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What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2004

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The Gary L. Freeburg Art Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College has the statewide touring photography show "Rarefied Light" through Feb. 6. There will be an opening reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today to coincide with open house festivities at the college, which begin at 11 a.m. today. The gallery's hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Events and Exhibits

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center has exhibitions by landscape painter Alan Perry and a Young America Patriotic Arts show sponsored by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Soldotna with works from students at Soldotna, Skyview and Kenai Central high schools through January. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has David Edwards-Smith as its featured artist of the month and hosts a chess club every Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

Artwork by Kenai Peninsula artists can be viewed and purchased at the following area businesses: Art Works, Birch Tree Gallery, Claudette's Folk Art and Collectibles, Donna's Country and Victorian Gifts, Frames and Things, Malfunction Junction Gifts, Northcountry Fair and Tammy's Flowers and Gifts in Soldotna; Alaskan Gift and Gallery, Fireweed Herb Garden and Gifts, Kenai Fine Arts Center and Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai; and Peninsula Furs Inc. in Sterling.

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Information Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is on Ski Hill Road near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Funny River Road in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-7021.

Entertainment

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna presents live music by William Cook from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Moosequito's in Sterling has a '70s and '80s night with a DJ and dance music by Northern Bytes at 9 p.m. Saturday and karaoke every Wednesday at 9 p.m.

The Rainbow Bar in Kenai presents music by The Mabrey Brothers at 10:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The Katmai in Kenai presents western dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, karaoke with Lori from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and music by the Danglin' Wrangler from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays.

The Riverside House in Soldotna presents "After 10," a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. DJ Ian plays favorite Top 40 dance music until 5 a.m.

The AMVETS Post No. 4 in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 8 p.m. Saturdays.

The Maverick Saloon in Soldotna has karaoke Mondays and Fridays.

Films

Call Orca at 262-7003 for weekly listings and show times.

Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for weekly listings and show times.

Down the Road

The Pratt Museum in Homer presents WHIZ Kids activity programs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the museum's lower level.

Anchorage Events

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has "Ready, Set, Go!" an exhibit of toys and games in art, through May. Also on display through Jan. 18 is "A T. Rex Named Sue," a cast of the most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur specimen ever discovered, and "Meet the Dinosaurs of Alaska." Museum winter hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

If you have an event to include in our Thursday InSide section, send the information, in writing, to "What's Happening," c/o the Peninsula Clarion, Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611, fax the information to 283-3299 or send it via e-mail to clarion@alaska.net.

The deadline for information is Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, call 283-7551.



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