What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2002

Best Bets

Irish musicians Emer Mayock and Eamon O'Leary will perform traditional and contemporary Celtic music at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church on Kalifornsky Beach Road at 7:30 p.m. today. Tickets are available at the door. General admission is $12, $10 for seniors and Kenai Peninsula College students is $10 and free for children under 10.

The Cook Inlet Lions Club presents the last in a series of cribbage tournaments at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. The entry fee is $10; there is a 60 percent payback to participants. All profits will be returned to peninsula communities through the Lions Eyesight Program.

Events and Exhibits

River City Books presents stories for kids with Kathy Wartinbee at 11:15 a.m. Saturday. At 7 p.m., Gary Titus, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge historian, will give a presentation on historic cabins on the Refuge.

"Roadside Alaska," a landscape photography show by Hal Gage, will be on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center through April 12. An artist's reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. April 4 at the center.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna presents Soldotna Elementary School students as its artists 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 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 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.

Entertainment

Sackett's Roadhouse Grill in Sterling presents music by Mike Morgan from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday.

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 13th annual Tustumena Lodge Scavenger Hunt is Easter March 31 at 1 p.m.

Films

See our movies page for weekly listings and show times.

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 presents "Juried Art Show 2002," an exhibition featuring 40 works of art by 26 artists from Southcentral Alaska, through April 18.

The Pratt Museum presents "Jubilee," a student art showcase from Homer area schools, through April 15.

The Pratt Museum presents 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. For more information, call Michelle Bayes at 235-8635, ext. 25.

The Pratt Museum presents Whiz Kids, an after-school family activity program, from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the lower level of the museum. Kids ages 5 to 95 are invited to participate in hands-on arts and crafts activities that explore the history, art, science and cross-cultural connections in the museum's exhibits and collections.

Anchorage Events

The Anchorage opera season will end with Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love)." Performances will be Friday and Sunday at the Discovery Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets range from $20 to $75 and are available at Carrs Tix locations, www.anchorageconcerts.org or by calling (800) 478-7328. For more information, call (907) 279-2557.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents an Oscar Night Gala at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hotel Captain Cook. For more information, contact Marsha Miesch at 272-1471 or mmiesh@anchorageconcerts.org.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents Natalie MacMaster, fiddler, April 5 at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall. MacMaster recently was named the 2002 Entertainer of the Year by the East Coast Music Association. Tickets are available at Carrs Tix locations, the box office at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, online at www.anchorage-concerts.org or by calling (800) 478-7328. Ticket prices range from $17 to $32.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents "Titanic -- The Musical" on April 30 through May 5 at 7:30 p.m., and May 4 and 5 at 3 p.m. at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall. Tickets are available at Carrs Tix 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 $26 to $61.

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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