Capital City Weekly

The Rockwell Ballroom is set to Rick’s Cafe Americain for “Here’s Looking at You, Casablanca” on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The show is a presentation by the Juneau Lyric Opera and Gold Town Nickelodeon. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Rockwell Ballroom is set to Rick’s Cafe Americain for “Here’s Looking at You, Casablanca” on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. The show is a presentation by the Juneau Lyric Opera and Gold Town Nickelodeon. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Symphony’s 2018-19 concert season begins Nov. 10. (Unsplash | Kael Bloom)
The Juneau Symphony’s 2018-19 concert season begins Nov. 10. (Unsplash | Kael Bloom)
This is the only known photograph we have of the interior of Skagway’s First City Hall during its time period as the town’s city hall. George A. Brackett with his long beard is seated on the immediate right. Brackett was the builder of the Brackett Wagon Road that ran from Skagway to White Pass City. Based on the presence of Brackett, it is possible that this picture represents the start or finish of negotiations between Brackett and the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad over the purchase of the Brackett Wagon Road by the railroad. (National Park Service, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Brackett Family Collection, BFC/CBD 156; KLGO PB-38-6237)
This is the only known photograph we have of the interior of Skagway’s First City Hall during its time period as the town’s city hall. George A. Brackett with his long beard is seated on the immediate right. Brackett was the builder of the Brackett Wagon Road that ran from Skagway to White Pass City. Based on the presence of Brackett, it is possible that this picture represents the start or finish of negotiations between Brackett and the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad over the purchase of the Brackett Wagon Road by the railroad. (National Park Service, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Brackett Family Collection, BFC/CBD 156; KLGO PB-38-6237)

Youth Art Activity focuses on artifacts and scientific sketches

It was a scientific Saturday morning for the kids in the Alaska State Museum classroom. November’s First Saturday youth art activity was an exploration of… Continue reading

Thanks to financial support from the local LGBTQ and ally community at annual Juneau Pride events, namely the Glitz Drag Show, the Southeast Alaska LGBTQ Alliance (SEAGLA) has launched a mini-grant program and opened a scholarship fund. (Unsplash | Peter Hershey)

News briefs: SEAGLA awards grants and opens scholarship fund, Cancer Connection holds annual Health Forum

SEAGLA awards six mini grants and opens scholarship fund Thanks to financial support from the local LGBTQ and ally community at annual Juneau Pride events,… Continue reading

Thanks to financial support from the local LGBTQ and ally community at annual Juneau Pride events, namely the Glitz Drag Show, the Southeast Alaska LGBTQ Alliance (SEAGLA) has launched a mini-grant program and opened a scholarship fund. (Unsplash | Peter Hershey)
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Staff Picks for November

This is Staff Picks, a monthly round-up of what staff at The Capital City Weekly and Juneau Empire are reading, watching and listening to. Every… Continue reading

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Gold Street Music Concerts are back for Season 14

Devotion brought them to the church. Just after 6:30 p.m. on a Saturday, Terry Toon and Elva Bontrager were readying Resurrection Lutheran Church for the… Continue reading

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

First Friday schedule for Nov. 2, 2018

JAHC: Cammie May, “Waterworks,” Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St, 4:30-7 p.m. Exhibit up through the month. Prince of Wales Artist Cammie May.… 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)

Planet Alaska: Muskeg Love

Muskeg life is wet, mushy, juicy, fleshy, tangy, glabrous, globose and glandular.

News briefs: SOFA silent auction and SHI language summit are upcoming, potato harvest was rescheduled and Color Wheel Arts closes

SOFA to hold silent auction Southeast Alaska Organization for Animals will hold its fifth annual Silent Auction 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Dzantik’i Heeni… Continue reading

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)

Photos: Hallo-weekend in downtown Juneau

Costume contests, live music, burlesque and more meant costume-clad celebration Saturday night in downtown Juneau. The night featured inflatible, fighting dinosaurs, unicorns, videogame characters and… Continue reading