What’s Happening

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2006

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· The Guthrie Family Legacy Tour, featuring Arlo Guthrie and openers Beau Soleil, will appear at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. June 9. Ticket prices are $38 for members of KBBI and KDLL radio, $40 for nonmembers and $25 for ages 4-16. Tickets are available at Sugar Magnolia’s in Soldotna, Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai, in Homer at the Homer Bookstore, Solstice Music, Amped Café, KBBI, and in Ninilchik at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds office or online at www.inticketing.com. See story, this page.

· The Kenai River Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the City of Kenai Green Strip. The Festival includes vendors, artists, educational activities, a rod and reel giveaway for children and a live raptor booth with a snowy owl, a northern hawk owl and a goshawk. For more information, call 260-5449 or visit www.kenaiwatershed.org/kenairiverfest.html. For a list of times for scheduled activities and performers, see B-2.

Events and Exhibits

· The Anchorage club music collective Zero Mass Theory will present an all age dance party called project: X from 8:30 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday. Scheduled DJs are Josh D, Uzoma, Dig Sista, Sypher and Jacob Mattie vs. Church. All the DJs are Alaskans. Admission is $10 for the first 50 arrivals and $15 for those arriving afterwards.

· The KPHA Bingo Hall in Kenai will host an overnight L.A.N. party from 6:30 p.m. tonight until noon Friday. The games to be played are “Counter Strike: 1.6,” “Counter Strike: Source,” Unreal Tournament 2004” and “Call of Duty.” Admittance to the party is $10. Anyone with a PC, any of the games to be played and L.A.N. capabilities is welcome to attend, but preregistration is encouraged. For more information or to register, visit http://tsinc-ak.com/lans.html. For more information, call 252-5503.

· Frames and Things in Soldotna has the work of Sharon Freeman through June.

· The Triumvirate Bookstore and Gallery in the Peninsula Center Mall has the work of painter Tatiana Butler through June. The gallery is open from 12 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, call 953-7262.

· Winners of the Arctic Winter Games “Release the Spirit Within” quilt art challenge are on display at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska and the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai and the Aspen Hotel, Robin Place Fabrics, Hutchings Chevrolet, the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Mykel’s Restaurant, Wells Fargo Bank and Raven’s Roost in Soldotna.

· The Kasilof Historical Society’s cabin museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. It has historical displays and area artists and crafters are invited to display their work at the cabin on weekends. The cabin is at Mile .5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call 262-0822.

· 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. The center is on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna and has educational displays and occasional interpretive programs. For more information, call 262-7021.

· The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway has “The Kenai Experience,” which features art in many mediums, on display through August. It also has animal mounts, historic items and Alaska Native artifacts. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. There is a market with Alaska Grown produce and products from 30 vendors open in the center’s parking lot from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 283-1991.

· The Soldotna Animal Hospital at 42479 Sterling Highway has original pottery works from area artist Mark Harro on display through July. For more information, call 260-7851.


· BJ’s Lounge in Soldotna has Hobo Jim at 9 p.m. today through Saturday, June 15-17, 23-24 and 29-30. The shows on Fridays and Saturdays cost $3 after 8 p.m. The Thursday shows are free.

· Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai has an open mic at 6:30 p.m. today, the Bob Ramponi Jazz Trio at 6:30 p.m. Friday, the Tim Sturm Band at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and a folk jam on the deck at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

· Hooligan’s in Soldotna has an open jam session at 10 p.m. Thursdays, live music from Tuff ’E ’Nuff at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dan Sullivan at 8 p.m. Sundays, The Free Beer Band at 10 p.m. Mondays, 150 Grit at 10 p.m. Tuesdays and karaoke at 10 p.m. Wednesdays.

· The Clam Shell Lodge in Clam Gulch has Rebel Blues at 9 p.m. Saturday.

· The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has the Mabrey Brothers from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and a poker challenge at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

· The Riverside House in Soldotna has “After 10,” a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. A DJ plays favorite Top 40 dance music.

