ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR

Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2009

ART, EVENTS &PERFORMANCE

THURSDAY

Poetry reading by Jen Vernon, author of "Rock Candy," 4:30-6:30 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Bookstore, 11798 Glacier Highway. Details: 796-6401.

"Christmas Card" clinic taught by Gina Shirey-Potts, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. $18. Details: Debbie, 780-2075.

First Thursday Reviewers' Circle, 7-8 p.m., downtown library. Book club for adults and young adults who love to read. Come prepared to talk about a book or audiobook. Details: Carol, 586-0434.

Theatre in the Rough's "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" preview, 7:30 p.m., Alaska Territorial Hall (Old Elks Hall), 117 S. Franklin. Free. Details: Aaron, 586-2115 or 209-0867.

"The Skin of Our Teeth" performance, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Sept. 11-Oct. 4. Details: www.perseverancetheatre.org or 463-8497.

FRIDAY

Evening at Egan presentation: History professor Robin Walz talks about the popular French crime novel, 7 p.m. Friday, University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall. Pre-lecture event to be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the UAS Bookstore, 11798 Glacier Highway. Details: Katie, 796-6530.

"Our Place Among the Planets: Extraterrestrial Geography" presentation, 5:30-7 p.m., Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St. Science on a Sphere presentation led by Dolly and John Kremers. Details: Lisa, 465-2901.

Candidate Speed Dating Event, 7-8:30 p.m., Silverbow Inn. Fun, informal conversation with candidates running for public office. Hosted by Elevate Alaska, www.elevatealaska.org. Details: Nils, 907-351-4982.

"The Skin of Our Teeth" performance, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Sept. 11-Oct. 4. Details: www.perseverancetheatre.org or 463-8497.

Theatre in the Rough's First Friday in the Rough, auction at 4:30, opening night for "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" at 7:30 p.m., Alaska Territorial Hall (Old Elks Hall), 117 S. Franklin. $18 advance, $20 at the door, $5 kids ages 5 and under, $15 students and seniors. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday matinees through Oct. 31. Details: Aaron, 586-2115 or 209-0867.

SATURDAY

Juneau Community Health Fair, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Nugget Mall. Sponsored by Alaska Health Fair Inc. Details: Pam, 723-5100 or ahfse@gci.net.

Rotary Spring Bulb Sale pick-up, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. Details: Kaye, 796-2450 or www.rotarybulbs.com.

World Card Making Day event, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Centennial Hall. Come hand stamp cards for birthdays, Halloween and Christmas. Cost is $1 per card, plus $5 entry fee. Also to include garage sale table with miscellaneous retired Stampin' Up! products, christmas gift tags and Bear-A-Bear Workshop Sizzix dies. Details: www.worldcarmakingday.com.

Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, 11 a.m., Centennial Hall. Public invited. Come and honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Details: Victoria, 586-0262.

"Dutch-Oven Cooking" workshop, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., SAGA's Eagle Valley Center, 24600 Amalga Harbor Road. $5. Details: 789-7035 or adventure@servealaska.org.

Yup'ik Traditions Family Festival, noon-3 p.m., Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St. Guest artist Ossie Kairaiuk, of Chefornak, from the band Pamyua, will teach storytelling and drumming techniques. Multiple centers will allow families to learn hunting techniques from a kayak, work with gut and replicate hunting hats, dance fans and snow goggles in paper form. Details: Lisa, 465-2901.

Filipino-American Association of Juneau 2009 scholarship fundraising dinner and dessert auction, 5-7 p.m., Tlingit and Haida Community Center, 3235 Hospital Drive. $10 tickets. Details: Benny, 723-7055.

Juneau Dance Unlimited annual meeting, 6 p.m., JDU, 8420 Airport Blvd., Suite 202. JDU is still seeking five people to serve on its board of directors. Details: 463-5327.

"The Skin of Our Teeth" performance, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Sept. 11-Oct. 4. Details: www.perseverancetheatre.org or 463-8497.

Theatre in the Rough's "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)," 7:30 p.m., Alaska Territorial Hall (Old Elks Hall), 117 S. Franklin. $18 advance, $20 at the door, $5 kids ages 5 and under, $15 students and seniors. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday matinees through Oct. 31. Details: Aaron, 586-2115 or 209-0867.

24-Hour Miracle, 8 p.m. Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Details: www.jdlittletheatre.org.

SUNDAY

"The Skin of Our Teeth" performance, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Sept. 11-Oct. 4. Details: www.perseverancetheatre.org or 463-8497.

