Peninsula Clarion - Pulse

Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2007

Best Bets

· The Performing Arts Society and the Kenai Peninsula College Showcase Series present a concert with Barney McClure, acclaimed jazz pianist and recording artist, Mike Denny on the guitar and Diamond Fuller on drums at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Walter E. Ward Building at Kenai Peninsula College. Admission is $12 for students and $15 general admission. Tickets are available at Sweeney’s, Northcountry Fair and River City Books in Soldotna and Charlotte’s and Already Read Books in Kenai.

· The Central Peninsula Writers Group presents the 10th annual Cabin Fever Reliever. Ten local writers will read their work at 5 p.m. Saturday at Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Admission is a $5 donation at the door.

Events and Exhibits

· Steven Theno, a leading engineer in the building of the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station, will give a presentation about the station at 7:30 p.m. today in the Kenai Peninsula College Commons.

· The Soldotna High School Star Sensations’ annual dance show, “Panic in Heaven,” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the SoHi auditorium with guest performances by Jessica Sherman, Vergine’s Dance Studio, Nikiski Dance Troupe, Kenai Middle School and North Star Dance Studio.

· A fundraiser for hosting exchange students will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Kenai. Dinner will feature international food. Tickets are available at the Kenai Community Library and River City Books. For more information, call Danette Howland at 283-5226.

· Alaska’s Junior Miss scholarship competition will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Kenai Christian Church, 104 McKinley St. Seven high school seniors from around the state, including the Kenai Peninsula, will compete for scholarships and the title of Alaska’s 2007 Junior Miss and to go on to compete for the national title and more cash scholarship awards.

· Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has Josh Anchende and Daryll Moonin as its artists of the month.

· Kenai Peninsula College’s beginning photography digital and film classes from fall semester 2006 present an exhibit of student works through March 30 at Coffee Roasters in the Red Diamond Center, Suite 22, on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

· The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway has the “Kenai Fiber Art Exhibition 2007” on display through March. The center also displays animal mounts, historic items and Alaska Native artifacts. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 283-1991.

· The Kasilof Historical Society’s cabin museum is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. It has historical displays and area artists and crafters are invited to display their work at the cabin on weekends. The cabin is at Mile .5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information or to set an appointment, call Dave at 262-5125.


· The American Legion Post No. 20 in Kenai hosts the 14th annual Kenai Peninsula Cribbage Tournament at 3 p.m. Saturdays through March. It is open to the public.

· AmVets Post No. 4 in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 8 p.m. Saturdays and blind darts at 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

· The Crossing in Soldotna has folk, blues, Hawaiian and classic acoustic music by Mike Morgan at 6:30 p.m. Friday and the Bob Ramponi Trio with dancing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

· The Duck Inn has karaoke at 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

· The 406 Bar at the Kenai Spur Lodge in Kenai has karaoke with Steve Holloway at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, pool league on Tuesdays and darts Wednesdays.

· George’s Casino in Kenai has a poker challenge at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays.

· Hooligan’s in Soldotna has music by the Free Beer Band on Tuesdays, karaoke Wednesdays, 150 Grit on Thursdays, and music by 9 Spine this weekend.

· The Hunger Hut in Nikiski has karaoke with Steve Holloway at 9 p.m. Saturdays.

· The King’s Inn in Kenai has karaoke Monday nights.

· The Maverick Saloon in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Mondays and live music by the Free Beer Band on Sunday nights.

· Moosequito’s in Sterling has a karaoke costume contest at 9 p.m. Friday, live music with Paul Davis at 9 p.m. Saturday and a Texas Hold ’Em poker tournament at 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

· The Place Bar and Grill in North Kenai has Texas Hold ’Em poker at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

· The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has the Mabrey Brothers from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, a poker challenge at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and pool league on Tuesdays.

· The Riverside House in Soldotna has “After 9” DJ oldies and country rock dance music Thursday nights, and “After 10” with Top 40 dance music Friday and Saturday nights.

· The Vagabond Inn in Kenai has a Texas Hold ’Em tournament at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

· Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has an open mic night at 6:30 p.m. today, music by the Bob Ramponi Jazz Trio at 6:30 p.m. Friday and folk, blues, Hawaiian and classic acoustic rock music by Mike Morgan at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.


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

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

Down the Road

· Homer High School will stage the musical “Guys and Dolls” on Friday, two shows Saturday and a possible Sunday matinee if the other performances sell out.

· The Pratt Museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Currently on display is “Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of People and Place,” and “Southwest Alaska: A World of Parks and Wildlife Refuges at the Crossroads.”

Anchorage events

· The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has on display “Sharing Knowledge: Alaska Native People and the Smithsonian Collections” through March 26; and the children’s exhibit, “Zoom! Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” through May. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

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