Elizabeth Westermann

Elizabeth Westermann

What’s happening this week, Nov. 11-17


An Evening with John Straley, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, Hangar on the Wharf Ballroom. The Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host their public annual meeting at the Hangar Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. Featured speaker John Straley will present “The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but a Story: The Art of Writing Historical Fiction,” at 7 p.m. Free to FoJDCM members or $5 per person for nonmembers. See story on page 5. Details: http://juneaumuseumfriends.org/


Presentation: “Sharing the Trails,” 7–9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, Dzantik’i Heeni library. Dog owners and other recreational users interested in learning more about where trapping is allowed and not allowed, and how traps operate and what to do if they are encountered, are invited to this presentation. Free.


“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.


“A Restrospective View of Dr. Walter Soboleff,” noon, Friday, Nov. 13, Walter Soboleff Building. Event will feature stories about Walter Soboleff’s life, a reading of his hand-written letters and a formal transfer of an original painted portrait of him from Sealaska to Sealaska Heritage Institute. Sponsored by Sealaska and Sealaska Heritage Institute.


Gastineau Humane Society Wine/Beer Tasting and Silent Auction, 5:30–8:30 p.m., Friday Nov. 13, Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Wine and beer tasting, silent auction items and charcuterie. $35, tickets at the door, GHS.org, or at GHS. Details: GHS.org and https://www.facebook.com/events/710523832414242/


SAIL Benefit Gala and Auction, 6–9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, Centennial Hall Convention Center. SAIL’s event will “celebrate access” and 25 years of the ADA. Includes an auction, live music, catered dinner, and no-host bar. Tickets at www.sailinc.org, 586-4920 or 3225 Hospital Drive, Suite 300. Details: www.sailinc.org


Writers’ Showcase, 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, @360 in the KTOO building. Live television recording. Featuring John Straley and actors Donnie Gott, Brandon Demery and Frank Katasse who will read additional works by Melinda Moustakis, Ed Sasser and Vivian Faith Prescott. Free. 


Evening at Egan: A Fulbright Scholar in Israel, 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, Egan Library. With Sherry Tamone, Professor of Biology. Tamone was awarded a Fulbright Scholar Research Award to study crustacean biology in Israel for four months. The presentation will highlight the role of the Fulbright program supporting research, teaching, and cultural exchange.


“Get Felt” racy puppet show, 8–10:30 p.m., Friday , Nov. 13, and 8–10:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, Hangar Ballroom. Tickets are $10 at Harthside Books, Rainy Retreat Books, the JACC, jahc.org, and the door. Details: http://asifest.com


Annual Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, Northern Light United Church, Baked goods, crafts, Don’s bowls, international gifts and attic treasures. Lunch available 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Funds benefit women and children locally and globally.


The Sons of Norway Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. , Saturday., Nov. 14, Juneau Yacht Club. Sponsored by Sons of Norway, Svalbard Lodge of Juneau. Baked goods, homemade soup, sour cream waffles and strawberries, open-faced sandwiches, coffee, tea and other beverages. Music by Dale Wygant. Handmade arts and crafts, Svalbard Lodge Cookbook, Scandinavian displays, children’s activities, books and CD’s. Details: Barbara, 790-3038 or Russell, 586-1856.


Arts, Crafts, Collectibles & Christmas Fair, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, and 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, Mendenhall Mall. Art work, handcrafts, Christmas items, hats, scarves, blankets, collectibles, clothes, jewelry, beauty products, baked goods, books, kitchen items, Scentsy, soups, pottery, tea, stained glass, dry mixes, jams, jelly, syrup, stocking stuffers and more. Free.


2nd Saturday Farmers and Crafters Market, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, Airport Shopping Mall. Monthly market with local foods, handmade crafts, and gifts. Details: www.JuneauSecondSaturday.com Facebook.com/JuneauSecondSaturday


Mendenhall Glacier Fall Fun Fest: Animal Adaptations, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Crafts and activities geared to those in pre-K thru 2nd grade from 10:30-1:30 p.m. and activities geared to 3rd to 5th graders from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Also story time with the Juneau Public Library, guided hikes with Discovery Southeast and bird activities with the Juneau Audubon Society. Free. Details: 789-0097


Juneau Stop Heroin-Start Talking, 5:30–8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, Rockwell Ballroom. Event includes Karaoke with Manu, Hot Dog Bar, potluck. Donations accepted. Details: Facebook page, Juneau-Stop Heroin, Start Talking


Storytelling, 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, Mendenhall Valley Public Library. An annual celebration of storytelling by local storytellers Tom Cosgrove, Anne Fuller, Grace Elliott, Pat McLear, Pete Griffin and others. These family friendly stories are intended for teens and adults, not younger children. Free.


