Handel's "Messiah," sung by a community chorus, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday at Chapel by the Lake, $12, $9 seniors and students, a Juneau Lyric Opera production.
Juneau-Douglas High School jazz bands, intermediate and concert band and wind ensemble, 7 tonight, free, but donations welcome.
"Winter Dance Concert," including "Albert's Play" and other performances by JDU students, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, at the Juneau Dance Unlimited Studio in the Scottish Rite Temple at Fourth and Seward streets. Tickets at Hearthside Books $10, $6 for students and kids.
Holiday Barn Dance, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Hall, Live music with Rex and Sherri, dance called by Valerie Delaune, beginners welcome, all dances taught, no partner necessary, bring clean, softsoled shoes. $7.
Juneau International Folk Dancers, 7:30 p.m. every Friday at Scottish Rite Temple. Instruction and request dancing, all welcome. Bring clean, softsoled shoes.
"Afghanistan As It Was," 7:30 tonight, McPhetres Hall, Dick Marshall will present slides and talk about his month-long, 800-mile trip through Afghanistan in 1976. $5, benefit for Southeast Alaska Land Trust.
"The Open Studio" paintings by Rick Clair, Alan Munro, Carol Bodenhamer, Sharron Lobaugh and Alice Tersteeg, and jewelry by goldsmith Michael Hunter, 1-5 p.m. today through Sunday, and next week by appointment, call 789-7604 at Gallery Art and Framing, Lobaugh's studio at 3340 Fritz Cove Rd.
"Found and Assembled in Alaska," art exhibit at the Alaska State Museum.
George Provost solo photography exhibition and Sonya Kelliher-Combs solo multimedia exhibition, at the Alaska State Museum. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, $3 adults, 18 and under free.
"Double Vision: Two Photographic Perspectives," photographs by Shar Fox and Katja Geldhof, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council gallery.
"Tell me What You See: Poems and Paintings by Women," art exhibit at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, hours noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, no admission charge.
The Rev. Neil Down, blues-rock singer and guitarist with Juneau band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday at the Alaskan Bar, no cover; open mike 8 p.m.-midnight tonight.
North Pacific, Juneau classic rock band, 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Hangar on the Wharf, no cover. (also Dec. 21 and 22)
Panhandle Crabgrass Revival Band, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Open mike, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday at the Imperial Saloon.
DJ dance music, 9:30 p.m.-closing Friday and Saturday at Marlintini's Lounge. No cover, karaoke contest 9 p.m. Tuesdays, weekly winners compete for grand prize Dec. 23.
Soundboyz, Juneau rock band, 10:30 p.m.-closing Friday and Saturday at The Rendezvous.
Coffeehouse performances, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Northern Light United Church, free, call Greg Boettner 586-3131.
Kenny Knapp, singer and guitarist, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday at the Sandbar. No cover.