Starting Friday. For complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com.
“Whiplash” — Thursday- Sunday. Synopsis: A first-year music student (Miles Teller) wins a seat behind the drums in a jazz band led by a teacher (J.K. Simmons) who uses fear and intimidation to push his students to perfection.
Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.
Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.
The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in images of natural or urban subjects that they find artistically inspiring or intriguing.
A scientist once noticed a connection between the stress that tides inflict on the planet and the number of small earthquakes that happen in some areas when that pressure is greatest. She saw a pattern to these earthquakes leading up to great tsunamis. A graduate student is now looking for a similar signal in Alaska.
Two new exhibitions exploring the boundaries of painting and performance art open at the Anchorage Museum Friday, Jan. 30. Petersburg artist Ashley Lohr’s solo exhibition, “Perceptions,” and “It Could Go Either Way,” a video installation by New York artists Marian Ghani and Erin Ellen Kelly, each explore contemporary themes using diverse media.
SITKA – The Sitka Summer Music Festival has purchased Stevenson Hall, on the historic campus of the former Sheldon Jackson College. The $431,000 deal gives the festival ownership of a permanent home for the first time in its 43-year history.
I’ll admit it: I was expecting a play about Martin Luther King, Jr. — running to coincide not only with Martin Luther King Day, but also the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches — to feel sort of like an after-school special or a live-action museum piece.