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Arts & Culture event calendar

Posted: September 12, 2012 - 11:02pm

ART, EVENTS & MUSIC: 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 13

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

“Environmental Film Series At UAS: “Wall-E,” 5:30-7:30 p.m., UAS Campus, Egan 112 Lecture Hall. Other titles every other week through Nov. 29. Free and open to the public. The series is being held in conjunction with a UAS English class, “Environmental Film.” Details: 796-6588.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 14

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

Second Friday Teen Hip-hop Class, 4-5 p.m., Canvas Community Art Studio. Teen hip-hop class every second Friday at the Canvas. Youth ages 10-18 are invited to bust a move with chill tunes in a relaxed environment. All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Taught by Kim Andree. Pay-as-you-can. Details: 586-1750.

Gold Street Music’s Mountain Music Fest, 6-10 p.m., Chilkat Theater at the top of the Mount Roberts Tramway. Featuring touring musician John Lilly and local performers.

The Improject, 6 p.m. workshop and 8 p.m. performance, The Canvas. Held the second Friday of each month, hosted by Morally Improv-erished. Eric Caldwell will lead “The Joy of Improv” workshop, open to performers of all levels, followed by performances by Heather LaVerne and others. Sign up at 7:45 p.m. for a place in the show.

Whale’s Tail Trail dinner and art auction, 6:30 p.m., JACC. $75 to benefit the Humpback Whale Project. Tickets at the JACC, Hearthside and onlne at jahc.org.

“Derby Baby” documentary, 6:30 p.m., Rockwell Ballroom (formerly Elk’s Lodge ballroom). Two screenings, at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., each with live demonstrations by Juneau Rollergirls. There will also be food available and a no-host bar. This is an all-ages event. $10. Details: (907) 586-2875.

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

Evening at Egan: “Breaking Ice for Arctic Oil” with author Ross Coen, 7 p.m., Egan Library. Details: www.uas.alaska.edu/eganlecture.

Opening night: “Of Mice and Men,” 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Directed by Art Rotch, and starring Kevin Bennett as George and Bostin Christopher as Lennie. Details: www.perseverancetheatre.org.

Juneau Symphony Chamber Concert I, 8 p.m., Northern Light United Church. With Sally Schlichting, flute; Lisa Ibias, violin; Sue Kazama, piano; and Mary Watson, piano. Details: www.juneausymphony.org.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15

Arts, Crafts and Antiques Fair, 10-6 p.m., Nugget Mall.

Recovery Walk, 1 p.m., meet at Marine Park in downtown Juneau for a walk to Sandy Beach in Douglas (walk all or part of the way). Potluck refreshments and drumming that will last until 6 p.m., potluck is open to all, regardless of whether they participated in the walk. Contact: Toni Weber, 463-6670.

Capital BrewFest, 1 p.m., JACC. Featuring local, state, national and international craft beers. Details: www.capbrewfest.com.

Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries Annual Meeting, 3 p.m., Downtown LIbrary Conference Room. Open to the public.

Gold Street Music’s Mountain Music Fest, 6-10 p.m., Chilkat Theater at the top of the Mount Roberts Tramway. Featuring touring musician John Lilly and local performers.

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

Rock the Vote, 7 p.m. Rockwell, upstairs. Live music from Hadean Park, First and Gold, and The Boobie Traps. All ages, no alcohol event. 

Juneau Lyric Opera’s “Who’s Your Diva?” 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Nine local singers compete for the title of Juneau’s top diva. Details: juneauopera.org.

“Of Mice and Men,” 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Directed by Art Rotch, and starring Kevin Bennett as George and Bostin Christopher as Lennie. Details: www.perseverancetheatre.org

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16

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

UAS Improv Club, 3-5 p.m., UAS Rec Center. Weekly improv jam, open to the public.

“New Beginnings” NA meeting, 7-8 p.m., Rainforest Activity Center, 3240 Hospital Drive, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Juneau Public Health Center conference room.

“Of Mice and Men,” 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Pay as you can performance. Directed by Art Rotch, and starring Kevin Bennett as George and Bostin Christopher as Lennie. Details: www.perseverancetheatre.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19

Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Betty, 463-6176.

“Write For Your Life” group, 11 a.m.-noon every Wednesday, Mendenhall Valley library. Share a journal, memoir, a letter or poetry. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.

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

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. 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.

Alaska Wildlife Alliance’s Wildlife Wednesday, 7- 8 p.m., UAS Glacier View Room (Egan 221). Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. Details: www.akwildlife.org.

Recovery Awareness Month film: “Bill W,” 7 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon. Free.

 

MOVIES

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

20TH CENTURY TWIN

“Lawless” (R) Synopsis: Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by a new deputy and other authorities who want a cut of their profits.

“2016: Obama’s America” (PG) Synopsis: A documentary that examines the question, “If Barack Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?”

GLACIER CINEMAS

“Finding Nemo” (G) — In 3D and 2D. Synopsis: After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

“Resident Evil: Retribution” (R) — In 3D and 2D. Synopsis: Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead.

“The Possession” (PG-13) — Synopsis: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl’s father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.

“ParaNorman” (PG) — Synopsis: A misunderstood boy, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

“The Words” (PG-13) — Synopsis: A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man’s work.

 

GOLD TOWN

For complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com.

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” — 7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday and 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Sunday. Synopsis: A 6-year-old girl from the southern Delta searches for her long-lost mother after her father falls ill and her world spins out of balance in the film from director Benh Zeitlin that took home the Grand Jury Prize and Best Cinematography award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. A harsh but loving father, Wink swore that his beloved daughter Hushpuppy would be prepared for the day he was no longer able to look after her. Little did Wink realize that day would come sooner than anyone suspected, and when illness strikes him down, nature runs amuck. As the soaring temperatures melt ice caps and the sea levels swell, a race of prehistoric beasts named the aurochs emerge to reclaim the planet. Meanwhile, as the apocalypse unfolds, determined Hushpuppy bravely sets out on a mission to locate the mother she’s never known.

“Meet the Fokkens” — 2 and 9 p.m. Saturday. Synopsis: Sisters doing it for themselves in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Louise and Martine Fokkens are identical twins. For over fifty years they were working as prostitutes. They freed themselves from the control of their pimps, ran their own brothel, and set up the first informal trade union for prostitutes. They are familiar faces in Amsterdam’s Red Light District, but soon they will bid their farewells. The Ladies Fokkens is a portrait of these remarkable women, as well as a history of the Red Light District over the past fifty years.

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