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What’s Happening the week of May 2-8

Wednesday Watercolor Exploration, first Wednesday every month, 6-8 p.m., the Canvas. Taught by Patti Hutchens-Jouppi. All materials provided for $30. No experience necessary. Register online or at the Canvas.

United Way Dinner Cruise to Orca Point Lodge, Wednesday, May 2, 5-8:30 p.m., Don Stratter Public Harbor. Set sail with United Way of Southeast Alaska for an evening of dinner and conversation with Alaskan guest Brian Weed with Juneau’s Hidden History. The Cruise will set sail at 5:30 p.m. from the Don Statter Public Harbor. Tickets available online at

Film: “Irreparable Harm” (SEACC), Wednesday, May 2, 6-7:30 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon.

Pub Theology, Thursday, May 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Barnaby Brewing Company. Everyone is welcome- 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. Come bring your questions and curiosity, and pull up a chair. For more info visit or contact Matt at

American Primrose Society National Show and Conference, May 4, 2:30-7:30 p.m., May 5, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., May 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Jensen-Olson Aboretum. Keynote Speaker from Calgary, Alberta resident and internationally acclaimed Primula expert, Pam Eveleigh will be offering three presentations including a hand-on, propagation workshop, as well as an introduction and to the website she created – Primula World. Online registration closed on April 21. On-site registration $60, limited.

Polaris House Fundraiser- Spring Celebration, Friday, May 4, 6-10 p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. Tickets must be purchased by April 26th. Dinner catered by Mar-Y-Sol, music with Tom Locher, silent auction and raffle. $25 adults, children 14 and under $10. Tickets can be purchased at Polaris House located at 434 W. Willoughby. For more info: 780-6775 or email

Blues Cruise, May 4, 5, 7 p.m., May 5, 11 a.m., Auke Bay Harbor. Dance to the blues, enjoy light snacks, and a beautiful sunset over the bay. Tickets at the JAHC, Hearthside Books & JJ&C. For more info:

Andrew Jr. Boy Jones Blues Dance, Friday, May 4, 7:30-9:3- p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. Dance party/concert. Tickets available at the JACC Box Office, Hearthside Books, or at the JJ&C office at 463-3378 . For more info, visit or contact

Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka,” May 4, 5, 7:30 p.m., and May 5, 2 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. This show presented by the TMHS theater and music programs is appropriate for kids of all ages. Tickets at JACC, Hearthside Books, and online

APOA Sprint Triathlon, Saturday, May 5, 6-9 a.m., Dimond Park Aquatic Center. The APOA Capital City Chapter is hosting a triathlon to benefit Special Olympics. Team or individual registration accepted. Register on website or at the event For more info: Sarah Hieb, 907-321-5705,

Iron Kids Triathlon, Saturday, May 5, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Dimond Park Aquatic Center. This is a triathlon for kids in first to eighth grade. They will swim, bike, and run one on of two course lengths.Register online or at the event. For more info: Tracy Morrison, 510-913-4751,

Juneau Appreciation Day at the Juneau Raptor Center, Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mount Roberts Tramway. $15 for local residents, $7 (ages 6-12), 5 years and younger free. Ticket sales to the tram have been reduced for one day only for local residents; admission is good all day long; take as many rides at you want. For more info, text 586-8393.

Full Circle Music Studio Recitals, Saturday, May 5, 3 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, 3 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 4212 Mendenhall Loop Road. The students of Mary DeSmet and Greg Burger, ages 6 to 18, perform in the 28th annual recital, featuring piano, voice, guitar, fiddle, banjo music in a variety of musical styles. Organizers ask attendees to bring one non-perishable food item as a donation to the church’s community food pantry. Admission is free.

Perseverance Theatre Season Auditions, Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. All skill levels welcome. For more information or to sign up for an audition slot, please follow instructions at For more info: Joseph Biagini,

Strings at the Shrine, May 5, 6, 4 p.m., May 6, 6:30 p.m., Shrine of St Therese. Glorious music in a beautiful settings by world class artists. Tickets at the JAHC, Hearthside Books & JJ&C For more info:

Drawing Group at the Canvas, Saturday, May 5, 4:45-8 p.m., Canvas Community Art Studio. This is a 3-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:

Taku Winds Concert- The Music of Mexico, Saturday, May 5, 8-9:30 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center. A program of music for wind ensemble by Mexican composers in a festive atmosphere. There will be refreshments available as well as silent auction of wo roundtrip tickets to Mexico.

Evening at the Opera (Without the Singers), Sunday, May 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Opera Favorites performed by Kate and William Ranson. Tickets available at the JACC Box Office, Hearthside Books, or at the JJ&C office at 463-3378. For more info visit or email

Brew and Beethoven Recital, Sunday, May 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Alaskan Brewing Co. Downtown Depot. Featuring Eroica Trio and Kate Ransom. Free. For more info visit or email

Around Southeast

Haines- HBSD Spring Music Festival, Wednesday, May 2, 7-9 p.m., CHilkat Center for the Arts.

Ketchikan- Torch Night Concert: Banditos, Friday, May 4, 8 p.m., Great Alaskan Lumberjack Arena. Tickets $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniors, $15 for season benefits card holders, $65 for a Family Pack of four family members. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Petersburg- Mitkof Dance Troupe, Wednesday, May 2, 6-8 p.m., Wright Auditorium. The theme will be Space Odyssey. Tickets available in advance at Lee’s Clothing or at the door for $10.

Skagway- Yukon Trade Show, May 4-6, Canada Games Centre Olympic Arena. Outdoor booths located in parking lot as well. For more information, visit

Sitka – 36th Annual Quilt Show, Monday, May 6-Sunday, May 20, Whitmore Hall, Fine Arts Campus. The theme for this year’s show is “Weird to Wonderful.” Ballots for viewers’ choice in three size categories and for “theme” quilt will be counted and ribbons will be hung after the Mother’s Day Tea.There will be a silent auction for “Quilting From the Heart” quilts, and raffle tickets for the Sitka Cancer Survivor’s quilt will also be available. The show is open and free to the public. Donations are graciously accepted.

Gustavus – Visitor Center grand opening, Saturday, May 5, 2-4:30 p.m., Airport, in the old Alaska Seaplanes Building. All welcome. Refreshments provided.

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