What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2000

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Kenai Peninsula College's Sunday Showcase, "Celebration of the Arts," features the artistry of Celia Anderson's classes, dance performances by Lane Means' classes, a student art show in the KPC Gallery and a recital by the KPC Community Chorus. The showcase will be at 3 p.m. in the Brockel Building with a reception following.

Events and Exhibits

The Kenai Fine Arts Center's 11th annual Visual Feast, a juried student art show, will be held through Friday. The exhibit features middle and high school artwork from students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Spring 2000 Kenai Peninsula College Student Exhibition will run through Wednesday. The gallery is open to the public in the Brockel Building at the Soldotna Campus Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kaladi Brothers features photographs by Wayne Johnson through Sunday.

The Soldotna Animal Hospital is featuring the Kenai Potters Guild Clay Art Show through Sunday. For more information, call 262-7851.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center displays ethnographic material from the Athabaskan, Yupik Eskimo and Aleut cultures. Complimentary Alaska videos are available for viewing. 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 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. The center is located on Ski Hill Road near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Funny River Road in Soldotna. Movies are shown every hour Friday and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 262-7021.

Birch Tree Gallery has artwork, including pottery by Libby Berezin, Peggy Thompson and Emily Berezin; jewelry by Tami Marsters and Tuesday Logan Twohy; slippers by Stephanie Neering; vests by Lila Krohn; stained glass by Lisa Carlon, Joyce Getchell and Rob Jolly; scarves and mittens by Kathleen Logan; baskets by Pat Morrison and Kim Hyde; and burl furniture by Bob Kuiper.

Entertainment

George's Casino features music by a DJ starting at 9 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

The Maverick Club presents karaoke Mondays and Thursdays at 9 p.m.

The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has live music with the Mabrey Brothers Band every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.

The Clam Shell Lodge presents Kubicki on Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

The Katmai Inn will feature the music of Mark LeBrell Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m.

River City Books will feature the family-oriented presentation, "American roots music -- What is it?" by Mike Morgan at 7 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public.

Kaladi Brothers presents Mixed Emotions on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Upcoming Events

The Soldotna Elks Lodge No. 2706 will sponsor a free public skating party at Alaska Great Skate May 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. Door prizes and games will be available.

Clave Music of Homer will present music by Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman on May 18 at 8 p.m. at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. Tickets will be available at the Old Town Village Restaurant and River City Books. Prices are $14 or $16 at the door.

Down the Road

The Pratt Museum presents "Public Art" in the main gallery through June 4. The lower gallery will feature a "River of Bears," which will run through summer. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society will present its Spring Art Show at the William Henry Gallery through Tuesday.

Richard Benson, a multimedia painter, will present a public slide show of his work and lead an open discussion on the topic of juried shows and the jurying process Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Pratt Museum. For more information, call (907) 235-8635.

Anchorage Events

The Alaska Native Heritage Center features teaching artists at the center through Sunday. For more information, call (907) 330-8056.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents the Canadian Brass, a brass quintet, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall. Tickets are available by calling (907) 263-ARTS or (800) GRT-SEAT, at all Carrs Tix outlets and the box office at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

The 12th annual Alaska Sea Kayaking Symposium will be held May 12-14 on the campus of the Alaska Pacific University.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents "A Fine and Pleasant Misery," starring Tim Behrens, May 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee May 13 at 2 p.m. at the Discovery Theater. Tickets are available by calling (907) 263-ARTS or (800) GRT-SEAT, at all Carrs Tix outlets and the box office at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

The Imaginarium is a science discovery center located at 737 W. Fifth Ave. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 276-3179.

Films

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, P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611. You also may fax the information to 283-3299 or send it via e-mail to clarion@alaska.net. For questions, call 283-7551.

To have your event listed, information must be received by Monday at 5 p.m.



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