"The Tragedy of King Lear," Shakespeare's play presented by Theatre in the Rough. All shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights through Nov. 16. Tickets in advance at Hearthside Books are $14 and $16 at the door, $8 for students and seniors, $6 for kids under 12.
The Evenings at Egan series, "Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy" with Dr. Kevin Bales, the 2002 University of Alaska Bartlett Lecture Series speaker, 7 p.m., Nov. 1, Egan Library on University of Alaska Southeast campus. For more information, contact 465-6530.
Poetry/Fiction Reading and Coffeehouse, 7-10 p.m., Silverbow, presented by UAS Creative Writing Program. For more information, contact 465-6530.
"Building Balsa Bridges and Knocking Them Down," with local engineers Ann Castle and Gary Scarbrough, 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, Juneau-Douglas City Museum. All ages are invited to attend this free "Special Saturday" event, to build truss bridges and watch balsa bridges being smashed. Information and rules for the 9th Annual Balsa Bridge contest will be available.
"Looking Out Looking In," works by Lisa Blacher and Katherine Hocker, Gallery at the Arts Council, 206 N. Franklin. Opening reception Friday, Nov. 1, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The show will run Monday-Friday from noon-4:30 p.m., or by appointment, until Nov. 29. For more information, contact 586-ARTS.
"Rescued and Resuscitated," assemblages and collages by Carol Hilgemann at the Alaska State Museum. Opening reception 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, with talk by Hilgemann at 6 p.m.
"... is this not an urgent matter?" found-object installation by Don Mohr at the Alaska State Museum. Opening reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1.
"Flowers Before the Frost," exhibit of floral artwork by watercolorists Alice Tersteeg and Carol Baker, pastels and watercolors by Marion Simpson and photographs by Tony Pope, at Gallery Art and Framing, 3340 Fritz Cove Rd., through the end of October.
"Alaska Positive 2002," at the Alaska State Museum, 37 photographs by Alaska photographers. State museum winter hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, $3 admission.
"Portraits, Landscapes and Saints: Another Look at Frances Davis," paintings from the Juneau-Douglas City Museum's permanent collection with biographical information about Frances Davis and her life in Juneau.
"Dancing the Ice Worm Wiggle: Recreation, Entertainment and Amusements of Early Juneau," and "Cruising the Inside Passage," exhibit of tourism memorabilia from 1930s and '50s, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. The city museum, at Fourth and Main streets, is open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, contact 586-3572.
"Apologies and Accusations," recent paintings by Rob Roys, at KTOO, 360 Egan Drive.
Folk and ballroom dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. Friday nights at Juneau Dance Unlimited Studio at corner of Fourth and Seward streets. Mix of ballroom dances and line and circle dances from around the world. All dances taught. Last hour is request dancing.
Open mike Thursdays, at The Alaskan Bar, no cover.
Vedanta, Alberta-based rock band, Thursday-Saturday evenings, through Nov. 30, karaoke on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, no cover, at Marlintini's Lounge.
Dagnabit, 10:30 p.m. to closing Thursday and Friday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, at the Imperial Saloon, no cover. Halloween-themed open mike, 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.
Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday at the Rendezvous.
Kenny Knapp, solo singer and guitarist plays variety of styles, Wednesday-Sunday nights, 9 p.m. to closing, at the Sandbar, until Dec. 1, no cover.