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Arts & Culture Calendar

Posted: Friday, February 27, 2009

ART, EVENTS & PERFORMANCE

FRIDAY

Talk with author Dan O'Neill, 7:30 p.m., downtown library. About his award-winning book "A Land Gone Lonesome: An Inland Voyage Along the Yukon River." Details: 586-0434.

Home Show Wine Tasting, 4:30-8:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door. Sponsored by Southeast Furniture Warehouse Inc. Details: 463-5774.

Black History Month celebration: "Motown Karaoke Night," 6 p.m., Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Motown sound, soul food dinner, door prizes, auction, etc. Tickets $20 adults, $10 students (with ID), free for children 4 years old and younger, available at Hearthside Books. Sponsored by the Black Awareness Association. Details: 957-0630 or 957-2424.

"Underneath the Lintel" performance, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre Second Stage. Written by Glen Berger, directed by Annie Stokes, featuring Ben Brown. Pay-as-you-can. Details: 364-2421.

SATURDAY

Home Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Centennial Hall. Tickets $5 admission. Children under 12 free. With presentations by former Juneau resident Thad Mills, of Trading Spaces. Details: 463-5774.

Coffee & Collections Series: "The Douglas Island Gun: Alaskan History Hiding in Plain Sight" with Mark Whitman, 10:30 a.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Coffee provided by Heritage Coffee Co. Details: 586-3572.

"Girls Rock Science!" Winter Day, 1-4 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Free. Hands-on activities for ages 7-14. Celebrate winter with the girls and women of our community. Details, Jess, 586-1710 or tagsc5@gci.net.

Discovery Southeast 20th Anniversary Celebration, 4-5:30 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. With winter hike from 2 to 4 p.m. with Richard Carstensen. Details: 463-1500 or www.discoverysoutheast.org.

"Underneath the Lintel" performance, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre Second Stage. Written by Glen Berger, directed by Annie Stokes, featuring Ben Brown. Pay-as-you-can. Details: 364-2421.

SUNDAY

Home Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Centennial Hall. Tickets $5 admission. Children under 12 free. With presentations by former Juneau resident Thad Mills, of Trading Spaces. Details: 463-5774.

"Abstracts from Nature" workshop with Kathy Hocker, 1-4:30 p.m., The Canvas. Create abstract paintings based on natural forms. Work with photos and still life. $45. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

"Underneath the Lintel" performance, 2 p.m., Perseverance Theatre Second Stage. Written by Glen Berger, directed by Annie Stokes, featuring Ben Brown. Pay-as-you-can. Details: 364-2421.

"Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Throwing" class with Joyce Payne, 2-5 p.m., The Canvas. First of five-week class held Sundays, March 1-29. Cost is $175 for all five. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

"Studies in Oil: Next Steps" class with Magil Pratt, 3:30-6:30 p.m., The Canvas. First of six-week class held Sundays, March 1-April 5. Cost is $150 for all six. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

MONDAY

"Introduction to Wheel Throwing" class with Thomas Weise, 6-9 p.m., The Canvas. First of six-week class held Mondays, March 2-April 5. Cost is $210 for all six. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

"Beginning Jewelry Making" class with Rowan Law, 6:15-9 p.m., The Canvas. First of four-week class held Mondays, March 2-23. Cost is $150 for all four. Projects include silver ring, pair of silver earrings and a simple pendant. 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.

TUESDAY

Tuesday live drawing session, 7-9 p.m., Ruby Room, in the Emporium Mall behind Heritage Coffee. Details: 586-3440.

Planetarium show, 6 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. Make the stars shine. Free. Details: 586-1517 or mariedrakeplanetarium.org.

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.

Jewelry studio, 6:15-9 p.m., The Canvas. An opportunity to work independently under guidance of an advanced artist. For intermediate and advanced students. Drop in one session or attend all four. $15 per session. Bring your own supplies. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

THURSDAY

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.

MUSIC & DANCING

FRIDAY

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

Bachata/Son dance instruction with Antonio Diaz, 6:30-8 p.m., Juneau Dance Unlimited. Details: Gail, 463-5327 or www.juneaudance.com.

SATURDAY

Adult hula class for beginners, 3-4 p.m. Saturdays, Halau Hula 'o 'Olili'ula Dance Studio, 5750 Glacier Highway, E1. This class concentrates on the fundamentals of hula basic steps, movement, posture, chanting and body strengthening. Space limited. Bring water bottle. Wear comfortable gym clothes. Details: Leimomi, 723-2708 or www.halauhulaooliliula.org.

Keiki hula (children's) class, 4-5 p.m., Halau Hula 'o 'Olili'ula Dance Studio, 5750 Glacier Highway, E1. Space limited. Bring water bottle. Basic hula class for children. Details: Leimomi, 723-2708 or www.halauhulaooliliula.org.

Juneau Pride Chorus concert, 7:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Celebrating women's bodies and women's strength through song and dance. Tickets $15 adults, $12 youth and seniors available at the door. Details: Christina, 463-3442.

SUNDAY

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.

MONDAY

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

MOVIES

20TH CENTURY TWIN

"Defiance" (R) - Daily, 7:15 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:30, 4:20 p.m. Synopsis: Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants.

