Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
                                Juneau residents turn out for the Women’s March starting with speeches at the Capitol before a walk to Marine Park on Jan. 20, 2018. This year’s march will be Saturday.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File Juneau residents turn out for the Women’s March starting with speeches at the Capitol before a walk to Marine Park on Jan. 20, 2018. This year’s march will be Saturday.

Your weekend guide: Women will march again, they’re bugging out at the Gold Town Theater and more

Here’s what’s happening this week.

Thursday, Jan. 16

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 topic will be whale watching.

Literacy Night, 5-6:30 p.m., Harborview Elementary School, 1255 Glacier Ave. This is a free family event that will feature puzzles and require following clues and solving riddles to escape the school.

Friday, Jan. 17

Lunafest Film Festival & Silent Auction, 5:30-9 p.m., Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive. The fest will feature award-winning short films, for, by and about women, a silent auction and desserts. Tickets cost $15 available online, Hearthside Books and Juneau Pro-Choice Coalition members.

Movie Night: “Knives Out,” 7-10 p.m., Egan Library, 11120 Glacier Ave. This free and public screening of the well-reviewed movie “Knives Out” will take place in the library’s media room.

MCVC Fireside Lecture, 7-8:30 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, 6000 Glacier Spur Road. Local historian Jim Geraghty will deliver a presentation about the history of the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and surrounding area in this free and public event.

Juneau Piano: Jon Hays, 7-9 p.m., Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 350 Whittier St. Tickets are available at the JACC, Hearthside Books and through Vendini. Admission costs $20, $15 for seniors and $5 for students and youth.

Saturday, Jan. 18

Juneau Women’s March 2020, 10 a.m. Alaska State Capitol, 120 Fourth St.

Adventures in Bug Eating and “The Muppet Movie,” 4 and 5 p.m., Gold Town Theater, 171 Shattuck Way. David George Gordon, author of “Eat-A-Bug Cookbook” will explain why bugs could become a United Nations-approved food source and what it would take to farm them in Alaska. Insect snacks will be provided. The presentation will be followed by a free screening of “The Muppet Movie.”

Music Meets the Mountain, 5-8 p.m., Eaglecrest Ski Area, 3000 Fish Creek Road. There will be performances by Juneau Symphony brass and special guest violinist Andrew Sords. Attendees can get to know music director finalist Scott Seaton as he emcees our evening. Tickets are required and cost $55. They are available at juneausymphony.org or call 586-4676.

SEAGLA Winter Formal, 8 p.m.-midnight, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 350 Whittier St. People are invited to dance the night away with SEAGLA. All ages are welcome. DJ.AO will be spinning. SALT is providing adult beverages. Hor D’oeuvres will be provided. This is a free event but donations will be accepted.

Sunday, Jan. 19

Zero-Waste Meeting, 5-6 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3025 Dimond Park Loop. This meeting will concern making plans for direct action concerning waste, recycling and resource recovery for our community. All ages are welcome.

Monday, Jan. 20

Free Legal Help, 9 a.m.-noon, Alaska Legal Services Corporation, 8800 Glacier Highway and 1-4 p.m., Dimond Courthouse, 123 Fourth St. People can meet with a lawyer about families, housing, public benefits or other matters. This is part of a series of events held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day by the Alaska Bar Association.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, 1 p.m., St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 9055 Atlin Drive. This free and public event will feature local and state officials and live music. It is free and open to the public.

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                                Sherry Patterson, president of the Black Awareness Association, gives the keynote address to Juneau residents during the Martin Luther King Jr. 2018 Community Celebration sponsored by the Black Awareness Association at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. The 2020 celebration is Monday.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File Sherry Patterson, president of the Black Awareness Association, gives the keynote address to Juneau residents during the Martin Luther King Jr. 2018 Community Celebration sponsored by the Black Awareness Association at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. The 2020 celebration is Monday.

Motherhood Is Sacred, 5-7:30 p.m., First Bank Building, 3075 Vintage Blvd. Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is holding sessions to help mothers strengthen their families. Child care is provided. To register, call 463-7167 or 463-7161 or email cchristiansen@ccthita-nsn.gov or mbethel@ccthita-nsn.gov.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

Climate Emergency, noon, Alaska State Capitol, 120 Fourth St. 350 Juneau is holding a rally to declare a climate emergency on the first day of the Legislature’s sesion.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
                                Students associated with 350 Juneau, a local chapter of an international grassroots climate movement, meet in September 2019, in front of the Alaska State Capitol. The organization will hold a climate rally when the Legislature is back in session Tuesday.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File Students associated with 350 Juneau, a local chapter of an international grassroots climate movement, meet in September 2019, in front of the Alaska State Capitol. The organization will hold a climate rally when the Legislature is back in session Tuesday.

Bar Flies Round 1, 7-9 p.m., Imperial Saloon 241 Front St. This will be a night of tying flies and fish stories. This event will feature basic instructions for tying the Clouser Minnow bait fish pattern. Materials and tools will be included. Non-members of Tongass Trout Unlimited are invited, too.

Tuesday, Jan. 21-Thursday, Jan. 23

Alaska Young Fisherman Summit 2020, 8a.m.-5 p.m., Baranof Downtown, BW Signature Collection, 127 N. Franklin St. Registration for the conference costs $225, and there is a $50 discount for Alaska commercial fisherman. Registration can be done online at seagrant.uaf.edu.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Legislature Reception, 5-6:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive. The event is free and open to the public. It welcomes legislators back to Juneau after the first day of session, Jan. 21.

Chicken Yard Park Meeting, 6:30 p.m., McPhetres Hall, 325 Gold St. City and Borough of Juneau is holding a meting to discuss upcoming improvements to Chicken Yard Park, which is a small park located at Sixth and Kennedy streets.

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, 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, third Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m., 3225 Hospital Drive. 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, Tuesdays, noon-1 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 740 W. 10th St. The group offers free and confidential support for families and friends of alcoholics.

Juneau Six-Game Peggers, Wednesdays 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 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, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Alaskan Hotel and Bar, 167 S. Franklin St. There is a weekly jam session open to everyone no matter their level of experience.

Chamber Luncheon, Thursdays, 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, Thursdays, 9 p.m.-midnight, 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, first Thursday of every month except August and December, 5- 6-p.m., KTOO Conference Room, 360 Egan Drive. Meetings are open to the public, and members are welcome to attend.

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

PFLAG LGBTQ Potluck, second Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m., 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.

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

Saturday Staying Alive Al Anon Family Group, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, 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, Saturdays, 1 p.m., 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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