Pre-parade pancakes, Wednesday, July 4, 8:45-11 a.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center.
Juneau Fourth of July Parade, Wednesday, July 4, 11 a.m., Egan Dr.
Douglas Fourth of July Parade, Wednesday, July 4, 2 p.m., starts as Sayéik: Gastineau Community School and proceeds southeast down 3rd St.
Authentic Indian Yoga and Pranayama, Thursday, July 5, 12:10-12:55 p.m., Rainforest Yoga. Class is for all levels and includes yoga, breathing and meditation to be more happy, healthy and intuitive. Taught by Arvind Goel who is visiting from India. $10 at the door or on line at www.rainforestyoga.org
Juneau Lyric Opera Midsummer Vocal Festival – Back to Broadway, Thursday, July 5 – 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.
First Friday, July 6, downtown Juneau. To see full listings, go to www.capitalcityweekly.com.
Summer Block Party: KTOO Jeff Brown appreciation day, Friday, July 6, 5:30-7 p.m., Centennial Hall courtyard. Free.
“Twelfth Night,” Friday, July 6, 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.
Friday Night Concert Series: Bobby Reynolds, Don Rudolph, Steven Tada, Friday, July 6, 8-10 p.m., Alaska Fish & Chips Company at the Flight Deck, 2 Marine Way #124. See future musician lineups at www.alaskafishandchips.com.
Recital for violin and piano, Saturday, July 7, 3-4:30 p.m., Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St. Recital for violin and piano by Lisa Ibias and Sue Kazama. There will be selections by Bach, Beethoven, and Saint Saens. Free admission.
Downtown wayfinding and interpretive element project design open house, Tuesday, July 10, 4:20-7 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. Description:Explore the new wayfinding strategy, interact with mock-ups of new signage and provide feedback. For questions, contact: Lisa EaganLagerquist at (907) 586-0893 or Lisa.EaganLagerquist@juneau.org.
Art of Fermenation, Tuesday, July 10, 7-8:30 p.m., Devil’s Club Brewing Company, 100 N. Franklin St. Food writer and food fermentation expert Sandor Katz will teach a workshop on food fermentation. Costs $20.
“Total Solar Eclipse Humor,” Tuesday, July 10, Marie Drake Planetarium. The show will have a brief explanation of the science of eclipses, a video of the USA 2017 solar eclipse and solar eclipse humor followed by “The Sky Tonight” on the Spitz Projector.
Sitka – Musical Celebration, Wednesday, July 4, 12:15-12:45 p.m., St. Peter’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. The concert features patriotic music by a variety of musicians, celebrating the 4th of July. For more information call 747-3977.
Sitka – Maritime Society Cruise, Wednesday, July 4, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Crescent Harbor. Sitka Maritime Heritage Society offers a Herring History cruise. Tickets are $50 for adults and $30 for those age 12 and under. The boat boards at 3:15 p.m. at Crescent Harbor. Snacks are provided. For information call (907) 419-0213.
Sitka – Cello Concert, Tuesday, July 10, 12:30-1 p.m., Sitka Public Library. Sitka International Cello Seminar presents a free, half hour concert.
Skagway – Soapy Smith’s Wake, Sunday, July 8.The con man of Skagway’s Gold Rush days is toasted at an annual ritual started by Soapy’s grandkids and the Day of ‘98 Show cast in the mid 1970s. No guns allowed. For more information contact FOE Eagles #25, P. O. Box 181, Skagway, AK 99840 or (907) 983-2234.
Ketchikan – Teen Summer Program – Big Hair 80s, Friday, July 6, 6:30-10 p.m., Ketchikan Public Library. Teen Advisory Group (TAG) presents the the Teen Summer Program 2018’s event: “Reading and Rocking the Decades – The 1980s. To celebrate the 80s TA. invites teens to see how big the hair can be – and then watch a wild science fiction musical from the decade. There will be food, door prizes and lots of hair products. Free.
Ketchikan – Alaskan Storyteller Pete Griffin, Saturday, July 7, 3 p.m., Ketchikan Public Library. Griffin started his career with the U.S. Forest Service in 1973 as a wildlife biologist and was promoted to District Ranger on the Tongass National Forest in Juneau in 1999. During the seven years he lived in Ketchikan, he started recording short natural history vignettes for KRBD titled “In the Woods,” which documented his exploration of the Southeast rainforest. At this talk, Griffin will share tales of Romeo the wolf, king salmon fishing in Ketchikan, and his adventures in Southeast Alaska.
Ketchikan – First City Players presents: “Fish Pirate’s Daughter,” Friday, July 7, 7 p.m., Ted Ferry Civic Center. A Ketchikan original. Ticket price includes a crab or salmon feed. Costs %50 per adult, $25 per child 12 and under.
Ketchikan – Summer Story Slam, Saturday, July 10, 7 p.m., Creek Street Cabaret. Costs $3. This is an informal, impromptu storytelling event. Each story can be five minutes and each evening has a different theme; this one’s will be “Well, This is Awkward.”