A painting by MK MacNaughton, whose works will be on display along with artist Patti Jouppi during a First Friday event from 4:30-8 p.m. at Spice Cafe and Gallery. (Courtesy of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)

A painting by MK MacNaughton, whose works will be on display along with artist Patti Jouppi during a First Friday event from 4:30-8 p.m. at Spice Cafe and Gallery. (Courtesy of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday in September

Sounds of Áak’w Rock, a gut check for Indigenous voices and an artists’ quintet market.

It’s still a few weeks from Áak’w Rock, the only Indigenous music festival in the U.S. and a showcase for such music from around the world, but an early sampling of the sounds is scheduled as part of September’s First Friday. A group of Juneau businesses will be featuring the Áak’w Rock playlist from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Another highlight is the Science and Secrets of Visceral at Alaska State Museum. The trilogy of interrelated exhibitions explore contemporary and historical Alaska Native issues, spotlighting gut as a conduit for Indigenous voices.

The following events are scheduled for First Friday:

Alternative Fired Ceramics, 4-7 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St.

Alternative Fired Ceramics is a group show featuring recent works in ceramics created with raku, sawdust and other alternative firing methods by David W. Riccio, Joyce Payne, Doris Alcorn and Louise Kuntz-Tadda.

Exhibit up through the month.

Áak’w Rock: First Friday Listening Day, 4-8 p.m, Griz Bar, Alaska Robotics Amalga Distillery, Coppa, Barnaby Brewing, Devil’s Club Brewing, Forbidden Peak/Red Spruce.

Various downtown businesses are featuring the Áak’w Rock artist playlist, setting the mood for the Áakʼw Rock festival scheduled Sept. 21-23. Held biennially, the festival is presented by The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. Passes will be available at Griz Bar as well as online at www.aakwrockfest.com.

Science and Secrets of Visceral, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St.

“Visceral: Verity, Legacy, Identity — Alaska Native Gut Knowledge and Perseverance” is a group of three interrelated exhibitions co-curated by artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs and conservator Ellen Carrlee that explore contemporary and historical Alaska Native issues, spotlighting gut as a conduit for Indigenous voices.

Exhibit up through the month.

Sealaska Arts Campus market, 4-7 p.m, Walter Soboleff Building, 2 Sealaska Plaza.

The small market will feature five local artists: Sugar Bear Alaskan Treasures (Renee Culp) — beaded jewelry; Aiyana James — prints, paintings on canvas and formline; Mario Fulmer — sea fur wearables and beadwork; Rae Mills — woven and beaded jewelry; and Sydney Johnson — beadwork and paintings

First Friday opening only.

Marie Drake Planetarium, 5:30-7 p.m., 1415 Glacier Ave. The public is welcome for short videos, flights through the solar system with our digital projector and the opportunity to “Ask an Astronomer.”

First Friday opening only.

Book signing and music at Hearthside Books & Toys, 4:30-7 p.m., 2 Marine Way, Ste. 119

Juneau author Kevin Myers will sign copies of his new novel “Need Blind Ambition.” He will be accompanied by Quinton Woolman-Morgan on guitar.

First Friday opening only. Myers will return on Tuesday, Sept. 5, for a reading and conversation.

Page Bridges and Doug Bridges, 5-8:30 p.m., NorthWind Architects, 126 Seward St.

Large-format work of Juneau Artist Page Bridges, her narrative and live music by Doug Bridges will be featured. Snacks and beverages also will be available.

Exhibit up through the month.

Kelsey Hoke, Visual Artist, Moondance Alaska/Annie Kaill’s, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 124 Seward St.

The work of Juneau Artist Kelsey Hoke will be featured.

First Friday opening only.

Glo Ramirez, 4:30-7 p.m., Bustin’ Out Boutique, 234 Front St.

Glo Ramirez, an artist living in Juneau originally from Puerto Rico, will feature illustrations, earrings and more.

Exhibit up through the month.

Lanie McCarry, 4-8 p.m., Barnaby Brewing Co., 165 Shattuck Way

Lanie’s artwork this month features cabins, including from her time at Ernest Gruening Cabin with the Alaska State Parks Artist in Residence program.

Exhibit up through the month.

MK MacNaughton & Patti Jouppi, 4:30-8 p.m., Spice Cafe and Gallery, 112 N. Franklin St.

The paintings by MK MacNaughton and Patti Jouppi will be featured, and drinks and snacks will be available. Spice Lounge will be open 5-10 p.m. Thursdays in September.

Exhibit up through the month.

Chloey Cavanaugh, 4:30-7 p.m., Kindred Post, 145 S. Franklin St.

Chloey Cavanaugh, along with the new apparel collection she designed, will center this year’s anniversary part.

First Friday opening only.

Marty Sharp, 4:30-8 p.m., Juneau Artists Gallery, 175 S. Franklin St., Ste. 111.

Painter Marty Sharp, the featured artist for the month of September at the Juneau Artists Gallery, will be in attendance, showing work that features a number of Juneau landscapes and sea creatures.

Exhibit up through the month.

“Visceral: Verity, Legacy, Identity — Alaska Native Gut Knowledge and Perseverance,” a group of three interrelated exhibitions, will be featured from 4:30-7:30 p.m. during First Friday at the Alaska State Museum. (Courtesy of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)

“Visceral: Verity, Legacy, Identity — Alaska Native Gut Knowledge and Perseverance,” a group of three interrelated exhibitions, will be featured from 4:30-7:30 p.m. during First Friday at the Alaska State Museum. (Courtesy of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)

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