Events

Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam’s eighth annual Grand Slam is Saturday evening. Past slam winners will compete for the Grand Slam title. (Matthias Wagner | Unsplash)

Woosh Kinaadeiyí to hold eighth annual Grand Slam Saturday

C’mon and slam. Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam will hold its eighth annual Grand Slam 7 p.m. Saturday at the University Alaska Southeast REC Center, at… Continue reading

Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam’s eighth annual Grand Slam is Saturday evening. Past slam winners will compete for the Grand Slam title. (Matthias Wagner | Unsplash)
In this Empire file photo from 2012, Laurent Dick photographs the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge. A professor who studies coastal zone management will give a talk today at the University of Alaska Southeast. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Visiting professor to talk education innovation at UAS lecture

Sean Anderson, Ph.D., thinks universities should be doing business differently. Undergraduate science students should be in the field collecting data for long-term research projects, not… Continue reading

In this Empire file photo from 2012, Laurent Dick photographs the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge. A professor who studies coastal zone management will give a talk today at the University of Alaska Southeast. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Day open house at State Library, Archives and Museum

Alaska Day means an open house at the State Archives, Library and Museum and an all-Alaskan literary gathering at its store. The Alaska State Archives… Continue reading

Michele Martin’s Godzilla takes command of South Franklin Street, at least for a moment, during the Downtown Business Association’s Halloween Trick-or-Treating on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Downtown trick-or-treating projects to be biggest ever

This year’s Halloween will be the biggest ever for downtown Juneau’s business district, as 71 businesses will be participating in trick-or-treating. Businesses plan to give… Continue reading

Michele Martin’s Godzilla takes command of South Franklin Street, at least for a moment, during the Downtown Business Association’s Halloween Trick-or-Treating on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Open mic series begins Wednesday

An eight-week open mic and art series is beginning Wednesday at the Rookery downtown. The series, called Mountainside Open Mic and Art Jam, invites people… Continue reading

A beaver enjoys breakfast near the Mendenhall Glacier in late June 2017. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

Talk gives insight into beaver activity

A free presentation this week gives a look into the busy world of beavers, and sheds light on how their activity affects everything around them.… Continue reading

A beaver enjoys breakfast near the Mendenhall Glacier in late June 2017. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)
The Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Experts aim to simplify Medicare, Social Security

It’s common for people to be unsure of their Medicare and Social Security options, and a free presentation Friday aims to make people more informed.… Continue reading

The Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
All Nations Children Dancers help Juneau residents celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Indigenous Peoples Day celebration is free Monday

Monday is Indigenous Peoples Day, and multiple Alaska Native groups in Juneau are combining to put on a celebration. From 5-8 p.m. Monday, people are… Continue reading

All Nations Children Dancers help Juneau residents celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

October First Friday listings

JAHC: Poetry in Calligraphy by Miriam Wagoner Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St, 4:30-7 p.m. The JAHC is proud to present an exhibit… Continue reading

There will be a Bronze Betty Finery pop-up shop at Kindred Post Friday. (Courtesy Photo | Sarah Ritter)

Look what’s popping up at Kindred Post

Sarah Ritter, also known as Bronze Betty Finery, will hold a pop-up shop at Kindred Post for First Friday. The shop will be open 4:30-6… Continue reading

There will be a Bronze Betty Finery pop-up shop at Kindred Post Friday. (Courtesy Photo | Sarah Ritter)
This April 2017 photo shows the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Teacher-student art exhibit coming to City Museum

The exhibit plays on the theme of teacher-student, expressed through painting, printmaking and handmade paper collage.

