Arts & Culture calendar

Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009

THURSDAY

Press night open studio for wood and linoleum carvers, 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Canvas. Every third Thursday. Bring own supplies and use presses at The Canvas. $5. Details: 586-1750.

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.

Leading Ladies performance, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. 463-TIXS.

FRIDAY

School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences lecture series, 3:30-5 p.m., 17101 Point Lena Loop Road. "Rampant drift in the endangered tidewater goby." Details: Tyler, 796-5441.

JDHS Class of 1980 Reunion Committee meeting, 5-7 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library. To discuss the upcoming 30th reunion plans for 2010. Details: Mona, 321-2601.

HELP drive for children in the Philippines: Clothes, stuffed animals and school supplies, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Canvas. Details: Olivia, 500-2013 or Tori, 500-2401.

Leading Ladies performance, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. 463-TIXS.

SATURDAY

Auke Bay Co-op Preschool annual rummage and bake sale, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Chapel by the Lake. To donate, drop things off at Smith Hall at Chapel by the Lake from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday. No computers or carseats. Details: 789-2302.

Sons of Norway annual holiday bazaar and cultural event, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Yacht Club. Several vendors will be selling their arts and crafts, plus Scandinavian baked goods, waffles, soup, sandwiches, music, door prizes and culture table.

Beginning horsemanship classes for 6- to 10-year-olds, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., Swampy Acres. Sponsored by Thunder Mountain Riders 4-H Club, a horse project working to raise money for equine educational and competitive travel in Alaska and Canada. Each two-hour session includes 40 minutes of riding, 40 minutes of grooming, saddling and equine education, and 40 minutes of cleaning, feeding and vet science. $75 for the weekend or $50 for either Saturday or Sunday. Details: Wendy, 321-3222.

Dan Fruits lecture and walk-through of his new work, 2 p.m. Alaska State Museum.

Leading Ladies performance, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. 463-TIXS.

SUNDAY

Beginning horsemanship classes for 6- to 10-year-olds, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., Swampy Acres. Sponsored by Thunder Mountain Riders 4-H Club, a horse project working to raise money for equine educational and competitive travel in Alaska and Canada. Each two-hour session includes 40 minutes of riding, 40 minutes of grooming, saddling and equine education, and 40 minutes of cleaning, feeding and vet science. $75 for the weekend or $50 for either Saturday or Sunday. Details: Wendy, 321-3222.

"Bearing Witness to the Political Process" presentation by Kristen Bomengen, 10:30 a.m., Sukkat Shalom Temple, Douglas. Sponsored by the Juneau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Leading Ladies performance, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. 463-TIXS.

MONDAY

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

Community Café, 10-11:30 a.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Snacks provided and childcare provided if needed.

Seminar on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues, noon, Wildflower Courty, 2000 Salmon Creek Lane. Sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers, Alaska Chapter. Details: Betsy, 463-2125 or bstreet@alaska.com.

Brown-bag lecture series with Daniel Lee Henry, noon-1 p.m., Sealaska Plaza, fourth-floor boardroom. Nineteenth century encounters between Natives and non-Natives in Chilkat country. Details: Rosita, 463-4844.

Planetarium show, 6 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. Make the stars shine. Free. Details: 586-1517 or mariedrakeplanetarium.org.

"The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan" presentation by Dahr Jamail, 7-9 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Egan Lecture Hall. Details: 586-4409.

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.

MUSIC & DANCING

THURSDAY

Yoga class, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Taproot Yoga, 2211 Dunn St. Drop-in, $15. Four-week session, $50. Details: Christin, 523-9848.

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.

Thursday Night Contra Dance, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Terry Miller Office Building gym, Sixth Street entrance. With live music by The Jig is Up. Dances taught and called by Tom Paul. No experience or partners necessary. $3 donation requested. Details: Tom, 463-3214.

FRIDAY

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

International folk dance instruction with master teacher Lee Otterholt, 7 p.m., Filipino Hall, 251 South Franklin St. $10 per person per session. Weekend package is $45. Sponsored by Juneau International Folkdancers. Details: 364-2334, jifdance@hotmail.com or www.jifdancers.org.

