Coffee & Collections AK State Parks Artist-in-Residence, Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum.
What's happening this week Feb. 1st - 7th, 2017 020117 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly Coffee & Collections AK State Parks Artist-in-Residence, Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017

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What's happening this week Feb. 1st - 7th, 2017

Wildlife Wednesdays: “The beavers of Mendenhall Valley,” Wednesday, Feb. 1, 7-8 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library. Free. Presented by biologist, photographer and author Bob Armstrong; Trout Unlimited representative Chuck Caldwell; and ecologist and author Mary Willson.

KTOO Board of Directors meeting, Thursday, Feb. 5, 5-6 p.m., KTOO Conference Room, 360 Egan Drive. Meetings open to the public.

They Don’t Talk Back, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-4, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Three generations of Tlingit men face the challenges of a summer of change. When 17 year-old Nick takes a floatplane from Juneau to his grandparents’ village, his arrival means changes for his fisherman grandfather, his cousin Edward–who hasn’t spent much time away from home–and his Desert Storm-veteran father. Just as these Tlingit men are adjusting to their new lives together, the boys’ grandmother delivers shocking news. A world premiere portrait of a 1990s Alaska family. A World Premiere produced in Association with Native Voices at the Autry and La Jolla Playhouse.

Live music: Fire On McGinnis, Friday, Feb. 3, 10:15 p.m.-1 a.m., McGivney’s valley location. Fire on McGinnis plays a unique brand of frothy Irish and Scottish music with a few whiskey spiked pop songs along the way.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Friday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.- Saturday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m., 7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium.JDHS Auditorium General Admission $20, Senior Citizens $15, Student/Child $10. Rated PG. Tickets available at Hearthside Books and JAHC.

WorldQuest, Friday, Feb. 3, 6-10 p.m., Centennial Hall. Annual fundraiser for the Juneau World Affairs Council. Dinner and a trivia game. Tickets available at the door and on

Valentine’s Arts & Hand Crafts, Saturday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mendenhall Mall. Seahawks gift bags, oils, lotions, jewelry, Scentsy, clothing, calendars, collectibles, glassware, baked goods and more.

Coffee & Collections AK State Parks Artist-in-Residence, Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Join Gail Smith and Cathy Muñoz as they present on the history of the Alaska State Parks’ Artist-in-Residence Program at the Ernest Gruening Cabin. This talk is in conjunction with an exhibit of work produced by artists-in-residence from 2015, which will be on display in the Museum’s Murray Gallery during the month of February. Free event with coffee provided.

HOME but not LESS: A Play Built on Alaska Voices, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2-4 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 325 Gold St.A new play about homelessness in Alaska based on interviews with over 100 Alaskans. Written by Merry Ellefson, produced by Merry Ellefson and Shona Osterhout in conjunction with The Glory Hole. Reccomended ages 12 and up. Tickets: $25 for adults and seniors, $25 for students and UAS. Available at the JACC, Hearthside Books, and

The Canvas Annual Fundraising Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 4, 6-9 p.m., Canvas Community Art Studio. Moroccan inspired dinner and dessert prepared by Sandpiper Cafe Chef Joe Manning. Live music, silent auction. Handcrafted plate by Ceramics Studio Manager Alex Botelho, yours to keep. $60 a plate.

Gold Street Music Concert, Saturday, Feb. 4, 7:30-10 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church. Local musicians and entertainers: Empty Oil Barrell Band’s Mark Whitman, If the Ocean’s Guy Unzicker; second half: Marimba Band with Betsy Sims $5 donation at the door or bring goodies and get in free.

Valentine Swans Painting Part, Saturday, Feb. 4, 6-8 p.m., Louise Miller Fine Art Studio, 8355 River Pl. All painting supplies, brushes, paints and a canvas will be provided. Pre-registration required at

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

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.

OVERSET FOLLOWS: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:

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.