Arts in Brief

Bait & Tassels
performs at Alice’s

Homer’s burlesque troupe, Bait & Tassels, presents “Under the Big Top” at Alice’s Champagne Palace at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Dec. 21 and 22. Enjoy an evening of carnival inspired neoburlesque acts, including daring aerial performances, tap dancing and miming, magic tricks and more. 

Tickets are available now at Alice’s and at the Fringe for $20 and $25 the day of the show. Proceeds benefit the Kevin Bell Ice Arena. 

For ages 21 and over, the show is rated R for “risque.”

Colors of Homer starts on Saturday at HCOA

Colors of Homer, an opportunity for teenagers to express their creative passions, starts with its first event with a variety of art forms and performances by local youth. The performance is 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Homer Council on the Arts. 

Organized by Homer youth, Colors of Homer gives high-school age youth a chance to perform music, read poetry, tell stories, sing, juggle, act, dance and show their creativity. Tea, cocoa and baked goods will be for sale. A suggested donation of $5 is asked. 

Sign up to perform by calling Matt Tucker or Alayne Tetor at Homer High School at 235-4600 or email or 

Colors of Homer performances will continue at other venues.

Edible Arts returns

Bunnell Street Arts Center’s Edible Arts returns after an absence of several years. The New Year’s Eve extravaganza is back, and savorier and sweeter, more outrageous than ever, the center said in a press release. 

Artists, restaurants, nonprofits, businesses, adults and kids are invited to create edible masterpieces. Create a hot air balloon out of nori, mold chocolate and sculpt mermaids with cucumber fish scales — the ideas are endless. Prizes are awarded in several categories followed by a devouring of the art. The show runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 31. Admission is $10 youth, $20 adults. Entries are due between 3 and 6 p.m. 

Rev. Poorchild plays Christmas music

Reverend Poorchild performs
Christmas instrumentals on guitar at
7 p.m. Friday at Don Jose’s and at 6 p.m. Monday at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care.

State arts council seeks artists for Juneau project

The Alaska State Council on the
Arts has issued a request for qualifications, or RFQ, for artists interested in creating exterior artwork for the renovated Johnson Youth Center in Juneau. The RFQ is open to all professional artists living in the United States, with a project budget of $80,000. The deadline is
9:59 p.m. Jan. 11. Apply online only through the call-for-entry website at


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