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This photo shows elderberry jelly. “You really have to trust who makes you red elderberry jelly and syrup,” writes Yélk’ Vivian Mork . “There’s cyanide in the stems, root, bark and seeds.” (Yéilk’ Vivian Mork / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: A Celebration of elderberry and Elders

The elderberry plant reminds us to celebrate our Elders.

 

Drag queen Gigi Monroe reads a book about a wig during Drag Storytime at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

One for the books: Drag Storytime returns

Balloons, books, bustin’ moves.

 

Playwright Maureen Longworth holds up a playbill for "Blue Ticket." The play, which tells a story inspired by stories from Juneau's past shared with Longworth is making it's on-screen debut during Pride Month. The play debuted on stage in 2019. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Local play-turned-film available just in time for Pride

“Blue Ticket” is set to hit the big screen and streaming services.

 

Gigi Monroe, the event organizer, performs during Glitz, a major annual drag event celebrated every Pride Month, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Gigi Monroe, the event organizer, performs during Glitz, a major annual drag event celebrated every Pride Month, at Centennial Hall on June 18, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
This image shows the cover of Juneau poet Emily Wall’s new book “Breaking Into Air.” The book details a wide array of different birth stories. (Courtesy Photo)
This image shows the cover of Juneau poet Emily Wall’s new book “Breaking Into Air.” The book details a wide array of different birth stories. (Courtesy Photo)
Gigi Monroe emceed the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show, held at the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus where viewers stayed in their cars arranged around a stage in the parking lot on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. This year, the event is returning to Centennial Hall and will be less of a “GLITZ-lite” than organizers worried it could be. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Live and in color: GLITZ returns to full, glorious presence

Back from the pandemic, the performance heads to Centennial Hall once again.

Gigi Monroe emceed the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show, held at the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus where viewers stayed in their cars arranged around a stage in the parking lot on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. This year, the event is returning to Centennial Hall and will be less of a “GLITZ-lite” than organizers worried it could be. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
The 10 participants in season 9 of “Alone,” premiering on May 26, 2022, on the History Channel. Terry Burns of Homer is the fifth from left. Another Alaskan in the series, Jacques Tourcotte of Juneau, is third from left. (Photo by Brendan George Ko/History Channel)

Homer man goes it ‘Alone’

Burns brings lifetime of wilderness experience to survival series.

The 10 participants in season 9 of “Alone,” premiering on May 26, 2022, on the History Channel. Terry Burns of Homer is the fifth from left. Another Alaskan in the series, Jacques Tourcotte of Juneau, is third from left. (Photo by Brendan George Ko/History Channel)
Natalia Spengler, left, Tommy Schoffler, center, and Kelsey Riker rehearse the final scene of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Treadwell Office Mine on Tuesday. The play debuts at 7 p.m. Thursday and will continue at the historic mine site and other outdoors venues until June 26. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Playing around at the office

All the world’s a stage —especially the part by the Treadwell Mine.

Natalia Spengler, left, Tommy Schoffler, center, and Kelsey Riker rehearse the final scene of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Treadwell Office Mine on Tuesday. The play debuts at 7 p.m. Thursday and will continue at the historic mine site and other outdoors venues until June 26. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Troy Quinn, former music director of The Juneau Symphony, leads local musicians through their first rehearsal for the upcoming performances of "A Night at the Oscars" scheduled June 11 and 12. The concert was original scheduled as his final conducting appearance in 2020, but delayed due to COVID-19. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Former symphony director returns for movie music concert

Troy Quinn says “A Night At The Oscars” lets audience see as well as hear what’s missing on film.

Troy Quinn, former music director of The Juneau Symphony, leads local musicians through their first rehearsal for the upcoming performances of "A Night at the Oscars" scheduled June 11 and 12. The concert was original scheduled as his final conducting appearance in 2020, but delayed due to COVID-19. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Written by Lily Wooshkindein Da.áat Hope and illustrated by Kelsey Mata Foote, Sealaska Heritage Institute just released a new children’s book about Celebration for their Baby Raven Reads program. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Written by Lily Wooshkindein Da.áat Hope and illustrated by Kelsey Mata Foote, Sealaska Heritage Institute just released a new children’s book about Celebration for their Baby Raven Reads program. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Mary Goddard holds salmon filets wrapped in deer heart leaves. (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Sonsini Goodrich)

Planet Alaska: The gift of deer heart

Deer heart is one of the early and most abundant greens in Tlingit Aaní.

