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Arts & Culture event calendar

Posted: March 28, 2012 - 11:04pm

ART, EVENTS & 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. 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.

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

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.

Sound & Motion: Community Poetry Reading, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall on the UAS Auke Lake campus.

Juneau Lyric Opera Spring Gala, 7 p.m., Baranof Hotel. An evening of music, food, wine, and community support for the arts. $50. Details: 586-2742.

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.

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

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

Theater: “I Am My Own Wife,” 7:30 p.m., McPhetres Hall. A one-man show featuring local actor Brandon Demery.

Juneau Symphony performance, 8 p.m. JDHS auditorium. Featuring “Brahms: The Romantic Symphony,” and guest artist George Jones, a student at Sitka High School. Concert conversations one hour prior to concert.

 

SUNDAY

“Real Alaskan” magazine release, 1-3 p.m., Hearthside Books at the Nugget Mall. Jeff Brown’s third issue.

Perseverance Theatre’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” 2 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Tickets online at www.perserverancetheatre.org and 463-TIXS.

Theater: “I Am My Own Wife,” 3 and 7:30 p.m., McPhetres Hall. A one-man show featuring local actor Brandon Demery.

Piano Master Class recital and reception for Dr. Alexander Tutunov, 3 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall. A reception honoring Tununov will be held after the recital, to mark the end of the class and Tutunov’s contributions to the community and university. Details:www.uas.alaska.edu/arts_sciences/humanities/events.html.

Juneau Cabaret, 7 p.m., JACC. More than a dozen local singers and four accompanists will be featured. No host bar available. Pay as you can. Suggested donation $5.

 

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

"Map Of My Dead Pilots" slideshow and book signing, 6:30-8 p.m., Hearthside Books & Toys. Colleen Mondor will present her nonfiction book about flying, pilots, and Alaska.

Mudrooms, 7 p.m., Church of the Holy Trinity. A live storytelling event. 

  

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

20TH CENTURY TWIN

“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.

“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.

“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.

“Wrath of the Titans” (PG-13) — In 3D and 2D. Synopsis: Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the w

“Friends with Kids” (R) — Synopsis: Two best friends decide to have a child together while keeping their relationship platonic, so they can avoid the toll kids can take on romantic relationships.

“Mirror Mirror” (PG) — Synopsis: An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

GOLD TOWN

“LIttle Red Book” One more showing added: 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.

“A Separation” — 7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 9:30 p.m. Firday-Saturday, and 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Synopsis: Synopsis: Set in contemporary Iran, A Separation is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents’ home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader.

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