· The Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall across from Teriyaki Express will have a grand opening celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday with live music, dance performances, free food, a tour of the theater and door prizes. In conjunction with the opening, the Alaska Children’s Institute for the Performing Arts will perform Ray Bradbury’s “Dandelion Wine” at 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the theater. For more information, call Joe Rizzo at 283-6109 or visit the Web site, www.triumviratetheatre.org.
· The Kenai Peninsula College Student Art League will hold its third annual Arts Extravaganza at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Brockel Building. Music, hors d’oeuvres and a student art sale are some of the featured events. It is sponsored by the Student Art League and the KPC Showcase.
Events and Exhibits
· Fireweed Gallery hosts "Alaska Metal Arts", metal based compositions--steel to copper, sculpture to jewelry Friday through Dec. 31. Opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Exhibiting artists: Cindy Shake, Don Henry, Brenda Milan, Tarri Thurman, Tom Byrnes, Rick Potter, Maynard Linder, Walt Swearingen, Judy Winn, Meriam Deutschle. For more information, call Irene Randolph at 235-3411 or e-mail her at email@example.com
· Already Read used book store in Kenai First Thursday Event will be a Christmas Art Exhibit and live music with Sarah Glaves and Maria Allison from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
· The Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna has a KPC faculty art show on display until Dec. 15.
· Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna artist of the month is Gail Baker, has a chess club that meets at 12:30 p.m. Saturdays and will have live music by Nancy Anderson from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
· The Kasilof Historical Society’s cabin museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays 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 Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. in Old Town Kenai, has a holiday sales gallery on display this month. Hours at the center are from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
· 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 a "Lily, Iris, Iris, Rose" painting exhibit by K. N. Goodrich on display until Dec. 10, as well as animal mounts, historic items and Native Alaska artifacts on display. It's First Thursday Event will be an opening reception for the Kenai Peninsula Photographers Guild from 5 to 7 p.m. today. 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.
· 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 Big T bar in the Tustumena Lodge has live music from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays.
· The Maverick Saloon in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Mondays.
· Mykel’s in Soldotna featured artist is David Edwards-Smith.
· 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 live music by David Edwards-Smith performing world beat music at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the Bob Ramponi Jazz Trio at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Bill Larned and Lisa Kent at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
· VFW Post No. 10046 in Soldotna has bluegrass jam sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for members and guests.
· Clam Shell Lodge has music by Something Else at 9 p.m.
· Twin Cities Dance Club offers country dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sundays at its club at the corner of the Kenai Spur Highway and Beaver Loop Road. Couple and line dancing is taught Tuesdays, couple dancing is taught Thursdays and swing dancing is taught Sundays. Community dances are held every other Saturday. For more information, call Joe Soares at 398-8234.
· 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 Ninilchik Traditional Council will sponsor a public partner dance following a swing dance demonstration given by Lorraine Haas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Subsistence Building on the Sterling Highway across from the Ninilchik School. Singles and couples are welcome. Admission is $5. For more information, call Charlene or Kristie at (907) 567-3370.
· The annual “Nutcracker Faire” will be held from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Homer High School.
· The Homer Council on the Arts has a holiday gift store featuring work by 17 Homer-area artists through December.
· The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has “Quonset: Metal Living for a Modern Age through Dec. 24, “Creating Alaska,” an exhibit of the 50th anniversary of the writing of the Alaska Constitution, spotlights the events in Alaska’s history that led to statehood, through Jan. 8.; 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.
What’s Happening submissions can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 283-3299 or dropped off at the Clarion’s Kenai office. The deadline s 5 p.m. Mondays. For more information, call 283-7551.
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