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Arts & Culture Calendar

Posted: Thursday, February 04, 2010

THURSDAY

Yoga class, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Taproot Yoga, 2211 Dunn St. Drop-in, $15. Four-week session, $50. Details: Christin, 523-9848.

Beginning wheel throwing class with Sarah Arntson, 2-5 p.m., The Canvas. Six-week class held Thursdays Jan. 7-Feb. 11. $210. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

First Thursday Reviewers' Circle, 7-8 p.m., downtown library. Book club for adults and young adults who love to read. Come prepared to talk about a book or audiobook. Details: Carol, 586-0434.

Abstract figure painting class with Jackie Manning, 6-9 p.m., The Canvas. Four-week class held Thursdays Feb. 4-25. $125. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Science for Alaska lecture series: "Raising the Dead: Hibernating animals give scientists clues to help victims of cardiac arrest" by Kelly Drew, 7 p.m., Centennial Hall, Hickel Room. Details: Jenn, 907-474-5082.

FRIDAY

Fireside Lectures: "Canada's Hudson Bay Polar Bears," 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. With Leah Magowan. Free. Details: 789-0097 or www.mendenhallglacier.net.

SATURDAY

Saori weaving class with Sarah Newsham, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Canvas. Four-week class held Saturdays Feb. 6-27. $112. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

"Hand Building with Clay" class with Joyce Payne, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Canvas. Six-week class held Saturdays Feb. 6-March 13. $210. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Kids marimba class with Annie Geselle and Michael Bucy, 11 a.m.-noon, The Canvas. Five-week class held Saturdays Jan. 9-Feb. 6. $60. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Community Arts Celebration, 1-6 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School commons. Free. "Make and Take Home" art projects, artist demonstrations, SmART candy bars and baked good for sale. Sponsored by Arts for Kids. Details: Suzanne, 789-4950.

Beginning wheel-throwing class with Joyce Payne, 2-5 p.m., The Canvas. Six-week class held Saturdays Feb. 6-March 13. $210. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

"Fold for Fun" origami program with artist Brooke Daly, 3 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library.

Spaghetti feed and auction fundraiser, 5-8 p.m., Moose Lodge. For Thunder Mountain High School and Juneau-Douglas High School robotics teams. $10 adults, $8 students, $5 ages 3-12. Details: Carol, 780-1988 or carol_may@jsd.k12.ak.us.

Beer/wine tasting social and charity auction, 6 p.m., TK McGuire's, Prospector Hotel. Dress is cocktail. $28. Funds raised will go to local charities and student scholarships. Attendees may also take advantage of a $25 room rate for Feb. 6 at the Prospector. Sponsored by the Juneau Coast Guard Military Family Association. Details: Rebecca, 209-9613 or rebeccafrench@hotmail.com.

SUNDAY

Valentine card-making and movie for kids, 2 p.m., Douglas library.

"Mugs and Pitchers" wheel throwing class with Joyce Payne, 2-5 p.m., The Canvas. Six-week class held Sundays Feb. 7-March 14. $210. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Kids drawing class with Matt Butler, 2:30-4 p.m., The Canvas. $15 per class, attend one or all four, held Tuesdays Feb. 7-28. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Adult marimba class with Annie Geselle, Tasha Walen and Michael Bucy, 6:30-8 p.m., The Canvas. Five-week class held Sundays Feb. 7-March 7. $75. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

MONDAY

Beginning wheel throwing class with Thomas Weise, 2-5 p.m., The Canvas. Six-week class held Mondays Jan. 4-Feb. 8. $210. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

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.

Open rehearsals for improvisational theater, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Juneau Arts & Culture Center. No fees. No pressure.

TUESDAY

Planetarium show, 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday, Marie Drake Planetarium. Free. Make the stars shine. Everyone welcome. Details: mariedrakeplanetarium.com or 586-1517, after 6 p.m.

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.

Virtual vacation: "Another Look at China's Minority Nationalities" with Nick Coti, noon, KTOO Studio, 360 Egan Drive. Details: Jeff, 463-6425.

MUSIC & DANCING

THURSDAY

Cuban-style salsa class, 6-7 p.m. beginning, 7:15-8:30 p.m. intermediate, The Canvas, 223 Seward St. $10 adults, $6 students. Details: 907-988-7378.

FRIDAY

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

Afro-Cuban dance workout class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Pavitt Health & Fitness. No partners needed. $10 nonmembers, $5 members. Details: 907-988-7378.

Beginning tango lesson with Portland instructors Rebecca Smith and Eric Lindgren, 7 p.m., Filipino Community Hall. With milonga social dance to follow at 8 p.m. Bring a snack to share. Details: Grace, graciegorman@hotmail.com.

Live jazz, 7-10 p.m., Baranof Hotel, Gold Room. Tom Locher, piano, and Sammi Baker, vocals. Details: 586-2660.

Live jazz, 7-10 p.m., Zephyr Restaurant. Wayne Norlund, sax, and Steve Wilde, guitar. Details: 780-2221.

