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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2003

Theater

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," presented by Theatre in the Rough, at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday through March 8 at McPhetres Hall. Tickets $14 in advance at Hearthside Books, or $16 at the door.

"The Blizzard of Oslo," at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, March 1, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 4212 Mendenhall Loop Road.

Juneau actors will read the Greek play, "Aristophanes' Lysistrata: A Woman's Translation," part of worldwide anti-war Lysistrata Project at 8 p.m. Monday, March 3, at the Gold Town Nickelodeon.

Opera

"The Turn of the Screw," presented by Opera To Go! at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27; final show at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Juneau Elks Lodge. Thursday, all tickets $10. Saturday, tickets $15 in advance at Hearthside Books, or $18 at the door. Student, children and senior tickets $10 in advance, or $13 at the door. Details: 465-2156 or 586-4991.

Dance

Thursday Night Contra Dance, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Terry Miller Legislative Offices gymnasium. Features live music by Happy to Be There and dance calling by Jan Caulfield and Valerie DeLaune. 463-3214.

Third Annual Blue and Black Ball, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the ANB Hall. Features music by Thunder Mountain Big Band and DJs Andy and Juan. Cost includes dinner and dancing. Cash bar available. $15 single, $25 couple. Details: 790-2685.

Argentine tango dance, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the VFW Hall. The dance will include instruction and ballroom music, with Shane Wirtz serving as emcee. $7. Details: 364-2334 or botelho@gci.net.

Argentine tango workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28; 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Saturday, March 1; 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Sunday, March 2; at the Elks Lodge, 104 S. Franklin St. $60 for the entire workshop, or $10 per session. Details: 364-2334.

Events

Megan Whalen Turner book discussion, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Mendenhall Valley library. Visiting author's novels, "The Thief" and "The Queen of Attolia," will be discussed. Details: 586-0434.

"The Mining History of Juneau: 1895-1966," a slide show by Judge Tom Stewart, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, Cathedral Parish Hall, 430 5th St. Sponsored by the Southeast Alaska Land Trust. Details: 790-4402.

"Images and Stories of Backpacking the Lee Metcalf Wilderness," Michael Wilcox shares stories and images from three summers photographing the Lee Metcalf Wilderness near Yellowstone National Park, at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, free.

"Water World," Kids Day at the Glacier program, 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 1, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. For children ages 7-12, younger children welcome with adult supervision. Details: 789-0097.

Lecture by Velma Wallis, author of "Two Old Women" and "Raising Ourselves," 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall.

"Easter Island: A Far Corner of Polynesia," archaeologist Pat Bower speaks about his experience on Easter Island, 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

"An Archaeological Update: Caves, Rock Art, and Partnerships on Prince of Wales Island," archaeologist Terry Fifield speaks about archaeological investigations on Prince of Wales Island and a discussion about petroglyphs, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

"Archaeological Investigations in Prince William Sound: Palugvik, a National Register Landmark," by archaeologist Linda Finn Yarborough, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

"Rediscovering the Iditarod Trail," by archaeologist Tony Largaespada, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

"Ancient Fish Traps of Southeast Alaska," by archaeologist Mark McCallum, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

"A History of Totem Pole Park," by archaeologist Terry Fifield, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Exhibits

"Art and Eros," exhibition of sensual art by Kathleen Weist, Jim Fowler, Michael Hunter, Brad Ponack, Jim Hopkins, Mark Daughhetee, Ken DeRoux, Heidi Reifenstein, Sybil Davis, John Symons, Paul Gardinier and Jay Crondahl, at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council gallery, 206 N. Franklin St. Runs through Feb. 28.

Fourth Annual Juneau-Douglas High School Art Show, show opens at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

Nightlife

Silver Creek with Joe Page plays at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, March 1. Open mike Thursdays at The Alaskan Bar.

Open mike with The Mighty Underdogs Thursdays at the Imperial, no cover.

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

DJ Dan and Heavy E spin dance music Thursday-Saturday nights beginning at 9 p.m., karaoke at 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Marlintini's Lounge. No cover.

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

The Swingers play classic rock, 9 p.m. to closing Friday night at the Sandbar, no cover.



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