What's Happening

Posted: Friday, June 02, 2000

Best Bet

BJ's Lounge will present the music of Hobo Jim on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m.

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 through the month of June.

The Soldotna Animal Hospital is featuring oil paintings by Andrea Moyer in June.

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 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 Tuff Enuff on Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

Kaladi Brothers will feature the solo performance of Mike Morgan on Saturday at 7 p.m.

The Katmai will present music by Mark the Dangling Wrangler on Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m.

The Riverside House presents "After 10," a dance party, Friday and Saturday night. D.J. Ian will play favorite Top 40 dance music until 5 a.m.

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

The Tustumena Lodge will present music by Baked Alaskans Saturday at 10 p.m.

The Kenai Grill in Cooper Landing will present Whitey's Bluemoon Revue Saturday at 7 p.m.

Upcoming Events

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula will offer six weeks of beginning guitar lessons from June 28 to Aug. 2. The maximum number of students is 15 students, and registrations are being taken on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call Kim Lee at 283-2682.

Price William Sound Community College presents the eighth annual Last Frontier Theater Conference June 10-18 in Valdez. The conference will feature a daily play lab, panels, workshops, evening entertainment and a Saturday night gala. For more information, call (907) 834-1612.

Down the Road

The Pratt Museum presents "Public Art" in the main gallery through Sunday. 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.

"Recent Vessels," a ceramic work by James Brashear will open Friday and run through July 5 at the William Henry Gallery. A reception will be held at the gallery Friday at 5 p.m.

The Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society will offer two watercolor workshop. Friday and Saturday, Betty Atkinson will present landscape painting, and July 8 and 9, JoAnne Wold will present a workshop titled "Portraits in Watercolor and Seeing Color." The workshops are open to the public. To register, call (907) 235-9098.

The William Henry Gallery will present an outdoor "Saturday Art a-Fair" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Saturday throughout the summer. Artists will paint and display work for sale on the deck and grounds in front of the gallery.

Alice's Champagne Palace will present Carrie Newcomer on June 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $14 in advance and $16 at the door. For more information, call (907) 235-1921.

Anchorage Events

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 films showing in June are "Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Where Wildlife Comes First," "Miracle of the Scarlet Salmon" and "Arctic Kingdom: Life at the Edge." Visitor center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 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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