What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2004

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The Kenai Performers will stage the musical "My Favorite Year" at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, with a matinee performance at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for students and seniors and $8 for today's show.

The Sterling Senior Center is hosting a "Color with Water, Artists Who Simply Paint" show featuring the works of Kenai Peninsula watercolor painters who studied with past Kasilof resident Cindy Braybeck King during the last five years. The show is on display from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through Sunday. Visitors may vote for their favorite painting. An end-of-show reception, open to the public, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, when the People's Choice Award will be given.

Events and Exhibits

The Kenai Peninsula College Showcase program presents "Film Noir," by adjunct KPC instructor Bob Amundson and Soldotna High School senior Clyde Folley from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in room 132 at KPC. The presentation will feature clips and commentary documenting the origins of film noir, its narrative devices, plot themes, and highlighting the most noteworthy actors and directors of this film genre. This presentation will be followed by one of the most famous film noirs, Billy Wilder's "Double Indemnity." The presentation is free and open to the public.

"Counting on Democracy" will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday at Kenai Peninsula College, room 132. This is a documentary film on the voting in Florida during the presidential election of 2000. It investigates charges of voting rights violations and the subverting of a recount in the most controversial election in U.S. history. Discussion afterward is optional. For more information, contact Ann at 283-5950 or amarina@alaska.net.

A 10-artist exhibit, "Variations," is on display at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. All the works in the show are based on photographs by William Heath. The center is at 816 Cook St. in Old Town Kenai and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Gary L. Freeburg Art Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College has a faculty art show on display through March 5. 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.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center has a photography and painting exhibit of the Ninilchik State Fair by Natasha Ala Johnson and the Kenai Peninsula Quilt Exhibition on display. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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

Mykel's Restaurant in Soldotna has Deb Link as its artist of the month.

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.


Moosequitos in Sterling presents a farewell luau party and pig roast at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Kaladi Brother's in Soldotna presents music by Nancy Anderson from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

George's Casino in Kenai presents comedy by "Griff" at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with dinner proceeding the show at 8:30 p.m. The comedy will be followed by music by Tuff-E-Nuff.

The Vagabond on Kalifornsky Beach Road presents bartenders' karaoke revenge at 8 p.m. Sunday.

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

The VFW post in Soldotna has karaoke at 8 p.m. Fridays and bluegrass jam sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

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 King's Inn Lounge in Kenai has karaoke Thursdays, western dance lessons at 7 p.m. Saturdays and and music by the Danglin' Wrangler at 9 p.m. Saturdays.

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 at 9 p.m. Mondays.

Upcoming Events

World Music for the Kenai presents a concert by songwriter Cheryl Wheeler at Peninsula Grace Auditorium, 44175 Kalifornsky Beach Road, at 7:30 p.m. March 4. Wheeler is known for her hilarious or harrowing songs, including Peter, Paul and Mary's hit, "Seventy-Five Septembers." For more information about her, visit www.cherylwheeler.com. Tickets are available only at the door and are $20 for general admission and $18 for seniors, students and KDLL members. Family discounts are available. For more information about the concert, contact Mike Morgan at 262-6548 or mjmorgan@gci.net.


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 Homer High School Mariner Band will perform with clinician and jazz musician Clay Jenkins at 7:30 p.m. march 10 at the Mariner Theatre at HHS. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students, $15 for families of three or more and free for seniors. Proceeds go to support the band program.

The Pratt Museum and Ptarmigan Arts Gallery in Homer has a retrospective show of the art of Richard (Toby) W. Tyler on display. Both shows are on display until the end of March.

The Pratt Museum in Homer presents "Bears, Beetles and Darkened Waters," a stewardship exhibit, and WHIZ Kids learning activity programs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the museum's lower level. Fish feedings are at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

Anchorage Events

The Anchorage Symphony will have a March Classic Concert at 8 p.m. March 6 in the Atwood Concert Hall. The soloist Juliana Osinchuck will perform the world premiere of local composer Philip Munger's "Piano Concerto Op. 72." The symphony will perform Beethoven's "Symphony No. 3," Liszt's "Piano Concerto Op. 72" and Liadov's "Enchanted Lake." Tickets are $19 to $40 and are available at CarrsTix locations, the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts' ticket office, by calling (800) 478-7328 and online at www.tickets.com. Prior to the concert March 6, there will be a Words on Music lecture at 7 p.m. in the Atwood Concert Hall and a Lunch and Learn program from noon to 1 p.m. March 5 in the Z.J. Loussac Library public conference room.

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has the "All Alaska Juried Exhibition" through March 7 and "The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition" on display through May 16. Museum winter hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 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 by 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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