Theatre in the Rough's "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)," 2 p.m., Alaska Territorial Hall (Old Elks Hall), 117 S. Franklin. $15 general, $5 kids ages 5 and under, $10 students and seniors. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday matinees through Oct. 31. Details: Aaron, 586-2115 or 209-0867.

MONDAY

Friends in Deeds lunch fundraiser, 11:45 a.m., Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Pork chop suey, rice and dinner roll, $8. Come meet ANB/ANS delegates attending the ANB/ANS Grand Camp Convention. Details: Myrna, 723-7269.

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.

Open rehearsals for improvisational theater, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Juneau Arts & Culture Center. No fees. No pressure.

TUESDAY

Friends in Deeds lunch fundraiser, noon, Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Choice of corned beef or chicken stew, $5. Turkey or ham sandwich, $2.50. Mickey's fry bread, $2. Details: Myrna, 723-7269."Writing a Business Plan" seminar, 2-4 p.m., Juneau Empire Building, third floor conference room. Details: April, 463-3789.

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.

"Israel-Palestine: Beyond the Headlines" presentation by Alison Weir, 5:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Journalist and executive director of "If Americans Knew" seeks to provide Americans with information on topics of importance that are misreported or under-reported on in the media. Sponsored by the Juneau World Affairs Council.

Family Night for Preschoolers, 5:30-7 p.m., downtown library. Stories, music, film and light supper. Details: Carol, 586-0434.

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.

Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting, 7-8 p.m., Douglas library conference room. Details: Tamara, 463-3211.

MUSIC & DANCING

THURSDAY

Beginning salsa L.A. style (dance to Puerto Rican salsa music) dance class, 6-7 p.m., The Canvas, 223 Seward St. Intermediate class 7:15-8:30 p.m. Details: 907-988-7378.

FRIDAY

Organ concert with J. Allan MacKinnon, noon, State Office Building.

Live jazz, 7-10 p.m., Zephyr Restaurant. Tom Locher, piano, Wayne Norlund, sax. Details: 780-2221.

One Aisle Over, 7:30-8:30 p.m., The Canvas, 223 Seward St., downtown. Josh Lockhart, Naomi Hooley and Chris Fannin perform an acoustic set. Details: 586-1750.

LoveLifeMusic, 9:30 p.m., Alaskan Hotel & Bar.

SATURDAY

Festival of Seafood fundraiser for K3 public radio stations, 4 p.m., Juneau Yacht Club. Featuring halibut, salmon and 4 p.m. tutored beer tasting by the Alaskan Brewing Co. Dinner served 5-7:30 p.m., followed by A Night of the Blues, featuring Costa's Construction Co. and a reunion of The Blues Band. Tickets available at KTOO, Hearthside Books and at the door. Details: Jeff, 463-6425.

Live jazz, 6-9 p.m., TK Maguire's, Prospector Hotel. Tom Locher, piano, Wayne Norlund, sax. Details: 586-3737.

Salsa Night, 9 p.m.-close, Jaded, Goldbelt Hotel. Merengue, cha-cha, son, salsa, cumbia, pachanga, bolero, tango, milonga, reggeaton and mambo. $5 cover, includes lesson. Ages 21 and older only. Details: 907-988-7378.

Southeast Rap Explosion, 9 p.m., Jaded, Goldbelt Hotel. Chief, Trueyez, Bi-Polar, T Bone. Details: Lance, 635-0292.

LoveLifeMusic, 9:30 p.m. Hangar Ballroom.

SUNDAY

Juneau Concert Band's third concert: "Inspiration!", 3 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Collection of traditional and contemporary band music. Pay-as-you-can at the door. Details: Bill, 789-0777.

Alex di Grassi in concert, 4 p.m., TMHS auditorium. Details: www.jahc.org.

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.

MONDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

Cuban-style salsa, rueda de casino and all-Latin rhythms practice, 8-10 p.m., Buoy Deck, Coast Guard building. $5. For all ages. Details: 907-988-7378.

MOVIES

20TH CENTURY TWIN

"Zombieland" (R) - Daily, 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:20 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2:10, 4:30 p.m. Synopsis: In the horror comedy Zombieland focuses on two men who have found a way to survive a world overrun by zombies. Columbus is a big wuss - but when you're afraid of being eaten by zombies, fear can keep you alive. Tallahassee is an AK-toting, zombie-slaying bad ass whose single determination is to get the last Twinkie on earth. As they join forces with Wichita and Little Rock, who have also found unique ways to survive the zombie mayhem, they will have to determine which is worse: relying on each other or succumbing to the zombies.

