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Arts & Culture

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Ravens: Smarter than you think

In many Tlingit stories about Raven, we are invited to view these creatures not just as birds, but as emissaries of a natural world we don’t fully understand, who can tell us something...
by Amy Fletcher

Five Good Reads for Earth Day

This week's list of Five Good Reads was compiled by local author Dick Callahan in honor of Earth Day, April 22. The titles below reflect what he considers to be landmark environmental books.

Museum event teaches art of paper crane folding

An ancient legend promises that if one folds 1,000 paper cranes, he or she will be granted a wish; other tales promise eternal good luck, prosperity or happiness.

National Poetry Month: Poems by Jonas Lamb

Throughout the month of April, the Arts section of the Juneau Empire has been featuring local poetry in honor of National Poetry Month. This week's poems were written by Jonas Lamb.

Pride Chorus annual concert Saturday

PFLAG Juneau Pride Chorus invites all to attend its annual concert on Saturday evening, April 19, at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The doors will open for a silent auction at 6:30 p.m., with the concert starting at 7:30 p.m.

Art in unusual places

The Empire's Arts & Culture section welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places.

JDLT to host Shakespeare Monologue Contest

Celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday on April 23 as Juneau Douglas Little Theatre presents its first-ever Shakespeare Monologue Competition in the Back Room at the Silverbow. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m., monologues at 7 p.m.

In the Stacks: Nonfiction for adults

New nonfiction books for adult readers include books on woodworking (“Woodworking from the Scrap Pile,” by Derek Jones), ideas for helping young children with autism (“Essential First Steps for Parents of Children with Autism...
Kathy Ward

Ketchikan hosts Southeast Alaska Music Festival

Young musicians from Juneau and other Southeast locations traveled to Ketchikan this past weekend to take part in the Southeast Alaska Music Festival, an annual event held in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka on a rotating basis.

Woosh Kinaadeiyí's April Showcase Fundraiser set for Friday

Woosh Kinaadeiyí's April Showcase Fundraiser will be held Friday, April 18 at the Rookery. The event will feature performances by five local poets, backed by local musician J.R. Rosales, and a five-course Rookery dinner.

University of Alaska Southeast opens Tony Award-winning comedy "Lend Me A Tenor"

The University of Alaska Southeast Theatre Department will open the Tony Award-winning comedy "Lend me a Tenor" by Ken Ludwig on Friday, April 18, with shows continuing through Sunday at the theater in Hendrickson, Room 113 on the UAS...

Planetarium to host one-time benefit showing of 'Space Trucker Bruce'

The Marie Drake Planetarium will host a benefit showing of the locally made film "Space Trucker Bruce" on Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m.

SHI seeking teachers, artists for Jinéit Art Academy

Sealaska Heritage Institute is seeking K-12 teachers and Native artists from seven communities to participate in the institute's Jinéit Art Academy in Juneau.

Song recital scheduled for Saturday

This Saturday, April 19, at 7 p.m., nine singing students of UAS professor John d'Armand will present a recital of song in the Egan Lecture Hall of the university library building.

AWARE announces winners of first teen Arts and Media Scholarship Contest

In recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies (AWARE), Inc.

Celebrate Earth Day at the glacier

The US Forest Service is hosting Juneau's community Earth Day celebration at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monthly Community Ballroom Dance scheduled for Friday

This Friday, April 18, the Monthly Community Ballroom Dance will be held at Juneau Urgent Care, in the Sun Room (upstairs). The dance runs from 7:30-10:30 p.m. and is free. A polka lesson with Pat Belec begins at 8 p.m.

Alaska Center for the Book seeks award nominations

Alaska Center for the Book is seeking nominations for its annual Contributions to Literacy in Alaska Awards.

Painting the town

It took a small army to complete the 16-by-28 foot community mural. Nearly 100 eager Nikiski community members filled the painting's panels over two full-day sessions in a seldom-used classroom at the Nikiski Recreation Center last Friday...

The Indie Bestseller List

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Goldfinch," by Donna Tartt 2. "The Invention of Wings," by Sue Monk Kidd 3. "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry," by Gabrielle Zevin 4. "In Paradise," by Peter Matthiessen 5. "Can't and Won't: Stories," by Lydia Davis...

Arts calendar

Events & Music THURSDAY, April 17 Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267. Author presentation: "Dog Days, Raven Nights: Behind the Scenes," 7-9 p.m., JDHS Commons.


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