Weekend Guide: Trick or treating, pumpkin smashing and so much more

Weekend Guide: Trick or treating, pumpkin smashing and so much more

Here’s what’s happening this week.

Today, Oct. 31

Chamber Luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge, 8335 Old Dairy Road. The Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly luncheon featuring a speaker. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Admission costs $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers or $12 just to hear the speaker. This week’s speaker is Barbara Miranda with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Trick or Treat Downtown, 2-6 p.m., downtown Juneau. More than 70 businesses on Seward Street, Front Street, Franklin Street and more will participate with candy, art, activities and photo booths.

Pre-Trick-or-Treat Bash, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Dimond Park Field House, 2961 Riverside Drive. This event presented by Juneau Pediatric Dentistry will feature a costume contest, photos, music, bounce houses and snacks.

Trick or Treating, 4-5:30 p.m., Wildflower Court, 2000 Salmon Creek Lane. This is a public, family-friendly and indoor event.

Halloween Party, 7 p.m.-midnight, Louie’s Douglas Inn, 915 3rd St., Douglas. Judging for a costume part starts at 10 p.m.

All Hallows Eve, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Rendezvous, 184 S. Franklin St. This costume and dance party will feature DJ Manu.

Thursday, Oct. 31 and Friday, Nov. 1

Halloween with the Psychotics, 9:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 p.m. Friday, Alaskan Hotel and Bar, 167 S. Franklin St. The Psychotics will host Thursday’s open mic and perform all night Friday.

Friday, Nov. 1

UAS Evening at Egan, 7-8:30 p.m., UAS Egan Library, 11120 Glacier Highway. Sol Neely, UAS Professor of History, will be the featured speaker in this free and public lecture. During fall 2019, Neely, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, traveled the Trail of Tears with his father and daughter, meditating on historical violence perseverance, memory and repair. His presentation blends memoir, theory, story and indigenous philosophy.

Sol Neely, University of Alaska Southeast professor of history, is the featured speaker at this week’s Evening at Egan Lecture. (Courtesy Photo | University of Alaska Southeast)

Sol Neely, University of Alaska Southeast professor of history, is the featured speaker at this week’s Evening at Egan Lecture. (Courtesy Photo | University of Alaska Southeast)

Juneau Ballroom Dance: Halloween Costume Dance, 7-10 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. This is a pay-as-you-can event.

Rave to the Grave, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Rendezvous, 184 S. Franklin St. This is a party for Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead. It will feature DJ.AO.

Friday, Nov. 1-

Sunday, Nov. 3

Fall Generative Writing Weekend, Shrine of Saint Therese, 21425 Glacier Highway. This is your opportunity to focus, relax and commit to a weekend of writing and/or reading at the Shrine of St. Therese Lodge in Juneau. The lodge is the main building on the property and can sleep up to 24 people. Sharing, workshop opportunities, and group activities are optional. To register go to https://49writers.org/jnu-fall19-retreat https://49writers.org/jnu-fall19-retreat. Registration costs $175.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Figure skating team exhibition, 10:15-10:30 a.m., Treadwell Arena, 105 Savikko Road. Team Forget Me Not, Juneau’s competitive synchronized figure skating team, is heading to Southern California for competition, but will first perform in Juneau. Admission is free.

SAIL Gala Dinner and Auction, 6-9 p.m., Centennial Hall Convention Center, 101 Egan Drive. Southeast Alaska Independent Living’s (SAIL) biggest event of the year is here. This year’s theme is “Unmasking Disability” and it will honor David Ottoson with Rainbow Foods and Gale Vandor for their work empowering people with disabilities. Tickets can be found at sailinc.org or by calling 586-4920. Individual tickets cost $55 and tables of 8-10 seats cost $500.

Gold Street Music, 7:30-9 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 740 W. 10th St. This month’s show will feature Frankie Pillifant, Alydn Brudie, Julius Adolfsson, JR Kane, Superbear and Joe Emmerson. The second half of the show will feature Alyssa Fischer with Tom Locher. Admission costs a suggested donation of $5 at the door.

Gamble & The High Costa Living’s Dance, 9-11 p.m., Tracy’s King Crab Shack, 432 S. Franklin St. All Souls Day means celebrating the souls of all those who have eased on down the road before us, with live soul music and dancing away the fall blues. Tickets cost $10 at the door

Sunday, Nov. 3

Pumpkin Smash, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Juneau Composts, 2300 Anka St. There will be hammers, bats and other tools of pumpkin destruction. There is a $3 donation per pumpkin.

Juneau Composts will host a new pumpkin smash event.

Juneau Composts will host a new pumpkin smash event.

Monday, Nov. 4

Roadless Rulemaking Public Meeting, 5-7 p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave. The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service is announcing the release of the Rulemaking for Alaska Roadless Areas Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The public meeting will take place in Room 1 at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

“City Dreamers” Movie Night, 7 p.m., Gold Town Theater, 171 Shattuck Way. This is a pay-as-you-can movie night with a suggested donation of $5. It is sponsored by MRV Architects. There will be a Q&A with local designers after the showing.

