What’s happening this week, Nov. 4-10




The Revival of Tsimshian Art, 12 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, Walter Soboleff Building. Renowned Tsimshian carver and master artist David A. Boxley will describe the resurgence of Tsimshian art in the 20th century. When “new” Metlakatla was founded in 1887, Rev. Duncan required residents to pledge they would give up their “heathen” ways, including art. Free.


The Making of Never Alone, 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, UAS Rec Center. Discussion focuses on “Never Alone,” an award-winning video game based on a traditional Iñupiat story. The panel includes cultural ambassadors Ishmael Hope and Amy Freedeen and a team from E-line media. Award-winning Juneau author Ernestine Hayes will moderate. The event is free.


First Friday, varying times, Friday, Nov. 6, downtown Juneau. More information in this week’s Arts.


Evening at Egan with Ernestine Hayes, 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, Egan Library. Hayes will read and discuss “Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir,”the 2015-2016 One Campus One Book selection. She’ll also talk about the theme of a world where everything has life and everything is connected.


Sweeney Todd: Opening Night, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6 – Dec. 6, Perseverance Theatre. Perseverance Theatre presents “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” a musical thriller. Pay-as-you-can previews Wednesday, Nov. 4 and Thurs., Nov. 5 & 12 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. 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.


Ski Swap, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, Centennial Hall. Annual Juneau Ski Club and Ski Patrol annual ski swap. More info at www.skijuneau.com.


The Disaster Cycle, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Andrew Bogar, Disaster Program Specialist at the American Red Cross of Alaska, will moderate a panel of representatives from the various agencies in town who work together to support the community before, during, and after a disastrous event such as a landslide or a flood. This is part of Museum’s Coffee & Collection series, with coffee supplied by Heritage Coffee Company as the series sponsor. The event is free.


Lions Club Annual Barbecue, 12-5 p.m., Sat. Nov. 7, McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill. This fundraiser will benefit the Alaska Diabetes Association. Dine in or take dinner out. $15 dinner; $40 rack of ribs only.


Retail Therapy: JAMHI fundraiser, 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, Suite 907. Local retailers combine forces for a silent auction, pre-show beer tasting, a runway show, and more. $10 at participating businesses or $15 at the door. Information on Facebook and www.suite907.com.


“Black Holes Have No Hair,” 6:30-7:30 p.m, Tuesday, Nov. 10, Marie Drake Planetarium. Explanations of black holes, Einstein’s general theory, event horizon, singularity, information theory, Hawking radiation, and holographic principle, plus “The Stars Tonight” on the Spitz projector. Free.



SNOvember Film Series, 7 p.m., Wed., Nov. 4; 2 p.m. & 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, Gold Town Nickelodeon. The first film of the annual series is “Snowman,” a documentary about an avalanche controller, by Switchback Entertainment. Nightly raffles from the event’s sponsors. Tickets are $10 at the door or online. All proceeds go toward a cabin and trail at Cropley Lake, through the Eaglecrest Foundation.


Climate Action Movie Series, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, Gold Town Nickelodeon. “This Changes Everything,” “a documentary for people who hate climate change documentaries.” More information in this week’s Arts.




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


First Friday Jazz, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, SALT.


Alex K. Live, 10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, McGivney’s.


Paris, City of Lights! Ballroom Dance, 7-11 p.m., Friday Nov 6, JACC after first Friday events. DJ music suitable for couples dance, ballroom standards and Latin mix. Everyone is welcome, $10 at the door or as able to pay. Information: Tim Adair 789-4690.

Gold Street Music, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Featuring James Pothier, Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant, John Palmes, and Riley Woodford and Terry Schwarz. $5.00 at the door – or bring goodies and get in free.

Brad & Friends, 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, McGivney’s.


Zipadeedoodah Family Concert, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, Northern Light United Church. Juenau Co-op Preschool’s annual kids concert – an hour of stories, dance and music with storytellers Lily Hudson-Hope and Carol Race, Daughters of the New Moon Bellydancers, and music with the Hopkins Family Band and the Juneau Jambusters Ukelele Band. Suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for kids.


Taku Winds Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, JAHC. Music concert featuring the Taku Winds wind ensemble under the direction of Richard Moore. Come hear a newly discovered march by John Philip Sousa, Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens, and more.


Juneau Cabaret,  7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8, Rockwell. An evening of cabaret music performed by local singers and accompanists including Alaska’s Kit, Scarlett Adam, Becky Bear, Albert Dunn, Derrick Grimes, Patricia Hull, Katrina Lee, Brooke Leslie, Kylynn Machir, Tom Melville, Jocelyn Miles, Bobbi Mitchell, Madi Nolan, and Mike Pearson, with Tom Locher, Luke Weld, and Jacque Farnsworth on piano; and Andy Engstrom on drums. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase.




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/




Haines First Friday, 5-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, Main Street in Haines. Alaska Arts Confluence hosts Joe Ordonez, naturalist, photographer, and author of “Where Eagles Gather: The story of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve;” Joanie Wagner displays artwork at Skipping Stone Studios; opening reception for “Our Voices are Still Heard on our Grandparents’ Land: tracing changes in Tlingit formline design,” curated by Zachary James, and more. Visit www.alaskaartsconfluence.org for more information.


Sitka Whalefest, Nov. 5-8, Harrigan Centennial Hall. This annual conference, hosted by the Sitka Sound Science Center, makes world-wide and Alaska-focused ocean research accessible both to scientists and Southeast Alaskans. This year’s theme is “Life on the Boundary.” 

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