Arts and Culture

What's happening this week

What’s happening this week

EVENTSCycle Alaska’s Adventure Series; Doug Woodby’s Adventures: Munda Biddi Trail, 5–6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, Cycle Alaska’s Back Room. Cycle Alaska’s Adventure Series gets started… Continue reading

What's happening this week
David Katzeek, second from right, speaks during a public ceremony at the Walter Soboleff Center Dec. 1 for the return of a Chilkat robe recently acquired on eBay. Sealaska Heritage Institute purchased the robe in November from eBay seller George Blucker of Texas who willingly took a loss on the sale so the piece could be repatriated to the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian.

SHI welcomes found Chilkat robe to Juneau

More than 50 Southeast residents gathered at the clan house in the Walter Soboleff Building in Juneau Dec. 1 to celebrate the return of a… Continue reading

David Katzeek, second from right, speaks during a public ceremony at the Walter Soboleff Center Dec. 1 for the return of a Chilkat robe recently acquired on eBay. Sealaska Heritage Institute purchased the robe in November from eBay seller George Blucker of Texas who willingly took a loss on the sale so the piece could be repatriated to the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian.

Wearable Arts Extravaganza application period open through Dec. 15

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council invites artists to create a piece of wearable art for the 2016 Wearable Arts Extravaganza, “Reflections.” Deadline for applications… Continue reading

Author and editor Leigh Newman works in the Mary Jane cabin in August.

Applications now being accepted for inaugural summer residencies at Alderworks

The Alderworks Alaska Writers and Artists Retreat in Southeast Alaska is now accepting applications for its inaugural summer 2016 cabin residencies. Three log cabins will… Continue reading

Author and editor Leigh Newman works in the Mary Jane cabin in August.

Update on the Willoughby Arts Complex project

Perseverance Theatre has announced its withdrawal from the Willoughby Arts Complex project, following a three-year planning partnership -- known as the pARTnership -- with the… Continue reading

UAF study examines benefits of Fish-to-School Program

Students in Western Alaska ate better food, including more local salmon, after participating in a fish-to-school program that concluded with an Iron Chef-style cooking competition… Continue reading

Museum Collections Advisory Committee to meet

The Museum Collections Advisory Committee will meet by teleconference Thursday, Dec. 10, to discuss acquisitions for the permanent collection of the Alaska State Museums.The teleconference… Continue reading

Southeast Alaska Snow and Avalanche Workshop scheduled for Dec. 11

Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center’s Snow and Avalanche Workshop will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in the Rockwell Ballroom. It costs $15 at… Continue reading

Extension hosts picking and fermenting workshop

The Cooperative Extension Service in Juneau will host a Dec. 12 workshop on pickling and fermenting as part of its Saturdays with Extension series.Sarah Lewis… Continue reading

Top rap artist coming to Juneau

Top rap artist coming to Juneau

Waka Flocka Flame, a chart-topping rap/hip hop artist, is coming to perform in Juneau on Thursday, Dec. 10.“He’s one of the best rappers out there… Continue reading

Top rap artist coming to Juneau

JLO to open ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’

Juneau Lyric Opera will open its production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” this Thursday, Dec. 10, with shows continuing through Dec. 20 at McPheters… Continue reading

Kindred Post to host Tiny Post Office Concert featuring improv storytelling

Kindred Post, a neighborhood post office, gift shop, and community gathering space, will host a Tiny Post Office Concert this Saturday, Dec. 12, with local… Continue reading

Naughty or Nice beer and wine tasting fundraiser to be held Dec. 19

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council will present the second annual Naughty or Nice beer and wine tasting fundraiser for the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council,… Continue reading

Sheldon Museum begins expansion project with important new acquisition

HAINES - The Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center has announced the acquisition and future rehousing of the Alaska Indian Arts archive. Last November, Lee Heinmiller… Continue reading

‘Creed’ Actress welcomed challenges of playing hearing-impared musician

Actress Tessa Thompson knew there would be major challenges taking on the role of Bianca in “Creed,” the “Rocky” spinoff that opened last week to… Continue reading

Movie guide

JUNEAUGOLD TOWN NICKELODEONFor complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com.“Trumbo” — Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Synopsis: The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to… Continue reading

A winter "Kandinski" bow line.

Art in Unusual Places

The Capital City Weekly welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in… Continue reading

A winter "Kandinski" bow line.
From left to right, Joe Hilaire, Sonia Ibarra, and Melanie Kadake collect butterclams to better understand the local impact of sea otters on shellfish around Hydaburg. Ibarra is pursuing her thesis on otter impacts to rural food security with the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She also mentors local high school students and partners with the Hydaburg Geoscience Education Program. Hilaire presented on local findings from this research last month at the American Indian Science and Engineering Society Conference. Photo Bob Christianson

Integrating science with culture: Program empowers next generation of Hydaburg leaders

When you hear the word “scientist,” what images come to mind?Does your mental picture look like this: a white male wearing goggles and a lab… Continue reading

From left to right, Joe Hilaire, Sonia Ibarra, and Melanie Kadake collect butterclams to better understand the local impact of sea otters on shellfish around Hydaburg. Ibarra is pursuing her thesis on otter impacts to rural food security with the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She also mentors local high school students and partners with the Hydaburg Geoscience Education Program. Hilaire presented on local findings from this research last month at the American Indian Science and Engineering Society Conference. Photo Bob Christianson

On Writing: Words part 1: Acting Like Hamlet

ON WRITINGWORDS, PART 1: ACTING LIKE HAMLETAt the end of the 1962 film “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Robert Duvall makes his screen debut as Boo… Continue reading

Statewide creative writing contest accepting entries through Feb. 12

The 34th annual statewide creative writing contest in Alaska is accepting entries through Feb. 12. The contest awards more than $800 in cash prizes, mostly… Continue reading