Events Calendar – Oct. 5

WedOct5

Zumba
• 6:30 a.m. Aqua Zumba- The Bay Club, Maria 
• Zumba 11 a.m.-noon, Midtown Cafe, Maria 
• 5-6 p.m., Midtown Cafe, Maria 
• 6:15-7:15 p.m., The Bay Club, Jena 

PROCUREMENT MATTERS
• 12- 1 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse and Tavern. The Economic Impact of Local Suppliers
Open to the Public Lunch is $12, $14 for non-members. RSVP for the optional lunch by contacting 235-7740 or membership@homeralaska.org. Sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce.

Homer Cycling Club Monthly Meeting
• 6:30 p.m. Room B103 Homer High School. Come and join in with other local cyclists as we plan winter
activities and next summer’s non-motorized fun.

Alibi open at 4 p.m. Full menu is back!!
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199. 

Open mic with Mike Fairman
• 8:30 p.m. Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road 

Tim Heimbold Solo
• 10 p.m. Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer, 235-1455.

Country Karaoke w/ Danny Lee
• 8 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Salty Dawg 
• Open daily at 11 a.m. on the Homer Spit

Homer Theatre’s 8th Annual Documentary
2 p.m.: Buck
4 p.m.: Project Nim
6 p.m.: Elmo
8 p.m.: Interrupters

ThurOct6

Zumba
• 9 a.m. Aqua Zumba, The Bay Club, Maria 
• 5:30-6:30 p.m. Zumba, The Bay Club, Maria 
• 6:30-7:30 p.m. Zumba Toning, The Bay Club, Maria 
Brown Bag Lunch: Fisheries & Foraging Fulmars
• noon – 1 p.m. Islands & Ocean Visitor Center Pack your lunch and join Martin Renner for a discussion on the role of climate change and commercial fisheries on pelagic seabird distribution in the North Pacific.

Alibi open at 4 p.m. Full menu is back!!
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199. 

Kevin Worrell
• 7 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Ribeye Specials Thursday, $16
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Johnny’s Substandard Variety Show
• 10 p.m. Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer, 235-1455.

Luke Smith
• 9 p.m. Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road 

Salty Dawg 
• Open daily at 11 a.m. on the Homer Spit.

Homer Theatre’s 8th Annual Documentary
2 p.m.: 1 am
4 p.m.: 3D – Care of Forgotten Dreams
6 p.m.: Senna
8 p.m.: Project Nim

FriOct7

First Friday Art Gallery show
Damselfly Salon & Boutique
• 5 – 7 p.m. 601 E. Pioneer Ave., Suite #110. 235-4805.

Homer Middle School salsa performance
• 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., all community members and parents of Homer Middle School students are invited to attend our Salsa Performance. This performance is the culmination of two, intense weeks of salsa instruction given to our students through the Artist in Schools program with Eddie Wood.

Picture Alaska
• 5-7 p.m. Presents  An Invitational Watercolor Show of Paintings from Across the Kenai. Artists include Tara Alverson, Melinda Hershberger, Dr. Steve Hileman, Renee Jahnke, Marlyn Kramer, Pamela Mersch, Michael Murray, Georg-anne Phillips, Lynda Reed, Donna Schwanke, and Gwen Thomas.

Alibi open at 4 p.m. Full menu is back!!
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199. 

Kevin Worrell
• 8 p.m. • AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Johnny’s Friday Matinee 
• 5-7 p.m. Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer,  235-1455.

Mariner Football Travels to Juneau
HHS vs Thunder Mountain
Playoffs-Semi-Final
Friday- October 8th 6:00 pm

Grits and Gravy
• 10 p.m. Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer, 235-1455.

Live music with Iron Mermaid
• 9 p.m. Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road 

Salty Dawg 
• Open daily at 11 a.m. on the Homer Spit

CONTAGION Rated PG13
• 6 p.m. Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart. Director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) assembles a strong ensemble cast including Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Lawrence Fishburne and Gweneth Paltrow.

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Rated PG13
• 8:30 p.m. This is a romantic comedy set in Paris about two young people who are engaged to be married and have experiences there that change their lives. It’s about a young man’s great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better. It stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni, among others.

SatOct8

Homer Playground Project’s garage sale fundraiser
• 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. High school commons. Grab a bargain and see our new playground design draft!
Homer Community Cleanup
• 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Bring appropriate clothing, a mug for coffee and a five gallon bucket if you have one to spare. Sponsored by Alaskan Coastal Studies, call 235-6741 for more information.

