What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2001

Best Bets

The Kenai Performers will present "You Can't Take it With You" on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. To reserve tickets, call 283-4515.

The youth drama program of the Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula in Kenai will present "An Evening in Old Italy," an evening of plays for all ages set in Italy, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Kenai Central High School Little Theater. Admission is free, but donations at the door are encouraged. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 2682.

Events and Exhibits

The Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau and Kenai Peninsula College will present "2001: A Fish Odyssey," starting Tuesday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai. A grand opening reception will be held May 4 at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through Sept. 3.

River City Books will have stories for kids with Connie Tarbox at 11:15 a.m. Saturday and music and song with Matt and Yvette at 7 p.m. On Sunday, there will be violin duets with Karin Parkhauser and Sue Biggs beginning at 2 p.m.

Members of the North Kenai Baptist Church will do quilting and crafts on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the church. It is open to the public. For more information, call 776-8234.

The annual Kenai Peninsula College Student Art Show will run through Friday. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The show features various art media of students attending KPC.

Kaladi Brothers will feature artwork by Kenai Peninsula Borough School District art teachers through Monday.

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.

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," 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 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; 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.

Entertainment

BJ's Lounge will present Hobo Jim Friday at 9 p.m.

Kaladi Brothers will have music by Mike Morgan from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

George's Casino 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 Rainbow Bar in Kenai presents music by the Mabrey 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 will have country dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, live music by Mark the Danglin' Wrangler on Thursday and Saturday nights at 9, music by Blues on Tap at 9 p.m. Saturday and karaoke with Sherri at 6 p.m. Sunday.

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

Chapman School presents "Annie," a schoolwide production involving grades kindergarten through eighth, May 5 at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Homer High School Mariner Theater. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children under 11 and $15 for a family of six or more. Tickets are available at Solstice, The Bookstore, Chapman School or at the door.

Lasting Stitches will host Sew Saturday at 9 a.m. May 12 at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai.

Down the Road

Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery presents "Masque of the Selke," collage photos by Stephanie Alton. The exhibit runs through Wednesday.

"Dedicated to the Cooks," by Marjorie Scholl, acrylic on canvas that celebrates the art of cooking, is on display at the William Henry Gallery through May 3.

The Bunnell Street Gallery presents the exhibit "Memento," by Paula Dickey, through May 3.

The Picture Alaska Gallery is showing "Embellished Watercolor Marbling," by Sue Zajac, through May 3.

The Pratt Museum will present a solo exhibition by Ron Senungetuk titled, "Isami."

The Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society will present "2001: An Art Odyssey," May 4 through June 6 with an opening reception May 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the William Henry Gallery.

The Kachemak Bay Campus of the Kenai Peninsula College will hold an opening reception of its annual 2001 Student Art Showcase May 4 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Homer Council on the Arts. The multimedia exhibit will include the work of this year's art students in photography, ceramics, jewelry, drawing, painting and sculpture. The art show will run through May 19.

Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery presents "Have I Got a Story for You," beadwork by Barbara Cordy, May 4 through 30, with an opening reception May from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (907) 235-5345.

Pier One Theatre and Homer High School will present "Midsummer Night's Dream" Thursdays through Saturdays from May 17 through June 2. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (907) 235-7333.

Anchorage Events

The Anchorage Opera will present the award-winning play "Master Class" beginning today through Sunday at the Sydney Lawrence Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $20. For more information, call (907) 263-ARTS.

The Native Youth Olympics will be held today through Saturday at the University of Alaska Anchorage with more than 250 Alaska Native students competing in traditional sports. For more information, call (907) 265-5981.

The Anchorage Concert Association will present the Broadway musical "Chicago" May 9-13 at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. each day with 3 p.m. matinees also on May 10, 12 and 13. Tickets range from $29 to $65 and can be purchased by calling 263-ARTS, (800) GRT-SEAT or at CarrsTix outlets.

Films

See our online movies section for listings and times.

Call Orca at 262-7003 for weekly listings and show times.

Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for weekly listings and show times.

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 clarion@alaska.net.

To have your event listed, information must be received by Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, call 283-7551.



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