Arts and Culture

Elizabeth Westermann

What’s happening this week, Nov. 11-17

EVENTS & PRESENTATIONSAn Evening with John Straley, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, Hangar on the Wharf Ballroom. The Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum will… Continue reading

Elizabeth Westermann

Writers’ Weir: Cathedral

CathedralThis Sundaythe ocean is my cathedral.The wind, clearly visiblebreaking in random patternacross the wavesis all I need of The Holy One.The Word is being writtenin… Continue reading

Year of Reading Foreign: Lens of the Future

The best and worst of science fiction fandom was on display at this year’s Hugo Awards.In protest of what they perceived as a trend --… Continue reading

Director Flordelino Lagundino, center, works with actors Tommy Schoffler and Victoria Bundonis during a rehearsal of Perseverance Theatre's musical production of "Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street."

To Serve Man: “Sweeney Todd” at Perseverance Theatre

“The history of the world, my sweet, is who gets eaten and who gets to eat.” – Sweeney ToddBon appétit, Juneau. But beware. The piquancy… Continue reading

Director Flordelino Lagundino, center, works with actors Tommy Schoffler and Victoria Bundonis during a rehearsal of Perseverance Theatre's musical production of "Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street."

Rotary Club of Juneau presents annual Vocational Service Awards

Rotary Club of Juneau recently announced its Vocational Service Awards for 2015. Nominated both by club members and the community at large, the following five… Continue reading

The Alaska Center for the Book launches “Letters About Literature 2016”

A new national writing contest based on writing letters about literature has opened for students in grades 4 through 12. Sponsored by Alaska Center for… Continue reading

State Library Archives and Museums staff honored for preparations

The 2015 Award for Excellence in the Museum Field from the Museums Alaska/Alaska Historical Society has been awarded to the State Library Archive and Museums… Continue reading

Kake’s Library receives grant to establish Early Literacy Program

The Shirly Jackson Community Library in Kake has received a $1,765 grant from the Crossett Fund to help establish an early literacy program at the… Continue reading

Anchorage Museum opens traveling ‘Living Alaska’ exhibit

ANCHORAGE – In 2003, Alaska’s Rasmuson Foundation launched its Art Acquisition Fund to provide grants to museums that collect current work by Alaska artists. In… Continue reading

Volunteers and sponsors needed for the 9th annual Juneau Robot Jamboree

On Saturday, Dec. 12, Juneau will host its 9th annual Robot Jamboree, where more than 20 teams from around Southeast Alaska will compete for a… Continue reading

State Library seeks VISTA Volunteers for Kake, Craig

The Alaska State Library is recruiting one VISTA volunteer for Kake and one for Craig (to join a team of two other VISTA volunteers in… Continue reading

Connie Boochever Fellows include Hagen of Haines and Frankenstein of Sitka

Two Southeast Alaskans were among the four recipients of this year’s Connie Boochever Fellowship: photographer John Hagen of Haines and filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein of Sitka.The… Continue reading

Piano and flute concert planned for this weekend

Flutist Sally Schlichting and pianist Mary Watson will present a concert of flute and piano music in a benefit for Juneau Alaska Music Matters this… Continue reading

Opera and Musical Film Festival continues throughout November

Juneau Lyric Opera and the Gold Town Nickelodeon Theatre have teamed up to present an Opera and Musical Film Festival, featuring classic operas and famous… Continue reading

Movie listings

JUNEAUGOLD TOWN NICKELODEONFor complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com.“Of Men and War” -- Wednesday Nov. 11, and Saturday. Nov. 14. Synopsis: Anger consumes a squad of combat… Continue reading

UAS to show film on child labor in India

The documentary “History Expedition: Child Labor in India” will be shown at the University of Alaska Southeast’s Juneau Campus inside the Egan Lecture Hall at… Continue reading

City museum to celebrate Walter Soboleff Day with written notes

To celebrate Dr. Walter Soboleff Day on Nov. 14, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum has invited the community of Juneau to write notes of encouragement to… Continue reading

Found shoes at the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. One of the book's five sections, into which this photo fits, is "relics."

‘Southeast Alaska: A Photographic Passage’

In “Southeast Alaska: A Photographic Passage,” float houses and boat harbors appear through mist; oyster catchers stare through foliage. Some images are black and white,… Continue reading

Found shoes at the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. One of the book's five sections, into which this photo fits, is "relics."

What’s happening this week, Nov. 4-10

  EVENTS & PRESENTATIONSThe Revival of Tsimshian Art, 12 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, Walter Soboleff Building. Renowned Tsimshian carver and master artist David A. Boxley will… Continue reading

Julie and Peter Neyhart, shown third and fourth from left with members of their family, have been honored as Philanthropists of the Year by the Juneau Community Foundation.

Juneau Community Foundation honors Philanthropists of the Year

The Juneau Community Foundation recently celebrated its Philanthropists of the Year for 2015 with three awards.Juneau couple Julie and Peter Neyhart were named Philanthropists of… Continue reading

Julie and Peter Neyhart, shown third and fourth from left with members of their family, have been honored as Philanthropists of the Year by the Juneau Community Foundation.