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Story last updated at 2:05 PM on Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Arts in Brief

Retelling of Orpheus legend opens at Pier One this weekend

Pier One Theatre presents "Eurydice," opening this weekend at the theater on the Homer Spit. In a reimagining of the Greek legend of Orpheus, the hero who seeks his lover, Eurydice, in Hades, playwright Sarah Ruhl tells the story from Eurydice's viewpoint. After dying on her wedding night, Eurydice goes to the dark underworld and meets her father. She must re-learn language and memory and make the decision to follow Orpheus back to the land of the living.

Directed by Casey Parrett and Alder Fletcher, the show plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and again at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9, 10 and 11. General admission is $10 with discounts available, on sale at the Homer Bookstore. For reservations, call 235-7333.

"Rhapsodically beautiful ... weird and wonderful," the New York Times called Ruhl's play. "A luminous retelling of the Orpheus myth, lush and limpid as a dream where both author and audience swim in the magical, sometimes menacing and always thrilling flow of the unconscious."

The cast includes Annalyn Brown, Johnny Hamilton, Katia Holmes, Sabrina Karwowski, Jake Marquardt, Tia Mitchell, Lindsey Schneider and Brian Strickland.

Missouri musicians perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bunnell

Missouri musicians Gloria Attoun and Michael Bauermeister perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Traveling from Nona, Mo., Attoun and Bauermesiter play original songs "about people, cars, life etc." on banjo, guitar, dobro and mandolin. Tickets are $15 or pay as you can.

'Paint Out' is this weekend

Artists are invited to paint, draw and photograph "en plein air" — outdoors — for the annual On the Scene in Homer Paint Out Friday to Sunday. The Paint Out begins with registration Friday at Bunnell Street Arts Center to sign in, find friends and get directions to suggested plein air sites. Paint all day Saturday and then get together at 7 p.m. for a potluck cookout at the Lakefront Cabin. On Sunday afternoon artists bring in work for an impromptu critique and show.

For more information, call Andy Sonneborn at (907) 301-7162 or Elizabeth Petersen in Homer at 299-2218.

Grandma's Hope Notes perform at AP Farmer's Market

In honor of the late Beulah Poindexter, Grandma's Hope Notes perform in concert at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Anchor Point Farmer's Market at the Anchor Point Greenhouse.

Fairbanks offers art commission

The city of Fairbanks in conjunction with the Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System (FMATS) has issued a request for qualifications and concepts, or RFQ/C, for public art to be commissioned in downtown Fairbanks. The budget is $300,000 and the request for qualifications and concepts can be viewed at http://bit.ly/Qpigeq. Responses to the RFQ/C must be submitted to www.callforentry.org. The deadline for submission is 10 p.m. Aug. 27. For more information, call Donna Gardino at djgardino@ci.fairbanks.ak.us or (907) 459-6786.