What's happening this week

What’s happening this week

EVENTS

Cycle Alaska’s Adventure Series; Doug Woodby’s Adventures: Munda Biddi Trail, 5–6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, Cycle Alaska’s Back Room. Cycle Alaska’s Adventure Series gets started this season with Doug’s mountain biking adventures in Australia on the Munda Biddi Trail. Details: 780-2253.

Alaska Design Forum: Alvin Huang, 6–8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, Gold Town Nickelodeon. Alaska Design Forum Lecture Series will host architect Alvin Huang of Los Angeles, founder and design principal of Synthesis Design + Architecture and an assistant professor at the USC School of Architecture. $15 general admission, $5 student with ID. Details: www.alaskadesignforum.com.

Audubon Society’s Summer Ramble in Iceland, 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, UAS rec reation center, room 116. Four Juneau women explore Iceland by foot, bike and bus.

Santa on the Fire Truck, 6–8:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, Juneau & Douglas. The parade will start at the Mt. Roberts Tram with his fire fighter helpers giving out candy canes along the route.

Christmas Craft Fair, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, and 12-5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13, Mendenhall Mall. hand crafts, unique jewelry, Christmas ornaments, stocking stuffers, kitchenware, children’s carnival, body oils, perfumes, gift baskets, clothing, blankets, hats, scarves, food. Free.

2nd Saturday Farmers and Crafters Market, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, Airport Shopping Mall. Monthly market with local foods, handmade crafts, and unique gifts. Details: www.JuneauSecondSaturday.com

Tlingit Language and Arts Program, 1–4 p.m., Saturday, Dec 12, Zach Gordon Youth Center. The Zach Gordon Youth Center is hosting a Tlingit Language and Arts Program on Saturdays for 5 weeks in November and December. The program is sponsored by the Goldbelt Heritage Foundation, and taught by Paul Marks and other Tlingit elders. Free and open to any and all who are interested. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Register by calling the Zach Gordon Youth Center at 586-2635.

Kindred Post’s Tiny Post Office Concert, 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, Kindred Post, 145 S. Franklin St. With local artists Dawson Walker, Dee Jay DeRego, and musician Jacob Pickard. Walker and DeRego will perform improvised storytelling and live drawings based on audience participation, set to music by Pickard. Free and open to the public; donations welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Details: www.kindredpost.com or on their Facebook page.

Juneau Stop Heroin Start Talking, 2-5 p.m., Sunday Dec. 13, Mendenhall Valey Public LIbrary. A meeting that brings together policy makers and the community to discuss the heroin and addiction epidemic.

Poetry and Music with Caroline Goodwin, Ishmael Hope and Kray Van Kirk, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, Heritage Coffee Roastry and Office, 538 W. Willougby Ave.

FILM

Saturday Mornings at the Movies, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, Gold Town Nickelodeon Theater. Second Saturday of the Month (October-February). Fantastic kids movies and cartoons shown on the big screen in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. All ages welcome. Details: http://www.juneaupreschool.org

MUSIC & DANCE

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

Juneau Lyric Opera’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” 7–9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 and 12; 3 p.m. Sunday, 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.

Concert: Waka Flocka Flame, 7–11 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, Suite 907. Show starts at 9 p.m. Opening acts by Thugli and featuring Dj WhooKid. $50 general admission, $10 more at the door. Details: suite907.com

Winter Wonderland Formal Ball, 7–10:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, JACC. Winter Wonderland Formal Ball with the Thunder Mountain Big Band. Donation of  $20 general, $10 students at the door, or as able. Formal attire encouraged and everyone is welcome.  Free quickstep lesson with Pat and Frank.  Colors this year are blue, silver, and white. Details: Tim 789-4690.

Barn Dance, 7:30–11 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, St. Ann’s Parish Hall. This year’s Holiday Barn Dance features live music by Impromptu. Odette Edgar will teach and call contra dances. No experience or partners are necessary. $8 adults, $7 AFF and JIF, $5 seniors and students, Free for JVs and Americorps. Affiliated with the Juneau International Folk Dancers. Details: juneaucontras.org

Live Music: DJ K-Dean, 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill. Free. Details: 789-0501.

Heroes & Villains: TAFY Dance, 2 and 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, Thunder Mountain High School. Presented by TAFY Dance Alaska. Tickets $10-12 (lap children free). Details: tafy.org

AYC Holiday Concert, 7–8:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, Northern Light United Church. Alaska Youth Choir’s Holiday annual concert. A family friendly event! Featuring the Auke Bay Elementary Orca Singers. Admission $10 per person & $5 for children 12 and under, at the door or by calling 789-1941. Details: www.alaskayouthchoir.com

Juneau Jumper Winter Show, 7–8:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, Glacier Valley Gymnasium. Join the winter jump rope show: How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” There will also be a dessert auction and jump off. Tickets at the door. Admission is a donation or a non-perishable food item for the SE Alaska Food Bank. Details: https://www.facebook.com/juneau.jumpers

Holiday Pops, 7:30–9:30 p.m., Sat, Dec. 12, UAS Egan Library, and 3:30–6:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13, JACC. A preconcert Brass Recital begins at 7 p.m. Friday, and at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Live Music: Brad & Friends, 10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill. Free. Details: 789-0501.

Holiday Music on the Fly, Juneau Cello Choir, 7-8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13, Juneau International Airport.

Annual Holiday Show: Juneau Skating Club, 3–5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13, Treadwell Arena, Douglas. The Juneau Skating Club will presents its Annual Holiday Show. Free. Silent dessert auction begins at 2:30 p.m.

Monthly Community HU Song, 3:30–4:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13, New Valley Library Conference Room. Sponsored by Juneau Eckankar, All are welcome to experience HU, an ancient love song to God, for people of all faiths. HU uplifts each individual on their spiritual journey. Details: www.eckalaska.org

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

Southeast Alaska Snow And Avalanche Workshop, 6–10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, Rockwell ballroom. With presenters Colin Zacharias, Wendy Wagner, Eeva Latosuo, Andy Dietrick, Carl Dierking. $15. Details: cbj.cbjak.org and look under “News From Around CBJ”

Holiday Art Card Workshop, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, The Canvas. Create a series of unique, elegant notecards using your own design. This workshop uses a linoleum block printing method to create imagery. Suitable for ages 10 and up. $40 with all materials to produce 10 cards. Details: www.canvasarts.org

Saturdays with Extension: Learn about Pickling and Fermenting, 1–3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: http://www.uaf.edu/ces/districts/juneau/

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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