Natalie Weinberg, right, performs with a live model painting of Dana Herndon, center, and Serena Drazkowski during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar in August 2019. After some time off, the event is returning, but now at the Hangar Ballroom. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Natalie Weinberg, right, performs with a live model painting of Dana Herndon, center, and Serena Drazkowski during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar in August 2019. After some time off, the event is returning, but now at the Hangar Ballroom. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Your weekend guide: An open-stage night returns, stand-up comedy and more

Here’s what’s happening this week.

Thursday, Feb. 6

Chamber Luncheon, noon, Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave. 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 speakers will be Beth McKibben and Tim Felsted with City and Borough of Juneau Community Development.

JWAC Speaker: Mike Sfraga, 5 p.m., KTOO Public Media, 360 Egan Drive. The event is titled “Navigating the Arctic’s 7Cs with Dr. Mike Sfraga.” The event is free and public.

How to Fly Cast, 7 p.m., Floyd Dryden Middle School, 3800 Mendenhall Loop Road. Tony Soltys will teach a class on how to fly cast. Call Suzanne at 523-1761 to register.

Friday, Feb. 7

First Friday, 4:30-7 p.m., Downtown Juneau. See today’s Capital City Weekly for a full listing of events.

World Quest 2020, 6-10 p.m., Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive. This is a fundraiser with a quiz bee, international selection buffet and silent auction. It is presented by Juneau World Affairs Concert. Tickets are available at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Tickets cost $65 for adults or $45 for University of Alaska Southeast students.

Fireside Lecture, 7-8:30 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, 6000 Glacier Spur Road. John Harley will give a brief history of the packraft and its ability to explore remote areas of Alaska under human power, from the early “Halkett boats” of the 1800s to the whitewater chasing adrenaline junkies of today. This event is free and public.

Saints of Failure, 7:30-9:15 p.m., Church of the Holy Trinity, 325 Gold St. Generator Theater Company presents Ryan Conarro’s “Saints of Failure,” which explores the collision of LGBTQ and Christian identities in America, through storytelling, original organ music and live makeup transformations. Conarro’s stories weave with Risha Rox’s makeup design and Laurie Clough’s organ accompaniment to invite audiences into raw, humorous and profound reflections on loss, discovery and liberation. Performances are today and tomorrow. Doors open at 7 p.m.

GRLZ, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Hangar Ballroom, 1 Marine Way. This is a fem-only open stage.

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

Stand Up Comedy, 9-11 p.m., Gold Town Theater, 171 Shattuck Way Suite 109. This will be the first of two nights of stand up comedy presented by Club Baby Seal. Tickets are available at Theclubbabyseal.com.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Youth Activity: Printmaking with Sara Tabbert, 10 a.m.-noon, Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St. Youth ages 6-9 are invited to join artist Sara Tabbert for a printmaking workshop inspired by her exhibit “Lowlands” at the Alaska State Museum. This activity will be messy so participants should wear art-appropriate clothing. The event is free, but space is limited and registration is highly recommended. Call the museum at 465-2901 to register.

Sweetheart Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. This is an open-to-the-public market.

The Chocolate Wars, 5-7 p.m. Thunder Mountain High School, 3101 Dimond Park Loop. Thunder Mountain High School Cheer Team is proud to present the Chocolate Wars which is a tasty fundraising event with over 25 different chocolate creations offered. Each $10 ticket is good for five samples of chocolate treats. Join us for an evening with live music, chocolate fountain, photo booth, Valentine’s gifts and more.

Seafood Fest, 5-9 p.m., Centennial Hall Convention Center, 101 Egan Drive. This is the annual KTOO and Taku Fisheries Seafood Festival featuring eight Juneau restaurants. There will be live music and specialty desserts. Tickets are available at the JACC, Hearthside Books and KTOO.org/seafood

Saints of Failure, 7:30-9:15 p.m., Church of the Holy Trinity, 325 Gold St. Generator Theater Company presents Ryan Conarro’s “Saints of Failure,” which explores the collision of LGBTQ and Christian identities in America, through storytelling, original organ music and live makeup transformations. Conarro’s stories weave with Risha Rox’s makeup design and Laurie Clough’s organ accompaniment to invite audiences into raw, humorous and profound reflections on loss, discovery and liberation. Performances are today and tomorrow. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Stand Up Comedy, 9-11 p.m., Gold Town Theater, 171 Shattuck Way Suite 109. This will be the second of two nights of stand up comedy presented by Club Baby Seal. Tickets are available at Theclubbabyseal.com.

The Horsenecks, 10 p.m., Alaskan Hotel and Bar, 167 S Franklin St. This will be hard-hitting old-time and classic Bluegrass. Admission is free.

Sunday, Feb. 9

No events listed.

Monday, Feb. 10

No events listed.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

New JACC Community Update, 5:30-7 p.m., DIPAC, 2697 Channel Drive. The New Juneau Arts & Culture Center’s staff and board is holding a community meeting to discuss the project’s present and future and answer questions. There will also be a meeting at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Marie Drake Planetarium, 7-8:15 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium, 1415 Glacier Ave. The show is titled “Night Sky of Juneau” and focuses on what is visible on a clear night. The planetarium will be using a new digital projector. This event is free.

Rosemary Walling, a volunteer and board member of Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium, views Saturn and its moons’ orbits as projected by a visiting digital projector from Seattle’s Museum of Flight in October 2019. The device is similar to the planetarium’s new projector. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rosemary Walling, a volunteer and board member of Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium, views Saturn and its moons’ orbits as projected by a visiting digital projector from Seattle’s Museum of Flight in October 2019. The device is similar to the planetarium’s new projector. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Community Meeting: Eagle Valley Center and Amalga Meadows Park, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3025 Dimond Park Loop. City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation Department is creating a master plan for the Eagle Valley Center and Amalga Meadows Park north of Amalga Harbor. This meeting will help determine the trends and visions that might shape the area’s future.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Litter Free Meeting, noon-1:30 p.m., Mendnehall Valley Public Library, 3025 Dimond Park Loop. This meeting will feature planning for spring community cleanup, youth litter patrol and more.

Recurring events

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.

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.

Climate Emergency Rally, Mondays, noon, Alaska State Capitol, 120 Fourth St. 350 Juneau will host weekly climate emergency rallies outside the capital during the legislative session.

Mount Juneau Cribbage Club, Mondays September through May, 5:45 p.m., 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, Tuesday and Thursday, 7-8 p.m., St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 9055 Atlin Drive. For more information, call Dawn at 209-8373.

Low Vision Support Group, third Tuesday of the month, 1 p.m., 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.

Serenity Al-Anon Family Group, noon-1 p.m., Tuesdays, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 740 W. 10th St. The group offers free and confidential support for families and friends of alcoholics.

Families Dealing with Addiction and Recovery, 5:30-7 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th St. This is a support group for family members with a loved one suffering from addiction or in recovery. For more informaton call Lisa 321-1610.

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.

Alanon Back to Basic meeting, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Smith Hall, 8616 Teal St. For details or more information call Sally at 321-6884.

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.

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.

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. This is a free and public weekly concert.

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

Veterans For Peace, 8:15 a.m., first and third Saturdays of the month, Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3260 Hospital Drive. Meetings take place in the cafeteria. All are invited to attend.

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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