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Sherry Patterson; SEARHC Executive Office Manager and ROAR Conference Chair; speaks at last year’s Reclaim Own and Renew Women’s Conference. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)
Sherry Patterson; SEARHC Executive Office Manager and ROAR Conference Chair; speaks at last year’s Reclaim Own and Renew Women’s Conference. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)
Monica Devine’s book “Water Mask” is a collection of autobiographical essays related to her time as a speech therapist working in more than 60 villages in Alaska. (Courtesy Photo | Monica Devine)
Monica Devine’s book “Water Mask” is a collection of autobiographical essays related to her time as a speech therapist working in more than 60 villages in Alaska. (Courtesy Photo | Monica Devine)
Diane Fleeks, left, Shelley Virginia, center, and Margeaux Ljungberg rehearse in front of an invited audience for Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Silent Sky” on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly)
Diane Fleeks, left, Shelley Virginia, center, and Margeaux Ljungberg rehearse in front of an invited audience for Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Silent Sky” on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly)
There will be an opening reception for Inari Kylänen’s latest exhibit, “A Nation of Immigrants,” at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum for First Friday. (Courtesy Photo | Inari Kylänen)

Here’s what’s happening this First Friday

Schedule of this month’s art walk downtown.

There will be an opening reception for Inari Kylänen’s latest exhibit, “A Nation of Immigrants,” at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum for First Friday. (Courtesy Photo | Inari Kylänen)

Stringing along: Family band plays Juneau show, then heads to Australia

Alaska String Band travels to Land Down Under for tour.

About 50 artists stand with their work in front of the Sealaska Heritage Institute on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, to protest heavy cuts to state arts programs. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

The 5 biggest arts stories of 2019

The near-vetoes, protests and more that made the year.

About 50 artists stand with their work in front of the Sealaska Heritage Institute on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, to protest heavy cuts to state arts programs. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Here’s what the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly writers watched, read, heard and played this year. (Courtesy Photos | Unsplash)
Here’s what the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly writers watched, read, heard and played this year. (Courtesy Photos | Unsplash)

Photos: Take a peek at ‘Elf the Musical’

JDHS students will take the stage this weekend.

Toby Russell, stars as Buddy the Elf, during rehearsal of “Elf the Musicial” at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Toby Russell, stars as Buddy the Elf, during rehearsal of “Elf the Musicial” at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Anastasia Hobson-George, right, works with weaver Lily Hope as the Artist-in-Residence at the Walter Soboleff Center in May 2019. Hobson-George is one of the youngest-ever winners of a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award. Applications for the awards are now open. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Anastasia Hobson-George, right, works with weaver Lily Hope as the Artist-in-Residence at the Walter Soboleff Center in May 2019. Hobson-George is one of the youngest-ever winners of a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award. Applications for the awards are now open. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Wayne Price, associate professor of Northwest Coast art and Tlingit artist, and student Kaytlynne Lewis pose with their paddles at a recent Northwest Coast arts showcase. (Courtesy Photo | Davina Cole)
Wayne Price, associate professor of Northwest Coast art and Tlingit artist, and student Kaytlynne Lewis pose with their paddles at a recent Northwest Coast arts showcase. (Courtesy Photo | Davina Cole)

Your weekend guide: legislators hold open house, Santa comes to downtown and more

Thursday, Dec. 19 Chamber Luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge, 8335 Old Dairy Road. The Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly luncheon featuring a speaker.… Continue reading

Julia O’Malley, food journalist, has a new book out that was co-published by the University of Washington Press and the Anchorage Museum. (Courtesy Photo | Nathaniel Wilder)
Julia O’Malley, food journalist, has a new book out that was co-published by the University of Washington Press and the Anchorage Museum. (Courtesy Photo | Nathaniel Wilder)