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Arts & Culture event calendar

Posted: May 30, 2012 - 11:02pm

ART, EVENTS & MUSIC

THURSDAY

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.

FRIDAY

Summer Reading Program Begins, 11 a.m., Downtown Library. Summer Reading Program for kids at all three locations of public libraries will run June 1-Aug. 20. Stop by any time register, pick up a schdule of events, play the reading game, enter the drawing for prizes from local businesses. Free. Details: 586-5303.

First Friday Art Walk, 4:30-7:30 p.m., various locations downtown. See this week’s Arts section for details.

Live Jazz, 5:30 p.m., Timberline Bar & Grill. With Tom Locher, piano, and Wayne Norlund, saxophone. Every Friday night through the end of the season.

Concerts in the Park, 5:30 p.m., Marine Park. Featuring the Thunder Mountain Big Band. First of the season. Bring your own chairs. Details: jahc.org.

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

Sit in With the Band, 9:30 p.m., Rendezvous. Every First Friday.

Honky-tonk Habit, 10 p.m., The Rendezvous. With Kris Eli Jones, Maridon Boario, Bob Banghart and Lindy Jones. No cover.

SATURDAY

Family Day At The Lake, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Twin Lakes. Fishing, children’s games, prizes, and inexpensive hot dog lunch will be available. Free. Details: 321-5885.

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

Gold Street Music singing workshop, 7 p.m., sanctuary of Resurrection Lutheran Church. Informal opportunity to sing with friends and neighbors.

Juneau Rollergirls end-of-season Roller Derby Bout: Kilkats Vs. Raven Lunatics, 7 p.m., Centennial Hall. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Must be 21 or with a parent to attend. Tickets at JAHC, Hearthside Books, Rainy Retreat Books and junearollergirls.com. 5 percent of proceeds go to SAIL. After-party at the Rendezvous with live music by Honky Tonk Habit. $20. Details: 723-2546.

SUNDAY

Sunday Market, 12-4 p.m., JACC. Every Sunday through Aug. 26. Local art and crafts. First week of the season. Details: jahc.org.

Duplicate bridge, 1-4 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: David, 463-6174.

MONDAY

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

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.

TUESDAY

Venus Transit, 2-8 p.m., Marine Park. The planet Venus will transit the sun on June 5. This will not happen again until the year 2117. Marie Drake Planetarium volunteers will have solar telescopes set up to view this celestial spectacle. Free and safe for all ages. Details: 500-2941.

Family Nights At The Valley Library - Puppet Show!, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. First Tuesday of every month this summer, the Valley Public library will hold a family night. Light supper, stories, crafts and “Wizard of Oz” puppet show. Free. Details: 586-5303.

WEDNESDAY

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.

Native Artist Gathering, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Light refreshments will be provided. Open to artists of all disciplines. Details: Breanna to RSVP: breanna.paulson@sealaska.com or 586-9244.

Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Juried Art Show and Competition opening reception and award ceremony, 4:30–7 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center.

Halau Hula ‘o ‘Olili’ula classes, 6-8 p.m., dance studio at the Filipino Community Hall. Details: leimomi@halauhulaooliliula.org.

Children’s Creative Play, 6-7:30 p.m., AWARE. Wednesday evenings. 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.

Juneau Symphony’s Youth Solo Competition, 7 p.m. Thunder Mountain High School auditorium. Free and open to public. Details: www.juneausymphony.org.

 

MOVIES

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

20TH CENTURY TWIN

“Battleship” (PG-13) Synopsis: A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.

“Chernobyl Diaries” (R) — Synopsis: Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.

 

GLACIER CINEMAS

“Snow White and the Huntsman” (PG-13) — Synopsis: In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

“The Best Exotic marigold Hotel” (PG-13) — Synopsis: British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.

“Men in Black 3” (PG-13) — In 3D and 2D. Synopsis: Agent J travels in time to MIB’s early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

“The Avengers” (PG-13) Synopsis: Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.

“Dark Shadows” (PG-13) — Synopsis: An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp,), is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

 

GOLD TOWN

“Headhunters” (R) — Thursday-Sunday. Synopsis: A man living on both sides of the law is caught in a dangerous game in this thriller from Norwegian director Morten Tyldum. Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) makes his living as a corporate recruiter, finding talented people who work for other companies and making them lucrative offers to join the firm currently signing his paychecks. Roger’s work brings with it a handsome salary, but he suffers crushing insecurity when it comes to his beautiful wife Diana (Synnove Macody Lund), and he constantly showers her with expensive gifts in hopes of staying on her good side. Between Diana’s expectations and the equally expensive tastes of Roger’s mistress Lotte (Julie R. Olgaard), Roger needs cash, so he’s taken on a high-paying second job — stealing rare works of art. Roger is just good enough and smart enough to know that he’ll get caught eventually, and when he learns of a man with an authentic Rubens, he hopes to make one last score that will keep him well-set for a long time. But Roger soon finds out there’s a catch — the man with the painting is also someone he’s supposed to recruit for a client, and he’s clearly a few steps ahead of Roger.

“On These Shoulders We Stand” — Monday. Synopsis: Elder members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community in Los Angeles chronicle gay life from from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. The documentary brings to light Los Angeles’ significant, yet hidden, role in U.S. gay history.

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