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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2002

Theater-Opera

"Madama Butterfly," Puccini's opera, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, final weekend at 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.

"The Trojan Women," Theatre in the Rough production at McPhetres Hall, all shows 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, runs through May 11, pay-as-you-can May 1. Tickets $14 in advance at Hearthside Books, $16 at the door, $8 students and seniors, $6 for children.

"Lost in Kubla Kahn," pay-as-you-can preview 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25; opens Friday, April 26, at Perseverance Theatre, runs through May 19. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday, pay-as-you-can 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, Tickets $13-$22, depending on age and night of show.

"The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor," 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 25 and 26, Auke Bay fifth grade music and dance production, $4.

"Money," 10 p.m. Saturday, April 27 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, Perseverance Theatre, $7, first of three plays in Perseverance's Midnight Theatre Festival.

Dance

Ballroom Dancing, 7-9:30p.m., Friday, April 26, Elks Lodge, formal or semi-formal attire suggested but not required, $5, UAS ballroom dance class graduation dance class open to public, waltzes, foxtrots, rhumbas, swing and line dances.

Contra Dance with caller Tom Paul and music by Full Circle, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, Terry Miller Legislative Building gym. Partner and experience not needed, bring non-street shoes to dance in and pay as you can, $3 suggested. Dancers wear cool clothing, and often bring a water bottle.

Events

Comedian Tom Rhodes, with opening act Glenner, 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, Marlintini's Lounge, $12.

Jazz Night at the Silverbow, with FleetStreet and guests, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, The Back Room at the Silverbow, no cover.

Exhibits

"You Gotta Have Art," one-day group show with work by Juneau artists Tisket Seslar, Ellen Northup, Sara Goese, Michael Phelps and Melissa Goese-Goble, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in new hall at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 4212 Mendenhall Loop Road, 200 pieces including photography, blown glass, jewelry, oil paintings, pastels, watercolors and clay sculpture.

Art show opening reception for Rick Claire and Michael Hunter, 5-9 p.m., Friday, April 26, Rock Paper Scissors behind Paradise Lunch. Viewing from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, April 27. Details: Leah, 586-5701.

"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 other 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.

Photography exhibit by members of Alaska Photographic Arts Association, pieces by eight photographers, at the Big Picture gallery at Lyle's Home Furnishings, through April 30.

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

Workshops

Juneau-Douglas City Museum workshops, 6-9 p.m., "Tales of Old Juneau," Thursday, April 25, "Native Culture and Its Interpretation," Monday, April 29, "Exploring Tlingit Art," Tuesday, April 30. $26.25 for each. Call 586-3572 for details.

Nightlife

The Rev. Neil Down and Lahna Deering, from Skagway, backed by Juneau musicians, rock and blues, 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday and Saturday, Open mike, 8 p.m.-midnight every Thursday 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.

Northern Pacific, Juneau classic rock band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Henry's in the Mendenhall Center, no cover.

Sarah Hanson, songwriter, solo singer and guitarist, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, April 26, 27, at the Hangar on the Wharf, no cover.

Mantra, Juneau rock and top 40 band, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday at Marlintini's Lounge, no cover.

Open Mike, every Saturday, sign up 7:30 p.m. Performances 8 p.m.-midnight, Mendenhall Center, music, poetry, art, Schooner's Espresso and Coffeehouse.

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.

Live music with Squire's Rest House Band, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 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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