"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. (See story, this page.)
The 13th annual Tustumena Lodge Scavenger Hunt is Easter Sunday at 1 p.m.
Events and Exhibits
River City Books presents stories for kids, with Kari Mohn, at 11:15 a.m. Saturday. At 7 p.m., Bill Larned will sing and play the guitar.
Kaladi Brothers Coffee in Soldotna presents Soldotna Elementary School students as its artists of the month.
Martha Merry will present "The Art of Spinning" April 4 at River City Books in Soldotna as part of a First Thursday event.
"Visual Art Celebration" a Kenai Peninsula Borough School District student art show will be on display at the Kenai Fine Arts Gallery during April. There will be an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. April 5. Light snacks and drinks will be served.
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.
Sackett's Roadhouse Grill in Sterling presents music by Mike Morgan from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday.
BJ's in Soldotna presents music by Butch Leman at 9 p.m. Friday.
Kaladi Brothers Coffee in Soldotna presents music by Mike Morgan from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
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.
World Music for the Kenai presents Nashville recording artist Amy Rigby (www.amyrigby.com) one night only at the Soldotna Senior Center. The quirky and comedic singer-songwriter-guitarist will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 5. Tickets will be sold at the door. General admission is $12, admission for seniors and Kenai Peninsula College students is $10. For more information, call Mike Morgan at 262-6548 or e-mail to email@example.com.
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 Fireweed Gallery presents a reception for "Flower Power," a color photography show by Carmen Field, from 5 to 7 p.m. April 5. The exhibit is open April 5 to May 1.
The Pratt Museum presents "Jubilee," a student art showcase from Homer area schools, through April 15.
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 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.
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.anchorageconcerts.org or by calling (800) 478-7328. Ticket prices range from $17 to $32.
The Anchorage Concert Association presents Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violinist, with Sergio and Odair Assad, guitarists, performing an afternoon of gypsy-inspired music at 4 p.m. April 28 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 $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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for information is Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, call 283-7551.
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