Capital City Weekly

A grouseless afternoon is not a failure as long as you look around. At it’s a lot less predictable than a rollercoaster. Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly A grouseless afternoon is not a failure as long as you look around. At it’s a lot less predictable than a rollercoaster. Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly

Hunting with Thoreau

Sometimes it seems like I am off topic more than on. The mission is reading, but since I’m reading about fishing, I end up looking… Continue reading

A grouseless afternoon is not a failure as long as you look around. At it’s a lot less predictable than a rollercoaster. Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly A grouseless afternoon is not a failure as long as you look around. At it’s a lot less predictable than a rollercoaster. Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly
Katie Kiernan, Molly York, and Kate Bergey rehearse in the Juneau-Douglas High School production of Dearly Beloved in the JDHS Auditorium on Thursday, May 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A good ol’ Texan romp: “Dearly Beloved”

Michaela Moore, director of the Juneau-Douglas High School play “Dearly Beloved,” is out to bring a little light into the world. “Lately in the world,… Continue reading

Katie Kiernan, Molly York, and Kate Bergey rehearse in the Juneau-Douglas High School production of Dearly Beloved in the JDHS Auditorium on Thursday, May 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mini-Fiddlers ready to perform at Folk Fest with accompanists Riley, Ali and Mei standing in the back row. Photo Courtesy of Xia.

Spring Concert showcases local musical achievements

Juneau Student Symphony (JSS) Music Director Guo Hua Xia is prepared to lead the multiple musical groups participating in JSS’s Spring Concert with the same… Continue reading

Mini-Fiddlers ready to perform at Folk Fest with accompanists Riley, Ali and Mei standing in the back row. Photo Courtesy of Xia.
A fishing boat brought low by entropy and being slowly engulfed by the Duma of Decay. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly

Alaska for Real: The Duma of Decay

A few days ago if you had seen a load of flying laundry neatly settle itself into a box and a woman holding it levitate… Continue reading

A fishing boat brought low by entropy and being slowly engulfed by the Duma of Decay. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly
Allison Holdkamp and Aaron Elmore rehearse in the Perseverance Theatre production of “The Arsonists” on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Playing with Fire: “The Arsonists” at Perseverance Theatre

If given one word to describe Perseverance Theatre’s final production of the 2017-2018 subscription season, “The Arsonists” by Jacqueline Goldfinger, it would be this: “haunting.”… Continue reading

Allison Holdkamp and Aaron Elmore rehearse in the Perseverance Theatre production of “The Arsonists” on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A non-authentic totem pole in front of a gallery in Sitka.Vivian Mork Y&

Planet Alaska: The tourists are coming

Tourist season is almost among us. We begin to prepare for the arrival of the ships and the influx of visitors. You can see the… Continue reading

A non-authentic totem pole in front of a gallery in Sitka.Vivian Mork Y&
First Friday: May the Fourth be with you

First Friday: May the Fourth be with you

May the Fourth be with you tea tasting 60 Degrees Coffee and Tea 2 Marine Way suite 120 6-7:30 p.m. In celebration of Star Wars… Continue reading

First Friday: May the Fourth be with you
Author Daniel Lee Henry. Courtesy image.

‘Across the Shaman’s River’ details John Muir’s relationship with the Tlingits

When Daniel Lee Henry moved up to Haines in the 80s, he had no intention of embarking on a 32-year project. He moved there to… Continue reading

Author Daniel Lee Henry. Courtesy image.
Above: “A Monarch of the Forest in Harness” view looking northeast in Skagway. Photo taken in April 1900 by Harrie Clay Barley. Image courtesy of the National Park Service, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Cynthia Taylor Collection, KLGO MR-17-1687.

Southeast in Sepia: Carnation the moose and other animals of the gold rush

Humans have been using animals as pets, beasts of burden, and food probably for as long as we have been human. Over that time span,… Continue reading

Above: “A Monarch of the Forest in Harness” view looking northeast in Skagway. Photo taken in April 1900 by Harrie Clay Barley. Image courtesy of the National Park Service, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Cynthia Taylor Collection, KLGO MR-17-1687.
Rhonda Ross and Rodney Kednrick. Image courtesy of Juneau Jazz & Classics.

