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Arts & Culture event calendar

Posted: December 27, 2012 - 1:02am

ART, EVENTS & MUSIC 


THURSDAY, DEC. 27

5th Annual Hit the JACC Putt, noon – 9 p.m., JACC. Miniature golf meets sculpture garden. Details: 586-2787.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 28

Organ concert, noon, State Office Building.

5th Annual Hit the JACC Putt, noon – 9 p.m., JACC. Miniature golf meets sculpture garden. Details: 586-2787.

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


SATURDAY, DEC. 29

5th Annual Hit the JACC Putt, noon – 9 p.m., JACC. Miniature golf meets sculpture garden. Details: 586-2787.

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

“Savories, Sweets & Songs,” 7 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church . Benefit for Elva Bontrager, who lost her home in the Gastineau Apartments fire. Music by Mike Truax, the Alaska String Band, Stuart Ely, and others. Bring a dessert or savory treat to share or auction; coffee and tea provided.

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 30

5th Annual Hit the JACC Putt, noon – 3 p.m., JACC. Miniature golf meets sculpture garden. Details: 586-2787.

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.

International Dance Evening, 6-8 p.m., Alaska Club Downtown. Everyone welcome, no partner required, no charge. Free. Details: 364-2334.

 

MONDAY, DEC. 31, NEW YEAR’S EVE

Traveler Quartet, 7-10 p.m., Zephyr restaturant.

23rd Annual New Year’s Eve Barn Dance, 7:30-11 p.m., St. Ann’s Parish Hall at 5th and Gold Streets downtown. Live music by “Happy to Be Here” and Odette Edgar will teach and callcontra and square dances. No experience or partners necessary. $8 for adults, $7 JIF and AFF members, $5 students and seniors, free for JV, SAGA, VISTA. Details: 463-3214,

Swing in the New Year, 9 p.m., JACC. Music from the Thunder Mountain Big Band and special guest vocalist Cassie Miller. Catered hors d’oeuvres, a no-host bar and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. $50. Details: www.jazzandclassics.org.

2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Block Party on the Wharf, 9 p.m., Wharf Mall. Live music from Deering and Down in the Ballroom and Filejerks in the Hangar. 21 and over event. $5, benefits KXLL. Details: www.facebook.com/events/135672369919553.

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 1, NEW YEAR’S DAY

2013 Polar Bear Dip, 1–2 p.m., Auke Village Recreations Area main shelter. 21st annual. Participants encouraged to wear sandals or shoes and bring a towel and clothing. Everyone is welcome. Details: Monika, 321-5543.

 

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2

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.

Halau Hula ‘o ‘Olili’ula classes, 6-8 p.m., dance studio at the Filipino Community Hall. 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.

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. Details: 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

“Django Unchained” (R) — Synopsis: With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

“This is 40” (R) Synopsis: A look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of Knocked Up.

 

GLACIER CINEMAS

“The Hobbit: An unexpected journey” (PG-13) — In 3D and 2D. Synopsis: A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug.

“Monsters Inc” (G) — In 3D and 2D. Synopsis: Monsters generate their city’s power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted.

“Parental Guidance” (PG) — Synopsis: Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids’ 21st-century behaviors collide with Artie and Diane’s old-school methods.

“Les Miserables” (PG-13) — Synopsis: In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever.

“Jack Reacher” (PG-13) — A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

 

GOLD TOWN NICKELODEON

For complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com.

“Chasing Ice” — Beginning Thursday, Dec. 27. Synopsis: Filmmaker Jeff Orlowski profiles National Geographic photographer James Balog as he endeavors to capture undeniable proof of climate change by launching the ambitious Extreme Ice Survey (EIS), a project that entails using time-lapse photography to document shifting ice glaciers. With the aid of his young assistants, Balog travels to three continents, placing 30 cameras in key positions to record vivid images of the majestic ice caps as they slowly melt away. In the process of capturing these incredible shots, Balog finds his skepticism fading, and experiences a brush with mortality that leaves him positively convinced that nature is currently experiencing a profound shift, the likes of which has never been witnessed by modern man.

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