Johnny B.’S Rhythm Of The North
June 14-Sept. 20
1, 3 p.m.
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
Pier One Fundraiser
7:30 p.m. June 16 and 17
Fresh Produce Improvisation
7:30 p.m. June 18 and 19
Youth Theatre sharing performance
3, 7 p.m. June 24
7 p.m. June 25
Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
7:30 p.m., July 1-3, 7-10, 14-16
Grace and Glorie
7:30 p.m., July 22-24, 28-30
Seldovia Solstice music
fest is June 16-19
More than a splash of color appeared on the Star Car Wash building over the June 3 weekend as Anchorage mural group Spellar started and completed the first mural in Bunnell Street Arts Center’s Peonies on Pioneer public art project.
Peonies on Pioneer, a brainchild of the Homer Chamber of Commerce Pioneer Revitalization task force and Bunnell’s current artist-in-residence Kady Perry, came about after Freeman read Perry’s proposal for a “compelling” public mural project, said executive and artistic director Asia Freeman.
auditions this weekend
Auditions for The Drunkard, a melodramatic morality musical to be performed the second and third weekends in September, will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Mariner Theatre. There are roles for all ages and the cast will ultimately be about 25 people. If you have questions, or conflicts with the audition times please contact Laura Norton at 299-2453.
Last summer’s Paint In live-art series at the Homer Elks Lodge returns for First Friday this month. Artist and sign painter Dan Coe is joined by his son David as they each paint a large canvas on the back deck of the Elks Lodge. The action starts at 5 p.m., and paintings will be auctioned at 9 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Elks Scholarship Fund.
In 2003, writer and journalist David Holthouse plotted to kill a man — the Bogeyman. He’d bought a throwaway pistol and silencer, and he’d go up to the man who raped him when Holthouse was 7 and put three bullets into his head.
Instead, Holthouse wrote an essay.
“Stalking the Bogeyman” shows one time only at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Mariner Theatre, part of the University of Alaska Anchorage Theatre and Dance Department’s tour. The play premiered in Asheville, N.C., in 2013, and played Off Broadway in 2014.
‘Made of Salmon’ reading is Friday
Authors from the anthology “Made of Salmon: Alaska Stories from the Salmon Project” hold a reading at 6 p.m. Friday at the Homer Public Library. Editor Nancy Lord and contributing authors Rich Chiappone, Kirsten Dixon, Jerre Wills and Michael Dinkel will read excerpts from their essays in the anthology.
‘Rhythm of the North’ starts next week
Birch trees, bugs and now bears. For more than a decade, the Pratt Museum has brought together scientists and artists to explore aspects of natural history, culture and science. Partnering with organizations like the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, the museum sponsors scientific talks and invites artists to learn about specific themes. Artists even do some hands-on science in Discovery Labs at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.
The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference will mark changing tides in the literary world and the Homer community with its 15th year.
Sarah Leavitt, a writer from Vancouver, British Columbia, will give the conference’s first workshops on graphic narrative. Leavitt’s first book, “Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me,” told the story of her mother’s illness by combining words with drawings. While Leavitt planned to write a memoir after her mother’s death in 2005, but she didn’t always plan for it to be in the style of a graphic narrative.
he partnership of Homer artists Skywalker and Brian Payne sounds like a romance novel tease. Can a storyteller-poet-dancer raised in a military family find true love, bliss, creative support and happiness with a Midwestern comic book writer? And can they thrive as artists in a small town at the end of the road?