A farewell benefit performance of "Number's Up!", John Leo's solo Clown play, to raise funds for his six-month clown tour of Montreal, Toronto, Boulder, New York City, and points in-between. "Only Fools" will show for one night only on at 4 and 8 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at The Canvas, located at the corner of Seward and Third Streets, across next to Art Such Photography. Tickets will be sold at the door on a pay-as-you-can basis between $5-$20. The 4 p.m. show is appropriate for all ages. The 8 p.m. show is not. For information go online to www.johnleo.net or call 957-2776.
The Who's 'Tommy'
Showing at Perseverance Theatre through April 22, the music of The Who comes to life in the story of a young boy's transformation into a pinball champion. Company member Rory Merritt Stitt and the band from Perseverance's productions of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and "Hair" rock out in Pete Townshend's stage version of this opera. "Tommy" features the hit songs "Pinball Wizard," "I'm Free" and "See Me, Feel Me/Listening to You." For information or tickets, go online to www.perseverance theatre.org.
Jam to Gospel/ Bluegrass music with Shannon Spring every Thursday night at 7pm at the stARTled Salmon Ketchikan Arts Hatchery in the Salmon Landing Market. Sponsored by Squares and Contras, call 225-2211 for more info.
Jazz Jammin' at the Salmon
Held by Austin Hays, come jam the night away at the kiosk at Salmon landing, the stARTled salmon Ketchikan Arts Hatchery, starting at 7 p.m. every Friday night. Call the Arts Council for more info, 225-2211.
Kayhi Music presents... Two concerts for spring from the Kayhi Music Department. On April 10, the jazz ensemble, jazz choir, solo performers and small ensembles will be showcased on the Kayhi Auditorium. April 17 is the next concert featuring the music from the wind ensemble, symphonic band and the concert choir. Come out to see these young artists perform. Call the High School for more information, 225-9815.
The performing art series presents Ball In The House, an a cappella guys group with amazing and exciting sounds. They will be combining lush harmonies and innovative styles on Friday, April 20 at 7:30pm on the Kayhi Auditorium stage. Boston Globe states, "Ball In The House has everything you would expect to find in a successful pop/rock band... the one thing it doesn't have is instruments." This show is sure please audiences of all ages. For tickets and more information visit www.ketchikanarts.org or call 225-2211.
Alaska Folk Festival
The 33rd annual Alaska Folk Festival will be held April 9-15, at Centennial Hall in Juneau. Guest artist Carolina Chocolate Drops will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, and at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 15. For information, call 463-3316 or go online to akfolkfest.org.
The Family Grind
Juneau's second annual folkless grind will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the VFW Hall. cost is $5 or free if you bring a dessert to share.