ArtsUp! What's happening in Juneau this week?

Events for the week of Thursday, November 5 – November 11, 2015

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Thursday, November 5

6pm-8pm                  Beginning Ceramics The Canvas Community Art Studio and Gallery, contact 586-1750 or

6:30pm-9pm            Drawing From Life (Nov 5, 12, 19, 26) The Canvas Community Art Studio and Gallery, contact 586-1750 or

9pm-1am                                    AbbyOke Karaoke McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill, 907-789-0501 – 21+

9pm-1am                                    Open Mic Night with Teri Tibbet Alaskan Hotel & Bar, – 21+

7pm                            Sweeny Todd Perseverance Theatre, 914 3rd st, Douglas, AK – $16-32


Friday, November 6 FIRST FRIDAY

4pm-4:30pm            GCI First Friday w/ Hospice&Homecare 118 Seward St – FREE

4:30pm            JAHC First Friday Gallery Reception JACC, 586-2787 – FREE

5pm-8pm                  First Friday Events Downtown see attached list

6:30pm-7:30pm      Learn to Skate: Youth/Adults Juneau Skating Club, – pre-register online

7pm-8:30pm            Evening at Egan: An Animate World Egan Library – FREE

7pm                            First Friday Jazz SALT, 200 Seward St – FREE

7pm-10pm               Ballroom Dance: City of Lights – PARIS! JACC contact 586-ARTS – pay as you can or $10

10pm-1am                Pauly Shore LIVE Suite 907 – $25/35 – 21+

10pm-1am                Live Music: Alex Kotlarsz McGivney’s Bar Valley Location, 907-789-0501 – 21+

7pm                            Sweeny Todd Perseverance Theatre, 914 3rd st, Douglas, AK – $16-32


Saturday, November 7

10am-12pm             DRAW Open Studio The Canvas Community Art Studio and Gallery, contact 586-1750 or – $20 + tax

10am-2pm                Ski Swap Centennial Hall,, contact – $5 or 12 and under FREE

10:30am-12pm       The Disaster Cycle: A Panel Presentation Juneau-Douglas City Museum, 114 W 4th St, 586-3572 – FREE

11am-12pm             Zipadeedoodah Family Concert Northern Light United Church, 400 W 11th St, 586-2656 – $3-5

11:30am-3pm          Mendenhall Library Grand Opening

12pm-1pm               CRITIQUE The Canvas Community Art Studio and Gallery, contact 586-1750 or – FREE

12pm-5pm               Lions Club Annual BBQ McGivney’s Bar Valley Location, 907-789-0501 – $15

2pm-3:30pm            SNOvember – Film Series Gold Town Nickelodeon, 171 Shattuck Way, contact – $10

4:30pm-6:30pm      Climate Action Movie Series: This Changes Everything Gold Town Nickelodeon, 171 Shattuck Way – $10

7pm-9pm                  Retail Therapy: Fashion Show Fundraiser for JAMHI Suite 907, contact 523-8001 – $10-15

7:30pm-9:30pm      Taku Winds Concert JACC, contact – $5-15

9pm-10:30pm         SNOvember – Film Series Gold Town Nickelodeon, 171 Shattuck Way, contact – $10

10pm-1am                Live Music: BRAD & Friends McGivney’s Bar Valley Location, 907-789-0501 – 21+

7pm                            Sweeny Todd Perseverance Theatre, 914 3rd st, Douglas, AK – $16-32


Sunday, November 8

11am-1pm                Weekly Ukulele Jam TK McGuire’s Lounge (Prospector Hotel), 375 Whittier St., 586-3737

2pm-4pm                  Pickup Ultimate Frisbee TMHS Turf Field – suggested donation $5

4:30pm                      Sweeny Todd Perseverance Theatre – $16-26

6pm-8pm                  International Folk Dance studio at The Alaska Club (downtown), 586-5773 – FREE

7pm                            Juneau Cabaret Rockwell Ballroom, contact 723-7960 – pay as you can – 21+


Monday, November 9

5:30pm-7:30pm      Mishima Technique For Ceramics (Nov 2 & 9) The Canvas Art Studio, contact 586-1750 or

6:30pm-9pm            Landscape Drawing (Nov 9, 16, 23, 30) The Canvas Art Studio, contact 586-1750 or


Tuesday, November 10

5:30pm-7:30pm      Beginning Ceramics (Nov 3, 10, 17, 24) The Canvas Art Studio, 586-1750 or

6:30pm-7:30pm      Planetarium: Black Holes Have No Hair Marie Drake Planetarium, 500-2941 – FREE

7pm-9pm                  Mudrooms: Shenanigans Northern Light United Church, 400 W 11th St – $7 cash


Wednesday, November 11

5:30pm-8:30pm      Fly Rod Building Demo (Nov 11, 18, 25) The Canvas Art Studio, 586-1750 or

7pm-9pm                  Weekly Old Time Music Jam Alaskan Hotel & Bar Balcony, – 21+ FREE

7pm-10pm               Ski Film Bar Night Louie’s Douglas Inn – 21+ – FREE

7:30pm                      Sweeny Todd Perseverance Theatre – $16-26

9pm-11pm               Pickup Ultimate Frisbee Diamond Park Fieldhouse – suggested donation $5


This calendar is brought to you by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, a membership organization.

