This Week briefs

Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2003

Rock the Casbah at the Silverbow

JUNEAU - The Silverbow is sponsoring a Middle Eastern meal and belly dance performance at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at The Back Room.

The cost is $24. The menu will include fresh-baked pita, hummus, dolmas and olives for a starter; spicy yogurt chicken, couscous and roasted vegetables as a main course; and tahini cookies, ice cream and chai tea for dessert. Belly dancers Ayala, Pilar, Zoya, Sahara, Phonecia, Rahil and Samia will "swirl amongst the diners and perform with candles, veils, and swords," according to organizers.

Call the Silverbow at 586-4146 to make reservations.

Mask class offered at the city museum

JUNEAU - The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is taking registration applications for a mask-making class with Roblin Gray-Davis. Students will use plaster strips, papier-maché, clay and paint to create theatrical masks that cover the upper half of the face. With the masks, students will be able to create their own characters.

"Character masks are the most enjoyable and versatile," said Gray-Davis. "You can be anyone you've ever wanted to be. Come meet your alter ego."

The class is open to students age 12 and older and will be held Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. from Feb. 8 to March 8. Space is limited and early registration is recommended. For details, call Jane Lindsey at 586-3572.

Museum looking for children's items

JUNEAU - The new Hands-On History Room for children will open Friday, Feb. 7, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

History Room coordinators are still looking for some items including wooden Lincoln Logs, vintage shoes and boots, vintage children's clothing, an old-fashioned shawl, Tlingit baskets that can be handled, Tlingit weaving samples, Tlingit necklaces and headbands, vintage children's toys and books, an old doll house, and vintage kitchen ware, tins and boxes.

To help, call Jane Lindsey and Ellen Carrlee at 586-3572.

Opera looking for props

JUNEAU - Opera to Go, a local opera company, is looking for items to borrow or buy for its upcoming performance of "Turn of the Screw." The wish list includes two armless wicker chairs with slipcovers, a small ottoman, a hobby horse or wooden stick horse, a medium-sized, turn-of-the-century-looking suitcase or travel bag, a small garden bench, a large white pillow, and a quilt with a red or blue duvet cover.

"Turn of the Screw" runs weekends Feb. 21 to Mar. 9. To help, call Joyce at 790-7478 days or 586-1936 evenings.

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