What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2000

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The Cinema Forum will view and discuss "The Godfather" at its final forum Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Soldotna High School library. The forum is free to the public. For more information, call 262-4561.

Events and Exhibits

"Alaska 2000: A Celebration of Wildlife Art" is on display through July 31 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The exhibit includes more than 75 original paintings of Alaska wildlife by 28 artists from Alaska and other parts of North America. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 283-1991.

Kaladi Brothers features a mixed media show by Ben Hastings and Steve Hileman for the month of May.

The Soldotna Animal Hospital is featuring the watercolor paintings of Marian Bowser for the month of May.

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.

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. 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.

Alaskan Gift Gallery features the works of Jim Evenson, stone lithography; Paula Dickey, watercolor; Francis Blatchford, oil works; Helen Brown, silk paintings; wood bowls by Al Janonis, Sonnie Miller and Jesse Playle; stained glass by Noel Widmayer; etched glass by Rob Jolly; pottery by Karen Ottenbreit; and jade putters by Tom Wagoner.

Old Town Village Restaurant features historic pictures of the early days in Kenai.


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 Mo' Better Blues on Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

The Katmai will present Mark LeBrell on Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m.

Upcoming Events

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

"In the details," watercolor paintings by Leslie Klaar will run through May 31 at the William Henry Gallery.

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.

Anchorage Events

The 12th annual Alaska Sea Kayaking Symposium will be held Friday through Sunday on the campus of the Alaska Pacific University.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents "A Fine and Pleasant Misery," starring Tim Behrens, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee Saturday 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.

Artist Peggie Hunnicutt will conduct a one-day beginners' drawing and design workshop at the University of Alaska Anchorage on May 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hunnicutt will introduce and demonstrate a step-by-step approach to realism and design, using a variety of right-brain exercises. Students need to pick up material list before class and come to class prepared to draw. For registration information, call (907) 786-6755.

Will Triplett will perform at 8 p.m. May 25 at the Fourth Avenue Theater. Rank Strangers and Ken Peltier also will perform. Ticket prices are $20 in advance or $23 at the door or call (907) 263-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.


The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge features free wildlife films on Saturday and Sunday hourly from noon to 4 p.m. The film showing this week is "Wild Wolves." Visitor center hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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, 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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