Aviation and beer festivals in Anchorage and lots of music

By Anchorage Daily News

Updated: ten a few minutes ago Published: 1 One hour before

AC/DC Tribute Shoot to Thrill6 p.m. Friday, Matanuska Brewing at Eagle River, 11901 Old Glenn Highway

Portland, Oregon-based band Shoot to Thrill pays their best tribute to Aussie rockers with hits like “Thunderstruck” and “Highway to Hell.” Tickets range from $15 to $32.

Crossing the Crow Pass9 a.m. start at Girdwood, awards ceremony 3 p.m., Saturday at Eagle River Nature Center, 37250 Eagle River Road

Among Alaska’s toughest endurance challenges, the Crow Pass Crossing is a 22-plus mile race from Girdwood to Eagle River. The race has nearly 40 years of history and women’s champion Christy Marvin and men’s record holder Scott Patterson return to defend their titles.

Alaska Disability Pride11 a.m. Saturday, Jewel Lake Park, 4401 W. Dimond Blvd.

This fifth annual celebration features entertainment, games and free food. It will also include a ribbon cutting for an inclusive pirate ship play area at Jewel Lake Park.

8th Annual Beer and Bacon Festival1 p.m. Saturday, The Lakefront Anchorage, 4800 Spenard Road

This event features many of the state’s top breweries competing for the title of Best Beer as well as a contest for the #1 Bacon Dish. Tickets are $50 per person ($25 for designated drivers ) and proceeds will go to Bean’s Cafe and the kids’ lunch box.

Jimmy eat people5 p.m. Saturday, Williwaw, 609 F St.

Jimmy Eat World, an Arizona rock band that has been churning out hits for more than two decades, arrives on the Williwaw Outdoor Stage on Saturday. Local bands Delmag, Blackwater Railroad Company and The High Pets join in the fun. Tickets are $65 in advance and $70 at the door.

[Q&A with Jimmy Eat World frontman Jim Adkins ahead of Saturday’s concert in Anchorage]

Fly By Festival10 a.m. Sunday, Lake Hood, 4721 Aircraft Drive

The Alaska Aviation Museum sponsors this annual festival which features vintage aircraft flying over Lake Hood. The festival will also include music, food trucks as well as beer and wine. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children over 6 years old. Or buy a museum membership and get a free ticket.

Corina C. Butler