When it comes to the beer on the wild side, there's one beer festival in Alaska that features some of the most eclectic beers on the globe. The Culmination was designed by and takes place at Anchorage Brewing Company.
On Saturday, Sept. 5, the Juneau Symphony will host its annual wildlife cruise. Special guest will be the Symphony's new music director, Troy Quinn, in his first Juneau appearance since his selection. The trip on the Allen Marine catamaran will include a performance by members of the Juneau Quartet-in-Residence, Lindsay Clark, Heidi O'Connor-Brook, Sophia Butler and Ruth Hogle. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by the Symphony's Board of Directors.
In May, the New Yorker ran a profile on a writer that opened with the description of the crazy call of the kookaburra. "A classic evil laugh, bwahahahahaha, à la Vincent Price in 'Thriller'" is only the description of the first part of the kookaburra's five-part alarm. At one point, the bird "appears to become an entire dinner party going to pieces."
ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage Museum will add approximately 25,000 square feet to its existing building to create more exhibition space for its permanent art collection and art mission in an expansion slated for completion in 2017. Plans include adding one story onto the existing east wing that faces Sixth Avenue.
Well, it's almost fall here in Juneau. I am reminded of that axiom, "when the fireweed has turned to cotton, summer time will be forgotten." The fireweed is definitely turning and Mother Nature did her part with the weather, giving us a few days of rain. Serious rain. Like the rain that makes one want to cuddle up with a glass of wine and a good book. Alas, this is not the case for many of us in the visitor industry. The rain doesn't keep us from sharing our amazing city with visitors. Our motto at my company is "Rain or Shine, We Dine." If we didn't do things in Alaska because of the rain, we'd never do anything.