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What’s Happening the week of April 18-24


Pillars of America Speaker Series- Todd Huston, Wednesday, April 18, 11:30 a.m.- 1:20 p.m., Centennial Hall Convention Center. The Pillars of America Speaker Series presented by Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary brings distinguished American citizens who share relevant personal experiences. Lunch is served at the event, and it is best to arrive early for best seating. More info:

Friends of Jenson-Olson Arboretum Annual Meeting, Wednesday, April 18, 5:30-7 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library. FJOA will honor outgoing board members and chart a course for the coming year. Refreshments provided. FJOA is a non-profit organization that supports the projects and programs of the Jensen-Olson Arboretum. Free, all welcome. For more info: http:/;

Juneau Reentry Coalition Community Meeting, Wednesday, April 18, 6-7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall Convention Center. A discussion on reentry housing need, availability, and options. For more info: Don at 321-4970 or

Theater at Latitude 58 presents “She Kills Monsters,” April 18, 19, 20, 21 at 7 p.m., April 21, 22 at 2 p.m., McPhetres Hall. Special Benefit Concert on April 18 for the Holy Trinity Light Board Fund. Tickets available at Vendini, Hearthside Books and at the door. This play contains language and adult content not appropriate for younger audiences.

Tlingit and Haida President’s Award Banquet and Language Fundraiser, Thursday, April 19, 6-9 p.m., Centennial Hall Convention Center. This year’s Annual President’s Award Banquet will also include a fundraiser to support Southeast Alaska’s indigenous languages, including an awards ceremony, silent and live auctions, raffle, catered dinner, and dance performances. Ticket Cost: $35 each or $1,000 per table (10 seats). Purchase tickets by calling Minnie Merculief at (907)463-7147.

Pub Theology, Thursday, April 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Barnaby Brewing Company. Now meeting twice a month. Pub Theology is a place where different viewpoints, ideas, philosophies, and ethics come together in a respectful setting to share. Each Pub Theology will have a different theme. Bring your questions and curiosity- all are welcome.

Violence Against Women Awareness Rally, Friday, April 20, 6-9 p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. Hosted by the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska. This event is open to the public.

JDHS Dance Team Showtime, April 20, 21, 7-9:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School. The JDHS Dance Team presents their 31st annual Showtime. Featuring all the regular season routines and the tournament routine. Guest performers include Fusion Dance Company, Juneau Jumpers, GV HeArt & Sole, TAFY Dance Alaska, and the Dad’s Drill Team. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Available at Hearthside Books or from team members. For more info:; Kayla Price at (907)723-0317.

Moon Over Cairo, Friday, April 20, 7-9:30 p.m., KTOO 360 Studio. A lively evening full of Middle Eastern dance. Featuring the Daughters of the New Moon and guest artist Rosa Noreen, this interactive show is appropriate for all ages. For more info:

Comedy For A Cause, Friday, April 20, 7-8:30 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center. A night of local humor and storytelling from Tom Cosgrove, Roblin Gray Davis, Liz Eilers, Sara Hannan, Andy Miller, Phoebe Rohrbacher, Paula Gonzales Rohrbacher and Emcee, Adam Berkey. Doors and silent auction open at 6:30 p.m. No-host bar with beer/wine and food for sale, plus popcorn. All proceeds benefit NAMI Juneau’s education and support programs for families and individuals impacted by mental illness. Tickets on sale through the JAHC box office and Hearthside Books. For more info:; Crystal Bourland,, 463-4251.

Tidal Echoes 2018 Launch, Friday, April 20, 7-8:30 p.m., UAS Egan Lecture Hall. Launch of the 2018 edition of Tidal Echoes, the Southeast Alaska Literary and Art Journal. Reading by Vivian Faith Prescott; art lecture by Christofer Taylor. Free event. For more info:; Emily Wall, 796-6113.

Club Baby Seal, Friday, April 20, 9-11:59 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon. Stand-up comedy with local comics Allison Holtkamp, Corin Hughes-Skandijs, Alicia Hughes-Skandijs, and Nate Williams. Purchase tickets at:; For more info:

Surrender to Sumi, Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.- noon, Color Wheel Arts. Teens to adults, costs $57. Call 209-7173 to register.

Run Fur Fun! 5k Run/1 Mile Walk, Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Mendenhall Campground. Gastineau Humane Society’s fundraising walk/run for dogs and their people. Beer samples following the event for people over 21 courtesy of Alaskan Brewing Co. Water and treats for dogs will also be provided. Pre-Register at the Gastineau Humane Society or register at the event starting at 10:15 a.m. Registration cost is $20 for adults over 18, $5 for kids aged 6-17, free for kids five and under. For more info:; contact Gastineau Humane Society at 789-0260.

Bellydance with Rosa Noreen, Saturday, April 21, 1-5:30 p.m., Channel Dance Studio. A three day bellydance workshop taught by guest instructor, Rosa Noreen. This workshop will cover a variety of dance topics and is open to all levels and styles of dancer. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Contact to purchase.

March. Run. Win., Saturday, April 21. 1-5 p.m., United Way of Southeast Alaska. An afternoon workshop to educate, support and encourage women to run for elected office. Hosted by Southeast Women Will – Beth Kerttula, Karen Crane, Kate Troll, Sally Saddler and Sally Smith. Advance registration and $10 donation appreciated but not required. For more info or to register contact Kate Troll at or 209-3050.

