Arts and Culture

December Gallery Walk offers Chilkat weavers, Native American photography and Santa

December gallery walk is the busiest of the year, so we’ve tried to help you out by organizing the listings we’ve received on Juneau’s main… Continue reading

Juneau Dance Theatre rehearses for ‘The Nutcracker’

It’s time for a holiday classic. Juneau Dance Theatre (JDT) the first weekend of December presents the ballet “The Nutcracker” at the Juneau-Douglas High School… Continue reading

Cultural values panels promote diversity, understanding

On the day before Thanksgiving, Floyd Dryden Middle School’s gymnasium floor filled with students dancing to a Tlingit song — sung by other students —… Continue reading

Heartbeats and clouds: Haines locals create funny music videos

Haines locals Burl Sheldon, Nancy Berland and Gene Cornelius this year created two music videos: “Heartbeat” and “/the.cloud/,” which they’ve now shared with the world… Continue reading

Sitka’s first postmistress forged her own path

The westward expansion of the United States did not just open new lands to eager settlers; it opened new doors of opportunity for women. Nineteenth… Continue reading

Sitka’s Wild Language Festival: The art and craft of storytelling

A scene from the short film “For the Love of Salmon” flashes on the screen and the audience winces sympathetically. It’s the image of a… Continue reading

First-time play group performs ‘The Lion in Winter’ in Haines

This holiday season, new theatre group The Merry Tricksters of Haines will bring the 1966 historical play “The Lion in Winter” by James Goldman to… Continue reading

Meet three Juneau Public Market artists

This Thanksgiving weekend, 150 vendors representing 36 cities across Alaska and the Pacific Northwest will come for the 35th annual Juneau Public Market. This year… Continue reading

SHI to transfer Native values panels to Floyd Dryden

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) will donate eight large panels depicting ancient Southeast Alaska Native core cultural values to Floyd Dryden Middle School. The panels, which… Continue reading

Welcome to MAD Island

I hopped out of the skiff and clambered up the steep rocks and then waded through the leafless (but not thorn-less) devil’s club with a… Continue reading

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ comes to Juneau, explores timeless themes

Theater at Latitude 58 will be bringing the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof” to Juneau. “This show has a huge emotional range,” Director Karen… Continue reading

The sketches of Tlingit artist Robert Hoffman

Walk halfway down Katlian St. in Sitka, and you’ll find Robert Hoffman’s light-filled, spacious art studio. Shelves filled with colorful paint tubes line the walls,… Continue reading

Dyea’s 120-year old false front tells a story

An unadorned false front of weathered wood, along with the scattered, deteriorating boards behind it, are all that remain of the A. M. Gregg Real… Continue reading

A glance at the Weekly’s book shelf

We get a lot of books to review here at the Capital City Weekly. We typically focus on books written by Southeast Alaska residents, about… Continue reading

Alaska for Real: The fall floathouse stock-up

Unlike most people, I imagine, I have a case of Spam under my bed and cases of tomato sauce, mayonnaise, and canned fruit in my… Continue reading

Thwarted bandits and 100-year-old stories

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park owns a number of historic buildings within the Skagway Historic District. Most of these buildings have been fully restored… Continue reading

Juneau man’s passion for African and Alaskan wildlife photos takes him to wild places

On a recent trip to Kenya, Richard Hebhardt sat in a safari vehicle, partially hidden behind a tree in which hung a dead impala. He… Continue reading

Writers’ Weir: Limericks of Mushroom Hunters

A musky smell fills the air It’s a cap and stem fanfare With their pungent taste We gather in haste For they’re gone once snow… Continue reading

UAS Power & Privilege Symposium returns for a second year

Tuesday, Nov. 7 marks the University of Alaska Southeast’s second Power & Privilege Symposium. The all-day event is meant to spark conversations within the community… Continue reading

WhaleFest turns focus to scientists

The 21st annual Sitka WhaleFest, hosted by the Sitka Sound Science Center (SSSC), will kick off Nov. 2 for a weekend of activities and learning.… Continue reading