Veterans Town Hall with VA Health Care System Director Dr. Timoth Ballard, 5-6:30 p.m., Elks Lodge 420, 9321 Glacier Highway. This is a veterans town hall event.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

No nonrecurring events listed.

Weekly Ukulele Jam, Sundays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., TK Maguire’s, 375 Whittier St. All ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information, visit the Juneau Jambusters Ukulele Facebook page.

The Widowed Persons Brunch, noon, first Sunday of each month, Westmark Baranof Hotel, 127 N. Franklin St. All widows and widowers are invited to this social event. For information, contact Sue at 586-6424.

International Folk Dancers, Sundays, 6-8 p.m., studio at The Alaska Club downtown. For more information, call Bruce at 723-9999.

Music on the Fly, Sundays, 7-8 p.m. Juneau International Airport, 1873 Shell Simmons Dr. Live music in baggage claim area as you meet or leave on Alaska Airlines No. 66 or 67.

Mount Juneau Cribbage Club, 5:45 p.m., Mondays September through May, Juneau Senior Center, 895 W. 12th St. Attendees can enter through the rear cafeteria door. For more details, call Wayne 789-9295.

Tlingit Language Learners Group, Mondays, 6-7 p.m., large conference room of Downtown Juneau Public Library. Tlingit language learners is free and open to everyone in the community, regardless of language experience.

Juneau’s Cancer Survivor Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., 3225 Hospital Drive. The support group meets the third Tuesday of every month. For more information, call 796-2273.

Women Living Sober, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 9055 Atlin Drive. For more information call Dawn at 209-8373.

Low Vision Support Group, 1 p.m., third Tuesday of the month, Juneau Senior Center, 895 W. 12th St. Linda Newman is the support group’s facilitator. For questions, call her at 209-7555 or call the Southeast Alaska Independent Living office at 586-4920.

Juneau Six-Game Peggers, 5:45 p.m., Wednesdays September through May, Juneau Senior Center, 895 W. 12th St. Attendees can enter through the rear cafeteria door. For more details call Tom 209-1102.

Old Time Music Jam, 7 p.m., Wednesdays, Alaskan Hotel and Bar, 167 S. Franklin St. There is a weekly jam session open to everyone no matter their level of experience.

Mountainside Open Mic, 7 p.m., Wednesdays, the Rookery Cafe, 111 Seward St. The open mic and arts and craft night is back for its third season. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Rookery Cafe will be serving cookies, coffee & tea, snacks, kombucha and beer and wine. All ages are welcome. There will be a showcase artist at 8:30 p.m. each week to conclude the evening. Donations are accepted.

GRLZ, 9 p.m., Rendezvous, 184 S. Franklin St. This is a fem-only open stage that welcomes art, poetry, music, comedy, burlesque and more.

Chamber Luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge, 8335 Old Dairy Road. The Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly luncheon featuring a speaker. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Admission costs $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers or $12 just to hear the speaker.

Open Mic with Teri Tibbet or Matt Barnes, 9 p.m.-midnight, Thursdays, Alaskan Hotel & Bar, 167 S. Franklin St. The free open mic is for ages 21 and older.

Tango Dancing, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., Channel Dance Studio, 2686 Channel Vista Drive. Tango every Thursday. The event is free. For more information, call 586-1213.

AbbyOke Karaoke Thursdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill, 9107 Mendenhall Mall Road. Free karaoke. For more information, call 789-0501.

Widowed Persons Support Group, 6:30 p.m., the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, Fireweed Place,415 Willoughby Ave. All widows and widowers are invited to join this meeting in the parlor room. For information, contact Sue at 586-6424 or Sandy at 209-2307.

KTOO Board of Directors, 5- 6-p.m., KTOO Conference Room, 360 Egan Drive. The KTOO board meets on the first Thursday of every month except August and December. Meetings are open to the public, and members are welcome to attend.

Thursday Night Jazz, 7:30-10:30 p.m., The Narrows Bar, 148 S. Franklin St. There is live music Thursdays at the Narrows Bar.

PFLAG LGBTQ Potluck, 6-8 p.m., second Friday of the month, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9161 Cinema Drive. This is a family-friendly event for the LGBTQ+ community and allies. Come and share a favorite dish.

Kimball Theatre Organ Concert, Fridays, noon-1 p.m., State Office Building, 333 Willoughby Ave.

Free Karaoke, Friday and Saturdays, 9 p.m.- 1 a.m., Sandbar & Grill, 2525 Industrial Blvd.

Saturday Staying Alive Al Anon Family Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 740 W. 10th St. The group offers support, strength and hope for families and friends of alcoholics.

Saturday Carving Sessions, 1 p.m., Saturdays, Gajaa Hit, Sealaska Heritage Institute is offering carving practice at Gajaa Hit on Willoughby Avenue for participants 18 and older with a maximum of 12 participants at a time. People can apply for the free classes through https://bit.ly/2G5Udr7.

Sm’algyax Language Learners Group, Saturdays, noon-1 p.m., conference room of the Edward K. Thomas Building, 9097 Glacier Highway. All who wish to speak Sm’algyax, the language of the Tsimshian people, are welcome.

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