Shrimp Whisperer has First Friday meet and greet

Describing the collection of Al “The Shrimp Whisperer” Laudert’s art that was on display at Amalga Distillery is like a bizarre re-imagining of a famous… Continue reading

Playboy Spaceman play annual party at the Rockwell Ballroom

A Dia de los Muertos-inspired altar, twitchy dance-rock, VHS rips and a whole lot of dancing came together Friday night at the Rockwell Ballroom. The… Continue reading

Capital City Killers tour details grisly events in Juneau’s past

Some ravens added atmosphere, but sunny weather abated the grimness of the Capital City Killers tour led by Ed Schoenfeldand Betsy Longenbaugh.

Get ready for a busy Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month

November is Native American and Alaska Native Month, and there’s no shortage of local events commemorating it. Sealaska Heritage Institute, libraries, museums and more are… Continue reading

Hope uke like jamming too

Juneau Jambusters say anyone of any skill level is welcome to the weekly ukulele jam. Even if the last time someone picked up an instrument… Continue reading

Ed Christian will play the role of the narrator in an upcoming production of “The Gun Show.” The 60-minute one-person play talks extensively about guns without staking a Liberal or Conservative position. (Courtesy Photo | Kristina Sherk Photography for “The Gun Show)

‘The Gun Show’ takes aim at the center of gun ownership conversation

Vacationing and producing a one-person show about gun ownership aren’t an obvious combination. But longtime Juneauite Ed Christian is using one of his regular fall… Continue reading

Ed Christian will play the role of the narrator in an upcoming production of “The Gun Show.” The 60-minute one-person play talks extensively about guns without staking a Liberal or Conservative position. (Courtesy Photo | Kristina Sherk Photography for “The Gun Show)
Dale Pihlman authored a book, “Alaska’s Inside Passage,” that’s part almanac and part memoir. (Courtesy Photo | Pihlman family)

Ketchikan man’s book details flaura, fauna and history of Alaska’s Inside Passage

Dale Pihlman’s first attempt at writing “Alaska’s Inside Passage” didn’t go well. The Ketchikan retiree just spent the better part of two years putting together… Continue reading

Dale Pihlman authored a book, “Alaska’s Inside Passage,” that’s part almanac and part memoir. (Courtesy Photo | Pihlman family)
Dan Fruits hangs his paintings at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum as he readies for a summer-long exhibit. Fruits’ latest project has been paintings to be projected during the opera commissioned by the Orpheus Project will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Princess Sophia, which claimed the lives of more than 350 people. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dan Fruits hangs his paintings at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum as he readies for a summer-long exhibit. Fruits’ latest project has been paintings to be projected during the opera commissioned by the Orpheus Project will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Princess Sophia, which claimed the lives of more than 350 people. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Museum Mask-erade brings in funds and fun

The Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum had a temporary exhibit on charitable parties last Saturday. The Mask-erade Ball brought a crowd to the Andrew… Continue reading

Community gathers to Celebrate Survivors

Pauline Stepetin capped a marker and passed a wood chip to her mother, Lois Jamestown, who placed in a bowl. The chip, which bore the… Continue reading

Visiting African musician talks garbage guitars and playing Mandela’s inauguration

Vusi Mahlasela has a mug full of coffee, and he was ready to talk. “All right, let’s go,” Mahlasela said smiling in the green room… Continue reading

‘The Princess Sophia’ commemorates shipwreck 100 years later

“The Princess Sophia” is nearly ready for its maiden voyage. The opera named for the ill-fated ship makes its world premiere 8 p.m. Thursday in… Continue reading

Michael Christenson placed first in the eighth annual Woosh Kinaadeiyí grand slam. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Annual Grand Slam poetry event crowns a winner

After delivering three caustic poems en route to the eighth annual Woosh Kinaadeiyí Grand Slam title, Michael Christenson was all smiles. The night and the… Continue reading

Michael Christenson placed first in the eighth annual Woosh Kinaadeiyí grand slam. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Author John Straley prepares to sign a book for author Heather Lende after the Alaska Literary Festival at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building. They were both speakers at the event. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Alaska Day Literary Festival features local authors

They had many differences, but all of the authors gathered at the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum on Thursday had one important thing in… Continue reading

Author John Straley prepares to sign a book for author Heather Lende after the Alaska Literary Festival at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building. They were both speakers at the event. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Alaska Women Speak President Carmen Davis stands with writers Mary Lou Spartz, Katie Bausler, Kate Boesser, Miriam Wagoner, Amy Pinney, Margo Waring and Dianne DeSloover at a poetry and prose reading at Hearthside Books in Nugget Mall. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Local writers share their work in statewide reading series

For the first time in 26 years, an Alaska Women Speak reading was held in Juneau. Alaska Women Speak is the name of both a… Continue reading

Alaska Women Speak President Carmen Davis stands with writers Mary Lou Spartz, Katie Bausler, Kate Boesser, Miriam Wagoner, Amy Pinney, Margo Waring and Dianne DeSloover at a poetry and prose reading at Hearthside Books in Nugget Mall. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
“Doragon” by Beth Bolander, modeled by Dani Gross, at the Wearable Art Show at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Doragon placed third in the Juror’s Best in Show. It also drew criticism as cultural appropriation, which led to some guidelines for this year’s fashion show. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Controversy leads to changes for 2019 Wearable Art fashion show

Turbulence is shaping Wearable Arts 2019. The word is the theme for the 19th annual celebration of creativity. “When life get turbulent, we want to… Continue reading

“Doragon” by Beth Bolander, modeled by Dani Gross, at the Wearable Art Show at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Doragon placed third in the Juror’s Best in Show. It also drew criticism as cultural appropriation, which led to some guidelines for this year’s fashion show. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)