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Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2004

Theater

"Dinner With Friends," an independent production of Donald Margulies' 2000 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Jan. 31 at McPhetres Hall. Tickets $14 at Hearthside Books, $16 at the door and $10 for students and seniors.

"Macbeth," Perseverance Theatre presents Shakespeare's words with Tlingit traditions and a cast of 14 Alaska Native actors, at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. All shows at the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium. Tickets at Hearthside Books, at the door, online at www.perseverancetheatre.org, or by calling the theater's box office at 364-2421, ext. 35.

"Morally Improv-erished," an evening of improvisational comedy and games, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Hangar Ballroom. $5 at the door.

Exhibits

"Collecting Alaska: Recent Acquisitions," runs through April 17 at the Alaska State Museum.

"The Glory of Glaciers," at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, 586-3572.

Barbara Craver, pastels, Lisa Rickey, sculptures, runs through Jan. 30, at Juneau Arts and Humanities Council gallery, 206 N. Franklin St., 586-ARTS.

Juneau Artists Gallery, assorted work by 25 local artists, featuring Alaska Marine Highway engineer Gary Smith and textile designer Cara Rodgveller in January, Senate Building, 175 S. Franklin St., Suite 111. Shows daily.

Jim Fowler, new landscapes, Valentine's Coffee House, 111 Seward St., 463-5144.

"Commercial Fishing," new paintings by Charity Green, shows through January at Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Fourth and Main. Winter admission is free; museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Call 586-3572.

Leah Sturgis, new works, shows through January at Rock Paper Scissors, 245 Marine Way No. 11, 586-3110.

Abe Wylie, new works, shows through January at the Empire Gallery. Call 723-1557 for appointments.

Dances

Salsa classes with Antonio Diaz and Heather Haugland, intermediate classes on Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m., beginning classes Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m. Juneau Dance Unlimited, corner of Fourth and Seward streets. Call 586-5825.

Thursday Night Contra Dance, 7:30-9:45 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Terry Miller Legislative Offices gym. Live music with Juneau's "Grateful Celtics" and dance caller Odette Foster. All dances taught, beginners welcome, and no partners are necessary. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Details: 463-3214.

Events

Robbie Burns Night, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Centennial Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $22.50 for adults, $12.50 for children 12 and under. Tickets available at Hearthside Books. Door prices are $2.50 more. Children two and under are free.

FLY Dance Company, community dance class from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Juneau Dance Unlimited studio in the Scottish Rite Temple, 206 Fourth St. Performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium. Call 586-ARTS for more information.

Fireside Chats: "Damsels and Dragons: Alaska's beautiful aerial insectivores," 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Second show at 8 p.m. Details: 789-0097.

KTOO 30th Anniversary Celebration, 4-6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23, KTOO Studios, 360 Egan Drive. A variety of historic FM and TV programs will be featured throughout the building. Refreshments will be served. Details: 463-6472.

Gastineau Human Services Corp. Art Exhibition and Sale, 5:30-7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23, Friendly Planet Trading Co., on the corner of Second and Seward. Twelve artist residents are working with wood, paint, pencil, and copper. Works such as paintings, Native paddles, traditional wood boxes, and other items will be available for purchase. The artists will be present. Refreshments will be served. Details: Contact the GHS education coordinator at 780-3013.

Altered Book Making Class, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Saturdays, Jan. 24, and 31, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Using collage and mixed-media, learn how to take existing books and turn them into individual expressions of creativity with instructor Gretchen Barnes. Age restrictions apply, pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Details: 586-3572.

Fireside Chats: "Things That Fly in the Night: Bats, Owls and Flying Squirrels," 6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Second show at 8 p.m. Details: 789-0097.

Concerts

Organ concert on the Kimball Theatre Organ by J. Allan MacKinnon, noon, Friday, Jan. 23, at the State Office Building.

Night life

NBA Season Pass, all NBA games on satellite, daily; Karaoke with K-Rob, 9 p.m.-closing, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays; Chrome Forest, 9:30 p.m.-closing, Thursday, Jan. 22, Friday Jan. 23, and Saturday Jan. 24; Comedian John Bizarre, 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, $12, at Marlintini's.

Troy Hull, 8 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, at the Sandbar.

Bull riding, 9 p.m., Thursdays and Saturdays; Chrome Forest, 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23, at Henry's Food and Spirits in the Mendenhall Mall.

Local Music on "Wet Wednesdays"; The Rockn Roll Machine's Jam Night, 9:30 p.m., Saturdays, at Squires Rest in Auke Bay.

Open mike Thursdays with Patrice, 9 p.m.-close, at the Alaskan.

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

Dag Nabbit, 10 p.m.-closing, Friday, Jan. 23, and Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Imperial Saloon.



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