Spikey Van Dykey, known throughout the country for his drag king performances, was well-appreciated during his performance of a mix of boy-band songs at the GLITZ drag show in June 2018. Spikey Van Dykey will be part of a National Coming Out Day drag show at University of Alaska Southeast. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Spikey Van Dykey, known throughout the country for his drag king performances, was well-appreciated during his performance of a mix of boy-band songs at the GLITZ drag show in June 2018. Spikey Van Dykey will be part of a National Coming Out Day drag show at University of Alaska Southeast. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Coming Out Day celebration is coming up, so are a Mask-erade party and a juried art show

News briefs for the week of Oct. 10, 2019.

University of Alaska Southeast celebrates coming out day

A drag show at University of Alaska Southeast will celebrate National Coming Out Day.

The University of Alaska Southeast Juneau Campus, in partnership with Alaska Airlines, is hosting its second annual Drag Show 8 p.m. to midnight Friday in the UAS Recreation Center. The show is a part of the sixth annual Alaska Airlines Student Concert Series.

It is free and open to all ages of the public. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

It will be hosted by Juneau’s Gigi Monroe. The show will feature local kings and queens, but also showcase a special guest from Tampa Bay, Spikey Van Dykey.

Mask-erade event benefits museum friends

Mary Lou Gerbi, then-president of the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum, holds two masks, that in October 2018 were autioned off during their Mask-erade event. This year’s event is scheduled for Oct. 19. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Mary Lou Gerbi, then-president of the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum, holds two masks, that in October 2018 were autioned off during their Mask-erade event. This year’s event is scheduled for Oct. 19. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum are holding a second annual Mask-erade fundraiser and party 8-11 p.m. Oct. 19 at the museum.

The event will be a party inside the museum atrium and include an auction of masks made by Alaska artists, food, a no-host bar and live music by Susu and the Prophets. Tickets cost $35 and can be purchased at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, Hearthside Books and the store at the museum.

The event is for people 21 and older.

There will be a mask-making workshop 1-3:30 p.m. Oct. 19 that is open to the whole family. It costs $5 per mask for materials to participate in the workshop.

Sealaska Heritage Institute is accepting applications for art show

Divina Cole, right, and Kelly Coursey Gray admire the warrior’s helmet and armor made by 61 students at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School that won Juried Youth Art Award at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center as part of Celebration 2016. The juried art show is accepting applications. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Divina Cole, right, and Kelly Coursey Gray admire the warrior’s helmet and armor made by 61 students at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School that won Juried Youth Art Award at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center as part of Celebration 2016. The juried art show is accepting applications. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sealaska Heritage Institute is seeking applications for its Juried Art Show and Competition.

The show will be held during Celebration 2020.

The show is open to Alaska Native and Native American artists who practice Northwest Coast arts. Artists compete in five categories: Carving and sculpture, two-dimensional and relief carving, sewing, weaving and endangered art.

Artists who win best of category will compete for best of division, and the division winners compete for best of show. SHI also will award a best of formline prize among all pieces submitted. The exhibit will run from April 15-October 15, 2020, and an award ceremony will take place on June 10, the first day of Celebration.

The application deadline is Jan. 8, 2020, and artists can apply online at https://sealaskaheritage.wufoo.com/forms/z1qrlx871t3k0t6/.

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