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Arts & Culture event calendar

Posted: September 19, 2012 - 11:01pm

ART, EVENTS & MUSIC 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20

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

Juneau World Affairs Council lecture: “The Hydropolitics of Palestine and Israel” with Skip Schiel, 5 p.m., KTOO Studio. A look at the controversies and conflict over water allocation in Israel and Palestine. Free and open to the public. Details: www.jwac.org.

Juneau’s GPF 2012 State Fair Board Meeting, 6-7:30 p.m., downtown Public Library small meeting room. Volunteers are needed. Discussion will include plans for catapults, entertainment, foods and judging. The fair runs Sep. 27-29. Free. Details: 586-1616

“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.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 21

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

Dedication for the Bishop Michael H. Kinney Memorial Peace Park, 5-6 p.m., Third and Seward Streets downtown, just below the Dimond Courthouse. A reception will follow from 6-7:30 p.m. Details: 586-6738.

Poetry slam, 6-8:30 p.m., Zach Gordon Youth Center. With Christy NaMee Eriksen and Na Haan. Sign-up starts at 6 p.m., show starts at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation $5. Details: www.facebook.com/wooshpoetry

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

Evening at Egan: “Monitoring the Mendenhall Outburst Flood,” with Eran Hood and Jason Amundson, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall. A presentation on the origins of the Suicide Basin outburst flood on the Mendenhall Glacier, results from flood monitoring efforts on the glacier in the summer of 2012, and future work aimed at better understanding this local natural hazard. Free. Details: www.uas.alaska.edu/eganlecture.

“Death In Our Community: From Grief To Hope” with Dr. Lani Leari, 7-9 p.m., Egan Room, Centennial Hall. Leary will explore ways for people to see death not as a tragedy, but as a opportunity to make a positive difference to the person dying and in the lives of surviving loved ones. Leary is the author of “No One Has to Die Alone: Preparing for a Meaningful Death.” Free. Details: 789-5586.

“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.

“Swing Into Recovery” dance, 7:30 p.m., Rockwell (formerly Elk’s Club, downtown). Part of Juneau Recovery Month events. Featuring live swing music from Swing Ba-da Bing and swing dance lessons from Daniel Martin. Dance begins at 8 p.m. Details: 465-4765.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 22

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

“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.

23rd Annual Barn Dance season, 7:30-11 p.m. at St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 5th and Gold downtown. Tom Paul will call contra and square dances, and old time and bluegrass music will be played by Gerry Fiscus and Friends. Adults $8, AFF and JIF members $7, Students and Seniors $5, SAGA, JVs, and VISTA free. Details: 463-3214.

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 23

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. Directed by Art Rotch, and starring Kevin Bennett as George and Bostin Christopher as Lennie. Details: www.perseverancetheatre.org.

 

MONDAY, SEPT. 24

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council concert: Riders In The Sky. 7 p.m., JDHS auditorium. Comedy and cowboys. $25. Details: jahc.org/concerts-and-events.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26

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.

KRNN Singer Songwriter Showcase, 7-9 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon. Featuring Liz Snyder, Brooke Morgan, Dean Franck and Irene Muller, with host Angelina Ahrens. $12 in advance, $15 at the door, available at www.krnn.org, the station and the door. Beer and wine for sale. Details: www.krnn.org.

 

MOVIES

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

20TH CENTURY TWIN

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

“End of Watch” (R) Synopsis: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel, during a routine traffic stop

 

GLACIER CINEMAS

“Dredd” (R) — In 3D and 2D. Synopsis: In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

“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.

“Trouble with the Curve” (PG-13) — Synopsis: An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip.

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

“House at the end of the Street” (PG-13) — Synopsis: A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over.

 

GOLD TOWN

For complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com.

“Sleepwalk with Me” — 7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Synopsis: Successful comic-turned-playwright Mike Birbiglia brings his popular one-man show to the big screen with this autobiographical comedy-drama about a frustrated stand-up comedian locked in a volatile relationship. Meanwhile, his growing sleepwalking problem becomes much too frequent to ignore.

“Beauty Is Embarassing” — 4:30 and 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday. Synopsis: Part biography, part live performance, part raucous comedy, “Beauty Is Embarrassing” tells the story of visual artist and raconteur Wayne White.

“Little Shop Of Horrors” sing along — 9 p.m., Sunday. Synopsis: Rick Moranis plays nebbishy Seymour Krelborn, who works in a rundown flower shop on Skid Row. While his boss (Vincent Gardenia) bemoans the lack of business, Seymour seeks a way of bringing the shop — and himself — fame and fortune. This is a sing along performance of the classic film.

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