The Sitka Sound Big Band will highlight this year’s Rat Pack-themed New Years gala sponsored by the Sitka Historical Society. Society director Hal Spackman and Fine Arts Camp director Roger Schmidt discuss the 50s-60s music on tap for the event. (7 PM Saturday, December 31, Harrigan Centennial Hall, includes prime rib or seafood dinner, $75 per plate, tickets at Old Harbor Books.)

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