What’s Happening

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2006

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· Quilting on the Kenai runs today through Saturday at Cook Inlet Academy on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna. Events include a Viewer’s Choice Show, which includes quilts of all sizes, artistic wearables and fabric dolls, trunk show, quilt walk, classes and the Art-to-Wear Fashion Show. Tickets are $6 for one day or $13 for all three. For more information, call 262-5438. See story, this page.

Events and Exhibits

· Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall is Soldotna will stage “On the Same Frequency” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the theater. Tickets are $8 and available at the door.

· The Kenai Performers will have drama camp performances this weekend at the Old Town Playhouse in Kenai. The sixth- through 12-graders will perform “Get Smart” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Both shows cost $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at Charlotte’s in Kenai, River City Books in Soldotna and at the door.

· Frames and Things in Soldotna has the work of Sharon Freeman through June. The gallery, in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

· 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. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 953-7262.

· Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna is featuring The Retired Hands through June.

· 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 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.

· 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. For more information, call 283-1991.

· Farmers’ markets with locally produced crafts and produce operate Saturdays at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center’s parking lot in Kenai and the bus turnaround on Coral Street in Soldotna.

· 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.

Entertainment

· BJ’s Lounge in Soldotna has Hobo Jim at 9 p.m. today through Saturday and June 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 p.m. today, the Bob Ramponi Jazz Trio at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Mike Morgan and friends 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, 9spine 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 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 Vagabond Inn has Mark Le Brell at 9 p.m. Saturday.

· The Clam Shell Lodge in Clam Gulch has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Wishbone Creek at 9 p.m. Saturday.

· 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 folk, blues and classic rock by Mike Morgan at 7:30 p.m. Friday and open mic, hosted by Morgan, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

· Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has the Nancy Anderson and the Anderchix 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

· 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.

· Kenai Kennel Club will hold agility, conformation, obedience and rally shows July 7-9 at Skyview High School. Events begin at 9 a.m. and generally end by mid to late afternoon. For more information, call 335-2552.

Films

· 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

· Pier One Theatre presents “The Last Session,” a contemporary musical with adult content and language directed by Raneice Sutton. Performances are at 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. To make reservations or for more information, call (907) 235-7333.

Anchorage Events

· 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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