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Writers' Weir

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:29am
Tai Chi Rhapsody By Glen Ray

Free Tai Chi Class for Senior Citizens

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:26am
Falls are one of the greatest risks to the health, independence and quality of life of older adults, and many studies have shown that Tai Chi is one of the most effective ways to prevent them. Tai Chi is a gentle exercise which integrates mind and body, improving balance, confidence, and muscular strength.

Soapberry contest

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:25am
Register to compete in Sealaska Heritage Institute’s 2016 soapberry contest, held during Celebration. The grand prize is $500, second prize is $250, and third prize is $100. The deadline for entries is June 8 at 5 p.m.; judging is from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.. Winners will be announced on the main stage of Centennial Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10. Register through

Annual Full Circle Music Studio recitals

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:24am
Full Circle Music Studio will soon present its 26th year of annual recitals. The students of Greg Burger and Mary DeSmet will perform in two recitals, one on Saturday April 30, at 3 p.m. and the other on Sunday May 1, at 3 p.m.

Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce 25th anniversary

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:22am
The Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with a business development summit and gala dinner Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23.

Juneau Jazz & Classics celebrates 30th season

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:21am
The thirtieth season of Juneau Jazz & Classics will continue the tradition of bringing America’s best jazz, blues, and classics to Juneau.

Historic masonry workshop offered by the National Park Service in Haines

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:19am
The Alaska Arts Confluence and Port Chilkoot Company are partnering to host a three-day masonry repointing workshop in Haines May 3-5. The event, provided by the Vanishing Treasures Program and National Park Service, will give community members hands-on experience repairing Fort Seward’s burnt-out barracks building foundation as well as background on historic preservation programs throughout the state.

JDHS class of 1976 reunion

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:17am
Ready to celebrate 40 years since high school? There will be an organizational meeting Tuesday, April 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Island Pub in Douglas. Contact Kim Garnero at 723-9783 if interested.

Kindred Post to host Tiny Post Office Concert #8 featuring Comic Convention Musicians

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:07am
Kindred Post, a neighborhood post office, gift shop, and community gathering space, will host a Tiny Post Office Concert on Thursday, April 21 in associated with Alaska Robotics’s Comic Convention musicians Marian Call, Seth Boyer, and Molly Lewis.

Quilt Show - Sitka

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 3:03am
May 1 - 14 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Whitmore Hall on the historic Sheldon Jackson College campus.

Young Juneau artists to show work at Comic Con

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 2:57am
It’s a coincidence, but given the timing of Juneau’s first Alaska Robotics Mini-Con, it’s a pretty lucky one. About 50 students in two of Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School teacher Miah Lager’s classes have been making zines this semester — under the direction of student teacher Jordan Kendall — and many of them will display their work along with professional exhibitors at Juneau’s first comic con.

Juneau-raised comic artist to teach, participate in Comic Con

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 2:50am
The first comic Dawson Walker ever drew, when he was around five, was called “Sam and Tim” and was all about a boy and his stuffed tiger.

You might notice something a little different about this week’s Capital City Weekly

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 2:36am
Back when she first heard about Alaska Robotics’ Mini-Con a few months ago, Randi Spray, our design wizard and staff writer, began conceptualizing a comic book-themed issue. It would have comic strips instead of articles!

A Q&A with Laika's Spake and Hayns

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:37am
Two of the featured guests for Alaska Robotics Mini-Con are coming from Portland, where they work at the Academy Award-nominated Laika Entertainment studios. Laikamade the stop-motion films “Coraline,” “ParaNorman,” “The Boxtrolls” and the forthcoming, “Kubo and the Two Strings.” (Stop-motion films involve creating the physical objects that make up the characters and the sets and animating the story by moving the objects one frame at a time.)The Capital City Weekly talked to Georgina Hayns, Creative Supervisor of Puppet Fabrication, and Jeremy Spake, head of the armature department, about what they do.

2016 Mini-Con Exhibitors

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 11:06pm
KAZU KIBUISHI Born in Tokyo, Kazu Kibuishi moved to the United States as a child. He received a Film Studies degree from the University of California Santa Barbara and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. After working on movies, commercials and video games for several years, he began to produce graphic novels full time. He was the editor and art director of the “Flight” and “Explorer” anthologies, as well as the cover artist for the Harry Potter 15th anniversary edition paperbacks.

Schedule of Events Alaska Robotics Mini-Con

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 10:11pm
Kickoff event Starting at 6 p.m. Friday April 22nd at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library. Saturday April 23 Mini-Con 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. View the photos attached to this article for the full schedule of events!

If you could bring to life any fictional character from a book or movie, whom would you choose?

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 2:41am
Thomas Builds-the-Fire, so I could hang out with him and have him tell me a bunch of stories that aren’t true. -Lance Twitchell, Professor

What's happening this week April 20th - 26th, 2016

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 2:34am
100th annual city-wide clean-up, Saturday, April 23, 8 - 11:30 a.m., Sunny Point. Join Southeast Alaska Land Trust to help clean Juneau up; kids’ activities by Discovery Southeast and after-party at 12 p.m. at Alaskan Brewing Company, with food truck and beer.


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