Events

Linda Buckley, a retired Juneau educator and published author, will be signing copies of her newly published book of poetry, “Made of Rain: words from wilds of Alaska” on Friday, August 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Heartside books Merchants Wharf. (Courtesy photo / Linda Buckley)

Author Linda Buckley’s collection of poetry celebrates life in Alaska

New book of poetry reflects on 50 years of living in Southeast

Linda Buckley, a retired Juneau educator and published author, will be signing copies of her newly published book of poetry, “Made of Rain: words from wilds of Alaska” on Friday, August 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Heartside books Merchants Wharf. (Courtesy photo / Linda Buckley)
The string trio Simply Three is scheduled to perform rock works ranging from Coldplay to Michael Jackson during this fall’s Juneau Jazz & Classics festival. (Courtesy photo)
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School, church and saloon fall together at JJC

Colorful autumn lineup features a rock string trio and an opera/burlesque mastro

The string trio Simply Three is scheduled to perform rock works ranging from Coldplay to Michael Jackson during this fall’s Juneau Jazz & Classics festival. (Courtesy photo)
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Chicago-based blues/rock guitarist Keith Scott takes the stage in Juneau on July 22 and 23 at the Alaskan Hotel and Crystal Saloon. (Courtesy photo / Keith Scott)
Chicago-based blues/rock guitarist Keith Scott takes the stage in Juneau on July 22 and 23 at the Alaskan Hotel and Crystal Saloon. (Courtesy photo / Keith Scott)
Bikes sit in a line waiting for racers at the 2021 Aukeman Triathalon. (Courtesy /Jean Butler)
Bikes sit in a line waiting for racers at the 2021 Aukeman Triathalon. (Courtesy /Jean Butler)
The second annual “Egan is Lava: A to Beer Fun Half-Marathon” is set to take place on Saturday and run through the week. The race involves participants finding a way from either Devil’s Club Brewing Co. or Forbidden Peak Brewery to the other with the caveat that Egan Drive, shown in this October 2019 photo, is completely off limits. (Michael S. Lockett/ Juneau Empire File)
The second annual “Egan is Lava: A to Beer Fun Half-Marathon” is set to take place on Saturday and run through the week. The race involves participants finding a way from either Devil’s Club Brewing Co. or Forbidden Peak Brewery to the other with the caveat that Egan Drive, shown in this October 2019 photo, is completely off limits. (Michael S. Lockett/ Juneau Empire File)
Adult cats also available for adoption through Juneau Animal Rescue (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Adult cats also available for adoption through Juneau Animal Rescue (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Annie Bartholomew prepares her banjo for rehearsal for her Victorian folk opera, “Sisters of White Chapel,” at the Treadwell Mine Office on July 5, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Play brings rarely-seen side of Klondike Gold Rush to fore

The performance will look at the lives of some of the women of the era.

Annie Bartholomew prepares her banjo for rehearsal for her Victorian folk opera, “Sisters of White Chapel,” at the Treadwell Mine Office on July 5, 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Rockets’ red glare illuminates the night sky and spectators during the City and Borough of Juneau’s fireworks display on July 3, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Rockets’ red glare illuminates the night sky and spectators during the City and Borough of Juneau’s fireworks display on July 3, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Rockets’ red glare illuminates the night sky and spectators during the City and Borough of Juneau’s fireworks display on July 3, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Rockets’ red glare illuminates the night sky and spectators during the City and Borough of Juneau’s fireworks display on July 3, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Playwright Maureen Longworth holds up a playbill for "Blue Ticket." The play, which tells a story inspired by stories from Juneau's past shared with Longworth is making it's on-screen debut during Pride Month. The play debuted on stage in 2019. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Local play-turned-film available just in time for Pride

“Blue Ticket” is set to hit the big screen and streaming services.

