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Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2005

Theater

Singer-actor: Rory Merritt Stitt plays a transsexual rock star in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."

"Hedwig and the Angry Inch," written by John Cameron Mitchell, with lyrics and music by Stephen Trask, presented by Perseverance Theatre, 9 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3 and 10; 9 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4 and 11; 9 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5 and 12. Midnight shows on Fridays-Saturdays, Jan. 28-29, Feb. 4-5 and 11-12. All-ages performances at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, and Sunday, Feb. 13. Minors must be accompanied to all other performances. Call 463-TIXS for more information, or visit http://www.perseverancetheatre.org.

Dancing

Thursday Night Contra Dance, 7:30-9:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Terry Miller Legislative Offices gymnasium (the Old Capital School gym). Use Sixth Street entrance. Live music with Juneau's Lis and Leif Saya dance band and dance caller Odette Foster. All dances taught. Beginners welcome. No partners necessary. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Call 463-3214.

Midwinter Shimmy Drum and Dance Workshop, African and Afro-Middle Eastern Dance and African Drumming, Friday, Jan. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 23, Dance workshop, $80; percussuion workshop, $40; both for $100. Call Call 586-3557 for more information or to register.

Concerts

J. Allan MacKinnon playing the Kimball Theatre Organ, noon on Friday, Jan. 21, at the State Office Building.

Songwriter's Showcase, with Sean Tracey, Riley Woodford and Buddy Tabor, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at The Friendly Planet, 200 Seward St. $5.

Events

"Islands Beneath the Sea: Seamounts in the Gulf of Alaska," with Dr. Tom Shirley, Mendenhall Glacier Fireside Series, 6:30 and 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Free.

"Bad Beginnings Blast," ghastly games, atrocious activities and nasty nibbles inspired by "Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events," 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Juneau Public Library, downtown. Free. Call Amelia at 586-5303.

Ursa Major String Ensemble, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, with pre-concert talk beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Northern Light United Church. $5 donation accepted.

"A Night in Shanghai," Red Cross Ball, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Centennial Hall. $45 advance tickets at Hearthside Books and Red Cross offices. Call 463-5713.

Exhibits

Solo shows by Anchorage photographer Matt Johnson and Anchorage quilter Susan Schapira, runs through Feb. 19; "Baby It's Cold Outside," the museum's collection of winter-related objects; Sydney Laurence paintings, selections from the museum's fine art collection, May-December 2004, Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St., open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. $5 for adults, youth under 18 free. For more information, call 465-2901.

"Collector's Series: Joel Orelove's Elvis Lives in Juneau and Mickey Mouse collections;" "Tlingit Regalia" and "Panoramic Photographs," noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Fourth and Main streets. Call 586-3572.

New work by Lori Stenberg and Melissa Goese-Goble, runs through January at the Juneau Arts and Humanties Council gallery, 206 N. Franklin Street, 586-ARTS.

John Hyde, new photography, Mendenhall Branch of True North Federal Credit Union, 2777 Postal Way. Call 523-9231.

Juneau Artists Gallery, assorted work by 25 local artists, featuring artist Robyn Marriott. Senate Building, 175 S. Franklin St., Suite 111. Shows 9 a.m.-9 p.m., daily.

Jessica Rehfield, new work, runs through December at the Friendly Planet Loft, 200 Seward Street, 586-2471.

Mandolins by Michael Dulac, work by Frances Davis, and Devita Writer, shows through January, at Little City Gallery, 171 Shattuck Way, 586-4048.

Night life

Hiphop with DJ Astronomar, Mondays; Trivia night, 8-10:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Open mike Thursdays; Moses Kane, blues rock with an attitude, 9 p.m.-close, Friday-Saturday, Jan. 21-22, at the Alaskan.

Open mike Wednesdays with Patrice, 9 p.m.-closing; Splinter Pickers, every Thursday; at the Imperial.

NBA Season Pass, every day; NFL Sunday Ticket, 9 a.m. Sundays; Monday Night Football, 5 p.m. Mondays; Karaoke with Malia, Mondays, 9 p.m.-closing; DJ Dan-O-Mite, 9:30 p.m.-closing, Thursdays-Saturdays; Karaoke with Kendra & K-Rob, 9 p.m.-closing, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays; Free Pool Sundays and 8-Ball Tournament at 4:30 p.m. Sundays, at Marlintini's.

NBA Season Pass, daily; NFL Sunday Ticket, 9 a.m. Sundays; Monday Night Football, 5 p.m. Mondays; classical guitar with John Unzicker in the Velvet Room, 6-9 p.m., every Tuesday-Sunday, at Doc Water's.

Tom Locher, smooth piano music, 6-9 p.m. Fridays, at the Goldbelt Hotel, with vocalist Julie Cozzi on Jan. 14 and 28, Chinook's. Details: 586-6900.

Troy Hull, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays, at the Sandbar.

Local music on "Wet Wednesdays," The Rock 'n' Roll Machine's Jam Night, 9:30 p.m., at Squires Rest in Auke Bay. Details: 789-7829.

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 8:30 p.m.-closing, Wednesdays, at the Rendezvous.



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