Become a member today. Call 586-2787 or join online at

Add your event to the Community Calendar:, click on link listed below the Community Calendar


Weekly Meetings/Support Groups:


Most events are re-occurring each week!

Thursday                   5:30pm-7pm            Family Time Valley Library – all ages

5:30pm-7pm            Family Support Group NAMI, 9000 Glacier Hwy, Suite 201

5:30pm-7:30pm      Peer-to-Peer Education Program KTOO, Egan Drive, 1st Floor Conf. Room, 463-4251 – registration required


Friday                         —-


Saturday                    9am-1pm                                    Community Emergency Response Team Course Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center, 2601 Sherwood Lane

10am-2pm                FREE Flu Vaccine UAS Campus, Glacier View Room

3pm-4pm                  Red Cross Pillowcase Project: Emergency Preparedness Training for Children Juneau Douglas City Museum, 114 W 4th St

3pm-5pm                  Joint Garden Club/Primrose Society Meeting Downtown Library meeting room


Sunday                       3pm-5:30pm            Holiday Pops Rehersal JACC main hall


Monday                     12:05pm-1pm         Taku Toastmasters Club Federal Building – 5th floor conference room 541

6pm-7pm                  Tlingit Language Learners Group Downtown Juneau Public Library (large conference room)


Tuesday                     6pm-9pm                  Community Emergency Response Team Course Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center, 2601 Sherwood Lane

6:30pm-9pm            Guidance Through Grief Bereavement Support Group Bridge Adult Day Center, 1803 Old Glacier Hwy

6:45pm-9pm            Holiday Pops Rehersal JACC main hall



Wednesday              10am-11am              “Write For Your Life” Mendenhall Valley Library

12pm-1pm               Capital Toastmasters of Juneau Weekly Meeting, Room 115 of the Alaska Office Building at 350 Main Street (the building between to State Office Building and the Dimond Courthouse Building)




Cultural Corridor – Willoughby, Whittier, Glacier Ave


Juneau Arts & Humanities Council: “Two Stone Guys ” by Lou Cacioppo & Bob Koenitzer, and “Grit” by MK MacNaughton

350 Whittier Street


Unusual stones and creative minds. This show features new and old stone sculptures created by Lou and Bob. Many of the pieces are made from Alaskan marble and limestone from Southeast Alaska. Lou is a master artist, creating unique works of art from alder, cedar, plaster, and stone. Lou’s masks/sculptures represent an astonishing variety of themes, prompting one friend to say, “I think every time he blinks, he sees a different vision.” Through portrait sculpture, Lou creates visual links that portray the underlying feelings and emotions of everyday life. His art addresses changes in the modern world, changes so vast and rapid that man can scarcely adjust. Bob creates stone art that is visually pleasing by highlighting the natural features in each piece of stone. Most of Bob’s art is made from Alaskan stone gathered on Prince of Wales Island, near Juneau, and on Northern Chichagof Island. Sculpt Alaska creations include stone vessels, abstract sculptures, garden basins, and candle lamps. Bob also carves masks from stone and wood.

Also at the JACC: MK MacNaughton’s continually rotating show “Grit” features local working Juneauites! This weeks portrait is Gabriel Meachum, underground miner. MK swaps portraits and descriptions out every Monday.


Coppa: MK MacNaughton

917 Glacier Ave #102


MK MacNaughton will exhibit new oil paintings featuring Southeast Alaska lighthouses and aerial wetlands landscapes at Coppa for the month of November. MK will be at Coppa from 4-6pm to greet the public and answer any questions. Stop by to see new work and learn about her upcoming classes, holiday gift cards, and art catering opportunities. Coppa is open 6:00am-9:00pm on Friday.

Show hangs through November.


Front St


Alaska Robotics Gallery: Karen Luke Fildes

220 Front Street

4:30 – 7:00pm

Karen Luke Fildes is a magical wizard that the Alaska Robotics crew is extremely excited to have! Her striking work will be on display through November, and it’s Karen’s first time to Juneau. She is an exceptional artist, a gifted educator, and also Marian Call’s mom! Also, Karen will teaching a life drawing workshop at The Canvas, Saturday, November 7th. Sign up at Alaska Robotics and The Canvas!

