Soldotna High School will present "Romeo and Juliet in Mind" today, Friday and Saturday at the Soldotna High School Theater. The play is a freely adapted fantasy loosely based on characters and events from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." Tickets will be available each night at the theater box office. Admission is $3 for adults and students, and $1 for children 12 and under. Performances begin each night at 7:30 p.m.
River City Books in Soldotna presents stories for kids with Kathy Wartinbee at 11:15 a.m. Saturday. At 7 p.m., Ann Wilson and Scott McLane will present slides, music and art of Cambodia.
Events and Exhibits
"Visual Art Celebration," a Kenai Peninsula Borough School District student art show, will be on display at the Kenai Fine Arts Gallery during April. Light snacks and drinks will be served.
Kaladi Brothers Coffee in Soldotna presents Jay and Connie Goltz as its artists of the month.
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.
Buster's Coffee House in Kenai presents music by Mike Morgan from 7 to 10 p.m. today. Buster's is on the Kenai Spur Highway behind Summit Cleaners, next to the Big Dipper Car Wash. For more information or directions, call 283-6774 or 262-6548.
Sackett's Roadhouse Grill presents music by Mike Morgan from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday.
Kenai Joe's presents music by 10-Cent Zen at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The Vagabond Inn in Kenai presents blues and classic rock music by Mike Morgan and Baked Alaskans, featuring Kurt Eriksson, at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 283-9211.
Kaladi Brothers Coffee in Soldotna presents music by Mike Morgan from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
The Clam Shell Lodge in Clam Gulch presents music by Tuff-E-Nuff at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 19 and 20.
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.
The Kenai Community Library presents "Low Tide and Libraries," a reading by Dana Stabenow at 6:30 p.m. April 18.
The Kenai Peninsula College Sunday Showcase presents "A Celebration of the Arts," at 3 p.m. April 21. Activities include a reception for the student art show, along with entertainment featuring KPC dancers as well as a variety of performances highlighting the wide range of musical talent found at KPC. Among those performing will be Dr. Dave Wartinbee, Les Bender and a duet with Whitey and Sarah Glaves.
Karen Savoca will perform with Pete Heitzman at 7:30 p.m. April 25 at the Seward High School Auditorium to debut her latest CD, "All My Excuses." Tickets are $15 and are available at Railway Cantina in Seward, Estes Bros. Grocery in Moose Pass, at the door and by contacting Erin Knotek at 288-3674. Doors open at 7 p.m. and refreshments will be available at the show. For more information, contact Erin Knotek at 288-3674.
See our movies page for weekly show times and listings.
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 "Flower Power," a color photography show by Carmen Field through May 1.
The Pratt Museum presents "Jubilee," a student art showcase from Homer area schools, through Monday.
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 book-signing with Ray Troll, Ketchikan author, artist and shark expert at 6:30 p.m. April 23. Troll will introduce his new book, "Sharkabet," and present a slideshow of amazing facts. There will be door prizes, admission is free and "Sharkabet" posters will be given to the first 25 people (one per family).
Performance artist Patricia Eckert will perform "Born Vegetarian" and "Scared Silly," the first two parts of a performance memoir Eckert wrote, at 7 p.m. April 26 at the Bunnell Street Gallery in Homer. For mature audiences only.
The Mud Bay Madrigal Society will sing a "Welcome to Spring" concert at 3 p.m. April 28 at the Bunnell Street Gallery in Homer. The selection of English and Italian madrigals range from springtime themes to tragic, comical, unrequited, and often discreetly ribald, love.
"Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People," an exhibit reflecting the traditional lifestyle and rich cultural history of Alaska's Alutiiq people, will open at the Pratt Museum with a reception May 3. The museum will be closed April 19 through 22 to prepare for the exhibit.
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 final program will be Wednesday.
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.
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The deadline for information is Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, call 283-7551.
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