What’s Happening

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006

Best Bets

· The Kenai Elks Lodge is hosting a Halloween party for adults from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday with live music by Dan Sullivan, appetizers and costume and door prizes. For tickets, which are $10, call the Elks weekdays after 4 p.m. at 283-7776. Profits will go toward community youth activities. See story, this page.

· “Lame Ducks and Dark Horses” a political satire comedy by Joe Rizzo and Carla Jenness, will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Tickets are $10. See story, this page.

· The Clam Shell Lodge in Clam Gulch has its annual Hippie Olympics at 9 p.m. Saturday with live music by Rebel Blues, contests for best costume, longst hair and tattoos, and other events.

Events and Exhibits

· Already Read Books in Kenai has art by Nathan Nash on display through October.

· Art Works in Soldotna has art by Sarah Glaves on display through October.

· The Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College has an exhibition by Alaska black and white photographer Barry McWayne on display.

· Kaladi Brothers has the Kenai Art Guild as its artists of the month.

· 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 at the cabin 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.

· “Taking On Water,” a collaborative project hosted by the Kenai River Council on the Arts, is on display through October at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. in Old Town 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. The center is on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna and has educational displays and occasional interpretive programs. For more information, call 262-7021.

· The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway has “Alaska Wild 2006,” a traveling photo exhibit put on by the Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers; and “Sammy Goes Home,” a solo exhibit by Nikiski artist and illustrator Chris Jenness on display through Saturday. The center also has animal mounts, historic items and Alaska Native artifacts on display. 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 Clam Shell Lodge in Clam Gulch has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays.

· The Crossing Restaurant in Soldotna has live music nightly with acoustic folk, blues and Hawaiian music by Mike Morgan at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and music by Joe Rizzo Wednesdays.

· The Duck Inn has karaoke at 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

· George’s Casino in Kenai has a poker challenge at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays.

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

· Hooligan’s in Soldotna has an open jam session at 10 p.m. Thursdays and live music by 9 Spine on Friday and Saturday.

· The Hunger Hut in Nikiski has karaoke with Steve Holloway at 9 p.m. Saturdays.

· Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has music by JD Uponen and Don Weller from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

· The King’s Inn in Kenai has a nine-ball tournament at 8 p.m. today; karaoke with Steve Holloway at 9 p.m. today, Friday and Monday; live music by Tuff-e-Nuff at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and a jam night at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

· The Maverick Saloon in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Mondays.

n Moosequito’s in Sterling has on open mic night today, music by Wishbone Creek on Friday and goldfish races on Saturday.

· Mykel’s Restaurant in Soldotna has music by Dave Unruh at 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

· The Place Bar and Grill in North Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Saturdays and Texas Hold ’Em poker at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

· The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has the Mabrey Brothers from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and a poker challenge at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

· The Riverside House in Soldotna has “After 10,” a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. A DJ plays favorite Top 40 dance music.

· The Tustumena Lodge hosts a cribbage club at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Yearly dues are $15 and the suggested weekly donation is $10. Proceeds benefit the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race. For more information, call Cliff Bond at 262-1939.

· The Vagabond Inn in Kenai has a Texas Hold ’Em tournament at 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

· Veronica’s Cafe in Kenai has an open mic at 6:30 p.m. today, the Bob Ramponi Jazz Trio at 6:30 p.m. Friday, and acoustic folk, blues and classic rock by Mike Morgan and Friends at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Upcoming Events

· A “From Russia with Fun Night” put on by the Kenai Rotary will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center. The evening will include Russian food, music, entertainment, storytelling, Russian toasts, special guests and a silent auction. Tickets are on sale at River City Books in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-1543 or 262-0841.

· The Bellamy Brothers with Brewer and Shipley will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Kenai Central High School, sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers. Tickets are $29. For more information, call 283-9302.

· The Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna will hold a Halloween carnival from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Bring canned for items to the Buck Buck Buck Store for tickets to be used for various carnival games and events throughout the mall. Triumvirate Theatre will have a haunted house for $3 at the door. For more information on the carnival, call 262-9001.

· The Kenai Peninsula State Fair will host a dinner theater performance at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the fair grounds in Ninilchik. Ticket prices are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For more information on the menu, play or to make a reservation, call 567-3670. Family packages also are available.


· 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

· The Fireweed Gallery in Homer has the annual Alaska Bead and Fiber Arts exhibit on display through Nov. 1. The People’s Choice award will be announced Oct. 21.

· The Pratt Museum has fish feedings at 4 p.m. Fridays and Tuesdays; “Creating Alaska,” a touring exhibit from the University of Alaska about the 50-year anniversary of the Alaska Constitution, on display through Oct. 29; and “Kachemak Heritage Land Trust — For the Love of the Land,” a photographic exhibit featuring some of the first donors of conservation land in Alaska, on display through Dec. 30 with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 10. The museum, at 3779 Bartlett St. in Homer, is open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.

· “License to Ritz,” a Pratt Museum fundraiser, will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 4. Tickets are $75 per person and $100 at the door and are available at the Pratt and at the Homer Bookstore. Only 140 will be sold. For more information, contact Jody Rose or Lisa Law at (907) 235-8635 or e-mail develop@prattmuseum.org.

Anchorage events

· Living Legends, a dance troupe from Brigham Young University combining Latin American, Native American and Polynesian dance styles, will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at West High School Auditorium. Tickets are available by calling Center Tix at (907) 263-2787 or on the Web at www.centertix.net. The cost is $11 for adults and $6 for students and children, plus a 50 cent surcharge per ticket.

· The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has on display “Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection” through Dec. 3; “Inuit, Inupiq and Siberian Prints” through Jan. 7; “Sharing Knowledge: Alaska Native People and the Smithsonian Collections” through March 26; and the children’s exhibit, “Zoom! Planes, Trains and Automobiles” through May. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

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