"Aurora's Dream," presented by Auke Bay Elementary School, 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, in the school gym. Free.
Tuesday salsa classes at the VFW Hall, beginning, 6-7:30 p.m., intermediate, 7:30-9 p.m. Call 586-5825 for more information.
Contra Dance, 7:30-9:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Terry Miller Legislative Offices gymnasium, the old Capital School gym. Use Sixth Street entrance. Live music with Liz and Leif Saya and dance caller Tom Paul. All dances taught. Beginners welcome. No partners necessary. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Call: 321-3109.
English Country dancing, with live music and dance caller Odette Foster, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Terry Miller Legislative Offices gymnasium. Use Sixth Street entrance. All dances taught. Beginners welcome. No partners necessary. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing.
"Nutcracker," presented by Juneau Dance Unlimited, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 15-16, at the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium. $7.50 for ages 12 and under, $15 for adults. Tickets at the JDU office or at the door.
Kimball Theatre Organ Concert, with J. Allan MacKinnon, noon Fridays, Dec. 9, 16, 23 and 30, at the State Office Building.
Sing It Yourself Messiah, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Northern Light United Church. Interested singers should arrive at 1:30 p.m. to rehearse. Donations accepted at the door.
Juneau-Douglas High School winter concerts; intermediate, concert and jazz bands and wind ensemble, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13; choirs and orchestras, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14; at the JDHS auditorium. Free.
Thunder Mountain Big Band, Christmas tunes and jazz, noon Thursday, Dec. 15, in the State Office Building atrium. Free.
"The Best of Alaska Positive: 35 Years of Award-Winning Photographs;" "Earth, Fire and Fibre XXV;" Sydney Laurence paintings from the permanent collection; "Joseph Crumrine: Dog Portraits"; "Recent Acquisitions: Contemporary Alaska Art Donated by the Rasmuson Foundation"; at Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St., open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. $5 for adults, youth under 18 free. Details: 465-2901.
"Pleasures and Perils: Juneau's Steamships and Shipwrecks"; newly restored Montana Creek Fish Trap; "Hands on History Room" and "Juneau Collector's Series Volume 3: Jeff Brown's Alaska Board Games"; noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Fourth and Main streets. Free in December. Call 586-3572.
Jay Crondahl retrospective, shows through December at Ruby Room, 171 Shattuck Way, downstairs Emporium Mall.
Recent work by Jacob Higgins, through December at Two Crow Studio and Galleyr, 245 Marine Way, above Paradise Bakery.
New work by Rob Roys, Karen Beason, Nathalie Parenteau, Brenda Schwartz and Sandra Greba, through December at Annie Kaill's, 244 Front Street.
Amanda DeTienne, drawings and models, through December at Juneau Artists Gallery, 175 South Franklin St., suite 111.
"Simple Mindfulness," by Heidi Reifenstein, through December at Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, 206 North Franklin St.
Recent work by Russ Haight, Lauren Yocum, Dorinda Skains, Rebecca Canaday, Devita Writer, Monica O'Keefe, Liz Stahl and Rob Korpela, through December at Little Citty Gallery, 171 Shattuck Way, Emporium Mall.
SAGA dance and emcee battle, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Centennial Hall's Sheffield Ballroom No. 3. All ages. $3 and a can of food. Battle open to the public and hosted by DJ Astronomar. Turntables manned by The Gift and DJ Smack.
All Nations Children Native Dancers, 12-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10; Juneau-Douglas Wind Ensemble, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and 12-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11; Juneau Youth Choir, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Mendenhall Mall.
"Celebration of Light" concert, dance and dessert fest, presented by Opera to GO!, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Holy Trinity Church and McPhetres Hall, Fourth and Gold streets. $10 at the door.
Lectures by Dr. Carlos Yaipen-Llanos, "Communication, Education and Public Involvement: Conservation Issues in the Eastern South Pacific" 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the CBJ Assembly Chambers. Reception at 5:30 p.m. "The Environmental Crisis in the South Pacific," 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the UAS Egan Lecture Hall. Call 789-0449.
Bluegrass 101, 9 p.m.-close Saturday, Dec. 10, at The Island Pub, Second Street, Douglas. No cover. Info, 364-1595.
Deering and Down, 9 p.m.-close Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9 and 10, at the Hangar on the Wharf.
Monday night Raw with DJ Astronomar on Mondays; Open Mic, Thursdays; The Vaporizers, 9 p.m.-close, Friday-Saturday, Dec. 9-10, at the Alaskan Hotel and Bar.
Sunday morning football, 9 a.m.; Salsa Nights, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. every Thursday; at the Imperial Billiard & Bar.
NFL Sunday Ticket, 9 a.m. Sundays; NBA Season Pass, daily; Free Pool and 8-Ball Tournament at 4:30 p.m. Sundays; Monday Night Football Party, 9 p.m. Mondays; Karaoke at 9 p.m. Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays; Texas Hold 'Em Poker, 7 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 29-Dec. 21. Finals on Dec. 22; Texas Hold'em Cash Game, 7 p.m. Fridays; DJ Dan-O-Mite, 9:30 p.m.-closing, Fridays-Saturdays; Roughhouse Friday Boxing, 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Marlintini's Lounge.
Sunday morning football, 9 a.m., at GW Teal.
NTN Trivia, nightly; trivia contest, Sundays, at the Triangle Club.
Jason Caputo with Brave Monkeys on Friday at 10 p.m., Jason and friends, Saturday at 10pm.; Teri Tibbett, singer-songwriter, Sunday 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter duo Nate and Ron, 9 p.m. Wednesdays in the Pub; Classical guitar with John Unzicker in the Velvet Room, 7-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; at Doc Water's Pub. Details: 586-3627.
Tom Locher with vocalist Julie Cozzi, smooth piano music, 6-9 p.m. Fridays, at the Goldbelt Hotel. Details: 586-6900.
Kenny Knapp, country swing/rock, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays, at the Sandbar.
Local music on "Wet Wednesdays" at Squires Rest in Auke Bay. Details: 789-7829.
Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 8:30 p.m.-closing, Wednesdays, at the Rendezvous.