Caroline Garcia performs at a previous Woosh Kinaadeiyí poetry slam.

Caroline Garcia performs at a previous Woosh Kinaadeiyí poetry slam.

What’s happening this week

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

 

EVENTS & PRESENTATIONS

Community gathering, 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 360 North, KTOO Studio. This meeting was organized by community members in response to the recent deaths in Juneau from heroin. All are welcome.

 


Woosh Kinaadeiyí Grand Poetry Slam competition, 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17,  Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The event will celebrate the organization’s five years of monthly poetry slams and open mic events in the community. Competing in the slam are Erika Bergren, Fysh Houck, David Parish, Maureen Longworth, Christina Apathy, and Mike Christenson. It will also include opening performances by Dee Jay DeRego, Christy NaMee Eriksen, Amy Pinney, Caroline Garcia, and Ziggy Unzicker. Details:  www.facebook.com/wooshpoetry> .

 

Evening at Egan presentation: “A Wolf Called Romeo,” with author Nick Jans, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, UAS Egan Library. Alaskan author and photographer Nick Jans will trace the true story of Romeo, Juneau’s black wolf, through a narrated slide show, short video clips, and readings from his book. See page 19.

 

2nd Annual Garlic Lovers’ Potluck, 4:30–6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, The Canvas, 223 Seward St. Hosted by the Juneau Garden Club. Bring your favorite garlic dish; garlic breads are featured. Joe Orsi, Ed Buyarski and David Love will discuss cultivation, harvest and storage, and offer varietal taste tests. Public participation welcome. Details: Val Hillyer at 523-1094

 

Marie Drake Planetarium, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, Marie Drake Planetarium. Astronaut Humor – Find out who is volunteering for Mars 1. Free. Details: mariedrakeplanetarium.org

 

 

THEATER

JDHS theater presents: “Meet Me In St. Louis,” 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Oct. 15 and 16, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, JDHS Auditorium. Directed by Michaela Moore. JDHS’ production will be the non-musical version of the play taken from the novel written by Sally Benson, with musical numbers presented between the three acts. Details: http://www.jdhsdrama.org. See page 13 for details.

 

 

MUSIC & DANCE

Open mic with Teri Tibbett, 9 p.m., Thursdays, Alaskan Hotel & Bar. 21+, free. Details: www.thealaskanhotel.com

 

Live music: Kari Groven and the Wristrockets, 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, McGivney’s.

 

Weekly Ukulele Jam, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Sundays, TK McGuires Lounge, Prospector Hotel. All ages and abilities welcome. Details: juneaujambusters.com

 

Barney McClure’s Cabaret Workshop, 5-10 p.m., Monday through Friday, Oct. 12-16. JACC. Jazz pianist and teacher Barney McClure returns to Juneau to offer a five-day cabaret workshop. Singers will learn the fundamentals of cabaret, including choosing the right material, song interpretation, microphone technique, stage presence and the protocol of being a performer. The workshop culminates with a public performance on Oct. 16 at the JACC. Hosted by Juneau Jazz and Classics.

 

A Night on Bourbon St., 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, Centennial Hall Convention Center. Hosted by the Juneau Chamber of Commerce. Masquerade Soiree (black tie optional) with cocktails, dinner, dancing, jazz ensemble, silent and outcry auction, and citizen of the year announcement. Tickets: $95/each or $750/table (8 seats). All ticket purchasers will be entered to win a cruise for two from Holland America. Must be present to win. Details: www.juneauchamber.com

 

Come to the Cabaret!, 7:30–10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council. Hosted by Juneau Jazz & Classics. Community members take to the stage in the culminating event of Barney McClure’s five-day Cabaret Workshop. Tickets $20 general admission. Details: jazzandclassics.org

 

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

Draw Open Studio, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Saturdays, The Canvas Community Art Studio and Gallery. Led by visiting artists Tim Ortiz and/or Andreana Donahue. Basic materials (graphite, charcoal, erasers and paper) will be provided, but feel free to bring your personal materials. $20 (plus tax). Details: https://www.facebook.com/drawatthecanvas

 

Critique session, 12-1 p.m., Saturdays, Canvas Community Art Studio and Gallery. Open to local artists working in any medium. Critiques will be moderated by visiting artists Tim Ortiz and Andreana Donahue, and will provide an opportunity to show work and get feedback from fellow Juneau artists. Free.

 

Tlingit Language Learners Group, 6–7 p.m., Mondays, Downtown Juneau Public Library. Free and open to everyone. Details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/234626046736815/

Juneau-Douglas High School drama department cast members rehearse for the musical "Meet Me in St. Louis" in the JDHS auditorium. The show runs on weekend only, Oct. 15-17.

Juneau-Douglas High School drama department cast members rehearse for the musical “Meet Me in St. Louis” in the JDHS auditorium. The show runs on weekend only, Oct. 15-17.

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