SATURDAY

Next Saturday Dixieland Band practice, 1:30 p.m., at the Big Blue Music Studio, West Eighth Street, downtown. For adults who like to play, rather than count measures of rest. Flex your fingers, strengthen your embouchure and have some fun. Performances are not on the agenda. Details: Larry, 586-3689.

Hot Salsa, Cool Ballroom fundraiser for Juneau Montessori School, 5:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Silent auction, 5:30 p.m.-midnight. Salsa Borealis and Thunder Mountain Big Band, 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Tickets at Hearthside Books or from Montessori parents. Dinner and dance: $45, $25 students and seniors. Dance: Adults $17.50, $20 at the door, students and seniors $12.50, $15 at the door. On-site childcare from 5:30 to 11 p.m. $10 per child, $5 per sibling. Detais: 364-3535.

Dan Hopson playing classical guitar, 7-9 p.m. every Saturday, Baranof Hotel, Gold Room. Details: 586-2660.

Gold Street Music concert, 7:30 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 740 W. 10th St. Irish tunes, topical blues, finger-picking guitar and intriguing songs by Celtic musicians Lis and Leif Saya and Greg McLaughlin, bluesman Pat Henry, guitarist and singer Stewart Ely, vocalist Glenn Hoskinson and songwriter Tony Tengs. $5 at the door. Details: Ed, 723-9004.

Costa's Construction Company, 8-midnight, Island Pub in Douglas.

"Singin' in the Rain" performance by jazz pianist Barney McClure, 8 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Tickets $15 general, available at JAHC, Hearthside Books and at www.jazzandclassics.org. Details: 586-2787 or jazzandclassics.org.

SUNDAY

Intermediate tango lesson with Portland instructors Rebecca Smith and Eric Lindgren, 1:30 p.m., Filipino Community Hall. Details: Grace, graciegorman@hotmail.com.

Beginning tango lesson with Portland instructors Rebecca Smith and Eric Lindgren, 3 p.m., Filipino Community Hall. Details: Grace, graciegorman@hotmail.com.

Final tango practica with Portland instructors Rebecca Smith and Eric Lindgren, 4:15 p.m., Filipino Community Hall. Details: Grace, graciegorman@hotmail.com.

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.

Dan Hopson playing classical guitar, 6-8 p.m. every Sunday, Baranof Hotel, Gold Room. Details: 586-2660.

MONDAY

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

CENTENNIAL HALL

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, 7 p.m. Thursday, Centennial Hall. Sponsored by National Geographic, The North Face and UAS Student Government. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $10 per night for UAS students, $15 per night for general public, discount for both nights. Tickets available at Hearthside Books and the UAS cashier.

20TH CENTURY TWIN

"Edge of Darkness" (R) - Daily, 7:10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday late, 9:40 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday matinees, 1:40, 4:20 p.m. Synopsis: As homicide detective Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.

"From Paris with Love" (R) - Daily, 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday late, 9:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday matinees, 1:50, 4:10 p.m. Synopsis: A personal aide to U.S. Ambassador in France, James Reece (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) has an enviable life in Paris and a beautiful French girlfriend, but his real passion is his side job as a low-level operative for the CIA. All James wants is to become a bona fide agent and see some real action. So when he's offered his first senior-level assignment, he can't believe his good luck until he meets his new partner, special agent Charlie Wax (John Travolta).

GLACIER CINEMAS

"Avatar" (PG-13) - Daily, 7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday matinees, 3:20 p.m. Synopsis: A band of humans are pitted in a battle against a distant planet's indigenous population.

"Dear John" (PG-13) - Daily, 7:20 p.m.; Friday-Saturday late, 9:50 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday matinees, 2, 4:30 p.m. Synopsis: A romantic drama about a soldier (Channing Tatum) who falls for a conservative college student (Amanda Seyfried) while he's home on leave.

"Invictus" (PG-13) - Daily, 7:10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday late, 10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday matinees, 1:30, 4:20 p.m. Synopsis: Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman), in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

"The Tooth Fairy" (PG) - Daily, 6:50 p.m.; Friday-Saturday late, 9:10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday matinees, 1:50, 4:10 p.m. Synopsis: A bad deed on the part of a tough minor-league hockey player (Dwayne Johnson) results in an unusual sentence: He must serve one week as a real-life tooth fairy.

"When in Rome" (PG-13) - Daily, 7:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday late, 9:40 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday matinees, 1:40, 4 p.m. Synopsis: Beth (Kristen Bell) is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love. However, on a whirlwind trip to Rome, she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love and is then aggressively pursued by a band of suitors.

GOLD TOWN NICKELODEON

"An Education" (PG-13) - 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, at 171 Shattuck Way. 9 p.m. shows are 21 and older. Admission is free, but shows fill up fast so pick up a ticket to reserve your seat. Details: 586-2875.

