Homer Features

  • Alaska author Don Rearden signs his novel, “Raven’s Gift,” from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday at the Homer Bookstore. The dark and powerful tale is a survival story set in Alaska in the wake of a flu pandemic. Rearden was recently featured on “Talk of Alaska,” discussing his years growing up in south...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 1:42pm
  • Artists Jon and Jona Van Zyle visit the Art Shop Gallery from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Part of its annual Alaskan Summer Artist series, Jon Van Zyle shows new posters and there will be some surprises from Jona Van Zyle. The Art Shop Gallery is at 202 W. Pioneer Ave....

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 1:41pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra’s Summer Music Festival starts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with a Garden Party fundraiser at the former Fritz Creek Gardens, Mile 8.5 East End Road, with music by the Arete Trio. Tickets are $30 and include hors d’oeuvres and champagne. The Madison String Quartet performs 7...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 1:40pm
  • Homer writer Tom Kizzia’s “Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier” works as something of a Rorschach test. What the reader sees in the story of the Pilgrim family’s Bush experience might reflect the reader’s own expectations of Alaska. The book cou...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 1:35pm
  • Outrageous Jazz, a production of Pier One Theatre, showcases some of the finest jazz musicians in the state in performances. The Karen Strid Quartet Plus 2 performs main stream jazz and features Dale Curtis on trumpet; Brenda Vulgamore-Hune, vocals; Jim Davis, sax; Heidi Herber...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 12:47pm
  • On the Homer side of Kachemak Bay, finding a good, short hike can be a challenge. Across the bay, Kachemak Bay State Park has some marvelous hikes — if you have a boat and can afford a water taxi. If you’re a visitor or local, the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies has a little gem of a hike off...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 12:42pm
  • The R.E.C. Room (the Resource and Enrichment Youth Co-op) seeks youth actors for a teen suicide prevention and awareness short film. Filming will take place the week of July 29 to Aug. 2 at Homer High School. To act in this film will only be a one-day commitment during this week. To sign up, call th...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:02pm
  • Anchorage artist and author Barbara Lavallee visits the Art Shop Gallery from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Part of the gallery’s annual Alaskan Summer Artist Series, Lavallee shows her new print, “Tying the Quilt.” The gallery also has a selection of her books, her 2014 calendar and prints and origin...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:01pm
  • Blank, a local improvisational troupe, performs at 8 p.m. July 25 at the Art Barn, behind 1060 East End Road. Blank describes itself as “Homer’s finest, 100-percent organic, home-grown, gluten-free, whole-wheat, fire-resistant improvisational troupe.” Admission is $1. Blank also is GMO free an...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:01pm
  • Started in 1987, and held in locations as diverse as Heath Street and even Homer High School, the Homer Council on the Arts Street Faire once again is held at its current location on Hazel Avenue, offering a day of arts and crafts vendors, food booths, activities and music. Now in its fourth year at...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 4:59pm

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