What’s Happening

Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2006

Best Bet

· The Kenai Peninsula State Fair will host a dinner theater performance at 7 p.m. Friday at the fairgrounds 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.

Events and Exhibits

· Frames and Things in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna will host a artist reception with Ed Tussey on from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday with rare and early works on display. For more information, call 262-5248.

· The 18th annual Kenai Clay Exhibition is on display until Nov. 30 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. in Old Town Kenai.

· The Kasilof Cribbage Club will hold a doubles tournament Saturday at the Tustumena Lodge. Signup is at 10:30 a.m. and the play starts at 11 a.m. There is a $30 suggested donation per team. For more information, call Clifford Bond at 262-1939.

· The Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College has “Messing Around and Having Fun” by Paul Dungan and Pauls Eneboe on display through Wednesday.

· 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.

· 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 the “All Alaska Juried Art Show,” a statewide exhibition organized by the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, on display through Wednesday. 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.

Entertainment

· 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.

· The Clam Shell Lodge in Clam Gulch has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and live music Saturday night.

· The Crossing Restaurant in Soldotna has piano music by Maria Allison at 6:30 p.m. Friday, and music by Jack Will and Sue Biggs at 6:30 Saturday.

· 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.

· Hooligan’s in Soldotna has an open jam session at 10 p.m. Thursdays, music by 150 Grit Tuesdays, karaoke Wednesdays and live music by Ten Cent Zen 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 Jake Zufelt from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

· The 406 Bar at the Kenai Spur Lodge in Kenai has karaoke with Steve Holloway at 9 p.m. Friday, pool league on Tuesdays and darts Wednesdays.

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

· The Maverick Saloon in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Mondays and live music by Dan Sullivan Thursday nights. See story, this page.

· Moosequitoes in Sterling has open mic night Thursday and music by 9-Spine on Friday and Saturday nights.

· 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 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” with Top 40 dance music Friday and Saturday nights.

· 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.

Upcoming Events

· The Sterling Senior Center is offering free movies twice a month, with free popcorn and coffee and other refreshments for purchase. The next movie is “Friendly Persuasion” at 7 p.m. Nov. 17. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 262-6808.

· “The World of Folk,” an evening of traditional Russian and international folk music, theater and dance with the Russian American Colony Singers, conducted by Pavel Sharomov and featuring guest artist Elena Zabarskaya from Novosibirsk, Russia, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at River City Books, the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center and the KPC Bookstore.

· The Kenai Performers will perform Mike Druce’s latest murder-mystery farce “Murder Ahoy” at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18 at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. It is a dinner theater performance with an extended dinner menu and no-host bar. Tickets are available at River City Books in Soldotna and the Kenai senior center. Only 150 tickets will be sold for each night.

· Hooligan’s in Soldotna will host a speed dating event for single professionals Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. for ages 39-49 and 8:30 p.m. for ages 29-42. Register online at www.Cupid.com/PreDating.

Films

· 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 Pratt Museum has fish feedings at 4 p.m. Fridays and Tuesdays; 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. Friday. The museum, at 3779 Bartlett St. in Homer, is open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.

Anchorage events

· 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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