This April 2017 photo shows the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Enforcement talk kicks off Wildlife Wednesdays season

The monthly speaker series Wildlife Wednesdays starts today with a discussion of the role of Alaska State Wildlife Troopers in enforcing wildlife management law. Wildlife… Continue reading

Juneau Cabaret’s special concert series inspired by the “Great American Songbook” starts its third season this weekend with a look at the works of Jerome Kern. (Michael Maasen | Unsplash)

Juneau Cabaret starts Season 3 of ‘Great American’ concert series

The third season of Juneau Cabaret’s special “Great American Songbook” concert series starts this weekend. The pay-what-you can concerts will be 2 p.m. Sept. 29… Continue reading

Juneau Cabaret’s special concert series inspired by the “Great American Songbook” starts its third season this weekend with a look at the works of Jerome Kern. (Michael Maasen | Unsplash)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Begich is interviewed following his primary victory Tuesday Aug. 21, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Begich, a former U.S. Senator, is facing incumbent Gov. Bill Walker and former state senator Mike Dunleavy. (AP Photo | Michael Dinneen)

Gubernatorial candidates set to speak at UAS

Juneau’s municipal election will soon be in the rear view mirror, and attention will turn fully to the Nov. 6 general election. The University of… Continue reading

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Begich is interviewed following his primary victory Tuesday Aug. 21, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Begich, a former U.S. Senator, is facing incumbent Gov. Bill Walker and former state senator Mike Dunleavy. (AP Photo | Michael Dinneen)

‘Our Town’ previews set for Tuesday, Thursday

“Our Town” officially starts Perseverance Theatre’s 40th season Oct. 5, but there’s another option for those who can’t wait.

Abigail and Laura Zahasky are among the musicians scheduled to perform in the Joy of Strings event Wednesday. The sisters are members of the Alaska String Band. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Guitarists gather for Joy of Strings

Five musicians will celebrate six-string instruments. The Joy of Strings will feature Mark Heard, Laura and Abigail Zahasky, Ward Ward and Dan Hopson playing guitar… Continue reading

Abigail and Laura Zahasky are among the musicians scheduled to perform in the Joy of Strings event Wednesday. The sisters are members of the Alaska String Band. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Former Juneauites ready to show their metal

When Distance Defined plays the Fall Freakshow, it will be a homecoming of sorts for the Days brothers. Guitarist Trevyn Days and bassist Trentyn Days… Continue reading

Last year’s Who’s Your Diva winner Robin Thomas smiles in the aftermath of her win. This year’s contest starts 7 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Hall and includes seven contestants. (Courtesy photo | Ron Gile for Who’s Your Diva)

It’s Who’s Your Diva? time

In its seventh year, Who’s Your Diva will feature seven contestants. And for the first time ever, one of the folks gunning Saturday evening for… Continue reading

Last year’s Who’s Your Diva winner Robin Thomas smiles in the aftermath of her win. This year’s contest starts 7 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Hall and includes seven contestants. (Courtesy photo | Ron Gile for Who’s Your Diva)
The 29th Annual Juneau Barn Dance Season starts Saturday. Dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. at St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 430 Fifth St., and will feature Celtic music courtest of the Taku Gaels. (Madelon | Unsplash)

29th Annual Juneau Barn Dance Season starts Saturday

The 29th Annual Juneau Barn Dance Season starts Saturday. Dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. at St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 430 Fifth St., and will feature… Continue reading

The 29th Annual Juneau Barn Dance Season starts Saturday. Dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. at St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 430 Fifth St., and will feature Celtic music courtest of the Taku Gaels. (Madelon | Unsplash)
Last year’s Who’s Your Diva winner Robin Thomas smiles in the aftermath of her win. This year’s contest starts 7 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Hall and includes seven contestants. (Courtesy photo | Ron Gile for Who’s Your Diva)

It’s Who’s Your Diva? time

In its seventh year, Who’s Your Diva will feature seven contestants. And for the first time ever, one of the folks gunning Saturday evening for… Continue reading

Last year’s Who’s Your Diva winner Robin Thomas smiles in the aftermath of her win. This year’s contest starts 7 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Hall and includes seven contestants. (Courtesy photo | Ron Gile for Who’s Your Diva)