The Kenai Performers will present Mark Stoltenberg's musical "Fathers and Sons: Men, Mountains and Music" at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Old Town Playhouse in Kenai. The musical tells the story of five generations of men in the Sierra Nevada Mountains from the arrival of the first wagon train in 1852 to the present. The cost of admission is $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors with a discount for members. Tickets are available at Charlotte's in Kenai, River City Books in Soldotna and at the Playhouse. For more information, call 776-8308.
Boston-based folk duo Notorious will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Fiddler Eden MacAdam-Somer and composer and musician Larry Unger combine traditional and contemporary acoustic music from around the world with their original compositions. Tickets are $10 per person and $25 per family at the door.
Events and Exhibits
The Kenai Performers will present a video of writer, horseshoer, musician, historian and artist Mark Stoltenberg's one-man show "Brothers Journey" at 1 p.m. today and Friday at the Old Town Playhouse in Kenai. Stoltenberg will introduce the video that is a prequel to his musical "Fathers and Sons." He also will be available to answer questions. The cost of admission is $2 per person. This program is offered for school classrooms, however some seats are available for the general public. Seating is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 776-8308.
Juror Jim Brashear, associate professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will judge and give a critique of work submitted for the 17th annual Kenai Clay Exhibition put on by the Kenai Potters Guild at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. in Old Town Kenai. It is open to the public. The exhibition opens Nov. 1 at the center with a reception Nov. 3, a First Thursday event.
Already Read used book store in Kenai has Marty Hapeman as its artist of the month.
Art Works in Soldotna has Sue Caswell as its artist of the month.
Frames and Things in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna has watercolor marine artist Brenda Schwartz as its artist of the month.
The Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna has an exhibition of photography by Hal Gage titled "Ice" on display until Nov. 11.
Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has a chess club that meets at 12:30 p.m. Saturdays.
The Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. in Old Town Kenai, has paintings from the Watercolor Group on display.
Mykel's in Soldotna has Sierra Ball as its artist of the month for October.
The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway has "Alaska Wild," a statewide photography exhibit, on display. The center also has animal mounts, historic items and Native Alaska 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 Kasilof Historical Society's cabin museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. every day and has a resident carver at work those days, as well as historical displays. 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, call 262-0822.
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 near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Funny River Road in Soldotna and has educational displays and occasional interpretive programs. For more information, call 262-7021.
AmVets Post No. 4 in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 8 p.m. Saturdays.
The Big T bar in the Tustumena Lodge has live music from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays.
Hooligan's in Soldotna has live music by Tuff-e-Nuff at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday followed by a DJ.
The Maverick Saloon in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Mondays.
Mykel's in Soldotna has live music by Dave Unruh from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has live music by the Mabrey Brothers from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The Riverside House in Soldotna presents "After 10," a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. A DJ plays favorite Top 40 dance music.
Veronica's Cafe in Old Town Kenai has open mic music at 6:30 p.m. today and live music by the Bob Ramponi Jazz Trio at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Mike Morgan at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
VFW Post No. 10046 in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Fridays and bluegrass jam sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for members and guests.
World Music for the Kenai, KDLL and the KPC Multicultural Center present a concert by 2005 Juno award winners the Wailin' Jennys at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Peninsula Grace Church Auditorium, 44175 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The band is a trio of singer-songwriters from Canada who unite classic and contemporary folk, alternative pop music, Celtic and country influences in three-part harmonies. Tickets will be available only at the door on the day of the show for $23 for general admission, $20 for seniors, students and KDLL members, $15 for teens accompanied by an adult and free for children under 12. Family discounts will be available. For more information, contact Mike Morgan at email@example.com or 262-6548. For more information on the band, visit its Web site, www.thewailinjennys.com.
The Kenai Peninsula College Showcase program presents a reading and question-and-answer session by Alaska poet Anne Coray, author of "Bone Strings" and "Soon the Wind" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the KPC commons.
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
Vocalist Jerami Youngblood and other musicians present a classical concert: "Il Concerto Dolce" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Bunnell Street Gallery in Homer. Tickets are $25 and available at the gallery. Selections include "No. 5 Habenera" from "Carmen" by Georges Bizet, "Va Pensiero" from "Nabucco" by Giuseppe Verdi and "Ave Maria" by Franz Biebl. Ticket sales provide start-up money for a scholarship program for young people wishing to take music lessons. For more information, call Jerami at 299-1525.
Damon McLay has digital art and photography on display at the Homer Council on the Arts building on Pioneer Street in Homer through October.
The Fireweed Gallery in Homer has "Winter Light" oil paintings by Sharon Nichols on display through Nov. 2.
The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has work by Alaska weavers Teri Rofkar and Arlene Skinner on display through Oct. 30, "Cabinets of Curiosities from the Wood Turning Center" through Nov. 13, "Quonset: Metal Living for a Modern Age through Dec. 24 and "Spot the Dog," the annual children's gallery exhibit, through May. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Atwood Concert Hall at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available at Centertix, the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts box office, and by calling 263-ARTS. Ticket prices range from $18 to $33. For discounts for groups of 12 or more call 272-1471. Season subscriptions to the Dance series are available at the Anchorage Concert Association at 272-1471 or on the Web at www.anchorageconcerts.org.
The Anchorage Symphony will perform is annual Halloween Family Concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Atwood Concert Hall at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $8 for youths and seniors, and range from $11 to $19 for adults. Babies in arms get in for free. Tickets are available at Centertix, the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts box office and by calling (907) 263-ARTS.
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