· The Place Bar and Grill in North Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Saturdays and poker at 7:30 p.m. Sundays and Mondays.

· Sockeye’s Restaurant in Kenai Landing has live country and western at 9 p.m. Thursdays, Mike Morgan and Friends at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and an open mic, hosted by Morgan, at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

· Mykel’s Restaurant in Soldotna has Dave Unruh at 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

· Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has David Edwards-Smith at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

· AmVets Post No. 4 in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 8 p.m. Saturdays and blind darts at 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

· George’s Casino has a poker challenge at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays.

· The Maverick Saloon in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Mondays.

· The Duck Inn has karaoke at 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Upcoming Events

· The Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival will take place at various times June 16 and 17 at the Susan B. English School in Seldovia. The festival will feature performances from more than 15 musicians, comedians, poets and dance groups, as well as workshops on songwriting, vocal harmony, guitar, flute and Irish dance. Tickets are $20 per performance, $10 per workshops or $35 for an all festival pass. For more information, visit www.xyz.net/~selarts or call the Seldovia Arts Council at (907) 234-7614.

· The Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 17 and noon to 5 p.m. June 18 in downtown Moose Pass. On June 17, the festival will feature music from Sticky Wicket, Backstrap, Caines Head, Alderbash and a pie baking contest. On June 18, there will be a raffle drawing and auction. Both days will have food booths, bake sale items, vendors and games for children.

· KDLL’s Summer Solstice Arts and Music Festival at 3 p.m. June 21 at the Diamond M Ranch B and B at mile 16.5 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The first band starts at 3 p.m. and the last starts at midnight. The festival also includes vendors, activities for children, arts crafts and food. There is no admission fee or vendor fee. For more information, call 283-9424 or visit www.diamondmranch.com.

· The Kenai Landing dinner theater will have touring musician and Wasilla native Matt Hopper, with the Tim Sturm Band opening, at 8 p.m. June 30. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information on the artist, visit www.matthopper.com or www.hatcherpassrecords.com.


· Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 for weekly listings and show times.

· Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for weekly listings and show times.

· Kenai Landing’s dinner theater will screen the following films at 4 p.m. this week: “Forrest Gump” today; “The Little Mermaid” Friday; “The Godfather” Saturday; “Some Like It Hot” Sunday; “A Fist Full of Dollars” Monday; “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” Tuesday; and “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” Wednesday. The following films will be screened at 7 p.m.: “Saving Private Ryan” today; “Raging Bull” Friday; “The Godfather Part II” Saturday; “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” Monday; “True Grit” Tuesday; and “Braveheart” Wednesday. All screenings are free and open to the public.

Down the Road

· Readings from winners of the Kenai Peninsula Writers Conference’s youth categories will read at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Council on the Arts.

· The Kachemak Bay Writers Conference will take place Friday through Thursday at the Land’s End Resort in Homer. The conference will feature 22 nationally recognized authors, editors and agents who will conduct workshops, do readings and present panels on fiction, nonfiction, children’s writing, nature writing poetry and the business of writing. An registration fee of $300 must be paid in advance. For more information, visit http://writersconference.homer.alaska.edu.

· Pier One Theatre on the Homer Spit has “The Last Session,” directed by Raneice Sutton, at 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. For reservations or more information, call (907) 235-7333 or visit www.pieronetheatre.org.

· The Alibi in Homer has Elders on Fire at 10 p.m. June 15 through 16.

Anchorage Events

· The Guthrie Family Legacy Tour featuring Arlo Guthrie and openers Beau Soleil will appear in Atwood Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Tickets are between $25 and $35 and are available by calling (907) 263-2787, (907) 488-0556 or by visiting www.CenterTix.net or www.acousticadventures.com.

· The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has on display “Hunters of the Sky: An Exhibition on Birds of Prey” and “Southwest Alaska: A World of National Parks and Wildlife Refuges at the Crossroads” though Sept. 17. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays.

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