Capital City Weekly

Gingi Vitis visits with bar patrons during Drag Queen Bingo at the Rendezvous in September 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Gingi Vitis visits with bar patrons during Drag Queen Bingo at the Rendezvous in September 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
MRV Architects presented this upgraded Centennial Hall concept to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Public Works & Facilities Committee, June 25, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | MRV Architects)
MRV Architects presented this upgraded Centennial Hall concept to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Public Works & Facilities Committee, June 25, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | MRV Architects)
Helena Sardinha, a Los Angeles-based producer for Driven Equation and co-creator of “Sitka,” is in Sitka right now to teach at its fine arts camp. Sardinha said a short “proof of concept” will be filmed soon and has not yet been cast. (Courtesy Art | Helena Sardinha)
Helena Sardinha, a Los Angeles-based producer for Driven Equation and co-creator of “Sitka,” is in Sitka right now to teach at its fine arts camp. Sardinha said a short “proof of concept” will be filmed soon and has not yet been cast. (Courtesy Art | Helena Sardinha)
Vivian Mork Yéilk’ harvest devil’s club. (Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly)

Lessons from the devil’s club lady

Some see obstacles, she sees medicine.

Vivian Mork Yéilk’ harvest devil’s club. (Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly)

FDR’s New Deal helped preserve Alaska Native art, like these three totem poles in Juneau

Rural Tennessee has electricity for the same reason Southeast Alaska has totem parks — the New Deal.

A $12,000 grant awarded to Sealaska Heritage Institute will help it acquire for “Catcher of Souls” by John Hudson III of Metlakatla. Hudson is a Tsimshian carver and arts instructor. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A $12,000 grant awarded to Sealaska Heritage Institute will help it acquire for “Catcher of Souls” by John Hudson III of Metlakatla. Hudson is a Tsimshian carver and arts instructor. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
(Unsplash | Danielle Machines)
(Unsplash | Danielle Machines)
The fifth annual GLITZ Drag Show in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Juneau Pride Kickoff! at Centennial Hall on Friday, June 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The fifth annual GLITZ Drag Show in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Juneau Pride Kickoff! at Centennial Hall on Friday, June 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: GLITZ Drag Show

Kings and Queens turnout for Juneau’s biggest drag show.

Photos: First Friday

Pictures from June’s First Friday

Anjuli Grantham shows off historic salmon canneries tin from a collection from the Karen Hofstad at the Alaska State Library’s Research Center for First Friday on Friday, June 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Anjuli Grantham shows off historic salmon canneries tin from a collection from the Karen Hofstad at the Alaska State Library’s Research Center for First Friday on Friday, June 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Aidan Key, director of Gender Diversity, speaks after the showing of the movie, “The Most Dangerous Year” at the University of Alaska on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Aidan Key, director of Gender Diversity, speaks after the showing of the movie, “The Most Dangerous Year” at the University of Alaska on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
This Raven hat made by Nathan Jackson was recently acquired by Sealaska Heritage Institute. (Courtesy Photo | Sealaska Heritage Institute)
                                This Raven hat made by Nathan Jackson was recently acquired by Sealaska Heritage Institute. (Courtesy Photo | Sealaska Heritage Institute)
This Raven hat made by Nathan Jackson was recently acquired by Sealaska Heritage Institute. (Courtesy Photo | Sealaska Heritage Institute)
                                This Raven hat made by Nathan Jackson was recently acquired by Sealaska Heritage Institute. (Courtesy Photo | Sealaska Heritage Institute)
Corin Hughes-Skandijs, who moved from Juneau to Delaware about a year ago, is coming back to the capital city to visit, and he’ll be roasting Juneau while he’s here. (Courtesy Photo | Corin Hughes-Skandijs)
Corin Hughes-Skandijs, who moved from Juneau to Delaware about a year ago, is coming back to the capital city to visit, and he’ll be roasting Juneau while he’s here. (Courtesy Photo | Corin Hughes-Skandijs)

A guitar man comes to town

This ramblin’ man found himself in Juneau.

Planet Alaska host Vivian Mork Yéilk’, showing the height of fireweed growth in May 2018 in Sitka. (Courtesy Photo | Vivian Mork Yéilk’)
Planet Alaska host Vivian Mork Yéilk’, showing the height of fireweed growth in May 2018 in Sitka. (Courtesy Photo | Vivian Mork Yéilk’)