ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009

SATURDAY

Farmers Market and Local Foods festival, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Details: www.jahc.org.

No-host coffee/lunch and exploratory meeting: "Being Finnish in Juneau-Douglas Area," 10:30 a.m., Timberline Bar & Grill, Mount Roberts Tramway. Inspired by local Finns. Explore viability of establishing activities celebrating Finnish culture. Call to reserve courtesy tram ride. Details: Malin, 789-9423.

HOPE Community Resources silent auction fundraiser, noon-6 p.m., Nugget Mall.

"Eating Alaska" documentary showing, 4 p.m., Goldtown Nickelodeon. Free. Sponsored by Turning the Tides. With personal appearance by producer Ellen Frankenstein. Details: 789-0449.

Helping Hands annual dinner and auction, 5 p.m., Valley Chapel, 9741 Mendenhall Loop Road. Dinner and silent at 5 p.m., live auction at 6 p.m. Details: Betty, 789-4390.

SUNDAY

Open glaze, 5-8 p.m., The Canvas. For those who have created a clay piece in a Canvas class but need to return to glaze it. No additional cost. Details: www.canvasarts.org or 586-1750.

Jewelry studio for intermediate/advanced students, 6-9 p.m., The Canvas. For students to work independently under guidence of advanced artists. Bring own materials and equipment. $10 per session. Sundays in August, except Aug. 2 and 23. Details: www.canvasarts.org or 586-1750.

MONDAY

Arts Roundtable, 5:15 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. To talk about current local events in the arts world. Bring questions, updates on happenings in your organization, gallery or studio, and other topics of interest in the arts. Details: www.jahc.org or 586-2787.

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

Open glaze, 5-8 p.m., The Canvas. For those who have created a clay piece in a Canvas class but need to return to glaze it. No additional cost. Details: www.canvasarts.org or 586-1750.

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

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

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.

Open glaze, 5-8 p.m., The Canvas. For those who have created a clay piece in a Canvas class but need to return to glaze it. No additional cost. Details: www.canvasarts.org or 586-1750.

MUSIC & DANCING

THURSDAY

Beginning salsa dance class, 6-7 p.m., The Canvas. July 9-Sept. 3. $10 per class, $60 entire session, student discount is $6 per class and $40 for entire session. Details: 907-988-7378.

Intermediate salsa dance class, 7:15-8:30 p.m., The Canvas. July 9-Sept. 3. $10 per class, $60 entire session, student discount is $6 per class and $40 for entire session. Details: 907-988-7378.

FRIDAY

Juneau Student Symphony playing music of Leroy Anderson, noon, State Office Building. Pay-as-you-can.

Juneau Student Symphony playing music of Leroy Anderson, 7 p.m., Marine Parke. Rain or shine. Pay-as-you-can.

CrossSound Music Festival: "Solo Sound Series" concert with Yi-Chieh Lai on the zheng, 7:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Tickets at Juneau Arts & Humanities Council or at the door. Details: www.crosssound.com.

The Great Alaska Bluegrass Band, 10 p.m.-close, Alaskan Hotel & Bar. Details: 586-1000.

SATURDAY

Afro-Cuban dance class, 5-6:30 p.m., Juneau Dance Unlimited, 8420 Airport Blvd., Suite 202. $10. Drop-ins welcome. For ages 14 to adult. Details: 463-5327 or www.juneaudance.com.

CrossSound Music Festival: "Solo Sound Series" concert with Yi-Chieh Lai on the zheng, 7:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Followed by "Tango!" program by the ensemble UnitedBerlin. Tickets at Juneau Arts & Humanities Council or at the door. Details: www.crosssound.com.

Salsa Night, 9 p.m., Jaded, Goldbelt Hotel. $5 cover, includes lesson. Only 21 and older. Details: 907-988-7378.

The Great Alaska Bluegrass Band, 10 p.m.-close, Alaskan Hotel & Bar. Details: 586-1000.

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.

CrossSound Music Festival: Ensemble IIIZ+, Asian wither ensemble, 4 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Featuring new works. Tickets at Juneau Arts & Humanities Council or at the door. Details: www.crosssound.com.

MONDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

Rueda de Casino dance practice, 8-10 p.m., Buoy Deck, Coast Guard building. $5. Includes salsa, son, merengue, bachata and cha-cha lesson. For all ages. Details: 907-988-7378.

20TH CENTURY TWIN

"District 9" (R) - Daily, 4:20, 7:10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:50 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:45 p.m. Synopsis: An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly find a kindred spirit in a government agent that is exposed to their biotechnology.

"The Final Destination" (R) - Daily, 4:30, 7:20 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:40 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m. Synopsis: After a teen's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.

GLACIER CINEMAS

"500 Days of Summer" (PG-13) - Daily, 4:30, 7:20 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:50 p.m. Synopsis: A new kid in town assembles a fledgling rock band. Together, they achieve their dreams and compete against the best in the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands.

"GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra" (PG-13) - Daily, 7:10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:50 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m. Synopsis: An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

"Julie & Julia" (PG-13) - Daily, 4:20, 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:40 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:40 p.m. Synopsis: Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and Julie Powell (Amy Adams) - both of whom wrote memoirs - find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.

"Inglourious Basterds" (R) - Daily, 4, 7:30 p.m. Synopsis: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a Paris movie theater, which is targeted by the soldiers.

"Shorts" (PG) - Daily, 4:40 p.m. Synopsis: A young boy's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.

"The Time Traveler's Wife" (PG-13) - Daily, 4:10, 7:40 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Synopsis: A romantic drama about a Chicago librarian (Eric Bana) with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, and the complications it creates for his marriage.

GOLD TOWN NICKELODEON

"Humpday" (R) - 7 p.m. Thursday; 7 and 9:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, at 171 Shattuck Way. $9 adults, $7 students and seniors, $5 children under 12. Details: 586-2875. Synopsis: Director Lynn Shelton takes the topic of male bonding to new extremes with this comedy about two best friends who make an unusual pact that both may soon come to regret. Back in college, Andrew and Ben were inseparable. Years later, Andrew comes knocking on Ben's door and discover that his former roommate is all grown up - married and planning to have a baby. Meanwhile, Andrew never settled down at all, and has spent the past decade partying, and traveling the world. Both men experience a mini existential-crisis when they see what their own lives lack, and their dissatisfaction manifests itself in a strange way, when a drunken conversation about the upcoming amateur porn festival spirals into a contest of one-upmanship, with each guy daring the other to star together in a gay adult film. Two straight guys having sex together on film will surely be the hit of the festival - and besides, it isn't a gay thing, just an artistic experiment! Strangely enough, even after sobering up the next day, neither Andrew nor Ben is willing to back down from their unique proposal. As the friends put their dignity, heterosexuality, and Ben's marriage in jeopardy to pursue their strange project, underlying issues about growing up, being friends, and the fear of a passionless life begin to creep into the picture.

SILVERBOW INN & BAKERY

"Adventureland" (R) - 8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 120 Second St. Free. Synopsis: A comedy set in the summer of 1987 and centered around a recent college grad (Eisenberg) who takes a nowhere job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

AT THE BAR

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.

Sit In with the Band, 9:30 p.m. every Thursday, Rendezvous. The band: Jason Caputo, guitar; Dale McFarlin, drums; Jeff Geotz, bass; and Caleb Wylie, guitar. Bring your instrument and an amplifier of you need one. The band will have a mic for acoustic instrumentalists and singers. Sign up for a slot. Details: 523-8984 or caputo737@gmail.com.

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

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.

"Pun" Party, 9 p.m., Rendezvous. Themed party for Jessica Oliver. Details: 586-1270.

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

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.

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

SUNDAY

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

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.

TUESDAY

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

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, 6:30 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.

KARAOKE

THURSDAY

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 9 p.m., Sandbar. Details: 789-3411.

Karaoke with Mike, 9 p.m., Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

Karaoke, 10 p.m., Viking Lounge and Pull Tabs. Details: 586-2159.

FRIDAY

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 9 p.m., Eagles Lodge, on Jordan Avenue behind the Nugget Mall.

Superstar karaoke with "LZ" and Mike G., 10 p.m., Rendezvous. Details: 586-1270.

Karaoke, 10 p.m., Viking Lounge and Pull Tabs. Details: 586-2159.

SATURDAY

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 9 p.m.-close, G.W. Teal. Details: 789-0501.

Karaoke, 10 p.m., Viking Lounge and Pull Tabs. Details: 586-2159.

"Superstar Karaoke on Demand" with "Juneau Idol" L.Z., 10 p.m.-close, Rendezvous. Details: 586-1270.

SUNDAY

Karaoke with Malia, 9 p.m., Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

MONDAY

Karaoke with Malia, 9 p.m.-close, Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

TUESDAY

Karaoke with Malia, 9 p.m.-close, Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

WEDNESDAY

Karaoke with Linda, 9 p.m., Rendezvous. Details: 586-1270.

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 9 p.m., Sandbar. Details: 789-3411.

EXHIBITS

Alaska State Museum: Science on a Sphere, 395 Whittier St. Details: 465-2901 or www.museums.state.ak.us.

Alaska State Museum Store: Patrice Helmar solo photography exhibit "North American," at 124 Seward St. Details: Jeanette, 723-9634.

Backroom at the Silverbow Inn: "Just for the Halibut!" exhibit by Barbara Lydon, at 120 Second St. Shows through August. Details: 586-4146.

The Canvas: "Indigenous Art" by local carver, painter and printmaker Arthur Johnson, at 223 Seward St. Shows through August. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council gallery: "Crossroads" mixed media exhibit by Jane Terry and Fumi Matsumoto, at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. Details: www.jahc.org or 586-2787.



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