Story last updated at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2002

Arts & Entertainment
Aug. 22-24 -- Fresh Produce Improvisational Theater, 8 p.m., The Art Barn. Admission. 235-6589.

Aug. 22 -- Three-Legged Mule, variety, 9 p.m., Duggan's Waterfront Pub.

Aug. 23-29 -- "Austin Powers Goldmember," PG-13, Fri.-Thurs., 6 p.m., "K-19 The Widowmaker," PG-13, 8:15 p.m., Homer Family Theatre. Admission.

Aug. 23- Sept. 1 -- "W;T," Thurs., 7:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 8:15 p.m., Pier One Theatre. Admission. 235-7333.

Aug. 23-24 -- The English Bay Band, 10 p.m., Duggan's Waterfront Pub.

Aug. 23-24 -- The Deadend Cowboys, 10 p.m., Alice's Champagne Palace. $2 cover.

Aug. 24 -- Poetry Slam, 7 p.m., Alice's Champagne Palace. $5 for audience, free for participants.

Aug. 24 -- Tim Heimbold or Susan Ward, live, 8-10 p.m., Kharacters.

Aug. 25 -- Three-Legged Mule, variety, 9:30 p.m., Kharacters.

Aug. 27 -- Ani DiFranco, 8 p.m., Colleen Coadic opening, Mariner Theatre. Sold out.

Aug. 28 -- Hobo Jim, Alaska variety, 9 p.m., Alice's Champagne Palace. $2 cover.

Aug. 28 -- Homer Council on the Arts pre-design architectural meeting, community-wide meeting, 7 p.m., Homer Council on the Arts. 235-4288.

Aug. 30 -- Presentation by Sven Haakanson, Gordon Pullar on their work with "Looking Both Ways," an exhibit of Alutiiq tradition, 5 p.m., Homer Council on the Arts; 6:15 p.m. reception at the Pratt Museum.

Aug. 31 -- Vessel Landing and Beach Ceremony, 10 a.m., Homer Spit behind Pier One Theatre; Community Potluck, 12:30 p.m., Pratt Museum.

Aug. 31 -- "An Evening of Native Dance and Heritage," 7:30 p.m., Mariner Theatre.

Sept. 7 -- Danny Godinez Band, benefit for Cook Inlet Keeper, 10 p.m., Alice's Champagne Palace. Admission. 235-1921.

Sept. 7 -- "Three Guitars" concert, acoustic guitar-playing of classics, jazz, Gordon Rowland, Mary Wright, Matt Yaki, 7:30 p.m., Mariner Theatre. Benefit for Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Admission. 235-6667.

Ongoing and Future Events

Through Sept. 3 -- "Russian Renaissance," Russian watercolors and acrylics, Picture Alaska Art Gallery.

Through Sept. 3 -- Recent works by Erik Behnke, Latitude 59.

Through Sept. 3 -- Paintings by Gail Niebrugge, Art Shop Gallery.

Through Sept. 3 -- "Architectural Details," home-related art by various artists, Homer Council on the Arts.

Through Sept. 3 -- Landscape oil paintings by Jim Buncak, Fireweed Gallery.

Through Sept. 3 -- Ceramics Invitational with Carl Bice, Steven Godfrey, Carla Potter, Bunnell Street Gallery.

Through Sept. 3 -- "New Paintings", by Erica Miller, Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery.

Through Sept. 15 -- "Facing the Elements," outdoor art exhibit, Pratt Museum grounds. 235-8635.

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.

Oct. 11. -- Iris Dement, country-folk, 8 p.m., Mariner Theatre. Admission. 235-1921.