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Homeless Connect, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Are you homeless or at risk of becoming homeless? Services offered: free haircut,s help with birth certificates/IDs, transportation, food, legal services, veteran support, PFD and voter registration, housing assistance, flu shots, and much more.
What's Happening the week of Jan. 24-30 012418 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly Homeless Connect, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Are you homeless or at risk of becoming homeless? Services offered: free haircut,s help with birth certificates/IDs, transportation, food, legal services, veteran support, PFD and voter registration, housing assistance, flu shots, and much more.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Story last updated at 1/23/2018 - 8:37 pm

What's Happening the week of Jan. 24-30

Homeless Connect, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Are you homeless or at risk of becoming homeless? Services offered: free haircut,s help with birth certificates/IDs, transportation, food, legal services, veteran support, PFD and voter registration, housing assistance, flu shots, and much more.

Cable Knitted Headbands, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6-9 p.m., Colorwheel Arts. A class at the community art studio in Douglas. Costs $57. For more information, check out their Facebook page.

Support for Families Dealing with Addiction: Heroin and Opiates, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 5:30-7 p.m., National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 211 4th St., suite 100. Family support for parents and family members of people struggling with heroin and other opiate use. Free support group. Led by parents. No need to register. Confidential space. Information, education and resources will be provided.

Alaska Design Forum: Wolfgang Buttress Automata Lecture Series, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6-7:10 p.m., Alaska State Museum. Wolfgang Buttress creates multisensory artworks that draw inspiration from our evolving relationship with the natural world. $15 general, $5 student with ID, or ADF Membership.

William Inc., until Feb. 17, Perseverance Theatre. For showtimes and tickets, go to ptalaska.org.

Think Like a Computer: An Introduction to Coding, Thursday, Jan. 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library. Monthly coding class for those ages 8 to adult. A new concept is covered every month.

Racial Equity & Liberation Learning Series, Friday, Jan. 26, 12-1:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. he 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.

Fireside Lecture Series: “Glacier Bay, plotting ecological change over 100 years,” Friday, Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Talk given by UAS Assistant Professor of Forest Ecology Brian Buma.

Platypus-Con 2018, Friday, Jan. 26, 6 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Centennial Hall. A giant board game convention with over 1,500 games to play. There’ll be tournaments, play to win games, and other contests. The event is open to all experience levels with teachers to help attendees. Tickets can be purchased from the platypusgaming.org, JAHC, Hearthside Books, and at the door.

Ice Safety, Saturday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Jayme Johns and George Reifenstein of Capital City Fire and Rescue will discuss ice, ice safety, and self-rescue in the visitor center auditorium. If conditions allow, a rescue demonstration will be held outside after the presentation.

Accordion Photo Albums, Saturday, Jan. 27, 1-4 p.m., Colorwheel Arts. A class at the community art studio in Douglas. Costs $57. For more information, check out their Facebook page.

Juneau Cabaret: The Great American Songbook Series, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2-3:30 p.m., Alaska State Museum. Pay-as-you-can admission. This month features the songs of George and Ira Gershwin.

Film screening: “One Mind, a Zen Pilgrimage,” Saturday, Jan. 27. 4-6 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon. Benefit screening for the Juneau Shambhala Center. “One Mind” offers a glimpse of life in a Buddhist monastery that was established over a millennium ago in remote China. Tickets at the door. Suggested donation $10-$20. Half-price for students. Open house and guided meditation afterward at the center; open to all.

The Canvas Annual Fundraising Dinner, Saturday, Jan. 27, 5:30-9 p.m., Canvas Community Art Studio. $60 a plate. There will be live music and a silent auction.

Shots On Goals Wine Tasting, Saturday, Jan. 27, 6-10 p.m., Westmark Baranof Hotel. JDHS Hockey fundraiser. Wine tasting with local distributors and light appetizers. Tickets can be purchased from any Hockey parent or call Caro Polley at 321-8516.

BaconFest 2018, Saturday, Jan. 27, 6-9 p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample bacony treats from local restaurant vendors. Bacon eating contest, live music and no host bar. Adults 21 an older. Must present ID to get in.

Dungeons and Drag-uns, Saturday, Jan. 27, 7-11:30 p.m., Rendezvous. Welcome to the world of drag fantasy! It’s all things wizards and nymphs, elves and magik at this month’s Gigi Monroe Drag Show. Play a game at PlatypusCon during the day and watch the characters come to life at night! $11 cover at the door.

January Barn Dance, Saturday, Jan. 27, 7:30-11 p.m., St. Ann’s Parish Hall. Jim Grammel teaches and calls contra dances to live, old time, Celtic, and New England music by The Groundhogs string band. No experience or partners are necessary. Adults $10, students and age 25 and under $5, JVs and Americorps Free. Sponsored by the Juneau International Folkdancers. Tickets at the door.

The Juneau Symphony: “Shakespeare in Love,” Saturday, Jan. 27, 8-10 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 28, 3-5 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School. Description:Troy Quinn Music Director, will give a pre-concert conversation one hour before the performance. Tickets at Hearthside Books, JACC, at the door.

Club Baby Seal comedy show, Saturday, Jan. 27, 9 p.m., 10:30 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon. Local stand up comedy featuring Alicia Hughes-Skandijs, Nathaniel Williams, Corin Hughes-Skandijs, Allison Holtkamp, and Kirsa Hughes-Skandijs. No host bar. Must bring ID to prove 21 of age or older. Costs $10, and VIP section costs $15.

Artists of All Nations, Sunday, Jan. 28, 1-5 p.m., JACC main hall. A time for artists of all nations and mediums to gather and work on project togethers while in a community setting.

Juneau Sacred Harp, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2-3:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Sacred Harp sing offers an opportunity to experience the exuberance of over 200 years of American sacred choral music. First published in Georgia in 1844 this hymnal uses shaped note heads to learn the tune. No experience necessary – shaped notes are easy to pick up quickly. Free.

My Life with Autism, Monday, Jan. 29, 12-1:30 p.m., UAS, Egan Lecture Hall. Sondra Williams is an presenter, mentor, and program developer with 17 years of experience in the field of disabilities. As an individual with ASD, married and raising four children (all with an ASD diagnosis), her work focus and direction have been broadened by her experiences. Sondra’s presentation, “My Life with Autism,” will help answer the most common questions that people have about autism. Possible topics will include relationships, sensory, communication, employment, disclosures, and bullying. There will be a Q&A session following the presentation. Event is free.

Film screening and forum: “Body and Soul: Diana and Kathy,” Tuesday, Jan. 30, 5-6 p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. The documentary tells the story of disability advocates Diana Braun, who has Down Syndrome, and Kathy Connour, who has cerebral Palsy. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. ASL interpreter services available for this event. If you need other accommodations to participate, call 1-888-269-8990 by Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Around Southeast

Sitka - Project Homeless Connect, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Salvation Army. Homeless individuals and those concerned about being homeless are provided with immediate goods and services and lunch.

Sitka - Broadway Night, Saturday, Jan. 27, 6:30-9 p.m., Odess Theater. Locals sing broadway showtunes. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40.

Ketchikan - Fellowship of the Pen: Anatomy of a Story, Thursday, Jan. 25, 5-6:30 p.m., Ketchikan Public Library. A drop-in clinic to prompt thinking about structure, character, voice, and conflict. Regardless of whether you’ve never written before, you consider yourself a seasoned amateur, or even happen to be a published author, the Ketchikan Public Library’s new writing program 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.

Every Week

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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