Events

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