What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2000

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The Cook Inlet Lions Club will hold "Putting on the Ritz," a beauty pageant where 20 men dress up like women, to raise funds for Special Olympics and community activities. The event, which includes a prime rib dinner, will take place at the Kenai Elks Lodge at 6 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $20 and can be obtained in advance by calling 776-7652.

The Performing Arts Society will present Arioso, a chamber music quintet with all principal players in the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Christ Lutheran Church. Tickets are $15 and are available at Northcountry Fair, Veronica's Coffee House or at the door. A reception will follow. (See story page B-1.)

Events and Exhibits

The Kenai Fine Arts Center presents Connie Goltz of Soldotna and her fiber art collection, "Aussie Illusions in Sync," through October. The show includes not only fiber art, but quilting, beaded work, buttons and other items. Center hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A poetry reading will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at River City Books in Soldotna. Local poets will read their works. For more information, call Peggy at 260-7722.

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

The Kenai Peninsula College Arts Gallery presents "Greeting Laticia," a media of stone sculptures by Kenai artist Joy Falls, through Friday at the Soldotna campus. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. For further information, call 262-0370.

The All-Alaska Juried Art Show, the oldest juried show in the state, will run through Oct. 21 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Admission 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 Kenai Community Library presents the first Prime Time Family Reading Time, a nationwide program that brings families and storytellers together in libraries, every Monday night through Oct. 30. Area storyteller Carol Ford will be featured. For more information, call 262-6548.

The Soldotna Animal Hospital features the watercolor collection of Marian Bowser through October.

Kaladi Brothers is featuring artwork by Libby Berezin in October.

Alaskan Gift and Gallery is featuring artwork 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.


George's Casino will present Tuff-e-Nuff Thursday through Saturday.

J-Bar-B will hold a Friday the 13th party, featuring Mic Hoggers, starting 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.

The Anchor River Inn presents the rock and blues group Love Tap on Saturday starting at 9 p.m.

Kaladi Brothers presents Mike Morgan from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Upcoming Events

The National Society of Tole and Decorative Painters Inc. will offer a free painting lesson from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 28. The event is open to anyone age 16 and older. For reservations and more information, call 262-9353.

The 13th Kenai Clay Exhibition will be held Nov. 13 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. An opening reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at the center. For more information, call Peggy Gill Thompson at 283-7827.

Down the Road

Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery will present Quotidian Eccentrics, mixed media drawings by Ellen Chamber, Friday through Nov. 1. An open reception will be held at 5 p.m. Friday.

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

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.

Anchorage Events

The Anchorage Concert series presents AEROS "No Fear of Flight," through Sunday. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. each day, with matinee shows at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, call 272-1471.

Harvest of Wines 2000, a wine tasting and silent auction, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday at the BP Atrium. Proceeds benefit public radio broadcasting in Southcentral Alaska. Tickets are now available. For more information, call (907) 563-7070.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents the Sydney Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21. Ticket prices range from $18 to $28 and can be purchased by calling (800) GRT-SEAT.

The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet teams Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu for an evening of Mozart, Jolivet, Paulenc and more Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets can be purchased by calling (800) GRT-SEAT.

An evening of storytelling and music will be held at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling (800) GRT-SEAT.

The Imaginarium presents its annual Trick or Treat Town at the Alaska Communications System garage Oct. 27 and 28. Tickets go on sale Sunday. Also on Sunday, admission to the Imaginarium is free, as is parking. For more information, call 274-1643 or 243-8543.

The Anchorage Concert Association will present La Bottine Souriante on Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets can be purchased by calling (800) GRT-SEAT.

The Anchorage Museum of History and Art's business hours have changed. The museum will be closed Mondays. They will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.


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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