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Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Exhibits

"Commercial Fishing," new paintings by Charity Green, opens at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Fourth and Main, Friday, Jan. 2, 4:30-7 p.m. public reception. Winter admission is free; museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Call 586-3572.

"breakup III" by Kat Tomka and sculptures by Sarah Beaty, Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St. Museum hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission $3. Youth 18 and younger are free. Through Jan. 10. Call 465-2901.

Leah Sturgis, new works, opens at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Rock Paper Scissors, 245 Marine Way No. 11, 586-3110.

Abe Wylie, new works, opens at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, and Friday, Jan. 9, at the Empire Gallery, 235 Second Street. Call 723-1557 for appointments.

"Collecting Alaska: Recent Acquisitions," runs through April 17 at the Alaska State Museum.

"The Glory of Glaciers," at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, 586-3572.

Barbara Craver, pastels, Lisa Rickey, sculptures, opens at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Juneau Arts and Humanities Council gallery, 206 N. Franklin St., 586-ARTS. Runs through Jan. 30.

Juneau Artists Gallery, assorted work by 25 local artists, featuring Alaska Marine Highway engineer Gary Smith in January, Senate Building, 175 S. Franklin St., Suite 111. Shows daily.

Jim Fowler, new landscapes, Valentine's Coffee House, 111 Seward St., 463-5144.

Dances

New Year's Eve Barn Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, Wednesday, Dec. 31, at St. Ann's Parish Hall, Church of the Nativity at Fifth and Gold streets. Live music with Juneau Dance Band Sixth and Main and dance caller Tom Paul. All dances taught. Beginners welcome. No partners necessary. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Call 463-3214.

Salsa classes with Antonio Diaz and Heather Haugland, Tuesdays 6-7:30 p.m., Juneau Dance Unlimited, corner of Fourth and Seward streets. Call 586-5825.

Events

Eaglecrest New Year's Day Celebration, 3 p.m., Jan. 1, at Eaglecrest Ski Area. Live music Urban Desert and aprés ski munchies, 3-4:30 p.m., Jan. 1. 4th of July Crew fireworks display from mid-Hilary's at 4:30 p.m. Public is invited. Call 790-2001.

"Juneau Friends of Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne and family" celebrate New Year's ablaze, 4-8 p.m., at Centennial Hall. Call 586-2632.

Juneau Lyric Opera's Mid-Winter Vocal Festival, Jan. 4-10, St. Paul's Catholic Church. Festival features guest artist Dr. Byron McGilvray; a group voice class; chamber ensemble and festival chorus auditions; private lessons with McGilvray; and a performance by the festival chorus, Chamber ensemble and selected soloists at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10. Call 789-4604.

"The Forgetting" Alzheimer's Disease Film Screening and Discussion, Wednesday, Jan. 7, at KTOO studios. Representatives from local agencies will answer questions about Alzheimer's disease in a follow-up discussion. RSVP to Vicki, 586-1670 or vicki@ktoo.org.

Night life

New Year's Celebration with Ace Hi Rhythm Section Band, 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Hangar on the Wharf.

New Year's Eve Dinner and San Francisco DJ Matt Harris, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the Twisted Fish.

Chrome Forest, 9 p.m.-close, ANB Hall, Wednesday, Dec. 31, $5.

Tom Locher, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Chinook's Restaurant in the Goldbelt Hotel.

Karaoke with K-Rob, 9 p.m.-closing, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays; Salsa dance lessons with Heather and Antonio, 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, followed at 11 p.m. by DJ Dan-O-Mite; DJ dance music with DJ Dan-O-Mite and DJ Mix, 9:30 p.m.-closing, Thursday, Jan. 1 and Saturday, Jan. 3; Juneau's Biggest New Year's Bash with Funhouse, Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Marlintini's.

The Knight Riders, 10 p.m.-close, Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the Sandbar.

Bull riding, 9 p.m., Thursdays and Saturdays; DJ, Friday, Jan. 2, at Henry's Food and Spirits in the Mendenhall Mall.

The Rockn Roll Machine's Jam Night, 9:30 p.m., Saturdays, Liquid Genius, 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31, at Squires in Auke Bay.

Open mike Thursdays with Patrice, 9 p.m.-close; Dag Nabbit, 9 p.m.-close, Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the Alaskan.

Contra Public and DJ, 9 p.m.-close, Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the Imperial.

Karaoke, 7-11 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays; all-night karaoke, Wednesdays and Thursdays; DJ Trent, 11 p.m.-closing, Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 p.m.-closing, Fridays and Saturdays, at the Rendezvous.



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