Evening at Egan: Alexander Tutunov, 7 p.m., UAS Egan Lecture Hall. He is widely recognized as one of the most outstanding piano virtuosos of the former Soviet Union. He is first Prize winner of the Belarusian National Piano Competition and winner of the Russian National Competition.

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

Juneau Lyric Opera's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado," 7:30 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School auditorium. $20 adults, $15 students and senior, $10 children ages 10 and under. Buy tickets at www.juneauopera.org, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council or at Hearthside Books.

SATURDAY

Piano Master Class with Alexander Tutunov, 9 a.m.-noon, University of Alaska Southeast. Pay only one semester's tuition and fees. Call Virginia Berg to register: 796-6405, Soboleff Building.

International folk dance instruction with master teacher Lee Otterholt, 10-11 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m., 2:45-4:15 p.m., Filipino Hall, 251 South Franklin St. $10 per person per session, weekend package is $45. Sponsored by Juneau International Folkdancers. Details: 364-2334, jifdance@hotmail.com or www.jifdancers.org.

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

Ballroom Dance, 7-10 p.m., Centennial Hall. Free dance lesson with Lee Otterholt at 7:15 p.m. and the band Full Circle will play at 8:15 p.m. $10 at the door. Sponsored by Juneau International Folkdancers. Details: Eric, 209-8367.

Juneau Lyric Opera's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado," 7:30 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School auditorium. $20 adults, $15 students and senior, $10 children ages 10 and under. Buy tickets at www.juneauopera.org, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council or at Hearthside Books.

Juneau Student Symphony Peace Concert, 7:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Pay-as-you-can. Details: juneausymphony.org/studentsymphony or Rick, 723-3564.

Praise and worship benefit concert for Ray Lemons, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul's Catholic Church. Featuring musical groups One Body and Earthen Vessel. Free. Details: Lynne, 790-4435.

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.

SUNDAY

International folk dance instruction with master teacher Lee Otterholt, 1-2:30 p.m. and 2:45-4:15 p.m., Filipino Hall, 251 South Franklin St. $10 per person per session, weekend package is $45. Sponsored by Juneau International Folkdancers. Details: 364-2334, jifdance@hotmail.com or www.jifdancers.org.

Juneau Lyric Opera's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado," 2 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School auditorium. $20 adults, $15 students and senior, $10 children ages 10 and under. Sunday matinee is kids' day: One child, ages 18 and younger, is free with one paying adult. Buy tickets at www.juneauopera.org, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council or at Hearthside Books.

Juneau Student Symphony Peace Concert, 4 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Pay-as-you-can. Details: juneausymphony.org/studentsymphony or Rick, 723-3564.

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.

Juneau Student Symphony Peace Concert, 7 p.m., Glacier Valley Elementary School. Pay-as-you-can. Details: Juneausymphony.org/studentsymphony or Rick, 723-3564.

WEDNESDAY

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

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.

20TH CENTURY TWIN

"The Men Who Stare at Goats" (R) - Daily, 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:20 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday matinees, 2:10, 4:20 p.m. Synopsis: A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's First Earth Battalion, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

"2012" (PG-13) Daily, 7:10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday; Saturday-Sunday matinees, 3:30 p.m.

GLACIER CINEMAS

"Amelia" (PG) Daily, 7; Friday-Saturday, 9:40 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday matinees, 2:10, 4:30 p.m.

"A Christmas Carol" (PG) - Daily, 7:20; Friday-Saturday, 9:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday matinees, 2, 4:20 p.m. Synopsis: An animated retelling of Charles Dickens classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

"The Box" (PG-13) - Daily, 7:30; Friday-Saturday, 10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday matinees, 1:30, 4:10 p.m. Synopsis: A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars but kill someone they don't know.

"Couples Retreat" (PG-13) - Daily, 7:10; Friday-Saturday, 9:50 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday matinees, 1:50, 4:10 p.m. Synopsis: A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort's therapy sessions is not optional.

