What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2002

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The Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers presents a Bellamy Brothers concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Wayne Carson will open the show. The country-reggae duo has 14 No. 1 country singles, including "Let Your Love Flow," "For All The Wrong Reasons" and "Reggae Cowboy." Tickets are available at Zumwalt's Music Shoppe in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

World Music for the Kenai, the Multicultural Consortium and the Sunday Showcase of Kenai Peninsula College present a concert by folk musicians Suzzy and Maggie Roche at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. These singer-songwriters have toured the world as "The Roches" for years. Suzzy and Maggie sing, strum and play keyboards like a pair of mischievous angels. For more information about The Roches, visit their Web site at www.roches.com. Tickets are $18 for general admission and $15 for seniors and KPC students and will be available at the door. For more information, call the KVCC at 283-1991 or Mike Morgan at 262-6548.

Events and Exhibits

The Kenai Community Library will host a presentation by Pam Flowers, author of "Alone Across The Arctic: One Woman's Epic Journey By Dog Team," at 6:30 p.m. today. Flowers will give a slide presentation and discuss her new book.

The Kenai Peninsula College Art Gallery has "Structures," a group art show with painters Mark Anderson, Mary Whiteley and Carol Crump Bryner, on display through Friday. On Tuesday, "The Sea and Other Roads," a solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Thor Evenson, will open with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. It will be on display until Nov. 24. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

The Society for Creative Anachronism will hold demonstrations of craft and art forms of the Middle Ages as well as a fighting and armor exhibition from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Bridges in Soldotna. The society creates personas and sets up events to recreate the period before 1600 A.D. The society has set up kingdoms based on the feudal system. The local prince and princess will attend Saturday's event, along with key court members.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will host a showing of the film "Iron Dog 2002" by Paul Gray at 6 p.m. Saturday. This short documentary is the first start-to-finish coverage of the 2,000-mile event, and includes innovative use of a camera mounted on the helmet of racer Jackie McGahan of Kenai.

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will hold a contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School with music from the Contra BanD. Experience and partners are not needed. Easy dances for beginners with lessons begin at 7 p.m. Participants should bring clean, nonmarking shoes and potluck refreshments. Admission is $5 and children under 16 are admitted free with an adult. This is a nonalcoholic, nonsmoking event. For more information, call 283-9382.

The Peninsula Promenaders Square Dance class meets Monday and Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School multipurpose room. Participants should bring gym shoes. Singles and couples are welcome. Admission is $3 per person. For more information, call Dudley at 260-2961 or Betty at 262-9387.

The Kenai Fine Arts Center presents the 2002 juried watercolor show on display through October. The center is at 816 Cook Ave. in Kenai. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 283-7040.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center is hosting two separate exhibitions. The "All-Alaska Juried Art Show," a biennial exhibition of the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, will be on display until Oct. 26. The show includes 64 paintings, photography and sculptures from some of Alaska's best artists. A Daniel Ogan exhibition, the "Myths of Kodiak," of nine egg tempera paintings will be on display until Oct. 29. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has Kevin Harding as its artist of the month.

Mykel's Restaurant in Soldotna has Jim Evenson as its artist of the month.

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, Donna's Country and Victorian Gifts, Frames and Things, Malfunction Junction Gifts and Northcountry Fair in Soldotna, Alaskan Gift and Gallery, Fireweed Herb Garden and Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai and Peninsula Furs Inc. in Sterling.

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 begin 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.

Entertainment

Buster's Coffee House in Kenai presents music by Mike Morgan and Friends from 7 to 10 p.m. today and Synthesesia at 7 p.m. Friday.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna presents music by Nancy Anderson from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Moosequitos in Sterling presents music by Gypsy, Randy and Lee on Saturday.

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.

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

The Clam Shell Lodge in Clam Gulch will hold an Abate Halloween Party on Oct. 26. There will be food games and music, which will begin at 9 p.m.

