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South Pacific—a story originally brought to life by Broadway greats Rodgers and Hammerstein—presents a titillating and tangled web of love lines, country allegiances, and tetherball death matches, set against the backdrop of World War II. Power-ballad seeking patrons will swoon as they're swept away by the melodies of "Bali Ha'I," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," and "Some Enchanted Evening," resounding within the sonically engineered Discovery Theatre. With its two-tiered seating area, swooping curved walls, and a ceiling of silver-saucer acoustic disks, the theater treats earthbound ears to an out-of-body experience unknown since Killer Klowns From Outer Space: The Musical .

621 West 6th Avenue
Anchorage,
AK
US

*Floor seats, sections D–J (a $71.25 value) *All yellow sections and green sections 207–217 (a $64.25 value) *Green sections 219–222 (a $57.50 value)

1600 Gambell St
Anchorage,
AK
US

Meet Me For Lunch catalyzes bond formation between potential soul mates through fast-paced speed-dating events that pare down the complex process of meeting suitors. Through three-minute conversations with a range of personable individuals, daters learn new acquaintances’ personalities, beliefs, and favorite Dorito varietals. By the end of the event, participants decide whether to spend more time with each other by marking "Yes" or "No" on confidential forms; if you and your date both mark “Yes,” your information will be sent the next day via email or heavy-metal singing telegram.

415 E Street
Anchorage,
AK
US

Blues Central lives up to its name by presenting nights of smoky blues music and preparing a menu of bar fare as rich as the tunes. On Friday and Saturday live shows, guests gather in front of the stage to soak up neon light and listen to the ghostly wail of guitars, a tradition that began when the establishment opened in 1964 on top of the remains of a haunted music school. Open for lunch daily at 11 a.m., Blues Central hosts happy hour Monday–Friday, 4 p.m.–7 p.m., and lists upcoming acts and specials on its event page, including T Harvey Combo shows and open mic night on Sundays at 8 p.m. Onlookers down brews and feast on chicken wings, seafood, and nine types of French dip sandwiches filled with the likes of meatloaf, barbecue pork, and slow-roasted beef with plenty of au jus for dunking.

825 W Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage,
AK
US

You don't need to book one of Eagle Hotel's 28 rooms to eat at Eagle Hotel Restaurant and Lounge. The kitchen staff welcomes locals and travelers alike to sample the menu, which jumps from Italian dishes, such as pizza, pasta, calzones, and meatball sandwiches, and American favorites, such as burgers, sirloin steak, and baked salmon. In the morning, the cooks make omelets and BLT sandwiches that can be layered with an egg.

918 South Colony Way
Palmer,
AK
US

Known for their crisp selection of top-quality wines and Alaska Ice Wine, Denali Winery is opening up the pleasure of winemaking to patrons in small groups of six to 10 as a learning opportunity or simply a pleasant diversion. Today's deal includes two visits. On the first visit, a wine sampling featuring more than 70 varieties helps guests narrow down their flavor preferences, in order to better choose from among six styles available in the kit (three reds and three whites). Attentive servers well equipped to answer all questions about the art of making wine deliver a delectable selection of hors d'oeuvres. Guests then participate in making their choice of wine, from styles such as red valpolicella or white viognier. Six weeks later you return for the bottling session, in which the wine is bottled, labeled, corked, and shrink-wrapped. Up to 26 bottles of wine will be available for you to take home.

1301 E Dowling Rd
Anchorage,
AK
US