What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2000

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The All-Alaska Juried Art Show, the oldest juried show in the state, will open for exhibit Friday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The show runs through Oct. 21 and is free. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 283-1991.

An American Kennel Club sanctioned dog agility match will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. behind the Soldotna Sports Center. Spectators are asked to be prepared for any kind of weather and bring a chair.

Events and Exhibits

The Soldotna Animal Hospital Gallery is featuring oil paintings by Mieke through September. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information, call 260-7851.

Kaladi Brothers presents artwork by Bill Major for the month of September.

Planned Parenthood of Alaska-Soldotna Center presents the Harvest Art Show through Sept. 23 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. All show pieces are available for sale to the highest bidder. The show is free and open to the public.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center displays ethnographic material from the Athabaskan, Yup'ik Eskimo and Aleut cultures. Admission is $3. For more information, call 283-1991.

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.

Birch Tree Gallery offers several watercolors by Alaska artists Jean Shadrach and Mary Ann Dunham; wearable art items by Lila Krohn, Vivian McCain and Kathleen Logan; bead-weaving broaches and barrettes by Laurine Maxwell-Evens; silver and gold jewelry by Tami Marsters; baskets by Pat Morrison; fur-trimmed slippers by Stephanie Carroll; pottery by Libby Berezin and Peggy Thompson; and stained glass by Joyce Getchell, Rob Jolly and Lisa Carlon.

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


Vagabond presents live music by Ice Box on Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.

Mykel's Restaurant presents dinner music by Dave Unruh on acoustic guitar and Barney Wilborg on upright bass every Friday and Saturday from 7 until 9 p.m.

George's Casino features music by a DJ starting at 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

The Maverick Club presents karaoke Mondays and Thursdays at 9 p.m.

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

The Katmai presents live music by Mark the Danglin' Wrangler Friday and Saturday nights at 9 p.m.

Kaladi Brothers presents the music of Bill Larned Fri. 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Mike Morgan 6:30 to 9 p.m. The Artist of the Month is Bill Major.

Millie's Moose River Inn presents Turk on Friday at 8:30 p.m. There also will be a barbecue potluck in the beer garden.

Down the Road

Auditions for the Nutcracker Ballet will be held at Homer High School today at 6 p.m. For more information, call 235-4288.

Art for Kids has moved to the Homer Council on the Arts building. The fall session for kindergartners through second-graders meets each Monday through Oct. 23. The session for third through sixth grade meets each Wednesday through Oct. 25. For more information, call 235-4288.

German pianist Arnulf Von Arnim will perform at Faith Lutheran Church Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The Homer Council on the Arts will provide a dessert reception after the performance. For more information, call 235-4288.

The Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery presents KN Goodrich's "Etre Masque" through Oct. 4.

The William Henry Gallery presents the black and white photography exhibit "Homer Dogs and What They Do" through Oct. 3. Also running until Oct. 3 is the Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society exhibit "Watercolor in Nature." For more information, call (907) 235-4288.

The Homer Council on the Arts and KBBI present singer and songwriter Greg Brown in Concert Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Homer High School Mariner Theater. Tickets are available at the Homer Bookstore, Solstice Music, Etude Studio and Homer Council on the Arts.

The William Henry Gallery currently is seeking applications for entries for the Alaska Juried Glass Exhibition in the areas of hot glass, warm glass and cold etched or carved glass. The juror will be Fritz Dreisbach of Seattle. For an application, contact Irene Randolph, William Henry Gallery, 432 E. Pioneer, No. A, Homer, AK 99603 or call (907) 235-3411. Application deadline is Nov. 3.

Anchorage Events

The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra's Pops Concert will feature Tony Award winner Michael Maguire as its guest artist Saturday at the Atwood Stage in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Reservations can be made by calling Cheryll Boren Heinze at (907) 561-6273.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents Cubanismo on Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall. Tickets are available by calling (907) 263-ARTS or (800) GRT-SEAT.

Mikhail Baryshnikov and The Artists of the White Oak Dance Project present their world premiere White Oak Soiree Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Alaska Ballroom at the Hilton Anchorage Hotel. Tickets are $125 for individuals, $100 for dress circle patrons and $1,250 for a table of 10. For reservations, call (907) 272-1471.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents international opera star Deborah Voigt, accompanied by pianist Brian Zeger, at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. For more information, call 272-1471.

Harvest of Wines 2000, a wine tasting and silent auction, will take place at the BP Atrium Oct. 13. Proceeds benefit public radio broadcasting in Southcentral Alaska. Tickets are now available. For more information, call (907) 563-7070.

The Imaginarium is a science discovery center located at 737 W. Fifth Ave. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 276-3179.


For times and listings of current films look at our movie section.

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, P.O. 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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