Capital City Weekly

The City and Borough of Juneau and four Juneau residents will be among those honored in the Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards in early January. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Juneau residents to be recognized with arts and humanities awards

Four Juneauites and the city itself among the eight honored.

The City and Borough of Juneau and four Juneau residents will be among those honored in the Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards in early January. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
This photo shows salmon, quinoa and salad. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Healing foods for hard times

We’ve been eating all of our favorite soul foods because now is now.

This photo shows salmon, quinoa and salad. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ / For the Capital City Weekly)
Kelsey Riker and Taylor Vidic are co-producers of the upcoming variety show “From Juneau With Love.” The show will livestream on Friday, Dec. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Sydney Akagi)

‘This is a variety show of the best kind’: Dozens of Juneau artists contribute to digital production

With dozens of acts performing and more than 40 artists involved, “From Juneau With Love” is like a “12 Days of Christmas” line on steroids.… Continue reading

Kelsey Riker and Taylor Vidic are co-producers of the upcoming variety show “From Juneau With Love.” The show will livestream on Friday, Dec. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Sydney Akagi)
Wes Mann, who will embody multiple characters in Perseverance Theatre’s upcoming “This Wonderful Life,” holds up a copy of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” which was adapted into a one-actor stage show, while standing in front of a green screen that will be transformed via digital effects. “This Wonderful Life” will be available on demand beginning the evening of Dec. 19. (Courtesy Photo / Perseverance Theatre)
Wes Mann, who will embody multiple characters in Perseverance Theatre’s upcoming “This Wonderful Life,” holds up a copy of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” which was adapted into a one-actor stage show, while standing in front of a green screen that will be transformed via digital effects. “This Wonderful Life” will be available on demand beginning the evening of Dec. 19. (Courtesy Photo / Perseverance Theatre)
“When a Woman Loves a Man: A Coloring Book for Lovers,” is a new adult coloring book co-created by Juneauite Erika Stone. Stone said the new work is meant to be sex-positive and empowering without being exploitative. Color for the books cover came from Juneau artist Richard Carter. (Courtesy Image)
“When a Woman Loves a Man: A Coloring Book for Lovers,” is a new adult coloring book co-created by Juneauite Erika Stone. Stone said the new work is meant to be sex-positive and empowering without being exploitative. Color for the books cover came from Juneau artist Richard Carter. (Courtesy Image)
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Downtown, not downtrodden: Gallery Walk marches on

This year’s offerings include spread out shopping and online events.

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This photo shows Vivian Mork Yeilk’ and supplies for villages in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Aakatchaq Shaeffer)

Planet Alaska: It takes a planet

Wooch.éen Yéi Jintuné. We Are Working Together.

This photo shows Vivian Mork Yeilk’ and supplies for villages in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Aakatchaq Shaeffer)
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The cast and crew behind “A Tlingit Christmas Carol” smile on a Zoom call. (Courtesy Image / Perseverance Theatre)
The cast and crew behind “A Tlingit Christmas Carol” smile on a Zoom call. (Courtesy Image / Perseverance Theatre)
An illustration by David Brame for “Sanford Biggers: CODESWITCH,”created in collaboration with John Jennings. (Photo courtesy of David Brame)

New Homer creator brings Afrofuturism to town

David Brame’s new graphic novel will be published in January

An illustration by David Brame for “Sanford Biggers: CODESWITCH,”created in collaboration with John Jennings. (Photo courtesy of David Brame)
Despite their name, highbush cranberries aren’t actually cranberries. High bush cranberries are actually in the honeysuckle family and are closely related to elderberries. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ / For the Capital City Weekly)

Highbush holidays: Recipes using the berries

These are some tasty ways to use those not-actually cranberries this season.