Playwright Maureen Longworth holds up a playbill for "Blue Ticket." The play, which tells a story inspired by stories from Juneau's past shared with Longworth is making it's on-screen debut during Pride Month. The play debuted on stage in 2019. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
FILE - Dancer Prescylia Mae, of Houston, performs during a dedication ceremony for the mural "Absolute Equality" in downtown Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 2021. Recognition of Juneteenth, the effective end of slavery in the U.S., gained traction after the police killing of George Floyd in 2020. But after an initial burst of action, the movement to have it recognized as an official holiday in the states has largely stalled. (Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News via AP, File)
FILE - Dancer Prescylia Mae, of Houston, performs during a dedication ceremony for the mural "Absolute Equality" in downtown Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 2021. Recognition of Juneteenth, the effective end of slavery in the U.S., gained traction after the police killing of George Floyd in 2020. But after an initial burst of action, the movement to have it recognized as an official holiday in the states has largely stalled. (Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News via AP, File)
Jerry Harmon, president of Juneau Gold Rush Days and a miner for more than 40 years, shows some of the nearly 500,000 pounds of heavy equipment being brought to Savikko Field for this weekend’s events. The event has attracted more than 10,000 people at its peak, but was cancelled the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Gold Rush Days returns with strong prospects

Weekend mining and logging event at Savikko Field celebrates 30th year after missing past two years

Jerry Harmon, president of Juneau Gold Rush Days and a miner for more than 40 years, shows some of the nearly 500,000 pounds of heavy equipment being brought to Savikko Field for this weekend’s events. The event has attracted more than 10,000 people at its peak, but was cancelled the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Gigi Monroe emceed the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show, held at the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus where viewers stayed in their cars arranged around a stage in the parking lot on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. This year, the event is returning to Centennial Hall and will be less of a “GLITZ-lite” than organizers worried it could be. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Live and in color: GLITZ returns to full, glorious presence

Back from the pandemic, the performance heads to Centennial Hall once again.

Gigi Monroe emceed the 2020 GLITZ Drive-in Drag Show, held at the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus where viewers stayed in their cars arranged around a stage in the parking lot on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. This year, the event is returning to Centennial Hall and will be less of a “GLITZ-lite” than organizers worried it could be. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Natalia Spengler, left, Tommy Schoffler, center, and Kelsey Riker rehearse the final scene of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Treadwell Office Mine on Tuesday. The play debuts at 7 p.m. Thursday and will continue at the historic mine site and other outdoors venues until June 26. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Playing around at the office

All the world’s a stage —especially the part by the Treadwell Mine.

Natalia Spengler, left, Tommy Schoffler, center, and Kelsey Riker rehearse the final scene of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Treadwell Office Mine on Tuesday. The play debuts at 7 p.m. Thursday and will continue at the historic mine site and other outdoors venues until June 26. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Rick Kauzlarich is the featured artist for the month of June at the Juneau Artists Gallery. (Courtesy Photo)
Rick Kauzlarich is the featured artist for the month of June at the Juneau Artists Gallery. (Courtesy Photo)
Troy Quinn, former music director of The Juneau Symphony, leads local musicians through their first rehearsal for the upcoming performances of "A Night at the Oscars" scheduled June 11 and 12. The concert was original scheduled as his final conducting appearance in 2020, but delayed due to COVID-19. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Former symphony director returns for movie music concert

Troy Quinn says “A Night At The Oscars” lets audience see as well as hear what’s missing on film.

Troy Quinn, former music director of The Juneau Symphony, leads local musicians through their first rehearsal for the upcoming performances of "A Night at the Oscars" scheduled June 11 and 12. The concert was original scheduled as his final conducting appearance in 2020, but delayed due to COVID-19. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows a Wilson’s warbler, which breeds in shrub habitat on the Tongass National Forest. (Courtesy Photo / Gwenn Baluss, U.S. Forest Service)

Saturday is for the birds

Global Bid Day and World Migratory Bird Day.

This photo shows a Wilson’s warbler, which breeds in shrub habitat on the Tongass National Forest. (Courtesy Photo / Gwenn Baluss, U.S. Forest Service)
Zuill Bailey, who is a Grammy Award-winning cellist and artistic director for the Juneau Jazz & Classics festival, will be among artists to perform in the six-day event. (Courtesy Photo / Juneau Jazz & Classics)
Zuill Bailey, who is a Grammy Award-winning cellist and artistic director for the Juneau Jazz & Classics festival, will be among artists to perform in the six-day event. (Courtesy Photo / Juneau Jazz & Classics)