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Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2004

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The Kenai Peninsula College Showcase program presents a performance by comedian Ben Bailey, who has appeared at more than 200 colleges throughout the nation, including KPC, as well as in a variety of feature films, including "Spiderman 2," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at KPC. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 or students, staff and seniors, and are available at the KPC Bookstore, River City Books in Soldotna and Old Town Music in Kenai. This event may contain mature subject matter and is intended for an adult audience.

The Kenai Performers will present the play "The Uninvited," a classic thriller about a brother and sister who buy an abandoned house with a chilling history and seemingly evil presence. Performances will be Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Old Town Playhouse in the Old Town Mall in Kenai. Tickets are available at Charlotte' Coffee Roasters, River City Books and M&M Market. Refreshments will be available during intermission.

Events and Exhibits

First Thursday events today include an artist reception for Thor Evenson at Art Works in Soldotna from 6 to 8 p.m.; a bluegrass jam at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna from 6:30 to 9 p.m.; a reception for "Alaska WILD '03," a traveling exhibit of the Alaska Society of Outdoor and Nature Photographers, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center; and a performance by the Amanita Trio playing classical music at 7 p.m. at Veronica's in Kenai.

The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center will hold its eighth annual fall bazaar and open amateur art show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A people's choice award will be selected Friday and displayed Saturday.

The Peninsula Promenaders hold square dancing lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Partners are not necessary. Admission is $4.

The Kenai Potters Guild will hold an opening reception for the 16th annual Kenai Clay Exhibition from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. The exhibition is on display until the end of the month at the center, on Cook Street in Old Town Kenai.

The Kasilof Historical Society's cabin museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and has a resident carver at work those days, as well as historical displays. Area artists and craftspeople are invited to display their work at the cabin on weekends and weekend hours may be extended. The cabin is at .5 Mile of Kalifornsky Beach Road. Anyone interested in displaying artwork, donating historical items or more information may call 262-0822.

The Gary L. Freeburg Art Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College has paintings by Asia Freeman on display until Nov. 12.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has Melinda Hersberger as its artist of the month. It also hosts a chess club every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and a cribbage club at noon every Sunday.

Mykel's Restaurant and Lounge in Soldotna has Kevin Harding as its artist of the month.

Art Works in Soldotna has work by Thor Evenson on display until Jan. 5.

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 Collectibles, Donna's Country and Victorian Gifts, Frames and Things, Malfunction Junction Gifts, Northcountry Fair and Tammy's Flowers and Gifts in Soldotna; Beluga Lookout Gifts, Fireweed Herb Garden and Gifts, Kenai Fine Arts Center 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. 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.


Veronica's in Old Town Kenai presents classical music by the Amanita Trio at 6:30 p.m. today and blues, classic rock and Hawaiian folk music by Mike Morgan and Friends at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Mykel's Restaurant and Lounge in Soldotna presents music by Dave Unruh from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Kenai Joe's in Kenai presents music by Ten Cent Zen from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday.

Hooligan's Saloon in Soldotna has music by Dennis Lind on Friday and Saturday nights and poker.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna presents music by Holly Wiley and friends from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The Rainbow Bar in Kenai presents music by The Mabrey Brothers at 10:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The VFW post in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Fridays and bluegrass jam sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for members and guests.

The Riverside House in Soldotna presents "After 10," a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. A DJ plays favorite Top 40 dance music until 5 a.m.

The AMVETS Post No. 4 in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 8 p.m. Saturdays.

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

Upcoming Events

The Kenai Peninsula College Showcase program will stage a "Blue-Grassical" concert featuring local vocalist Judy Russell accompanied by other area singers and musicians in a program that combines bluegrass, opera and classical music. This program will be at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the KPC commons and is free and open to the public.


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

Alice's Champagne Palace in Homer will have a performance by Willy Porter at 7:30 p.m. today.

The Pratt Museum in Homer presents "Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of People and Place" exhibit, a "SeeBirdCam" broadcasting live video of nesting shorebirds from Gull Island and "Bears, Beetles and Darkened Waters," a stewardship exhibit. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Fish feedings are at 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

Anchorage events

The third annual Rock and Mineral Show will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the second floor of the Sheraton Hotel, 401 E. 6th Ave., in Anchorage. The show will include rock, mineral, jewelry and natural crafts vendors; rock and mineral displays; movies; and kids' activities. Admission is free. For more information, call (907) 563-9229.

To submit information to our InSide section, send it to the Peninsula Clarion, Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611, fax it to 283-3299 or send it by e-mail to news@peninsulaclarion.com. The deadline is Tuesday at 5 p.m. For more information, call Jenny Neyman 283-7551.

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