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Story last updated at 5:11 PM on Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January Arts events


Jim Lavrakas

At Renn Tolman's annual New Year's Eve dance, above, left to right, Jenny Edwards and Rick Foster get ready to change back to their original partners with Dave Stutzer and Dotti Foster.

With local galleries and the Pratt Museum taking January or the week off, there are no First Friday shows and receptions opening this week. Here is a rundown of upcoming art events for this month:

Bunnell Street Arts Center

106 W. Bunnell Ave.

Heidijo in concert

5 p.m. Sunday; admission is "pay as you go"

Jazz singer and pianist Heidijo performs.

Dude Descending a Staircase and other films,

by Michael Walsh and

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Film Department filmmakers

6 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. films, Jan. 18

Homer filmmaker Michael Walsh shows some of his recent films as well as documentary and experimental films from others associated with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Film Department.

Community Recreation

Mariner Theatre, Homer High School

600 E. Fairview Ave.

Telluride MountainFilm Festival

7 p.m., Jan. 19 and Jan 21; admission is $10 a person per show

Selected films from the Telluride MountainFilm Festival about adventure, international travel, environmental awareness and mountaineering show over two nights.

For descriptions and show times of the 15 films, visit


Homer Council on the Arts

344 W. Pioneer Ave.

HCOA Annual Meeting and Arts Awards

6 p.m., Jan. 20

The Homer Council on the Arts holds its annual meeting, with election of board members, updates on programs and presentation of its annual Arts Awards.

Percussion Workshop with Eddie Wood

10 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m., Jan. 21

1-4 p.m., Jan. 22; admission is $75 for HCOA members, $90 general public

Homer musician Eddie Wood presents a two-day percussion workshop with emphasis on hand and finger drumming, improvisation and ensemble exercises. The workshop is limited to 18 participants and open to musicians 15 years and older.

For information, email Wood at rumbalaska@yahoo.com.

Capitol Steps

Mariner Theatre, Homer High School

600 E. Fairview Ave.

7 p.m., Jan. 29; admission is $35 HCOA members, $40 general public

Now in its 31st year, originally formed by staff members to U.S. senators and Congress members, the Capitol Steps started at a Christmas party for Sen. Charles Percy. Skewering political figures across the spectrum, they parody politicians in a unique blend of songs and skits. The Capitol Steps have recorded more than 30 albums, including their latest, "Desperate Housemembers" and "Barackin' Around the Christmas Tree." They've been featured on national TV, and can be heard on National Public Radio stations during their "Politics Takes a Holiday" radio specials.