Events

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 original painting,  “Kickback; Southeast Sneakers,” by Marty Sharp. (Courtesy Photo)

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

A schedule of events for May 6, 2022.

 

This photo shows Perseverance Theatre. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
This photo shows Perseverance Theatre. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
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Big Alison (Allison Mickelson) watches Small Alison (Fiona McFarlin) join in a family cleaning frenzy ahead of an important visit during rehearsal for “Fun Home.”
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Big Alison (Allison Mickelson) watches Small Alison (Fiona McFarlin) join in a family cleaning frenzy ahead of an important visit during rehearsal for “Fun Home.”
Nora (Ginger Patterson) and the Proprietor (Adara Allen) stand at the forefront of a wide assortment of critters, including, a macaw (Georgia Post) and a donkey (Elizabeth Eriksen). (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Juneau Dance Theatre’s showcase is ready to spring

Animals big and small will gather in one place. Critters from the depths of the sea to not-quite-outer space — are all part of Juneau… Continue reading

Nora (Ginger Patterson) and the Proprietor (Adara Allen) stand at the forefront of a wide assortment of critters, including, a macaw (Georgia Post) and a donkey (Elizabeth Eriksen). (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Cam Byrnes will be the April featured artist at Juneau Artists Gallery. (Courtesy Photo / Cam Bryrnes)
Cam Byrnes will be the April featured artist at Juneau Artists Gallery. (Courtesy Photo / Cam Bryrnes)
Kristine Paulick and Bill Paulick rehearse in a music classroom in Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School ahead of an upcoming Juneau Community Bands Horns a Plenty concert set for Sunday at Thunder Mountain High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Pardon their French horns: Live music returns with Horns A-Plenty concert

Unless you were in New York City two years ago, you haven’t heard this played live before.

Kristine Paulick and Bill Paulick rehearse in a music classroom in Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School ahead of an upcoming Juneau Community Bands Horns a Plenty concert set for Sunday at Thunder Mountain High School. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
The Alaska Folk Festival will take place at Centennial Hall from April 4-10 after two years of being curtailed sharply by the pandemic. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Folk Fest returns full force to Juneau

The 47th annual performance of the event returns to live concerts with a roar.

The Alaska Folk Festival will take place at Centennial Hall from April 4-10 after two years of being curtailed sharply by the pandemic. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
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Juneau Artists Gallery will hold a Unique Boot-Ique that feature a silent auction fundraiser for local nonprofits for the month of March.
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Juneau Artists Gallery will hold a Unique Boot-Ique that feature a silent auction fundraiser for local nonprofits for the month of March.
Courtesy Photo / Nick Jans
This photo provided by Nick Jans shows the wolf known as Romeo, famous for his friendly interactions with locals and their pets. Romeo inspired a series of events this month that culminates in “Wolf Songs,” which will premiere two original works inspired by the wolf. Jans who wrote the book “A Wolf Called Romeo” is credited with the text for a musical piece of the same title.

Songs in the key of wildlife

‘Wolf Songs’ features original works about Juneau’s famous Romeo.

Courtesy Photo / Nick Jans
This photo provided by Nick Jans shows the wolf known as Romeo, famous for his friendly interactions with locals and their pets. Romeo inspired a series of events this month that culminates in “Wolf Songs,” which will premiere two original works inspired by the wolf. Jans who wrote the book “A Wolf Called Romeo” is credited with the text for a musical piece of the same title.
This photo shows a long-tailed duck. Lucky birders around Auke Bay might spot these birds during the upcoming Great Backyard Bird Count. Nine were counted on Juneau’s Christmas Bird Count. (Courtesy Photo / Gwen Baluss)

Audubon Society invites you to participate in Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count is fast approaching, Juneau Audubon Society announced.

This photo shows a long-tailed duck. Lucky birders around Auke Bay might spot these birds during the upcoming Great Backyard Bird Count. Nine were counted on Juneau’s Christmas Bird Count. (Courtesy Photo / Gwen Baluss)
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Clare Boily brings her and Hal Turman’s “The Siren” to life at the Wearable Art show at Centennial Hall in February 2019. This weekend, the popular runway show returns to the stage. Tickets are available now.
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File 
Clare Boily brings her and Hal Turman’s “The Siren” to life at the Wearable Art show at Centennial Hall in February 2019. This weekend, the popular runway show returns to the stage. Tickets are available now.
This photo shows artwork by Dorolyn Alper. Alper is this month's featured artist Juneau Artists Gallery. (Courtesy Photo)

First Friday February fun

Here’s what’s happening this Friday.

This photo shows artwork by Dorolyn Alper. Alper is this month's featured artist Juneau Artists Gallery. (Courtesy Photo)
Platypus-Con, a board and card game convention, is set for later this month in Centennial Hall. (Courtesy Photo | Unsplash)

It’s game on for Platypus-Con

After a year off, it’s back.

Platypus-Con, a board and card game convention, is set for later this month in Centennial Hall. (Courtesy Photo | Unsplash)
Avery Skaggs works on a painting. Skaggs' work will be featured in an exhibit at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum that is opening on First Friday. (Courtesy Photo)

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

The first Friday of 2022 brings a handful of arts-and-culture-connected events to downtown Juneau. Here’s a schedule of events provided by the Juneau Arts and… Continue reading

Avery Skaggs works on a painting. Skaggs' work will be featured in an exhibit at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum that is opening on First Friday. (Courtesy Photo)
Santa Claus waves to Juneau residents who gathered—at a distance—to watch a holiday parade on Dec. 18, 2020. This year’s parades are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. ((Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Santa parades set for Friday and Saturday

Event scheduled for Lemon Creek, too.

Santa Claus waves to Juneau residents who gathered—at a distance—to watch a holiday parade on Dec. 18, 2020. This year’s parades are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. ((Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Franz Felkl, concertmaster and artistic director for the Juneau Symphony, leads a rehearsal at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Dec. 7. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
Franz Felkl, concertmaster and artistic director for the Juneau Symphony, leads a rehearsal at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Dec. 7. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
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The Former Ladies of the Supremes will perform a benefit concert on New Year’s Eve at Centennial Hall.
Courtesy Image / Former Ladies of the Supremes 
The Former Ladies of the Supremes will perform a benefit concert on New Year’s Eve at Centennial Hall.
Viktor Bell rehearses his role in "The Nutcracker" on Saturday, Nov. 27. Lead soldiers Grace Bultez and Ainsley Mallott stand guard. (Ben Hohenstatt/Juneau Empire)

‘The Nutcracker’ returns to the stage

Family tradition returns with four live shows this weekend

Viktor Bell rehearses his role in "The Nutcracker" on Saturday, Nov. 27. Lead soldiers Grace Bultez and Ainsley Mallott stand guard. (Ben Hohenstatt/Juneau Empire)