Live music is a huge improvement on canned music, which takes up valuable pantry space and often spoils into noxious free jazz. Keep it fresh with this GrouponLive deal to see “Family Holiday Pops” presented by Anchorage Concert Chorus at Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. For $45, you get two tickets in Price-A seating on Sunday, December 16, at 4 p.m. (up to a $91.50 value, including all fees). Doors to the auditorium open at 3:40 p.m., and a preconcert lecture begins on the balcony lobby at 3 p.m. Youth tickets are available for $16 before fees.
Since 1947, the Anchorage Concert Chorus’ sweeping harmonies have dazzled audiences both in their hometown and in international locales such as Australia, Scotland, and Argentina. On December 16, they ring in the season with “Family Holiday Pops,” a festive evening featuring traditional hymns and a Christmas-carol sing-along. A preconcert lecture grants insight into the chorus and the show.
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts augments the cultural landscape of Anchorage with a schedule of entertaining events throughout the year. The non-profit organization welcomes audiences to take in musicals, concerts, ballets, and comedy shows in four stunning venues. The spacious Atwood Concert Hall features a dramatic starburst ceiling that mimics the aurora borealis, while the smaller Discovery Theatre sports saucer-shaped discs to aid in acoustics.