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Proxima Centauri, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7-8 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. Scientists say their investigations of the closest star, Proxima Centauri, show it to have an Earth-sized planet orbiting about it. What is more, this rocky globe is moving in a zone that would make liquid water on its surface a possibility. Four light years distance, 25 trillion miles. Twin Earth? The talk will be followed by ‘The Stars Tonight’ on the Spitz projector. Free.
What's Happening the week of Sept. 20-26 092017 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly Proxima Centauri, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7-8 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. Scientists say their investigations of the closest star, Proxima Centauri, show it to have an Earth-sized planet orbiting about it. What is more, this rocky globe is moving in a zone that would make liquid water on its surface a possibility. Four light years distance, 25 trillion miles. Twin Earth? The talk will be followed by ‘The Stars Tonight’ on the Spitz projector. Free.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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What's Happening the week of Sept. 20-26

Proxima Centauri, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7-8 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. Scientists say their investigations of the closest star, Proxima Centauri, show it to have an Earth-sized planet orbiting about it. What is more, this rocky globe is moving in a zone that would make liquid water on its surface a possibility. Four light years distance, 25 trillion miles. Twin Earth? The talk will be followed by ‘The Stars Tonight’ on the Spitz projector. Free.

Chad Deity, Thursday, Sept. 21- Sunday Sept. 24, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre.

Happy Hour Meditation, Friday, Sept. 22, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Juneau Shambhala Center, located, 2nd floor of the Emporium Mall (above Goldtown Nickelodeon), 174 S. Franklin St., Rm 206. Meditation followed by informal conversation and snacks.

Yoga and Recovery Donation Day, Friday, Sept. 22, 5-7 p.m., The Yoga Path, 5326 Shuane Dr. This is a fundraiser to help people in recovery gain access to the practice of Ashtanga yoga. All proceeds will go toward yoga scholarships and classes to be provided to those in recovery. Meet-and-greet followed by a Ashatanga Yoga class. Minimum donation of $20

UAS Evening at Egan: The Clockwork of Epidemics Health & Disease, Friday, Sept. 22, 7-8 p.m., UAS Egan Library. UAS Biology and Math graduate and current Assistant Professor at the Columbia University, NY, Dr. Micaela Martinez, will discuss how biological clocks affect the ability of organisms to anticipate, and prepare for, predictable changes in their environment. Free.

Integrating Mind and Body, Saturday, Sept. 23, 9-11 a.m., Juneau Shambhala Center, located, 2nd floor of the Emporium Mall (above Goldtown Nickelodeon), 174 S. Franklin St., Rm 206. With Nancy Simpson and Megan Nigro. Class will include Somatic education for supporting meditation and mindfulness. Follow-up on Saturday, Sept. 30, 9-11 a.m. to practice and discuss participants’ experiences during the week.

Capital Brewfest, Saturday, Sept. 23, 12:30-5 p.m., JACC. 6th Annual Charity Fundraiser for Rotary Club of Juneau and Juneau Housing First. Live bands and local food. Limited tickets available. 21 or older to enter. $60 VIP Drinking Ticket (early entry), $35 per drinking ticket, $10 per Non-Drinking (Designated Drive Ticket).

Gastineau Genealogical Society, Saturday, Sept. 23, 1-2:30 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dani Bettridge will present “Interning at the State Archives.” Free.

September Sober Frisbee Disc Golf, Saturday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m., Aant’iyeik Park Disc Golf Course, 15350-15426 Glacier Hwy. Join Great Bear Recovery Collective for a round of sober frisbee disc golfin honor of National Recovery Month. Discs are available to those in need. Free Admission.

Juneau Lyric Opera Who’s Your Diva, Saturday, Sept. 23, 7:30-10 p.m., Centennial Hall.

Artists of All Nations, Sunday, Sept. 24, 1-5 p.m., JACC. Come work on your art projects with other artists. Free studio time.

Juneau Town Hall For Safe, Affordable, High Quality Child Care & Preschool, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5:30-8 p.m., Centennial Hall Convention Center. Invest in Young Children. Welcome by Mayor Koelsch. The evening will include a short film and panel of experts, live polling, and table discussions on proposed solutions to ensure kids are ready for kindergarten, and parents are able to work.

Moon: Facts and Follies, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. The Moon - Earth system generates eclipses, tides, life, seasons, romance, art and superstition. The science, literature and drama of our Moon will be illuminated with slides and sound. Free.

AROUND SOUTHEAST

Sitka-Concert, Thursday, Sept. 21, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Odess Theater. Sitka Fine Arts Camp presents a free, lunchtime concert. Performing classical and musical theater pieces are soprano Rhiannon Guevin, San Francisco-based tenor Samuel Faustine, and New York-based pianist Robert Fleitz.

Sitka-Drumming Circle, Friday, Sept. 22, 7-9 p.m., Yaw Chapel. Using sound and music, Mariabruna Sirabella, introduces the principles of soul collage and guides participants in an equinox drumming circle.

Sitka- Piano Concert, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2-3 p.m., Sitka Performing Arts Center. Pianist Robert Fleitz will give a concert. Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for youth at Old Harbor Books and the door.

Ketchikan-Piano Bar with Diane Fast, Thursday, Sept. 21-Saturday, Sept. 23, 6-9 p.m., The Fish House. Free event.

Ketchikan-Divas & Divos Performance, Saturday, Sept. 23, All day event, Ted Ferry Civic Center. Presented by First City Players.

EVERY WEEK

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.

Organ concert, every Friday at noon T.J. Duffy or J. Allan MacKinnon will play a variety of music at the State Office Building.

Friday Night Live, Fridays, 7-9 p.m., Alaska Fish & Chips Company at the Flight Deck. Every Friday night for 20 straight weeks, Alaska Fish & Chips Company will have live music and cornhole. Free.

Cornhole Saturdays, June 10, 6-10 p.m., Alaska Fish & Chips Company at the Flight Deck. Everyone’s favorite beer-in-hand sport is back for another summer at Alaska Fish & Chips. Sign up when you arrive to be placed in a bracket. Free.

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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