What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2000

Best Bet

Kenai Performers present "Fiddler on the Roof" through Sunday at the Kenai Central High School Auditorium. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday are at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. General admission is $12; students and seniors are $10. Tickets are available at Halcyon Spalon and Charlotte's in Kenai and River City Books, Music Box and Northcountry Fair in Soldotna.

Events and Exhibits

n The Kenai Peninsula College Art Gallery presents the paintings and prints of Marsha Spafard. The exhibition will run through March 10. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

n The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center is featuring a colorful collection of original quilt art, "Originals on the Kenai." The exhibit will run through March 11.

n The Cook Inlet Lions seventh annual Kenai Peninsula Cribbage Tournament continues at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Nikiski Senior Center. The tournament is held each Sunday through April 16. The cost is $10 per session.

n Kaladi Brothers features pencil drawings by Emily Steele during February.

n The Soldotna Animal Hospital is featuring the watercolor paintings of Marian Bowser and photography with origami of Matthew Bowser through February.

n The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center displays ethnographic material from the Athabaskan, Yupik Eskimo and Aleut cultures. Complimentary Alaska videos are available for viewing. Admission is free. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and closed Sunday. For more information, call 283-1991.

n The Old Town Village Restaurant features historic pictures of the early days in Kenai.

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

n Birch Tree Gallery has artwork, including pottery by Libby Berezin, Peggy Thompson and Emily Berezin; jewelry by Tami Marsters and Tuesday Logan Twohy; slippers by Stephanie Neering; vests by Lila Krohn; stained glass by Lisa Carlon, Joyce Getchell and Rob Jolly; scarves and mittens by Kathleen Logan; baskets by Pat Morrison and Kim Hyde; and burl furniture by Bob Kuiper.


n George's Casino in Kenai has karaoke on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. with cash prizes. Thursdays, guests are urged to bring their own CDs for country night. There will be cash prizes. Fridays and Saturdays there's music by a DJ starting at 9 p.m.

n Veronica's Coffeehouse has open mike jam sessions on Thursdays at 6 p.m.

n Maverick Club presents karaoke at 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays.

n The Vagabond will present Gentlemen Wild at 9 p.m.

n Kaladi Brothers presents Bill Larned on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Upcoming Events

n The third annual Central Peninsula Writers' Night is March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

n Nikiski High School presents the musical "Crazy for You" on March 9, 10 and 11 in the auditorium. The performance includes Phil Morin's dance troupe. Admission is $7 at the door.

n Country star Trace Adkins will perform at the Kenai Central High School Auditorium April 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Carrs TIX.

Down the Road

n The Pratt Museum presents "Public Art" in the main gallery. A discussion will be held on the presentation on Friday. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

n The Bunnell Street Gallery will display the paintings and stone lithographs of Jim Evenson through March 30. An opening reception will be held March 3 at 5 p.m. with a slide show and discussion by the artist.

n The Artwork SOS (silent offer sale) exhibit of work by Homer artists, including Lynn Naden, Linda Richardson and Alison Teague, is showing at the William Henry Gallery through Tuesday.

n The Poetry Circle meets Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the William Henry Gallery. Call 235-3411 for more information.

n Homer Public Library is accepting submissions for the 2000 Top Drawer Collection. The deadline is March 31.

n "We Bead It," the annual public exhibit of contemporary beadwork, opens with a reception March 3 at 5 p.m. The show will continue through April 4 at the William Henry Gallery. In collaboration, Gig's Beads 'n' Things will host a house and beadwork slide show program March 14 at 7 p.m.

Anchorage Events

n The Alaska Native Heritage Center features teaching artists at the center every Saturday and Sunday through April. Call (907) 330-8056 for more information.

n The Anchorage Concert Association presents The Boys Choir of Harlem Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. Call (907) 272-1471 for ticket information.

n The Imaginarium is a science discovery center located at 737 W. Fifth Ave. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 276-3179.

n The Anchorage Concert Association presents The Acting Company of New York City. The Acting Company will be in Anchorage for two school performances. "Merry Wives of Windsor" will be presented March 22 at 10 a.m. and noon. "Macbeth" will be performed March 23 at 10 a.m. Public performances of "Macbeth" will be March 23 at 7:30 p.m. and march 24 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. All performances will be at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall. For more information, call (907) 272-1471.


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

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

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, P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611. You also may fax the information to 283-3299 or send it via e-mail to clarion@alaska.net. For questions, call 283-7551.

To have your event listed, information must be received by Monday at 5 p.m.

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