Around Anchorage this week: Zac Brown, tattoo expo and closing week for 'Whale Fat Follies'

Around Anchorage this week: Zac Brown, tattoo expo and closing week for 'Whale Fat Follies' 1


Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Band are three-time Grammy Award winners who most recently released their fourth consecutive No. 1 album, “Welcome Home.” A few of their many singles to hit No. 1 on the Billboard country charts include “Chicken Fried,” “Highway 20 Ride” and “Goodbye in Her Eyes.” 8-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Alaska Airlines Center, 3550 Providence Drive. Tickets $ 69-150. (

Ink Masters Tattoo Expo

The Ink Masters Tattoo Show will feature local and national tattoo artists and piercers. The weekend will see a host of vendors showcasing original art, tattoo work, piercing and more. There will be six free tattoo giveaways over the three-day event, as well as tattoo award shows. Family activities include face painting and other kids activities, and there will be food available for purchase. $ 20-$ 40; free for kids 15 and under. Friday-Sunday, Egan Center, 555 W. Fifth Ave. (Search “Anchorage Alaska Tattoo Expo – Ink Masters Tattoo Show” on Facebook)

Ksenia Leshtaeva and Krystal Pistol pose for photographs at the Chrome and Ink Tattoo Party and competition on Friday, February 22, 2013 at the House of Harley-Davidson in Anchorage, AK. (Bob Hallinen / Anchorage Daily News)


49th State Brewing Co. in Healy is saying goodbye to summer with Augtoberfest, a weekend of live music and craft beer. Eat some German cuisine, try new specialty beers and compete in the Augtoberfest costume contest. Enjoy live music from Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Blackwater Railroad Company, Denali Cooks, Hearts Gone South, Alaska Blaskapelle and DJ Mancat. Campsites and RV sites are available next door. $ 20. Doors open at 6 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday; event becomes 21+ after 11 p.m. 49th State Brewing Co. in Healy, Mile 248.5 of the Parks Highway. (

The Whale Fat Follies

This is it! There’s only one week left to catch this summer’s Whale Fat Follies. According to Mr. Whitekeys, “This is the story of the real Alaska — where people are now more afraid of gluten than they are of grizzly bears.” Joining Mr. Whitekeys onstage is the Cameron Morrison and Miss Regina MacDonald, who was voted “Second Best Alaska Reality TV Star in a Non-Palin Role” (says Whitekeys). $ 19-$ 23. 7-9:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday through Aug. 16, Hard Rock Cafe, 415 E St. (

Cameron Morrison, left, plays Rep. Don Young, with Bridget Sullivan as Sarah Palin in a rehearsal Tuesday, June 10, 2014 for Mr. Whitekeys’ Whale Fat Follies. The Follies are playing this summer at the Tap Root Public House. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)

Screen Printing Essentials

Screen Printing Essentials is a three-session workshop taught by Will Dowd where you can learn the process to print T-shirts, posters, fine art prints and other items. Supplies are included; seating is limited. This is a hands-on workshop, so bring an apron and don’t wear anything you don’t want to get dirty. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday from Aug. 12-26. Costs $ 100. Anchorage Community Works, 349 E. Ship Creek Ave. (

Boston: The Documentary

“Boston” is a documentary about the Boston Marathon, following it from its humble origins — it started with only 15 runners — to the present day. Following the Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, “Boston” records the preparations and eventual running of the 118th Boston Marathon one year later. 5:30 p.m. Monday, Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W. 27th Ave, Suite B. (

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