Capital City Weekly

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)
People gather on Front Street during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Your Guide to Gallery Walk 2019

It’s the biggest Friday Friday of the year.

People gather on Front Street during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Juneau Dance Theatre freshens up a classic

‘The Nutcracker’ is back with a new coat of paint.

Folkie from Fairbanks is coming to Juneau

It’s her first time performing in the capital city.

Jackson Pearson learns to harvest porcupine quills in Wrangell. (Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly)
Jackson Pearson learns to harvest porcupine quills in Wrangell. (Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly)
Natalia Spengler, front right, Lillian Odekirk, back left, and Zebadiah Bodine, back right, rehearse for Theatre in the Rough’s production of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” at McPhetres Hall on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Theatre in the Rough to hold ‘Wilde’ tea parties

Company’s latest is ‘The Importance of Being Earnest.’

Natalia Spengler, front right, Lillian Odekirk, back left, and Zebadiah Bodine, back right, rehearse for Theatre in the Rough’s production of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” at McPhetres Hall on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)