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Art, Events & Music

Posted: March 15, 2012 - 12:01am

THURSDAY

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

Juneau School District Indian Studies Program Parent Advisory Committee board meeting, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Marie Drake Options Building. All parents of school-aged children are welcome to attend. This is an opportunity for parents to advocate for the educational, emotional and social needs of children. Free. Details: 523-1737.

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. Featured speakers, 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.

Open House: Ebooks and Ereaders, 6:30 p.m., Juneau Public Libraries. Library staff will introduce library ebook resources, allow hands on time with library eReaders (Nooks) and be available for one-on-one instruction. Bring your questions, laptops, eReaders. Free. Details: 586-0442.

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.. Details: 586-2742.

Perseverance Theatre’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Pay as you can performance. Tickets at www.perserverancetheatre.org and 463-TIXS.

Paula Poundstone performance, 8 p.m., Centennial Hall. Comedian Poundstone is a regular panelist on NPR’s news quiz show, “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.” . General admission, $30.

FRIDAY

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

Lunch and Learn Lecture, noon, The Glory Hole. WIth Scott Ciambor, who will discuss “The Housing First Approach to Ending Homelessness.”

John Unzicker’s classical guitar, 7-9 p.m. Baranof Hotel, 127 N. Franklin St. Unzicker will be filling in for Dan Hopson. Details: 463-6236.

Poetry slam, 6-8:30 p.m., downtown library (location changes monthly). This month’s optional theme is “rebellion.” Hosted by Nahaan and Christy NaMee Eriksen, with DJ Manu on the turntables. Sign-up starts at 6 p.m., show starts at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation $5. Details: 586-0442.

Fireside Lecture, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. With Jay Beddle, “Living off the Grid.” Series runs every Friday through March 23. Details: 789-0097.

Perseverance Theatre’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Tickets online at www.perserverancetheatre.org and 463-TIXS. Details: www.perseverancetheatre.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.

St. Patrick’s Day Family Celebration, 3 p.m., Douglas Public Library, Music with Liz Saya; songs, stories, green snacks and a bit ‘O Luck for all.Free. Details: 364-2378.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser for cancer research, 4 p.m. TK McGuire’s.

John Unzicker’s classical guitar, 7-9 p.m. Baranof Hotel, 127 N. Franklin St. Unzicker will be filling in for Dan Hopson. Details: 463-6236.

Third Annual Shriner’s Ball, 7 p.m. to midnight, Centennial Hall. With Seattle’s BrickHouse Showband. Details: 723-5015.

The Big Sham Jamski, 7 p.m., The Canvas. Show up dressed as your favorite Big Lebowski character for a chance to win the costume contest. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and benefit The Canvas.

Perseverance Theatre’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Tickets online at www.perserverancetheatre.org and 463-TIXS. Details: www.perseverancetheatre.org.

Chrome Forest peformance, 9 p.m., Sandbar. No cover.

SUNDAY

Perseverance Theatre’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Tickets online at www.perserverancetheatre.org and 463-TIXS. Details: www.perseverancetheatre.org

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., Juneau Senior Center, Egan Drive and 12th Street. Park behind building, enter through back door, beside the glass-enclosed greenhouse. Details: Ron, 586-1796.

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

Peseverance Theatre’s Land Marks festival, 7 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Readings of new plays. $5.

TUESDAY

Peseverance Theatre’s Land Marks festival, 7 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Readings of new plays. $5

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.

Peseverance Theatre’s Land Marks festival, 7 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Readings of new plays. $5.

 

MOVIES

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

20TH CENTURY TWIN

“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.

“21 Jump Street” (R) — Synopsis: A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

GLACIER CINEMAS

“John Carter” (PG-13) — In 3D and 2D. Synopsis: Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in need of a savior.

“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” (PG) — In 3D and 2D. 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 Woman in Black” (PG-13) — Synopsis: A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.

“Silent House” (R) — Synopsis: Trapped inside her family’s lakeside retreat, a young woman finds she is unable to contact the outside world as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house.

“The Iron Lady” (PG-13) — Synopsis: A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.

 

GOLD TOWN

For showtimes see www.goldtownnick.com.

“The Artist” Thursday through Sunday. Synopsis: Michel Hazanavicius’ stylistically daring, dialogue-free comedy-drama The Artist stars Jean Dujardin as George Valentin, a matinee idol in Hollywood before the dawn of talkies.

“Alaska Ocean Film Festival” — Saturday only. See details below.

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