What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2002

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Kenai Peninsula College has a Graham Dane exhibit on display through Sept. 21 in its art gallery. Dane will give a lecture on his work from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20. There will be a closing reception for the exhibit immediately after the lecture. He will do a one-day workshop Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., called "Collage and Abstraction." There will be a limit of 20 participants, and the workshop fee will be $25.

The Kenai Fine Center exhibit for September is the Harvest Auction, which will benefit Planned Parenthood.

Events and Exhibits

Kaladi Brothers Coffee in Soldotna has Kevin Harding as its artist of the month.

Mykel's Restaurant in Soldotna presents Sarah May Glaves as its artist of the month.

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 Collectables, Donna's Country and Victorian Gifts, Frames and Things, Malfunction Junction Gifts and Northcountry Fair in Soldotna, Alaskan Gift and Gallery, Fireweed Herb Garden 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. There are many scenic hiking trails, including the Kenai River trail, which begin 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.


Buster's Coffee House in Kenai presents music by Mike Morgan and Friends at 7 p.m. tonight and Dave Unruh and Barney Wilborg at 7 p.m. Friday.

Sackett's Kenai Grill in Cooper Landing presents music by Mike Morgan at 8 p.m. Friday.

The Vagabond Inn presents music by Tuff-e-Nuff Friday and Saturday nights.

Mykel's Restaurant in Soldotna presents dinner music by Dave Unruh on acoustic guitar and Barney Wilborg on upright bass at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Kaladi Brothers Coffee in Soldotna presents music by Lois Holleman Renck at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Katmai in Kenai presents karaoke with Sherri at 9 p.m. Fridays, The Danglin' Wrangler performs country music at 9 p.m. Saturdays, and ladies' night karaoke is Tuesdays.

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

Due to popular demand, the Kenai Watershed Forum will hold a second mushroom identification workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21. Mushroom expert Dominique Collet will lead the workshop for anyone who wants to know more about local mushrooms. The morning will be spent collecting mushrooms in various locations. The afternoon will be spent at the Sterling Senior Center identifying the finds. Participants should bring a cardboard box with a flat bottom and meet at the Kenai Watershed Forum at 260-5449. The program is free and open to the public, although it is limited to 30 participants so early registration is encouraged.

Kenai Peninsula College will host a Libby Berezin ceramic sculpture exhibition titled "Dysfunctional Ware" from Sept. 23 to Oct. 18 in its art gallery. For more information, call 262-0361.


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

Bunnell Street Gallery presents Anchorage artist Katherine Coons as its exhibiting artist for September. Coons will exhibit abstract paintings in her "Chance Operations on the Stick" exhibit. On Sept. 21, nationally recognized pianist Scott Cossu will perform with flutist Ann Lindquist.

The Fireweed Gallery presents a Beth Blankenship "Jewels of Summer" oil painting exhibit through Oct. 2.

"Facing the Elements," an annual outdoor art exhibition along the Forest Ecology Trail at the Pratt Museum, is on display through Sunday.

"Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People," an exhibit reflecting the traditional lifestyle and rich cultural history of Alaska's Alutiiq people, is on display at the Pratt Museum through Sunday.

The Pratt Museum presents a historic harbor walking tour from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The tour features local history, a memorable array of local characters, boats of all types and fresh seafood products. The tour begins at the Pratt Museum wheelhouse booth, next to the Salty Dawg on the Homer Spit. Tickets are $5 and are available at the museum or from the tour guide at the wheelhouse booth.

The Pratt Museum presents "Bears, Beetles and Darkened Waters," a stewardship exhibit that tells stories of promise and loss in the region, in the museum's lower level. Topics include "Nature's Hand: Our Falling Forest," "Brown Bears of the Kenai: A Population at Risk," "A Sanctuary for Bears: The River of Bears" and "A Man-Made Disaster: Darkened Waters -- A Profile of an Oil Spill." Public viewing of fish feedings are Tuesdays and Fridays at 4 p.m. at the museum.

Anchorage Events

Tickets for the celebrated and provocative play, "The Vagina Monologues," by Eve Ensler, are on sale at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts box office, tickets.com, any Carrs Tix location and by calling (800) GR8-SEAT. The play will run today through Sunday at the Discovery Theatre. The play raises money to stop violence against women and girls and help those who are survivors of violence. Money raised from the play is donated to local charities where it is performed. The participating actors will be Edie McClurg, the school secretary in the film, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," and New York actors Rhonda Ross and Glynis Bell.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents Old Blind Dogs performing Scottish ballads and jigs at the Atwood Concert Hall on Saturday. Tickets are available by calling 272-1471.

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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