A theatrical tribute to Rachel Carson, author of "Silent Spring," will be presented in Homer on Oct. 2 at the Mariner Theatre starting at 7 p.m. The one-woman play, titled "A Sense of Wonder," will be performed by Kaiulani Lee in celebration of the life and work of Carson on the 40th anniversary of the publication of her book. The dramatic presentation depicts the story of one woman's love for the natural world and her fight to defend it, as well as the story of Carson's role as a reluctant public figure on behalf of the environment. The book, published in 1962, revealed the degree to which pesticides and other man-made chemical products were significantly damaging. Tickets for the show, presented by the Pratt Museum, the Alaska National Maritime Wildlife Refuge and KBBI, are $7 for museum and KBBI members, $10 for regular admission. Children under 13 get in free. Tickets are available at the museum, the Homer Bookstore, KBBI and the Homer Council on the Arts.
The Anchor River Inn is hosting a party Saturday at 9 p.m. and all are invited, provided you wear pajamas or "extremely weird clothes." Providing live music will be Three-Legged Mule, and there's free food and dancing. A $7 cover will be charged, and all are invited to bring cameras. Call 235-9421 for more information.
Poetry reading set
Nationally touring spoken-word artist Fern Dayve delivers a soul-strengthening serving of poetry from around the world in a performance sponsored by Era Aviation at the Bunnell Street Gallery at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Drawing from a repertoire of 95 poets of diverse cultures and ages, Dayve adds Homer to a tour that includes the University of Alaska Anchorage. Admission is $10 general admission, $8 for gallery members.
'Fall Soiree' coming
The Anchorage Festival of Music will present its fall season Soiree Concert of Piano Trios at the Bunnell Street Gallery. The concert will be held on Oct. 5 with refreshments provided starting at 7:00 p.m. and music following at 7:30 p.m. Players will include Dawn Lindsay on violin, Ira Glansbeek on cello and Juliana Osinchuk on piano. The program will feature Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. Tickets are $16 general, $14 members, $15 seniors. For more information, call the Bunnell Street Gallery at 235-2662.
Pratt seeks donations
The Pratt Museum is now seeking donations for entries to the Ritz2002 Art Show, and the deadline for entries is Friday. The show will be on display at the Pratt Museum from Sept. 27 through Nov. 2. Anchorage artist Steve Gordon will critique the artwork and select several pieces to be awarded prizes. There will be a Ritz2002 preview reception with awards in mid-October. The Ritz2002 gala auction will be held on Nov. 2 at the museum. Call Heidi Stage at the museum, 235-8635, for more information.
Salsa dance class offered
The Studio will offer Latin partner dancing lessons at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the studio on Bunnell Avenue. Clean shoes are necessary, but a partner is fine. Admission is $5
Paper art workshop set
A series of six workshops will be offered at the Coyote Bend Studio (1.2 Mile Highland Drive) with artist Kim Terpening beginning Sept. 28 and running through Oct. 20. Topics include Japanese marbling on paper, decorative box construction, handmade books and other projects using basic scanning and computer technology as well as other techniques. All of the paper embellishment classes can be combined with the box and book-making classes or done separately. Cost is $35 to $75 per class. Call Kim at 235-4083 to register and receive a brochure.
Southern tunes coming
You may have seen the Alma Andina band at the Alaska State Fair, but this week they are in Homer, playing South American music. Catch it at Alice's Champagne Palace at 10 p.m. Saturday. $3 cover.