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"Galaxy Quest" will be shown on 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the Marie Drake Planetarium.

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Author talk, noon, Alaska State Historical Library. Ross Cohen will discuss his book, “Owning the Ocean: Alaska Fishermen and the Japanese “Invasion” of Bristol Bay, 1937-1938.” Free and open to the public.

Tlingit Language Learners Group, 6 p.m., Downtown Library.

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.

Karaoke Night at McGivney’s, 9 p.m.- 12 a.m., McGivney’s Sports Bar and Grill.

FRIDAY, July 11

“The Empty Chair” Premiere, noon, 20th Century Theatre.

Science Friday: Robot Garage, 1-3 p.m., Valley Library. Free, ages 8-14.

Food Truck Friday, 4-7 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center.

SEAGLA Friday Social, 6-8 p.m., Rockwell.

Woosh Kinaadeiyí open mic and poetry slam, 6:30 p.m., covered shelter at Auke Rec. Details:, or email

Live jazz with Tom Locher, piano, 6-9 p.m., Rockwell. Details: 463-4340.

Marie Drake Planetarium’s Retro Science Movie Series, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Marie Drake. Details:

Live music: Deering and Down, 10 p.m., McGivney’s.


Game Day, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library.

The Empty Chair Dedication, 2-3 p.m., Capital School Park.

“The Empty Chair” showing, 7 p.m., Nickelodeon Theater.

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

DJ Danomite, 10 p.m., McGivney’s.

SUNDAY, July 13

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

Music on the Fly Concert Series, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Juneau Airport.

MONDAY, July 14

Lecture given by the Lapérouse Society, noon, Alaska State Historical Library. Free and open to the public.

Panel Discussion on Senate Bill 21, 5 p.m., Valley Library. Listen to four experts discuss reasons to sustain or repeal SB21 (Ballot Measure #1), “An Act Relating to the Oil and Gas Production Tax, Interest Rates on Overdue Taxes, and Tax Credit” which will be voted upon in the Primary Election. A Q&A will follow.

TUESDAY, July 15

Movies in Spanish Night, 5:30 p.m., Douglas Library. Featuring Marvel’s “The Avengers” in Spanish.


“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.

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:

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,

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,

Karaoke, 7:30 p.m., the Rendezvous. Every Wednesday.



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“Obvious Child” — Synopsis: For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time.


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

“Tammy” (R) — Synopsis: After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.

“Deliver Us from Evil” (R) — Synopsis: NY police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.


“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (PG-13) — In 2D and 3D. Synopsis: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

“Chef” (R) — Synopsis: A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

“22 Jump Street” (R) —Synopsis: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.

“How to Train your Dragon 2” (PG) — Synopsis: When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

“Transformers: Age of Extinction” (PG-13) — In 2D and 3D. Synopsis: An automobile mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down the Autobots and Decepticons - and a paranoid government official - on them.

“Earth to Echo” (PG) — Synopsis: After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.


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