5 things to do in Anchorage this weekend

May 2 – WrestlePro Supershow

Friday, 7 p.m.; Alaska Airlines Center, 3550 Providence Drive

The fifth anniversary SuperShow features Alaska's first-ever steel cage match between Dan Maff and “Iceberg” Deonn Rusman. There will also be a triple threat match, a women's championship match and a tag team championship. Tickets start at $45.

Salmon run

10 a.m. Saturday; Inlet View Elementary, 1219 N St.

The 33rd Annual Salmon Run is a fun family run along the Coastal Trail. The race raises money for Inlet View Elementary, which will be used for reading tutoring, supplemental math programs, after-school Spanish classes, writing workshops, art, music and physical education classes, and a variety of other events. Parking is available at the Anchorage Lutheran Church. The 10K and 5K runs are $45 and the 2K Fun Run is $25.

Start of the city-wide clean-up campaign

10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturday; Margaret Eagan Sullivan Park, 1729 W. 15th Ave.

May is here and that means spring cleaning. The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is hosting the cleanup event. By attending the event, you can register your crew, pick up bags, learn where to drop off trash, and learn how you can win $5,000 in prizes by cleaning up Anchorage. For more information about the Anchorage cleanup, click here.

“Frindle” by Alaska Junior Theater

Saturday, 2 p.m.; Discovery Theater, 621 W. Sixth Ave.

The story is based on the novel “Frindle” by Andrew Clements and is about Nick Allen, a young student who comes up with a new name for the word “pen”. The idea ignites and even causes a few headaches in this “whimsical, imaginative story about creative thinking and the power of words.” Tickets start at $22.50.

Alaska Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

Saturday, 7 p.m.; Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave.

The Anchorage Youth Symphony, led by AYO Music Director Bruce Wood and Associate Conductor Evan Hagen, performs its third concert of the season. The evening also includes performances by AYO's Symphony School Ensembles and guests from AYO's After School Music program. Tickets are $25 and $12.50 for children under 18.

May First Friday

Anchorage Museum: Opening of the Northern Boarders exhibition, publication of the book “Wildmen of Denali” and presentation of “Arctic Aligned” by the Teen Climate Communicators. Also opening is the exhibition Trailing, “an immersive, interactive sculpture activated by movement.” There will also be a series of faculty-led gallery talks. Free admission 6-9 p.m., 625 C St., 6-9 p.m

The Cove: Elie Bishikwabo from BAC, Juliah Barnett from Redemption, Joel Loosli from AK Clothing Co and Alisha Vasquez from Quya Crafts. Live music by Snarley Brown and Corey Boiko, 510 L St., 5:30-9:30 p.m

Tiny Gallery: Featuring jewelry artist Terri Atwell of Beadwitched, 706 W. Fourth Ave., 4-8 p.m

Turnagain Brewing: With Alaska artist Jennifer Sonne, 7920 King St., 5-8 p.m

Georgia Blue: Featuring “72 Zoom Classes,” sound work by Becky Grunder, 3555 Arctic Blvd., 5-7 p.m

Stephan Fine Arts: With Charlie Renfro, Jenny Glenn and Paolo. 6-8:30 p.m

Dos Manos: With the work of AnnMarie Young, 1317 W. Northern Lights Blvd., 5-7:30 p.m

Sevigny Studio: Featuring Denise Ekstrand's Bros and Besties series. Live music by Tom Homza, 312 G St., 6-9 p.m

Bottoms Up Boutique: Featuring Midnight Beading, ChaCha Flores and Britt'Nee Kivliqtaruq Brower, 320 W. Fifth Ave, Ste 124, 5-8 p.m

IGCA: Featuring works by Mieko Takamae, Joe Carr and Owen Tucker, 427 D St., 5-8 p.m

Captain Cook Artist Co-op: Featuring Tierra Pottery by Lupe Marroquin, 935 W Fifth Ave., 4-7 p.m

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