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ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR

Posted: Friday, January 16, 2009

ART, EVENTS & PERFORMANCE

FRIDAY

Alaskan Brewing Co. Barley Wine Tasting, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Alaskan Brewing Co., 5429 Shaune Drive. To provide locals with an opportunity to sample six vintages of the company's award-winning Barley Wine Ale. Must be 21 or older. Details: Nancy, 780-5866.

"I Remember Martin Luther King Jr." musical play performance by Auke Bay Elementary School fourth-graders, two showings at 12:15 and 1:15 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Pay-as-you-can. Donations appreciated. Details: Ann Boochever, 463-1775.

Brenda Krauss spaghetti dinner, auction and dance benefit, 6 p.m., Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. $20 adults, $10 children 12 and under. To help fund medical bills for Krauss' breast cancer treatment. Dinner is 6:30-8 p.m., with silent, live and dessert auctions during and after dinner. Featuring live music by Thunder Mountain Big Band, 8-10 p.m. Details: Cindy, 789-3259, Chiska, 723-0875 or Rita, 789-4836.

Fireside talk: "Beavers by the Mendenhall" with Bob Armstrong and Mary Willson, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Learn how many beavers live in the area, how they communicate and play, what they eat, how they build their lodges and dams, and more. Details: Laurie, 789-6635.

"Wittenberg" production, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Details: 463-8497.

SATURDAY

Avalanche awareness and training seminar, 9 a.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Free. Open to the public. First session, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., is on avalanche awareness. Second session, 1:30-5:30 p.m., is hands-on rescue training held outdoors and limited to 16 people. Details: Mike, 523-8900 or aas07@mac.com.

Coffee & Collections Series: "Recent Acquisitions '06-'08: What Does it Mean to be in This Place?" with Curator of Collections Addison Field, 10:30 a.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Details: 586-3572.

Alaskan Brewing Co. Barley Wine Tasting, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Alaskan Brewing Co., 5429 Shaune Drive. To provide locals with an opportunity to sample six vintages of the company's award-winning Barley Wine Ale. Must be 21 or older. Details: Nancy, 780-5866.

"Chill with the Family" winter science exploration event, 1-3 p.m., Alaska State Museum. Scientists, artists and volunteers will conduct activities and snow-related crafts for the whole family. Free. Sponsored by Juneau Economic Development Council's Springboard. Details: Lisa, 465-2901.

Teen Gaming Night, 6-9 p.m., downtown library. With computer and board games. Details: Carol, 586-0434.

Community Schools movie night, 7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium. Rated PG-13. Donations accepted at the door. Details: 780-2073 or 780-2074.

"Wittenberg" production, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Details: 463-8497.

MONDAY

"When Dreams Become Reality" Martin Luther King Day celebration, 2 p.m., Juneau Christian Center. With keynote speaker Kim Patterson, director of Student Support Services at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Sponsored by the Black Awareness Association. Details: Sherry, 957-0630.

Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m., every Monday, 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: Danielle, 463-5680 or 463-5690.

TUESDAY

Tuesday live drawing session, 7-9 p.m., Ruby Room, in the Emporium Mall behind Heritage Coffee. Details: 586-3440.

Planetarium show, 6 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. Make the stars shine. Free. Details: 586-1517 or mariedrakeplanetarium.org.

WEDNESDAY

"Write For Your Life" group, 11 a.m.-noon every Wednesday, Mendenhall Valley library. Share a journal, memoir, a letter or poetry. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.

KTOO slideshow: "Rome, Umbria, Liguria coast (Cinque Terre)" by Paul Voelckers and Mary Pat Wyatt, noon, KTOO. Pack your own lunch. Details: Jeff, 463-6425.

"Wittenberg" UAS Night performance, 7:30 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast. Details: 364-2421.

THURSDAY

Press night open studio for wood and linoleum carvers, 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Canvas. Every third Thursday. Bring own supplies and use presses at The Canvas. $5. Details: 586-1750.

"Wittenberg" production, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Details: 463-8497.

MUSIC & DANCING

FRIDAY

Organ concert with J. Allan MacKinnon, noon, State Office Building.

Ballroom dance class, 7-8:30 p.m., Juneau Dance Unlimited. Eight-week class featuring the cha cha and the quick step. Drop-ins welcome: $15 single, $25 couple. Details: 463-5327.

