Karla Freeman memorial show opens at KBC
Salmonfest isn’t about the fish.
Since 1990, Pittsburgh, Pa., band Rusted Root has been shaking up the music scene like a magnitude-9 earthquake in a rickety log cabin. Though they’ve performed concerts in Anchorage and elsewhere in Alaska, for the first time ever Rusted Root performs at Salmonfest, the three-day festival of fish, fun and music held Friday-Sunday at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, Ninilchik.
Classical concert is next week
As a singer-songwriter, Nikos Kilcher said he always wants his songs to hit the streets in tuxedos, not rags.
Tahitian dance group Te’arama visits Kenai Peninsula on tour
Salmonfest hopes to leave festivalgoers with memories of fish, love and music while leaving behind as little waste as possible.
The lunch rush is over, but there’s still a steady stream of customers through the door of Cosmic Kitchen on a recent Friday afternoon. Over the banter of diners and clatter in the kitchen and interruptions that include buying some fresh halibut, owners Sean Hogan and Michelle Wilson take a break to talk about their newest endeavor.
HCOA presents dance and aerial festival
For three days at the beginning of August, thousands of people will fill the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik for Salmonfest, a celebration of “fish, love and music.”
Library book group meets
‘Shoot for the Stars’ picnic
Given the powerful influence of the Alaska landscape, wildlife and people, it should be no surprise that Alaska artists draw inspiration from the great land. Shows this month explore Alaska in all its aspects, with some approaches a bit surprising and even subversive.
Art Shop Gallery
Pier One Theatre’s big Broadway musical, “Chicago,” opens 7:30 p.m. Friday and continues July 1-2, 6-9 and 12-15. All shows are at 7:30 p.m. Set in 1920s Chicago, the musical tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail.
He’s got a famous name, a passion for music and a love for Jesus. This Saturday at the end of the Homer Spit, John Lee Hooker Jr. will share his own blend of gospel funk music and a story of redemption.
Johnny B. show starts
In her show “Emergence,” now on exhibit at the Homer Council on the Arts, Astrid Friend’s paintings have a soft focus. Her images appear like the Kenai Mountains clouded in wispy fog. Colors from her palette reflect the light of winter, pale blues and pinks from a low sun. Some paintings have a stark contrast, though, sharp lines and bold geometric shapes that Friend said she used in her black-and-white film photography.
Seldovia once again offers a weekend of music and art around the summer solstice. Sponsored by the Seldovia Arts Council, the 17th annual Summer Solstice Music Festival runs June 22-25 at Homer’s village neighbor on the south shore of Kachemak Bay.
For attendees at the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, listening to keynote addresses can be like panning for gold at an Alaska back road tourist attraction. You have to pay to get in, and sometimes you don’t find much to take home. Open-to-the-public readings bring writers and poets out into the community, but the opening talk is just for the conference goers. Most keynote speakers deliver inspiring talks, though.