What’s Happening

Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2007

Best Bets

· Action Local presents a Christian concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai. Tickets are available at Bruce’s Street and Skate for $8 in advance, or $12 at the door. Call Eric at 260-4939 for more information.

· The Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Association is holding an “Artists and Athletes” event from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center showcasing local musicians Worth Many Cattle, Katie Evans, Nancy Anderson, John Averill and Jay Smith, along with food by Charlotte’s and a no-host bar featuring Kenai Brewing Co. beer and Bear Creek Winery wines. There also will be silent auctions and door prizes will all profits going toward the purchase of the Susan Butcher Memorial rowing shell. Admission is $40. Tickets are available at River City Books, Charlotte’s and Sweeney’s.

Events and Exhibits

· The Naptowne Inn Cafe on the Sterling Highway will host a "Spring Solstice Art Reception" with Kenai Peninsula artists Steve Hillyer and Shirley Lennox Hillyer from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Shirley will demonstrate painting techniques and both artists will sign and personalize prints. Free refreshments will be available.

· 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.


· 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 dancing with the Bob Ramponi Jazz Trio from 6:30-10:30 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 this weekend.

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

· Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has music by Katie Evans from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Stephanie Bouchard and Melissa Kay from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

· 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 an open mic night with Pete Jackson and friends tonight, a duck-calling contest on Friday night 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 Robb Justice and Friends at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Upcoming Events

· The American Legion Post No. 20 in Kenai will host its annual free Easter dinner for seniors at 5 p.m. March 29. Anyone interested should R.S.V.P. by calling 283-3222.

· The Nikiski High School dance concert will be March 30 and 31 and April 6 and 7 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School with guest performances by the SoHi Star Sensations, Peninsula Artists in Motion and Encore Dance Studio. Presale tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and kids 18 and under, available at the Bear Paw Cafe in Nikiski, Charlotte’s in Kenai and River City Books in Soldotna. Tickets at the door will be $10 and $8.

· The Kenai Art Guild annual kids’ show will be on display April 1 through 28 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, on Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai.

· KPC Showcase will hold a comedy showcase at 7:30 p.m. April 7 featuring Kyle Dunnigan and an opening set by Mark Muro, from Anchorage. Dunnigan’s comedy credits include the shows “Reno 911,” “Cedric the Entertainer,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Jim Breuer Show” and “Premium Blend,” and he’s performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival.


· 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

· 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 Symphony will host the Symphony of Wines event at 7 p.m. March 29 at the Hotel Captain Cook. There will be wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, music and a silent auction. Dress is business casual and tickets are $60. For tickets, call (907) 274-8668 or visit Brown Jug Liquors Warehouse.

· Sandra Sterling, of Soldotna, has a photography essay “Stainless Steel to Sterling Silver — Cafe’s Across America” on display at Cafe del Mundo during April.

· 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.

What’s Happening submissions may be e-mailed to news@peninsulaclarion.com, faxed to 283-3299 or dropped off at the Clarion office at 150 Trading Bay in Kenai.

The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Mondays for the following Thursday publication.

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