SATURDAY

James Cotton, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Grammy-winning "Superharp" blues harmonica. In celebration of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council's 35th anniversary and the 50th Anniversary of Statehood. Details: 586-2787, www.jahc.org or info@jahc.org.

The Great Alaska Bluegrass Band, 9 p.m., Island Pub, Douglas. Details: 364-1595.

SUNDAY

Folk dancing, 6 p.m., downtown JRC The Alaska Club. Partners not required. Beginners welcome. No charge for instruction. Sponsored by Juneau International Folkdancers. Details: 364-2334.

MONDAY

Juneau Student Symphonies rehearsal, 6 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School Commons. Details: Rick, 586-1915.

MOVIES

ROCK DUMP

"The Sharp End" - 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23. $7 at the door.

20TH CENTURY TWIN

"Valkyrie" (PG-13) - Daily, 7:10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:50 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:45, 4:20 p.m.; Monday matinee, 4:20 p.m. Synopsis: Based on a the true story of cadre of Nazi officers who grew to oppose Hitler's murderous pursuits and made several attempts to kill him in the late stages of World War II, "Valkyrie" features a top-flight cast, with drama and suspense in equal measure.

"Gran Torino" (R) - Daily, 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2, 4:30 p.m.; Monday matinee, 4:30 p.m. Synopsis: Clint Eastwood tells the story of a grizzled Korean War vet's reluctant friendship with a Hmong teenage boy and his immigrant family. Set in contemporary Detroit, "Gran Torino" tackles the shifting cultural and economic landscape of not only the Motor City, but America as well.

GLACIER CINEMAS

"Bride Wars" (PG) - Daily, 7:10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:20 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:40, 4 p.m.; Monday matinee, 4 p.m. Synopsis: Anyone who has seen "Bridezillas" or known their own frantic fiancé understands that weddings can bring out the worst in people. This comedy stars Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson as two brides-to-be who become former friends and new rivals when they schedule their weddings on the same day.

"Doubt" (PG-13) - Daily, 7:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:50 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:50, 4:40 p.m.; Monday matinee, 4:40 p.m. Synopsis: John Patrick Shanley brings his Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play to the screen. It's 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A vibrant, charismatic priest, Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman), tries to upend the schools' strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Meryl Streep), the iron-gloved principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline.

"Hotel for Dogs" (PG) - Daily, 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2, 4:30 p.m.; Monday matinee, 4:30 p.m. Synopsis: In this family film, based on the novel by Lois Duncan, a pair of orphaned siblings (Roberts and Jake T. Austin) are forced to give up their beloved dog when they move into a foster home. But since they can't stand to live without him, they turn a closed hotel into a home for their dog - and any other strays they can find.

"Paul Blart: Mall Cop" (PG) - Daily, 7:20 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:30, 4:20 p.m.; Monday matinee, 4:20 p.m. Synopsis: As a mall security guard, Paul Blart (Kevin James) is devoted to keeping crime and mischief out of the New Jersey shopping center where he works, even if he isn't allowed to wear a gun. But Santa's helpers decide to be naughty, taking Paul's loved ones hostage, so he has to use all his training to save them.

"The Unborn" (PG-13) - Daily, 7:40 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:40 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2:10, 4:10 p.m.; Monday matinee, 4:10 p.m. Synopsis: Writer and director David Goyer gives a terrifying glimpse into the life of the undead in "The Unborn," a supernatural thriller that follows a young woman pulled into a world of nightmares when a demonic spirit haunts her and threatens everyone she loves.

GOLD TOWN NICKELODEON

"Happy Go Lucky" (R) - Friday-Saturday, 7 and 9:15 p.m.; Sunday, 4 and 7 p.m., at 171 Shattuck Way. $9 adults, $7 students and seniors, $5 children under 12. Details: 586-2875. Synopsis: A seriocomedy concerning an eternally optimistic 30-year-old teacher, Poppy, living and working in North London. One day, Poppy decides it's time to take driving lessons and enrolls in the Axle School of Motoring. Almost instantly, Poppy and her stressed-out instructor, Scott (Eddie Marsan), clash.

SILVERBOW INN & BAKERY

"Towelhead" (R) - 8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 120 Second St. Free. Synopsis: This coming-of-age tale follows the topsy-turvy life of Jasira (Summer Bishil), a 13-year-old Arab-American girl wrestling with the challenges of adolescence, bigotry and life with an overbearing father. Details: 586-4146.

