What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2001

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Planned Parenthood of Alaska is holding its second annual Harvest Art Show through Saturday at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai. The exhibit showcases works of area artists in multimedia. There will be a gala auction Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Jackie or Jen at 262-2622. The Kenai Fine Arts Center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Christian group This Hope will be in concert at the Kenai Central High School Auditorium today and Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for those age 10 and under. They are available at Beemun's, The Master's Vineyard, Good Books and More, Trinity Greenhouse and at the door.

Events and Exhibits

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will present "Earth, Fire and Fiber," a traveling juried art exhibit for the media of clay, fiber, wood, stone, bone, ivory, glass and metal. The exhibit runs Friday through Oct. 26 and consists of 53 pieces by 45 artists from 15 Alaska communities, including Homer and Kasilof. For more information, call 283-1991. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna is featuring Rube Tikka and Dottie Sanders as its artists of the month.

The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward is featuring works by Karla Morreira, an artist from Chugiak. For more information, contact Lynn Nappi at (907) 224-6301.

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, Malfunction Junction Gifts and Northcountry Fair in Soldotna, Alaskan Gift and Gallery and Fireweed Herb Garden in Kenai and Peninsula Furs Inc. in Sterling.

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

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.


Vagabond Inn has music by Too Fat to Fly at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Veronica's Coffee House has music by David Boyle and friends at 7 p.m. Friday.

Mykel's Restaurant presents music by Dave Unruh on acoustic guitar and Barney Wilborg on upright bass from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna presents music by Mike Morgan at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Decanter Inn presents rock and roll with Guitar Wally at 9 p.m. Friday.

The Rainbow Bar in Kenai presents the Mabrey Brothers every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.

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.

George's Casino in Kenai has a DJ playing Top 40 music every Tuesday through Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday there is live music.

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

Art works in Soldotna will hold an area artist reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4. For more information, call 262-1777.

Latin-American vocalist Irene Farrera will perform in Seldovia Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Susan B. English School commons. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children before the concert or $15 and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from Seldovia Arts Council members. For more information, e-mail Susan at rowing@ptialaska.net.

Down the Road

The Kenai Peninsula United Way will hold its Homer area community kick-off campaign today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the homer Senior Center. There will be music, refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call 283-9500.

"Life Streams," 24 mixed media works by Halibut Cove artist Jan Thurston, will be showcased at the Fireweed Gallery through Oct. 2.

The Pratt Museum presents "Bead International," a juried art exhibit from around the world, through today. Creations using anything pierced as the media are displayed in the museum's changing exhibits gallery.

Anchorage Events

The Anchorage Concert Association will present "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story," Friday through Sept. 27 at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall. For more information, call (907) 272-1471.

The Anchorage Concert Association in cooperation with Alaska Dance Theatre will host auditions for dancing parts in Ballet West's 2001 Nutcracker production. A "How to Audition" class will be held Sept. 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. Auditions will be Oct. 5, 6 and 7. For more information, contact Denise Brown at 272-1471.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents Barry Douglas with Camerata Ireland Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

The Anchorage Museum presents "Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Pottery Work in Traditional Styles by Modern Potters" September through Oct. 21.

The Saturday Market, featuring area produce and hand crafts, will be held every Saturday through September on Third Avenue and E Street. For more information, call (907) 276-7207.


See our movies page for local listings

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, Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611, fax the information to 283-3299 or send it via e-mail to clarion@alaska.net.

Information must be received by Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, call 283-7551.

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