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Arts calendar

Posted: December 12, 2013 - 1:09am

THURSDAY, DEC. 12

Juneau Emblem Club No. 90 monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Mi Casa Restaurant. All are welcome.

KTOO’s Writers Showcase, 7 p.m., KTOO Studios. Live stories from Geoff Kirsch, Clint Farr and others. Program will be broadcast at a later date on 360 North statewide TV and KTOO-FM. Pay as you can.

“Icebound” documentary premier with director Danny Anker, 7 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon. Details: www.goldtownnick.com.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 13

Organ concert, noon, State Office Building.

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

Alaskapella in concert, 7:30-8:30 p.m., UAS Rec Center. Suggested donation: $5.

Susu and the Prophets, 10 p.m., McGivneys. No cover charge. Classic and contemporary rock and roll. With Shona Strauser, Mike Maas, Simon Taylor, Austin Osterhaut & Riley Woodford.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 14

Douglas Community United Methodist Women’s Annual Country Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Douglas Community United Methodist Church, 3rd and E Streets. Collectibles, arts & crafts, baked goods, kids activities, chili and corn bread, Details: 364-2408 or Beth, 209-3502.

Coffee & Collections: “The Settling of Mendenhall Valley with Jim Geraghty,’ 10:30 to 12 p.m., Juneau Douglas City Museum. Geraghty will share what he has learned about the people and events that shaped the settling of the Mendenhall Valley, pre-World War II. Free, with hot coffee and tea.

Visits with Santa, 12-4 p.m., Nugget Mall.

Local Brews, Local Books, 1-4 p.m., Alaskan Brewing Co. Depot. Local authors will sign books and samples of Alaskan Brewing Company's beer will be available for those 21 and over.

TAFY: “Lights, Camera, Action!” 2013 Winter Dance Showcase, 2 and 6 p.m., TMHS auditorium. Tickets $10 - 12 available at the JACC, Hearthside and online at jahc.org. 

Juneau Jumpers show: “The Night Before Christmas,” 7 p.m., Glacier Valley Elementary School Gym. Jumpers will be doing single rope, group, pairs, and double dutch jumping, as well as routines. Silent dessert auction. Bidding  begins prior to the show.

Holiday Barn Dance, 7:30-11 p.m., St. Ann’s Parish Hall, Fifth and Gold streets. With caller Susie Kendig and live music by Full Circle. No experience or partners necessary. Admission $8, $7 JIF and AFF members, $5 students and seniors and free for SAGA and JV. Details: 463-3214.

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

Alaska Youth Choir Holiday Concert, 7-8:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. $10 or $25 for families of 4 at the door.

Alaska String Band performance, 7:30 p.m., Island Pub. Catch the family band’s new Christmas music and see them before they leave on their 100week tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Dinosaur Johnson, 10 p.m., McGivneys. No cover charge. 

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 15

Weekly Ukulele Jam, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Rockwell. All ages & abilities welcome. Details: www.juneaujambusters.com.

Visits with Santa, 12-4 p.m., Nugget Mall.

 

MONDAY, DEC. 16

 Burn Thompson Writing Group, 6-8 p.m., Downtown Public Library. Details: Richard, 780-6204.

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18

Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

Hit the JACC Putt, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., JACC Main Hall.

Annie Kaill’s 1st Annual “Man Day,” 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Annie Kaill’s, Shoefly and the Triangle. Details: www.anniekaills.com

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: 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.

Drawing night at Alaska Robotics, 6-8 p.m., Alaska Robotics Gallery, 220 Front St. $5 to participate.

Winter Solstice Celebration, 6:30 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. John Kremers will tell about the astronomical and historical significance of the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year and the official start of Winter, through a powerpoint presentation and lecture. Preceded by “The Stars Tonight” on the Spitz star projector. Free, all ages.

Old Time Music Jam, 7-9 p.m., Red Dog Saloon in the balcony. Wednesdays through December.

Drag Queen Bingo, 7:30 p.m., the Rendezvous. Every Wednesday.

 

MOVIES

GOLD TOWN

For complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com.

“Icebound” premiere — Thurday, Saturday and Monday. Synopsis: In January 1925, more than 30 men, and at least 150 dogs, battled storms and life threatening cold weather, in a daring relay of antitoxin across the frozen wilderness to save the children of Nome, Alaska from a deadly outbreak of diphtheria. The story of the Serum Run is a legend, but beyond the legend, there is a tale that is far more complicated, filled with ironies, with tragedy, and with myth. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart and directed by Danny Anker, who will attend Thursday’s premiere.

“All is Lost” — Friday-Sunday, Dec. 13-15. Synopsis: In All is Lost, as he is deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Robert Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas.

On screen theater: “Richard II” — Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday. A recorded broadcast of a live Royal Shakespeare Company production on Nov. 13, presented at the Gold Town in conjunction with Perseverance Theatre. Directed by Gregory Doran, and starring David Tennant (Dr. Who). Read more about it in this weeks Arts.

 

20TH CENTURY TWIN

See www.juneaumovies.com or call 463-FLIX (3549) for the latest movie times.

“Out of the Furnace” (R) — Synopsis: When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement fails to follow through, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find jus

“The Best Man Holiday” (R) — Synopsis: When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.

 

GLACIER CINEMAS

“The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug” (PG-13) — In 2D and 3D. Synopsis: An affable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (PG-13) — Synopsis: Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

“Frozen” (PG) — In 2D and 3D. Synopsis: Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

“Homefront” (R) — Synopsis: A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.

“Thor: The Dark World” (PG-13) — Synopsis: Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

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