Alibi open at 4 p.m. Full menu is back!!
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199. 

Yellow Cabin
• 9 p.m., AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Billy Strain solo
• 10 p.m., Kharacters

Rick Brooks
• 9 p.m., Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road 

Salty Dawg 
• Open daily at 11 a.m. on the Homer Spit

CONTAGION Rated PG13
• 3:45 and 6 p.m. Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart. Director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) assembles a strong ensemble cast including Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Lawrence Fishburne and Gweneth Paltrow.

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Rated PG13
• 8:30 p.m. This is a romantic comedy set in Paris about two young people who are engaged to be married and have experiences there that change their lives. It’s about a young man’s great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better. It stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni, among others.

SunOct9

Kids eat free all day with purchase of adult entree
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949. 

Football Fever! We’ve got your team and $1 Draft Molson!
• Tavern open at 9 a.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949. 

Salty Dawg 
• Open daily at 11 a.m. on the Homer Spit

Alibi open at 4 p.m. Full menu is back!!
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199. 

Tyler Munns Cabaret
• 8:30 p.m. Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

CONTAGION Rated PG13
• 3:45 and 6 p.m. Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart. Director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) assembles a strong ensemble cast including Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Lawrence Fishburne and Gweneth Paltrow.

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Rated PG13
• 8:30 p.m. This is a romantic comedy set in Paris about two young people who are engaged to be married and have experiences there that change their lives. It’s about a young man’s great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better. It stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni, among others.

MonOct10

Zumba
• 5:15- 6:15pm  Zumba, Community School’s Green Room, Maria
• 6:15-7:15, The Bay Club, Jena

Prime Rib Dinner $21
Monday Night Football
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949. 

Alibi open at 4 p.m. Full menu is back!!
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199. 

Monday Night Football and Taco bar.
• Food at half time. Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road 

Salty Dawg 
• Open daily at 11 a.m. on the Homer Spit

CONTAGION Rated PG13
• 6 p.m. Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart. Director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) assembles a strong ensemble cast including Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Lawrence Fishburne and Gweneth Paltrow.

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Rated PG13
• 8:30 p.m. This is a romantic comedy set in Paris about two young people who are engaged to be married and have experiences there that change their lives. It’s about a young man’s great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better. It stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni, among others.

TueOct11

Zumba
• 9 a.m. Aqua Zumba, The Bay Club, Maria 
• 11 a.m.-noon, Midtown Cafe, Maria 
• 5-6 p.m., Midtown Cafe, Maria 
• 6:15-7:15 p.m., The Bay Club, Jena 

Alibi open at 4 p.m. Full menu is back!!
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199. 

Texas Hold’em poker w/ Jason
• 6 p.m. – midnight. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse, 120 Bunnell Ave. 235-9949

Craft night, music by Milo Matthews
• 10 p.m. Kharacters
Salty Dawg 
• Open daily at 11 a.m. on the Homer Spit

CONTAGION Rated PG13
• 6 p.m. Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart. Director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) assembles a strong ensemble cast including Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Lawrence Fishburne and Gweneth Paltrow.

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Rated PG13
• 8:30 p.m. This is a romantic comedy set in Paris about two young people who are engaged to be married and have experiences there that change their lives. It’s about a young man’s great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better. It stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni, among others.

Upcoming

Girl’s Night Out with Chippendales
• 8 p.m. Oct. 20 Alice’s Champagne Palace.

National Wildlife Refuge Week.
• Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Sea Life of the Aleutians
• Oct. 15, 2 p.m. Octopuses Run Wild
• Oct. 14 and Oct. 15 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Refuge on the Air.

Saving Fuel on Your Recreational or Charter Boat
• 6:30-8 p.m. Islands and Ocean Visitors Center. Co-sponsored by Cook Inletkeeper

“Greenfire, Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time”
• 7-8:15 p.m. Oct. 27 Islands & Ocean Visitor Center. The first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Admission is free.

