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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2003

Theater

"Working" plays at Perseverance Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 16. Final Sunday show at 2 p.m.; pay-as-you-can show 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. Tickets, $17-$22, at the door, Hearthside Books and www.perseverancetheatre.org.

"The Children's Story" plays at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Northern Light United Church. Tickets are $5 at the door. Details: J. Althea, 586-4933.

Juneau Underground Motion Picture Society Festival, locally produced videos and films, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, and Friday, Jan. 24, at The Back Room at the Silverbow, free.

Events

"In Search of the Blue Bear," local author Lynn Schooler shows slides of Alaska wildlife and shares stories from his book "The Blue Bear," 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, U.S. Forest Service Winter Fireside Series, free.

The Governor's Inaugural Celebration Family Event, 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Nugget Mall. Indoor parade with the Boy Scout Color Guard, Stroller White Bagpipes, Ati-atihan Filipino Drummers and Dancers, Juneau-Douglas High School Band and the All Nations' Children Native dancers, plus games, clowns, and a teen rock band. Details: 789-262.

The Governor's Inaugural Ball, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Centennial Hall, the Goldbelt Hotel and Merchants Wharf. Themed hors d'oeuvres, desserts, punch and no host bars at each venue. Festive dress. Thunder Mountain Big Band and The Air Force Band of the Pacific's Top Cover will play at Centennial Hall, Fleetstreet Jazz Band will play at the Goldbelt, and Anchorage's ThumbTax dance band will play at Merchants Wharf. Tickets, $35 for all three venues, at Hearthside Books. Details: 586-1790.

"Where the Pavement Ends" a book presentation by Erica Warmbrunn about a bicycle trip across Mongolia, China and Vietnam, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the downtown library.

"Juneau's Biggest Super Bowl Party," free buffet, giveaways and karaoke after the game, starts at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Marlintini's Lounge.

"Implications of a War in Iraq for Peaceful Resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," a Juneau World Affairs Council lecture with Judith Kolokoff, reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Dimond Courthouse.

Dance

Thursday Night Contra Dance, 7:30- 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Terry Miller Legislative Offices Gymnasium. Ruebens will play and Tom Paul will call. Bring clean soft-soled shoes. Beginners welcome, no partners necessary. Details: 463-3214.

Exhibits

Alaska painter Sydney Laurence, 15 paintings on exhibit including seven recently donated at the Alaska State Museum. State museum winter hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, $3 admission.

"Alaska Positive 2002," at the Alaska State Museum, 37 photographs by Alaska photographers.

"Rescued and Resuscitated," assemblages and collages by Carol Hilgemann at the Alaska State Museum.

"... is this not an urgent matter?" found-object installation by Don Mohr at the Alaska State Museum.

Nightlife

Deering and Down play blues/ rock fusion at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24 and 25, at The Alaskan Bar, no cover. Open mike Thursdays.

Karaoke with Ben Jackson, 9 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, and Lucky the one-man band plays at Henry's Food and Spirits in the Mendenhall Mall.

DJ Music Friday and Saturday nights, karaoke on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, no cover, at Marlintini's Lounge.

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, at the Rendezvous.

Troy Hull, solo singer and guitarist plays variety of styles, Wednesday-Sunday nights, 9 p.m. to closing, at the Sandbar, no cover.



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