Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File                                 George Kuhar, seen here at the 43rd annual Alaska Folk Festival in April 2017, will perform at Mountainside Open Mic & Art Night at The Rookery Cafe on Wednesday. Details in Wednesday’s listing.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File George Kuhar, seen here at the 43rd annual Alaska Folk Festival in April 2017, will perform at Mountainside Open Mic & Art Night at The Rookery Cafe on Wednesday. Details in Wednesday’s listing.

Your weekend guide: Chamber speaker, concerts, bear presentations and more.

Here’s what’s happening for the week of March 12, 2020.

Today, March 12

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 speaker is Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson.

Buzz-Free Happy Hour, 5-6:30 p.m., Amalga Distillery, 134 N. Franklin St. Each Thursday in March Recover Alaska will spotlight a restaurant or bar that is serving nonalcoholic cocktails.

Pre-Symposium: Science of Graceful Leadership, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive. This event invites people to explore this evidence of grace, courage, inspiration and motivation in leadership with Margaret Bauer. Catered dinner provided. Registration is online or at the door https://www.threadalaska.net/index.cfm/calendar.calendar_register-new?event_id=2830.

Live Country Music with Brian Gale, 6-8 p.m. Red Dog Saloon, 278 S Franklin St. Brian Gale will perform.

Town Hall with Juneau Delegation, 5-6:30 p.m., Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School, 1600 Renninger St. Sen. Jesse Kiehl and Reps. Sara Hannan and Andi Story will be present to answer questions. Light refreshments will be available.

One Act Wonders, 7:15-8:45 p.m., McPhetres Hall, 325 Gold St. Theater at Latitude 58 presents “One Act Wonders,” two short plays featuring new directors. In “Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit,” citizens are represented by two separate yet equally ridiculous groups. “Relative Strangers” finds a young airline passenger who decides that the woman seated next to her might be the mother she never had.

Juneau Audubon Society Presents” “Quest for the Spirit Bear,” 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, 11066 Auke Lake Way. Jos Bakker will present. The event is free and open to the public and concerns Bakker’s trip to British Columbia to find an elusive white bear.

Friday, March 13

Free screening of “Molly of Denali,” 6-7 p.m., Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive. This is a free screening with special guests.

Tiny Post Office Concert: Sagu’gaawu’, 7-9 p.m. Kindred Post, 145 S. Franklin St. Music & Storytelling with Ed Littlefield, Lily Hope, Lyle James Tiny Post Office Concert series celebrates art, neighbors, and quality time with grand performances to small audiences. Advance tickets encouraged: www.kindredpost.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

MGVC Fireside Lecture, 7-8:30 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, 6000 Glacier Spur Road. Do you know what the oldest known bear on Earth is or that Alaska hosts some of the most famous subspecies of bears in the world? Come put your bear knowledge to the test with Teresa Whipple in this free and public event.

35th Annual Sham Jam: Harry Potter, 8 p.m. Red Dog Saloon, 278 S. Franklin St. This event is for those 21 and older. There will be music, dancing, Harry Potter-themed costume contest with prizes. Admission costs $25 at the door or $20 in advance.

Saturday, March 14

Luge Sledding, 10 a.m.- noon and 1-3 p.m., Eaglecrest, 3000 Fish Creek Road. All are welcome to join the Juneau 4H Luge Club for a free day of fun. Attendees should meet at the base of the old tubing hill. No experience is necessary. Sleds and instruction provided. Email dsanvik@gci.net to reserve your space.

30th Anniversary Award Banquet and Auction for Discovery Southeast, 5-8 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. Tickets should be purchased in advance, to help organizers plan accordingly. Tickets and donations in-lieu of tickets, can be purchased at DiscoverySoutheast.org.

City of Juneau Pipe Band Pub Crawl, 7 p.m., downtown. The nonprofit pipe band will be out playing and accepting cash donations. The crawl will start downtown at 7 p.m., and is scheduled to depart for Mendenhall Valley establishments around 10 p.m.

Fire on McGinnis, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Red Dog Saloon, 278 S. Franklin St. Celtic-rockers Fire on McGinnis will play a St. Patrick’s Day-appropriate show. There is no cover charge. Corned beef and cabbage and Guinness cupcakes will be available. There will be a costume contest.

Sunday, March 15

Family Promise of Juneau Halibut Dinner, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School, 3101 Dimond Park Loop. Family Promise of Juneau is as nonprofit organization that provides shelter and 3 meals a day to families experiencing homelessness, using volunteers from 18 hosting and supporting congregations in Juneau. The halibut dinner is our major fundraising event. $25.00. Buy from Board members and Katti Carlson, executive director 500-3032 www.familypromisejuneau.org or on Facebook Lisa Lindeman, 723-6169, llindeman.ak@gmail.com;

Monday, March 16

No nonrecurring events listed.

Tuesday, March 17

Where We Are, 7-8 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium, 1415 Glacier Ave. This is a free presentation by Clark Branch. It’s an all-ages event. While it is free, registration in advance is requested. To register go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4daea928a3fe3-february.

Wednesday, March 18

Mountainside Open Mic & Art Night, 7-9 p.m., The Rookery Cafe, 111 Seward St. The all-ages open mic downtown is open to performers of any genre and offers a chance to enjoy arts and crafts. This week’s featured performer will be George Kuhar. Admission is free, but there is a $5 pay-as-you-can donation for the featured artist.

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.

AARP Taxaide, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 9055 Atlin Drive. Certified volunteers will be present to provide free tax preparation help.

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, 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.

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., Wednesdays, 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. It meets in the Skuse Room. For more information 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.

Juneau Amateur Radio Club Luncheons and meetings, Wednesdays, Safeway Deli, 3033 Vintage Blvd. There is a weekly luncheon at Safeway Deli every Wednesday at noon. Monthly meetings will be at 7 p.m. at the NOAA Weather Station on the Backloop Road the first Wednesdy of every month. For more information, call 789-3431. All interested invited to attend.

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.

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.

AARP Taxaide, 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 9055 Atlin Drive. Certified volunteers will be present to provide free tax preparation help.

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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