Synopsis: A suburban London teen finds her traditional education replaced by something slightly more sinister when an older, more worldly suitor sweeps her off of her feet while placing her future in jeopardy. London, 1961: 16-year-old Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is smart, attractive, and eager to start her adult life. She's grown tired of the familiar adolescent routine, so when urbane newcomer David (Peter Sarsgaard) appears in town, Jenny senses a rare opportunity to shake things up a bit. Quickly falling under David's spell, the impressionable Jenny begins accompanying her newfound beau to classical concerts, art auctions, crowded pubs, and dinners that stretch into the small hours of the night. But Jenny is brighter than most kids her age, and her parents always dreamt of getting their exceptional daughter into Oxford. These days it seems like she's headed in a different direction -- will David ultimately be her undoing, or the person who helps her finally realize her true potential?

SILVERBOW INN & BAKERY

"The Red Shoes" (NR) - 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 9 and 10, at 120 Second St. Free. Details: 586-4146. Synopsis: Fledgling ballerina Victoria (Moira Shearer) falls in love with composer Julian (Marius Goring) while they collaborate on a ballet that makes her a star. But overbearing company owner Boris, jealous of their love, fires Julian and forbids Vicoria from dancing. They eventually wed, and Julian's career takes off, but Victoria longs for an opportunity to dance.

AT THE BAR

THURSDAY

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

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.

Thumpin' Thursday: Hip-hop music with DJ DangeRuss, 9 p.m.-close, Marlintini's Lounge. Open mic for all MCs starting at 11 p.m. Details: 789-0799.

Sit In with the Band, 9:30 p.m. every Thursday, Rendezvous. The band: Jason Caputo, guitar; Dale McFarlin, drums; Jeff Geotz, bass; and Caleb Wylie, guitar. Bring your instrument and an amplifier of you need one. The band will have a mic for acoustic instrumentalists and singers. Sign up for a slot. Details: 523-8984 or caputo737@gmail.com.

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

FRIDAY

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

Dinner and drinks with live DJ set, atmospheric sounds, 7-9 p.m. every Friday, Jaded. Details: 586-1551.

Dinner and drinks with live DJ set, urban contemporary beats, 9 p.m.-close every Friday, Jaded. Details: 586-1551.

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

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.

USC fights, 6 p.m. Henry's. Details: 796-3765.

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

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

SUNDAY

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

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, game time, Henry's. Details: 796-3765.

TUESDAY

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

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, 6:30 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.

KARAOKE

THURSDAY

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 9 p.m., Sandbar. Details: 789-3411.

Karaoke with Mike, 9 p.m., Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

Karaoke, 10 p.m., Viking Lounge and Pull Tabs. Details: 586-2159.

FRIDAY

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 9 p.m., Eagles Lodge, on Jordan Avenue behind the Nugget Mall.

Superstar karaoke with "LZ" and Mike G., 10 p.m., Rendezvous. Details: 586-1270.

Karaoke, 10 p.m., Viking Lounge and Pull Tabs. Details: 586-2159.

SATURDAY

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 9 p.m.-close, G.W. Teal. Details: 789-0501.

Karaoke, 10 p.m., Viking Lounge and Pull Tabs. Details: 586-2159.

"Superstar Karaoke on Demand" with "Juneau Idol" L.Z., 10 p.m.-close, Rendezvous. Details: 586-1270.

SUNDAY

Karaoke with Malia, 9 p.m., Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

MONDAY

Karaoke with Malia, 9 p.m.-close, Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

TUESDAY

Karaoke with Malia, 9 p.m.-close, Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

WEDNESDAY

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 9 p.m., Sandbar. Details: 789-3411.

"Superstar Karaoke on Demand" with "Juneau Idol" L.Z., 9 p.m.-close, Rendezvous. Details: 586-1270.

EXHIBITS

Alaska State Museum: Earth, Fire and Fibre XXVII and solo shows by Bill Brody and Annette Bellamy, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday at 395 Whittier St.

The Canvas: "Miniatures" by Magil Pratt, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, at 223 Seward St. Also, the gallery will be hosting a studio sale at the same time. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Homespun Mercantile: Exhibit of greeting cards by local artist Sue Clover, 4-7 p.m. Friday, at 9121 Glacier Highway, Suite 5, across from Friends of the Library.

Juneau-Douglas City Museum: 12x12 community exhibit, and "MouthPower" hands-on exhibit from the Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, at 155 S. Seward St. Shows through April 24. Details: 586-3572.

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Gallery: "Through the Looking Glass: Impressions of Reflections" photography exhibit by Joe McCabe, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, at Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Details: 586-2787.

Juneau Artists Gallery: Mosaics by Christine McQuitty, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday at 175 S. Franklin St.

The Plant People: "Hidden Work: A show of recycled art with wire, wood, wax and wingnuts," by Rachael Juzeler, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday at 224 Seward St.

Silverbow Back Room: "Out of the Rain: A Snapshot of Homelessness" 5-7 p.m. Friday, at 120 Second St.

Zephyr: "A Klondike Tale," by Avery Veliz, books and prints, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, at 200 Seward St.



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