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■ The Performing Arts Society proudly presents Borealis Guitar Quartet, a guitar ensemble dedicated to performing guitar chamber music from Bach to modern American composers. Dr. Armin Abdihodzic, UAA guitar professor, heads this group of Anchorage musicians. The performance is Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church. General admission $20; Students $10.

■ The public is invited to an evening of traditional Irish music and folklore at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Ward rooms 102/104/106 at KPC’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. This free, family-friendly event is an annual kick-off for spring semester. Returning performers include Dublin native John Walsh playing the tenor banjo, vocals and Bouzouki by artist Pat Broaders, and new to this year’s show, Dan Gurney on the button accordion. For more information, contact Diane Taylor at 262-0328 or email dttaylor@kpc.alaska.edu.

Events and Exhibitions

■ Rarefied Light, a statewide juried photo exhibit, is on display in Jan. 14-Feb. 26 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue in Kenai. Kenai Fine Art Center and all galleries are open from noon-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, manned by volunteer artist participation. Call 907-283-7040 for further information.

■ “Fabric Follies!” by Connie Goltz is now showing at the Soldotna Senior Center. 50 percent of sales will go to the Soldotna Senior Center.

■ Kaladi’s on Kobuk Street in Soldotna has an exhibition of nature and metallic-like photos by artist of the month Laurie Johnson.

■ Kaladi’s next to the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna has an exhibit of digital art/photo boxes artist of the month Shea Nash.

■ The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center hosts an exploration of “Traditional and Contemporary Ravenstail Weavings” by artist Kay Field Parker.

■ ARTspace Drawer is on display at the Soldotna Library, the first annual collection of locally created 2D and 3D art. The first of its kind in Alaska, this display is made possible by a partnership between Soldotna Rotary, ARTspace Inc., and the Soldotna Public Library.

■ The Lucretia Carter Memorial “Small Fry Original” display will be at the Soldotna Public Library from January to February of 2016. Lucretia Carter worked as a 2nd grade teacher at Soldotna Elementary from 1966-1985. Each year, all of her students would sign a “Small Fry Original” plate. The library will display 20 years’ worth of the plates. Come see if you can find your name or a family member’s name.

■ The Homer Council on the Arts presents “The Wizard of Odds,” an original musical parody of the journey of a girl and three misfits to the end of the road, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 and the Mariner Theatre at Homer High School. Admission is $8 youth; $12 HCOA member; and $18 general.

■ Anchorage International Film Festival’s Best of Fest Tour comes to the Soldotna library Feb. 27 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Community Room. This mini-film festival features three interesting, family-friendly documentaries. “Stink!” is a first-person story about one father’s absurd journey to find out what kinds of chemicals are hidden in a pair of his kid’s pajamas — and why no one will tell him what they are. “Right Footed” is the story of a woman who was born without arms as a result of a birth defect, but managed to overcome many physical and emotional challenges to become fully independent. “Circus Without Borders” is an enlightening tale of two circus troupes from opposite ends of the globe who converge to realize a common dream.

Entertainment

■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has live music at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Call 283-2725.

■ The Kasilof Pinochle Club meets at Hooligan’s in Soldotna from mid-October to mid-April Saturdays from noon-5 p.m. Bring your own partner as the club plays team partnerships. Anyone interested in playing can call Jay at 907-252-6397.

■ A bluegrass jam takes place on the first Sunday of the month at from 1-4 p.m. at the Mount Redoubt Baptist Church on South Lovers Loop in Nikiski.

■ The Flats Bistro on Kalifornsky Beach Road has live music with Garrett Mayer on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Raymond Machen-Gray on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

■ An all acoustic jam takes place every Thursday. The jam is at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on the first Thursday of the month, and at the Kenai Senior Center during the rest of the month. Jam starts at 6:30 p.m.

■ AmVets Post 4 has reopened in its brand new building on K-Beach across from Jumpin Junction. Eligible veterans and their families are invited to stop by to find out more about AmVets and their involvement in the Veteran community. For members and invited guests, Friday night dance to DJ Roy, and Saturday Burn your own steak and karaoke with Frank.

■ Odie’s Deli in Soldotna has live music Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Pub Quiz night every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.

■ The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and live music Fridays, Saturdays at 10 p.m.

■ Hooligans Saloon in Soldotna has poker Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 5:30 p.m. and live music Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

■ The Duck Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and DJ Arisen on Saturdays.

■ Mykel’s in Soldotna has live music Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with Bob Ramponi and Dave Unruh.

■ The Soldotna library hosts a board game night on Tuesdays from 5-7:45 p.m. in the conference rooms, 235 N. Binkley Street. It’s time to get your game on! Have you ever wanted to try something other than another round of Monopoly, or to break out of that old Scrabble routine? Come ready to meet new people, engage your imagination, and have a great time.

Films

■ Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 for listings and times.

■ Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for listings and times.

Down the Road

■ The Pratt Museum in Homer is open Tuesday-Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.

 

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