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Posted: August 14, 2014 - 12:02am

EVENTS & MUSIC

THURSDAY, Aug. 14

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

Community Gaming Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Udder Culture.

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

Máire New Ballet Fundraiser, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center. A program and fundraiser for Máire New, the first Alaskan to train at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia. Appetizers, no-host bar, as well as silent and dessert auction. Details: Diana, 723-0235.

Live music: Devil’s Club, 9 p.m., Rendezvous. With Sammy Burrous.

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

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, Aug. 15

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

Organ concert, noon, State Office Building.

Food Truck Friday, 4-7 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center.With Juneau Symphony Ensemble and Cluttered Rooms.

Juneau Student Symphony Pops Concert, 7 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Admission: Pay-as-you-can. Details: juneausymphony.org/studentsymphony.

Summer Reading Program, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Juneau Public Libraries.

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

Live Jazz, 6-9 p.m., Coho’s Bar & Grill, Goldbelt Hotel. Tom Locher on piano. Details 586-6900.

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

“The Human Experience” film showing, 9-10 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon.

Live music: Devil’s Club, 9 p.m., Rendezvous. With Sammy Burrous.

Chrome Forest, 10 p.m., McGivneys.

 

SATURDAY, Aug. 16

Juneau Student Symphony Tour to Hoonah, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reserve space on the boat for $60. Details or to make reservations: 586-4676.

“The Human Experience” film showing, 2-3 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon. $5 at the door. Details: goldtownnick.com.

Pitchapolooza, 7 p.m. at the Downtown Library. Offers local writers a chance to pitch their book idea and win a chance to meet the Book Doctors. Video conferencing through the OWL conferencing project. Details: www.craigpubliclibrary.org/pitchapalooza.

Summer Shakedown, 7-11:30 p.m., Rockwell Ballroom.

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

Jazz Divas, 7 p.m., SALT restaurant. Jazz singing by Cameron Brockett, Julie Cozzi, Kari Groven, Ericka Lee and Taylor Vidic accompanied by Tom Locher on piano and Clay Good on drums. Reservations recommended. Details: 780-2221.

 

SUNDAY, Aug. 17

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

 

MONDAY, Aug. 18

Roustabout Circus performance, 3 p.m., Douglas Community Building Library/Fire Hall. Sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, the Douglas Fire District and the Douglas 4th of July Committee. Magic, music and circus featuring performers from Talkeekna. Details: carolr@juneau.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20

“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: 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.

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

Old Time String Band Jam at the Alaskan, 7-9 p.m., Alaska Hotel and Bar. All abilities welcome. Details: 463-3214.

 

MOVIES

GOLD TOWN

For complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com.

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” (R) ­— Synopsis: Recounts the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

“Mood Indigo” (Unrated) ­— When his beloved new bride falls ill after a water lily blossoms in her lung, a devoted husband dedicates his entire life to surrounding her with the fresh flowers that will keep her alive in this visually inventive romance from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry.

 

20TH CENTURY TWIN

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

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (PG-13) — 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.

“Into the Storm” (PG-13) — Synopsis: In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

“The Expednables 3” (PG-13) — Synopsis: Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.

 

GLACIER CINEMAS

“Let’s Be Cops” (R) ­— Synopsis: It’s the ultimate buddy cop movie except for one thing: they’re not cops. When two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party, they become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” (PG) ­— Synopsis: Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. When Hassan and his family, led by Papa, move to a quaint village in the South of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred by the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin—starred classical French eatery.

“The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (PG-13) — In 2D and 3D. Synopsis: The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

“Lucy” (R) — Synopsis: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” (PG-13) — In 2D and 3D. Synopsis: In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan.

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