Events

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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)
Turkey was served at the Juneau Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner at the Hangar on the Wharf on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, but this year COVID-19 is preventing dine-in meals but hot meals will still be distributed for free Thanksgiving Day. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Salvation Army)
Turkey was served at the Juneau Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner at the Hangar on the Wharf on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, but this year COVID-19 is preventing dine-in meals but hot meals will still be distributed for free Thanksgiving Day. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Salvation Army)
Haines-based author and Alaska’s current writer laureate will be at Hearthside Books Nugget Mall location on Sunday, Nov. 7, to read from her latest book “Of Bears and Ballots: An Alaskan Adventure in Small-Town Politics.”
Haines-based author and Alaska’s current writer laureate will be at Hearthside Books Nugget Mall location on Sunday, Nov. 7, to read from her latest book “Of Bears and Ballots: An Alaskan Adventure in Small-Town Politics.”
The Healing Hand Foundation is holding a black tie dinner honoring Ethel Lund, a pioneer in tribal healthcare, on her 90th birthday as it fundraises for a new scholarship. (Courtesy photo / HHF)

Nonprofit holding 90th birthday gala for tribal health care trailblazer

The gala is funraising for a scholarship for other prospective Alaska Native healthcare workers.

The Healing Hand Foundation is holding a black tie dinner honoring Ethel Lund, a pioneer in tribal healthcare, on her 90th birthday as it fundraises for a new scholarship. (Courtesy photo / HHF)
Self-described costume enthusiast and owner of Balloons by Night Moods, Kathy Buell, displays a dragon costume on Oct. 27. She said that the shop offers costumes for men, women and children and that plenty remain available for this weekend's festivities. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
Self-described costume enthusiast and owner of Balloons by Night Moods, Kathy Buell, displays a dragon costume on Oct. 27. She said that the shop offers costumes for men, women and children and that plenty remain available for this weekend's festivities. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
This photo shows a common loon carved by artist Matt Robus for the exhibit “Birds of Wood." It opens Friday at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center for First Friday. (Courtesy Photo)

Like a duck to water: In-person gallery shows return to the JACC

Juneau Artists Gallery kicks off sale on First Friday, too.

This photo shows a common loon carved by artist Matt Robus for the exhibit “Birds of Wood." It opens Friday at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center for First Friday. (Courtesy Photo)
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Grammy-award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey performed all six Bach suites as people filed in April 3 for a second COVID-19 vaccine dose at Centennial Hall.
Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire 
Grammy-award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey performed all six Bach suites as people filed in April 3 for a second COVID-19 vaccine dose at Centennial Hall.
Lue Isaac will be this month's featured artist for  Juneau Artists Gallery. (Courtesy Image / Lue Isaac)
Lue Isaac will be this month's featured artist for  Juneau Artists Gallery. (Courtesy Image / Lue Isaac)
Hank Shaw holds coho salmon caught on the Taku River. Shaw, a hunter, angler, gardener, chef and award-winning writer, is in town this week to promote his new book "Hook, Line and Supper." (Courtesy Photo / Holly A. Heyser)

Stuffed to the gills with recipes: Award-winning writer talks new fish cookbook

Angler, hunter, cook and award-winning writer talks new book while in town.

Hank Shaw holds coho salmon caught on the Taku River. Shaw, a hunter, angler, gardener, chef and award-winning writer, is in town this week to promote his new book "Hook, Line and Supper." (Courtesy Photo / Holly A. Heyser)
Members of the Nude & Rude Review will perform burlesque at the Skagway Expose, which takes place August 12-15. The Better Than Boobs band will provide the music. The burlesque show is one of many types of live entertainment on tap for the long weekend. (Courtesy photo/ Kaley McGoey )

Update: Skagway Expose canceled

The event is no longer happening as scheduled.

Members of the Nude & Rude Review will perform burlesque at the Skagway Expose, which takes place August 12-15. The Better Than Boobs band will provide the music. The burlesque show is one of many types of live entertainment on tap for the long weekend. (Courtesy photo/ Kaley McGoey )
Ibn Bailey and Natalia Spengler and for "Six Bears Fell out of the Sky This Morning" by Alister Emerson. "Six Bears Fell out of the Sky This Morning" is directed by Christina Apathy and will be performed on Saturday, Aug. 14, 3-5 p.m., as a part of Climate Fair for a Cool Planet at Overstreet Park. The event is a joint effort between 350Juneau and Theater Alaska. (Courtesy Photo/ Theater Alaska)

Live theater meets climate catastrophe-focused message in new event

Event combines live performances with climate catastrophe-thwarting message.

Ibn Bailey and Natalia Spengler and for "Six Bears Fell out of the Sky This Morning" by Alister Emerson. "Six Bears Fell out of the Sky This Morning" is directed by Christina Apathy and will be performed on Saturday, Aug. 14, 3-5 p.m., as a part of Climate Fair for a Cool Planet at Overstreet Park. The event is a joint effort between 350Juneau and Theater Alaska. (Courtesy Photo/ Theater Alaska)
Members of the Nude Rude Revue will perform burlesque at the Skagway Expose, which takes place Aug. 12-15. The Better Than Boobs band will provide the music. The burlesque show is one of many types of live entertainment on tap for the long weekend. (Courtesy Photo / Courtesy photo / Kaley McGoey)

Set sail for the Skagway Expose

Four days of live entertainment on tap next weekend

Members of the Nude Rude Revue will perform burlesque at the Skagway Expose, which takes place Aug. 12-15. The Better Than Boobs band will provide the music. The burlesque show is one of many types of live entertainment on tap for the long weekend. (Courtesy Photo / Courtesy photo / Kaley McGoey)
Mary McEwen, whose art is shown in this photo, will be Juneau Artist Gallery's featured artist for August. (Courtesy Photo / Mary McEwen)

Here’s what’s scheduled for First Friday

Virtual galleries and more.

Mary McEwen, whose art is shown in this photo, will be Juneau Artist Gallery's featured artist for August. (Courtesy Photo / Mary McEwen)