Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Arts and Entertainment week of Nov. 26

Holiday arts, crafts fairs:
  • Kenai Central High School will host an arts and crafts fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday 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.
  • Soldotna United Methodist Church will hold a Ten Thousand Villages sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 29 with handmade items from artisans around the world sold through fair trade practices. Contact Susan Smalley at 283-7469 or asusansmalley@yahoo.com.
  • Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Kenai will hold its 14th annual bake sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 6. Contact Mary Kennedy at 776-8328, or mkennedy@alaska.net.
  • The Kenai Boys and Girls Club will hold a Shopping Fair and Family Holiday Party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7. Deadline for table rentals is Dec. 3. Call Kimberly Dent, 283-2682.
  • The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ will hold its 29th annual Christmas cookie sale, on a pre-order basis only, through Dec. 10. Cost is $4.00 per dozen. To order, call Liz at 262-5525, Rick at 262-1763, or Diane at 262-1714.
  • 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 Dec. 10.
  • The Kenai Performers present Victorian Carolers who sing a cappella carols at holiday events. To book a performance, call Dagmar at 398-0865.
  • 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.

  • Santa will visit with kids at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 11:30 a.m. Friday.
  • The Christmas Comes to Kenai Electric Lights Parade will be held at 6 p.m. Friday down Frontage Road to the Kenai Chamber of Commerce building. Parade theme is “cinema Christmas,” with floats decorated based on favorite Christmas movies. Float lineup starts at 5 p.m. Following the parade will be a bonfire and tree-lighting ceremony at the chamber parking lot at 6:30 p.m., with fireworks at 7:30 p.m. Contact Tina Baldridge at 283-7989 or tina@kenaichamber.org.

Coming up
  • Soldotna city Christmas tree-lighting festivities, with free sleigh and dog sled rides, kids’ crafts, refreshments and pictures with Santa, will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Central Emergency Services Station.
  • The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai offers a free night of stargazing from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5 with outside telescopes (weather permitting), the Galactic gift shop and space station simulator tours.
  • A beginning beading workshop taught by Ruth Missik for ages 12 and up will be held at the Kenai Community Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 6. Limited to 10 participants. Cost is $20 to cover supplies. To register or for more information, call 283-4378.
  • Comedian Andy Hendrickson will perform in the Ward Building at Kenai Peninsula College at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 with opening act music by Diggin’ Roots, featuring Robb Justice, Dan Spence and Dan Pascucci.
  • Peninsula Artists in Motion Dance Company is holding auditions for new dancers at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Encore Dance Academy, 110 Haller St. in Kenai. The company is looking for adult women, preferably with dance experience. Call Katrina at 283-3140.
  • The Central Peninsula Writers Group is accepting submissions for its 12th annual Central Peninsula Writers Presentation on March 14 at Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Adult and high school writers from Cooper Landing to Ninilchik to Nikiski may enter. Entries are due Feb. 6. Entry forms and complete guidelines are available at the Kenai Community Library and online at kenailibrary.org under the Writer Group link.

  • 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 the Morning After Party at 9 p.m. Saturday.
  • The Funky Monkey in Kenai has folk music on Wednesday night.
  • Hooligans Saloon in Soldotna has music by 9-Spine on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Kaladi Brothers on Kobuk Street in Soldotna has live music by Emily Grossman at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Tyler Schlung at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • The Maverick in Soldotna has The Free Beer Band on Wednesday night.
  • Moosequito’s in Sterling has open mic night Wednesdays.
  • 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.

  • Hooligan’s in Soldotna has a ’70s funk party Friday night, and 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 and a fundraiser for Lori Prather, who has cancer, at 1 p.m. Saturday with a raffle and auction.
  • Moosequito’s in Sterling has a Pilgrim pie-eating contest Friday, Scrabble night on Tuesdays and a dart tournament at 8 p.m. Thursdays.

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