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  • Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave. On Hockey, sculpture and other works by Michael Conti 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., artists talk...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:51pm
  • With some galleries on winter hiatus, only three of the regular art galleries have first Friday openings. Fireweed Gallery remains closed until Feb. 13, but a new venue picks up the slack: the Homer Public Library. In a reception, new Homer photographer Susan Johnson shows photographs from a residen...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:48pm
  • Canadian quartet TorQ performs on concert marimba and vibraphone in a concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Mariner Theatre. Tamba Hadzi, Homer’s all-women African marimba group, opens for TorQ. Sponsored by the Homer Council on the Arts, tickets are $10 youth, $20 HCOA members and $30 general admissio...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:45pm
  • In conjunction with “Marie Antoinette’s Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball,” ticket holders can attend free mask-making workshops from noon-4 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 15 at Bunnell Street Arts Center. The ball is 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 21 at Second Star Luxury Lodging on Kachemak Drive. Featuring food, a burl...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:44pm
  • Poems in Place, a collaboration between the Alaska Center for the Book, Alaska State Parks and a steering committee of poets and writers and residents of Alaska, will place a poem written by an Alaska writer in each of the seven regions of the Alaska State Park’s system. This year’s Poems in Pla...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:43pm
  • At Bunnell Street Arts Center’s annual Jazzline dance performance, choreographer and director Jocelyn Shiro puts together a show that challenges the abilities of dancers ages 9 to adults.  Shiro has been teaching and directing dance long enough that students who danced as children have now re...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:40pm
  • Fat bikes. Fat-tire bikes. Snow bikes. Omni-terrain vehicles. Ask Chase Warren and they’re all the same. They also are the centerpiece of the Big Fat Bike Festival 2015. Warren and other members of the Homer Cycling Club have created a festival agenda that begins Friday and continues through Sunda...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:41pm
  • Update: This article has been updated with a note at the end of the article noting that tilapia fish are illegal to grow in Alaska. In midwinter when Homer seems gray and gloomy, the prospect of fresh vegetables at the Homer Farmers Market can’t come soon enough. Two growers experimenting with aq...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:55pm
  • The Betster always finds the Lower 48 response to a big East Coast blizzard amusing. If a winter storm that in Alaska we’d call “a minor irritation” threatens the Northeast, people go into full-on snowpocalypse mode. Well, some people. The Betster knows most seasoned New Englanders react like ...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:26pm
  • Artists working in the media of choreography, crafts, folk and traditional arts, literary arts/scriptworks, and performance art can apply until March 1 for Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Awards. These $7,500-$18,000 grant awards go directly to artists to support activities that advance creati...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:00pm

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