Native American Heritage Month lecture: “Discovering Haida Art: A Personal Journey” with Haida Master Artist Robert Davidson, noon, Tuesday, Nov. 17, Living History Center at the Walter Soboleff Building. Free. Attendees are invited to bring their own lunches. 


Ski Film Bar Night, 7–10 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, Louie’s Douglas Inn. Ski Film Bar Night is an eight-week event series, starting Sept. 30. Free. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1650174015261727/


SNOvember Film Series, 7:00pm – 8:30pm., Thursday, Nov. 12, Gold Town Nickelodeon. The SNOvember Film Series celebrates the coming winter season by showcasing the year’s best ski and snowboard films. All of the proceeds go towards building a cabin and trail at Cropley Lake through the Eaglecrest Foundation. Tickets $10 at the door. Details: goldtownnick.com


Saturday Mornings at the Movies, 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, Gold Town Nickelodeon Theater. Runs every Second Saturday of the Month, October-February. Kids movies and cartoons shown on the big screen in a family-friendly atmosphere. All ages welcome. A fundraiser for the Juneau Cooperative Preschool, sponsored by the Gold Town. Tickets $5 per person, or $20 per household, at the door. Children age 2 and under free with paying adult. Details: http://www.juneaupreschool.org


Opera and Musical Film Fest: “The Flying Dutchman,” 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15, Gold Town Nickelodeon. Hosted by Juneau Lyric Opera. This production of Richard Wagner’s opera stars Bryn Terfel as the Dutchman and is the first time he has been recorded performing this role. $8-10. Details: Goldtownnick.com


Warren Miller’s “Chasing Shadows,” 4 and 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15, Rockwell Ballroom. Hosted by Eaglecrest. Every attendee gets one free midweek lift ticket with optional $20 upgrade for rental gear and a 2 hour lesson. Warren Miller’s 66th snowsports film.

Details: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2407550 and https://www.facebook.com/events/921123554589542/


Climate Action Film Series: “The Yes Men Are Revolting,” 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, Gold Town Theatre. This film follows two comic activists who stage media hoaxes and political pranking to expose corporate crimes around global warming. Sponsored by Alaska Climate Action Network. Details: www.alaskaclimateaction.org or 586-5843.




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


Live Music: Fire on McGinnis, 10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill. Free. Details: 789-0501


Chamber Music Concert, 7:30–9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, Northern Lights United Church. Flutist Sally Schlichting and pianist Mary Watson, joined by soprano Sara Radke Brown, will perform an evening of chamber music. Free.


Hell’s Belles, 8–11 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, Suite 907. Opening act is Manic 3, doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. $25 general admission, VIP seating is $40. Admission is $10 more at the door.


Live Music: Kari Groven & The Wristrockets, 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill. Free. Details: 789-0501






Puppet Building Workshop with Elizabeth Westermann, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, Hangar Ballroom. Elizabeth Westermann has made puppets for music videos, the National Dairy Council, and Wizards of the Coast (the makers of Magic: The Gathering). This workshop will teach the basics of creating functional stage puppets. Puppet-building materials are included; however, participants must bring their own sewing machine and hot glue gun.


Fish Printing Workshop at the Canvas, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, The Canvas. In conjunction with its November gallery show, “Anadromous,” The Canvas will be offering a fish printing workshop on t-shirts. This event is supported by Salmon Beyond Borders. $5 kids 12 and under and $10 general admission. Details: www.canvasarts.org


The Art of Memoir: Writing Workshop with Ernestine Hayes, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, Mendenhall Valley Public Library. UAS Associate Professor of English Ernestine Hayes will lead a community writing workshop with an emphasis on the memoir. The workshop is free but space is limited. Contact the Juneau Public Library to register. Details: Beth Weigel 586-0434, libraryevents@juneau.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/




21st Annual Alaska Bald Eagle Festival, Nov. 9-15, Haines. A week long celebration. Festival activities are held at the American Bald Eagle Foundation, located at the corner of Second Avenue and the Haines Highway. Includes photography workshops, live raptor presentations with resident raptors, guest speakers and presentations and more. Details: http://baldeagles.org/festival See page 15.



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