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Posted: Thursday, December 09, 2004

Theater

"The SantaLand Diaries," adapted by Joe Mantello from the David Sedaris story, presented by Perseverance Theatre, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10; 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11; and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12; in the theater's Phoenix Room. Pay-as-you-can, seating is limited. Call 463-TIXS.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream," written by William Shakespeare, presented by Perseverance Theatre, opens Dec. 10, and plays at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 15, 22, 29 and Jan. 12; 7 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 16, 23, 30, Jan. 6 and 13; 8 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 17, and Jan. 14; 8 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 18, Jan. 1, 8 and 15; 6 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 19, and Jan. 9; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16. and closes Jan. 16. Pay-as-you-can on Dec. 15, 22, 23, 29 and 30. Call 463-TIXS or visit www.perseverancetheatre.org.

"4.48 Psychosis," an efstar seakae production, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 16-18, at Perseverance Theatre's Phoenix Room.

Concerts

Organ Concert Friday, featuring J. Allan MacKinnon playing a variety of music including some holiday tunes on the Kimball Theatre Organ, noon Friday, Dec. 10, at the State Office Building.

"Angels Sing," by the Alaska Youth Choir, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at St. Paul's Catholic Church. $5 for students/seniors, $10 for adults, $20 for families. Hearthside Books or at the door.

"Messiah," by Juneau Lyric Opera and the Amalga Chamber Orchestra, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. $12 adults, $9 for students/seniors. Tickets at Hearthside Books or door.

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. Details: 586-5825.

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. All dances taught. Beginners welcome. No partners necessary. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Call 463-3214.

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. Details: 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.

Plein Rein painters, runs through December at the Juneau Arts and Humanties Council gallery, 206 N. Franklin Street, 586-ARTS. Weekdays, Fridays until 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11-18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

John Hyde, new photography, Mendenhall Branch of True North Federal Credit Union, 2777 Postal Way. Call 523-9231.

Fiber Works Show, at Skeins Fine Yarns, 9100 block of Glacier Highway across the lot from Alaskan Dames and Gents, runs Dec. 10-24. Call 780-6856.

Juneau Artists Gallery, assorted work by 25 local artists, featuring artist Seely Hall. Senate Building, 175 S. Franklin St., Suite 111. Shows 9 a.m.-9 p.m., daily.

Clara Weishahn, new work, runs through December at the Friendly Planet Loft, 200 Seward Street, 586-2471.

Elise Tomlinson, "Alluvial," runs through month at KTOO, 360 Egan Drive, 586-1670.

New work by Frances Davis, Devita Writer, John Stoll, Liz Gifford, Elizabeth Franklin and Gerard Garland, at Little City Gallery, 171 Shattuck Way, 586-4048.

New work by Chris Beanes, Jay Donig and Jenna Dickinson, at old Poseidon Shop, 226 Seward Street, closes Dec. 10-11.

Book signings

Lecture with Dr. Riki Ott, author of "Sound Truth & Corporate Myth$: Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill," 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at Hearthside Books' Nugget Mall location.

Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans, authors of "Southeast Alaska's Natural Wonders," 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at downtown Hearthside Books, and 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Nugget Mall Hearthside.

Night life

Open mike Thursdays; The Bobb Family Band, western swing, classic country, twang, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 10-11, 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, smooth piano music, 6-9 p.m. Fridays, at the Goldbelt Hotel, 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.

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 8:30 p.m.-closing, Wednesdays, at the Rendezvous.



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