What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2000

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Clave Music of Homer will present music by Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman today 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 $16 at the door.

The Seward Harbor Opening Weekend -- or SHOW -- will be held Saturday and Sunday. Events include a "sailor's" breakfast, jazz festival, street dance, knot-tying demonstrations, dance performances, model sailboat races, a boat parade and a raffle to benefit Special Olympics. For more information, call (907) 224-5448, 224-3825 or 224-3160.

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 offers several watercolors by Anchor Point artist Peggy Hunt; wearable art items by Lila Krohn, Nancy Engle and Kathleen Logan; spruce burl furniture by Bob Kuiper; silver and gold jewelry by Tami Marsters; baskets by Kim Hyde and Pat Morrison; fox-trimmed slippers by Stephanie Neering; pottery by Libby Berezin, Elizabeth West and Peggy Thompson; and stained glass by Joyce Getchell, Rob Jolly and Lisa Carlon.

Alaskan Gift Gallery will have area Attu basket weaver Virgina Stephens in residence, showing visitors her artistry on Thursday's and Friday's from 1 to 3 p.m. through May. The gallery also features stone lithography by Jim Evenson; watercolors by Paula Dickey; oil works by Francis Blatchford; silk paintings by Helen Brown; 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 Kubicki on Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

Kaladi Brothers will feature music by Mike Morgan, Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m.

Veronica's Coffeehouse will feature music by Whitey's Blue Moon Revue on Saturday at 7 p.m.

The Vagabond Inn will feature the music of Ice Box on Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.

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

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

Artist Peggie Hunnicutt will conduct a one-day beginners' drawing and design workshop at the University of Alaska Anchorage on Saturday 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 "The Miracle of the Scarlet Salmon." 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. 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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