What’s happening this week

EVENTS

Wildlife Wednesday; Photographing Alaska’s Wildlife by Michael Phelps, 7–8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, Thunder Mountain High School Library 2nd floor. Professional local photographer Michael Phelps will show and talk about his Alaskan animal subjects. Free, refreshments served. Details: akwildlife.org

 

Gallery Walk Gala, 4–8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, Front Street. Info: Front Street will be closed to traffic and will be the location of a street party featuring tunes by DJ Manu, caroling by Thunder Mountain Boys Basketball Team, Juneau Jumpers, holiday cheer, warm hot chocolate and coffee from Sealaska Heritage Institute. Details: downtownjuneau.org

 

Pancake Breakfast with Santa, 8:30–11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, Thunder Mountain High School. Santa arrives by fire truck at 9 a.m. Children will be able to have their picture taken with Santa. $10 for all you can eat. Tickets will be sold at the door or can be purchased in advance at the Downtown or Valley Fire Stations. Fundraiser for the Capital City Firefighters, sponsored by Capital City Fire Auxiliary

 

Girls on the Run 5k Fun Run, 10 am–12 pm., Saturday, Dec. 5, Dimond Park Field House. “Show your wild side” and dress like an animal for the Girls on the Run 5k Fun Run. Girls on the Run is an empowerment program for girls in 3rd-8th grade that teaches life lessons through running games. The 5k event is a celebration of the girls’ hard work over the 12 week program. No tickets required. Details: www.gotrgreateralaska.org

 

Tlingit Language and Arts Program, 1–4 p.m., Saturday, Dec 5, 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.

 

Governor’s Open House, 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, Governor’s House. Open to all.

 

Christmas in Space, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, Marie Drake Planetarium. The planetarium’s Juneau Astronomer will cover the Astronomy of Christmas plus ‘The Stars Tonight’ on the Spitz projector. Free Details: mariedrakeplanetarium.org

 

Mudrooms: Kindness of Strangers, 7–9 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, Northern Light United Church. Seven stories by seven speakers. $7 cash at the door. Details: www.mudrooms.org

 

 

THEATER

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 6, Perseverance Theatre. Sweeney Todd, a Tony-award-winning musical, tells the story of Benjamin Barker, a London-based barber armed with a sharp, straight razor, who teams up with a local pie-maker.

 

Theater at Latitude 58’s ‘Blithe Spirit,’ 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, Juneau Arts & Culture Center, Synopsis: Inviting the local medium over for a little séance seems like such a good idea until a cynical novelist accidently summons the ghost of his first wife.

 

Theater at Latitude 58’s ‘The Mousetrap,’ 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Synopsis: A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a blizzard, and one of them is a murderer. When there is nowhere to run, everyone is a suspect.

 

 

 

MUSIC & DANCE

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

 

Holiday Organ Fest, 4–6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, Atrium of State Office Building. Holiday music on the pipe organ played by J. Allan MacKinnon and T.J. Duffy, performance by the AK Youth Choir, and sweet treats sponsored by the Friends of the AK State Library, Archives and Museum. Free.

 

‘The Nutcracker’: Juneau Dance Theatre, 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4; 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, JDHS Auditorium. This year “The Nutcracker” will feature new choreography by directors Zachary Hench and Julie Diana. $15-20, tickets at jahc.org. 

 

Live Music: Soul Revue, 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill. Free. Details: 789-0501.

 

Live Music: Mitchell Sumner from Portland Oregon, 10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill. Free. Details: 789-0501.

 

Live Music: The Downtown String Band, 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, Alaskan Hotel & Bar. Free. Details: www.thealaskanhotel.com

 

Piano & Strings, 4–5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, Northern Lights United Church. Kyle Farley-Robinson, piano, will perform works by Beethoven, Chopin & Rachmaninoff. Mendenhall Quartet will follow and lastly 4th/5th grade JAMM students from Glacier Valley Elementary School. Reception following. Fundraiser for JAMM, donations at the door. Details: http://juneaumusicmatters.blogspot.com/ 

 

This Hope: Christmas Concert, 6:30–9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, Centennial Hall Convention Center. A Christian and Gospel group that began in Soldotna. Free performance. There will be a free-will offering. Sponsored by local Juneau churches. Details: http://thishope.org/ and 586-6350

 

 

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

Cups, Forms, Handles ceramics workshop, 6–8 p.m., Thursdays, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, The Canvas, 223 Seward Street. This workshop with Alex Botelho is geared toward those who have taken a wheel throwing class and want to move beyond cylinders to create functional mugs and vessels. $75 with materials. Details: www.canvasarts.org

 

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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