Story last updated at 4:11 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2002

Arts News
Theater camp takes stage

Pier One Youth Theatre presents its Skills Camp Production Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Pier One Theatre on the Homer Spit. The production is the culmination of three weeks of theater camp, conceived by the kids at camp and directed by Kathleen Balsemo, Laura Forbes and Paul Jones. Nineteen local kids attended skills camp this year and will present scenes from plays, performance art, dance, and new this year, a short movie they have written and produced themselves. Tickets are $7 general admission with discounts for kids, seniors and families. For reservations, call 235-7333.

Acoustic rocker coming

Acoustic rock artist Andy Baker performs in Seldovia at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Seldovia Village Tribe Tent. Baker's high-energy sound has been heard from Anchorage to San Diego, and his original songs are inspired by travels from Zambia to New Zealand. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, call 234-7614.

Marimba music returns

Homer's marimba band juJuba performs a no-smoking concert at Alice's Champagne Palace tonight at 7:30 p.m. The band includes Laura Patty, Stu Schmutzler, Jenny Carroll and Paul Dungan with guest artists Michael and Osha Breez, Judith Carter and Karen Yoshitomi. This group of eight will be just coming back from a concert in McCarthy and will also be teaching marimba workshops in Homer on Friday and Saturday. A youth workshop will be held at the Homer Boys and Girls Club on Friday. Call 235-2772 for more information. An adult beginning workshop will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact 235-3697 for more information and to register. Tickets for the Homer concert are $12 per person and are available at the Homer Bookstore and the Homer Council on the Arts. For more information, call 235-4288.

Chilean musician to play

Andres Condon, a musician, composer, producer and sound engineer, will perform a concert at the Bunnell Street Gallery on Saturday at 8 p.m. Condon's music is derived from the sounds of nature, and has been described as somewhat "New Age," with South American style and rhythm. He has performed in Homer several times before and has always filled the house.

Performing with Condon will be Navino Galow on vocals and Amaru Parra on percussion. Tickets are $14 general admission, $12 for gallery members, with discounts for seniors and youth. For more information, call 235-2662.

Booksigning on tap

Sally Lesh, author of "Lunch at Toad River, Moving to Alaska" will be on hand at the Homer Bookstore on Friday for a 7 p.m. signing of her chronicles of the 12,000-mile journey with her eight children in the late '50s. Lesh, now 80, traveled up the Alaska Highway in a school bus. For more information, call 235-7496.