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Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2004

Theater

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

"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.

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

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.

Altered Book Making Class, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Saturday Jan. 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.

Storyteller Rico Rodriguez, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, Backroom at the Silverbow, free but donations accepted.

Juneau Pagans imbolic celebration, 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, 1315 Third Street, Douglas. Potluck, fun for family and friends. 790-2789.

Bill Kozlowski Groundhoug's Day Memorial Festival, 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, at the Alaskan . Sponsored by friends of Bill Kozlowski, includes groundhog-themed games. Bring a flashlight.

Science for Alaska Lecture Series: "The Aurora: Earth's Luminous Signature" by Geophysical Institute Director Roger Smith, 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 2, at Centennial Hall.

Fireside Chats: "Three Alaskan in the French Countryside," 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 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. 30, at the State Office Building.

Juneau Symphony Orchestra, featuring Strauss's "Concerto for Horn," Rota's "Concerto for Bassoon," Shostakovich's "Concerto for Piano," and Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2," 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium. Concert conversation precedes the show at 7. Tickets available at Hearthside Books and online at www.juneau.com/symphony. Advanced ticket prices are $18 general admission, $13 for students and seniors and $10 for children. At the door, tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for students and seniors and $10 for children.

Night life

NBA Season Pass, all NBA games on satellite, daily; Karaoke with K-Rob, 9 p.m.-closing, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays; Comedian John Bizarre, 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, $12; Salsa night, Friday, Jan. 30, 9-11:30 p.m., no cover; DJ Dan-O-Mite and Heavy E, 12 a.m.-closing, Friday, Jan. 30, and Saturday, Jan. 31; Super Bowl XXXVIII Party, 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, free food, at Marlintini's.

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

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 8:30 p.m.-closing, Mondays and Thursdays; Chrome Forest, 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, 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.

Latin dance night, Tuesdays, 8:30-11 p.m., Imperial.

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



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