What’s Happening the week of April 4-10

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Partners in Healing, April 5, 5:15 p.m., Gold Town Theater. This film discusses the partnership between western medicine and other healing modalities to promote a holistic approach to healing. This film was produced in Alaska by independent filmmaker Mary Katzke. Suggested donation $5-10 at the door.

 

Felted Flora and Fauna, Wednesday, April 4, 6- 8:30 p.m., Color Wheel Arts. 12 years old to adults. $48, call 209-7173 to register.

KTOO Board of Directors, Thursday, April 5, 5-6 p.m., KTOO Conference Room. The KTOO board meets on the first Thursday of every month except August and December. Meetings are open to the public and members are welcome to attend.

Cyrano de Bergerac, until April 15. For show times and dates, visit ptalaska.org.

Clink!, Friday, April 6, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Sample 46 wines from Specialty Imports, with hors d’oeuvres and live music. $30 per person or $50 per pair. Reserved table seats are available for $5 more. Visit https://jahc.org/box-office/ to buy tickets.

UA Fish Day at Lena Point, Saturday, April 7, 17101 Point Lena Loop Rd. A morning of activity-based science exploration. All ages welcome. Touch tanks, science games, microscope discovery and more. Formore info contact Anne Beaudreau at abeaudreau@alaska.edu.

JDHS Dance Team Kids Clinic, Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Juneau Douglas High School. For $30 you learn a dance, spend several hours with this fun team, leave with a certificate and t-shirt, get to perform for family and friends at the end of the day and have a chance to be selected to perform in Showtime 2018. Bring your registration form and payment to the clinic on April 7. For more info: www.jdhsdance.com, or Kayla Price (907)723-0317.

Relief Printing, Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m.- noon, Color Wheel Arts. Teens to adults, $85. Call 209-7173 to register.

Juneau Garden Club monthly meeting, April 7, 3-5 p.m., Douglas Library. Monthly gathering of garden enthusiasts; a little business, gardening talk, snacks and an informative program. This months program: Tool sharpening with long time gardeners Sylvia Geraghty and Ed Buyarski.

50th Anniversary of Senator Ted Kennedy’s Speech to the Alaska Democratic Convention, Saturday, April 7, 2-3:30 p.m., Alaska State Museum. The Alaska State Library Historical Collections will host a 50th anniversary screening of rare video footage of Senator Ted Kennedy speaking to the 1968 Alaska Democratic Convention about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The video screening will be followed by a discussion with UAS Associate Professor of History, Dr. David Noon. Dr. Noon will speak about the historical events that made 1968 such a tumultuous year. Free to the public. For more info: Damon Stuebner, 907-465-256, damon.stuebner@alaska.gov.

Drawing Group at the Canvas, Saturday, April 7, 4:45- 8 p.m., Canvas Community Art Studio. This is a three-hour drawing group every other Saturday. Cost $20. Set up at 4:45 p.m.. Doors close at 5 p.m. No late arrivals. For more info: canvasarts.org.

Juneau’s Got Talent 2018, Saturday, April 7, 7-9 p.m., JACC. General admission $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets at juneaudance.org, JACC, Hearthside Books, and at the door. Finalist compete for cash prizes. Judges’ and audience’s votes determine the winner. Two votes included when ticket purchased in advance ($1=1 vote) . Proceeds support Juneau Dance Theatre programs and community outreach.

FreeQuency- Spoken Word Poetry, Saturday, April 7, 7:30- 9 p.m., UAS Rec Center. Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa is a 26 year old Kenyan, immigrant, queer womyn speaker and performer. She was a 2017 TEDWomen speaker and was ranked third at the 2015 Individual World Poetry Slam. A local, Juneau poet will be opening for FreeQuency (TBA). This event is free and open to the community. More info: https://www.facebook.com/UASSAB/ or the Student Activities Office at 907-796-6306, uas.sab@alaska.edu.

Juneau Symphony Spring Concert, Saturday, April 7, 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 8, 3 p.m., JDHS Auditorium. Concert Conversation with Troy Quinn begins one hour prior to each concert. Tickets are $19-$35 (prices increase $3 at the door). Limited pay-as-you-can seats available for each concert at the door. Available at the JACC, Hearthside Books, juneausymphony.org, and at the door.

Improv- First Saturday, Saturday, April 7, 9-11 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon. Live improv sponsored by the Alaska State Improv Festival. Doors open at 9 p.m. Show begins at 9:15 p.m. $10 at the door.

