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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2002

Concerts

Alaska Folk Festival, concerts 7-10:30 p.m. nightly through Sunday, April 14, also noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Centennial Hall, series of musicians performing 15-minute sets, free. Guest artists Frankie Gavin and Brian McGrath perform 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, and 9 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Childcare available 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday in the Egan Room.

Alaska Folk Festival family concert, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 13, Centennial Hall.

Alaska Folk Festival Songwriter's Showcase, 3-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, at the Backroom at the Silverbow.

"Madama Butterfly," Puccini's opera, three weekends, all shows at 7:30 p.m. April 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 Northern Light United Church, production by Juneau Lyric Opera and Opera to Go!, sung in English. Tickets $14, $12 students and seniors in advance at Hearthside books, $2 more at the door.

Events

Folk Festival Dances, 7 p.m. - midnight Thursday, April 11 and also April 12 and 13, National Guard Armory, new dance band each hour, contra dances with callers Thursday and Saturday, rock, cajun and boogie dance Friday, guest artists salsa dance band 8 p.m. Saturday, free. Alaska Folk Festival family dance, 1-2:30 p.m. Sheffield Ballroom, Centennial Hall.

Alaska Folk Festival Coffee and Jam session, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, April 12, St. Ann's Parish Hall at 5th and Gold Streets.

Alaska Folk Festival jam sessions, Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons at Paradise Bakery, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at Chinooks in the Goldbelt Hotel, Friday Night at the Silverbow Inn, Saturday Night at Fernando's Restaurant, all night any night at Pel Meni in the Merchant's Wharf Mall.

Exhibits

PEO Attic Art and Upscale Collectibles Sale, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 14, at the Macauley Salmon Hatchery/DIPAC. New, old, original art, prints and jewelry by a variety of local, national and international artists. Portion of proceeds benefits P.E.O. scholarships.

"Arctic," a collection of work by nature photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum, exhibit of 50 color prints at Alaska State Museum, through Sept. 2.

"All Alaska Juried Exhibition XXIX," biennial exhibit of paintings and art by artists statewide, at Alaska State Museum, through April.

State museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, $3 adults, 18 and younger free.

"Plein Rein Painters," exhibit by nine artists in various media, at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council gallery, show through April 30, regular gallery hours noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

"Pioneers and Neighbors: Portraits from the Permanent Collection," Juneau faces from the past 100 years, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum; and "Landmarks of Light: Preserving Alaska's Lighthouses," exhibit at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, through September. City museum hours noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, free admission.

Workshops

Alaska Folk Festival workshops, variety of dance and music and instrument oriented workshops and demonstrations, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, Centennial Hall. Percussion and some dance workshops are in the National Guard Armory.

Nightlife

Panhandle Crabgarass Revival Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday only, April 13; Open mike, 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 10, 11 and 12, at the Alaskan Bar, no cover.

DJ dance music, 9:30 p.m.-closing Fridays and Saturdays at Marlintini's Lounge, no cover; karaoke Sunday-Wednesday nights.

Karaoke, 10 p.m. Thursdays at Henry's in the Mendenhall Center, no cover.

Cambalache, Seattle Salsa band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Friday, April 12, and Raindogs, Juneau rock band, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Hangar on the Wharf, no cover.

The Swingers, Juneau band plays classic rock, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays at The Rendezvous, karaoke 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Mudflaps, Juneau Blues band , 9:30 p.m. Friday at Squire's Rest, Channel Lights, Petersburg Blues band, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, no cover. Live music with Squire's Rest House Band, 9:30 p.m. - 12:30 Wednesdays at Squire's Rest.

Kenny Knapp, solo singer and guitarist plays variety of styles, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, at the Sandbar. No cover.



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