Arts calendar




Storytime and crafts, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-0434.

Lenten Lunch Series, noon, Northern Light United Church. Organized by the Juneau Cooperative Church Council. Theme is “Giving Up . . . Lent Matters.” Every Thursday during Lent. Speakers will include Representatives Cathy Munoz and Beth Kertulla, Bob Chatfield, Geoff Bullock, Kim Poole, Nancy Davis, and Sam & Gayle Trivette. Homemade soups and breads available.

Juneau Friends of Recycling presentation, noonˆ1 p.m., Downtown Library, Conference Room. Jim Penor, CBJ Solid Waste Coordinator, will report on Recycling in Juneau. Details: Nancy, 586-1426.

Juneau People for Peace and Justice weekly meeting, 5:15-6:15 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Everyone welcome. Details: Judith, 789-9229.

Medicaid and estate planning workshop, 6-8 p.m., Egan Room, Centennial Hall. Free workshop on establishing legal and special needs trusts, for seniors, people with disabilities and advocates, presented by BethAnn Chapman and Vance Sanders, local attorneys. Free. Details: 463.6177.

Salsa night classes by Alejandro, 7 p.m., Juneau Urgent and Family Care. $15/person, $20/couple, group rates and student discounts available Details:

Juneau Lyric Opera Messiah rehearsals, 7 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church. Rehearsals for Messiah concerts at the end of April. Thursday and some Monday evenings until concert time. Join the conductor Bruce Simonson and the chorus for $30 plus a score for $10.. Details: 586-2742.

Pay as you will performance: Theatre in the Rough’s “The Lion iin Winter,” 7:30 p.m., McPhetres Hall. Details:


Elementary School Art display, 10 a.m., Nugget Mall Shopping Center. Art created by Juneau’s Elementary School students. On display from Feb. 24 until March 11. Free.

Art of Place lecture: “Art as Future” with Lyle James, 10 a.m.-noon, Glacier View room, Egan 221, UAS. Presentation will be followed by a dessert potluck. Details:

Storytime and crafts, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-0434.

Dan Hopson’s classical guitar, 7-9 p.m. Baranof Hotel, 127 N. Franklin St. Details: 463-6236.

Fireside Lecture: Mendenhall Memories, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. With KJ Metcalf, Doug Jones and others. Series runs every Friday through March 23. Details: 789-0097.

Juneau Douglas Theater Deparment’s “Kiss Me Kate: Revised,” 7-10:30 p.m., JDHS Auditorium.

Sound + Motion: Treasures from the State Film Library, 7-9 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall, UAS Auke Lake Campus. with Damon Stuebner, Alaska State Film Library. The third annual short film festival of vintage films and videos from the Alaska State Library Historical Collections.

Theatre in the Rough’s “The Lion iin Winter,” 7:30 p.m., McPhetres Hall, corner of 4th and Gold Streets. Tickets at Hearthside Books, the JACC and at the door. Details:


Next Saturday Dixieland Band open rehearsal, 1-3 p.m., Big Blue Music Studio, 540 West 8th St. Free. All levels welcome. Details: Larry, 957-6120 or

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah, 4-7 p.m., JACC. Juneau Co-Op Preschool’s annual family concert, dinner and silent auction. This year’s lineup features the Highland Dancers, storytelling by Lily Hope and Brett Dillingham, and music by the Co-op Family Band. There will also be an a la carte dinner, bake sale, and a silent auction, featuring the work of many Alaskan artists and artisans. $5/person or $20/family. Details: Amy Rautiainen at or 957-6636.

Dan Hopson’s classical guitar, 7-9 p.m., Baranof Hotel, 127 N. Franklin Street. Details: 463-6236.

Juneau Douglas Theater Deparment’s “Kiss Me Kate: Revised,” 7-10:30 p.m., JDHS Auditorium.

Theatre in the Rough’s “The Lion iin Winter,” 7:30 p.m., McPhetres Hall, corner of 4th and Gold Streets. Tickets at Hearthside Books, the JACC and at the door. Details:

Winter Barn Dance, 7:30-8:30 p.m., St. Anne’s Parish hall, 5th and Gold Streets. Odette Edgar will teach and call contra and square dances to live music by the band Full Circle, featuring Greg Burger, Mary DeSmet and Doug Smith. No experience or partners are necessary. Adults $8, JIF and AFF members $7, seniors and students $5, SAGA, VISTA, JVs etc. Free. Details: 463-3214

Free concert, 9 p.m., Latinos. Jeremiah Blankenship will host all types of music from blues to rap to thrash metal, Donations will help raise money for local group Strange Paths’ album release. Details: 463-4340.

Kari Groven & The Wristrockets,10 p.m., upstairs at the Viking. With Kari Groven (vocals), Jason Caputo (guitar and vocals), Mike Bucy -(trombone and vocals), Dale McFarlin (drums) and Chris Frary (bass).


Opera master class, led by Nancy Caudill, 3 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall at the University of Alaksa Southeast. Presented by Opera To Go. Details:


Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Mondays and Wednesdays. Details: David, 463-6174.

Toddler Time, 10 a.m. downtown library. Stories and songs for ages birth-2 years and their adult caregiver. Details: 586-5267.

Toddler Time, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. An interactive experience of stories and songs for toddlers, ages birth-2, and their adult care-giver. Details: 789-0125.

Juneau Taku Toastmasters, 12:05-1 p.m., Federal Building, Room 541. Every Monday. Open to the public. A photo ID is needed to get into the Federal Building. Details: Rich, 957-3393.

Contract bridge 1-4 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Monday and Wednesday. Details: David, 463-6174.

Arts roundtable, 5:15 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. To talk about current local events in the arts world. Bring questions or updates on happenings in your organization, gallery or studio, and other topics of interest in the arts. Details: or 586-2787.

Cribbage, 6 p.m., Community Room, Mountain View Apts, 895 W. 12th St. enter through the main front door. Join us for a fun game night. Details: Ron Crenshaw, 586-1796.

Focus writing critique group, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Public Library. Details: Burn, 463 - 6944.


Marie Drake Planetarium show, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. “Big Bang for Beginners:” Learn what astronomy states about the birth of our Universe, plus “The Stars Tonight” on the Spitz projector. Free. Details: 500-2941.


“Write For Your Life” Group, 10-11 a.m. every Wednesday, Mendenhall Valley library. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Mondays and Wednesdays. Details: David, 463-6174.

Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

Kashevarof Winter Lecture: President Harding in Alaska, noon, Alaska State Museum. With Jim Geraghty, local historian. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. This will be the final installment in the series.

Contract bridge 1-4 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Monday and Wednesday. Details: David, 463-6174.

Halau Hula ‘o ‘Olili’ula classes, 6-8 p.m., dance studio at the Filipino Community Hall. Every Wed evening with instructor Leimomi Martin. Details:

Children’s Creative Play, 6-7:30 p.m., AWARE. Wednesday evenings. Group activities include: music, games, movies, ice skating, visiting the library, Planetarium, climbing wall. Free. Details: 586-6623,

A Window Between Worlds, women’s art support group, 6-7:30 p.m., Aware. Wednesday evenings Call ahead if you will need childcare. Free. Details: 586-6623,



As of Friday


“Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” (PG-13) — Daily 7 p.m., Friday-Saturday late show 9:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday matinee 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Synopsis: As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.

“Act of Valor” (R) — Daily 7:10 p.m., Friday-Saturday late show 9:40 p.m., Saturday-Sunday matinee 2:10 p.m. and 4:25 p.m. Synopsis: An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.



“The Descendants” (PG-13) — Daily, 7:10 p.m., Friday-Saturday late show, 9:45 p.m., Saturday-Sunday matinee 1:30 and 4 p.m. Synopsis: A land baron tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

“This Means War” (PG-13) — Daily 7:05 p.m., Friday-Saturday late show, 9:40 p.m., Saturday-Sunday matinee 2:10 and 4:20 p.m. Synopsis: Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.

“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” (PG) — In 3D: Daily, 7 p.m., Friday- Saturday late show, 9:20 p.m. Saturday-Sunday matinee 4:10 p.m. In 2D: Saturday-Sunday matinee 2 p.m. Synopsis: Sean Anderson partners with his mom’s boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

“The Vow” (PG-13) —Daily 7:15 p.m., Friday-Saturday late show, 9:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday matinee 1:50 p.m. and 4:05 p.m. Synopsis: A car accident puts Paige (McAdams) in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo (Tatum) works to win her heart again.

“Safe House” (R) — Daily, 7:20 p.m., Friday-Saturday late show 9:50 p.m., Saturday-Sunday matinee 1:40 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Synopsis: A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.



“Oscar-nominated Shorts 2012” — “Documentary Short Films”: 7 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 27-29. Synopsis: “The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement” by Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin; “God is the Bigger Elvis” by Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson; “Incident in New Baghdad” by James Spione; “Saving Face” by Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy; “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” by Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen. LIve Action Short Films: 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday. Synopsis: “Pentecost” by Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane; “Raju” by Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren; “The Shore” by Terry George and Oorlagh George; “Time Freak” by Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey; “Tuba Atlantic” by Hallvar Witzø

“On the Ice” 5:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23; 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24; and 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Synopsis: In this feature film debut by filmmaker Andrew Okpeaha MacLean, two teenage boys who have grown up like brothers go about their lives in the comfortable claustrophobia of an isolated Alaskan town. Meet the director (Andrew Okpeaha MacLean) and the producer (Cara Marcous) at the Thursday night show; see last week’s Arts for more.



Exhibits run through the end of the month, except where noted.

Alaska State Museum: “Open Book,” work by Sandy Gillespie, and “Saling for Salmon: The Early Years of Commercial Fishing in Alaska’s Bristol Bay 1884-1951.” Through March 10.

The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery: “Windows and Doors” by Magil Pratt.

Figment Contemporary Gallery and Gifts: “Fox in the Chicken Coop” works by Alana Ballam-Schwan.

Franklin Street Gallery: “For the Love of Art”, works by Julianna Humphreys. Also works by Constance Baltuck, Barbara Craver, Puanani Maunu and Cristine Crooks. Baranof Hotel.

JAHC Gallery: “Boundaries,” a joint show by Tasha Walen and MK MacNaughton. Juneau Arts & Culture Center.

Juneau-Douglas City Museum: “Solitude & Place,” artwork by Dorinda Skains (in the Murray gallery), and “Not Just Another Button,” beaded pins by Ella Johnson-Bentley (in the gift shop).

The Rookery Cafe: “Colors, Patterns & the Lack Thereof,” photography by Jason Soza

Silverbow Bakery: artwork by Victoria Brown


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