Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Arts and Entertainment week of Nov. 12

Holiday arts, crafts fairs:
  • The Sterling Senior Center has a Christmas Bazaar with handcrafted items and baked goods from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science will have a Holiday Extravaganza with consultants from Arbonne, Mary Kay, Avon, The Body Shop at Home, Lia Sophia, Slipata, Cookie Lee, The Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Usborne Books and Tupperware from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the school on North Forest Drive in Kenai.
  • Star of the North Lutheran Church in Kenai has a Christmas Bazaar with handcrafted items and baked goods from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds support mission work.
  • Soldotna High School has its annual SoHi Arts and Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
  • The annual Country Fair Fundraiser and Brunch at Peninsula Take-a-Break will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Solid Rock Bible Camp on the Sterling Highway. Ladies can donate homemade arts, crafts, wearable items and food. Proceeds support Stonecroft Ministry. Live country music will be by Stefanie Bouchard, and inspirational speaker will be Marilyn Lee talking about joy of the journey. Lunch and childcare reservations must be made by Sunday. E-mail tab-reservations@hotmail.com or call Cindy at 260-6262 or Carolyn at 262-4214.
  • Kenai Central High School will host an arts and crafts fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 28 and 29 with more than 150 booths and door prizes every hour. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available. Table spaces can be reserved for $40. Contact Peggy Millyard at millyards@acsalaska.net or 283-5104.
  • Hope Community Resources will hold a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 13 on Kalifornsky Beach road behind Ellis Automotive. Vendors are needed and can rent a table for $15. Proceeds benefit Hope’s activity fund. For more information, contact Lisa Hamilton at 260-9469 or lhamilton@hopealaska.org.

  • The Kenai Community Library is offering community members the opportunity to participate in the StoryCorps Alaska oral history initiative by recording interviews. Participants will receive a free broadcast-quality CD and a copy of the interview will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. For more information or to schedule appointments stop by the library or call Cynthia Gibson at 283-4378. Interviews are recorded at 9 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays through Nov. 26.
  • Already Read Books in Kenai has “Collections” through November.
  • Artists Without Borders in the 4D Building in Soldotna has a group show on display through November.
  • Art Works in Soldotna has photography by Joe Kashi on display through November.
  • The Funky Monkey coffee shop in Kenai has Dena’ina art and regalia on display through November.
  • The Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College has ceramics work by Steven Godfrey, head of ceramics at the University of Alaska Anchorage, on display until Dec. 11.
  • Kaladi Brothers on Kobuk Street in Soldotna has artwork by Jan Wallace on display through November.
  • Kaladi Brothers on the Sterling Highway in Soldotna has art by Libby Berezin on display through November.
  • The Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai has “Only Moose,” an invitational art show, on display through November.
  • The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center has a group exhibit by the Kenai Potters Guild on display through November.
  • Veronica’s coffee shop in Kenai has photographs of Veronica’s through the seasons by Joe Kashi on display.

  • Peninsula Artists in Motion will hold its third annual dance concert, with choreography by Chris Morin and Rick Langley, at 7 p.m. at Kenai Central High School. Invited guests include the Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy and Encore Dance Academy. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for students and seniors and free for kids 5 and under. Tickets are available at Charlotte’s and Encore Dance Academy in Kenai, River City Books in Soldotna, and at the door.

  • The Kenai Community Library will celebrate National Gaming Day with new and favorite board games for the whole family to play from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • The Kenai Performers will have a potluck and annual meeting at 2 p.m. at the Old Town Playhouse in Kenai. Topics include a review of last season and notes on upcoming opportunities for Kenai Performers, information on a capital campaign to buy a permanent home for the company, and a new proposal process for the 2009-2010 season.
  • The Kenai River Folk Dancers will hold a contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School with live music by the ContraBanD. Beginners are welcome, and all dances are taught. Bring clean, dry, non-marking shoes. Cost is $5 for adults and children under age 16 are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult. Bringing potluck refreshments is encouraged.
  • Peninsula Artists in Motion dance concert, 7 p.m. at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. See Friday listing.

  • An opening reception for a ceramics show by Steven Godfrey, head of ceramics at the University of Alaska Anchorage, will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College. Godfrey will give a slideshow presentation. Refreshments will be served.

  • The Riverside in Soldotna has live DJ music every Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.

Live music
  • The Clam Shell Lodge in Clam Gulch has live music Saturday night.
  • The Funky Monkey in Kenai has folk music on Wednesday night.
  • Hooligans Saloon in Soldotna has music by Anchorage band Mother of Pearl on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Kaladi Brothers on Kobuk Street in Soldotna has live music by The Good Kind at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Sarah Superman at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • The Maverick in Soldotna has live music Wednesdays.
  • Moosequito’s in Sterling has open mic night Wednesdays and music by AK Free Fuel on Friday night.
  • Mykel's in Soldotna has acoustic music by Dave Unruh from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • The Place in Nikiski has bluegrass by Them Other Shuckers at 7 p.m. Friday.
  • The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has The Mabrey Brothers at 10 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Veronica’s in Kenai has open mic music at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

  • 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays at the Duck Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road.
  • 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays at the .406 in Kenai.
  • 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hooligan’s in Soldotna.
  • 8:30 p.m. Friday at J-Bar-B in Kasilof.
  • 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Maverick in Soldotna.

  • BJ’s in Soldotna will show an Ultimate Fight Challenge pay-per-view fight at 6 p.m. Friday. Admission is $10.
  • Hooligan’s in Soldotna has a nine-ball pool tournament at 9 p.m. Thursdays.
  • The J-Bar-B has free pool on Sundays, a horseshoe pit in the beer garden, and a cash drawing at 6:30 p.m. Saturdays.
  • The Maverick in Soldotna has a pool tournament at 8 p.m. Fridays.
  • Moosequito’s in Sterling has a dart tournament at 8 p.m. Thursdays.

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