THURSDAY, OCT. 17
Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267.
Author talk with Susi and Jim Fowler, 5:30-7 p.m., Valley Library. The Fowlers have authored and illustrated of many books for children. All-ages.
Live music: Alien Ant Farm, 6-8 p.m., Centennial Hall. Opening act: Harrison B. Doors open at 6 p.m. All ages show. $20 in advance, $25 day of event, $15 w/UAS ID.
JWAC World Affairs Forum keynote speech, 7 p.m., Glacier View Room, UAS. With Canadian historian and author William Morrison, who will provide an overview of Canadian history. Free. Details: uas.alaska.edu/provost/docs/jwacforum.pdf.
Karaoke with Elle Z Rox, 8 p.m., McGivneys, 9107 Mendenhall Mall Road. Every Thursday.
FRIDAY, OCT. 18
JWAC World Affairs Forum presentations, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Glacier View Room and Egan Lecture Hall, UAS. Free. Details: uas.alaska.edu/provost/docs/jwacforum.pdf.
Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267.
Organ concert, noon, State Office Building.
Halloween Fun at the Mall, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Nugget Mall/ TMHS Haunted House, Boy Scouts Goblin Golf and Helping Hands Halloween Carnival.
Grand Poetry Slam, 6:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The event will celebrate the organization’s three years of monthly poetry slams and open mic events in the community. A potluck and after-party will follow. Hosted by Christy NaMee Eriksen and Dee Jay DeRego, with DJ Manu. Pay as you can, with a suggested donation of $5-10.
Evening at Egan: The Sinking of the Princess Sophia: a Canadian-American Disaster, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall, UAS. With Bill Morrison, co-author, “Sinking of the Princess Sophia: Taking the North Down with Her.”
Live music: The Sean McCole Trio, 10 p.m., McGivneys, 9107 Mendenhall Mall Road. No cover, 21 and up. Bluegrass.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19
Pet Fest Gastineau Humane Society, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., JACC. Celebrating 50 years of caring for animals. Leashed and licensed pets welcome. Details: ghspets.org or 789-0260.
Halloween Fun at the Mall, 12-4 p.m., Nugget Mall/ TMHS Haunted House, Boy Scouts Goblin Golf and Helping Hands Halloween Carnival.
“When You See Flukes” author event with Kathy Hocker, 1-3 p.m., Valley Library. Artist and illustrator Kathy Hocker will discuss her newest children’s book, “When You See Flukes.” Details: Andrea Hirsh, 586-0442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Readers theater: “The Real Story of the Sinking of the Sophia,” 2 p.m., Alaska State Museum. With Mary Lou Spartz. Free.
24 Hour Miracle performances, 8 p.m., Rockwell ‘s upstairs ballroom. $15. Presented by the Juneau Douglas Little Theater.
SUNDAY, OCT. 20
Weekly Ukulele Jam, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Rockwell. All ages & abilities welcome. Details: www.juneaujambusters.com.
Duplicate bridge, 1-4 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: David, 463-6174.
Poetry Omnibus Ice Cream Social & Celebration, 3 p.m.–4 p.m., Douglas Library. Reading of the poems, presentation of bus placards and ice cream courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
International Dance Evening, 6-8 p.m., Alaska Club Downtown. Everyone welcome, no partner required, no charge. Free. Details: 364-2334.
MONDAY, OCT. 21
Focus Creative Writing Group, 6-8 p.m., downtown public library in the small conference room. Details: Burn, email@example.com or 463-6944.
Wearable Art 2014 “Meet the Director and Designers” artists meeting, 6-7 p.m. JACC.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23
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: Diane, 463-6176.
“Write For Your Life” group, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Mendenhall Valley library. Share a journal, memoir, a letter or poetry. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.
Storytime, 11 a.m., downtown library. Details: 586-5267.
Halau Hula ‘o ‘Olili’ula classes, 6-8 p.m., dance studio at the Filipino Community Hall. With instructor Leimomi Martin. Details: firstname.lastname@example.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.
Drag Queen Bingo, 7:30 p.m., the Rendezvous. Every Wednesday.
“Astronaut Humor,” 7 p.m., UAS Egan wing 112. A visual phantasmagoria of astronaut facts, follies and the space they work in accompanied by a brief presentation of ‘The Stars Tonight’, Free and suitable for all ages, no food or drink allowed. Sponsored by Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium and co-sponsored by UAS. Details: mariedrakeplanetarium.com, 523-2844.
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“Good Ol’ Freda” — Friday-Sunday, Oct. 18-20. Synopsis: “Good Ol’ Freda” tells the story of Freda Kelly, a shy teenager asked to work for a young local band hoping to make it big: the Beatles. As the Beatles’ fame multiplies, Freda bears witness to music and cultural history. Their loyal secretary from beginning to end, Freda finally tells her tales for the first time in 50 years. This film is also the first movie to ever have rights to use original Beatles’ music.
“Big Ass Spider” — Friday, Oct. 18. A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampage the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.
“Blood Brother” —Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21 and 22. Blood Brother is the story of a group of children infected with HIV and Rocky Braat, a disenchanted young American that met them while drifting through India. They were left on the doorstep of a slum orphanage by their families: he had bounced between parents and jobs his whole life. He wanted to adopt them all, but in reality, he couldn’t cure even one of them. He stayed and today he lives in a concrete hut a few hundred yards from the orphanage. Every day they teach him what some of us will never really learn: love is the only thing that makes life worth living. Meet director Steve Hoover via live video Skype on Monday Oct. 21 after the 7 p.m. screening.
“GMO OMG” — Wednesday, Oct. 23. Presented by Rainbow Foods. Who controls the future of your food? “GMO OMG” explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds.
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See www.juneaumovies.com or call 463-FLIX (3549) for the latest movie times.
“Machete Kills” (R) — Synopsis: The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.
“Carrie” (R) — A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
“Baggage Claim” (PG-13) — Synopsis: Pledging to keep herself from being the oldest and the only woman in her entire family never to wed, Montana embarks on a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile expedition to charm a potential suitor into becoming her fiancé.
“Escape Plan” (R) — Synopsis: When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world’s most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside.
“Gravity” (PG-13) — In 2D and 3D. A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (PG) — Synopsis: Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he’s forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.
“Captain Phillips” (PG-13) — Synopsis: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.