"Paranormal Activity" (R) - Daily, 6:50 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9:20 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday matinees, 1:40, 4 p.m.

GOLD TOWN NICKELODEON

"The Horse Boy" (NR) - Thursday-Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 4, 7 p.m., at 171 Shattuck Way. $9 adults, $7 students and seniors, $5 children under 12. Details: 586-2875. Synopsis: A family takes some very unusual steps to help their autistic son in this documentary from filmmaker Michel Orion Scott. Discovering that the boy had a close bond with animals, his parents join with a band of shamans in Mongolia who claim to be able to heal autism, traveling across the country on horseback to meet the holy men who might be able to help the child.

SILVERBOW INN & BAKERY

"A Thousand Years of Good Prayers" (NR) - Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 p.m., 120 Second St. Free. Synopsis: Director Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club) returns to his Indie roots with this film about an older Chinese man who comes to America to visit the recently divorced daughter he barely knows. Mr. Shi (Henry O) has little patience with his daughter's relationship with a married man, until, that is, he becomes friends with an Iranian woman. Then, he decides, the cultural divide might not be so wide after all.

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, 6 p.m. 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.

KARAOKE

THURSDAY

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 9 p.m., Sandbar. Details: 789-3411.

Karaoke with Mike, 9 p.m., Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

Karaoke, 10 p.m., Viking Lounge and Pull Tabs. Details: 586-2159.

FRIDAY

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 9 p.m., Eagles Lodge, on Jordan Avenue behind the Nugget Mall.

Superstar karaoke with "LZ" and Mike G., 10 p.m., Rendezvous. Details: 586-1270.

Karaoke, 10 p.m., Viking Lounge and Pull Tabs. Details: 586-2159.

SATURDAY

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 9 p.m.-close, G.W. Teal. Details: 789-0501.

Karaoke, 10 p.m., Viking Lounge and Pull Tabs. Details: 586-2159.

"Superstar Karaoke on Demand" with "Juneau Idol" L.Z., 10 p.m.-close, Rendezvous. Details: 586-1270.

SUNDAY

Karaoke with Malia, 9 p.m., Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

MONDAY

Karaoke with Malia, 9 p.m.-close, Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

TUESDAY

Karaoke with Malia, 9 p.m.-close, Marlintini's Lounge, Mendenhall Valley. Details: 789-0799.

WEDNESDAY

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 9 p.m., Sandbar. Details: 789-3411.

"Superstar Karaoke on Demand" with "Juneau Idol" L.Z., 9 p.m.-close, Rendezvous. Details: 586-1270.

EXHIBITS

Alaska State Museum: Three solo shows: Hall Anderson's photograpy, Dan Fruits' paintings, and Stephen Gray's "Billy's Adventures" series. 4-7 p.m. Friday, at 395 Whittier St. Details: 465-2901.

Annie Kaills: Prints and originals by Barbara Lavallee and pastels by Alice Tersteeg. 244 Front St.

Back Room at the Silverbow: Palntings by Yvonne Lott, 120 Second St.

Canvas Art Studio & Gallery: "Seldom Seen Silks & Newly Fired Ceramics" by David Riccio and "Humanity and Nature II" by Jackie Manning. 4:30 -7 p.m. Friday, at the Canvas, 223 Seward St. Details:

Juneau-Douglas City Museum: The "Mighty J" and Only Ten Survived collaborative exhibit, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, at 155 S. Seward St. Details: 586-3572.

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council gallery: "Engrained: Turned and Carved" exhibit of turned pieces by Neil Slotnick and carvings by Dan Branch, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. Details: www.jahc.org or 586-2787.

The Plant People: Exhibit by David Depew, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, at 224 Seward St. Details: 523-9825.

The Ruby Room: "Traditional, Pictorial & Art Quilted Wall Hangings" by Carol Suring, 4:30-7 p.m., in the Emporium Mall.

UAS Bookstore: Paintings and drawings by UAS art student Anna Satre. Details: Sara, 796-6474.



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