PUBLISHED: 3:57 PM on Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Indulge your performance side at Monthly Grind
Hop in the spotlight once a month in Juneau's Monthly Grind.

The monthly event is back with the child-friendly Family Grind at 7 p.m. and the anything goes Bump and Grind at 9:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month starting Oct. 13 in the VFW Hall.

Organizer John Leo said the event gives performers five minutes to put on a show.

"We're really trying to reach out to everyone - your dentist who plays the saxophone or the bus driver who writes poetry," Leo said.

The earlier show is for all ages. Admission is free with a dessert and goodies will be eaten at intermission and judged for best entry. Regular admission is $5. Bump and Grind is for an over 21 audience and also is $5 for admission.

Leo said performers do not have to be professionals, and should contact him at if interested in performing.

"What's lovely is it is for people who like to perform - who have a secret urge to do it," Leo said. "You have a monthly excuse to get up and do something for five minutes. You don't have to create a huge opus. The audience is very receptive so it's a low-risk, I think."