Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file
                                Bobby Lewis sings during the performance of “Motown for Our Town” at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center in March 2019.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file Bobby Lewis sings during the performance of “Motown for Our Town” at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center in March 2019.

Your weekend guide: Motown music, mountaineering women, stand-up comedy and more

Here’s what’s happening the week of Feb. 27, 2020.

Thursday, Feb. 27

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. Admission costs $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers or $12 just to hear the speaker. This week’s luncheon will feature a panel of Alaska business leaders.

Friday, Feb. 28

Kimball Theatre Organ Concert, noon-1 p.m., State Office Building, 333 Willoughby Ave. This is a free and public weekly concert.

M.K. Paulsen Live Stand-Up Comedy, 7-8:30 p.m., Rec Center, University of Alaska Southeast, 12300 Mendenhall Loop Road. This is free stand-up comedy with M.K. Paulsen.

MGVC Fireside Lecture, 7-8:30 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, 6000 Glacier Spur Road. This week’s presenters will be members of AK Mountain Women, an all-female ski mountaineering team whose goal is to cultivate a strong community of women dedicated to challenging and educating themselves and others about glacial mountaineering and big remote mountains. The event is free and public.

Motown for Our Town, 7:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. This is a night of soul for all of Juneau. It will feature Bobby Lewis, Eustace Johnson, Jaunelle Celaire and the JACC stars. All proceeds from this fundraiser support the new JACC. Tickets are available at the JACC, Centennial Hall, Hearthside Books or www.jahc.org.

Dan Fink and Friends Comedy Show, 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Viking Lounge, 218 Front St. The event will feature sketch and stand-up comedy from Crystal Dupree, Lance Mitchell, Shawn Bass, Renee Davis and Chef Lyons the Cook of Comedy. Admission is free.

Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, Feb. 29

Screenwriting Bootcamp: 101 & 102 with Don Rearden & Bryan Allen Fierro, 6-9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Mother Kathleen Library at Holy Trinity, 415 Fourth St. Participants can sign up for one or both classes. Enrollment costs $56 or $44 for full-time students or 49 Writers members. All experience levels are welcome.

Saturday, Feb. 29

Gastineau Genealogical Society Meeting, noon-1:30 p.m., Alaska State Library “Owl Conference Room,” Second Floor, Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building, 395 Whittier St. GGS meetings are free and open to the public. After a business meeting, there will be a presentation titled “What’s in a Name”presented by Alaska State Library Electronic Resources Librarian Kate Dunn.

Book Signing with Clive Thomas, 2-6 p.m. Hearthside Books & Toys, Merchant’s Wharf, 2 Marine Way. Clive Thomas will be present for a book signing of “How to Lobby Alaska State Government.”

The design for the new gold $1 Elizabeth Peratrovich coin was on display during the Elizabeth Peratrovich Day celebration at the Tlingit and Haida Community Council on Feb. 16, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

The design for the new gold $1 Elizabeth Peratrovich coin was on display during the Elizabeth Peratrovich Day celebration at the Tlingit and Haida Community Council on Feb. 16, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Elizabeth Peratrovich 75th Celebration, 7-10 p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave. This event hosted by Healing Hand Foundation celebrates the 75th anniversary of the anti-discrimination bill of 1945. Tickets cost $30 per person or $50 for couples. They are available at jahc.org. Newly minted Peratrovich coins will be available on site to all attendees.

Heartbreaker: A Drag Tribute to Love, 8-11:30 p.m., Rendezvous, 184 S. Franklin St. Gigi Monroe presents the annual tribute to all things love. There is a $13 cover charge at the door.

Gigi Monroe performs at the 5th annual GLITZ Drag Show in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Juneau Pride Kickoff! at Centennial Hall in June 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Gigi Monroe performs at the 5th annual GLITZ Drag Show in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Juneau Pride Kickoff! at Centennial Hall in June 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sunday, March 1

Sowing Change, 1-5 p.m., Amalga Distillery, 134 N. Franklin St. This free event will feature a presentation by Foundroot followed by a pop-up shop, snacks and conversation.

Monday, March 2

Juneau master gardener training, 6-9 p.m. Mondays through May 11 and on three Saturdays to be announced, Juneau Cooperative Extension Service office, 712 W. 12th St. The session will provide experienced gardeners in-depth training. A $300 fee includes an Alaska gardening manual and a $150 deposit that will be refunded if service is completed within the year. Online registration is available at http://bit.ly/Juneamastergardener2020.

Tuesday, March 3

Mental Health Speaker Series: Suicide Prevention, 5:15-6:45 p.m., JAMHI’s conference room, 3406 Glacier Highway. Presenters will be Aaron Surma and Kristina Moore Jager. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 4

The Salmon Way with Amy Gulick, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St. Amy Gulick traveled throughout Alaska to explore the web of human relationships that revolve around these remarkable fish. This event is free.

Wildlife Wednesday, 7-8 p.m.,UAS Egan Lecture Hall, 11120 Glacier Highway. This talk will cover using scent detection dogs to locate little brown bat overwintering habitat. It will feature Tory Rhoades, wildlife biologist with ADF&G’s Threatened, Endangered and Diversity Program will be the speaker. The event is free and public.

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, Mondays, 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.

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 info, call 789-3431. All interested invited to attend.

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.

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, 7-9 p.m., Thursdays, 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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