Show hangs through November.


Trickster Company: Ronnie Fairbanks of Klawok

224 Front Street

4:30 – 7:00pm

Trickster Company will be featuring Tlingit/Tsimshian/Chippewa artist Ronnie Fairbanks of Klawock, AK. Ronnie is currently a Native Arts Carving teacher at the Craig Middle and High School in Craig, Alaska. Ronnie will be demonstrating some of his work in the gallery, and has brought along with him a variety of art mediums – art prints, bandanas, hoodies and a few surprises! Stop by to meet this amazing Southeast artist and grab some goodies!

Ronnie in gallery First Friday only, art hung through November.


Annie Kaill’s: Barbara Lavallee, Alice Tersteeg, Jim Hopkins, & Sydne Williamson.

244 Front Street

4:30 – 7:00pm

Annie Kaill’s will be featuring 4 incredible artists: Barbara Lavallee, Alaskan artist & illustrator; Alice Tersteeg, artist; Jim Hopkins, ivory jewelry; and Sydne Williamson, upcycled furniture. Barbara Lavallee will be releasing a new print “Family Tree” and also showing her original paintings and personalizing her beloved children’s books. Alice Tersteeg brings a new collection of portraits from around Juneau titled “Personalities.” Jim Hopkins uses fossilized walrus and mammoth ivory for his necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Sydne Williamson is a Juneau artist who “upcycles” old furniture… refinishing, repainting, and redefining to create beautiful, functional pieces with a new lease on life!

More information and examples of work by all 4 guest artists at!

Show hangs through November.


Hearthside Books: Larisa Manewal, Southeast Alaska: A Photographic Journey

254 Front Street

4:30 – 7:00pm

Larisa Manewal will be Hearthside’s guest author for November. She and her father co-wrote a gorgeous book entitled Southeast Alaska, A Photographic Journey. Larisa will be signing at the downtown location from 4:30 to 7:00.

First Friday only.


Front Street Community Health Center: Open House

225 Front Street, Suite 202

4:30 – 7:00pm

The Front Street Clinic will be hosting an Open House to welcome their new Medical Provider, Cyndi Mattoni FNP. Stop by to meet Cyndi, learn about the Clinic’s services and fundraising campaign, and enjoy refreshments while viewing the artwork of Michelle Morrell and Charles Rohrbacher. We welcome contributions of new socks to our Sock Drive for persons experiencing homelessness in Juneau.

First Friday only


Seward & 4th St


Sealaska Heritage Institute: John Hagen, Renee Culp, Selena Beierly, Mary Folletti, and Eagle Raven Dancers

105 S Seward St


Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Sealaska Heritage Store will host featured artists and a dance group at the Walter Soboleff Building for First Friday. Artists will include John Hagen, Renee Culp, Selena Beierly and Mary Folletti, and the Eagle Raven Dancers will perform in Shuká Hít—the clan house. During the First Friday reception from 4:30-8 p.m., SHI will offer free admission to the exhibit, “Enter the World of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian Peoples” and Shuká Hít, and the store will offer special discounts.

First Friday only.

GCI Downtown Store:

118 Seward St


GCI’s downtown store will be featuring Hospice and Home Care of Juneau kicking off their annual Light Up a Life fundraiser. Stop by and purchase an ornament to decorate the Hospice Christmas tree that will be displayed through the holidays at the Nugget Mall. All purchases are tax deductible donations and help fund hospice in our caring community. Come by to Light Up a Life and enjoy refreshments between 4 and 6:30 p.m.!

First Friday only.


Rookery: Chris Miller, Photographer

209 Seward St


Peoch-a-Labour: Alaskan and French Commercial Fishing The Rookery will be featuring large format photographs by local professional photographer Chris Miller, a selection of his commercial fishing photographs from the last 3 years. The photographs revolve around his work documenting commercial fisheries in Alaska and the French region of Brittany. The Alaska work includes imagery of Southeast, Alaska seining, dungeness crab, and golden king crab, pollock trawling in the Bering Sea, Red King Crab fishing on the pack ice in Nome, and Togiak herring. The French work focuses on fisheries for monkfish, lobster, rock crab, sea bass, langoustine, and abalone farming.

Show hangs through November and December.



The Canvas: “Anadromous” with Doris Alcorn, Steve Cole, Andreana Donahue, Jessica Hahnlen, Andres Jones & John Lyman

223 Seward St


Feature Artists: Dorris Alcome, Steve Cole, Andreana Donahue, Jessica Hanlen, Andres Jones, and John Lyman.

This November, The Canvas will be exhibiting work centered on the art of fly-fishing from six artists. The work ranges from utilitarian handmade bamboo rods and decorative Spey flies, to paintings and abstracts inspired by the fish that are such a strong base to the way of life in Southeast Alaska.

