December 30, 2013 


Cash'd Out-- This Johnny Cash tribute band performs, 9 p.m. Jan. 18, The Blue Loon, 2999 Parks Highway. $25; tickets available soon online. (

California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio -- The groups feature six virtuoso guitarists from four countries: Japan, Canada, Belgium and the U.S. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, Hering Auditorium. $32-$37. (


Andrew Vait in Concert -- 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Homer Council on the Arts, 355 W. Pioneer Ave. $5-$15. (235-4288)

Stepping Out: Some of Homer's Talent on Mariner Stage -- 7-9 p.m. Jan. 18, Mariner Theatre, 600 E. Fairview Ave. Community members share their talents, presenting acts they haven't performed on stage before. (235-4288)

Telluride Mountainfilm Show -- 7-9:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Mariner Theatre, 600 E. Fairview Ave. The film combines adventure, mountaineering, personalities and important social messages. $10. (235-6090)

Kenai Peninsula

Tustumena 200 -- Catch the action of this 200-mile sled dog race that starts Feb. 1. Spectators can see the dog teams and mushers at the start/finish line, Mile 112 Sterling Highway in Kasilof; at Freddie's Roadhouse, Oil Well Road, Ninilchik; and at McNeil Canyon School, East End Road, Homer.


Mat-Su Farm Market -- Look for bread and baked goods, eggs, meats, honey, canned veggies, fermented veggies, soups, soaps and perfumes, all from local farmers and producers. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays at the Palmer Depot, 610 S. Valley Way.

Mat-Su Concert Band Practice -- Mat-Su Concert Band, the oldest and largest music ensemble in the Mat-Su valley area, welcomes new players. 7-9 p.m. Monday, Teeland Middle School, 2788 N. Seward Meridian Parkway, Wasilla. (360-0628,

Wednesday Night at the Museum -- Members of the community lend their knowledge and talents. Each month, a new theme is chosen and the Wednesday night events focus on that theme. Learn about what makes the community special during these free events. 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 26, 323 N. Main St., Wasilla.


Polar Bear Jump -- Friday-Sunday, Jan. 17-19. Festivities begin on Friday night with the opening auction and run through Sunday. (


Philadelphia Brass Concert -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church. (performingarts

Ice Fishing Derby -- This is an annual event; during the entire month of February, ice fishing enthusiasts can submit their chilling catch to Trustworthy Hardware for a chance to win prizes. Divisions for adults and kids. (For rules and more info, visit or call 262-4655)

Peninsula Winter Games -- Games, food and entertainment are the order of the day, along with ice carvings, snowmachine rides, ice bowling, hayrides, fireworks, a scavenger hunt, and free lunch and dinner. All day, Saturday, Jan. 25, Soldotna Sports Center. (


"Flight of the Phoenix" -- This film focuses on a group of air crash survivors stranded in the Mongolian desert. Facing a brutal environment, dwindling resources and an attack by smugglers, they realize their only hope is building a new plane from the wreckage of the old one. Stars Dennis Quaid. Rated PG-13. Hosted by Hangar Door Cinema and Build-A-Plane. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Sheldon Arts Hangar. $6-$8. (

Backcountry Film Festival -- The Winter Wildlands Alliance offers up this festival as a way to showcase outdoor, non-motorized recreation and adventure. Whether you like to ski, snowboard, snowshoe or just stay inside and drink hot cocoa, these films are as diverse as the backcountry experience. 7 p.m. Jan. 25, Sheldon Arts Hangar.

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