This weekend, Homer Council on the Arts transforms Homer High School’s commons and gymnasium into a winter wonderland holiday bazaar. The annual Nutcracker Faire offers shoppers the opportunity to browse the aisles of local arts, crafts, educational items and food, as tiny ballerinas, mice, flowers and candy canes make their way through the hallways in between ballet performances.
Step out of the snow and cold and into the warmth and light during December’s First Friday receptions. All receptions run from 5-7 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
At times it was hard to believe that the word-power and masterly crafted emotional grit coming off the K-Bay Caffe stage Saturday night was from such young poets. Using the natural rhythms and cadence of the spoken word, they delved deep into relationships, history, family and tragedy. They did it with humor, grace and above all, style.
Ptarmigan Arts gallery members are in the midst of their third-annual Back Room Gallery Exhibit and Scholarship Auction. The silent auction features artwork and other items donated by local and statewide artists, individuals and businesses.
The name “Mothers Superior” may not immediately bring to mind a varied cast of Homer musicians, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Alice’s this weekend. Led by guitarist and producer Steve Collins – a staple of local band Holy Santos Gang – the group of 17 musicians is taking on the Beatles’ acclaimed White Album. All of it.
This week Bunnell Street Arts Center and Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic’s R.E.C. Room will present Brave New Alaskan Voices, a national slam troupe from Anchorage. BNAV works with youth to develop literacy through poetry and performance by providing opportunities for performance, workshops, individual mentoring and community cultivation.
Homer’s Wearable Arts fashion show is an adventure in color, texture and creativity. Artists from around the state showcase unique creations ranging from wild and crazy to more mainstream.
“By the time kids in Homer graduate, they may have experienced 10 different types of art by 10 different artists at 10 different key developmental stages,” said Asia Freeman, local administrator of the State’s Artists in Schools program.
Walk into Wasabi’s Restaurant this Saturday, and you’ll step back in time to a period when peace, prosperity and the arts flourished near Paris. It’s all part of the Pratt Museum’s 28th year of “Putting on the Ritz;” this time, with a Moulin Rouge flair.