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”Beyond A War Zone: What’s Next for Iraq” with Ambassador Lukman Faily, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 5 p.m., KTOO @360. Lukman Faily was the Iraqi ambassador to the U.S. and also Japan. He represents a rising generation within Iraq’s large diaspora of young, democratically-minded professionals.
What's Happening the week of Jan. 10-16 011018 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly ”Beyond A War Zone: What’s Next for Iraq” with Ambassador Lukman Faily, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 5 p.m., KTOO @360. Lukman Faily was the Iraqi ambassador to the U.S. and also Japan. He represents a rising generation within Iraq’s large diaspora of young, democratically-minded professionals.

Juneau Audubon Society presents talk on migrant birds that pass through Juneau on Thursday. Photo by Jim Beedle.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Story last updated at 1/9/2018 - 7:55 pm

What's Happening the week of Jan. 10-16

”Beyond A War Zone: What’s Next for Iraq” with Ambassador Lukman Faily, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 5 p.m., KTOO @360. Lukman Faily was the Iraqi ambassador to the U.S. and also Japan. He represents a rising generation within Iraq’s large diaspora of young, democratically-minded professionals.

Candlelight ceremony: Remembering People Lost to Addiction, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 6-8 p.m., Northern Light United Church. The Juneau Reentry Coalition is sponsoring the event as part of a statewide collaboration remembering people lost to addiction. The coalition invites friends, families, and people with lived experience to share their stories of strength and hope, to acknowledge that addiction is a symptom of a disease for which there is daily reprieve in recovery, and to share support for everyone who has lost someone to addiction. Free.

“While the Spring Smorgasbord is Open,” Thursday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m., UAS Rec Center, room 116. Jim Beedle will be presenting this Juneau Audubon Society talk, focusing on migrants passing through Juneau and what particular food is available and common here for many species. Free.

Fireside Lecture series: “What Makes Katmai Wildlife So Special?” Friday, Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Jim Beedle will present on Katmai wildlife.

Con Brio Chamber Series: “Arctic Dreams,” Friday, Jan. 12, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church; Saturday, Jan. 13, APK State Library Archives and Museum atrium. New and recent compositions for gayageum (Korean zither), flute, violin and percussion. Performers include Jocelyn Clark, Morris Palter, Sally Schlichting, and Lisa Ibias. Free admission - donations welcome to cover costs and support future music programs. See article page 14.

Toga Party, Friday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m., JACC. Live music by Gamble & The High Costa Living. Tickets $18 in advance and $25 at the door. No host bar for ages 21 and older. Prizes for best toga, limbo contest. Hot dogs and sausages provided by the Dawg House. All proceeds benefit the Orpheus Project. Tickets can be purchased at the JACC, Hearthside Books and orpheusproject.org.

Baby Raven Reads: First Family Event, Saturday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Walter Soboleff Building. Alaska Native families with children up to age 5 are invited to join the expanded Baby Raven Reads program. Families can enroll at the event. This event’s theme is Haa Latseen. For more information, contact Katrina Hotch at 586-9262 or katrina.hotch@sealaska.com.

Second Saturday Market, Saturday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Airport Shopping Center. Local produce and craft vendors.

Coffee & Collections with Abel Ryan, Saturday, Jan. 13, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Local artist, Abel Ryan, will present on his solo exhibit, “Seeing Faces,” as part of the City Museum’s on-going Coffee & Collections series. Coffee will be provided thanks to a generous donation by Heritage Coffee Company. Ryan’s will focus on the carver’s journey, exploring how he came to be where he is today. Free.

Art & Wine 101, Saturday, Jan. 13, 12-3 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Soboleff Building, room 106. Reserve your spot for a ceramics class taught by UAS Associate Professor of Art Jeremy Kane. In a three hour session, learn the basics of working with clay, from hand building to wheel throwing techniques and glazing and firing accompanied by wine and hors d’oeuvres by Abby’s Kitchen to raise fund for the Alumni Scholarship. All levels welcome and all supplies, wine, and tasty treats included with purchase of ticket. Space is limited to 20 artists. For tickets contact the Alumni Office at uas.alumni@alaska.edu or 789-6569.

The Treadwell Ditch and Trail, Saturday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m., UAS, Egan Lecture Hall. Discover the history of this vital part of the famed Treadwell mine and the renovation of the ditch trail by local enthusiasts, and the recreation potential of the trail. A fundraiser for the Southeast Alaska Land Trust and TrailMix. Presented by historian Jim Geraghty and Erik Boraas, Executive Director of TrailMix. Suggested donation of $20 at the door.

Martinis & Mozart, Sunday, Jan. 14, 7-9 p.m., JACC. Enjoy martinis as Julie Coucheron and Will Ransom play the music of Mozart, Debussy and Saint-Saens. Tickets can be purchased through the JACC, Hearthside Books, and Juneau Jazz & Classics. Money goes to the 32nd Juneau Jazz & Classics festival.

Arts Roundtable, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 5-6:30 p.m., JACC. Talk about how to foster the arts in Juneau. If you can’t make the meeting, send ideas to Meghan Garrison, Individual Artist Programs Coordinator at meghan@jahc.org or 586-2787.

