"The Mommy Dance," a one-woman musical comedy about motherhood, starring Jill Bess and directed by Anita Maynard-Losh, at Perseverance Theatre. Shows at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. $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 performance 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24. Tickets online, at Hearthside Books, at the door or by calling (907) 364-2421, ext. 35.
Thursday night contra dance, 7:30-9:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, 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. For information, call 463-3214.
"Saudi Arabia in Transition, the Middle East in Turmoil," by Lt. Col. Gerald J. Stratton, hosted by the Juneau World Affairs Council, 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture, Wednesday, Sept. 24, first floor, Dimond Court building.
Jewelry by Colleen and Hannah Goldrich, at Annie Kaill's, 244 Front St. Shows daily. Details: 586-2880.
"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.
"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.
"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.
Moscow Chamber Orchestra, 7 p.m. talk by Maestro Constantine Orbelian, 8 p.m. concert, Saturday, Sept. 20, at Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium. Tickets $22, $18 seniors and students, at Hearthside Books and Rainy Day Books.
Jeannette d'Armand, mezzo soprano, presented by the Juneau Lyric Opera, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Tickets $15, $12 seniors and students, at Hearthside Books.
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. 18, 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, 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.