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ART, EVENTS & MUSIC

Posted: March 22, 2012 - 12:06am

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. 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.

Juneau Emblem Club No. 90 monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Mi Casa Restaurant. Delores E. Graver, A.S.A.E.C. state president, will have a visitation during that time. All are welcome.

Cycle Alaska Adventure Series, 5:30 p.m., Cycle Alaska. Rob and Rose Weldon will talk about their adventures following the Tour De France Bike Race. Free. Details: (907) 780-2253.

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. Tickets at www.perserverancetheatre.org and 463-TIXS.

 

FRIDAY

“Art of Place: Identity.“ 10 a.m., Glacier View Room (Egan 220) at UAS. Presentation by noted artists and culture bearers Ed Kunz and Percy Kunz.

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

Moody Symphonic Band performance, noon, Nugget Mall. Band and orchestral concert music, and hymn and gospel song arrangements of both traditional and contemporary styles. Free.

Exhibit openings, 4:30 p.m., Alaska State Museum. Three new exhibits: “Earth, Fire and Fibre XXVIII,” Faribanks artist Margo Klass’s “An Alaskan Book of Hours” and Cordova painter David Rosenthal’s “Landscapes.” Rosenthal will lead a presentation at 6 p.m. Free admission.

Compassionat Communication Workshop, 6-8 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast. With a certified trainer from the Center for Nonviolent Communication, Kathleen Macferran. Register by emailing clairemurphyduluth@gmail.com. $150 suggested tuition. Reduced tuition for UAS students and staff. Scholarships available. Details: (609) 902-3965.

Fireside Lecture, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. “Construction of the Salmon Creek dam,” with Scott Willis of AELP, Final event for the season. Details: 789-0097.

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

Sound & Motion: The Land Marks, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall on the UAS Auke Lake campus.Panel discussion on cultural identity and place through theater.

Moody Symphonic Band performance, 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School auditorium. Band and orchestral concert music, and hymn and gospel song arrangements of both traditional and contemporary styles. Free.

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

 

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.

Chess Club, 2-5 p.m., Juneau Public Libraries, Chess playing for locals. Free.

Scandinavian Cultural Fair, 2:30- 5 p.m., Juneau Yacht Club at Aurora Harbor. Sponsored by Sons of Norway, Svalbard Lodge of Juneau. Includes activities, food and music. Details: Elfrida Nord, 789-6974 or Laurie Fuglvog, 364-2497.

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

Jazz Divas, 7 p.m., Zephyr Restaurant. Vocalists Sammi Baker, Eve Dillingham Kari Groven, Bobbi Mitchell, Kristina Paulick, MaryJane Shows, and Taylor Vidic will be accompanied by Tom Locher on piano and Walker Janelle on drums. Reservations advised.

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

March Barn Dance, 7:30-11 p.m., St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 5th and Gold. French Canadian and Celtic music by the Bevels ‘n’ Church featuring Kathy Fanning, Sally Donaldson, Nene Wolfe, Wendy Parker and John Church. No experience or partners necessary. Adults $8, JIF and AFF members $7, seniors and students $5. Free for SAGA, JVs, and under 13. Details: 586-1787.

 

SUNDAY

Debby Dahl Edwardson presentation, “Writing from the Top of the World,” 2-3 p.m., Valley Library.

Documentary: “Doula! The Ultimate Birth Companion,” 4 p.m., Silverbow Bakery. Hosted by the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) of Juneau. A local doula will be available to answer questions afterwards. Open to the public. Free (with purchase off of Silverbow’s menu). Details: Janlaine, 957-6418.

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

 

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.

 

TUESDAY

Poetry Out Loud state finals, 5 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Ten high school students from around the state will compete for a chance to attend the national competition.

Marie Drake Planetarium: “Hades, Pluto And Trans-Neptunian-objects,” 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. With “The Stars Tonight.” Learn about mythology and astronomy in this presentation by Ken Fix. Free. Details: (907) 500-2941.

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.

Wildlife Wednesday: “Communities of the Wild: Poems & Stories,” 7 p.m., UAS Egan Glacier View Room. UAS creative writing instructor Emily Wall will read from her new book of poems, “Liveaboard.”Free. Details: Tina, 523-5402.

 

MOVIES

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

20TH CENTURY TWIN

“Good Deeds” (PG-13) — Synopsis: Businessman Wesley Deeds is jolted out of his scripted life when he meets Lindsey, a single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building.

“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

“The Hunger Games” (PG-13) — Synopsis: Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the latest match.

“Wanderlust” (R) — Synopsis: Rattled by sudden unemployment, a Manhattan couple surveys alternative living options, ultimately deciding to experiment with living on a rural commune where free love rules.

“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.

 

GOLD TOWN

“LIttle Red Book” 7 p.m. Saturday through Tuesday, 9 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Synopsis: Synopsis: Amos Borgmier is a romantic baker who works in a supermarket. His specialty is wedding cakes. His sidekick – Butch – makes donuts. After giving Butch an idealistic talk about the wonders of marriage, Amos goes home to find his wife, Beulah, has left him. Amos is devastated and Butch takes him out for drink after work the next day. Another coworker – Gerald the green grocer – attempts to console Amos and tells him that after Beulah discovers how bad things are in the “real” world, she will return to him on her hands and knees. Amos then sets of on a comedic series of plans to get his wife back…but is she worth it?

“All in: The Poker Movie” — 7 p.m. Wednesday March 28. Synopsis: This documentary weaves the quest for the American Dream, the ability to take risks, and the celebration of entrepreneurship with a game that began with conmen on riverboats and ended up being played by presidents. Poker has become a metaphor for making it big quick, and though millions play it, poker seems unable to escape it’s cinematic image of something done by people on the outside of society.

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