Mary Goddard holds salmon filets wrapped in deer heart leaves. (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Sonsini Goodrich)
Hoonah’s Alaska Youth Stewards helped make improvements to Moby and water the plants in summer 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Jillian Schuyler)

Resilient Peoples & Place: Moby the Mobile Greenhouse cultivates community

It presents opportunities to grow food knowledge and skills.

Hoonah’s Alaska Youth Stewards helped make improvements to Moby and water the plants in summer 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Jillian Schuyler)
Emily Anderson's second album "Salt & Water" will be released on Friday, May 27. The second album from the L.A.-based  singer-songwriter from Fairbanks deals with challenging emotions via some surprisingly sunny tunes. (Courtesy Photo / Chris West)
Emily Anderson's second album "Salt & Water" will be released on Friday, May 27. The second album from the L.A.-based  singer-songwriter from Fairbanks deals with challenging emotions via some surprisingly sunny tunes. (Courtesy Photo / Chris West)
Zuill Bailey performs a cello concert during a music cruise in Auke Bay on Saturday afternoon. (Courtesy Photo)
Zuill Bailey performs a cello concert during a music cruise in Auke Bay on Saturday afternoon. (Courtesy Photo)
Local Tlingit beader Jill Kaasteen Meserve is making waves as her work becomes more widely known, both in Juneau and the Lower 48. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Old styles in new ways: beader talks art and octopus bags

She’s been selected for both a local collection and a major Indigenous art market.

Local Tlingit beader Jill Kaasteen Meserve is making waves as her work becomes more widely known, both in Juneau and the Lower 48. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Lily Wooshkindein Da.áat Hope, renowned weaver and artist, stands outside her recently opened studio on Seward Street on May 9, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Old art in a new home: Renowned weaver opens downtown store

More space for teaching, more space for creating.

Lily Wooshkindein Da.áat Hope, renowned weaver and artist, stands outside her recently opened studio on Seward Street on May 9, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Oscar inspects the skunk cabbage in the Tongass National Forest in Wrangell. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Life signs of spring

By Vivian Faith Prescott For the Capital City Weekly A young hemlock topples sideways out into the roadway, leaving only one side of the dirt… Continue reading

Oscar inspects the skunk cabbage in the Tongass National Forest in Wrangell. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)
Lisa Kron, who wrote the lyrics and book for the musical "Fun Home," sits in Perseverance Theatre's take on the Bechdel's house on Maple Avenue. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Lisa Kron, who wrote the lyrics and book for the musical "Fun Home," sits in Perseverance Theatre's take on the Bechdel's house on Maple Avenue. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows original painting,  “Kickback; Southeast Sneakers,” by Marty Sharp. (Courtesy Photo)

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

A schedule of events for May 6, 2022.

This photo shows original painting,  “Kickback; Southeast Sneakers,” by Marty Sharp. (Courtesy Photo)
The Policy and Procedures in the Federal Subsistence Board Process spring 2022 class. This class, hosted by University of Alaska Southeast in partnership with Sitka Conservation Society and supported by the USDA Forest Service connects students with the fish and wildlife public processes that manage subsistence resources. Left to right: Ardel Wikinson, Nathan Cleveland, Nachama Voluck, Heather Bauscher, Jan Straley, and Clare Jungers. (Courtesy Photo / Ryan Morse)

Resilient Peoples & Place: Youth voices reflect on the Federal Subsistence Board process

“As young people, you have a lot more power than you realize”

The Policy and Procedures in the Federal Subsistence Board Process spring 2022 class. This class, hosted by University of Alaska Southeast in partnership with Sitka Conservation Society and supported by the USDA Forest Service connects students with the fish and wildlife public processes that manage subsistence resources. Left to right: Ardel Wikinson, Nathan Cleveland, Nachama Voluck, Heather Bauscher, Jan Straley, and Clare Jungers. (Courtesy Photo / Ryan Morse)