Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2005

City Museum to hold sock monkey workshop

JUNEAU - Juneau instructor John Leo will host "Sock Monkeys: A Spin off a Classic," a sock-monkey-making workshop, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

Participants are invited to bring a pair of old socks to transform into a monkey. A small assortment of extra socks will also be available.

"The first Rockford Red Heel socks - produced by Nelson Knitting Mills in the late 1800s - were intended as work socks, but mothers soon began using these socks to create monkeys and other animals for their children," according to a museum press release. "The craft became so popular that Nelson started including instructions for making sock monkeys along with each pair of Red Heel socks they packaged."

The workshop is open to all ages. Class size is limited, so pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call the museum at 586-3572 for more information.

Lyric Opera prepares 1920s 'High Tea'

JUNEAU - The Juneau Lyric Opera will hold its annual High Tea at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16, in the Baranof Hotel's Treadwell Room.

Pianist Sue Kazama will accompany seven singers in 44 songs from the 1920s.

The singers are: John d'Armand, Hannah Hoshide, Brett Crawford, Lisa Ray, Jay Query, Cheryl Crawford and Philippe Damerval.

D'Armand is also the show's artistic director.

Tickets are $35 for general admission, $30 for seniors and available at both Hearthside Books locations or at the door.

The Treadwell Room menu will include a special quiche and an assortment of fresh scones served with Devonshire cream.

The program includes: "Say It with Music," "Life upon the Wicked Stage," "Ol' Man River," "Make Believe," "Why Do I Love You?," "Singin' in the Rain," "Button up Your Overcoat," "Happy Days Are Here Again," "Chicago," "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue," "Ain't She Sweet," "Margie," "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover," "Yours Is My Heart Alone," "You're the Cream in My Coffee," "Charleston," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Bye, Bye, Blackbird," "I'm Sitting on Top of the World," "I May Be Wrong," "My Sunny Tennessee," "It Had to be You," "Baby Face," "Stouthearted Men," "Ma," "Yes, Sir, That's My Baby," "I Can't Give You Anything but Love," "ndian Love Call," "I'll See You in My Dreams," "Moonlight and Roses," "A Garden in the Rain," "My Blue Heaven," "Blue Skies," "When You're Smiling," "Second Hand Rose," "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Hard Hearted Hannah," "Fascinating Rhythm (Lady, be Good!)," "Golden Days," "You Took Advantage of Me," "When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin' Along," "One Alone," "Side by Side" and "The Birth of the Blues."

Morally Improv-erished to perform at mall

JUNEAU - Morally Improv-erished, Juneau's lone improvisational comedy troupe, will perform an all-ages show at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Nugget Mall.

The show should last 60 minutes. Admission is free and children are welcome. The show is not part of the mall's Oktoberfest celebration, as previously announced.

The group's long-format "Unscripted Theater" program has been moved to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23, on Perseverance Theatre's Phoenix Stage, to the left of the front doors.

The performance will included extended 15-to-30-minute vignettes, wherein the performers will explore a series of themes and characters.

Tickets are $5 and open to all ages.

Troll returns for final weekend of 'Sharkabet'

JUNEAU - Ketchikan artist Ray Troll will return to the Alaska State Museum on Friday, Oct. 14, for a book signing and lecture in honor of the final weekend of the exhibit "Sharkabet: A Sea of Sharks from A to Z."

Admission is free.

"Sharkabet" is based on Troll's book of the same name, and includes more than 40 of his illustrations of living and extinct shark species.

The signing starts at 5 p.m., and the lecture, a presentation on sharks, begins at 6.

Northern Lights seeks chorus for 'Seussical'

JUNEAU - Northern Lights Junior Theatre is looking for cast members to join the "Sunday One-Hour Mostly Adult Chorus" for its upcoming January production of "Seussical, The Musical."

Rehearsals will begin Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Juneau Dance Unlimited studio, in the Scottish Rite Temple, at Fourth and Seward streets. No auditions are required.

The chorus will rehearse one hour a week, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sundays, until January, when meetings will become more frequent in the weeks leading up to the Jan. 20-21 performances at Juneau-Douglas High School Auditorium. Janice Hurley and J. Althea are co-directing the play.

Interested chorus members, under 18, will be considered based on experience. For more information, e-mail

'Disguise' is November theme at Ruby Room

JUNEAU - "Disguise" is the theme for November at the Ruby Room - the glass-walled gallery next to Lucid Reverie and behind Heritage Coffee in downtown's Emporium Mall.

The gallery will be accepting any artistic projects related to "disguise" up until Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31. For more information, call Sarah at Lucid Reverie, 586-3440, or try

The Ruby Room's October exhibits celebrates "rain."

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