Films

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

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

Down the Road

Singer/songwriter John Prine will perform in Homer on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Mariner Theater. Prine will be accompanied by bass player Dave Jacques and instrumentalist Jason Wilber. The concerts are part of a tour to promote Prine's DVD project "John Prine Live -- Sessions At West 54th." The DVD contains footage from a PBS program of the same name but has some unaired footage and a one-on-one interview with series host John Hiatt. For more information, call Dan Einstein at (615) 742-1250 or e-mail him at doc@ohboy.com.

The Fireweed Gallery presents an oil painting exhibit by Tony Crocetto of Talkeetna through Oct. 30. For more information, call 235-3411.

The Pratt Museum is hosting its Ritz2002 art show through Nov. 2. The Ritz gala and art auction will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Tickets are $40 per person and $75 per couple and are available at the museum and the Homer Bookstore. For more information, call Heidi Stage at 235-8635, extension 35.

The Pratt Museum presents "Bears, Beetles and Darkened Waters," a stewardship exhibit that tells stories of promise and loss in the region, in the museum's lower level. Topics include "Nature's Hand: Our Falling Forest," "Brown Bears of the Kenai: A Population at Risk," "A Sanctuary for Bears: The River of Bears" and "A Man-Made Disaster: Darkened Waters -- A Profile of an Oil Spill." Public viewing of fish feedings are Tuesdays and Fridays at 4 p.m. at the museum.

Anchorage Events

The University of Alaska Anchorage presents a piano concert by David Lanz today at 7:30 p.m. in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium at UAA. The concert will feature songs from Lanz's latest album, Finding Paradise. Advances sale tickets are $8 for UAA students, $12 for youths and $19 for general admission. Tickets at the door are $10 for UAA students, $15 for youths and $22 for general admission. UAA students tickets are available at the campus center information desk. For more information, call UAA student activities department at 786-1219.

The Alaska Native Heritage Center is hosting the third annual All-Alaska Native Juried Art Show from Friday to Nov. 15. The opening night reception will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at which time the jurors choice and other awards will be announced. During the event, the public will be asked to cast their vote for a special people's choice award. The reception is free to the public. Exhibit hours will begin on Oct. 26 and will continue during the center's normal winter hours of Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

Singer/songwriter John Prine will perform in Anchorage on Oct. 26 at the Atwood Concert Hall. Prine will be accompanied by bass player Dave Jacques and instrumentalist Jason Wilber. The concerts are part of a tour to promote Prine's DVD project "John Prine Live -- Sessions At West 54th." The DVD contains footage from a PBS program of the same name but has some unaired footage and a one-on-one interview with series host John Hiatt. For more information, call Dan Einstein at (615) 742-1250 or e-mail him at doc@ohboy.com.

The first play of the season for the University of Alaska Anchorage's theater and dance department will be "Dr. Faustus," by Christopher Marlow, presented through Oct. 27 at the UAA Main Stage in the Arts Building. In the play, Dr. Faustus, a brilliant scholar, sells his soul to the devil in exchange for limitless knowledge and powerful black magic, yet remains unfulfilled. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., with a special Halloween showing at 10 p.m. Oct. 31. Reserved ticket prices are $17 for adults at Friday and Saturday showings and $13 at Sunday showings, $15 for UAA students, staff and faculty members and $12 per person for groups of at least 15 people. General admission prices are $12 for adults at Friday and Saturday showings and $9 at Sunday showings, $10 for UAA students, staff and faculty members and $7 per person for groups of at least 15 people. Tickets are available at the UAA box office at 786-4849.

The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra presents its Halloween family concert Alien Antics at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Atwood Concert Hall. Costumes are encouraged and there will be trick-or-treating for children after the show. Tickets are $8 for youths and seniors and $11 to $19 for adults.

The Anchorage Concert Association presents the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical "Rent," written by Jonathan Larson and directed by Michael Greif, Jan. 7 to 13 at the Atwood Concert Hall. Ticket prices range from $41 to $61 and are on sale now. Tickets are available at all CarrsTix locations, the box office at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, online at www.anchorageconcerts.org, or by calling 1-800-478-SEAT. Information on discounts for students and groups of 10 or more is available by calling 272-1471.

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.

The deadline for information is Monday at 5 p.m. For more information, call 283-7551.



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