Capital City Weekly

Drag kings perform as the Seven Dudely Sins at the fifth annual GLITZ Drag Show on Friday, June 14, 2019. There will be both a National Coming Out Day drag show and a Drag King Explosion show this week. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Drag kings perform as the Seven Dudely Sins at the fifth annual GLITZ Drag Show on Friday, June 14, 2019. There will be both a National Coming Out Day drag show and a Drag King Explosion show this week. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Spikey Van Dykey, known throughout the country for his drag king performances, was well-appreciated during his performance of a mix of boy-band songs.
Spikey Van Dykey, known throughout the country for his drag king performances, was well-appreciated during his performance of a mix of boy-band songs.
Vera Starbard speaks at an Evening at Egan lecture last month. Perseverance Theatre announced Friday its partnership with the playwright would be extended. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Vera Starbard speaks at an Evening at Egan lecture last month. Perseverance Theatre announced Friday its partnership with the playwright would be extended. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

An old silent film and a lot of new art part of First Friday

A schedule of October’s First Friday fun.

Book it: Author born in Juneau publishes debut novel

She’s finding success on young adult fiction charts.

There are many uses for a bucket load of blueberries. (Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly)

Blueberries: The Berry Best

If you’ve got the blues, try these recipes.

There are many uses for a bucket load of blueberries. (Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly)
Erin Tripp, center, playing Aanteinatu, is welcomed into a new clan during the Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Devilfish” written by Vera Starbard on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Theater Review: ‘Devilfish’ is a hell of a play

Perseverance Theatre’s latest swings for the fences and connects.

Erin Tripp, center, playing Aanteinatu, is welcomed into a new clan during the Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Devilfish” written by Vera Starbard on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Michael Tagaban, of the Wooshkeetaan Clan, brings water to elders during a “Warming of the Hands” ceremony at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center in November 2013. The ceremony opened a four-day Sharing Our Knowledge conference at Centennial Hall focusing on culture and Tlingit language. The conference starts Thursday and runs through Sunday this year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Michael Tagaban, of the Wooshkeetaan Clan, brings water to elders during a “Warming of the Hands” ceremony at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center in November 2013. The ceremony opened a four-day Sharing Our Knowledge conference at Centennial Hall focusing on culture and Tlingit language. The conference starts Thursday and runs through Sunday this year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Drawn together by dinosaurs: Paleontologist and artist are longtime collaborators

A Smithsonian director and punny T-shirt artist work well together.

A male black bear chases spawning sockeye salmon in Steep Creek at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in August 2018. Saturday the visitor center will be the site of a Smokey Bear birthday celebration. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A male black bear chases spawning sockeye salmon in Steep Creek at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in August 2018. Saturday the visitor center will be the site of a Smokey Bear birthday celebration. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Erin Tripp, right, playing Aanteinatu, rehearses with Rio Alberto, playing a magical wolf, in Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Devilfish” written by Vera Starbard on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Erin Tripp, right, playing Aanteinatu, rehearses with Rio Alberto, playing a magical wolf, in Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Devilfish” written by Vera Starbard on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Concerts bring music by women out of the shadows

Women musicians and composers take center stage in upcoming shows.

Vera Starbard, Perseverance Theatre playwright-in-residence and writer of multiple episodes of “Molly of Denali” and her sister, Miranda Cook, prepare to pass out gifts to the audience at Starbard’s Evening at Egan lecture Friday at University of Alaska Southeast’s Egan Library. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Vera Starbard, Perseverance Theatre playwright-in-residence and writer of multiple episodes of “Molly of Denali” and her sister, Miranda Cook, prepare to pass out gifts to the audience at Starbard’s Evening at Egan lecture Friday at University of Alaska Southeast’s Egan Library. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Juneau skaters and families take advantage of a free skate on the opening day at the Treadwell Arena on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. There will be a free skate this week courtesy of Juneau-Gastineau Rotary. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Weekend Guide: A free skate, FBI visit and a lot of climate change talk

Here’s what’s happening the week of Sept. 12, 2019.

Juneau skaters and families take advantage of a free skate on the opening day at the Treadwell Arena on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. There will be a free skate this week courtesy of Juneau-Gastineau Rotary. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Kray Van Kirk is coming back to Juneau to play his first-ever full-length concert in the capital city. (Coutesy Photo | Jana Seale)
Kray Van Kirk is coming back to Juneau to play his first-ever full-length concert in the capital city. (Coutesy Photo | Jana Seale)
Jackson Pearson identifies Labrador tea, left, and Bog Laurel, right. (Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly)
Jackson Pearson identifies Labrador tea, left, and Bog Laurel, right. (Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly)