truck festival. There will be booths with vendors like Vintage Poppy and other Alaskan businesses. The market, sponsored by Alaska Chicks, will be open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Pay at the door or buy tickets in linefrom $5.

Sale of Tudor Montessori plantsSaturday 10 a.m., Tudor Elementary, 1666 Cache Drive.

the Tudor Montessori the program will sell herbs, flowers and vegetables starts on Saturday for $3 to $5. The plants were grown by students and their families, and the proceeds will go to the Montessori school. They will have corn, beans, lettuce, zucchini, basil, dill, parsley, cilantro, marigolds, petunias, sunflowers and more.

Best of Alaska DNA ShowcaseSaturday noon, Dena’ina Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave.

the The best of Alaska winners are determined by you, readers of Anchorage Daily News. This Saturday, the 2020 and 2021 winners will be presented at the Dena’ina Center from noon to 5 p.m. VIP admission begins at noon and general admission at 1 p.m. There will be live music, food and drink samples, a beer garden and more!

Reading meetingSaturday noon, Anchorage Public Library, 3600 Denali St.

The 2022 Reading meeting is held in conjunction with the Anchorage Folk Festival at Cuddy Family Midtown Park next door. On the lawn of the Loussac Library, kiosks, vendors and entertainment will kick off the Summer Discovery program.

The Piano Guys2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Avenue

The Piano Guys, the popular musical quartet who rose to YouTube fame in the early 2010s, are back in Anchorage 8 years after their last sold-out show at the Performing Arts Center. They will perform arrangements of classics and pop hits for two shows on Saturday. Tickets starting at $38.50.

Concierge Bob’s Fantastic Excursion5:15 p.m. Saturday, Wendy Williamson Auditorium, 2533 Providence Drive.

Workshop 49 School of Dance presents “Janitor Bob’s Fantastical Excursion” in a return to the stage. Join Studio 49 in a flashback to the 1990s in an original show written and directed by Mikal Preston. Tickets are $20.

Anchorage Civic Orchestra Spring Concert7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sydney Laurence Theatre, 621 W. Sixth Avenue

Anchorage Civic Orchestra Performs Spring Concert Saturday night at the Performing Arts Center. Joseph Jablonski, winner of the Concerto Competition for the Anchorage Civic Orchestra, will perform the first movement of Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor. The orchestra will also perform selections from Dvorak and Tchaikovsky. Tickets starting at $23.50.

An evening with David Sedaris7:30 p.m. Sunday, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Avenue

Author and public radio regular David Sedaris takes the stage in Anchorage for just one night on Sunday. He recently published two new books, “The best of me and “A Snacking Carnival.” Tickets start at $57.75 to see why Sedaris is a hit comedian.

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