Posted: Thursday, February 17, 2005

'Hedwig' held over, to play Anchorage

JUNEAU -Perseverance Thea-tre's presentation of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" will be held over this weekend due to demand.

The play will run at 9 p.m. and midnight Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18 and 19, then conclude with an all-ages, alcohol-free performance at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20.

Friday and Saturday's performances are restricted to those 21 and over, unless accompanied by a guardian.

"Hedwig" will continue to Mad Myrna's, a downtown Anchorage nightclub, the following weekend. The show will play at 8 and 11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 24-26. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling Myrna's at (907) 276-9762.

Ruby Room announces March theme

JUNEAU -The Ruby Room, the new gallery in the Lucid Reverie space, behind Heritage Coffee in the Emporium Mall on South Franklin Street, is seeking pieces of art that have to do with "Addiction" for its March display.

Interested artists should contact Sarah at 586-3440 or The next First Friday opening is on March 4.

Tim Tingle to share Choctaw lore

JUNEAU - Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle will visit the downtown Juneau Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, to share the lore of the Choctaw Nation and his stories.

Tingle plays the flute and accompanies himself with rattle and drums. He compliments his stories with vocal chants and hymns.

The program is sponsored by Alaska Reads, a project organized by the Alaska Sisters in crime, a group of Alaska women mystery writers. It's also sponsored by the Juneau Public Libraries.

KTOO preparing for Dog & Cat Show

JUNEAU -KTOO is still seeking artwork for its upcoming Dog & Cat Show in March.

The exhibition is open to all artists, but is limited to work ready-to-hang, with a maximum size of 20-inches-by-30-inches, or free-standing, if a pedestal is provided.

All art must arrive at KTOO during business hours between Feb. 28 and March 2, unless other arrangements are made. An opening night First Friday celebration is planned for Friday, March 4, at KTOO.

For more information, please call Jeff Brown at 463-6425.

Armstrong, Hermans to chat at Glacier Center

JUNEAU - Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans will lead "Southeast Alaska's Natural World," a discussion on various creatures and unusual aspects of nature in Southeast Alaska, during the weekly Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Fireside Chat, 6:30 and 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at the glacier center,

Armstrong and Hermans will present a variety of natural history information, findings by researchers in the Juneau area and Armstrong's recollections of wildlife encounters. They will also talk about the process of publishing their recent book, "Southeast Alaska's Natural World."

Juneau Writers to meet Saturday in Valley

JUNEAU -The Juneau Writers will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at 8452 Kimberly St. in the Mendenhall Valley.

Author Nick Jans will discuss the craft of professional writing and lead an open discussion on getting published, writing query letters and more.

He will read from his upcoming book, "The Grizzly Maze," as well as some of his other books.

For more information, call Barbara at 790-3038.

'Suburbia' to screen at Nickelodeon

JUNEAU - The Sierra Club will present the Canadian documentary "The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream" at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, as the fourth installment in its free movie series.

"Suburbia" explores the future of suburban living, tying it into the projected shortages of cheap oil. The film looks into the Peak Oil & Gas theory (, which predicts that world oil production will peak, and start to decline, in the year 2010.

"We are in a state now where those in power in much of the world are either in willful denial or simply constitute a modern day Flat Earth Society," according to a review in a recent issue of Vitality Magazine.

The film includes interviews with James Howard Kunstler, author of "The Geography of Nowhere" and "Home from Nowhere."

"Suburbia is the greatest misallocation of resources in the history of the world," he says in the film.

The Post Carbon Institute (, a nonprofit, Portland-based organization that explores what the world might look like without hydrocarbons, has been promoting the film with screenings across the country.

For more about the movie, visit

Black awareness group to host dinner Sunday

JUNEAU - The Black Awareness Association will host a dinner and evening of entertainment at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Tlingit & Haida Community Council building on Hospital Drive.

The night includes soul food, nonalcoholic drinks, storytelling, drama, singing, dancing, a live band and door prizes.

The event is semi-formal and formal and is $15 per adult, $10 per student with school identification. Children 4 and under are free.

Tickets are on sale at Hearthside Books, Northern Echoes Bible Shoppe or from any Black Awareness Association member. Proceeds to toward educational scholarships and other cultural events.

Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. The menu includes: barbecue ribs, barbecue chicken, fried chicken, baked chicken, collard greens, green breans, cornbread, blackeyed peas, red beans and rice, potato salad, candied yams, homemade mac n' cheese, sweet potato pie and pound cake.

Floyd Dryden to host 24-hour String-A-Thon

JUNEAU - Orchestra students from Juneau-Douglas High School and Floyd Dryden Middle School will play string selections from 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Floyd Dryden gymnasium to raise money to support both schools' string programs.

The public can attend the 2005 String-A-Thon from 4-11 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The school will be locked at 11 p.m. Friday and the playing will continue through the night.

Students are collecting pledges from the community. Funds will be used to buy new instruments, repair old ones and support future field trips.

For more information, contact orchestra teacher Julia Bastuscheck at 463-1850.

Freiwald to perform Saturday at UAS

JUNEAU - Zack Freiwald will present an acoustic performance of original Americana and roots music at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the University of Alaska Southeast Center.

The benefit is for UAS students and the Student Activities Center program. Admission is free to students and $5 to the general public.

For more about Freiwald, visit or contact

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