Story last updated at 2:12 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2002

Arts & Entertainment
May 9 - Sea Chanties and storytelling, 7 p.m., Salty Dawg Saloon.

May 9-12 - "Short Flights of the Imagination," one-act plays presented by Pier One Theatre, May 9-11, 8 p.m.: May 12, 4 p.m. Smoky Bay Learning Center on Bunnell Avenue. Admission. 235-7333.

May 9 - Open mike, 9 p.m., Alice's Champagne Palace.

May 9-15 - "The Rookie", G, Fri., Mon.-Wed.: 6 & 9 p.m., Sat.-Sun: 3, 6, 9 p.m. Homer Family Theatre. Admission.

May 10 - Rev. Poorchild, original guitar and harmonics, 8-10 p.m., The Living Room Coffee House.

May 10 - Gallery Migration, bus tour of Homer galleries with finale at Homer Council on the Arts, live entertainment, desserts, 6:30-11 p.m., Homer Council on the Arts building. Admission. 235-4288.

May 10 - Alaska Children's Choir concert, 7 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church. Admission.

May 10 - George Kahumoku, Jr., slack key guitarist, 8 p.m., Alice's Champagne Palace. Admission.

May 10 - Hoo Doo, dance music, 9 p.m., Down East Saloon.

May 11 - DJ Tubs, 10 p.m., Alice's Champagne Palace.

May 10-11 - Loose Gravel, variety, 10 p.m., Duggan's Waterfront Pub.

May 11-12 - Kachemak Bay Quilt Show, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission. 235-7023.

May 11 - Tim Heimboldt/Susan Ward, singer-songwriters, 8-10 p.m., Kharacters.

May 11 - Arts and Education Faire, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Homer High School

May 11 - The Banana Slug String Band, reggae to rap fun for kids of all ages, 4-6 p.m., Mariner Theatre. Admission. 235-4288.

May 11 - Karaoke and open mike, 8 p.m., The Living Room Coffee House.

May 11 - Comedy Variety Night, 9 p.m., The Living Room Coffee House. 235-9421.

May 12 - Three-Legged Mule, variety, 9 p.m., Kharacters.

Ongoing and Future Events

Through June 5 - "What the Sea Gives Back," beachcombing art by Michael Armstrong, Homer Council on the Arts.

Through Sept. 15 - "Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People," cooperative exhibit by the Alutiiq Museum of Kodiak and the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Arctic Studies, the Pratt Museum.

Through June 5 - "Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society 2002 Spring Show," and "Dos Tierras," works in clay by Eliz Olivella and Jorge Pablo, Fireweed Gallery.

Through June 5- "Works on Paper Exhibition ," juried statewide show, Bunnell Street Gallery.

Through June 5 - "Designs on Nature, The Hiking Series," acrylics by R.W. Tyler, Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery.

Through June 5 - "Just for the Paint of It," projectile paintings, The Living Room Cafe & Gallery (next to Don Jose's).

Through June 5 - Black and white photos by Libby Bushell, Latitude 59.

Through June 6 - Judi Rideout's pastel paintings, Picture Alaska Art Gallery.

Through June 5 - "Transitions," originals and prints by Ed Tussey, Art Shop Gallery.

June 13 - Ellis Paul and Vance Gilbert, time TBA, Alice's Champagne Palace. Admission.

June 21-22 - Seldovia Summer Solstice Folk Music Festival, workshops and performances by various local and national performers. Admission. 234-7612.

June 23-27 - Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference, sponsored by the Kachemak Bay Campus of the Kenai Peninsula College at Land's End Resort. Early registration through May 15. Admission. 235-7743.