What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2001

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The Aurora Dancers second annual dance production will be held Saturday at Kenai Central High School. The Kenai Peninsula College Dancers will perform, as well as other guest artists. This event will take place at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6.

The MS Walk to benefit Multiple Sclerosis will be held Saturday, with check-in at 9 a.m. at McDonalds.

Events and Exhibits

The Kenai Fine Arts Center presents a watercolor exhibition by members of the guild. The show will run through May 31. The gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10-4.

The Kenai Performers will present "You Can't Take it With You" on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. To reserve tickets for dinner theater or Sunday's matinee, call 283-4515.

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

Kaladi Brothers is featuring artist Melinda Hershberger in May.

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.

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 by 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 doorknob 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.

Peninsula Furs Inc. at Mile 80 of Bing's Landing State Park Road features Native arts, ivory and more by local artists. Fur and leather coats, vests, slippers, and infant and children's products. Local artists include Michael Sausedo, Joe Blachford, John Morris, Doug Linstrand and Sonny Miller.

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.


The Katmai has music by The Dangling Wrangler at 9 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. Friday's music will be provided by Blues on Tap at 9 p.m.

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, six miles south of Soldotna, presents karaoke by the Mic Hoggers on Friday nights.

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

North Star Dance Studio's Recital "Dancing Around the World" will be held May 19 at Soldotna High School auditorium. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Down the Road

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

The Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society will present "2001: An Art Odyssey," through May 30 at the William Henry Gallery.

The Kachemak Bay Campus of the Kenai Peninsula College will hold an opening reception of its 2001 Student Art Showcase Friday 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, held through May 30. For more information, call (907) 235-5345.

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

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will present the Summer String Festival in Homer Aug. 2-12. The week will be filled with concerts. Call (907) 235-6318 for more information.

Anchorage Events

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art will host the Anchorage Book and Film Discussion Group, High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes at 7 p.m. today.

More than Craft, contemporary craft from the Anchorage Museum of History and Art collection will open on the second floor of the Atrium.

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art will present Alaska Design Forum Arizona environmental artist Exhibition with Hal Gage at 7 p.m. Monday.

The Anchorage Concert Association will present the Broadway musical "Chicago" through May Sunday 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.

Saturday Market featuring local produce and hand crafts will be held every Saturday through September on Third Avenue and E Street. Call (907) 276-7207 for more information.

The Irish Music and Cultural Festival will be held June 1 through 3, featuring a Celtic celebration of food, music and dance. For more information, call (907) 566-2028.


For local times and listings see our movies pages

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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