Baby Raven Reads and Juneau Public Library family night, Thursday, Jan. 19, 5:30 - 7 p.m., downtown Juneau Public Library. Families with children under age six are invited to come for a light dinner, crafts, and Raven storytelling.
What's happening this week Jan. 18th - 24th, 2017 011817 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly Baby Raven Reads and Juneau Public Library family night, Thursday, Jan. 19, 5:30 - 7 p.m., downtown Juneau Public Library. Families with children under age six are invited to come for a light dinner, crafts, and Raven storytelling.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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What's happening this week Jan. 18th - 24th, 2017

32nd Annual Legislative Welcome Reception, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 5-6:30 p.m., Centennial Hall Convention Center.

Baby Raven Reads and Juneau Public Library family night, Thursday, Jan. 19, 5:30 - 7 p.m., downtown Juneau Public Library. Families with children under age six are invited to come for a light dinner, crafts, and Raven storytelling.

Ben Huff lecture, Thursday, Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m., APK museum. Juneau photographer Ben Huff, owner of Ice Fog Press, will give the final lecture in the Alaska Positive series at the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum. More information page 13.

Alexander Dolitsky: Pipeline to Russia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m., Hearthside Books, Nugget Mall. Come hear from archaeologist, anthropologist and Juneauite Dolitsky as he presents his new book “Pipeline to Russia: The Alaska-Siberia Air Route in World War Two.”

Fireside lecture: Secret lives of beaver, salmon, Friday, Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. U.S. Forest Service natural resource specialist Pete Schneider will discuss how he created two live video camera feeds that reveal the “secret lives” of beaver and salmon near the glacier. More information page 29.

Dress Up Your Pet Day, Friday, Jan. 20, 5-7 p.m., Alaska Dames Consignment Shop. $10 Donation to Gastineau Humane Society. Professional Photos to be posted, Facebook Contest. Winner will receive a $40 Gift Card to Alaskan Dames and a gift basket for their furry friends.

LUNAFEST, Friday, Jan. 20, doors open at 6 p.m. for silent auction, program begins at 6:30 p.m. , Centennial Hall. LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women to celebrate the unique, touching and inspirational roles of women in our local, national and international communities. Proceeds are donated to the Breast Cancer Fund and Juneau Pro-Choice Coalition (JPCC). Advance tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Hearthside Books, at or from a JPCC Board Member. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $15. More about LUNAFEST can be found at

The Inauguration of a New Era of Climate Change in America?, Friday, Jan. 20, 7-9 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Glacier Room. Join the UAS Sustainability Committee in a Teach-In examining the potential shifts in climate policy with the advent of a new administration. In an interactive format, we’ll discuss: 1) What is the science on climate change and how do we interpret it? 2) What is the incoming administration’s view on climate change and how does this compare with international viewpoints? 3) How can we respond to the social and environmental consequences of climate change?

Coffee & Collections: Fumi Matsumoto, Saturday, Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Local artist Fumi Matsumoto will show the film “Honor & Sacrifice,” which tells the story of Roy Matsumoto, her father, and his experiences in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. After the film, she will discuss her artwork and how it has been influenced by the experiences of her father and others in her family.

Juneau Soul Live at the Ballroom, Saturday, Jan. 21, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Hangar On the Wharf. Juneau Soul is led by vocalists, Jocelyn Miles and Al Dunn, Juneau Soul and the T.W. Funk Band play all the hits! $5 at the door.

“Tibet: Mt. Kailas Pilgrimage,” Monday, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m., Valley library. Sponsored by Marie Drake Planetarium, this will be a visual journey, complete with Mt. Everest’s north face and night sky observations of Mount Kailas, which is sacred to four religions.

Rasmuson Individual Artist Grant, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 12-1 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center, gallery. Rasmuson Foudnation is accepting applications for the 2017 Individual Artist Award program. Q&A and overview of award. Refreshments provided. RSVP to Jeff at

Forum @360: Coming in the Country, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7-8:30 p.m., KTOO, @360 Egan Drive. Alaska’s Energy Desk is celebrating the anniversary of the publication of John McPhee’s 1977 book “Coming into the Country.” On Jan. 24, 2017, Willie Hensley and other guests featured in the book will join us on stage as we discuss the Alaska of the 1970s and how the past (and the book) shaped the state today. A simultaneous live forum in Anchorage will feature Pat Pourchot and other guests. Studios will be linked so audiences can participate in both discussions. No tickets required but RSVP on Facebook:

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

Haida Language Learner’s Group, 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Edward K. Thomas Building (9097 Glacier Highway).Open to all interested in learning Haida.

KETCHIKANStory Slam, Thursday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., Creek Street Cabaret. Story Slam is an open mic for stories. Each has a host, a theme, and anyone can get up and tell a (mostly) true story based on that theme. It’s a great opportunity to test your storytelling skills, get to known your neighbors, and have fun. The January theme is “Town & Country.”

SITKA - Sharing Sitka’s Trails, Thursday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., Sitka Sportman’s Association (5211 HPR). Alaska Wildlife Troopers will show the 30-minute video “Sharing Alaska’s Trails” to address the issue of residents keeping pets safe while sharing trails with trappers. Trap safety for pet owners will be discussed along with demonstrations of how different types of traps and snares operate. “Trap Safety for Pet Owners” brochures will be available at the meeting. This free presentation is open to the public.

KETCHIKAN-Kethcikan Visitors Bureau membership luncheon, Friday, Jan. 20, noon-1 p.m., Cape Fox Lodge. Thom McAleer, vice president of the Alaska Collection, one of the largest Alaska-based travel and tourism providers, will speak on the concept of a “Tourism Investment District.”$18 per person with RSVP by Tuesday, Jan. 17; otherwise, $22 at the door.

KETCHIKAN-Community Forum, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6:30 - 8 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 28, 2-3 p.m., Ketchikan Public Library. This meeting will help the new Tongass Historical Museum “accurately reflect the true character of Ketchikan” by sharing “the common threads of our identity and culture.”

SITKA—22nd Jazz Festival, Thursday - Saturday, Feb. 2-4. Artists including the Tierny Sutton Band, saxophonist Bob Reynolds, guitarist Mamie Fox and many more will perform.

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. Details:

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.

Bluegrass Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Thursday, Red Dog Saloon. Live acoustic bluegrass with Jeremy Kane and Nathan May. Details:

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

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

Tai Chi for seniors, Tuesdays and Fridays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Filipino Community Hall. Taught by certified tai chi instructor Josielind Ferrer. The class runs eight weeks and began Jan. 10. For more information or to register, email or call 463-6113.

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

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

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