NEA Big Read Kick Off and Keynote Alaskan Authors Panel, Friday, Sept. 29, 5-7 p.m., Alaska State Library.
What's Happening the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3 092717 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly NEA Big Read Kick Off and Keynote Alaskan Authors Panel, Friday, Sept. 29, 5-7 p.m., Alaska State Library.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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What's Happening the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3

An Evening at SALT, Thursday, Sept. 28, 6-8:30 p.m., SALT. Featuring an Alaskan inspired dinner by SALT’s award winning Chef Lionel Uddipa, live music by pianist Rob Cohen, and silent and dessert auctions. Tickets required, $100/person. Please call 586-1203 to purchase.

NEA Big Read Kick Off and Keynote Alaskan Authors Panel, Friday, Sept. 29, 5-7 p.m., Alaska State Library.

UAS Evening at Egan: When the Barge Stops Running, Friday, Sept. 29, 7-8 p.m., UAS Egan Library. Southeast Alaskans are heavily reliant on the barge system for food delivery. Listen to a talk about food security including: reliable access, cost, accessing food in socially and cultural appropriate ways, reflecting food choice, ethnic and cultural identity, concerns about food safety and shortages, and social and environmental threats to local and national food supplies. Free.

Sealaska Heritage Tinaa Art Auction, Friday, Sept. 29, 7:30-10 p.m., Centennial Hall.

Skagway Burlesque Meets Juneau, Friday, Sept. 29, 9-11 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 p.m.-12 a.m., Red Dog Saloon. Join Skagway Burlesque for their Juneau premiere. Burlesque, variety, and live music. Tickets at: Doors open an hour before show time.

Create Your Life Vision Board Workshop, Saturday, Sept. 30, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Juneau Yacht Club. Create a vision board that can transform your life in this full-day immersion designed to lead you into discovering your authentic self, core clarity and ideal outcomes. Registration required. More info:

Rotary Bulbs Garage Sale, Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Alaska Electric Light & Power. Proceeds from the bulb sales go into community service projects and programs.

Princess Sophia Historical Cruise, Saturday, Sept. 30, 4-7 p.m., Auke Bay Harbor Master. Orpheus Project and the Pioneers of Alaska cruise to Vanderbilt Reef in Lynn Canal, the resting place of the S.S. Princess Sophia wreckage. $75 early bird rate until Sept. 15, $85 after.

Recover, Costume Ball and Silent Auction, Saturday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.-midnight, Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Hosted by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Juneau affiliate and the Great Bear Recovery Collective for Recovery Month. There will be music, a costume contest, a create-your-own-mask table, mocktails (fancy non-alcoholic cocktails), and items to bid on in the silent auction. Free admission.

Insomni-ACTS, Saturday, Sept. 30, 7-9 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Several one-act plays are written, directed, rehearsed, and teched within 24 hours, all culminating in one night of performances. If interested in doing more than just watching: JDLT’s fast-paced theatrical experience is looking for writers, directors, performers, and crew for the show. Volunteers and participants are being accepted up until Sept. 29. Tickets at the JACC, Hearthside Books, & $15 adults, $10 senior, student, child.

9th Annual Hasty Half Marathon, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, Sunday, Oct. 1, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sandy Beach. Sharing the Joy of Running, Friendship and Community. All proceeds from this event will go to NAMI Juneau. More info: Sandy Hasty 907-321-5359 or

Free Film at Gold Town Theater - The Snow Walker, Sunday, Oct. 1, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon. The Snow Walker is a 2003 Canadian survival drama film written and directed by Charles Martin Smith and starring Barry Pepper.

Around Southeast

Sitka- Sitka Tells Tales, Thursday, Sept. 28, 7-8:30 p.m., Beak.Live storytelling. Theme is “Point of No Return: Stories When There is No Turning Back”. Music is by the Balkan Conspirators.

Ketchikan-Last Cruise ship, Saturday, Sept. 30.

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

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.

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.

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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