Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Arts and Entertainment week of Dec. 3

Holiday arts, crafts fairs:
  • The Kenaitze Indian Tribe presents the Old Town Holiday Gift Shop from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 20 at Fort Kenay, across from the Russian Orthodox Church, with Alaska Native arts and crafts.
  • Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Kenai will hold its 14th annual bake sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Contact Mary Kennedy at 776-8328, or mkennedy@alaska.net.
  • The Funky Monkey coffee shop in Kenai will host a homemade craft fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 13.
  • The Kenai Boys and Girls Club will hold a Shopping Fair and Family Holiday Party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 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.
  • Art Works in Soldotna has photography by Joe Kashi on display through December.
  • The Funky Monkey coffee shop in Kenai has multimedia black and white art by Alissa Mattson on display through December.
  • 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 Anna Jo Warfle on display through December.
  • Kaladi Brothers on the Sterling Highway in Soldotna has art by Kathie Lee Painter and Donna Schwanke on display through December.
  • The Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai has childrens’ submissions to the VFW Women’s Auxilliary annual art show.
  • Veronica’s coffee shop in Kenai has photographs of Veronica’s through the seasons by Joe Kashi on display.

  • 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. at the Central Emergency Services Station.

  • The Kenai Writers Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Kenai Community Library Conference room. It is open to new members.

  • The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai offers a free night of stargazing from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with outside telescopes (weather permitting), the Galactic gift shop and space station simulator tours.
  • Kenai Performers will hold general auditions for the musical “Oliver!” from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kenai Central High School Little Theatre. Come prepared to sing, move and act, and bring water and your schedule through February. Performances are Feb. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and March 1. Contact Laura Forbes at 394-1525 or leadergreen@yahoo.com.

  • 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. Limited to 10 participants. Cost is $20 to cover supplies. To register or for more information, call 283-4378.
  • Santa will visit with kids from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, with live holiday music and goodies for kids.
  • Kenai Performers general auditions for “Oliver” from noon to 5 p.m. See Friday listing.
  • Kenai Peninsula College Art Students League will hold the sixth annual Arts Extravaganza from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center with a live outcry auction at 7 p.m., and a raffle of an original watercolor by Jim Evenson titled “Fish.” Admission is $5 and gourmet desserts and refreshments will be served.
  • Comedian Andy Hendrickson will perform in the Ward Building at Kenai Peninsula College at 7:30 p.m. with opening act music by Diggin’ Roots, featuring Robb Justice, Dan Spencer and Dan Pascucci.

  • Kenai Performers call-back auditions for “Oliver” at noon. See Friday listing.

Coming up
  • Peninsula Take-a-Break will hold a women’s brunch and Christmas tea party from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Solid Rock Conference Center, with carols, a tea cup and Christmas mug exchange, and an update on Stonecroft Ministries. Reservations must be made by Sunday. Contact Cindy at tab-reservations@hotmail.com or 260-6262.
  • 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.
  • Triumvirate Theatre will perform “Insane with Power,” a super hero comedy by Scott Haan, directed by Angie Nelson, starring Jamie Nelson, Chris Jenness, Terri Burdick, Karlene Meyers and Adam Meyers, at 7 p.m. Dec. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at the theater in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Tickets are $10. ¬¬
  • The Class Act performers of Triumvirate Theatre will stage a dinner theater production of “A Christmas Carol” at the Funky Monkey coffee shop at 6 p.m. Dec. 12, 13, 19 and 20. Tickets are $30 per person, and seating is limited.
  • Santa will visit with kids from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, with live holiday music and goodies for kids.
  • First Baptist Church of Kenai will hold a Christmas Cintata with Christmas music at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14.
  • 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 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 Loretta Spalding 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 Wednesdays.
  • 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.
  • The Riverside in Soldotna has Travis B. and Shaun on Thursday night.
  • 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. Tuesdays and 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 nine-ball pool tournament at 9 p.m. Thursdays.
  • BJ’s in Soldotna has a Brown Bears hockey pregame party from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday with a ticket to the game, tacos and a beer for $15.
  • 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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