What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2001

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Native Hawaiians from the Bishop Museum in Honolulu will perform traditional dances, chants and songs at the Pratt Museum outdoor performance area Monday at 11 a.m. in Homer.

Events and Exhibits

"On the Same Frequency," a play by Joe Rizzo of Nikiski, will be performed at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai today, Friday and Saturday. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. To make reservations, call 283-4515.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center presents "2001:A Fish Odyssey" through Sept. 3. The show features original artwork from more than 100 artists. Media include basketry, carving, fiber, painting, photography, quilting, scrimshaw and sculpture. Admission is $3 for adults and students and children are free. For more information, call 283-1991.

The Kenai Fine Arts Center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kaladi Brothers will feature Connie Goltz as its artist for the month of June.

Members of the North Kenai Baptist Church will do quilting and crafts on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the church. It is open to the public. For more information, call 776-8234.

Alaskan Gift and Gallery in Kenai is displaying award-winning dolls and masks by Suzanne (Panruq) Wardlow of Nikiski. The faces of the dolls and masks are carved from basswood and sometimes ivory. She uses many of the techniques she learned as a Yup'ik child in Bethel. Also, Jim Evenson's latest lithograph, "Wilderness Experience," is on display.

Northcountry Fair in Soldotna offers pottery by Libby Berezin; silver jewelry by Judie Gumm; aluminum clocks by Andy Kirsch; painted ceramics by Jeannie Shirk; ceramic fish drawer pulls by Shawnee Kinney; and switch plate covers by Judy Winn.

Birch Tree Gallery offers new works by Peggy Thompson; watercolors by Kathleen Logan and Jean Shadrach; carved birds by John Nelson; hand-woven baskets by Kim Hyde and Pat Morrison; stained glass by Lisa Carlon, Joyce Getchell and Rob Jolly; jewelry by Tami Marsters and Laurine Maxwell-Evans and wearable art by Lila Krohn and Vivian McCain.

Claudette's Folk Art and Collectables in Soldotna features Loni Galloway's stained glass, Kris Wisher's folk and antique doorknob coat racks, Star McCloud's folk art characters, Claudette Barber's sewing and silk arrangements, Loraine Larsen's Alaska jewelry and fur work, Stephanie Wortham's Alaska folk art furniture and wood pieces, Kerry Cline's hand-painted silk scarves, Dorothy Bush's birch bark baskets and Dean Talley's diamond willow canes.

Malfunction Junction Gifts at the "Y" in Soldotna offers handcrafted originals by area artists, including fur hats, gloves and slippers by Lee Martin, fused and slumped-glass window art, lamps and "hippie candles" by Jana Coffey, carved masks and "spirit dancers" by David Hendron, pottery by Laura Faeo and salmon rod holders by Bob Condon.

Peninsula Furs Inc. at Mile 80 of the Sterling Highway features Native arts and ivory by area artists, including Michael Sausedo, Joe Blachford, John Morris, Doug Linstrand and Sonny Miller.

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

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. There are many scenic hiking trails, including the Kenai River trail, which begins near the center. The center is on Ski Hill Road near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Funny River Road in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-7021.

Entertainment

The Vagabond Inn will feature Full Tilt on Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

The Lighthouse Inn in Nikiski will have music by the Milburne Elks Band Friday at 9 p.m.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna will have music by J.D. Uponen at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Tustumena Lodge in Kasilof presents music by Mike Morgan and The Baked Alaskans at 10 p.m. Saturday.

The Katmai presents karaoke with Sherri on Fridays at 9 p.m. The Danglin' Wrangler performs music at 9 p.m. Saturday.

George's Casino has a DJ playing Top 40 music every Tuesday through Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday there is live music.

The Rainbow Bar in Kenai presents music by the Mabrey Brothers every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.

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

In the Future

The Quilting on the Kenai seventh annual Quilt Extravaganza will be held June 21 and 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and June 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. The event features guest artist Letitia Hutchings, a wearable art fashion show at 7:30 p.m. June 23, vendor's booths, demonstrations and door prizes. For more information, call Robin Place Fabric at 262-5438.

There will be metal music by InCide and Chowder at the Soldotna Sports Center from 7 to 10 p.m. June 22. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, call Sean Autry at 283-9173 or Diane Autry at 262-5990.

The seventh annual Jeff Ransom Memorial Fun Run will be June 23 at the Johnson Lake picnic area in Kasilof. The run starts at 10 a.m., followed by a family barbecue from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call Mike Morgan at 262-6548.

The Rainbow Bar will hold its annual Fourth of July celebration pig roast July 7 at 4 p.m. with music by the Mabrey Brothers.

Down the Road

Pier One Theater will present a dance concert, "Ascension," choreographed by Lynee Roff. The concert will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday and again June 21, 22 and 23. For more information, call (907) 235-7333.

The William Henry Gallery presents "Of Tides and Time," color photography by Nancy Levinson, through July 4.

The Pratt Museum is featuring a solo exhibition by Ron Senungetuk titled, "Isami," through Aug. 5.

The Pratt Museum will feature the outdoor exhibit and performance art show titled "Facing the Elements," a walk-through exhibit behind the museum along the nature trail. An opening reception will be held June 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the museum. For more information, call (907) 235-8635.

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will present the Summer String Festival in Homer Aug. 2-12. The week will be filled with concerts. Call 235-6318 for more information.

Anchorage Events

Jerry (Sivaluaq) Lieb Jr., Eskimo artist and storyteller, will show handmade drums and tell stories in Gallery 7 of the Anchorage Museum of History and Art at 3 p.m. every Thursday in June.

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art will present an Alaska film series every day at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, call (907) 343-4326.

Friday through Saturday the Juneteenth festivities will celebrate Afro-American freedom with food and fun. For more information, call (907) 278-1778.

The Saturday Market, featuring local produce and hand crafts, will be held every Saturday through September on Third Avenue and E Street. For more information, call (907) 276-7207.

Sunday is the opening of two exhibits at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art. "Distant Shores: The Odyssey of Rockwell Kent" features 75 of Kent's paintings he created in the wilderness of Maine, Newfoundland, Alaska, Tierra del Fuego and Greenland. "BUGS!" is an interactive exhibit in the Children's Gallery.

Monday from 10 a.m. to noon the Summer Fine Arts Camp, "Scarab Windows," begins at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art.

Tuesday at 7 is family night at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art.

Mary Hertert, a fiber artist, will be featured as an artist at work at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Films

For local listings and times see our movies page

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, Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611, fax the information to 283-3299 or send it via e-mail to clarion@alaska.net.

To have your event listed, information must be received by Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, call 283-7551.



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