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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2003

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n "A Question of Patriotism," a new play by Joe Rizzo, will be performed at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. See related story in this section.

The Peninsula Promenaders will have a square dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at North Star Dance Studio, Mile 88.3 of the Sterling Highway. Beginners are welcome. For more information, call Dudley at 260-2691 or Betty at 262-9387.

Events and Exhibits

A concert by the Twistin' Tarantulas scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday at Mike Morgan's Moose Pasture in Kasilof has been canceled. World Music for the Kenai is planning another concert in July. For more information, contact Mike Morgan at 262-6548 or mjmorgan@gci.net.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center has "Alaska 2003: A Celebration of Wildlife Art," featuring 76 original paintings by 44 world-renowned artists, through Sept. 6. The cost to view the exhibit is $3 for adults and free for students and children. On Friday, for Alaska Heritage Day, author Naomi Gaede Penner will read from her book "Prescription for Adventure: Bush Pilot Doctor" at 3 p.m. and will have a book signing at 4 p.m. On Monday, for Science on the Kenai, author Katherine Johnson of Lake Clark National Park will discuss the science of historic research at 3 p.m. On Wednesday, for Arts on the Kenai, Gwen Woodard of Kenai Fabric Center will demonstrate easy quilting techniques for those on the road a lot at 3 p.m. The center's hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. For more information, call 283-1991.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has Kevin Harding as its artist of the month and hosts a chess club every Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

Mykel's in Soldotna has photographer Bill Heath as its artist of the month.

The Soldotna Animal Hospital has a photography display from students who were enrolled in spring art classes at Kenai Peninsula College. The show includes black-and-white landscape photography, hand-colored photography, night photography, computer-generated art and mixed media with computer drawing techniques. The show will be on display through July.

Artwork by Kenai Peninsula artists can be viewed and purchased at the following area businesses: Art Works, Birch Tree Gallery, Claudette's Folk Art and Collectibles, Donna's Country and Victorian Gifts, Frames and Things, Malfunction Junction Gifts, Northcountry Fair and Tammy's Flowers and Gifts in Soldotna; Alaskan Gift and Gallery, Fireweed Herb Garden and Gifts, Kenai Fine Arts Center and Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai and Peninsula Furs Inc. in Sterling.

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 near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Funny River Road in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-7021.

Entertainment

Veronica's Coffee House in Old Town Kenai presents an open mic night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today and music by Keeley and Tyson Boyle from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Christ Lutheran Church at the "Y" in Soldotna will host a bluegrass jam from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today. Beginners and advanced players are welcome, as are listeners.

Sackett's Kenai Grill in Cooper Landing presents acoustic blues, Hawaiian, and folk music by Mike Morgan at 8 p.m. today.

Millie's Moose River Inn presents karaoke at 9 p.m. today and Friday with a shuttle service available.

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

The Vagabond Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road presents music by Throbbin' Joe and the Nikiski Allstars from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna presents music by Leaving September from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Sackett's Kenai Grill in Cooper Landing music by Jack Will and Sue Biggs from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

The Rainbow Bar in Kenai presents music by The Mabrey Brothers at 10:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The Katmai in Kenai presents western dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, karaoke with Lori from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and music by the Danglin' Wrangler from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays.

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

Upcoming Events

American Dance Force national touring workshops will be held at the North Star Dance Studio in the Superstructure building in Soldotna on Aug. 2. Flamenco dancer Antonio Vargas will give intensive, 90-minute Flamenco workshops designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced students of all ages. Workshops cost $45. For more information or to register, contact American Dance Force by phone at (877) 500-2544, by e-mail at info@americandanceforce.com or at its Web site at www.americandanceforce.-com.

Films

For information also link to http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/movies.shtml

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

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

Down the Road

Downward Dog Productions presents a concert by the Twistin' Tarantulas on Friday at Alice's Champagne Palace in Homer. The band plays a hybrid of blues and rock with a punk edge. Tickets are available at Solstice Music, The Bookstore and Alice's in Homer, or by phone by calling (907) 235-1921.

The Pratt Museum will hold an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday to present the latest exhibit design plans for the new main gallery exhibit renovations.

The Fireweed Gallery in Homer has Outdoor Art 2003, a mixed media show of felt, fiber, metal, stone and wood on display through Wednesday.

The Pratt Museum presents "Wetlands: Going with the Flow," an invitational art exhibition in collaboration with a scientific exhibit presented by the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve and Cook Inlet Keeper, through July 6. "Quilter's Glory," a collection of community quilts, is on display throughout the museum's galleries through July 6. "Eight Stars of Gold the Story of Alaska's Flag," a historic collection of schoolchildren's designs that tell the story of Alaska and how the winning flag design supported the campaign for statehood, is on display in the museum's mezzanine and lower levels. "Bears, Beetles and Darkened Waters," a stewardship exhibit, also is on display in the museum's lower level. The museum's "SeeBirdCam" is operational through September, allowing patrons to control a live video camera on Gull Island from the museum's Marine Room. Films about Alaska grizzly bears, the Exxon Valdez oil spill and longtime pioneers are shown in the lower level of the museum at 11 a.m., 1, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. every day. Historic harbor guided walking tours are given from 3 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting at the museum's wheelhouse booth on the Homer Spit for $5. Fish feedings are at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

Anchorage Events

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has "Eskimo Drawings," featuring more than 250 original drawings, watercolors and pastels, on display through Sept. 14. Also on display is "Soaring Like the Ravens: Aviation Alaska Style," through Sept. 21 and "Ready, Set, Go!," an exhibit of toys and games in art, through May 2004. Every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. through Sept. 11, the museum hosts Jazz After hours events where participants can view the museum's special exhibitions and permanent collections while listening to jazz music. At 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the museum will show the film "Satin Rouge," about a Tunisian seamstress who is drawn into an exotic nightclub netherworld of Rubenesque belly dancers and nocturnal pleasure-seekers.

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.

The deadline for information is Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, call 283-7551.



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