Gigi’s Drag Brunch, Sunday, April 8, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., V’s Cellar Door. $35 includes delicious brunch buffet and fabulous drag show. Tickets at https://gigisdragbrunch.bpt.me.

Empty Bowl-A-Thon, Sunday, April 8, 4-6 p.m., The Canvas. Free open studio time to join us for a chance to contribute to the Glory Hole’s Fundraiser. Our goal is 250 bowls. Open to the community.

Folk Festival, April 9 - 15. For more information and the schedule of performers, visit http://akfolkfest.org/.

Book Conversation: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, Tuesday, April 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., JACC. Artist, advocate for artists and editor of the “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life” series Sharon Louden with Hrag Vartanian, artist, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic, and curator and arts worker Matthew Deleget travel across Alaska to talk about living and sustaining a creative life in town-hall forums. Join us for lively exchanges followed by a book signing for “The Artist as Culture Producer,” the platform for these conversations.

Around Southeast

Haines- Foghorn String Band, Friday, April 6, 7-9 p.m., Chilkat Theater. Sponsored by the Haines Art Council.

Haines- HARK 1st Annual Spay-ghetti Fundraiser, Saturday, April 7, 5-7:30 p.m., Chilkat Theater. A fundraiser for HARK’s Spay/Neuter Assistance Program. Spaghetti dinner (beer/wine available), music, silent auction, pet photo booth. Everyone welcome.

Ketchikan- “Juices” Gallery Opening, Friday, April 6, 5-7 p.m., Main Street Gallery. Exhibit up from April 7-27.

Petersburg- Foghorn String Band, Wednesday, April 4, 7-9 p.m., Wright Auditorium. Tickets at Lee’s Clothing.

Sitka- St. Lazaria Talk, Thursday, April 5, 7:30-9 p.m., University of Alaska. The Natural History seminar presents “The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge: St. Lazaria Island, A Little Piece to a Big Puzzle.” Refuge manager, Steve Delehanty, will discusses the refuge.

Sitka- Art Walk, Friday, April 6, 5-8 p.m. Greater Sitka Arts Council to hold its Spring Art Walk. Artist Cara Murray will be featured at Island Artists Gallery among other artists. Artisans from Fiber Friends will be featured at Old Harbor Books.

Sitka- Museum Activity, Saturday, April 7, 10-11 a.m., Sheldon Jackson Museum. Sheldon Jackson Museum invites youth age 6 to 10 and their families to a free activity to make Alutiiq style masks using paper. Registration for this last activity of the season can be completed by calling 747-8981.

Every Week

Sm’algyax Language Learner’s Group, Saturdays, 12 p.m., Edward K. Thomas Building conference room (9097 Glacier Highway). All who wish to speak Sm’algyax, the language of the Tsimshian people, are welcome.

Tlingit Language Learner’s Group, Mondays, 6-7 p.m., downtown Juneau public library, large conference room. Interested in learning the Tlingit language? This group, run by Tlingit language learners, is free and open to everyone in the community, regardless of language experience. Details at facebook.com/groups/234626046736815/.

Haida Language Learner’s Group, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-6 p.m., Edward K. Thomas Building (9097 Glacier Highway). Open to all interested in learning Haida.

Storytime, Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Juneau Public Library; Thursdays, 11 a.m., Douglas Public Library; Fridays, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library; and on Sundays, 5:30 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library, is Cuentacuentos Infantil, storytime in Spanish.

International Folk Dance, Sundays, 6 p.m., The Alaska Club (downtown). Recreational dance – first hour is instruction. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome.

MakerSpace, Mondays from 6-8 p.m., 1759 Anka Street. $5. Details: juneaumakerspace.org.

Weekly Old Time Music Jam, Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Alaska Hotel Bar balcony. All abilities welcome. Fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass, mando, uke, harmonica, etc. Free.

Open mic w/ Teri Tibbett or Matt Barnes, 9 p.m. Thursdays, Alaskan Hotel & Bar, 167 South Franklin St. 21+, free. Details: thealaskanhotel.com.

AbbyOke Karaoke, Thursday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill.

Karaoke, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m., Sandbar & Grill.

Organ concert, every Friday at noon T.J. Duffy or J. Allan MacKinnon will play a variety of music at the State Office Building.

Weekly Ukulele Jam, Sundays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., T.K. Maguires Lounge inside the Prospector Hotel. All ages and abilities welcome. Learn more at juneaujambusters.com.

Music on the Fly, Sunday, 7-8 p.m., Juneau International Airport.

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