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Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2002

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve Barn Dance, 7:30-midnight Tuesday at the St. Ann's Parish Hall (Cathedral of the Nativity, Fifth and Gold streets). Odette Foster is dance caller and music with Juneau dance band Grateful Celtics. All dances taught, beginners welcome, no partners necessary. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Call 463-3214 for information, $7.

Red Ball Jets, Los Angeles dance, rock and hip hop band, Tuesday evening at The Hangar on the Wharf, $5, ticket at the door.

Peabody's Monster, Juneau rock band, 9 p.m. Tuesday at The Alaskan Bar, no cover.

New Year's Eve Prime Rib Bash, Tuesday evening at the Sandbar, slab of prime rib, full dinner plus ride home to anywhere in the Mendenhall Valley, live music, $20.

Bluesman Wisconsin Slim, slide guitar and percussion, 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Imperial Saloon, no cover.

New Year's Eve party with the band Fun House, rock band, 9 p.m. Tuesday at Marlintini's Lounge, free party favors for first 300 people, no cover.

Northern Pacific playing 9 p.m. Tuesday, Henry's Food and Spirits, also deep-fried turkey special for $14.95 and prime rib and prawns special for $24.95. No cover for music.

Dance

"Brush Up on Ballroom" dance workshop, 9:15 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Centennial Hall. For beginning and experienced dancers; fox-trot, waltz, swing, salsa and other styles; seven instructors and nine sessions; sponsored by Juneau International Folkdancers. $10 per session or $35 package at the door, $30 package if preregistered by e-mail, botelho@gci.net

Folk and ballroom dancing, 6-8 p.m. Sunday nights at downtown Juneau Racquet Club/The Alaska Club. All dances taught. Last hour is request dancing. Free.

Activities

Midwinter Vocal Festival, week-long singing workshops with guest voice teacher Byron McGilvray, Thursday, Jan. 5, to Thursday, Jan. 12, at St. Paul's Catholic Church. Sponsored by Juneau Lyric Opera, group voice, festival chorus and chamber ensemble groups. Call 789-4604, or see juneau.com/opera.

Exhibits

"Food and Water" and "Flesh Tones," paintings by Charity Green and Elise Tomlinson, at Juneau Arts and Humanities Council gallery, open weekday afternoons. Final week.

Paintings by Sue Kraft, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, open weekday afternoons, free admission, at Fourth and Main streets, for more information call 586-3572. Final week. The city museum will be closed Jan. 1-Feb 6.

Photography by Pat Costello at KTOO, ongoing show, open business hours.

Alaska painter Sydney Laurence, 15 paintings on exhibit including seven recently donated at the Alaska State Museum. State museum winter hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, $3 admission.

"Alaska Positive 2002," at the Alaska State Museum, 37 photographs by Alaska photographers.

"Rescued and Resuscitated," assemblages and collages by Carol Hilgemann at the Alaska State Museum.

"... is this not an urgent matter?" found-object installation by Don Mohr at the Alaska State Museum.

Nightlife

The Bobb Family Band, Western swing, country rock, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27 and 28, at The Alaskan Bar. Open mike Thursdays, at The Alaskan Bar, no cover.

Fun House, Juneau dance rock band, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, Dec. 27 and 28, karaoke on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, no cover, at Marlintini's Lounge.

Red Ball Jets, L.A. rock and dance band, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27 and 28, at The Hangar on the Wharf.

Open mike with house rock band, 9 p.m. every Thursday at the Imperial Saloon.

Karaoke with Louie Rogers, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday at the Rendezvous.

Troy Hull, solo singer and guitarist plays variety of styles, Wednesday-Sunday nights, 9 p.m. to closing, at the Sandbar, until Dec. 31, no cover.



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