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Arts & Culture calendar

Posted: September 26, 2012 - 11:02pm

ART, EVENTS & MUSIC 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

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

Environmental Film Series At UAS, 5:30-7:30 p.m., UAS Campus, Egan 112 Lecture Hall. Featuring “The Cove.” Free and open to the public. Details: 796-6588.

Eyewitness Gaza, 7 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Multimedia presentation by photojournalist Skip Schiel. Sponsored by Aldersgate United Methodist Church and Juneau People for Peace and Justice. Free. Details: 586-5843.

“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.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28

Juneau School District Indian Studies Program Parent Advisory Committee Board, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., UAS Bill Ray Center. All parents of school-aged children are welcome and encouraged to attend. Free. Details: 523-1737.

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 Street. Details: 463-6236.

Storyteller Pete Griffin, “Voice of the Tongass,” 7 p.m., Downtown Library. Griffin will tell personal stories from his Forest Service career and of his early years in Upper Michigan. Details: www.juneau.org/library.

Evening at Egan: “Israel, the Occupied Territories, and Nonviolent Resistance,” 7 p.m., Egan Library. A multi-media presentation with Skip Schiel, photographer. Details: www.uas.alaska.edu/eganlecture.

“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.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29

Free Entrance Day, 8 a.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Free.

Oriental Dance Workshop: Women’s Egyptian Cane & Finger Cymbal Tech, 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m., The Alaska Club. Oriental Dance “Belly Dance” Workshop by Morocco, presented by Daughters of the New Moon. Open to all dancers. More workshops available, see website.

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

Juneau Rollergirls Vs. North Pole Babes In Toyland, 7 p.m., Centennial Hall. 21 or older or with a parent. No-host bar provided by the Rendezvous. Tickets at Hearthside Books, Rainy Retreat Books and the JACC. $20 advance, $22 at door.

“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.

Wristrockets at Louie’s, 9 p.m., Louie’s in Douglas. With Kari Groven (vocals), Jason Caputo -(guitar and vocals), Mike Bucy -(trombone), Andy Engstrom (drums), Chris Frary -(bass).

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30

Raqs Sharqi Workshop: Oriental Dance Technique & Choreography, 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m., The Alaska Club. Oriental Dance “Belly Dance” workshop by Morocco, presented by Daughters of the New Moon. Open to all dancers. More workshops available, see website.

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

Performance: Jim Cosgrove, Mr Stinky Feet, 2 p.m. JDHS auditorium. Children’s singer-songwriter. $10 general admisssion, $5 kids, free for kids under 2. Tickets at Juneau Montessori School, JACC, Hearthside Books, Rainy Retreat, and at the door.

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.

“Tracing The Jordan River Through Israel And Palestine,” 7 p.m., Northern Light United Church. A multimedia presentation by photojournalist Skip Schiel. Sponsored by Northern Light United Church & Juneau People for Peace and Justice.Free. Details: 586-5843.

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.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3

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. 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. 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

“Looper” (R) — Synopsis: In 2072, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by transporting back Joe’s future self.

“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.

“Hotel Transylvania” (PG) — In 3D and 2D. Synopsis: Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count’s teen-aged daughter.

“Won’t Back Down” (PG) — Synopsis: Two determined mothers , one a teacher, look to transform their children’s failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.

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

“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” —2, 4 and 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Synopsis: Part biography, part live performance, part raucous comedy, “Beauty Is Embarrassing” tells the story of visual artist and raconteur Wayne White.

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