Arts

Artists Erik Behnke and Teresa Aldridge at their First Friday opening of Our Town, Oct. 7, 2022, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Christina Whiting/Homer News)

The art of ‘Our Town’

Local artists collaborate with a colorful exhibit of Homer’s iconic buildings and architecture

Artists Erik Behnke and Teresa Aldridge at their First Friday opening of Our Town, Oct. 7, 2022, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Christina Whiting/Homer News)
Silas Thibodeau and Dakota Wisnewski rehearse during a KCHS Marching Band practice on Aug. 18, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai bands debut with Halloween theme

“After nine weeks of practicing, they finally get their payoff.”

Silas Thibodeau and Dakota Wisnewski rehearse during a KCHS Marching Band practice on Aug. 18, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
The Christ Lutheran Church is seen on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Opera: Aggressive, refined, for everyone

The Performing Arts Society presents a recital by a baritone vocalist and a pianist

The Christ Lutheran Church is seen on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
“Evening Jam with Chuck” by Susan Biggs, hangs with its second place ribbon during the opening reception of the Kenai Art Center Biennial Juried Show on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, at the Kenai Art Center in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

A community reflected in art

Kenai Art Center unveils winners in biennial juried show

“Evening Jam with Chuck” by Susan Biggs, hangs with its second place ribbon during the opening reception of the Kenai Art Center Biennial Juried Show on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, at the Kenai Art Center in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Luke Macfarlane, left, and Billy Eichner in a scene from “Bros.” (Universal Pictures via AP)
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Luke Macfarlane, left, and Billy Eichner in a scene from “Bros.” (Universal Pictures via AP)
The cast of “The Music Man Jr.” rehearse on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, at Nikiski Middle/High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

‘Music Man Jr.’ premieres Friday

Performances will kick off with a dinner and show fundraiser for Kenaitze tribe

The cast of “The Music Man Jr.” rehearse on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, at Nikiski Middle/High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
A still from “Casting Maya,” a film about Ascension Bay on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is seen in this screenshot. From Pure Films, the short will be one of nine shown at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival on Aug. 10 in Kenai, Alaska. (IF4/flyfilmfest.com)

Anglers’ night out

Annual International Fly Fishing Film Festival returns to Kenai

A still from “Casting Maya,” a film about Ascension Bay on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is seen in this screenshot. From Pure Films, the short will be one of nine shown at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival on Aug. 10 in Kenai, Alaska. (IF4/flyfilmfest.com)
Triumvirate Theatre is seen on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in Nikiski, Alaska. The building burned in a fire on Feb. 20 of that year. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai council gives Triumvirate more time to build theater

The Kenai City Council voted last summer to conditionally donate a 2-acre parcel of city land near Daubenspeck Park and the Kenai Walmart

Triumvirate Theatre is seen on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in Nikiski, Alaska. The building burned in a fire on Feb. 20 of that year. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Viola Davis stars in “The Woman King.” (Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.)

On the screen: Women reign in latest action flick

‘The Woman King’ is a standout that breaks new ground

Viola Davis stars in “The Woman King.” (Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.)
Artwork donated for the Harvest Auction hangs at the Kenai Art Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Auction, juried show to showcase local talent

Kenai Art Center will host its annual Harvest Auction this weekend, juried art show next month

Artwork donated for the Harvest Auction hangs at the Kenai Art Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
From left: Lacey Jane Brewster, Terri Zopf-Schoessler, Donna Shirnberg, Tracie Sanborn and Bill Taylor (center) rehearse “Menopause Made Me Do It” on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Applause for menopause

Kenai Performers’ new play takes aim at ‘not the most glorious part of womanhood’

From left: Lacey Jane Brewster, Terri Zopf-Schoessler, Donna Shirnberg, Tracie Sanborn and Bill Taylor (center) rehearse “Menopause Made Me Do It” on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
A still from “Jazzfest.” (Photo provided)

DocFest could be the golden year of documentaries — again

Homer Documentary Film Festival returns for 18th year with solid mix

A still from “Jazzfest.” (Photo provided)
Festival producer Chris Miller on the site of Sacred Acre in Ninilchik. (Photo Courtesy David Stearns)

EDM festival debuts in Ninilchik this weekend

The Sacred Acre music festival will run Sept. 9-11 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds

Festival producer Chris Miller on the site of Sacred Acre in Ninilchik. (Photo Courtesy David Stearns)
A poster for “The Show Must Go On” is displayed at the Kenai Cinema on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

The show goes on-screen

A feature-length documentary on efforts to rebuild Triumvirate debuts this weekend

A poster for “The Show Must Go On” is displayed at the Kenai Cinema on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Soniyae Stephens Reid rehearses for "Dance Moves," one of the Alaska World Arts Festival events for the festival starting Friday. (Photo provided)

Alaska World Arts Festival back for 4th year

Festival includes a mix of live and virtual events

Soniyae Stephens Reid rehearses for "Dance Moves," one of the Alaska World Arts Festival events for the festival starting Friday. (Photo provided)
The Kenai Cinema on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Cheap movies at local theaters for National Cinema Day

Both local movie theaters will be participating in National Cinema Day on Saturday, offering admission at $3 to any and every showing, regardless of showtime… Continue reading

The Kenai Cinema on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
A copy of "Nobody Gets Out Alive" stands on a desk inside The Peninsula Clarion's offices on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Off the Shelf: Struggles on the Last Frontier

A web of characters struggle against Alaska in a new collection of short stories from author Leigh Newman, who grew up partially in Anchorage. Across… Continue reading

A copy of "Nobody Gets Out Alive" stands on a desk inside The Peninsula Clarion's offices on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Artwork donated for the Harvest Auction hangs at the Kenai Art Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Art Center to debut Harvest Auction

The Kenai Art Center is debuting the exhibition for the monthlong Harvest Auction on Thursday. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7… Continue reading

Artwork donated for the Harvest Auction hangs at the Kenai Art Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Recover, the 18th annual Burning Basket, starts to burn on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Burning Basket construction starts on Labor Day

The 19th annual Homer Burning Basket 2022 will be held Sept. 11 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. This year’s title is “BREATHE -… Continue reading

Recover, the 18th annual Burning Basket, starts to burn on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Homer artist Oceana Wills illustrated the cover of Scott Burbank's "Interior Waypoints: Sailing to Colombia."

Longtime tour operator Burbank publishes first book

‘Interior Waypoints’ came out of 6 years of tropical travel

Homer artist Oceana Wills illustrated the cover of Scott Burbank's "Interior Waypoints: Sailing to Colombia."