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They Don’t Talk Back, Jan. 27-Feb. 19, Perseverance Theatre. Local playwright Frank Kaash Katasse’s debut about how “three generations of Tlingit men face the challenges of a summer of change,” acted by an all-indigenous cast.
What's happening this week Feb. 8th-14th, 2017 020817 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly They Don’t Talk Back, Jan. 27-Feb. 19, Perseverance Theatre. Local playwright Frank Kaash Katasse’s debut about how “three generations of Tlingit men face the challenges of a summer of change,” acted by an all-indigenous cast.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017

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What's happening this week Feb. 8th-14th, 2017

They Don’t Talk Back, Jan. 27-Feb. 19, Perseverance Theatre. Local playwright Frank Kaash Katasse’s debut about how “three generations of Tlingit men face the challenges of a summer of change,” acted by an all-indigenous cast. See Geoff Kirsch’s review at http://tinyurl.com/jjo8sab and an interview with Katasse at http://tinyurl.com/h9v43bc. More information at http://www.ptalaska.org/.

Raincountry Flyfishers meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7-9 p.m., TMHS library. Luke Brockmann will demonstrate how to tie locally successful fly patterns. Bring your tying vice and tools; hooks and materials provided.

Audubon Society: Tanzania lecture, Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., UAS recreation center room 116. Free. Jack Kreinheder will discuss climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and a wildlife safari in three Tanzania national parks.

Heather Lende fireside lecture, Friday, Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Lende this year received a Governor’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Humanities.

Baby Raven Reads, Saturday, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m. - noon, Walter Soboleff Building. This storytelling and song event is wolf themed, focused on culture and literacy, and is open to families with Alaska Native children five and younger.

Juneau Symphony winter concerts: American Roots, Saturday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. JDHS auditorium. A concert conversation begins one hour before each performance. Conductor Troy Quinn and the symphony will perform music by great American composers, including “Adagio for Strings,” “Fanfare for the Common Man,” and “America the Beautiful.” Tickets are $17-32 each, available at Hearthside Books, the JACC, and www.juneausymphony.org.

Wearable Art, Saturday, Feb. 11, 8 - 10 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 12, 3 - 5 p.m. Centennial Hall. Juneau’s annual wearable art fashion show. The theme is “Renaissance.” Proceeds help support Juneau Arts and Culture Center improvements on Saturday; Sunday’s proceeds will support the JAHC’s fine arts scholarship program.

SITKA — Writers Read, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7-8 p.m., Island Institute. Several local writers will read from their work. All invited; admission by cash or baked good donation.

PETERSBURG — Curiosity Creates! Candy heart catapults, Thursday, Feb. 9, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m, Petersburg library. Free drop in program for kids in grades 1-6.

SITKA — Artist Reception, Friday, Feb. 10, 5 - 7 p.m. Island Artists Gallery holds a reception for its newest artists.

SITKA — Drama, debate, forensics, Friday, Feb. 10, 7 - 9 p.m., Sitka Performing Arts Center. The Sitka High Drama, Debate & Forensics team presents an evening of award-winning solo and group performances.

PETERSBURG — Curiosity Creates! Starry night watercolors, Thursday, Feb. 23, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Free drop in program for kids in grades 1-6. Made possible with funding from the Friends of Petersburg’s Libraries.

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.

Open labs, 9:30 - 11 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, The Learning Connection. Get help with online computer tutorials, typing, resumes, job applications and more. Call 586-5718 or go to www.serrc.org/tlc for more information.

Shaped note singing workshop, Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Kari Lungren from Sitka will lead a workshop on finding voice pitch fast using shape notes. Free, with lunch provided.

Signing group, first and third Sundays of the month, 3 - 4 p.m., Juneau Birth Center. A drop-in meeting in which families wishing to learn American sign language can peer-teach, practice and play.

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. Beginners welcome.

MakerSpace, Mondays from 6-8 p.m., 1759 Anka Street. $5.

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: reddogsaloon.com.

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.

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 eileen.hosey@ccsjuneau.org 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 juneaujambusters.com.

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

Kindermusik, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 - 11 a.m., Juneau Birth Center. Music and movement classes for ages 0-5. Register at jayneandco.kindermusik.com.

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