What’s Happening the week of July 11-17?

Juneau Lyric Opera Midsummer Vocal Festival – Back to Broadway, through Saturday, July 21, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 325 Gold St. The non-auditioned festival chorus welcomes all skill levels. Workshop fee is $100. Scholarships available. To register, go to www.juneauopera.org.

“Twelfth Night,” Wednesday, July 11-15, 7:30-10 p.m., McPhetres Hall, 325 Gold St. See this classic William Shakespeare play produced by Theatre in the Rough. Tickets can be purchased at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, Hearthside Books, at the door, theatreintherough.org and on Vendini.

Sukshma Yoga, Thursday, July 12, 12:10-12:55 p.m., Rainforest Yoga. Description:Yoga for the joints, authentic Indian yoga taught by a visiting teacher. $10 pay at door or online www.rainforestyoga.org.

Summer Block Party, Friday, July 13, 5:30-7 p.m., Centennial Hall courtyard. Enjoy a free evening of music provided by local musicians and browse booths of local vendors.

Friday Night Concert Series: Teri Tibbett, Friday, July 13, 8-10 p.m., Alaska Fish & Chips Company at the Flight Deck, 2 Marine Way #124. See future musician lineups at www.alaskafishandchips.com.

Guns & Hoses 2018 Charity Softball Tournament, Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Dimond Park. Food and beverages will be on sale to raise money for the Special Olympics.

Second Saturday Market, Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Airport Shopping Center. Shop from local produce and craft vendors.

Ink making class, Saturday, July 14, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Color Wheel Arts. Sara Caldwell will bring science to the world of art with her discussion of how to change the colors of ink made from Alaskan plants by simply changing the PH value. You will learn how to make drawing inks from plants and leave with a variety of colors to play with at home, plus a dipping pen. Learn to make ink from lupine, berries, cabbage, beets and more. Costs $50. Call Color Wheel Arts owner Sherri McDonald at 209-7173 for more information.

Arts Roundtable, Tuesday, July 17, 5-6:30 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. Artists, art organizations, and interested community members are invited to share ideas on to foster the arts community in Juneau. Those that can’t make the meeting but wish to comment should contact individual artist programs coordinator Meghan Garrison at meghan@jahc.org and 586-2787.

AROUND SOUTHEAST

Sitka – Salmon cruise, Thursday, July 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Crescent Harbor. Sitka Conservation Society offers a Tongass salmon boat cruise to explore Redoubt Bay. Tickets are $50 at Old Harbor Books. Boarding begins at 5:15 p.m. at Crescent Harbor. For more information call 747-7509 or email info@sitkawild.org.

Sitka – Author talk with Caroline Goodwin, Sunday, July 15, Old Harbor Books. Goodwin is poet laureate of San Mateo County, California, and was also a Stegner fellow.

Sitka – Free cello concert, Tuesday, July 17, 12:30-1 p.m., Sitka Public Library. Sitka International Cello Seminar presents a free half hour concert.

Skagway – Art talk with Josh Winkler Wednesday, July 11, 10:30-11 a.m., National Park Service auditorium. Josh Winkler was a Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residence. He will present a PowerPoint lecture describing the trajectory of his art. He will discuss the perceived relationships between recent work he has created about the California gold rush of the 1850s and the Klondike Gold Rush that occurred 50 years later. His presentation will include sketches from his time as an artist in residence on the Chilkoot Trail. The talk will explore the environmental and societal impacts of the boom and bust cycles of the gold rushes in California and the Klondike.

Ketchikan – Fellowship of the Pen Drop-in Write Session & Feedback Workshop, Wednesday, July 11, 3-7:30 p.m., Ketchikan Public Library. Fellowship of the Pen is an open-to-everyone, come-and-go-as-you-please writing community supported by the Ketchikan Public Library through hosting drop-in writing sessions, feedback workshops, special community events, programs, and presentations. For more information, call 225-3331.

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