Arts Briefs

Johnny B. show starts

this Friday at HCOA

Pianist Johnny B. performs his Rhythm of the North multimedia musical show every Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Homer Council on the Arts, 355 W. Pioneer Ave. A fast paced show about life in Alaska, it’s filled with images of wildlife and scenery coupled with storytelling and original compositions. The show starts this Friday and continues through Aug. 18. Tickets are $15 general admission, with some discounts available. For information and reservations, call 235-4288.

Chicago opens June 30

Pier One Theatre’s summer musical, “Chicago,” opens June 30 and continues July 1-2, 6-9 and 12-15. All shows are at 7:30 p.m. Set in 1920s Chicago, the musical tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in jail.

Homer burlesque group presents Pin Up Pageant

Homer burlesque group Tails and Tassels presents the first lower Kenai Peninsula Pin Up Pageant. Starting at 3 p.m. July 1 at the Down East Saloon, the event culminates in the crowning of a pageant queen. Contestants must identify as a woman to participate, but drag queens are always welcome. All sizes and body types are wanted. The entry fee is $20.

The competition includes a meet-and-greet in cocktail or casual wear, a swim wear event and an evening gown event. Swim attire can include one-piece suits or long robes. In the evening gown event, contestants show off their glamorous side in finest dresses or pant suits. The winner is not only queen for the year, but also receives a sash, a $100 cash prize and entry into all Tails and Tassels events. To enter, visit

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