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Ways to boogie this week: Brassy jazz, rap, burlesque, hip-hop violin — you name it

If your taste runs to the classical, there’s a stellar pianist and violinist in concert, and a performance of Florence Beatrice Smith Price’s “Symphony No. 1," the first symphony by an African-American woman performed by a major American orchestra in 1933.
  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Published November 6

Sammy Miller and The Congregation — Grammy-nominated drummer Sammy Miller formed this jazz ensemble after earning his master’s at Juilliard. The band members have worked with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Iron and Wine and Beyoncé and played venues including Lincoln Center, they’ve opted to stick together and bring art back to the people. $33-$57. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Discovery Theatre, 621 West Sixth Ave. (anchorageconcerts.org)

Kid Ink — The tattooed rapper, producer and performer is coming to Williwaw for one night only. Kid Ink’s career is backed by a number of hit records and accolades including “Promise” with Fetty Wap. He produced for artists including Sean “Diddy” Combs, Ty Dolla $ign and Hu$$le. His records have more than 2 billion views on Youtube. $45. 8 p.m. Friday, 609 F St. (williwawsocial.com)

Josh Vietti — The hip-hop violinist is performing live with special musical guest Bill Hauser on saxophone and DJ BeeOne for one night only. He has performed on ESPN’s “NFL Countdown,” on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” and at Dodger Stadium. $35-$200. 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Hard Rock Cafe, 415 E St. (eventbrite.com)

Pianist Natsuki Fukasawa in Concert — Natsuki Fukasawa will perform selections from Gabriel Fauré, Leoš Janácek, Sunny Knable, Frédéric Chopin, Miguel del Aguila and Franz Liszt. Natsuki’s international music career has taken her to venues such as Carnegie Hall and Copenhagen’s Tivoli Concert Hall. Fukasawa has won many accolades and international prizes, including rave reviews in Strad and Fanfare magazines and the Best Chamber Music Recording of the Year from the Danish Music Awards. In 2012, Fukasawa was added to the distinguished roster of International Steinway Artists. $10-$20. 7:30-9 p.m. Friday, UAA Fine Arts Building, 3700 Alumni Drive (artsuaa.com)

Anchorage Symphony: Trailblazers — The program opens with the “Egmont Overture,” composed by Beethoven during the Napoleonic Wars. Zach DePue returns to Anchorage to perform Dvorák’s Violin Concerto. The symphony will close with the first symphony by an African-American woman to be performed by a major American orchestra in 1933, Florence Beatrice Smith Price’s “Symphony No. 1.” $28-$53. 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, 621 W 6th Ave. (anchoragesymphony.instantencore.com)

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Viva Las Anchorage! A Burlesque Extravaganza — Pulse Dance Company returns to Koot’s for a racy evening of comedy. Pulse and comedians will guide the audience through this Vegas-inspired production. Keep your eyes peeled for some surprise guest performers. This celebration is a fundraiser for Pulse’s 10th anniversary concert. $25-$55. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 435 Spenard Road (pulsedancecompany.org)

The Ice Maiden — “The Ice Maiden” features a Hollywood attorney and an aspiring starlet who wants to sue a producer for alleged sexual misconduct. This world premiere emphasizes both the difficulty of public and personal resolution and the moral ambiguity of #MeToo. This is the last chance to see this production. $18-$20. 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Anchorage Museum Auditorium, 171 West 7th Ave. (facebook.com/RKPProductions)

10th Annual Wine to Water — The Alaska Sudan Medical Project raises money for clean water projects, agriculture development and medical clinic construction in South Sudan. Join them for hors d’oeuvres, wine, a silent auction and short movie. Silent auction items include but are not limited to rafting on the Kenai, snorkeling in Maui and whale watching in Seward. $50. 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, Hotel Captain Cook, 939 W Fifth Ave. (alaskasudan.org)

Bore Tide Boogie — Don your best fishermen’s formal and celebrate 25 years of protecting Alaska’s marine ecosystems with the Alaska Marine Conservation Council. Enjoy sustainable seafood from Catch 49 prepared by chef Laura Cole. Live music by Motown Fever. $50. 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Anchorage Museum, 625 C St. (ohara@akmarine.org)