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Youth poetry workshop taught by local writers Emily Wall and Monika Haygood, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 5:30-7 p.m., Douglas Public Library. For ages 8-17. Free. Offered to help young people craft poems for the Poetry Omnibus contest. For more information, go to juneaupoets.wordpress.com.
What's Happening the week of Jan. 17-23 011718 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly Youth poetry workshop taught by local writers Emily Wall and Monika Haygood, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 5:30-7 p.m., Douglas Public Library. For ages 8-17. Free. Offered to help young people craft poems for the Poetry Omnibus contest. For more information, go to juneaupoets.wordpress.com.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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What's Happening the week of Jan. 17-23

Youth poetry workshop taught by local writers Emily Wall and Monika Haygood, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 5:30-7 p.m., Douglas Public Library. For ages 8-17. Free. Offered to help young people craft poems for the Poetry Omnibus contest. For more information, go to juneaupoets.wordpress.com.

Racial Equity & Liberation Learning Series, Friday, Jan. 19, 12-1:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. The Juneau Violence Prevention Coalition invites the individuals and organization to build a movement for social change in a six week series. Lunch will be provided. Distance participation is available. For more information, contact Jessie Morgan, Community Restoration Coordinator at Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies (AWARE) at 586-4902x6, jessiem@awareak.org.

Luna Fest, Friday, Jan. 19, 6-9 p.m., Centennial Hall Convention Center. Short films by, for, and about women. Pre-screening silent auction at 6 p.m. followed by screening at 6:30 p.m. For ticket information, visit us at lunafest.org. Sponsored by the Juneau Pro-Choice Coalition.

Open Mic & Poetry Slam, Friday, Jan. 19, 6:30-9 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Rec Center. Open to all ages and abilities. Sign-ups begin at 6:30 p.m. and first performer takes the stage at 7 p.m. For more information, contact juneaupoetryslam@gmail.com.

Cookbook Illustration with Megan Chalfant, Saturday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m., Canvas. Go to canvasarts.org to register for the class.

2018 Women’s March, Saturday, Jan. 20, 10-11:30 a.m., Capitol Building, 120 4th St. Starting at 10 a.m. at the Capitol on 4th Street with a rally including speakers, music, and inspiration, the march will then proceed to Marine Park. The march theme ,“Positively Powerful,” will focus on actions and activities people can do to protect and support their rights, the rights of others, and democracy. Juneau’s march is one of many being held nationally and internationally on Jan. 20 to commemorate last year’s historic march. It’s an inclusive event; all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Youth poetry workshop taught by spoken word artist Christy NaMee Eriksen, Saturday, Jan. 20, 3-4:30 p.m., Juneau Public Library. For ages 8-17. Free. Offered to help young people craft poems for the Poetry Omnibus contest. For more information, go to juneaupoets.wordpress.com.

Dinner of the Dark Arts, Saturday, Jan. 20, 6:30-10 p.m., SALT. Celebrate Alaska Beer Week with a touch of darkness. Salt Alaska and Alaskan Brewing will serve a five-course dinner featuring limited barrel aged and vintage beers. Tickets are $100, available at the Alaska Brewing Depot and Tasting Room.

Beginning Wheel Throwing, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Canvas. Taught by Alex Botelho. Register at canvasarts.org.

William Inc., Wednesday, Jan. 24 - Saturday, Feb. 17, Perseverance Theatre. Go to ptalaska.org for tickets and look for a review in a future issue of the Capital City Weekly.

Around Southeast

Sitka—Artist Talk: Jennifer Younger, Saturday, Jan. 20 10-11 a.m., Sheldon Jackson Museum. Tlingit artist Jennifer Younger will speak about her work, the Santa Fe Indian Art Market and her travels. Free.

Ketchikan—Youth in Art Exhibit, on display until Jan. 26, Main Street Gallery.

Ketchikan—Fellowship of the Pen - Creating a Writer’s Toolkit: Organizational Systems & Strategies, Thursday, Jan. 18, 5-6:30 p.m., Regardless of whether you’ve never written before, you consider yourself a seasoned amateur, or you’re a published author, the Ketchikan Public Library’s new writing program, Fellowship of the Pen, for teens and adults, is designed to provide the information, tools, and structure necessary for you to complete the journey from idea to actual publishing in six organized phases. Call Michelle at 225-3331 for more information.

Ketchikan—Tongass Historical Society Annual Meeting: “The Mystery of the Fire Trees of Southeast Alaska,” Thursday, Jan. 18, 5:30 p.m., Tongass Historical Museum. There will be a short business meeting followed by a presentation by Mary Ida Henrikson on her new book “The Mystery of the Fire Trees of Southeast Alaska.”

Every Week

Free Tai Chi class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 9-Feb. 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Gruening Park Community Room. Tai 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. Register by calling 463-6113.

Modern Dance Class, Mondays, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Juneau Dance Theatre, 8420 Airport Blvd Ste 202. The 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.