The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra presents "An Evening of Classics" at 7 p.m. Friday at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Admission is $5 at the door. The concert will include numerous solos and group performances by area residents.
The Kenai River Council on the Arts presents May Faire, a Renaissance fair fund-raiser, at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sackett's Roadhouse Grill in Sterling. Tickets are $75, $40 being a tax-deductible donation. Tickets are available at Sackett's, in Kenai at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center and in Soldotna at Art Works and River City Books. For more information, contact Marty Hapeman at 262-1777 or Allen Auxier at 283-8433.
Events and Exhibits
The Boy Scouts will have a Mother's Day breakfast at the Elks Lodge in Kenai Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from a Scout or at the door. Proceeds will help the Scouts pay for summer Boy Scout camp.
Hawaiian slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr. (www.kahumoku.com) will perform traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center. He will be accompanied by Nancy Sweeney, who will dance a traditional hula as part of the evening's performance. Tickets will be available at the door and are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and Kenai Peninsula College students and free for children under 10. For more information, contact Mike Morgan at 262-6548, or e-mail email@example.com. Kahumoku and Sweeney will perform in Seldovia May 20.
The Kenai Peninsula College Art Gallery presents a bachelor of arts exhibition by Sarah Glaves through May 17. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
Mykel's in Soldotna presents artist of the month Mark Anderson.
Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has Steve Hileman and Patience Urinko 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.
Mike Morgan will play at Buster's Coffee House in Kenai at 7 p.m. today.
The Vagabond Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road presents music by Love Tap at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Kaladi Brothers Coffee in Soldotna presents music by Richard Kidd at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
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 23rd annual Snug Harbor Snail-a-thon, a major fund-raiser for Cooper Landing School and the community center, is May 18. The trek from St. John Neumann Catholic Church on Snug Harbor Road to the Snail-a-thon picnic beach site begins at 10 a.m., followed by a potluck picnic. Hot dogs, coffee and soft drinks are provided by the Dall Homemak-ers.
The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life will be held May 31 and June 1 at the Skyview High School track. The relay is an overnight event. Each team tries to have one member on the track for the whole 24 hours. There are team contests and lots of music and entertainment. For more information, call Corbi at 262-7711.
The 13th annual All-Alaska Gun Show, sponsored by the Soldotna Lions Club, will be held at the Soldotna Sports Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 25 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 26. Admission for adults is $3; seniors and children are $2. For more information, call 262-7223.
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
"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 be on display at the Pratt Museum through September.
Pier One Theatre presents "Short Flights," an evening of one-act plays directed by Craig Phillips, Wednesday through Sunday at Smoky Bay School, 177 E. Bunnell St.
The Fireweed Gallery presents the following events: The Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society's 2002 Spring Show will be on display through June 6 with a reception from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Seldovia's Living Dreams Studio, Eliz Olivella and Jorge Pablo present "Dos Tierras," a sculptural pottery and tile show on display through June 6 with a reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday. A meet-and-greet event with Anchorage artist and printmaker Marvin Niemeyer, who will present "Hand-colored Etchings of Alaska," also will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
The Anchorage concert Association presents Grupo Corpo Companhia de Danca at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 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 $19 to $31.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for information is Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, call 283-7551.
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