Arts and Culture

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

Dreaming Glacier Bay: A true Alaskan story with a mystery at its heart

The first thing to say about Perseverance Theatre’s latest offering, “Dreaming Glacier Bay,” a world premiere by Joel Bennett, is that the theatrical experience couldn’t… Continue reading

November First Friday features Tsimshian story and more

November’s got some great events scheduled for Juneau’s First Friday. Here’s what people have let us know about. Meet me in Alaska Barnaby Brewing Company… Continue reading

Creating an opera for the Princess Sophia

On Oct. 24, 1918, the S.S. Princess Sophia, a coastal passenger liner in the fleet of the Canadian Pacific Railway, grounded on Vanderbilt Reef in… Continue reading

Ethel Lund wins award from Alaska Federation of Natives

Ethel Lund of the Tlingit Nation won the Della Keats Healing Hands Award of 2017 from the Alaska Federation of Natives. A press release from… Continue reading

Fourth annual Skull Party features Playboy Spaceman

At this year’s fourth annual Skull Party, Playboy Spaceman will be joined by Juneau hip hop artist Manner, plus like the Off The Hook Honeys.… Continue reading

‘Dreaming Glacier Bay’: Homesteaders and Hollywood

How does a reclusive, gold-mining couple living in the Southeast Alaska wilderness become close friends with one of Hollywood’s powerhouse couples in the 1930s? That… Continue reading