Juneau-Douglas High School Band Concert, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6:30-8:30, JDHS. The JDHS Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band will be performing their 2nd concert of the year. Pay-as-you-can admission. Proceeds support Juneau high school music programs.
What's Happening the week of Dec. 13-19 121317 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly Juneau-Douglas High School Band Concert, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6:30-8:30, JDHS. The JDHS Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band will be performing their 2nd concert of the year. Pay-as-you-can admission. Proceeds support Juneau high school music programs.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Story last updated at 12/13/2017 - 4:14 pm

What's Happening the week of Dec. 13-19

Steel Magnolias, until Dec. 31, Perseverance Theatre. Go to for showtimes and tickets. Review in the Dec. 6 Capital City Weekly.

Juneau-Douglas High School Band Concert, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6:30-8:30, JDHS. The JDHS Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band will be performing their 2nd concert of the year. Pay-as-you-can admission. Proceeds support Juneau high school music programs.

Advent Lunch, Thursday, Dec. 14, 12-1 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Hosted by the Cooperative Church Council. The program will be “Orthodox Christmas” by Fr. Stephen from St. Nicolas Orthodox Church. Donations from a lunch of home-made soups, breads and holiday cookies are given to the Glory Hole. There will also be Christmas music and carols.

Woosh Kinaadeiyl Poetry Slam & Open Mic, Friday, Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m., Heritage Coffee, downtown location. Free.

Evening at Egan: “Indigenous Language & Health,” Friday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Egan Library. Presented by X’unei Lance Twitchell, UAS Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages, and Dr. Alice Taff, UAS Affiliate Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages. This talk will focus on the notion that there is a causative, beneficial link between ancestral Indigenous language use and the health of the user, and Indigenous Theory — the need for indigenous wellness in order to foster language revitalization movements.

Christmas Arts & Craft Fair, Saturday Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 17, 12-5 p.m., Hand crafts, lighted glass blocks, snowmen, stocking gifts, ornaments, placemats, aprons, wreaths, Seahawks items, jewelry, skin care, candles, clothing, cosmetics, oils, baked goods, knitted items, kitchen items, garden art, vintage items and more.

Quitting sugar and processed foods, Saturday, Dec. 16, 4-6 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library. Listen to a speaker who has quit added sugar and processed foods for the past 12 months. Become a member of a team reinventing flavors in healthy foods. Free.

Winter Wipeout Music Festival, Saturday, Dec. 16, 7-11:30 p.m., JACC. L.A.-based Dankrupt will perform, as will Juneau’s Gamble and High Costa Living. The Tongass Tokers will open. Tickets available through This is a fundraiser for Southeast Alaska Cancer Connection. See a feature article in the Dec. 6 Capital City Weekly for more info.

December Barn Dance, Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., St. Ann’s Parish Hall. December’s Barn Dance features live music by the old time band Rumblefish. Tom Paul will teach and call contra and square 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. Tickets at the door.

Holiday Pops, Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., UAS; Sunday, Dec. 17, 4 p.m., JACC . Tickets at, the JACC, and Hearthside Books.

Juneau-Douglas Shrine Christmas Party, Sunday, Dec. 17, 1-4 p.m., Juneau Masonic Center. The Juneau-Douglas Shrine Club will host a Christmas Party for all of the Capital City. There will be food, treats, presents for the kids and a chance to get a picture with Santa. Check out their Facebook page for more information.

Arts Roundtable, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 5 p.m., JACC. Come to the monthly Roundtable meeting to talk about how to foster the arts community in Juneau. Artists, art organizations, and any interested community members are welcome to contribute ideas and comments.

Around Southeast

Talk: Young Rural Women Lead Social Transformation in Traditonal, Tribal Balochistan, with Dr. Quratul Ain Bakhteari. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 5 p.m., KTOO Studios/360 North. Dr. Bakhteari, a midwife from Pakistan, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, given a TEDx talk, and is the founder of the Institute for Development Studies and Practices. Hosted by the Juneau World Affairs Council.

Sitka - Holiday Tourney, Thursday, Dec. 14-Saturday, Dec. 16, Sitka High School. Individual game tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. Tournament passes are $30 for adults and $10 for students.

Sitka - Maritime Talk, Thursday, Dec. 14, 6-7 p.m., BeAK restaurant. Sitka Maritime Heritage Society and Jerry Dzugan present a talk on the life of Captain Pihl (Peel), a Southeast Alaska liquor policeman turned bootlegger, commercial fisherman, gold mine owner, vessel charter operator, saloon owner and myth-weaver.

Sitka - Christmas Carnival, Saturday, Dec. 16, 1-4 p.m., Blatchley Middle School. Fundriaser by the Gajaa Heen Dancers. Games for families and children of all ages include bouncy house, fish bowl game to win a pet fish, Christmas ornament making and a cake walk. The first 25 kids through the door receive a surprise holiday gift bag.

Petersburg - Clausen Museum Christmas open house, Sunday, Dec. 17, 1-3 p.m., Clausen Museum, 201 Fram St. Points of Light Art Show with local artists, entertainment, food and drink. Winning raffle ticket will be drawn.

Skagway - The Ugly Sweater Family Xmas Dance, Saturday, Dec. 16, 5-8 p.m., Recreation Center.

Every Week

Gift wrapping station, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through Dec. 24, Juneau Arts and Culture Center. A gift wrapping station, complete with spacious tables, wrapping paper, ribbons, labels, tape, scissors – everything needed for convenient and easy wrapping, is set up in the JACC for everyone to use. Donations will be accepted for this service.The JACC also has packing materials and USPS flat rate boxes available, and will get packages to the post office for you, to make holiday chores easier and away from peeking eyes.

Sing the winter blues away sing along, weekly on Tuesday until Dec. 19, 5:30 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church. Free community sing along.

Christmas tree and wreath sale, weekly on weekdays until Dec. 23, Fred Meyer. Sale benefits the Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain high schools swim and dive teams. Douglas firs: $35. Noble firs: $35-$130. Grand firs: $40-$50. Nordam firs: $50-$60. Wreaths: $40.

Drive-in Christmas cartoons, Nov. 24-Jan. 6, 4:30-11 p.m., Juneau Urgent Care, 8505 Old Dairy Rd. The film will be projected on the side of the building. Tune in to 97.9 FM for audio. Free.

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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