Around Town

GED orientation class, 9 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. GED orientation is designed to improve the success rate of those taking the tests. Details: www.serrc.org/tlc.

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176.

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267.

Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. J. Allan MacKinnon to play variety of music.

Senior Lunch, noon, Juneau Senior Center. Details: 463-6175.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St.

“Dopeless Hope-fiends” NA meeting, 5-6 p.m. Rainforest Activity Center.

Traveler Duo at Rockwell, 6 p.m., Rockwell Ballroom. Live jazz with Doug Bridges on tenor sax, Jim Noel on piano.

SEAGLA Friday Social, 6-8 p.m., Imperial. LGBTQ community and friends are invited to gather, relax and decompress from the work week.

Poetry reading and book signing with Susanna J. Mishler, 6 p.m., Hearthside Books, Nugget Mall. Mishler is author of “Termination Dust,” a finalist for a 2015 Lambda Literary Award.

Platypus-Con 2016: Board and Card Game Extravaganza, 6 p.m.-2 a.m., JACC. Spend an entire weekend learning and playing board and card games. Platypus-Con has hundreds of games for people to check out and play, as well as tournaments, contests, Blood Bowl and more.

Fireside lecture: Polar bear viewing, 6 p.m., Hearthside Books, Nugget Mall. 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Juneau-based photographer and guide Laurent Dick will take the audience on a visual journey to Alaska’s Beaufort Sea Coast and Barter Island, home also to the residents of Kaktovik, where polar bears and humans sometimes live in close proximity.

Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m., 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: 463-5680 or 463-5690.

“Our Voices Will Be Heard,” 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Tickets at ptalaska.org, 463-TIXS, jahc.org, JACC, and Hearthside Books. For tickets and more information, visit ptalaska.org.

“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” 7 p.m., JDHS Auditorium. A rollicking musical placed in 1850s Oregon and based of the 1954 movie of the same name.

Improv Shows, 8 p.m., Hangar Ballroom. Sarah Shoemaker and Michael Yichao, 2014 College Improv Tournament National Champions, perform their show, Tall Grande Venti, then join local performers in the debut of Cogs & Goggles, a steampunk-themed improvisation. Local trio Seriously Obnoxious opens both nights. Shows are open to all ages; however, adult situations and language may be present. Tickets $10 at the door.

Live music: Manic 3, 10 p.m., McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill.

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