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.
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 www.sealaskaheritage.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.