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Arts & Culture event calendar

Posted: January 10, 2013 - 1:02am

ART, EVENTS & MUSIC 

FRIDAY, JAN. 11

Organ concert, noon, State Office Building.

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. Sign up at 7:45 p.m. for a place in the show. 

Fireside Lecture: Juneau’s Backyard: Bears, Whales and Wilderness, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Join photographer Mark Kelley as he explains why and when he decided to make Juneau his home. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. Details: 789-0097.

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

Opening night: “Betrayal”, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Written by Harold Pinter, directed by Bostin Christopher. Details: www.perseverancetheatre.org/shows/betrayal.html.

Forest Service Fireside Chat, 8-9:30 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Vistor Center.

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 12

Jinéit Art Academy Formline Workshop taught by X’unei Lance Twitchell, 12-5 p.m., UAS. Free. Registration required and space is limited. To register: Lorene.hanlon@sealaska.com or 586-9129.

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

“Betrayal”, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Written by Harold Pinter, directed by Bostin Christopher. Details: www.perseverancetheatre.org/shows/betrayal.html.

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 13

Jinéit Art Academy Formline Workshop taught by X’unei Lance Twitchell, 12-5 p.m., UAS. Free. Registration required and space is limited. To register: Lorene.hanlon@sealaska.com or 586-9129

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.

Global Lens film series: “Fat, Bald, Short Man’ (Columbia), 3 p.m., Downtown Library. Promoting cross-cultural understanding through film. Sundays at 3 p.m. through Feb 18. Free.

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

“Betrayal,” 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Pay as you can performance. Written by Harold Pinter, directed by Bostin Christopher. Details: www.perseverancetheatre.org/shows/betrayal.html.

 

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16

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

“A Haunted House” (R) — Synopsis: Malcolm and Keisha move into their dream home, but soon learn a demon also resides there. When Kisha becomes possessed, Malcolm - determined to keep his sex life on track - turns to a priest, a psychic, and a team of ghost-busters for help.

“Texas Chainsaw” (R) Synopsis: A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward.

 

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.

“Lincoln” (PG-13) — Synopsis: As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

“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.

“Ganster Squad” (R) — Synopsis: A chronicle of the LAPD’s fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s.

“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.

 

GOLD TOWN NICKELODEON

For complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com.

“Hitchcock” — Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 10-13. Synopsis: Director Sacha Gervasi adapts Stephen Rebello’s book “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho” to explore the relationship between the legendary British director (Anthony Hopkins) and his wife Alma Reville (Helen Mirren), who played a crucial behind-the-scenes role in the making of her husband’s terrifying 1960 classic “Psycho.” Scarlett Johansson co-stars as Janet Leigh and James D’Arcy portrays Anthony Perkins in a film also featuring Jessica Biel, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, and Ralph Macchio.

Back Country Film Fest — Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 15-16. Synopsis: This year’s Best of Backcountry goes to “Skiing the Void” by Sweetgrass Productions. The Sweetgrass crew contemplates the price of pushing it too far in the ninth installment of their “On The Road” series with Solitaire. This film has been coined one of the most elegant episodes, chronicling a badass group of ski mountaineers and their radical journey (a decade in the making). The Best Grassroots Film goes to “Alaska Wilderness Ski Classic” by Luc Mehl. This film documents an adventure race through the Brooks Range, Alaska. Conquering 200 miles in 4 days, this group of skiers travels from Galbraith Lake to Wiseman, capturing all the beauty along the way. The Best Environmental Film, “Stories of Trust” by International Trust Campaign. This film tells the story of Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, an 11-year-old boy from Boulder, Colo. Xiuhtezcatl is asking that our atmosphere be protected, because he loves playing in Colorado’s mountains, forests, lakes, and streams and fears that the resources he most enjoys will not be there for his generation if we continue emitting carbon at current rates.

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