BJ's Lounge will present the music of Hobo Jim on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m.
Alaska Gift and Gallery is having its "Relocation Grand Opening" at 2 p.m. Saturday and will feature the Kenaitze Indian Tribe "Heartbeat of Mother Earth" Intertribal Drummers and "The 7th Generation" Osage Indian Dancers doing individual ceremonies at the store. A performance by the "Swampies," local native children just learning to do drumming and singing, may be a part of this celebration.
Events and Exhibits
n Alaska Gift and Gallery (located next to the Kenai Merit Inn) will be hosting the Kenai Chamber "After Hours" at 5 p.m. on Friday. There will be door prizes and refreshments available. Guests will be: Paula Dicky (June's Gallery artist); Jim Morris (artist); Ron Walden (author); Tom Willard (author); and Alan Poynor (author). (June's other "Gallery Artist", Jim Evenson, will be out of town and not available to attend.)
Lasting Stitches will host "Sew Saturday," at The Old Town Village Restaurant at 9 a.m. Saturday. Bring a sewing machine, project and supplies. Space is limited, call 283-9470 for reservations. The cost is $15 for morning snack and lunch. The next "Sew Saturday," is planned for July 15 and Aug. 12.
"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, Yup'ik 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.
Mykel's Restaurant presents Dave Unruh on acoustic guitar and Barney Wilborg on upright bass Fridays and Saturdays at 7p.m.
Millie's Moose River Inn will host a "Gemini Party" Friday, with music by Mark La Brell starting at 8:30 p.m.
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.
Veronica's Coffee House will present Mike Morgan at 7 p.m. Friday
The Old Town Village Restaurant will feature the performance of Mike Morgan at 10 p.m. every Thursday in June.
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 Ten Cent Zen at 9 p.m. Friday
The Tustumena Lodge will present music by Ten Cent Zen Saturday at 10 p.m.
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, and registrations are being taken on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call Kim Lee at 283-2682.
Prince William Sound Community College presents the eighth annual Last Frontier Theater Conference Saturday through June 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 Art Shop Gallery presents "Out of Round," a pottery show by Libby Berezin will run through Monday.
The Pratt Museum presents "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 run through July 5 at the William Henry Gallery.
The Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society will offer a watercolor workshop 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 Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $14 in advance and $16 at the door. For more information, call (907) 235-1921.
The third annual Blues on the Green Festival will be held noon to midnight Saturday through Monday at Kincaid Park and Amphitheater. Cost is $35 for adults, with children under 12 admitted free.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, call 283-7551.
To have your event listed, information must be received by Monday at 5 p.m.
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