Show runs through November.


Juneau Douglas City Museum: “Communities, Disaster and Change,” plus on-going exhibits “Disasters at Home” and “The SS Princess Sophia’s Last Voyage”

114 W 4th St


This November First Friday is the exhibit opening for “Communities, Disaster and Change” plus on-going exhibits including “Disasters at Home” and “The SS Princess Sophia’s Last Voyage”.

“Communities, Disaster and Change” is a traveling exhibit, coordinated by the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, and framed by the 50-year anniversary of the devastating Good Friday Earthquake that struck Alaska on March 27, 1964. It includes work by 28 Alaskan artists addressing the theme of natural disasters’ effects on their communities.

Two related, free events happen the following day, Saturday, November 7th. Coffee & Collections: The Disaster Cycle is a panel presentation from 10:30-12 noon, led by the Disaster Program Specialist from the American Red Cross, with representatives from agencies in town who work together to support the community before, during and after a natural disaster. The Red Cross Pillowcase Project is a preparedness education program for children in grades 3 – 5, which teaches about personal and family preparedness, local hazards, and basic coping skills. This runs from 3-4 pm on November 7th, and pre-registration is encouraged to confirm a spot, as space is limited. Please contact the Museum at 586-3572 to sign up. If there is enough interest, additional programs will be scheduled to accommodate.

Shows run through November.


Franklin Street


Rainforest Yoga: Yoga of Gratitude, Bev Ingram

174 S Franklin St # 202


Rainforest Yoga will offer an hour of yoga, from 5:15 to 6:15 pm on November 6 led by Bev Ingram.  It will focus on some heart openers, standing poses, and ending with a restorative pose. A growing body of research shows that practicing gratitude is truly amazing in its physical and psychosocial benefits. All are welcome.  Rainforest is located above Gold Town Theater in the Emporium Mall.  Each First Friday features a different teacher and style.  Gift certificates and memberships make a great gift and will be available for purchase before and after class.

First Friday only.


Juneau Artist’s Gallery: Mark Vinsel & Dianne Anderson

175 S Franklin St


Mark Vinsel and Dianne Anderson, husband and wife members of Juneau Artists Gallery will be featured artists for November, opening event on First Friday the 6th, with refreshments 4-7pm, at 175 South Franklin St, Juneau. They will display artwork from their July Artist-in-Residence at the Gruening Cabin, Amalga Harbor (out the road). They had the honor of being chosen for this experience, sponsored by Alaska State Parks from a nation-wide application process. Each will donate one piece of art to the State Parks collection. Mark will exhibit watercolors painted on site and framed in his handmade local wood frames. Dianne worked in drawing media then oil and will showcase the painting to be donated. She will also premiere her new product line: “Paper Moon” – hand-made papers for crafting.


Juneau Artist Gallery is open year-round Tues- Sat 11-6 PM and staffed by artist members.

Show hangs through November.

Kindred Post: “Growing Upwords” by Christy Namee Eriksen and Photobooth by Darin Donohue

219 S Franklin


Kindred Post welcomes you to November First Friday! Christy NaMee Eriksen releases new screen prints in the fourth year of her series “Growing Upwords: Things My Son Said.” We will also have a photo booth installation will be Darin Donohue, and live music by Tom Locher, Ericka Lee, and Dara Rilatos.

For more info on Kindred Post: , .

First Friday only.


Alaska Brewing Depot: Smoked Porter Release & Live Music by Soul Review

145 S Franklin St


The Alaskan Brewing Company Depot will be showcasing the release of our 2015 Smoked Porter, along with our seasonal beer, Winter Ale. To round off our trio of beers, we will also be serving our White IPA. Tastings available for those 21 and over. We will have great live music, performed by Soul Review. There will also be light snacks available! Come say hi!

First Friday only.


Fairweather Gallery: Storewide Sale

207 S Franklin St


Fairweather’s first First Friday storewide SALE! Everything in the store is at least 10% off and as much as 50% off! Enter to win the First Friday drawing for a basket of goodies (no purchase necessary). Fairweather is a local gallery full of excellent art and fine crafts as well as clothing, jewelry and more. Don’t miss their Alaska Women are Extra Tough shirt collection with art by Colin Herforth (Papa Fairweather)!

First Friday only.


Ooak Gallery: Leslie Wagner of Sitka Spruce Design

175 S Franklin St (Senate Mall)


OoAk Gallery will be featuring local printer Leslie Wagner (Roo) of Sitka Spruce Design. She will be showing and discussing her variations of linoleum prints as well as her prints on textile pieces. Her passion for design is derived from a love of nature as she strives to create simplistic flowing pieces that compliment their surroundings.

First Friday only.