Juneau Jazz & Classics brings Rhonda Ross, Eroica Trio, and other headliners

It’s that time of year when stubborn patches of snow finally melt, flocks of birds return north, and a host of musicians converge on Alaska’s… Continue reading

Rhonda Ross and Rodney Kednrick. Image courtesy of Juneau Jazz & Classics.
Photo by Victoria Bilsborough on Unsplash.

What’s Happening the week of April 25-May 1

Raincountry Flyfishers meeting, Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School Library. Gary Sedgwick, David Athern, and George Elgee will present. All welcome. Pillars… Continue reading

Photo by Victoria Bilsborough on Unsplash.
A.C. Dearden holds up the message in a bottle with Clarence Strait behind her. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly

Alaska for Real: Message in a bottle – the return

We thought it would be a good day for bird watching and beachcombing, even though it was overcast and threatening to rain. It was spring,… Continue reading

A.C. Dearden holds up the message in a bottle with Clarence Strait behind her. Tara Neilson | For the Capital City Weekly
Anna McDowell dances the role of Myrtha in “Giselle” at the Juneau Dance Theatre. Richard McGrail | For the Capital City Weekly

Juneau Dance Theatre presents annual “Spring Showcase”

Juneau Dance Theatre (JDT) presents its annual “Spring Showcase” at the Juneau Douglas High School Auditorium April 27-28. This year’s mixed repertoire program features excerpts… Continue reading

Anna McDowell dances the role of Myrtha in “Giselle” at the Juneau Dance Theatre. Richard McGrail | For the Capital City Weekly
Prudence and Pervis: The Purdy Twins, from Los Angeles, California. Courtesy image.

AS IF!: 6th Annual Alaska State Improv Festival returns to Juneau

Sometimes the best theatrical performances are born from putting the cart before the horse, or in this case, staging the play before the script. This… Continue reading

Prudence and Pervis: The Purdy Twins, from Los Angeles, California. Courtesy image.
“Be Prepared” graphic novel by Vera Brosgol. Courtesy image.

‘Be Prepared’ — a Q&A with graphic novelist Vera Brosgol

Mini-Con brings together many talented artists, and this year, Vera Brosgol comes with her latest graphic novel “Be Prepared,” which released on April 24. It’s… Continue reading

“Be Prepared” graphic novel by Vera Brosgol. Courtesy image.
Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash.

What’s Happening the week of May 2-8

Wednesday Watercolor Exploration, first Wednesday every month, 6-8 p.m., the Canvas. Taught by Patti Hutchens-Jouppi. All materials provided for $30. No experience necessary. Register online… Continue reading

Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash.

Stalking success

“Why’d you shoot the fork?” “Don, there were so many horns I just chose a body.” Thus, my first ever deer was a tall 2x2… Continue reading

Laura Zahask and Quinn Zahask role play at the photobooth. (Lance Nesbitt | For Juneau Empire)

Mini-Con returns to Juneau for third year

“Mini” and “tiny” are words that Alaska Robotics uses to describe their annual comic convention, but the creators who travel to Juneau for it every… Continue reading

Laura Zahask and Quinn Zahask role play at the photobooth. (Lance Nesbitt | For Juneau Empire)

Where does the money come from?

Two commercial fisheries open each spring at Upper Cook Inlet that attract little notice and few participants, but each pays big bucks to fishermen. The… Continue reading

Maya Walen as Shere Khan. Bobbi Jordan | For the Capital City Weekly

Photos: Sitka Cirque’s ‘The Jungle Book’

The Jungle Book will be performed this weekend in Sitka by the Sitka Cirque. This rendition of the stories by Rudyard Kipling will follow a… Continue reading

Maya Walen as Shere Khan. Bobbi Jordan | For the Capital City Weekly