What’s Happening

Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007

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· The Clam Shell Lodge in Clam Gulch will host the Clam Jam music festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday with live music and free parking and camping. Admission is $5 a day or $10 for the weekend. Musicians are: Friday — Jammin with Jer and Co. at 5:30 p.m., Danny Lesperance at 6:30 p.m., LuLu Small at 8 p.m. and Push-K at 9:30 p.m.; Saturday — Spoon Guy at 12:30 p.m., Free Beer Band at 1 p.m., Rob Justice at 2 p.m., Katie Evans at 3 p.m., Unknown Connection at 4:30 p.m., Soulution at 5:30 p.m., Wishbone Creek at 7:30 p.m., and Sport-N-Woodies at 9:30 p.m.; Sunday — Tony and Kiki at noon, Scott Merry at 1 p.m., Whitey at 2 p.m., the Mabrey Brothers Band at 3 p.m., C.R.E.W. at 4:30 p.m. and Stickey Wicket from 6 to 10 p.m. See story, this page.

· The Soldotna Wednesday Market is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every week until Sept. 26 at Soldotna Creek Park along the Sterling Highway, with a variety of food and crafts vendors. For more information, contact Annette Villa at 252-7264. The Kenai Saturday Market also has started for the summer in the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center parking lot.

Events and Exhibits

· Already Read Books in Kenai has European comic books collected by Domonique Collete on display through June.

· Artists Without Borders has its June show on display at the 4D Professional Building in Soldotna.

· Art Works in Soldotna has work by Kathy Matta on display this month.

· Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has Libby Berezin as its artist of the month for June.

· Mykel’s in Soldotna has Zirrus VanDevere as its artist of the month.

· The Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai has a dual show on display through June with clay sculpture, pottery and paintings by Laura Faeo and traditionally worked birch bark vessels by Regina McAbee.

· The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway has “The Journals of Captain Cook” and the summer show, “Sticks and Stones, Alaska Structure.” The center also displays 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. For more information, call 283-1991.

· The Kasilof Historical Society’s cabin museum is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. 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 or to set an appointment, call Dave at 262-5125.


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

· The Crossing in Soldotna has Mike Morgan Friday at 6:30 p.m.

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

· The 406 Bar at the Kenai Spur Lodge in Kenai has karaoke with Steve Holloway and Debbie at 9 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

· Hooligan’s in Soldotna has music by the Free Beer Band on Monday nights, 150 Grit on Tuesday nights, karaoke Wednesday nights, Alter Ego on Thursday nights, Tuff-E-Nuff on Friday and Saturday nights, and live music on Sunday.

· The Hunger Hut in Nikiski has karaoke with Steve Holloway at 9 p.m. Saturdays.

· Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has music by Mark Davis and Friends from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and Laura Spalding from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

· The Maverick Saloon in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Mondays and live music by the Free Beer Band on Sunday nights.

· Moosequitos in Sterling has a Texas hold ’em poker tournament every Wednesday night, open mic night with Pete Jackson today and karaoke with Jason on Friday night.

· Mykel’s Restaurant in Soldotna has music by Dave Unruh from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

· The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has live music by the Mabrey Brothers from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, a poker challenge at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, and “U.S. Men of Steel” at 9 p.m. Monday for $25 at the door or $20 in advance.

· The Riverside House in Soldotna has “After 10” with Top 40 dance music Friday and Saturday nights.

· Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has a folk music jam on the deck at 6 p.m. Tuesdays; open mic night at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; “Mail-Order Brides” with Sarah Superman, Jeni Tolliver and Katie Evans at 6:30 p.m. Friday; and music by Stefanie Bouchard and Melissa Glaves at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Upcoming Events

· Quilting on the Kenai’s 13th annual Quilt Extravaganza and Viewers Choice Quilt Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and June 22, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23 at 46719 Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna. Classes, vendors, demonstrations and more than 100 quilts are some of the planned events and displays. An Art to Wear fashion show will be held at 7:30 p.m. June 23 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai. The grand door prize will be a Pfaff sewing machine.


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

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

Down the Road

· The Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival will be held June 22 and 23. For a list of performers and more information, visit www.xyz.net/~seldarts.

· The Pratt Museum in Homer is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Currently on display is “Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of People and Place,” and “Beauty and the Bug” through Sunday. The museum has fish feedings at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays and holds historic harbor walking tours at 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays for $5 starting at the Pratt Museum wheelhouse booth on the Homer Spit. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Anchorage events

· The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has on display the children’s exhibit, “Zoom! Planes, Trains and Automobiles” through May; “Points of View VII: Con-Census” through Sept. 2; “Inuniunniq aqvunniagun — A Way of Life through Whaling” through Sept. 16; and “Gift of the Whale: Photographs by Bill Hess” through Sept. 16. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

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