What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2005

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The Kenai Fine Arts Center has the Biennial Juried Exhibit on display through March. The center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 810 Cook Ave. in Old Town Kenai.

Events and Exhibits

On display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center is the third annual Kenai Quilt Exhibition, featuring work from area quilters; CANstruction sculptures that will be donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank and "Acrylics on Paper," a solo exhibit of abstract paintings by Nikiski artist Jim Evenson.

The Gary L. Freeburg Art Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College has a solo exhibition by Native Alaska artist Ron Senungetuk called "Bering Strait Images" on display. Senungetuk is a former art department chair at the University of Alaska Fairbanks who now lives in Homer.

Frames and Things in Soldotna has Regina McAbee as its artist of the month. McAbee specializes in handmade birch baskets. A reception with McAbee will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has Kenai Peninsula College students as its artists of the month, chess at 12:30 p.m. Saturdays and cribbage at noon Sundays.

The Kasilof Historical Society's cabin museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and has a resident carver at work those days, as well as historical displays. Area artists and craftspeople are invited to display their work at the cabin on weekends. The cabin is at Mile .5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. Anyone interested in displaying artwork, donating historical items or more information may call 262-0822.

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; Beluga Lookout Gifts, Fireweed Herb Garden and Gifts, the 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.

Entertainment

Veronica's Old Town Cafe in Kenai has an open mic night at 6:30 p.m. today and live music by Mike Morgan and Friends at 6:30 Friday and Nancy Anderson and Friends at 6:30 Saturday.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has live folk, blues, Hawaiian and classic rock acoustic music by Mike Morgan and Friends at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Hooligans in Soldotna has live music by Tuff-e-Nuff at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Place in North Kenai has live music by 9 Spine from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

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

The VFW post in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Fridays and bluegrass jam sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for members and guests.

The Riverside House in Soldotna presents "After 10," a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. A DJ plays favorite Top 40 dance music until 5 a.m.

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.

Films

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 Fireweed Gallery in Homer has "Wrinkles — Baby Soft to Botox," a photographic journey through the ages by Homer photographer Christina Whiting, on display through March.

Anchorage events

The Anchorage Symphony will hold a Specialty Imports wine-tasting benefit the evening of March 31 at the Hotel Captain Cook Discovery Ballroom. The event will include samples from more than 30 wineries, appetizers, music and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 and are available at the Brown Jug Liquor Warehouse on the Old Seward Highway and by calling the symphony office at (907) 274-8668.

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has "The Blue Guitar: An Exhibition of Music in Art" in the children's gallery through May. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.



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