"Taken" (PG-13) - Daily, 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2, 4:10 p.m. Synopsis: Bryan (Liam Neeson) has taken early retirement from the CIA in order to live closer to his teenage daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace). When Kim announces that she's taking a trip to Paris with her friend Amanda (Katie Cassidy), Bryan is apprehensive about her traveling on her own. His worst fear is soon realized, as Kim and Amanda are abducted upon their arrival in France.

GLACIER CINEMAS

"Frost/Nixon" (R) - Daily, 7:20 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2, 4:40 p.m. Synopsis: 400 million people were waiting for the truth.

"He's Just Not That Into You" (PG-13) - Daily, 7:10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:50 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:50, 4:30 p.m. Synopsis: The Baltimore-set movie of interconnecting story arcs tells the stories of a group of 20- and 30-somethings as they navigate their various relationships from the shallow end of the dating pool through the deep, murky waters of married life.

"Revolutionary Road" (R) - Daily, 7:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10:10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:40, 4 p.m. Synopsis: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.

"Slumdog Millionaire" (R) - Daily, 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:30, 4:20 p.m. Synopsis: A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.

"New in Town" (PG) - Daily, 7:40 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:40 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2:10, 4:10 p.m. Synopsis: A high-powered consultant in love with her upscale Miami lifestyle is sent to a middle-of-nowhere town in Minnesota to oversee the restructuring of a blue collar manufacturing plant. After enduring a frosty reception from the locals, icy roads and freezing weather, she warms up to the small town's charm and eventually finds herself being accepted by the community.

GOLD TOWN NICKELODEON

"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" (PG-13) - Friday-Saturday, 7 and 9:15 p.m., Sunday, 4 and 7 p.m., at 171 Shattuck Way. $9 adults, $7 students and seniors, $5 children under 12. Synopsis: A fictional story that offers a unique perspective on how prejudice, hatred and violence affect innocent people, particularly children, during wartime.

Next week: "Waltz With Nashir" (R) - Thursday, 7 p.m.

JUNEAU ARTS & CULTURE CENTER

"Eating Alaska" - 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall; 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Synopsis: Directed and produced by Ellen Frankenstein and a co-production with KTOO-TV, the film is about a vegetarian who moves to Alaska and marries a commercial fisherman and hunter. The filmmaker heads off with women hunting, communes with the Alaska Vegetarian Society, talks moose meat with teens in a home economic class in the Arctic and trolls for wild salmon. Pay-as-you-can at the door. Details: Amanda, 586-6942.

SILVERBOW INN & BAKERY

"Frontrunners" (NR) - 8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 120 Second St. Free. Synopsis: As the notoriously competitive student body elections at New York's Stuyvesant High School draws near, the campaign becomes a microcosm for the nation at large. Race, gender and appearance all vie for attention with the real issues, and heated rivalries ensue.

AT THE BAR

FRIDAY

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

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

Sumo Wrestling Fridays, 9 p.m., Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

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

Show Us Your Beads Party, 10 p.m., Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. With DJ Dan-O-Mite. Best "beads" wins cash. Details: 789-0799.

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

SATURDAY

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

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

Latin Night with DJ Alejandro, 9 p.m.-close, Jaded. Details: 586-1551.

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

SUNDAY

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

NFL Sundays, 9 a.m., Marlintini's Lounge. All NFL games available on satellite. Details: 789-0799.

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 Party, 4 p.m., Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Free food and giveaways. Details: 789-0799.

TUESDAY

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

Texas Hold 'Em Poker, 6 p.m., Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

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 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.

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.

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

EXHIBITS

Alaska State Museum: 32nd biennial All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition, through March 21, at 395 Whittier St. Details: 465-2901.

Back Room at the Silverbow Inn: "Fishing for Red Gold" Bristol Bay-centered photography exhibit by Nick Hall, through February, at 120 Second St. Details: 586-4146.

The Canvas: "Introspect vs. Retrospect: A Life of Fiberworks" exhibit by fiber artist Leslie Vianne, through February, at 223 Seward St. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Downtown library: Exhibit by Juneau Empire photographers Brian Wallace and Michael Penn of their favorite pictures from 2008, through February, 292 Marine Way. Details: 586-5249.

Franklin Gallery: Solo exhibit by Alan Munro, through April, at the Baranof Hotel.

Juneau Artists Gallery: Exhibit of stained glass kaleidoscopes by Jackie and Keith Garnick, of Lighthouse Glass, through February, at 175 South Franklin St., in the Senate Building. Details: 586-9891.

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council gallery: "Formed: A Quartet of Glass Studios" works by Tasha Walen and Lincoln Farabee from Basement Studios, Heidi Johnson from Raven's Eye Studio, Scott Feldmann from Blasted Dimensions and Nell McConahey from Spiral Studios, through February, at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. Details: www.jahc.org or 586-2787.

Juneau-Douglas City Museum: "12X12" community art installation exhibit, through Feb. 28, at 155 S. Seward St. Details: 586-3572.

KTOO: Juneau Unitarian Universalist exhibit of folk art from Weya, Zimbabwe, including "With These Fingers" film showing, at 155 S. Seward St. Details: 586-1670.

Valentine's Coffee House & Pizzeria: Paintings by Jim Fowler, "Alaska Plein Air Landscapes," through January, at 111 Seward St. Details: 463-5144.



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