What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007

Best Bet

* Kenai Performers will host an evening of 10-minute plays at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 5 and 6 and at 3 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 7. General admission is $12 and $10 for seniors and students. Seating is limited. Tickets are available at Charlotte's in Kenai, River City Books in Soldotna or at the door. For more information, call 252-7929. See story this page.

Events and Exhibits

* Artists Without Boarders will have a meet the artists reception for their group show from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the 4D Professional Building on the corner of Marydale and the Spur Highway in Soldotna.

* Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has Theresa Napolitano as its artist of the month.

* The Kenai Fine Arts Center will host a opening reception for "Self" from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4 at 816 Cook Street, Kenai. "Self" runs through the end of the month.Twelve peninsula artists are featured in the second annual Experimental Art exhibit sponsored by the Kenai River Council on the Arts. "Self" is an individual exploration of the sense of each artist's identity demonstrated through personal artistic media and expression. Participating artists include Celia Carl Anderson, Joy Falls, Doug Field, Clarice Kipp, John Lagoutaris, Gaye LaRane, Maryanne Phillips, Tracie Stang, Connie Tarbox, Zirrus VanDevere, Lauren Marshall Wakefield and Carol Walkiewicz. For more information call, the center at 283-7040 from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

* The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway displays animal mounts, historic items and Alaska Native artifacts. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 283-1991.

* The Kasilof Historical Society's cabin museum is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. It has historical displays and area artists and crafters are invited to display their work on weekends. The cabin is at Mile .5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information or to set an appointment, call Dave at 262-5125.

* The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center on Ski Hill Road outside Soldotna shows films on wildlife, the refuge and the history of the area daily at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.


* AmVets Post No. 4 in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 8 p.m. Saturday and blind darts at 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

* The Duck Inn has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

* Hooligan's in Soldotna has music by the Free Beer Band on Monday nights, karaoke Wednesday nights, 150 Grit on Thursday nights and live music Friday and Saturday nights.

* Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has music at 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and Loretta Spalding and Tyler Schlung at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

* The Crossing in Soldotna will have Maria Allison at the piano at 6:30 p.m. Friday and the acoustic sounds of Jack Will and Sue Biggs at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

* Mykel's' has music by Dave Unruh at 6:30 Friday and Saturday through November.

* The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has Love Tap at 10:30 p.m. today and Mo Mo Blues at 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

* Veronica's in Old Town Kenai has open mic night at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; and Robert and Chris Pepper playing blues and folk music at 6:30 p.m. Friday.


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

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

Down the Road

* Homer Theatre will host the following documentaries at 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Friday through Oct. 4: "Sicko", "Arctic Tale", "In the Shadow of the Moon" and "No End in Sight." The price of admission is $7 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and children. Festival passes are available to all six films for $28 for adults and $16 for seniors and children.

* The Pratt Museum in Homer live remote Wildlife Cameras: View the seabird rookery at Gull Island. The SeeBird Cam is visitor-controlled and always on. The Bear Cam is done for the season but there is pre-recorded bear footage to view on the museum big screen. Fish feedings are at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Current exhibits include "Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of People and Place"; "Kachemak Perspectives," an exhibit of art depicting various aspects of the bay area; and "Tradition, Inspiration, Innovation, which features contemporary Native influenced mixed-media art by Alvin Amason, Lena Amason, Perry Eaton, Jerry Laktonen and Rebecca Lyon. Winter hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.

Upcoming Events

* The sixth annual "Evening of Classics" concert will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 6, at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. This concert is a fundraiser for the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra. Coproduced by Susie Lee and Maria Allison, the concert features local musicians performing a variety of classical music. The Central Peninsula Youth and Community Orchestra, directed by Mellisa Nill, will perform, as well as the Redoubt Chamber Orchestra, directed by Tammy Vollom-Matturro. Other soloists and ensembles include, Passing Brass Quintet, the Kalgin Island Quartet, Lords and Ladies (a new quartet made up of high school string players, Eddie Lee, Laura Bosela, Andrew Bosela, and James Pazar), Erin Southwick, Flautist, Emily Grossman, Violinist, Audra Faris, Soprano vocalist, Sue Biggs, Violinist, Molly Watkins, Flautist, Natasha Vaissenberg, Pianist, and many more. Master of ceremonies for the evening will be well-known local singer, teacher, and actress Jean Brockel. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth 12 and under. Donations to the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will be gratefully accepted. For more information, call 283-3024.

* Restless Heart, known for "Bluest Eyes of Texas," "Why Does it Have to be Wrong or Right?", "I'll Still Be loving You" and "Fast Movin' Train," will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Kenai Central High School. Thom Bresh, singer, songwriter and guitar impressionist, also will perform. Proceeds will benefit Safety Bear, Explorer Scouts, DNA identification kits and youth sports on the peninsula. For more information or tickets, call 283-9302.

Anchorage Events

* The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra will host the following events: Brown Bag Lunch and Learn from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Loussac Library, assembly chambers. Participants will send an hour with Maestro Randall Craig Fleisher as he discusses "Carmina Burana." Words of Music at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Atwood Concert Hall, ACPA. Anchorage Symphony Orchestra Education Consultant Susan Wingroves will give a pre-concert lecture on "Carmina Burana." Opening concert "Carmina Burana" at 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday a the Atwood Concert Hall, ACPA. For more information, call (907) 263-2787.

* Riders In The Sky will present "Celebrate Centennial Salute To Gene Autry" concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Atwood Concert Hall. For more information call, (907) 272-1471 or e-mail anchorageconcerts.org.

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