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Arts & Culture event calendar

Posted: October 18, 2012 - 12:08am

ART, EVENTS & MUSIC 

THURSDAY, OCT. 18

Environmental Film Series At UAS: “Maquilopolis,“ 5:30-7:30 p.m., UAS Campus, Egan 112 Lecture Hall. Free and open to the public. Held in conjunction with a UAS English class, “Environmental Film.” Details: 796-6588.

FRIDAY, OCT. 19

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

Organ concert, noon, State Office Building.

Yoga for those experiencing homelessness In Juneau, 3-4 p.m., Rainforest Yoga. Classes will involve simple breathing exercises and stretching. Possible benefits of yoga include a calmer mind, less anxiety, and decreased physical pain. The class is appropriate for all ages, and will support coping with stress and trauma. Fridays beginning Sept. 28. Free. Details: 586-4159.

Woosh Kinaadeiyi Annual Grand Slam, 6:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Hosted by Christy NaMee Eriksen and Konrad Frank. DJ Manu on the turntables. After-party, potluck, and presents for everyone to follow. $5-10 pay as you can.

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

Evening at Egan, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall. “What can the shifty fishes of Auke Creek tell us about adaptation to warming streams in Southeast Alaska?” with David Tallmon, Associate Professor of Biology. Details: www.uas.alaska.edu/eganlecture.

JWAC lecture: “China’s Legal System: Prospects for Reform” with Alison Conner, 7 p.m. Egan Library. Conner is Professor of Law and director of international programs at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii. Details: www.jwac.org.

Live Jazz, 7 p.m., G.W.TEAL. With vocalist Kari Groven accompanied by Tom Locher, piano and Andy Engstrom, drums. Details 789-0501.

SATURDAY, OCT. 20

“Bring Your Story to Life” with Roblin Gray Davis, 9 a.m., Douglas Library. Workshop will focus on skills and principles to develop a compelling performance, including exercises for vocal and physical expression. Bring a short story (7 minutes or less) to share. For adults and young adults. Sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries. Details: carolr@juneau.org.

Coffee & Collections, 10:30 a.m., Juneau Douglas City Museum. Featuring a discussion on the 100 anniversary of the ANB.

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

Ballroom Dance, 7-10 p.m above Rockwell, in the Old Elks Lodge. Music from. DJ music suitable for popular ballroom and Latin dances. Admission $5 at the door and includes hustle lessons by dance instructor Pat Belec.

Live Jazz, 7 p.m., Zephyr Restaurant, Tom Locher, piano..

Bennu’s Birds workshop performance with Rory Stitt, 7:30 p.m. Northern Light United Church. Workshop performance will allow singers, instrumentalists, and audience to give opinions that will help shape the final version of this new opera, commissioned by Opera to Go. Details: www.operatogo.net.

Third annual Three Ring Improv, 9 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon. With Morally Improv-erished and Chicago-based performer Amy Roeder in “The Armando.” Not Safe for Improv, the improvisational theater group from UAS, will open. Tickets $15 general / $10 student at Hearthside Books and the door. All-ages.

90’s Dance Party Fundraiser For Juneau Rollergirls, 9 p.m., The Rendezvous. Featuring music from DJ White Chocolate.

SUNDAY, OCT. 21

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.

Bennu’s Birds workshop performance with Rory Stitt, 3 p.m. Northern Light United Church. Workshop performance will allow singers, instrumentalists, and audience to give opinions that will help shape the final version of this new opera, commissioned by Opera to Go. Details: www.operatogo.net

International Dance Evening, 6-8 p.m., Alaska Club Downtown. An evening of folk dancing, every Sunday. Everyone welcome, no partner required, no charge. Free. Details: 364-2334.

Juneau Cabaret, 7 p.m., JACC. Cabaret singing by local signers. Pay as you can.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24

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.

Focus Creative Writing Group, 6-8 p.m., downtown public library in the small conference room. Detaisl: Burn, burnclair@gci.net or 463-6944

MOVIES

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

20TH CENTURY TWIN

“Paranormal Activity 4” (R) — Synopsis: It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.

“Sinister” (R) Synopsis: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

GLACIER CINEMAS

“Alex Cross” (PG-13) — Synopsis: A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled serial killer who specializes in torture and pain.

“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.

“Taken 2” (PG-13) — Synopsis: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

“Pitch Perfect” (PG-13) — Synopsis: Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.

“Argo” (R) — Synopsis: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA ‘exfiltration’ specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

 

GOLD TOWN

For complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com.

“Robert and Frank” — 7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Synopsis: Synopsis: Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone.

“Southeast Alaska in Film Week” —“Timber Tramps,” 7 p.m. Thursday; “Flying Saucer,” 9 p.m. Friday; “Road to Utopia” 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. All shows are $7.

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