The musical "Annie Get Your Gun" will be presented Friday, Saturday, Sunday and April 19, 20, 21 and 22 at Soldotna High School Auditorium. All shows begin at 7 p.m. except Sunday performances, which are at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in Kenai at Charlotte's, the Merit Inn, Malston's and Halcyon Spalon, and in Soldotna at River City Books, Sweeney's and The Music Box.
A murder mystery dinner party will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Senior Center. The cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children. For ticket information, call 283-4156.
Events and Exhibits
n School District all-borough art show, "A Visual Feast," will be held Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. The show will run through April 25.
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 creative spirit class Saturday at the J and H Sewing and Vacuum Center, 222 N. Binkley in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-6363.
Lasting Stitches will host Sew Saturday at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai.
River City Books presents Stories for Kids with Tracy Leigh Wimmer at 11:15 a.m. Saturday. At 7 p.m., Laryfred Staats will present "Aligning Body, Mind and Spirit," in conjunction with World Tai Chai Day.
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.
Wondering where time has gone? Alaskan Gift and Gallery in Kenai has a display of clocks made by area artisans Russell Burnett, Mike Efta, Tom Wagoner, Al Janonis, George Callison, Harvey Douthit, Ray Wright and Alvin Pierce. Also, Jim Evenson's newest lithograph, "Wilderness Experience," has just been released and is on display.
Northcountry Fair in Soldotna offers pottery by Libby Berezin; silver jewelry by Judie Gumm; aluminum clocks by Andy Kirsch; painted ceramics by Jeannie Shirk; ceramic fish drawer pulls by Shawnee Kinney; and switch plate covers by Judy Winn.
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 presents music by Gypsy and the Vagabonds at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
BJ's Lounge will present live comedy by Rod Long Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m.
George's Casino has a DJ playing Top 40 music every Tuesday through Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday live music.
The Rainbow Bar in Kenai presents music by the Maybrey Brothers every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.
J-Bar-B, 6 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
The Kenai Performers will present "You Can't Take it With You," April 27, 28, 29, May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. To reserve tickets, call 283-4515.
The Kenai Peninsula College Sunday Showcase's next feature will be "Celebration of the Arts" on April 22. Additional information will be announced later.
The Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau and Kenai Peninsula College will present "2001: A Fish Odyssey," starting May 1 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.
Down the Road
"Dedicated to the Cooks," by Marjorie Scholl, acrylic on canvas, opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the William Henry Gallery. The exhibit, which runs through May 3, celebrates the art of cooking. For more information, call 235-3411.
Ptarmigan Art Back Room Gallery presents "Masque of the Selk," collage photos by Stephanie Alton. The exhibit opens Friday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. It runs through May 2.
"Rarefied Light," an exhibition of photography, will be on display at the Pratt Museum through April 15.
The Anchorage Concert Association will present flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Evangeline Concert Hall. For tickets, call (800) GRT-SEAT.
The Anchorage Concert Association will present fiddler Mark O'Conner April 22 at 4 p.m. at the Evangeline Concert Hall. For tickets, call (800) GRT-SEAT.
The Anchorage Opera will present Master Class on April 19 through 29 at the Sydney Lawrence Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Call (907) 263-ARTS for ticket information.
See current listings and times at our online movie pages
Call Orca at 262-7003 for weekly listings and show times.
Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for weekly listings and show times.
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