Despite their name, highbush cranberries aren’t actually cranberries. High bush cranberries are actually in the honeysuckle family and are closely related to elderberries. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ / For the Capital City Weekly)
Rico Lanáat’ Worl’s design ‘Raven Story,’ shown here, is thought to be the first Tlingit-designed art to be featured on a stamp, available beginning in 2021. (Courtesy Image / Sealaska Heritage Institute)
Rico Lanáat’ Worl’s design ‘Raven Story,’ shown here, is thought to be the first Tlingit-designed art to be featured on a stamp, available beginning in 2021. (Courtesy Image / Sealaska Heritage Institute)
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is using robots to let guests virtually explore the museum from anywhere on earth beginning in November. Here, Empire reporter Michael S. Lockett perambulates the museum with Shelby the robot on Nov. 17, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Elissa Borges)

Domo arigato assister roboto: museum uses robots to allow visits from anywhere

The rise of the machines is upon the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is using robots to let guests virtually explore the museum from anywhere on earth beginning in November. Here, Empire reporter Michael S. Lockett perambulates the museum with Shelby the robot on Nov. 17, 2020. (Courtesy photo / Elissa Borges)
This August 2020 photo shows a recipe for traditional Thanksgiving stuffing in New York. The recipe can be cut in half and baked in a smaller pan for less time for a smaller group. (Katie Workman via AP)

How to cook (and save) a smaller Thanksgiving feast

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press If you’re planning a smaller Thanksgiving gathering this year because of social distancing, you don’t have to give up the… Continue reading

This August 2020 photo shows a recipe for traditional Thanksgiving stuffing in New York. The recipe can be cut in half and baked in a smaller pan for less time for a smaller group. (Katie Workman via AP)
"The Spirit of the Valley" is Perseverance Theatre's latest play. (Courtesy Image / Perseverance Theatre)

Sense of play: New production blends message with fun

“The Spirit of the Valley,” the latest live, virtual offering from Perseverance Theatre, deftly hides its vegetables. A play geared toward younger audiences with a… Continue reading

"The Spirit of the Valley" is Perseverance Theatre's latest play. (Courtesy Image / Perseverance Theatre)
This Nov. 5, 2020, photo provided by the Sealaska Heritage Institute shows a Zoom memorial service for Tlingit elder David Katzeek, conducted by the Institute, showing highlights of Katzeek's life as people honored him over the internet as the pandemic had made in-person ceremonies impossible.  (Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Technology allows thousands to say goodbye to Tlingit elder

‘They were all over the country, wherever our clan members are living’

This Nov. 5, 2020, photo provided by the Sealaska Heritage Institute shows a Zoom memorial service for Tlingit elder David Katzeek, conducted by the Institute, showing highlights of Katzeek's life as people honored him over the internet as the pandemic had made in-person ceremonies impossible.  (Sealaska Heritage Institute)
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Inmates at Lemon Creek Correctional Center are working with the nonprofit Juneau Alaska Music Matters to make xylophones.

Inmates work with nonprofit to make instruments for kids

The xylophones come as part of a pandemic-driven curriculum shift.

Courtesy photo / JAMM 
Inmates at Lemon Creek Correctional Center are working with the nonprofit Juneau Alaska Music Matters to make xylophones.
David Kingeistí Katzeek, a Tlingit elder who helps with Tlingit Culture, Language and Literacy program, speaks during a program open house, Monday, April 22, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Traditional memorial ceremony to be held virtually

It will be livestreamed and open to the public.

David Kingeistí Katzeek, a Tlingit elder who helps with Tlingit Culture, Language and Literacy program, speaks during a program open house, Monday, April 22, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
This photo shows an encaustic piece titled “Sentinels” by Michelle Morrell. I couldn’t damped the reds in the photo. It depicts the old Aurora Harbor breakwater that was replaced last winter. (Courtesy Image / Michelle Morrell)

First Friday: Encaustics, chai tea and more await

Here’s what’s happening on Friday, Nov. 6

This photo shows an encaustic piece titled “Sentinels” by Michelle Morrell. I couldn’t damped the reds in the photo. It depicts the old Aurora Harbor breakwater that was replaced last winter. (Courtesy Image / Michelle Morrell)
Bunchberries grow on old stumps in Wrangell. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: The bunchberry yoik

Yes, they’re photogenic, but what I like best is you can still find bunchberries to eat in October.

Bunchberries grow on old stumps in Wrangell. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)