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Ibn Bailey and Natalia Spengler and for "Six Bears Fell out of the Sky This Morning" by Alister Emerson. "Six Bears Fell out of the Sky This Morning" is directed by Christina Apathy and will be performed on Saturday, Aug. 14, 3-5 p.m., as a part of Climate Fair for a Cool Planet at Overstreet Park. The event is a joint effort between 350Juneau and Theater Alaska. (Courtesy Photo/ Theater Alaska)

Live theater meets climate catastrophe-focused message in new event

Event combines live performances with climate catastrophe-thwarting message.

Ibn Bailey and Natalia Spengler and for "Six Bears Fell out of the Sky This Morning" by Alister Emerson. "Six Bears Fell out of the Sky This Morning" is directed by Christina Apathy and will be performed on Saturday, Aug. 14, 3-5 p.m., as a part of Climate Fair for a Cool Planet at Overstreet Park. The event is a joint effort between 350Juneau and Theater Alaska. (Courtesy Photo/ Theater Alaska)
(Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: 13 ways of looking at goose tongue

The heritage of 10,000 years of Tlingit ancestors harvesting and from Tlingit Aaní.

(Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)
Members of the Nude Rude Revue will perform burlesque at the Skagway Expose, which takes place Aug. 12-15. The Better Than Boobs band will provide the music. The burlesque show is one of many types of live entertainment on tap for the long weekend. (Courtesy Photo / Courtesy photo / Kaley McGoey)

Set sail for the Skagway Expose

Four days of live entertainment on tap next weekend

Members of the Nude Rude Revue will perform burlesque at the Skagway Expose, which takes place Aug. 12-15. The Better Than Boobs band will provide the music. The burlesque show is one of many types of live entertainment on tap for the long weekend. (Courtesy Photo / Courtesy photo / Kaley McGoey)
Sketches for a new 60 -by- 25-foot mural depicting Elizabeth Kaax̱gal.aat Peratrovich, a Tlingit civil rights activist who worked for equality for Alaska Natives in the 1940s, are laid out for sorting in the studio of Tlingit and Athabascan artist, designer, and activist Crystal Kaakeeyaa Worl. (Courtesy photo / Crystal Kaakeeyaa Worl)
Sketches for a new 60 -by- 25-foot mural depicting Elizabeth Kaax̱gal.aat Peratrovich, a Tlingit civil rights activist who worked for equality for Alaska Natives in the 1940s, are laid out for sorting in the studio of Tlingit and Athabascan artist, designer, and activist Crystal Kaakeeyaa Worl. (Courtesy photo / Crystal Kaakeeyaa Worl)
This composite image shows the covers of McKie Campbell's first two novels as well as the author. (Courtesy Images)
This composite image shows the covers of McKie Campbell's first two novels as well as the author. (Courtesy Images)
Mary McEwen, whose art is shown in this photo, will be Juneau Artist Gallery's featured artist for August. (Courtesy Photo / Mary McEwen)

Here’s what’s scheduled for First Friday

Virtual galleries and more.

Mary McEwen, whose art is shown in this photo, will be Juneau Artist Gallery's featured artist for August. (Courtesy Photo / Mary McEwen)
Killah Priest of the Wu-Tang Clan performs at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, is returning to town for a show in support of the Helping Hands of Juneau Foodbank. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file)
Killah Priest of the Wu-Tang Clan performs at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, is returning to town for a show in support of the Helping Hands of Juneau Foodbank. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file)
Courtesy Image / Sealaska Heritage Institute 
Rico Lanáat’ Worl’s “Raven Story Forever” design is shown. There will be a release ceremony for the stamp on Friday.

Release ceremony planned for Raven stamp

Public is invited, but it will also be livestreamed.

