They Don’t Talk Back, Jan. 27-Feb. 19, Perseverance Theatre. This is the final weekend this play by local playwright Frank Henry Kaash Katasse in Juneau.
What's happening this week Feb. 15th - 21st, 2017 021517 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly They Don’t Talk Back, Jan. 27-Feb. 19, Perseverance Theatre. This is the final weekend this play by local playwright Frank Henry Kaash Katasse in Juneau.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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What's happening this week Feb. 15th - 21st, 2017

They Don’t Talk Back, Jan. 27-Feb. 19, Perseverance Theatre. This is the final weekend this play by local playwright Frank Henry Kaash Katasse in Juneau. It’s about how “three generations of Tlingit men face the challenges of a summer of change,” and is acted by an all-indigenous cast. More information at

Open House - Juneau Legislative Information Office, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6-7:30 p.m., Terry Miller Legislative Office Building, 533 Main St. Come learn about how Juneau’s Legislative Information Office can help you stay informed during the 30th Alaska Legislature. Free.

Watercolor Still Life, Wednesday, Feb. 15. 6-9 p.m., Canvas Community Art Studio, 223 Seward St. An introduction to watercolor brushes, paper and techniques followed by practice of composition based in observation. Work in layers using neutrals to build a variety of tones in your art pieces. $150 includes materials.

Native Issues Forum, Thursday, Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 Willoughby Ave. Guest speakers will include Rep. Les Gara and Rep. Geran Tarr. Hear reports on a wide range of topics. If you’re unable to attend in person, all forums are webcast live at The event is free.

Before the Flood, Thursday, Feb. 16, 7-8:30 p.m., UAS, Egan Lecture Hall. UAS Sustainability Committee and the UAS Sustainability Club invite the public to a free screening of Leonardo DiCaprio’s new documentary about climate change.

Think Like a Computer: Introduction to Coding, Thursday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library. Ages 8 and up. Free, no registration required. Occurs every fourth Thursday of the month.

Fireside lecture: Ancient Shorelines of Southeast Alaska, Friday, Feb. 17, 6:30 and 8 p.m. Geologist Jim Baichtal will talk about revising old theories about how life adapted to Southeast Alaska’s ancient ice sheets. More information page 30.

Genealogy Workshop —Using Ancestry: The U.S. Census, Saturday, Feb. 18, 1-3 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library. Learn what U.S. Census records can tell you about the lives of your ancestors and how to use the Ancestry online database at the library to find them. Bring a laptop computer or check one out from the library. Sponsored by the Gastineau Genealogical Society and the Juneau Public Libraries. Free but space is limited. Pre-registration is encouraged. Call 500-7476 or email

Barn Dance, Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30-11 p.m., St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 5th St. Odette Edgar will call contra dances to live Celtic and New England tunes by ‘Full Circle’ string band featuring Greg Burger, fiddle; Mary DeSmet, guitar; Doug Smith, piano; and Don Rudolph, bass. All dances are taught so no experience or a partner are necessary. $10 adults, $5 for age 25 and under, free for JVs, Americorps and other volunteers. Sponsored by the Juneau International Folkdancers.

Arts Roundtable, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5-6:30 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. Join the JAHC at the monthly Roundtable meeting to talk about how to foster the arts community in Juneau. If you can’t make the meeting, send your ideas to Meghan Garrison, Individual Artist Programs Coordinator: or (907)586-2787.

Raincountry Flyfishers meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School Library. All meetings are free and open to the public.

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.

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.

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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