“ArtQuest”
• Thursdays from 4-5 p.m., Oct. 6 through Dec. 1. Art classes for children in school grades 3-8, taught by certified art teacher Marie Alexson.Fee for the series of 8 classes is $80. Homer Council on the Arts, 355 West Pioneer Ave. For information call 235-4288

Introduction to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) & The North Pacific Fishery Management Council Process
• Join Sea Grant and NOAA staff along with members of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) Advisory Panel to discuss the basics of NEPA, the NPFMC process, and how to effectively participate in decisions that affect your fisheries, livlihoods, and communities.
Oct. 13, 5-7p.m. Homer United Methodist Church- 770 East End Road

Homer Ocean Boogie
5th Annual benefit for the Alaska Marine Conservation Council
Live bluegrass, live auction, and silent auction. Tickets $15; Oct. 15, Alice’s Champagne Palace; 7p.m.

Other

Pioneer Clubs
• Wednesday nights 6:30 – 8:20 p.m., Christian Community Church. This midweek club for kids ages 4 years – 6th grade is held October
through April at Christian Community Church, 3838 Bartlett St. 235-8291.

Pratt Museum
WINTER HOURS
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 12 noon-5 pm. Closed Mondays
 
FISH FEEDINGS
Every Tuesday & Friday at 4 pm, Marine Gallery
Help feed the intertidal creatures in the aquaria.  Fish feeding is fun, free and all are welcome!
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR
ANCIENT RITZ: A NIGHT ON THE NILE
Saturday October 1 through Saturday November 5, or while they last
Tickets for the annual Ritz auction fundraiser go on sale October 1 and will remain on sale until the Ritz event on Saturday November 5or until they are sold out.  To purchase tickets please call or stop by the Museum or the Homer Bookstore. This year’s theme is Ancient Ritz: A Night on the Nile.  Proceeds from the Ritz auction help support the exhibits and education programs at Pratt Museum.
 
CSI MEETS INDIANA JONES:
HOW ARCHAEOLOGISTS HELP SOLVE CRIMES
Thursday October 6, 7-8pm, Lower Level Gallery
We’re all familiar with television programs that figure out whodunit through careful crime scene analysis. But how do police officers know what to look for? How do they interpret the results? For some types of information, anthropology plays a big role! Join us as Alaska’s State Archaeologist, Dave McMahan, explains the role anthropology plays in training law enforcement officials and helping solve crimes. 
 
FIRST FRIDAY RITZ ART PREVIEW EXHIBIT     OPENING RECEPTION 
Friday October 7, 5-7pm, Special Exhibits Gallery
This exhibit will be on display through November 3 and allows visitors to preview the art to be auctioned at the Pratt’s annual Ritz fundraiser.  The theme for 2011 is Ancient Ritz: A Night on the Nile and the auction event will be held Saturday November 5.  Tickets go on sale October 1, please call or stop by the museum or the Homer Bookstore to purchase tickets. 
 
NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY CELEBRATION
Saturday October 15, 12noon—3pm, Lower Level Gallery
Come celebrate National Fossil Day and Earth Science Week at the Pratt with local experts Geoff Coble and Lee Post.  Bring your fossils for identification or just to share with the community.
 
FREE ADMISSION TO CELEBRATE ALASKA DAY
Tuesday October 18, 12noon-5pm, All Galleries
Pratt Museum celebrates Alaska Day with free admission! Stay for fish feeding at 4 pm. 
 
TREASURE OR TRINKET
Friday October 21, 4-6 pm, Lower Level Gallery
Bring your small metal object for an informal elemental analysis and discover the true metal makeup of the object.
 
TRICK OR TREAT THE HOMESTEAD CABIN
Monday October 31, 4-6pm, Historic Harrington Homestead Cabin
The Pratt invites families to put on their Halloween costumes and trick or treat the homestead  cabin.  All ages are welcome, especially children in Kindergarten through grade 6.
 
 
CURRENT EXHIBITS
BOREAL BIRCH:
ART AND SCIENCE IN THE NORTHERN FOREST
July 1 through October 2, Special Exhibits Gallery
This exhibit will feature work by three of Alaska’s best known artists—Margo Klass, Barry McWayne, and Kesler Woodward—who have worked together for two years with University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist Kimberley Maher to produce this exhibition exploring Alaska’s birch trees from a variety of perspectives.  In their paintings, photographs and mixed media sculpture the three artists “talk” with one another and with their scientist partner about birches, presenting this signature feature of the boreal forest as image, symbol and natural element.  The artwork will be accompanied by interpretive materials and commentary from the scientist and educational        materials related to the exhibition will be available for classroom use and online.
 
EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Various education programs are taking place throughout the year at the Pratt.  Check out our
website for more details, www.prattmuseum.org and click on our calendar of events.

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