5 things to do in Anchorage this weekend

Jan. 25—The temps keep dropping but there is plenty of fun indoors this weekend. The Anchorage Folk Festival enters its final weekend. There's more going on around town in the music scene, as well as a comedian, a Drag Loteria show and an Anchorage Symphony performance. Here's a look at some highlights:

Anchorage Folk Festival

All weekend, locations around Anchorage

The final weekend of the Anchorage Folk Festival includes a bevy of dances, performances, workshops and more. Friday's schedule includes mainstage performances at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium and a community jam at Guido's Pizza at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, more performances as well as workshops, an instrument swap and a banjo contest.

The weekend's big guest artist performance is 7 p.m. Saturday at Odd Man Rush Brewing and features Irish band I Draw Slow along with opener Witty Youngman. While much of the folk fest is free, tickets for this performance are $20.

The festival closes Sunday with more workshops and performances on the UAA campus at Wendy Williamson and the UAA Professional Studies building.

Visit for a full schedule and links to show and dance tickets.

Drag Loteria

6 p.m. Friday; Cafecito Bonito, 6307 DeBarr Rd.

The first show of the 2024 season features Beyquance, Dela Rosa and Kruustyna Clown. There are also tacos, mocktails, and a cultural game with chances to win prizes from local businesses. Tickets range from $10 for general admission to $14 for priority bar seating and $55 for a table of four.

Anchorage Symphony's Dreamscapes

7:30 p.m. Saturday; Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave.

The program features violinist Tim Fain, who will perform his concerto "Edge of a Dream." Other selections include Vaughan Williams' "A London Symphony" and "Song for Orchestra" by Ruth Gipps. Tickets start at $27.50.

Billy Wayne Davis

7 p.m., 9 p.m. Saturday; Koot's, 2435 Spenard Rd.

Comedian Billy Wayne Davis has appeared on "Conan," "Last Comic Standing" and Comedy Central and is well known for his work on "SquidBillies." There are two shows Saturday and tickets are $20.

Alaska Electronic Orchestra

4 p.m. Sunday; UAA Fine Arts Building, 3700 Alumni Dr.

Alaskan musician, composer and producer Rick Zelinsky will be joined by Kurt Riemann. Tickets are $30.

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