Must-see entertainment in Alaska

  • Cyrano's Theatre Company


    This small off-center playhouse is the best live theater in town, staging everything from Hamlet to Archy and Mehitabel (comic cockroach and a cat…

  • Alaska Center for the Performing Arts


    Impresses tourists with the 40-minute film Aurora: Alaska’s Great Northern Lights (adult/child $15/7), screened on the hour from 9am to 9pm during summer…

  • Cordova Center

    Prince William Sound

    What a cultural resource! The handsome new Cordova Center would make a town 10 times the size proud. Aside from a museum and library, the facility…

  • Denali Arts Council


    Based in the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar across from the museum, this outfit runs theatrical performances and an arts program throughout the summer. It…

  • Bear Tooth Theatrepub


    Cruise into this very cool venue (check out the mural on the lobby ceiling) where you can enjoy great microbrews, wine and dinner while watching first-run…

  • Gold Town Nickelodeon


    In among the thick cluster of jewelry shops that plays to the cruise crowd is this delightful art-house theater, which presents small-budget foreign films…

  • Pier One Theatre


    Live drama and comedy are performed in a ‘come-as-you-are’ warehouse next to the Fishing Hole on the spit. Shows start at 7:30pm.

  • Anchorage Opera


    Anchorage Opera is the largest producer of the performing arts in Alaska and one of America’s leading regional opera companies.

  • Mad Myrna's


    A fun, cruisy bar with two dances floors, Drag Diva shows, a cabaret, and dance music most nights after 9pm.

  • Days of '98 Show


    This melodramatic show, held in the old Eagle's fraternity hall, is almost as long-standing as the events it portrays (it's been running since 1923). The…

  • Perseverance Theater


    Founded in 1979, this is Alaska’s only genuine full-time professional theater company. Sadly the theater season begins in September and ends in May,…

  • Chilkoot Charlie’s


    More than just Anchorage’s favorite meat market, ‘Koots,’ as the locals call it, is a landmark. The sprawling, wooden edifice has 10 bars, four dance…

  • Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Dancers


    Tlingit dancers perform in the Tlingit Clan House, next to the Pioneers Home, with half-hour performances oriented around the cruise-ship crowd. The place…

  • Anchorage Bucs


    This semipro team of the Alaska Baseball League plays at Mulcahy Ball Park, where living legend Mark McGuire once slammed a few homers. Also taking the…

  • Charles Sheldon Center

    Denali National Park & Preserve

    At the back of the Denali Park Village in McKinley Village, this community center holds local talks and speeches, art shows and theatrical and musical…

  • Blue Loon


    One of the Fairbanks area’s most popular nightspots, the Loon features live bands and DJs, movie nights, dancing, food and lots of good beer. A couple of…

  • Egan Civic Center


    Try this place for top-drawer musical groups, trade shows and other big events.

  • New Archangel Russian Dancers


    Whenever a cruise ship is in port, this troupe of more than 30 dancers in Russian costume materializes onstage at the Harigan Centennial Hall for a half…

  • Mat-Su Miners

    Anchorage Region

    A semipro team of the Alaska Baseball League that plays against clubs like Fairbanks Goldpanners and the Anchorage Bucs. Until 1980 the Palmer players…

  • Palace Theatre & Saloon


    Pioneer Park comes alive at night in this historical theater with honky-tonk piano, cancan dancers and other acts in the Golden Heart Revue, which…

  • McKinley Chalet Resort

    Denali National Park & Preserve

    The outdoor amphitheater at this hotel hosts 30-minute ranger-led interpretive talks on national park topics ranging from wildlife to sustainability.

  • Alaska Experience Theatre


    More a tourist trap than a movie house, with IMAX-style nature films and a 15-minute theatrical simulation of the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake.

  • Sullivan Arena


    The 'Sully' hosts large musical acts and sporting events.

  • Carlson Center


    This multipurpose arena hosts numerous events, including the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics.