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Arts calendar

Posted: March 1, 2012 - 1:05am

Art, events and music

THURSDAY

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

Chuitna Citizens Coalition and Cook Inletkeeper panel discussion, 5:30 p.m., Silverbow Inn. Reception and panel discussion about PacRim Coal’s-mining proposal. Hors d’oeuvres featuring wild Alaskan salmon and a no host bar. Details: www.inletkeeper.org.

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

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.

First Thursday Reviewers’ Circle, 7-8 p.m., downtown library. Book club for adults and young adults who love to read. Come prepared to talk about a book or audiobook. Details: Carol, 586-0434.

Kayaking In Alaska State Parks, 7-8:30 p.m., Hammond Room Centennial Hall. Mark Eberhardt and Gail Smith will provide a current summary of Southeast Alaska State Parks followed by a slide show presentation by Rory Darlaing. Free.

The Wilders concert and dance, 7-9 p.m. Centennial Hall. Kansas City-based country/bluegrass/rockabilly band. Sponsored by the ALaska Folk Festival. Advance tickets: $17.50 and $12.50; at the door $20/$15.

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: www.theatreintherough.org

FRIDAY

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.

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

First Friday Art Walk, 4:30-7:30 p.m., various locations downtown.

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

Fireside Lecture, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Series runs every Friday through March 23. Details: 789-0097.

Sound + Motion: Life Thus Far and Artistic Idnetity: Senior Capstone Presentations, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall, UAS. presentations by five arts-minded seniors.

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: www.theatreintherough.org

SATURDAY

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 www.juneaucommunityband.org.

AWARE’s 2012 Women of Distinction awards, 5:30-9 p.m., Centennial Hall. Honorees are: Joan O’Keefe, Amy Dressel, Sharron Lobaugh and Megan Gregory.

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

Alaska Youth Choir’s “Daybreak,” 7 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Alaska Youth Choir’s annual March concert featuring guest artists Greg Burger and Mary DeSmet of Full Circle Music Studio. Tickets at the door.$10 per person/$25 per family of 4. Details: 790-3310.

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: www.theatreintherough.org.

Opera To Go’s “Rusalka,” 7:30 p.m., TMHS auditorium. General admission $20, seniors $15 and students $5. Tickets at Juneau Arts & Culture Center, Hearthside Books, Rainy Retreat Books, and at www.operatogo.net.

Gold Street Music, 7:30 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church.

Juneau Student Symphony performance, 7:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Featuring Brahms’ Hungarian Dances and Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, performances by dancers from Juneau Dance Unlimited, and violin soloist Abby Olsen.

Hell’s Belles performance, 10 p.m., Marlintini’s. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.Tickets at Marlinit’s or at the Aurora Projekt.

SUNDAY

Theatre in the Rough’s “The Lion iin Winter,” 2 p.m., McPhetres Hall, corner of 4th and Gold Streets. Tickets at Hearthside Books, the JACC and at the door. Details: www.theatreintherough.org.

Opera To Go’s “Rusalka,” 3 p.m., TMHS auditorium. General admission $20, seniors $15 and students $5. Tickets at Juneau Arts & Culture Center, Hearthside Books, Rainy Retreat Books, and at www.operatogo.net.

Juneau Student Symphony performance, 4 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Featuring Brahms’ Hungarian Dances and Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, performances by dancers from Juneau Dance Unlimited, and violin soloist Abby Olsen.

MONDAY

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.

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.

Moira Smiley & Voco singing workshop and concert, 5 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon. Workshop from 5-6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. with opening set by Juneau Pride Chorus....Workshop:$10/$12, concert: $12/$15; or together $22/$27. Details: (818) 259-4460.

Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp #2 meeting, 6 p.m., Juneau Senior Center, 895 West 12th St.). Planning for Gold Medal Native Food Sale. Details: 209-6330.

WEDNESDAY

“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.

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: leimomi@halauhulaooliliula.org.

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, www.awareak.org.

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, www.awareak.org.

 

MOVIES

As of Friday; for showtimes see www.juneaumovies.com or call 463-FLIX (3549) for the latest movie times.

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“Project X” (R) — Synopsis: Three high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.

“Act of Valor” (R) — Synopsis: An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.

 

GLACIER CINEMAS

“The Artist” (PG-13) — Synopsis: Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.

“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” (PG) — In 3D. Synopsis: A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

“The Descendants” (R) — Synopsis: A land baron tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” (PG) — In 3D and 2D. 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.

“This Means War” (PG-13) — Synopsis: Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.

 

GOLD TOWN

“On the Ice” 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 2; and 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3. 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.

Moira Smiley & Voco workshop and concert, 5 p.m. Monday. See listing above.

“Splinters”– 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, and Wedensday, March 7. Synopsis: In the 1980s, a pilot left behind a surfboard in a remote seaside village in Papua New Guinea, a land known for cargo cults and cannibalism. Twenty years later, the sport of surfing is splintering Vanimo Village.

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