Arts & Culture

Arts and culture reporting on news and community topics. Arts and culture coverage is occasionally submitted by community members.

Calling all performers! Do you sing? Do you dance? Do you read poetry or play an instrument? The Aleutian Arts Council, the Museum of the Aleutians and KUCB are sponsoring the first ever Virtual Coffeehouse, and they are asking community members to submit short videos of at-home performances for this event.

Unalaska's PCR Hosts Drive-Up Easter Egg 'Hunt'

Apr 9, 2020
Hope McKenney/KUCB

While much of the city is shut down due to coronavirus concerns, the staff at Unalaska's Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation (PCR) is getting creative with events and finding unique ways of bringing Easter spirit to the community.

On Thursday, PCR handed out pre-filled Easter eggs in lieu of an Easter egg hunt to children under the age of 10.

The PCR's Aquatics Coordinator, Delanney McConnell, stood outside the PCR wearing gloves and a mask with three other staff, all handing out eggs to families who remained in their cars.

Using the Unalaska Public Library From Home

Apr 4, 2020
Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Are you looking for a good book to pass the time while you hunker down? Do your kids need some extra tutoring help while you’re working on lessons? Your public library is here for you in this time of quarantine and social distancing! Our building is closed, but you can still check out eBooks and audiobooks, access homework resources, and chat with a live tutor from the comfort of your own home. Here is an overview of what’s available.


eBook and Audiobook Downloads

Performers Rock UCSD Talent Show

Mar 11, 2020
Gilmar Tapaoan / KUCB

Unalaska's high school auditorium was packed with an enthusiastic audience last Friday for a much-anticipated talent show.  The event was organized as a fundraiser for the Class of 2022, and sponsored by OptimERA, Inc. and Aleutian Chiropractic.

The event organizers required performers to rehearse this year, and the extra work showed.  The judges commented that it was very difficult to pick winners because everyone was so talented.  They awarded all of the performers with a "gold" chocolate bar. 

Additional prizes went to the following participants:

Lauren Adams / KUCB

It was a record turnout for the 29th annual Ice Cream Social, which took place earlier this month at Unalaska's high school.

Local businesses and community members donated door prizes, but the ice cream stole the show.

Preschool teacher Joni Scott, who coordinated the event, said 75 gallons of ice cream were served throughout the afternoon.