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“100 Years of General Relativity,” Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7-8 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. Einstein published his famous theory in 1915. From gravity waves to time dilation every prediction has been verified. The large scale structure of the universe is emergent from the equations. The presentation will illuminate this scientific revolution. Followed by The Sky Tonight on the Spitz projector. Free.
What's Happening the week of Oct. 18-24 101817 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly “100 Years of General Relativity,” Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7-8 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. Einstein published his famous theory in 1915. From gravity waves to time dilation every prediction has been verified. The large scale structure of the universe is emergent from the equations. The presentation will illuminate this scientific revolution. Followed by The Sky Tonight on the Spitz projector. Free.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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What's Happening the week of Oct. 18-24

“100 Years of General Relativity,” Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7-8 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. Einstein published his famous theory in 1915. From gravity waves to time dilation every prediction has been verified. The large scale structure of the universe is emergent from the equations. The presentation will illuminate this scientific revolution. Followed by The Sky Tonight on the Spitz projector. Free.

Station Eleven book discussion, Thursday, Oct. 19, 12-1 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Egan Library room 211. A Big Read event.

Music performance: A Tribe Called Red, Thursday, Oct. 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Tickets can be purchased at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, Hearthside Books, and the Walter Soboleff store. To learn more about their upcoming performance, see Weekly article in the Oct. 11 issue.

Evening at Egan: “Zombies! Monstrous Allegory in a Time of Disaster,” Friday, Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast. Evening at Egan presentation with UAS Associate Professor of English, Sol Neely. Just in time for Halloween, Dr. Neely offers a reading of culture from the perspective of monsters it produces. This fun, multimedia presentation offers a genealogy of the zombie from its origins in colonial Haiti through it articulation by George A. Romero and the exploitation genre that it helped spawn.

Station Eleven book discussion, Saturday, Oct. 21, 11:30-12:30 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library. A Big Read event.

“The Heels Have Eyes: Halloween Drag Show!” Saturday, Oct. 21, 7-11:30 p.m., Rendezvous. Gigi Monroe presents a Halloween Drag Spectacular. “The Heels Have Eyes” will feature Juneau’s spookiest, hair-raising drag queens and kings. There’ll be a Scream Queen Contest - win cash prizes for the most blood-curdling scream. Doors at 7 p.m., showtimes 8 and 10 p.m.. Cover $8 at the door. Cash and card accepted.

October Barn Dance, Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:30 - 11 p.m., St. Ann’s Parish Hall. Featuring live music by the Taku Gaels. Odette Edgar will teach and call contra dances. No experience or a partner are necessary. Adults $10; age 25 and under and students $5; JVs, Americorps, etc. Free. Sponsored by Juneau International Folkdancers.

Juneau Symphony opening night, Saturday, Oct. 21, 8-10:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School. Concert conversation with conductor Troy Quinn one hour before the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, Hearthside Books, and at the door. There other performance will be on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 3-5:30 p.m. for the Big Read event. To learn more about the concert and the Juneau Symphony’s new additions, look to the article in this issue.

Sacred Harp Sing, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2-3:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church,. A collection of a capella, four part part hymns from the 18th and 19th century. Free.

6th Annual Frugal Fashion Show & Tea, Sunday, Oct. 22, 3-5 p.m., Moose Lodge. Fashion show with garments under $25. Anyone can model. There will be a high tea, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and Tea Hat contest. Tickets $20 each. Fashion show includes casual, business, formal, and best overall children’s categories in casual, school, and dress-up with a cash prize for best overall. Tickets and entry forms for models contact: fashiontea7@gmail.com or 957-2022.

Garlic Lover’s Fest, Sunday, Oct. 22, 4-6:30 p.m., Canvas Community Art Studio. Sponsored by the Juneau Garden Club: annual potluck with the opportunity to sample different garlic varieties. Free to the public.

Postmodern Jukebox, Sunday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Centennial Hall. Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox has staked a unique place in today’s music scene by reworking popular modern music into different vintage musical styles, especially early 20th century forms such as swing and jazz. General $45. Students $25.

Around Southeast

Haines - River Talk: “My Brush with Fame,” Thursday, Oct. 19, 7-9 p.m., Chilkat Center for the Arts.

Sitka - Book sale, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sitka Public Library. Friends of the Sitka Public Library holds its annual books sale.

Sitka - ALFA open house, Wednesday, Oct. 18 10-11 a.m., Sitka Sound Science Center. Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association hosts its third annual Alaska Day open house brunch and smoked seafood contest

Sitka - BrewFest, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m., Totem Square Inn parking lot. A beer garden, live music and a BBQ brisket cook off are included.

Sitka - Transfer Ceremony, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Castle Hill. The 1867 transfer ceremony reenactment follows the Alaska Day Parade which begins at 1:30 p.m. on Lake St.

Skagway - Fall Festival, Oct.20-22. The 2017 lineup of events includes an Artisan Craft Market, Zombie Walk Fundraiser, cooking & craft classes, cribbage tournament and more.

Ketchikan - Social Justice Reading Group, Mondays, noon-1 p.m., Ketchikan Public Library. Each week participants will discuss a short reading. The first book in the series is the 2016 National Book Award winner “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America” by Ibram X. Kendi. Call Lisa at 228-2304 for more information.

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.

OVERSET FOLLOWS: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.

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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