What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2000

What's Happening

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The Harvest Art Show showcases works of area artists in multimedia and is on display at the Kenai Fine Arts Center through Saturday. A gala and art auction will be held Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. Proceeds will benefit the artists, the Kenai Fine Arts Center, and Planned Parenthood of Alaska-Soldotna. For more information, call 262-2622.

The Kenai Community Library presents the first Prime Time Family Reading Time, a nationwide program that brings families and storytellers together in libraries, beginning Monday. The library will host the program every Monday night through Oct. 30. Area storyteller Carol Ford will be featured. For more information, call 262-6548.

Events and Exhibits

The All-Alaska Juried Art Show, the oldest juried show in the state, will run 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.

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.

The Alaskan Gift and Gallery is featuring art works by area author and artist Tom Willard.

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.

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.

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


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. Live music by Sucker Punch will be presented at 10:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Football can be seen every Sunday and Monday.

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 Mixed Emotions from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Upcoming Events

Lasting Stitches will host Sew Saturday Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. Necessary items to bring are supplies and sewing machine. For more information or to make reservations, call Pauline at 283-9470.

The Performing Arts Society opens its 2000-01 season with a performance by the chamber ensemble Arioso on Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Tickets are $15 and available at Northcountry Fair in Soldotna and Veronica's Coffee House in Kenai. For more information, call 262-4084.

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German pianist Arnulf Von Armin will perform at Faith Lutheran Church Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The Homer Council on the Arts will host a reception following the concert. For more information, call 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 from the Homer Council on the Arts.

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.

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.

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.

The Pratt Museum will present the Ritz2000 Art Show from Oct. 6 through Nov. 2. A gala and auction will take place at the museum Nov. 4. For more information, call 235-8635.

Anchorage Events

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

Photographer Ralph Gibson will give a public lecture at the Alaska State Museum Monday at 7:30 p.m. Gibson is the recipient of the many awards, including two NEA endowments, the Leica Medal of Excellence and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. For more information, call (907) 465-2901.

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. Baryshnikov's "PASTforward" project will appear in the Discovery Theater in the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts Oct. 3 -7. For reservations and more information (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 at 5:30 p.m. 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.


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

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

Also click here for listings and look for our weekly movie review in the online InSide section every Sunday.

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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