The University of Alaska Southeast campus is shown in this December 2019 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

The University of Alaska Southeast campus is shown in this December 2019 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Your weekend guide: Drag shows, political talks and bear encounter survival tips

Here’s what’s happening.

Today, Jan. 30

Chamber Luncheon, noon, Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive. The Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly luncheon featuring a speaker. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The speaker will be Gov. Mike Dunleavy. This meeting is sold-out.

UAS College Night, 5:30-7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, 11066 Auke Lake Way. There will be help for filling out Federal Student Financial Aid forms, applying to University of Alaska Southeast, completing scholarship applications and more. The event will take place in the Glacier View Room in the Egan Classroom Wing, Room 221.

Science on Screen: Prop master Katrina Rice, 6:30 p.m., Gold Town Theater, 171 Shattuck Way. This free and public event will feature a presentation from Katrina Price, who will discuss building props for movie and TV. It will be followed by a screening of “The Maltese Falcon” at 7:15 p.m. There will be an encore screening at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.

Friday, Jan. 31

ROAR 2020 Women’s Conference, 6:45-8:45 p.m., Centennial Hall Convention Center, 101 Egan Drive. To register online for the conference, go to searhc.org/roar.

MixCast, 7-9 p.m., The Rookery Cafe, 111 Seward St. This is a night of cabaret. Broadway and musical movie favorites sung by an all-local cast. Ericka Lee emcees and Rob Cohen accompanies. Admission costs $10. Suggested donation at the door.

Fireside Lecture, 7-8:30 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, 6000 Glacier Spur Road. Rosemary Walling and David Henson will talk about what people can you see in Juneau’s night skies with your naked eye, binoculars and telescopes.

Saturday, Feb. 1

Dzantik’i Heeni Jazz Band Dinner & Jazz, 5-8 p.m., Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School, 1600 Renninger St. Proceeds from the dinner and a Silent Auction fund the Jazz Band’s attendance and participation at the Sitka Jazz Festival Feb. 6-8. Tickets for dinner and the show are available at JAHC, Hearthside Books, Rainy Day Books. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $10 for children 13 and under and $10 for the show only.

Dungeons & Drag-uns: A Fantasy Drag Show, 8-11:30 p.m., Rendezvous, 184 S. Franklin St. Gigi Monroe presents Dungeons and Drag-Uns — A Fantasy Drag Show. Doors open at 7 p.m., and there will be different shows at 8 and 10 p.m. There is a $13 cover at the door. The show is for those 18 and older.

Juneau’s Got Talent, 7-9 p.m., Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 350 Whittier St. The fifth annual Juneau’s Got Talent features seasoned artists and newcomers. Tickets at JACC, Hearthside, juneaudance.org or at the door. Admission costs $25.

Gold Street Music, 7:30 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 740 W. 10th St. The lineup features The Distractions, Riley Woodford, Annie Bartholomew and Night Witches. Admission costs $5 suggested donation or free entry with a finger food donation. The event is family friendly, and an elevator is available.

Groundhog Day’s Eve with Gamble & The High Costa Living, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Red Dog Saloon, 278 S. Franklin St. Music will get going around 9:30 p.m. Gamble & The High Costa Living performs the music of Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and other motown favorites. No tickets required.

Sunday, Feb. 2

No nonrecurring events listed.

Monday, Feb. 3

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File 
                                Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, left, Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, center, and Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, are introduced at the Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in January 2019. They will be speaking at the forum again Monday, Feb. 3, at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, left, Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, center, and Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, are introduced at the Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in January 2019. They will be speaking at the forum again Monday, Feb. 3, at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall.

Native Issues Forum: Juneau Legislative Delegation, noon-1 p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave. This free and public event will feature Juneau Democrats Sen. Jesse Kiehl and Reps. Andi Story and Sara Hannan.

Memory Loss Information Session, 5:15-5:45 p.m., Juneau Pioneers’ Home, 4675 Glacier Highway. This is a free community session about Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Mental Health Speaker Series, 5:15 p.m., JAMHI Conference Room, 3406 Glacier Highway. Sara Raster with NAMI Juneau and Teri Tibbett with Alaska Mental Health Board & Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency, will speak at this free and public event.

Veterans Town Hall with Dr. Timothy Ballard, 5-6:30 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, 11066 Auke Lake Way. Veterans, family members and community members that would like to provide direct feedback and share any their experiences.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
                                Three 2-year-old black bear cubs hunt spawning sockeye salmon in Steep Creek at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in August 2018.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File Three 2-year-old black bear cubs hunt spawning sockeye salmon in Steep Creek at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in August 2018.

Wildlife Wednesday: Navigating Bear Encounters, 7-8 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall, 11066 Auke Lake Way. This event will focus on recommendations for how to navigate bear encounters. Abby McAllister, wildlife education and outreach specialist at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, will present during this free and public event.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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