Arts Briefs

Youth Theatre production opens this weekend

The Pier One Youth Theatre production, “We Just Want to Be Ducks,” starts this weekend at 7 p.m. tonight and 3 and 7 p.m. Friday at the theater on the Spit. General admission is $10 and youth admission is $5.

The show is the culmination of an intensive three-week camp where students explore a wide variety of theatrical techniques and styles.

They learn to bring characters to life with dialogue study, improv, costuming, script writing and more. In the third week of camp, they turn what they have learned into a production and share that with an audience at the theater on the Spit.

Outrageous Jazz plays this weekend

Now in its seventh year, Outrageous Jazz returns for performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday at Pier One Theatre.

The jazz ensemble features Karen Strid-Chadwick on piano, Ray Booker on bass, Cameron Cartland on drums, Dale Curtis on trumpet, Jim Davis on saxophone and Brenda Vulgamore Hune on vocals.

General admission is $15, seniors are $14, Raven’s Club membes are $13, youth are $10 and family admission is $55.

Comedy show is Sunday

Power Plant Productions presents “No Laughing Matter,” an evening of stand-up comedy starting at 7 p.m. Sunday at Alice’s Champagne Palace.

Featured are comedians Mat Plant, Anji Stubbs and Fred Koski. Tickets are on sale at Alice’s.

The New Old Time Chautauqua visits soon

In a collaboration with Pier One Theatre, Bunnell Street Arts Center and the Homer Council on the Arts partner, the New Old Time Chautauqua will visit Homer for its “Be Mary” tour. With more than 50 in the tour, the visit honors circus artist Mary Langham. Events include:

• Sunday, June 30, 8:30 p.m. Alice’s Champagne Palace: Marching Band Show; admission is $10

• Tuesday, July 2, 2:30 pm.: Parade from the Seafarers Memorial to Pier One Theatre; 3:30 – 5:30 .pm., free performance workshops; 6 p.m., community potluck; local show featuring Mary Langham’s works

• Wednesday, July 3, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Karen Hornaday Park: lessons in juggling, hula hooping, clowning, ukelele and more. At the Pratt Museum: Learn about Alaskan healing oils and The Doctrine of Discovery

• Thursday, July 4, 6 p.m., Pioneer Avenue: The Big Parade; 8 p.m., SPARC: The Big Show. Tickets are on sale at the SPARC and the Homer Bookstore.

The tour also includes community service by tour members and local volunteers. Join the New Old Time Chautauqua to celebrate the community on July 2-4 by giving back. Volunteer projects include painting Pier One Theatre, organizing Homer Council on the Arts’ basement, and Pioneer Avenue revitalization projects like Peonies on Pioneer. Email to participate.

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