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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2002

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Actor Marcos Martinez will perform "Holy Dirt," a one-man comedy set in northern New Mexico during the turbulent 1970s, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Soldotna High School Auditorium. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Events and Exhibits

There will be a book signing with area author Sharon Hackleman for her book "Marion the Magnet's First Mission" from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Peninsula Center Mall.

The First Baptist Church of Kenai presents "Celebrate Life, The Musical," by its teen-age members, at Soldotna First Baptist Church, 159 Binkley at 7 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 283-7672.

The Alyeska Prince Hotel in Girdwood will host the Mountain Film in Telluride Festival on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The film and video will make a stop at the resort for the second year in a row. Cost is $12 at the door. For more information, call (907) 754-2219.

"Lights, Camera, Alaska," a photography exhibition put on by the Kenai Peninsula Photographers Guild, is on display through Jan. 25 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free during the winter.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna is featuring artist Rube Tikka in January.

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, Malfunction Junction Gifts and Northcountry Fair in Soldotna, Alaskan Gift and Gallery and Fireweed Herb Garden 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 begins 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.

Entertainment

Sackett's Roadhouse Grill in Sterling presents eclectic acoustic music by Lois and Holly from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday.

The Vagabond Inn presents music by Mike Morgan and the Baked Alaskans, featuring Kurt Eriksson, at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Kaladi Brothers presents music by Bill Larned at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

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.

George's Casino in Kenai has a DJ playing Top 40 music every Tuesday through Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday there is live music.

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.

Upcoming Events

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a contra dance Jan. 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School with easy to learn circles, squares, contras and waltzes and live music by the Contra BanD. Admission is $5 or free if under 16 with an adult. Bring clean, nonmarking shoes and potluck refreshments. No experience is necessary. For more information, call 283-9227.

The Nikiski Middle-Senior High School drama department presents "An Evening Without Sinatra," a musical production written and directed by Nikiski drama teacher Joe Rizzo, Jan. 25, 26, Feb. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. at Nikiski High School's theater. Tickets are $10 at the door or $7 in advance. For more information, call 776-3456.

Films

See our movies page for local show times and listings.

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 will be closed for maintenance until Feb. 5. The business office will remain open. For information about upcoming events, call (907) 235-8635.

The Pratt Museum will present a seven series program of community conversations on the third Friday of each month. These conversations are an attempt to foster understanding and tolerance through diversity of opinion. They will offer a comfortable setting in which to discuss a variety of topics. Participants are asked to bring a finger food dish to share during the discussion. The topic for 5 p.m. Jan. 18 will be "Who's Fish is it Anyway?" For more information, call Michelle Bayes at 235-8635, ext. 25.

Anchorage Events

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art presents a Cook Inlet Historical Society brown bag lunch program entitled "Living on the Edge: Archaeology and Environment Around the Gulf of Alaska," today from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. The program is free.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents the Brazilian Guitar Quartet on Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Discovery Theatre. Tickets are available at all Carrs locations, the box office at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, online at www.anchorageconcerts.org or by calling (800) 478-7328. Ticket prices range from $17 to $32.

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art presents "The True History Behind the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act" Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The program is free.

Diavolo Dance Theater will perform Jan. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available at all Carrs location, the box office at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, online at www.anchorageconcerts.org or by calling (800) 478-7328. Ticket prices range from $17 to $34.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents the Turtle Island String Quartet with three-time Grammy Award winner Paquito D'Rivera at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

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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