Jazz & Classics, Goldtown plan Shimabukuro-inspired events prior to concert

In honor of Jake Shimabukuro’s visit to Juneau next week, Juneau Jazz & Classics has declared Monday, Feb. 11, “Get Your Hawaiian On” Day. Community members are encouraged to wear Hawaiian shirts all day, as well as to the concert that evening.

As a “pre-show” treat, on Thursday, Feb. 8, Gold Town Nicklelodeon will present, “A Life on Four Strings,” the hour-long documentary about Shimabukuro, recently seen at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival. Prior to the movie, local musicians will perform live music, and a ticket to the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council’s Wearable Art show ill be given away. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., music begins at 5:45 p.m., and the movie starts at 6 p.m.

Admission is pay as you can, with a suggested donation of $5, but seats are limited.

Shimabukuro, one of the world’s best-known ukulele musicians, performs Monday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the JDHS auditorium. Admission is $35 for general audiences, $30 for seniors, and $20 for students. Tickets are available at jazzandclassics.org, the JACC, and Hearthside Books. See this week’s Arts for more details.

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