Courtesy Image / Sealaska Heritage Institute 
Rico Lanáat’ Worl’s “Raven Story Forever” design is shown. There will be a release ceremony for the stamp on Friday.
Cathy Mendoza sits in the driver's seat of her ice cream truck on July 18. She recently launched the ice cream truck business in Juneau. She said that despite the concept being new to Juneau, sales have been brisk. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
Cathy Mendoza sits in the driver's seat of her ice cream truck on July 18. She recently launched the ice cream truck business in Juneau. She said that despite the concept being new to Juneau, sales have been brisk. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
Mollie Walsh, seen here in “cabinet card” photograph from 1894 at age 25 in Butte, Montana, is the subject of a biography by Art Petersen who said Walsh’s life is the story of the Klondike Gold Rush. But, Petersen said, there was quite a lot of fact to be sorted from the fictions recorded about Walsh’s life. (James Schultz / Courtesy of Richard Gibson via Art Petersen)
Mollie Walsh, seen here in “cabinet card” photograph from 1894 at age 25 in Butte, Montana, is the subject of a biography by Art Petersen who said Walsh’s life is the story of the Klondike Gold Rush. But, Petersen said, there was quite a lot of fact to be sorted from the fictions recorded about Walsh’s life. (James Schultz / Courtesy of Richard Gibson via Art Petersen)
This photo shows Sitka, Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Sonsini Goodrich)
This photo shows Sitka, Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Sonsini Goodrich)
Brita Fagerstrom performs as Roman Wilde at the Alaskan Hotel and Bar on July 8. During the show, Fagerstrom performed show-stopping numbers as Wilde, including an homage to Queen, a roof-raising Bon Jovi tribute, and a fun turn as a retro crooner. (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire)

Kings are wild: Juneau Drag returns to live shows with a diverse cast of kings and queens

Juneau Drag returns to live shows with a diverse cast of kings and queens

Brita Fagerstrom performs as Roman Wilde at the Alaskan Hotel and Bar on July 8. During the show, Fagerstrom performed show-stopping numbers as Wilde, including an homage to Queen, a roof-raising Bon Jovi tribute, and a fun turn as a retro crooner. (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire)
William Tamaree of the Kayáashkéedítaan clan stands next to the Kéet Koowaal in this undated photo. The Kéet Koowaal is being returned to the clan from a museum in Alabama. (Courtesy photo / CCTHITA)

Alaska Native works coming home after decades down South

The objects will be returned to home, to be displayed in a future cultural ceremony.

William Tamaree of the Kayáashkéedítaan clan stands next to the Kéet Koowaal in this undated photo. The Kéet Koowaal is being returned to the clan from a museum in Alabama. (Courtesy photo / CCTHITA)
Miranda (Natalia Spengler) covertly stares at recent arrivals to the remote island on which she resides during rehearsal for Theatre in the Rough's upcoming production of "The Tempest." (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Miranda (Natalia Spengler) covertly stares at recent arrivals to the remote island on which she resides during rehearsal for Theatre in the Rough's upcoming production of "The Tempest." (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Salmonberries sit in a cedar basket woven by Faye Kohrt in Wrangell. (Vivian Faith Prescott/ For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Celebrating salmonberries

What I love about salmonberries is they’re persistent.

Salmonberries sit in a cedar basket woven by Faye Kohrt in Wrangell. (Vivian Faith Prescott/ For the Capital City Weekly)
Jill Kaasteen Meserve helps a student learn the art of flatstich beading on a Ravenstail pattern on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)

Sharing techniques with the next generation

“It’s so fun that we get to pass this on to the next generation.”

Jill Kaasteen Meserve helps a student learn the art of flatstich beading on a Ravenstail pattern on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
Artwork by Christine Lewis, like the the painting seen here, will be featured at Juneau Artists Gallery for July. Lewis, who is this month's featured artist, will be present at the gallery for First Friday. The work will be exhibited throughout the month.  (Courtesy Photo / Christine Lewis)

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

Signed books, Capitol tours and more.

Artwork by Christine Lewis, like the the painting seen here, will be featured at Juneau Artists Gallery for July. Lewis, who is this month's featured artist, will be present at the gallery for First Friday. The work will be exhibited throughout the month.  (Courtesy Photo / Christine Lewis)
Alyssa London, second from right, and her team are working to produce Culture Story, which will showcase modern Alaska Native cultures across and outside of Alaska. (Courtesy photo / Culture Story)

Team works to tell positive, accurate stories about Alaska Native life

Show aims to show Alaska Native cultures as they thrive in the modern world.

Alyssa London, second from right, and her team are working to produce Culture Story, which will showcase modern Alaska Native cultures across and outside of Alaska. (Courtesy photo / Culture Story)
A hummingbird carving marks a site on Grave Island against the backdrop of the Tlingit community of Kake. (Courtesy Photo / Lione Clare)

Resilient Peoples & Place: Youth support community through summer workforce and leadership development program

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A hummingbird carving marks a site on Grave Island against the backdrop of the Tlingit community of Kake. (Courtesy Photo / Lione Clare)
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File 
Perseverance Theatre’s annual summer youth program, Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous, is scheduled for July 19-Friday Aug. 4.
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File 
Perseverance Theatre’s annual summer youth program, Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous, is scheduled for July 19-Friday Aug. 4.