Drawing Group at The Canvas, Saturday, April 21, 4:45-8 p.m., The Canvas. This is a three-hour drawing group every other Saturday. Cost $20. Set up at 4:45 p.m. Doors close at 5 p.m. No late arrivals. For more info:

Rewind Drag Show, Saturday, April 21, 7-11:30 p.m., Rendezvous. Gigi Monroe presents the greatest hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s. $11 cover at the door. For more info:

The Moment, Saturday, April 21, 7-9 p.m., Hangar on the Wharf Ballroom. This is a film by Darcy Hennessey Turenne. A fundraising event by the Juneau Mountain Bike Alliance. Tickets available at Cycle Alaska and at the door. Adults $15, Youth $10, Student ID $12.

PFLAG Juneau Pride Chorus Concert, Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. Juneau’s PFLAG Pride Chorus is celebrating its 21st anniversary. The Pride Chorus sings to promote the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families, and friends. There will be a silent auction starting at 6:30 p.m.

Burn Thompson Poetry Reading, Saturday, April 21, 7:30-9 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. An evening of original poetry with the Burn Thompson Writers Group in celebration of National Poetry Month. This event is free, and doors will open at 7:15 p.m. For more info:; Elissa Borges, 586-0966.

Von Grey- Live in Concert, Saturday, April 21, 8-9:30 p.m., UAS Rec Center. Atlanta-based alt-rock group Von Grey is made up of classically trained sisters – Von Grey takes a multi-instrumental approach to deliver cinematic, imagery laden dark electronic-based music. This event is free and open to the community. For more info:; Student Activities Office, 907-796-6306,

Stone Setting Jewelry with Rowan Law, Sunday, April 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Color Wheel Arts. Teens to adults, costs $143. Call 209-7173 to register.

Artists of All Nations, Sunday, April 22, 1-5 p.m., Centennial Hall. Bring your art projects to a roundtable of artists of many nations. Work on your projects, start a new project, meet other artists, get inspired and share inspiration.

Around Southeast:

Craig – Stand for Salmon Pizza Party, Tuesday, April 24, 6 p.m., Sunnahae Hotel event space. A discussion over pizza around the Stand for Salmon effort to update Alaska’s Fish Habitat Permitting Law that has not been re-visited since statehood.

Ketchikan – Fellowship of the Pen Drop-In Writing Session, Wednesday, April 18, 3-7:30 p.m., Ketchikan Public Library. Open to all, come and go as you please. Coffee and snacks provided.

Ketchikan – Arts Uncorked: Jewelry Making/Metalworking with Kelsey Boyd, Friday, April 20, 7-9 p.m., KAAHC. Arts Uncorked is an opportunity for the 21-and-overs to experience a variety of mediums on an introductory level. Bring snacks and beverages. $30 in advance, $40 after deadline (two weeks prior to class). Pre-registration is necessary due to materials being provided.

Ketchikan – Ketchikan Film Fest, Saturday, April 21, noon-5 p.m., Ketchikan Public Library. Showings of “Cry Vengeance,” “The Silver Horde,” and “Spawn of the North.”

Ketchikan – Celebration of the Stars, Saturday, April 21, 6-11 p.m., Ted Ferry Civic Center. An annual event to celebrate people and institutions who make a difference in the community. Guest speaker Scott Habberstad. Community awards, silent auction, dinner, music, dancing. $75 per person or $550 per table of eight. Advanced tickets only. To buy tickets or for more information, contact (907)225-3184 or

Sitka – Sitka Cirque presents “The Jungle Book,” April 21, 22, 6 p.m., and April 22, 23, 1 p.m., Sitka Performing Arts Center. Papercut artwork by Sarah Lawrie is featured to enhance the storytelling. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth and senior citizens at Old Harbor Books and the Gravity Gym. Proceeds will be used for the cirque scholarship and equipment funds. For more information visit

Sitka – “A Plastic Ocean” Film Screening, Friday, April 20, University of Alaska Sitka, Room 106. Free screening. Bags for Change will gather clean, serviceable reusable bags from community members who have extras and distribute them to anyone needing them. Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees are to take their own cups and plates. Contact Michelle at 747-2708 for more information.

Sitka – “Smokin’ Fish” Film Screening, Saturday, April 21, 2-3 p.m., Sheldon Jackson Museum. Free screening. In the film Cory Mann is a businessman hustling to make a dollar in Juneau and decides to spend a summer preparing the traditional dish.

Sitka – Honoring Women Event, Saturday, April 21, 6-9 p.m., Harrigen Centennial Hall. Dionne Brady Howard, Jan Straley, Julia Smith, and Traci Gale will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the community. Entertainment includes live music with Debby LeVeck and Jim Shepard, dance performance with Sitka Studio of Dance, dinner catered by Ludvig’s, no host bar, slide show of the hororees, reward ceremony, and silent auction. All proceeds benefit SAFV’s regular programs. Tickets at Old Harbor Books and SAFV. For more information, call 747-3370.

Skagway – Skagway Spring Festival, April 20-22. Events include: Skagway Folk Festival, Spring Show of Winter Artwork, bike maintenance demos, Clean Sweep, and watercolor painting classes. For more information on events, visit

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