Arts calendar

A Mardi Gras benefit for Dan Hines, shown with his family, will be held Friday, March 7, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The event will include music, appetizers, a dessert and silent auction, and a cash bar, provided by the Hangar on the Wharf. Suggested donation is $10. Hines was recently diagnosed with brain cancer.

 

 

Events & Music

THURSDAY, MARCH 6

Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267.

Writer’s Showcase: Awakenings, 7-9 p.m., KTOO. Live readings of stories by Alaskan writers around the theme of Awakenings. performed by Perseverance Theatre actors. Pay-as-you-can.

Free preview: Theatre in the Rough’s “Rivals,” 7:30 p.m., McPhetres Hall. Details: www.theatreintherough.org.

Open mic night at the Alaskan, hosted by C. Scott Fry, 9 p.m.-close, Alaskan Hotel & Bar. Sign up for a slot beginning at 8:30 p.m. Details: 586-1000.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 7

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267.

Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. WIth T. J. Duffy.

First Friday Art Walk, 4:30-7:30 p.m., various locations downtown. See this week’s Arts section for details.

Teen Manga Club, 5 p.m., Zach Gordon Youth Center. Details: www.juneau.org/parkrec/youthcenter.

Fireside Lecture: Secret Lives of Crabs & Spot Prawns, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. With UAS Professor Sherry Tamone. Free.

Mardi Gras benefit for Dan Hines, 7 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Suggested donation $10. Music, appetizers, a dessert auction and silent auction to benefit the family of Dan Hines, who was diagnosed with and treated for brain cancer. Cash bar provided by Hangar on the Wharf. Details: 209-9884.

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

Alaska Youth Choir Concert, 7-8:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church.

Opera to Go’s “The Wharf: Unplugged,” 7 p.m., The Hangar Ballroom. Acoustic music by local performers. $5 at the door, 21+.

Theater performance: “Naked Darrow,” 7 p.m., Sun Room, 2nd floor at Juneau Urgent and Family Care building, 8505 Old Dairy Rd. Pay-what-you-wish and also donations accepted for the JUFC scholarship fund.

Opening night: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Details: http://www.perseverancetheatre.org.

Opening night: “Rivals,” 7:30 p.m., McPhetres Hall. Presented by Theatre in the Rough. Details: www.theatreintherough.org.

Theater performance: “Mother Jones in Heaven,” featuring Patricia Hull, 7:30 p.m., Silverbow Back Room. Tickets $22 /$18 in advance at the JACC or online at jahc.org, or $24/$20 at the door.

First Friday Rock & Blues Variety Show, 8 p.m., The Rendezvous Bar. Come listen, dance, & sing to the sounds of Adam Wood, Ay Caramba!, and The Tongass Tokers.

Ruth Moody in concert, 8 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. Tickets: $5-$24. Details: www.jahc.org.

Alaska Robotics News screeening, 9 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon. Alaska Robotics will host a screening of the first three episodes of their political satire news shorts covering the 2014 Alaska Legislative Session. Admission is $5.

Sit in With the Band, 9:30 p.m., Rendezvous. Every First Friday.

First Friday Blues Dance, featuring Devil’s Club, 10 p.m., UAS Rec Center. Free dance lesson with Ruth & Mike at 8:30 p.m. followed by dance party at 10 p.m.

Live music: DNR, 10 p.m., McGiveney’s, 9107 Mendenhall Mall Road. 21 and up.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 8

Coffee & Collections: Artist’s Talk with MK MacNaughton, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m., City Museum. Free.

Blues Dance Workshop, 12-5 p.m., The Hangar Ballroom. drop-in lessons with Ruth & Mike. Drop-in rate $15 each, $10 for students. Weekend pass also available. juneaufusion.salesvu.com.

Comic Drawing at Alaska Robotics, 3-5 p.m., Alaska Robotics Gallery. $10. Group comic-drawing exercises led by Inari Kylanen. Details: 523-0303 and alaskarobotics.com.

Bard-A-Thon kick off, 6 p.m., Downtown Public Library. Free community reading of the complete works of Shakespeare that runs 24 hours a day for eight days. www.juneau.org/library

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

Theater performance: “Naked Darrow,” 7 p.m., Sun Room, 2nd floor at Juneau Urgent and Family Care building, 8505 Old Dairy Rd. Pay-what-you-wish and also donations accepted for the JUFC scholarship fund.

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Details: http://www.perseverancetheatre.org.

Theatre in the Rough’s “Rivals,” 7:30 p.m., McPhetres Hall. Details: www.theatreintherough.org.

Theater performance: “Mother Jones in Heaven,” featuring Patricia Hull, 7:30 p.m.,Silverbow Back Room.

Blues Dance Party, 9 p.m., Hangar Ballroom. $5 cover, free for students. With DJs Ruth & Mike.

Live music: Chrome Forest, 10 p.m., McGiveney’s, 9107 Mendenhall Mall Road. 21 and up.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 9

Blues Dance Workshop, 12-5 p.m., The Hangar Ballroom. drop-in lessons with Ruth & Mike. Drop-in rate $15 each, $10 for students. Weekend pass also available. juneaufusion.salesvu.com.

Second Sunday Family Movie Afternoon, 3 p.m., Douglas Library.

Theater performance: “Mother Jones in Heaven,” featuring Patricia Hull, 3 p.m., KTOO, pay-as-you-can performance.

Sunday Music at the Rookery featuring Travis Crouteau, 7-9 p.m., The Rookery Cafe.

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Details: http://www.perseverancetheatre.org.

Blues Dance Party, 8 p.m., Alaskan Hotel & Bar.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 10

Burn Thompson Memorial Writing Group, 6 p.m., Downtown Public LIbrary.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 11

Poetry Out Loud Statewide Finals, 5-7 p.m., JACC. Free and open to the public.

Mudrooms: Wild Life, 7-9 p.m., Northern Light United Church. $7 cash at the door, profits go to Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12

“Write For Your Life” group, 10-11 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. Every Wed evening 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, Planetarium, climbing wall. Free. Details: 586-6623, www.awareak.org.

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 p.m., Alaska Robotics. Every Wednesday. Details: alaskarobotics.com.

Old Time String Band Jam at the Red Dog Saloon, 7-9 p.m., Red Dog Saloon. All abilities welcome. Every Wednesday. Details: 463-3214.

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

 

Movies

GOLD TOWN

For complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com.

“Inside Llewelyn Davis” — Thursday-Saturday, March 6-8. Synopsis The latest film from the Coen brothers focuses on a week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. With Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake.

“The Great Beauty” — Sunday, March 9. Synopsis: Oscar-Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

 

20TH CENTURY TWIN

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

“Non-Stop” (PG-13) — Synopsis: An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.

“Pompeii” (PG-13) — Synopsis: A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.

 

GLACIER CINEMAS

“300: Rise of An Empire” (R) — In 2D and 3D. Synopsis: Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

“Mr Peabody and Sherman” (PG) — In 2D and 3D. Synopsis: The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

“Son of God” (PG-13) — Synopsis: The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

“Ride Along” (PG-13) — Synopsis: Fast-talking security guard Ben joins his cop brother-in-law James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta in order to prove himself worthy of marrying Angela, James’ sister.

“The Lego Movie” (PG) —Synopsis: An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.

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