Arts and Culture

Stuffed poblano peppers.

Meals with Midgi: Stuffed Poblano Peppers

In my business I walk. I walk a lot. As I guide visitors along Juneau’s scenic waterway and through historic downtown, I add up the… Continue reading

Stuffed poblano peppers.

Shrinking yourself

I can usually tell if I’m going to catch fish or not. That’s not spoken out of arrogance, that’s an admission that the determining factor… Continue reading

Some of Get Felt's puppet performers pose with their humans, Stephani Thompson and Elizabeth Westermann. Get Felt is a Seattle-based improv duo that will be performing in Juneau Nov. 13 and 14.

Seattle-based improv duo to perform Nov. 13-14

Get Felt, a Seattle-based improv duo featuring Stephani Thompson and Elizabeth Westermann, will perform at the Hangar Ballroom on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and… Continue reading

Some of Get Felt's puppet performers pose with their humans, Stephani Thompson and Elizabeth Westermann. Get Felt is a Seattle-based improv duo that will be performing in Juneau Nov. 13 and 14.

Alaska Community Foundation announces $164,000 in grants

The Alaska Community Foundation has announced 13 grant awards totaling $164,000 to meet basic needs in 10 communities across Alaska. This competitive grant cycle is… Continue reading

Small ore buckets lie strewn around the Amalga mill site.

Juneau’s Hidden History: Amalga, Juneau’s ghost town

Deep in the Tongass National Forest sit the remains of the once profitable gold mining town of Amalga. The town’s beginnings can be traced back… Continue reading

Small ore buckets lie strewn around the Amalga mill site.
Venus transits the sun as seen from the Anchorage Museum in 2012.

On Writing: Running out of ink

Editor’s note: Michelle Bonnet Hale, Jim Hale’s partner, is Jim’s guest columnist for “On Writing” this week. The following is a Sept. 30 entry from… Continue reading

Venus transits the sun as seen from the Anchorage Museum in 2012.
Writers Weir: Ski Bummin'

Writers Weir: Ski Bummin’

Ski Bummin' Breaths of wintery-cool airAnd I am antsy for a powder yearAs snowflakes floatIn hesitant freefallLaying thruwayFor backcountry or black diamondThis season’s passGreets high elevation… Continue reading

Writers Weir: Ski Bummin'

SHI hosts talks in honor of Native American Heritage Month

Sealaska Heritage Institute is hosting a lecture series in honor of Native American Heritage Month. David A. Boxley will begin Tuesday, Nov. 3, with a… Continue reading

SHI to co-sponsor art, Tsimshian classes

Sealaska Heritage Institute is bringing two master artists to Juneau to teach Northwest Coast art to inmates at Juneau’s prison and half-way house. One of… Continue reading

Series of November storytelling events planned in Haines

Lynn Canal Community Players, the originator and producer of River Talk, a storytelling series, is joined for third season by Alaska Arts Confluence and Haines… Continue reading

From left, Bridget Kuhar, Nickolas Wagner, George Kuhar, Jason Messing, and Simon Taylor perform at the 2015 Homeskillet Festival.

Life, death and sound: Playboy Spaceman to perform ‘Skull Party’ Halloween show

As the darkness gathers and restless spirits stir this time of year in Southeast Alaska, local music duo George and Bridget Kuhar are once again… Continue reading

From left, Bridget Kuhar, Nickolas Wagner, George Kuhar, Jason Messing, and Simon Taylor perform at the 2015 Homeskillet Festival.
Album art for Silver Jackson's "Starry Skies Opened Eyes."

Music review: “Starry Skies Opened Eyes”

I am on the Southeast Alaska milk run from Seattle to Juneau as I write this review of Silver Jackson’s sophomore album, "Starry Skies Opened… Continue reading

Album art for Silver Jackson's "Starry Skies Opened Eyes."
The Hunchback of Notre Dame will play Halloween weekend at the Gold Town Theater, accompanied by live music.

What’s happening this week

HALLOWEEN EVENTS Halloween party with haunted house, 2 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., The Canvas, Friday, Oct. 30: All ages event with a carnival from 2-6 p.m.,… Continue reading

The Hunchback of Notre Dame will play Halloween weekend at the Gold Town Theater, accompanied by live music.
Alaskapella member Em Rademaker sings a solo in "Joy to the World."

From Juneau to Carnegie Hall

A few months ago, local a capella group Alaskapella got some unexpected news: they’d been invited to Carnegie Hall to perform with singers from around… Continue reading

Alaskapella member Em Rademaker sings a solo in "Joy to the World."

Pop-Up Museum organized for Oct. 24

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host a Pop-Up Museum event on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas Library, in conjunction… Continue reading

Writers’ Weir: Just Before Winter

This next windstormwill blow the last leaves from my alder.My view of the inlet will no longerafford the perspective of a foregroundand the little brown… Continue reading

Glowing embers of a camp fire.

Art in Unusual Places

ART IN UNUSUAL PLACES The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send… Continue reading

Glowing embers of a camp fire.

A book for beer-lovers of the north

Several years ago, Katrina Pearson and Katie Devereaux were having a beer at Skagway Brewing Company when they realized there was a void in the… Continue reading

What’s happening this week

EVENTS & PRESENTATIONSJuneau World Affairs Council Forum: The Politics of Water, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, and 9 a.m. -… Continue reading

Tlingit Clan Conference begins Thursday in Juneau

Sharing Our Knowledge: A Conference of Tlingit Tribes and Clans will be held Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 at Centennial Hall in Juneau. A “Warming… Continue reading