AT THE BAR

FRIDAY

Buzztime Trivia, 9 a.m., Triangle Club. Details: 586-3140.

DJ dance music, hip-hop, 9 p.m. Fridays, Imperial Billiard & Bar, downtown. Details: 586-1960.

Roughhouse Friday Boxing, 9 p.m., Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Main event: Live "cage style" mixed martial arts fighting. Tickets at ANB Hall and Marlintini's. Details: 723-0915.

DJ Battle, hip-hop, 9 p.m.-close Fridays, Back Alley at the Viking. Details: 586-2159.

DJ Dan, 10 p.m.-close Fridays, Marlintini's Lounge. Details: 789-0799.

SATURDAY

Buzztime Trivia, 9 a.m., Triangle Club. Details: 586-3140.

DJ Battle, hip-hop, 9 p.m.-close, Back Alley at the Viking. Details: 586-2159.

The Great Alaska Bluegrass Band, 9 p.m., Island Pub, Douglas. Details: 364-1595.

Latin Night with DJ Alejandro, 9 p.m.-close, Jaded. Details: 586-1551.

DJ XTC, 10 p.m.-close, Marlintini's Lounge. Details: 789-0799.

SUNDAY

Buzztime Trivia, 9 a.m., Triangle Club. Details: 586-3140.

NFL Sundays, 9 a.m., Marlintini's Lounge. All NFL games available on satellite. Details: 789-0799.

Free Pool Sundays, 9 a.m.-close, Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

Texas Hold 'Em Poker, 4:30 p.m., Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

Movie Night, Rendezvous. Details: 586-1270.

MONDAY

Buzztime Trivia, 9 a.m., all day, every night, Triangle Club. Details: 586-3140.

Monday Night Football Party, 4 p.m., Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Free food and giveaways. Details: 789-0799.

TUESDAY

Buzztime Trivia, 9 a.m., Triangle Club. Details: 586-3140.

Texas Hold 'Em Poker, 6 p.m., Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

Tuesday Takeover with DJ Eva Darling, 9 p.m., Viking Lounge and Pull Tabs, Back Alley Bar. Details: 586-2159.

WEDNESDAY

Buzztime Trivia, 9 a.m., Triangle Club. Details: 586-3140.

Texas Hold 'Em Poker, 6 p.m., Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

Live Trivia, 8 p.m., Imperial Billiard & Bar, downtown. Details: 586-1960.

Wet Wednesdays Live Music, 9 p.m., Squires Rest. Details: 789-7829.

THURSDAY

Buzztime Trivia, 9 a.m., Triangle Club. Details: 586-3140.

World Tavern Poker, two sittings, 6-9 p.m. and 9 p.m.-midnight Thursdays, Henry's Food & Spirits. Details: 796-3765.

DJ dance music, hip-hop, 9 p.m., Imperial Billiard & Bar, downtown. Details: 586-1960.

Open mike, 9 p.m., Alaskan Hotel & Bar, downtown. Details: 586-1000.

DJ Battle, hip-hop, 9 p.m.-close, Back Alley at the Viking. Details: 586-2159.

Music with DJ Fez, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Imperial Saloon. Details: 586-1960.

EXHIBITS

Alaska State Museum: "Frizion" photography exhibit of ice crystals made with polarized light, by Dr. Peter Wasilewski; and solo exhibit of textile and collage artwork by Anchorage artist Katherin Coons, Friday and through Feb. 21, at 395 Whittier St. Details: 465-2901.

Back Room at the Silverbow Inn: Photography exhibit by Jason Soza, through January, at 120 Second St. Details: 586-4146.

The Canvas: Exhibit of collages by local artist Jean Rogers, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, through January, at 223 Seward St. Rogers also will demonstrate the art of collage during the Family Book Day at The Canvas at 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Juneau Artist Gallery: Batik painted silk scarves by Dianne Anderson, at Senate Building, 175 South Franklin St. Details: 523-0346.

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Gallery: "Leaf Paintings, Impressions of Light" photography exhibit by Barbara Kelly, at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Details: 586-2787.

Juneau-Douglas City Museum: "Recent Acquistions '06-08" exhibit, through January, at 155 S. Seward St. Details: 586-3572.

KTOO: Exhibit featuring the work of artists from Zimbabwe, through January, at 360 Egan Drive. Details: 586-1670.



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