The Kenai Peninsula College Art Gallery has the statewide photography show Rarefied Light on display through Feb. 7. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
Events and Exhibits
Kenai Elks Lodge will hold its annual hoop shoot contest at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Kenai Recreation Center. Age groups for boys and girls are 8 to 9, 10 to 11 and 12 to 13. The Elks will host a hot dog lunch and pass out trophies at the lodge behind the rec center after the contest. For more information, call 283-7776 after 4 p.m.
Kaladi Brothers has Mary Lane and Joel Isaak as its artists of the month.
The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center has Robert Glenn Ketchum's "Arctic" photography exhibition on display through Jan. 25. The exhibit consists of 51 images of the Alaska and Canadian arctic. Also on display is a photography exhibit of Cook Inlet scenes with poems by Pat Dixon of Seattle. It will be on display in the KVCC meeting room through Jan. 15. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
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 Collectables, 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 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. There are many scenic hiking trails, including the Kenai River trail, which begin near the center. 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.
Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna presents music by Fearless Leader from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Buster's Coffee House in Kenai presents open mic night hosted by Joe Reinhardt today and music by Blue Moon Review on Friday.
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 karaoke with Sherri at 9 p.m. Fridays, The Danglin' Wrangler performs country music at 9 p.m. Saturdays, and ladies' night karaoke is Tuesdays.
The Riverside House in Soldotna presents "After 10," a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. DJ Ian will play favorite Top 40 dance music until 5 a.m.
The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a community contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 18 at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. The event will be smoke- and alcohol-free and healthy fun for all ages. There will be easy-to-learn circles, squares, contras and waltzes and live music provided by the Contra BanD. Participants should bring clean, non-marking shoes and potluck refreshments. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 16 who are accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 260-4171.
River City Books will host a Creative Writer's Night at 7 p.m. Jan. 25. The public is invited to attend this evening of readings by local writers, free of charge. Any writers who have a piece they would like to read are invited to contact Vicki Steik at 262-0308 or by e-mail at email@example.com to sign up. Time allotments will be determined by the number of writers willing to read. Don't miss this
opportunity to share the newest literary works created by local writers.
The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will host a sneak preview of the Kenai Fine Arts Center multi-media Wards Cove exhibit from Jan. 16 to 30 in its conference room. The Kenai Quilt Exhibition will be on display from Feb. 1 to March 8 with a First Thursday opening reception Feb. 6.
The Kenai Peninsula College Art Gallery will display "Dysfunctional Ware," a ceramics show by Libby Berezin on Feb. 10 through March 7. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
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 Fireweed Art Gallery's exhibit area is open to artists who would like to show a few pieces of work through February. The deadline for display is ongoing.
Anchorage Concert Association presents the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical "Rent," written by Jonathan Larson and directed by Michael Greif, through Monday at the Atwood Concert Hall. Ticket prices range from $41 to $61 and are on sale now. On Jan. 19, the Anchorage Concert Association will present the Emerson String Quartet in the Discovery Theatre. On Jan. 24 and 25, the Joe Goode Performance Group will perform a dynamic combination of text, gestures, humor and dancing in the Discovery Theatre. Tickets for these events are available at all CarrsTix locations, the box office at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, online at www.anchorageconcerts.org, or by calling 1-800-478-SEAT. Information on discounts for students and groups of 10 or more is available by calling (907) 272-1471.
Kim Acuna will have a "Shadows" CD release concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Wilda Marston Theater. Admission is $12. Tickets are available at CarrsTix locations, Tickets.com and Metro Music and Books.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for information is Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, call 283-7551.
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