Gravitational Waves, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 7-8 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. Predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity in 1916 but, not observed until 2015, gravitational waves are created by extremely dense objects - like neutron stars and black holes - orbiting in pairs. The dynamics of these objects distorts space-time, creating ripples that can be detected with sensitive instruments. Three American scientists received the 2017 Nobel prize in Physics for their roles in the discovery. Followed by ‘The Stars Tonight.” Free.

 

Around Southeast

Sitka - “The Psychology of Lies and False Allegations,” Thursday, Jan. 11, 6-7 p.m., Sitka Public Library. Forensic scientist and criminal profiler Brent Turvey presents this free lecture to the public, though it is not suitable for children.

Sitka - Basketry Class, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6-9 p.m., University of Alaska. The University of Alaska hosts master Haida weaver Delores Churchill for a two-week, two credit beginner/intermediate Northwest Coast Basketry class 6 to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 16-27. Projects include twined or plaited weaving in spruce roots or cedar bark to produce a basket or plaited hat, with particular attention to traditional standards of design. For more information or to register call 747-7700.

Petersburg - “Writing Our Lives” workshop with Ernestine Hayes, Friday, Jan. 12, 1-3 p.m., Petersburg Public Library. Through exercises and discussion, participants will draw on their own life experiences to explore personal and cultural histories. Hayes will discuss the craft of writing and offer insights into the publishing process. Open to any writing level. Free - registration required.

Every Week

Free Tai Chi class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 9-Feb. 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Gruening Park Community Room. Ta Chi offers many health benefits, like improved balance and flexibility. This class is free for those age 60 years old or more, though registration is required, and can be done by calling 463-6113.

Modern Dance Class, Mondays 7:30-8:30 p.m., Juneau Dance Theatre, 8420 Airport Blvd Ste 202. Cost is $15 for members and $17.50 for non-members; punch cards available in the office. Classes run Jan. 8 – May 26. Class details at www.juneaudance.org/classes.

Adult Ballet, Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m., Juneau Dance Theatre, 8420 Airport Blvd Ste 202. Cost is $15 for members and $17.50 for non-members; punch cards available in the office. Classes run Jan. 8 – May 26. Class details at www.juneaudance.org/classes.

Cardio Hip Hop, Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Juneau Dance Theatre, 8420 Airport Blvd Ste 202. Cost is $15 for members and $17.50 for non-members; punch cards available in the office. Ages 12 and up welcome. Classes run Jan. 8 – May 26. Class details at www.juneaudance.org/classes.

Stability and Mobility Class, Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m., Juneau Dance Theatre, 8420 Airport Blvd Ste 202. Cost is $15 for members and $17.50 for non-members; punch cards available in the office. Classes run Jan. 8 – May 26. Class details at www.juneaudance.org/classes.

Adult/Open Ballet, Fridays, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Dance Theatre, 8420 Airport Blvd Ste 202. Cost is $15 for members and $17.50 for non-members; punch cards available in the office. Ages 14 and up welcome. Classes run Jan. 8 – May 26. Class details at www.juneaudance.org/classes.

Live acoustic bluegrass, Saturdays, 4-6 p.m., Bullwinkle’s Pizza Parlor, 318 Willoughby Ave. Bluegrass with Jeremy & Nathan & Friends.

Sm’algyax Language Learner’s Group, 12 p.m. Saturdays, Edward K. Thomas Building conference room (9097 Glacier Highway). All who wish to speak Sm’algyax, the language of the Tsimshian people, are welcome.

Tlingit Language Learner’s Group, 6-7 p.m. Mondays, downtown Juneau public library, large conference room. Interested in learning the Tlingit language? This group, run by Tlingit language learners, is free and open to everyone in the community, regardless of language experience. Details at facebook.com/groups/234626046736815/.

Haida Language Learner’s Group, 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Edward K. Thomas Building (9097 Glacier Highway). Open to all interested in learning Haida.

Storytime, every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the downtown public library, Thursday at the Douglas library and Friday at the Valley library. Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in the Valley is Cuentacuentos Infantil, storytime in Spanish.

International Folk Dance, every Sunday at 6 p.m., The Alaska Club (downtown). Recreational dance – first hour is instruction. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome.

MakerSpace, Mondays from 6-8 p.m., 1759 Anka Street. $5. Details: juneaumakerspace.org.

Weekly Old Time Music Jam, Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Alaska Hotel Bar balcony. All abilities welcome. Fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass, mando, uke, harmonica, etc. Free.

Open mic w/ Teri Tibbett or Matt Barnes, 9 p.m. Thursdays, Alaskan Hotel & Bar, 167 South Franklin St. 21+, free. Details: thealaskanhotel.com.

AbbyOke Karaoke, Thursday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill.

Karaoke, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m., Sandbar & Grill.

Organ concert, every Friday at noon T.J. Duffy or J. Allan MacKinnon will play a variety of music at the State Office Building.

Weekly Ukulele Jam, Sundays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., T.K. Maguires Lounge inside the Prospector Hotel. All ages and abilities welcome. Learn more at juneaujambusters.com.

Music on the Fly, Sunday, 7-8 p.m., Juneau International Airport.

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