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Posted: Thursday, December 30, 2004

Theater

"A Midsummer Night's Dream," written by William Shakespeare, presented by Perseverance Theatre, plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12; 7 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 30, Jan. 6 and 13; 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14; 8 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 8 and 15; 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9; and closes at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16. Pay-as-you-can on Dec. 30. Call 463-TIXS or visit www.perseverancetheatre.org.

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 with questions.

New Year's Eve Barn Dance, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 31, at St. Ann's Parish Hall, Fifth and Gold streets. With Juneau dance band Happy To Be Here and dance caller Tom Paul. 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, runs through Feb. 19; "Baby It's Cold Outside," the museum's collection of winter-related objects; 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.

Portfolios from the eight lead designers in the Capitol Design Competition, runs through Jan. 8; "Rare and Early Mining Photos;" Alaska Photographic Arts Association 2004 juried art show, 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 Brance of True North Federal Credit Union, 2777 Postal Way. Call 523-9231.

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.

Events

All-ages dance, with Salsa Borealis, DJs and others, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at the VFW Hall. $10 for adults, $7 for students and free for kids under 10.

Eaglecrest Ski Area's New Year's Day fireworks show, Saturday, Jan. 1, music begins at 3 p.m., fireworks start at 5 p.m., whether the hill is open or not.

Night life

Moses Kane, 9 p.m.-close, Friday, Dec. 31, at the Hangar on the Wharf.

Hiphop with DJ Astronomar, Mondays; Open mike Thursdays; Daddy-0, 9 pm.-close, Friday, Dec. 31; at the Alaskan.

Open mike Wednesdays with Patrice, 9 p.m.-closing; Splinter Pickers, every Thursday; Panhandle Crabgrass Revival Band, 9 p.m.-close, Thursday-Friday, Dec. 30-31, 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, No Drama and DJ Dan-O-Mite, 9 p.m.-close, Friday, Dec.. 31, free party favors to the first 250 guests, 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; Jazz Trio, 9 p.m.-close, Friday, Dec. 31, at Doc Water's.

Tom Locher, smooth piano music, 6-9 p.m. Fridays, at the Goldbelt Hotel, Chinook's. Details: 586-6900.

Troy Hull; 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays, at the Sandbar.

Local music on "Wet Wednesdays;" The Rock n' Roll Machine's Jam Night, 9:30 p.m., Saturdays; The Swingers, classic rock and roll, 9 p.m.-close, Friday, Dec. 31, 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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