What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2009

Best Bets

* Nikiski High will present the Broadway hit, "Bye Bye Birdie" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

* The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will host the Kenai Peninsula College Watercolor Exhibit Reception at 1:30 p.m. today at the Fireweed Diner at the Food Bank. Celia Anderson's watercolor students created original artwork for the food bank as part of their Student Service Learning Project. For more information, call 262-3111.

Events and Exhibits

* Artists Without Borders presents a group show in conjunction with "Unhinged", works done on a door or window, upstairs in the 4D Building on the corner of Marydale and the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna.

* Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna artist of the month at its Sterling Highway location is Melody Lee Gleichman; and its Kobuk location is Lyla Marey.

* The Kasilof Historical Society's cabin museum is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. It has historical displays, and area artists and crafters are invited to display their work on weekends. The cabin is at Mile 1.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call Dave at 262-5125.

* The Kenai Fine Arts Center at 816 Cook Ave. Kenai will host the 20th Annual Student Art Show, "Visual Feast" through the end of the month.

* The Funky Monkey in the C Plaza in Kenai artist of the month is Tony Lewis.

* The Nikiski Community Rec Center holds arts and crafts class from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Fridays at the center. Youth in grades one through six may participate. Preregistration is not required. The cost is $3 a class. For more information, call 776-8800.

* The Kenai Performers have created a four season Poetry Tree in the library where everyone is invited to share a favorite poem with the community. Ask a staff member to attach your poem to the Poetry Tree. For more information, call Julie Niederhauser at 283-4378.

* The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center on Ski Hill Road outside Soldotna has films on wildlife, the refuge and the history of the area daily at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. For more information and complete program listings, call 262-7021.

Entertainment

* AMVETS Post No. 4 holds blind draw darts at 7 p.m. Wednesdays; Texas Hold 'Em at 7 p.m. Fridays and 4 p.m. Sundays; and karaoke with Chris and Nita at 8 p.m. Saturdays.

* Bluegrass jam sessions are at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Sessions on the first Thursday of the month are at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.

* Hooligan's in Soldotna has music by the Free Beer Band on Monday nights; karaoke Wednesday nights; 150 Grit on Thursday nights; and live music Friday and Saturday nights.

* Rainbow Bar in Kenai has karaoke at 10 p.m. Sundays; free Texas Hold 'Em at 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; and live music with Maybrey Brothers from 10:30 p.m. until 3:30 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

* The Duck Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

* The Riverside House in Soldotna hosts the After 10 party Fridays and Saturdays with Rock Star DJ Service. Dancing until 5 a.m. On Friday and Saturday Ninespine will play from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

* Veronica's in Kenai will host open mic night at 6:30 p.m. Friday; and Saturday, George Navarre and Friends will play at 6:30 p.m.

* The 406 in Kenai has karaoke with Steve and Debbie at 9 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Upcoming events

* The Performing Arts Society will host musician, vocalist and storyteller Lauren Pelon at 7 p.m. May 15 at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center. Pelon will perform "The Living Roots of Music," a narrated showcase of music from the far corners of the earth and from distant centuries to the present. Pelon, a founding member of the Alaska-based band Banish Misfortune, has performed worldwide, as well as on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students. Tickets are available at Already Read and Funky Monkey in Kenai and at River City Books, North Country Fair and Sweeney's in Soldotna. For more information, call 907-262-4084.

* A reading by author Miranda Weiss of her book "Tide, Feather, Snow: A Life in Alaska" will be held at 4 p.m. May 17 at River City Books in Soldotna at the Y.

Films

* Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 for listings and times.

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

Down the Road

* Gallery Turquoise at Mile 49.5 of the Sterling Highway in Cooper Landing is open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment by calling the owner at 907-595-1434.

* The Pratt Museum in Homer is located at 3779 Bartlett St. For more information, call 907-235-8635 or e-mail the museum director at info@pratt-museum.org.

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