What’s happening this week

What's happening this week



Community Potluck & Fun-Raiser, 5–8 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 16, St. Ann’s Parish Hall (Fifth & Gold Streets). In addition to celebrating the holidays, this event has been organized to raise funds for Lisle Hebert’s film, “Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being.” Event will include a brief talk by Hebert,as well as the showing of a rough-cut of some of the film, a small silent auction, and music by Steve Nelson, Details: https://www.facebook.com/


Ferry System Community Meeting, 6–7 pm, Wedneday, Dec. 16, CBJ Assembly. Meet with DOT officials to talk about the ferry system and how to keep it afloat in the current budget situation.


Women, Wine and Wish Lists, 4–8 pm Thursday, Dec, 17, Downtown Juneau. Participating businesses will provide treats and libations to women as they discover gifts for friends and family and have a chance to put together their own wish lists. Details: downtownjuneau.org


Man Day, 10 am–8 pm Saturday, Dec. 19, Downtown Juneau. Downtown shops will offer special help to men (and others who are gift-challenged) with advice on gifts, free wrapping and rewards that include man-food and beer tokens among other things. Details: downtownjuneau.org


Christmas Craft Fair, 10 am–6 pm Saturday, Dec. 19, and 12-5 Sunday, Dec. 20, Mendenhall Mall. Includes hand crafts, jewelry, christmas ornaments, stocking stuffers, kitchenware, children’s carnival, body oils, perfumes, gift baskets, clothing, blankets, hats, scarves, food, etc. Free


Gingerbread House Decorating, 10 am–4 pm Saturday, Dec. 19, The Canvas. Prefab gingerbread roofs and walls will be provided to build the palette for holiday confection decorations. Bring your own candy décor or select from the Canvas provided options. All ages – families welcome. $35 with materials. Details: www.canvasarts.org


Naughty Or Nice Beer & Wine Tasting, 5–8 pm Saturday, Dec. 19, JACC. The JAHC’s annual Beer & Wine Tasting Fundraiser. Sponsored by Specialty Imports and K&L Distributors. Tasting from 5-7 pm and a no-host bar from 7-8 pm. Holiday shopping throughout the building with a variety of vendors. The first ever LumberJAHC and Jill Beard and Moustache Contest will happen at 7 pm, three categories, and prizes for the winners. Tickets $30 individual or $50 duo online at jahc.org, hearthside books, or at the JACC. Details: jahc.org





High Tide Horror Night at the Nick, 9 pm Saturday, Dec. 19, Gold Town Nickelodeon. Hosted by High Tide Tattoos. Watch “Silent Night, Deadly Night,” win prizes, score a limited edition barf bag, and enjoy some Christmas mayhem. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Must be 18+, Cash bar open to 21+.




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


MerryOke/ Ugly Sweater Contest, 9 pm, Thursday, Dec. 17, McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill, 9107 Mendenhall Mall Rd, Wear your ugly sweater and sing holiday tunes for a chance to win prizes. Free.


Juneau Lyric Opera’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” 7–9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, Mcphetres Hall. One night in Judea, a disabled shepherd boy and his mother are visited by three exotic strangers. Come along as Amahl, his mother, and the whole village discover more about these men and what brings them to the tiny village. Featuring “A Ceremony of Carols” written by Benjamin Britten, with stage direction by Kathleen Wayne, music direction by Dr Byron McGilvray.


Gospel Hip Hop Showcase, 7 pm Friday, Dec. 18, Juneau Arts & Culture Center. A family event celebrating the life of Christ and his many blessings. Free. Details: www.soundcloud.com/odyc-1


Live Music: Brian Gale, 10 pm Friday, Dec. 18, McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill. Live music with a country twist. No cover.


Live Music: The Downtown String Band, 10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill. Free. Details: 789-0501.


Holiday Music on the Fly: Reindeer Band, 7–8 pm Sunday, Dec. 20, Juneau International Airport. Instrumental Christmas music





“List and LItany” writing class, 6–9 pm, Thursday, Dec. 17, Taku Graphics, 5723 Concrete Way. Taught by San Mateo County Poet Laureate and former Alaskan, Caroline Goodwin. This class will also be offered in Sitka, 9 am-noon Saturday at the Island Institute. Hosted by 49 Writers. Registration online at http://www.49writingcenter.org/Instruction/classes.php. See page 14.


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/

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