Arts

  • Shamwari Marimba Ensemble of Homer plays at the Colony Stage at the Alaska State Fair, Palmer, last Friday. From left to right are Jim Levine, Jenny Stroyeck, Julia Clymer, Michael Armstrong, Sue Post, Karl Stolzfus, Greg Fries, Jackie Forster and Stephanie Leib-Migdal. ...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:17am
  • Build week for the 11th annual Burning Basket starts Sept. 7 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit and continues through Sept 13. Hours are noon-8 p.m. daily. This year’s basket, Grow, is presented to the community at 1 p.m. Sept. 14 with a potluck at 6 p.m. The basket is then burned at sundown. A com...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:14am
  • Homer’s improvisational theater group, Fresh Produce, returns in a new incarnation, Fresh Produce 2.0. The group includes Martin Zeller, Johnny Hamilton, Tara Schmidt and Peter Kaufmann. Fresh Produce 2.0 performs at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 and 6 at the Art Barn, behind 1060 East End Road. Admission is ...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:13am
  • Poet, teacher and activist Carolyn Forché reads at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Kachemak Bay Campus. Forché coined the term “poetry of witness,” and frequently writes about the most devastating events of the 20th century. She is the author of “Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witn...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:12am
  • A closing reception for “Ocean’s Lament” is 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Homer Council on the Arts. Sponsored by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, the show invited artists to submit works made of marine debris. Meet some of the artists and learn about the upcoming CACS CoastWalk beach cleanups...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:11am
  • The Seldovia Craft Invitational Chainsaw Carving Competition starts at 8 a.m. Friday at the Gateway Pavilion near the small boat harbor. Chainsaw artists start preparing logs Thursday night, but the chips begin flying Friday morning. Artists have until 1 p.m. to create their works. A silent auction ...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:10am
  • The Pratt Museum holds a closing celebration for “Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi: The Dena’ina Way of Living” on Friday. At 7 p.m., Lake Clark National Park cultural anthropologist Karen Evanoff presents “Ye’uh Qach’ Dalts’iyi: What We Live on from the Outdoors.” Evanoff, a Dena’ina...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:09am
  • If anyone ever gets around to writing a history of Pacific Northwest popular music, a little town on Kachemak Bay will get critics wondering, “What the heck is in the Homer water?”  From a generation of millennials who grew up here in the mid-2010s has emerged a handful of bands and musicia...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:08am
  • Endurance hiker and author Jennifer Pharr Davis speaks about her hikes and her book, “Called Again,” at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Homer Public Library. The 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, in 2011 Davis hiked the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail in 46 days becoming the fastest person to...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:15pm
  • Pier One Theatre’s summer season continues with four plays opening this weekend. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Aug. 28, 29, 30 at the little theater on the Homer Spit. All shows are “pay as you can,” with tickets available at the Homer Bookstore or at the Pier One box office. For mor...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:13pm

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