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■ The Kenai Performers’ production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will run Feb. 27, 28 and March 1 at the Renee C. Henderson auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Friday and Saturday showtimes are 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees start at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for seniors (62-plus), children and students. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Curtain Call Consignment Shop and Charlotte’s Restaurant in Kenai, and River City Books in Soldotna. They are also available at the door.

■ The Soldotna Drama Troupe presents a dinner theater performance of “Play On!”, a comedy about the hazards of producing a play, by Rick Abbot. Show dates are Feb. 26, 27 and 28 at 6 p.m. Tickets will be $40, and will include a complete Italian dinner with coffee and dessert. The 6 p.m. performance on Feb. 28 will have a silent auction of local services and goods. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinée on Feb. 28. Tickets will be $15. The Soldotna Drama Troupe is comprised of students participating in a Drama trip to London, and all proceeds from this event go toward their trip funds.

First Thursday

■ The Peninsula Art Guild will host the First Thursday Artists Reception for the March 2015 Biennial Judged Exhibit, 6-8 p.m., March 5 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue, Old Town Kenai across from the Oilers Bingo Hall. Call 283-7040, noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday for more information.

■ There will be a First Thursday Art Evening with Artist Chelline Larson at the Kobuk Kaladi Coffee Shop from 4-6:00 p.m. on March 5. Fabric Media. Refreshments will be served.

Events and Exhibits

■ The Peninsula Art Guild is ‘calling for artists’ to submit up to two of their own original pieces of artwork by the Feb. 28 deadline for the March 2015 Biennial Judged Art Exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai. For details call 741-8011. