What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2001

Best Bets

Cheryl Wheeler, a folk and country performer, will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at Alice's Champagne Palace in Homer to benefit the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic for its breast cancer awareness month campaign. For ticket information, call (907) 235-1921.

River City Books presents stories for kids with Kari Mohn at 11:15 a.m. Saturday and Kent Peterson on classical guitar at 7 p.m. Sunday, Danielle Pettijohn and Mike Morgan will present "Shakespeare in Soldotna," a selection of monologues and dialogues, at 2 p.m.

Events and Exhibits

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce and the Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau present "Beneath the Surface: Images of Katmai," a solo photography exhibit by Gary Freeburg, through April 14 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

There will be a Phillip Pepper vest class at 10 a.m. Saturday and Monday at the J and H Sewing and Vacuum Center, 222 N. Binkley in Soldotna. The vest is free with the purchase of a Phillip Pepper II card. For more information, call 262-6363.

The Kenai Fine Arts Center presents the Kenai Juried Exhibit through March 31 at its gallery at 816 Cook Ave. in Kenai. The center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 283-7040.

The eighth annual Cook Inlet Lions Kenai Peninsula Cribbage Tournament will be held Sunday at the Nikiski Senior Center at 3 p.m. The tournament takes place each Sunday through May 6. For more information, call Bob Harrison at 776-5339.

The Soldotna Animal Hospital Art Gallery will feature watercolors by Marian Bowser throughout the month of March.

Kaladi Brothers will display art by Redoubt Elementary School students throughout March.

Alaskan Gift and Gallery has artwork by Jim Evenson, Dottie Sanders, Tom Willard and Francis Blatchford on display, as well as prints by James Morris, Roy Mullin, Candy Hoskins, Fran Jones and Sharon Freeman; silk scarves and clay masks by Helen Brown; pottery by Laura Faeo and Ann Wilson; wood products by Al Janonis, Sonny Miller, George Bechtel, Bob Hain and Ray Wright; dolls by Suzanne Wardlow; baskets by Natalia Isadore, Virginia Beaver-Stevens and Patricia Morrison; and books from the Kenai Historical Society, D. Friebrock, A.E. Poynor, Ron Walden, Tom Willard and B. Pennington.

Birch Tree Gallery offers watercolors by Alaska artists Jean Shadrach and Mary Ann Dunham; wearable art items by Lila Krohn, Vivian McCain and Kathleen Logan; bead-weaving broaches and barrettes by Laurine Maxwell-Evens; silver and gold jewelry by Tami Marsters; baskets by Pat Morrison; fur-trimmed slippers by Stephanie Carroll; pottery by Libby Berezin and Peggy Thompson; and stained glass by Joyce Getchell, Rob Jolly and Lisa Carlon.

Claudette's Folk Art and Collectables in Soldotna features works from area artisans, including Stephanie Wortham's Alaska folk art furniture and wooden decorations, Dorthy Bush's birch bark baskets, Star McCloud's whimsical folk art characters, Loni Galloway's stained glass, Claudette Barber's fabric pieces and Kris Wisher's antique fork shelves and old door knob coat racks.

Malfunction Junction Gifts at the "Y" in Soldotna offers handcrafted originals by area artists, including fur hats, gloves and slippers by Lee Martin; fused and slumped glass window art, lamps and "hippie candles" by Jana Coffey; carved masks and "spirit dancers" by David Hendron; sea grass baskets by Pat Morrison; pottery by Laura Faeo; and salmon rod holders by Bob Condon.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center displays ethnographic material from the Athabaskan, Yupik Eskimo and Aleut cultures. Admission is free. For more information, call 283-1991.

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

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.


The Vagabond Inn will feature music by the Baked Alaskans Band Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

Kaladi Brothers presents music by Mike Morgan from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The Rainbow Bar in Kenai presents music by the Maybrey Brothers every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.

George's Casino has a DJ playing Top 40 music every Tuesday through Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

J-Bar-B, six miles south of Soldotna, presents karaoke by the Mic Hoggers on Friday nights.

The Katmai presents live music by Mark the Danglin' Wrangler on Friday and Saturday nights at 9.

The Riverside House presents "After 10," a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. DJ Ian will play favorite Top 40 dance music until 5 a.m.

In the Future

An opening reception for the 12th annual All-Borough Art Show "A Visual Feast" will be held April 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. The show will run through April 25.

Lasting Stitches will host Sew Saturday at 9 a.m. April 7 at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai.

A murder mystery dinner party will be held at 7 p.m. April 16 at the Kenai Senior Center. The cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children. For ticket information, call 283-4156.

The Kenai Peninsula College Sunday Showcase's next feature will be "Celebration of the Arts" on April 22. Additional information will be announced later.

Down the Road

The Pratt Museum's WHIZ Kids program will be held throughout March. Programs are held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the lower level of the museum, including hands-on arts and crafts activities that explore the history, art and cross-cultural connections in the museum's exhibits and collection. The program is open to the public and free.

"Rarefied Light," an exhibit of fine art photography from the Alaska Photographic Center, will be at the Pratt Museum through April 15.

The Lazer Vaudeville Circus is coming to the Mariner Theatre on March 31. For more information, call the Homer Council on the Arts at (907) 235-4288.

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will host a performance April 1 by classical guitarist Matt Yaki. Tickets are $25 and available at Etude Studio or by calling (907) 235-7579.

Anchorage Events

The Anchorage Concert Association will present "Comedy of Errors," March 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Evangeline Concert Hall. For tickets, call (800) GRT-SEAT.

The Anchorage Concert Association will present pianist Andre Watts, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Evangeline Concert Hall. For tickets, call (800) GRT-SEAT.


For listings and time check out our Movies Pages.

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

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, Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611, fax the information to 283-3299 or send it via e-mail to clarion@alaska.net.

To have your event listed, information must be received by Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, call 283-7551.

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