Pianist Olga Kern Recital
Sunday, May 22, 3 p.m.
Discovery Theatre, Performing Arts Center
Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Olga Kern returns to Anchorage for an intimate recital benefitting the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra. The Washington Post says “Kern’s musicality…is joyously alive….and almost visual in its intensity. Music likes Kern the way the camera liked Garbo.”
For tickets, call 274-8668 or visit AnchorageSymphony.org.
Mountain Shack Theater Alaska
Friday, May 20-Saturday, May 20, 9 p.m.
Wild Berry Theater (5225 Juneau St.)
Inspired by and in the spirit of Mystery Science Theatre 3000, this show combines live, local comedy with classic films from the earliest days of The Last Frontier. Think: watching late-night TV with your funniest friends plus movie-riffing comedy, Alaska-style! Performed on the first and third Saturdays each month.
For tickets and more information, visit CenterTix.net.
Ninth Gathering of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers
Now through Saturday, May 21; various times
The Gathering is open to the public. Its theme, “Healing the Spirit from the Light Within,” will manifest through prayer ceremonies, healings and cultural exchanges. Public blessings are scheduled for homeless, veterans and mothers and children.
For more information, visit GrandmothersCouncil.org.
March of Dimes March for Babies
Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.; start 10 a.m.
Walk an easy three miles so that one day all babies will be born healthy! The money raised supports local programs. Food and fun activities for the kids after the walk. Magic 98.9’s Brian Ross will host.
To register, visit MarchForBabies.org.
The Alaska Cookie Bake-Off
Saturday, May 21, 7 p.m.
Middle Way Cafe
Sample and vote for your favorite cookie baked by local bakeries and eateries. Enjoy appetizers, libations, live music and a silent auction. All proceeds will be donated to the Cookies For Kids’ Cancer Foundation for pediatric cancer research “in memory and in hope for Bryant and other good cookies!” Tickets are $20 at Middle Way Café & Allen & Peterson, $25 at the door.
For more information, visit BryantsGoodCookies.com.
Charity Paintball Tournament
Saturday, May 21, noon
907 Paintball Field (Klatt Road and Timberlane Drive)
Three-person teams compete for fun and prizes, and to raise money for Alaska Assistance Dogs. Challenge your neighbor, co-worker, siblings, or spouse! Registration starts at 10:30 a.m., tournament at noon.
For more information and to pre-register, visit AlaskaAssistanceDogs.org.
Shoot For The Cure
Friday, May 21, 9:30 a.m.
Birchwood Recreation Shooting Park
Enjoy a day of friendly competition and an evening of entertainment, food, fun and silent and live auctions to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. “Your shot gives a child a shot at life!”
For more information and to register, visit ShootForTheCureAK.org.