What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2001

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Art works in Soldotna will hold an area artist reception from 6 to 8 p.m. today at its gallery next to Mykel's on the Kenai Spur Highway. For more information, call 262-1777.

Events and Exhibits

Kenai Peninsula College will show the film "Dogma" today in room 110 at 7 p.m. Those attending must be at least 18.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center presents "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 through Oct. 26. 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.

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.


The Vagabond Inn in Kenai presents music by Ten Cent Zen at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

King's Inn in Kenai presents music by Butch Leman at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Sackett's Roadhouse Grill in Sterling presents Mike Morgan at 7 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

A musical production of Judy Blume's book "Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great" will be preformed by the ArtsPower's National Touring Theater group of New Jersey Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kenai Central High School Auditorium. For more information, call 283-2133.

Kenai Peninsula College shows films every other Thursday in room 110 at 7 p.m. Upcoming films include "Pollock" Oct. 18. They are free and open to the public.

The Kenai River Council on the Arts will hold a meeting for the artists and cultural organizations of the Kenai Peninsula for an exchange of ideas regarding the educational, economic and aesthetic impact of the arts in our communities. One of the topics to be discussed is the creation of a world class center of the arts and humanities on the Kenai Peninsula. The meeting will be Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

The Greater Kenai Chamber of Commerce presents its 17th annual Festival of Bacchus auction and raffle event Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Diamond Rose in Kenai. Advance tickets are available.

Kenai Peninsula College presents "Yoga and the Mind-Body Connect," a Sunday Showcase lecture by Ann Marina Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. in the commons. For more information, call 262-0330.

Anchorage Events

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 Concert Associa-tion presents the Miami City Ballet in "Jewels" Oct. 19 and 20 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" through Oct. 21.


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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