What to do this weekend: Scottish Highland Games, Pride and all the live music around Anchorage

You could go from opera on the Anchorage Museum lawn to a Scottish caber toss in Palmer to a Pride diva variety show, all this weekend. Or check out 29 bands in one day without ever leaving Van’s Dive Bar.

Korea-Alaska Friendship Day Festival — There will be food, music, games, taekwondo, a parade, cultural performance, calligraphy and face painting at this festival. Held at Dimond Center’s east parking lot (by H&M). 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Scottish Highland Games — Join the Alaskan Scottish Club for dancing, piping and drumming, tug -o’ war, rugby, kilted mile, Scottish music, caber toss, vendors, tall tales, a gathering of the Scottish clans and families, salmon toss, a tea tent, short bread, Scotch eggs and basically all things Scottish. (For more information, check out their Facebook page.) Tickets $5-$30. Saturday and Sunday. (2075 Glenn Highway, Palmer)

Those Guys AK — Anchorage’s Thursday night concert series Live After Five is back, with party band Those Guys AK playing country, rock and more. 5:30 p.m. Thursday. (Town Square Park)

Anchorage Opera on the Museum Lawn — Bring a lawn chair or blanket and kick back for a fun program of Gilbert & Sullivan tunes, Broadway and opera hits performed by luminaries of the local opera scene. Free. 5:30 p.m. Friday. (Anchorage Museum lawn)

She’s With Me (Melissa Mitchell Trio) — Soulful Alaska singer-songwriter Melissa Mitchell will perform in Town Square Park. If you’re into the likes of Patty Griffin and Susan Tedeschi, this is a show you’ll definitely want to check out. Free. 7 p.m. Friday.

She’s With Me will also be performing at Crow Creek Mine in Girdwood at 6 p.m. Monday. $20-$53 admission includes dinner and music. See myalaskatix.com for details.

Backyard Country BBQ — Now in its ninth year, this event has grown to cover two packed days of country music acts, including headliners Sara Evans, Easton Corbin and 2011 “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery. $55 per day. 3-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; see tixr.com for more details. (Chinook Lot, 225 E St. across from the Hilton Anchorage)

Vaniversary party at Van’s — To celebrate Van’s Dive Bar’s third year in Fairview, there will be a showcase of 29 bands on two stages, ranging from folk to rock, punk and hip-hop, all in one day with no cover. See the full list of acts on Facebook. Free. 3 p.m.-after midnight Saturday. (1027 E. Fifth Ave.)

Ava Earl — Known for her intricate fingerpicking and soulful melodies, Earl is about to release her fourth album. You’ll find her performing on the Anchorage Museum lawn at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Robin Hopper — Hopper is a mainstay of Alaska’s folk scene performs original music, Alaskana, blues, folk and “forgotten favorites from the ’30s and ’40s.” 7 p.m. Saturday. (Town Square Park)

A customer walks past artwork supporting Pride Month near the entrance of 49th State Brewing Co. in downtown Anchorage on Monday, June 15, 2020. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Note: There won’t be an official Pride parade or festival this year. Check out anchoragepride.org for information on events happening across the state.

Pride Trivia Night — Gather your teams (up to six people) and arrive early for food, prizes, pride cocktails, and more. 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the 907 Alehouse (8001 Old Seward Hwy.) Prizes for first, second and third places.

Mad Myrna’s Diva Variety Pride show — Standing room is available. For show table reservations,. visit madmyrnas.net. 9 p.m. Friday. (530 E. Fifth Ave.)

House Party at Williwaw Social: Rainbow Edition — Featuring DJ Fan Service spinning a mix of throwback and current hits, bangers and crowd favorites across all music genres. Fan Service will be blasting classic and current loud and proud anthems as well. 21 and over. Free. 10:30 p.m. Friday. (Williwaw Social, 609 F St.)

Cruisin’ with the Oldies — SAGE Alaska is a group dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults. In this event, participants in this event will meet up, get in decorated cars and cruise off to local Pride supporter locations to take photos. Meets 9 a.m. Saturday at The Raven Bar parking lot. (708 E. Fourth Ave.)

Pride Block Party — MoHagani Magnetek will host this family-friendly pride event featuring DJs, BIPOC queer artist vendor/booths, food and drinks available for purchase. 2-6 p.m. Saturday. (The Writer’s Block Bookstore & Cafe, 3956 Spenard Road)

Mad Myrna’s Pride party — There will be door prizes, performances, a contest and DJs on the dance floor. $10. 8 p.m. Saturday. (530 E. Fifth Ave.)

The Raven Bar’s annual underwear party — Featuring DJ Mike Mason. No cover. 21 and over. 9 p.m. Saturday. (708 E. Fourth Ave.)

Pride worship service — Masks required for in-person attendance, or join online. 11:30 a.m.-noon Sunday. (St. John United Methodist Church, 1801 O’Malley Road)