"The Mommy Dance," a one-woman musical comedy about motherhood, starring Jill Bess and directed by Anita Maynard-Losh, at Perseverance Theatre, opens 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 5. Shows at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays (2 p.m. on final Sunday). $22, adults, Fridays and Saturdays; $17, adults, Thursdays and Sundays; $18, students and seniors, Fridays and Saturdays; $13, students and seniors, Thursdays and Sundays. Pay-as-you-can performances, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, and Wednesday, Oct. 1. Tickets online, at Hearthside Books, at the door or by calling (907) 364-2421, ext. 35.
Middle Eastern Cafe Night, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Valentine's Coffee House & Bakery. Call 463-5144 for more information.
Thursday night contra dance, 7:30-9:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Terry Miller Legislative Office Building (former Capital School building) at Sixth and Main streets. Dance to music by Ladies Choice with Sitka caller Kari Lundgren. Beginners welcome. No partner necessary. For information, call 463-3214.
Twin Harps, traditional and original music for the harp, with Diana Stork and Cheryl Ann Fulton, 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Northern Light United Church, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at Chapel by the Lake. $14 in advance, $16 at the door. Tickets at Hearthside Books and Rainy Day Books.
Jeanette d' Armand, mezzo soprano, presented by the Juneau Lyric Opera, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Tickets at Hearthside Books.
Jewelry by Colleen and Hannah Goldrich, at Annie Kaill's, 244 Front St. Shows daily. Details: 586-2880.
Byron Birdsall, 12 new watercolors, opens 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Annie Kaill's.
"Abstract & Mixed Media Exhibits," work by more than 12 Juneau artists, at Empire Gallery, 235 Second St. Shows daily, but hours vary. Call Heidi at 321-3959 for an appointment.
"Beach Work," ceramic pieces by Rachael Juzeler, at Rock Paper Scissors, 245 Marine Way. Shows Tuesdays through Saturdays. Details: 586-3110.
"Color, Embodied," acrylics by Lea Vose, and "Lost Between Fire and Ice," acrylics by Mostapha Beya, at Juneau Arts and Humanities Council gallery, 206 N. Franklin St. Shows daily. Details: 586-ARTS.
Beaded Bag Show, at Spirit Beads, 217 Fifth St., through Sept. 21. Details: 463-3220.
"Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People," 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily at the Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St. Through Sept. 14. Details: 465-2901.
"The W.R. Norton Collection: William H. Case and H.H. Draper Photographs (1898-1920)," 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily at the Alaska State Museum. Through Nov. 8.
"Solidarity, Secret Rites and Social Ties," an exhibit about Juneau's fraternal organizations, sisterhoods and clubs, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Also, "100 Years of Maps." Details: 586-3572.
"Spellbound," movie and community-wide spelling bee, open to all who buy a ticket, at the Gold Town Nickelodeon. Bees start 30 minutes before each screening; 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 4, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, and 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. Tickets are $8 for general admission, $4 for students and seniors.
Music to be announced, 9 p.m.-closing, Wednesdays-Sundays, at the Sandbar.
Open mike, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 11; Alaskan's 90th birthday party with Chemistry, 9:30 p.m.-closing, Friday, Sept. 12; Chemistry, 9:30 p.m.-closing, Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Alaskan Hotel and Bar.
Karaoke with K-Rob, 9 p.m.,-closing, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays; Dan-O-Mite and DJ mix on breaks and after live music, 9 p.m.-closing, Fridays-Saturdays; NFL Sunday Ticket, 9 a.m., Sundays; Monday Night Football party, Mondays; Custom Deluxe, from Anchorage, Friday-Saturday, Sept. 19-20, at Marlintini's Lounge.
Bull riding, 9 p.m., Thursdays and Saturdays; Knight Brothers, 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Henry's Food and Spirits in the Mendenhall Mall.
Circle City Cy and Dirty Frank, songs and stories capturing the frontier spirit, 11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; III, 9 p.m.-close, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the Imperial Billiard & Bar.
Karaoke, 7-11 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays; all-night Karaoke, Wednesdays and Thursdays; DJ Trent, 11 p.m.-closing, Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 p.m.-closing, Friday and Saturday, at the Rendezvous.