"Pandorum" (R) - Daily, 7:10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2, 4:20 p.m. Synopsis: Two crew members are stranded on a spacecraft and quickly - and horrifically - realize they are not alone. Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It's pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can't remember anything: Who are they? What is their mission? With Lt. Payton staying behind to guide him via radio transmitter, Cpl. Bower ventures deep into the ship and begins to uncover a terrifying reality.

GLACIER CINEMAS

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" (PG) - Daily, 7:10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:20 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:50, 4:10 p.m. Synopsis: Inspired by the beloved children's book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain. The timeless tale has been adapted from Ron and Judi Barrett's book, which illustrates a world where giant pancakes and pasta fall from the sky as a scientist tries to solve world hunger. However, things go terribly wrong when excess amounts of food overload cities and towns.

"Fame" (PG) - Daily, 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m., 4:20 p.m. Synopsis: Based upon the 1980 film which follows NYC talent attending the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.

"I Can Do Bad All By Myself" (PG-13) - Daily, 7:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:40, 4:40 p.m. Synopsis: When Madea catches 16-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have - their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of her married boyfriend, Raymond, April wants nothing to do with the kids. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into April's basement room.

"The Invention of Lying" (PG-13) - Daily, 7:20 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:50 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2:10, 4:30 p.m. Synopsis: A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.

"Surrogates" (PG-13) - Daily, 7:40 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:40 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1:30, 4 p.m. Synopsis: People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates - sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It's an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don't exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Greer (Bruce Willis) discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery.

GOLD TOWN NICKELODEON

"Ponyo" (G) - Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 7, 9:15 p.m.; Sunday, 4, 7 p.m., at 171 Shattuck Way. $9 adults, $7 students and seniors, $5 children under 12. Details: 586-2875. Synopsis: Acclaimed anime master Hayao Miyazaki returns for his ninth animated feature with Ponyo, which deals with a friendship between a five-year-old boy and a goldfish princess that yearns to be human. The daughter of the king of the ocean, Ponyo is no ordinary goldfish - she has all the magic of the sea at her disposal. But when 5-year-old Sosuke befriends the spunky little fish near the seaside home he shares with his mother and father, a special connection sparks between the two children, and Ponyo becomes determined to become human.

SILVERBOW INN & BAKERY

"Katyn" (NR) - Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 p.m., 120 Second St. Free. Synopsis: An Oscar-nominated drama based on the 1940 massacre of some 20,000 Polish military officers and intelligentsia at the hands of Soviet troops, along with the stories wives and children who survived them. How did they carry on in the face of such horror, especially when responsibility was publicly denied by the perpetrators?

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.

Thumpin' Thursday: Hip-hop music with DJ DangeRuss, 9 p.m.-close, Marlintini's Lounge. Open mic for all MCs starting at 11 p.m. Details: 789-0799.

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.

Dinner and drinks with live DJ set, atmospheric sounds, 7-9 p.m. every Friday, Jaded. Details: 586-1551.

Dinner and drinks with live DJ set, urban contemporary beats, 9 p.m.-close every Friday, Jaded. Details: 586-1551.

DJ dance music, hip-hop, 9 p.m. Fridays, Imperial Billiard & Bar, downtown. Details: 586-1960.

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

Live music, 9:30 p.m., Henry's. Details: 796-3765.

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

SATURDAY

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

USC fights, Henry's. Details: 796-3765.

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.

Monday night football, game time, Henry's. Details: 796-3765.

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.

EXHIBITS

Alaska State Museum: "Self Constructions" recent contemporary works by Da-ka-xeen Mehner, 5-7 p.m Friday, at 395 Whittier St. Shows through Oct. 24. Also during the exhibit will be presentations on "Our Place Among the Planets" by Dolly and John Kremers, volunteers with the Marie Drake Planetarium. Details: 465-2901.

Annie Kaills: Rob Roys recent works, at 255 Front St.

The Canvas: "Call and Response" visual art and writings by Donna Jane Griffin and Rock Morrison, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, at 223 Seward St. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council gallery: Jacob Higgins exhibit opening of new painting, sculpture and mixed media pieces, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. Showing through October. Details: www.jahc.org or 586-2787.

The Plant People: Local potter Joyce Payne's new collection of hand-built and wheel-thrown vessels for flower arranging, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, at 224 Seward St. Details: 523-9825.



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