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Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2004

Theater

"The SantaLand Diaries," adapted by Joe Mantello from the David Sedaris story, presented by Perseverance Theatre, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 26-27 and Dec. 3-4; 6 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 28 and Dec. 5, in the theater's Phoenix Room. Pay-as-you-can, seating imited. Call 463-TIXS.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream," written by William Shakespeare, presented by Perseverance Theatre, free previews at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8. Opens Dec. 10 and closes Jan. 16. Call 463-TIXS.

Events

Farewell party honoring Sybil Davis, outgoing executive director of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Baranof Hotel's Treadwell Room. For more information, call 586-2787.

The 30th Annual Best of the Northwest Film Festival Tour, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Centennial Hall. Pay-as-you-can. Festival curator Andrew Blubaugh and film critic Warren Etheridge will lead workshops, sponsored by the Juneau Underground Motion Picture Society, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5. Call 586-3440 for more information, and to pre-register.

Alaska Lighthouse Association silent fund-raiser for Point Retreat, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the Hangar Ballroom.

Workshops with Ketchikan illustrator Evon Zerbetz, author of "Little Red Snapperhood" and others, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Douglas public library, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Valley public library. For adults. Pre-register at 586-0434.

Juneau Jumpers rope-skipping performance, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Glacier Valley Elementary School gymnasium. $3 for children, $5 for adults, $10 for families.

"Archaelogical Investigations at On Your Knees Cave," by Dr. E. James Dixon, 8 p.m. Monday, at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

9th Annual Native Arts and Crafts Fair, 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Fourth and Main streets. Call 586-3572.

Dancing

Salsa classes with Heather Haugland and Antonio Diaz. Beginning classes, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Juneau Dance Unlimited studio, Scottish Rite Temple, Fourth and Seward streets. Call 586-5825.

Master Dance Classes with Ricci Adan, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, and 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the JDU studio. Call 463-5327.

Holiday Salsa Fiesta, with Salsa Borealis, food, a piñata, dance contests and more, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the VFW Hall. $7 for adults, $5 for students and free for kids under 10.

Thursday Night Contra Dance, 7:30-9:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints gymnasium, 5100 Glacier Highway in Lemon Creek. Live music with Juneau's Full Circle dance band and dance caller Odette Foster. Beginners welcome. No partners necessary. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Call 463-3214.

Concerts

Organ Concert Friday, featuring J. Allan MacKinnon on the Kimball Theatre Organ, noon Friday, Dec. 3, at the State Office Building.

Exhibits

Selections from the 30th All Alaska Juried Exhibition, runs through Jan. 8; solo shows by Anchorage photographer Matt Johnson and Anchorage quilter Susan Schapira, opens Friday, Dec. 3, and runs through Feb. 19; "Baby It's Cold Outside," the museum's collection of winter-related objects, opens Friday, Dec. 3; Sydney Laurence paintings, selections from the museum's fine art collection, May-December 2004, Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St., open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. $5 for adults, youth under 18 free. For more information, call 465-2901.

Alaska Photographic Arts Association 2004 juried art show, opens Friday, Dec. 3, and runs through Dec. 24, "Tlingit Regalia" and "Panoramic Photographs," noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Fourth and Main streets. Call 586-3572.

Gallery Walk, more than 25 shows in various locations, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; see pages 6, 7 and 10 for a complete list.

Book-Signings

Randy Bayliss, author of "Life's a Fish and then You Fry," 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Rainy Day Books, 113 Seward St.

Elton and Allan Engstrom, authors of "Alexander Baranov and a Pacific Empire," 4:30 p.m. Friday, at Decker Gallery, 233 S. Franklin St.

Sara Boesser, author of "Silent Lives, How High a Price," 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Paradise Cage, 245 Marine Way.

Slide show and book-signing with Ketchikan artist Ray Troll, the subject of "Rapture of the Deep: The Art of Ray Troll," Gallery Walk book-signing, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at downtown Hearthside Books; slide show and signing, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Hearthside's Nugget Mall store.

Lecture with Dr. Riki Ott, author of "Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill," 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Hearthside Books' Nugget Mall.

Night Life

Open mike Thursdays; at the Alaskan.

Open mike Wednesdays with Patrice, 9 p.m.-closing; Splinter Pickers, every Thursday; at the Imperial.

NBA Season Pass, every day; NFL Sunday Ticket, 9 a.m. Sundays; Monday Night Football, 5 p.m. Mondays; Karaoke with Malia, Mondays, 9 p.m.-closing; DJ Dan-O-Mite, 9:30 p.m.-closing, Thursdays-Saturdays; Karaoke with Kendra & K-Rob, 9 p.m.-closing, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays; Free Pool Sundays and 8-Ball Tournament at 4:30 p.m. Sundays, at Marlintini's.

NBA Season Pass, daily; NFL Sunday Ticket, 9 a.m. Sundays; Monday Night Football, 5 p.m. Mondays; classical guitar with John Unzicker in the Velvet Room, 6-9 p.m., every Tuesday-Sunday; at Doc Water's.

Tom Locher, 6-9 p.m. Fridays, at Chinook's. Details: 586-6900.

Kenny Knapp, 8 p.m-midnight, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays; 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays, at the Sandbar.

9-Ball Tournament and Live Jazz, 7 and 8 p.m., Tuesdays; 8-Ball Tournament, 7 p.m. Wednesdays; Karaoke and dance music, 9 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Local music on "Wet Wednesdays," The Rock n' Roll Machine's Jam Night, 9:30 p.m., Saturdays, at Squires Rest in Auke Bay. Details: 789-7829.



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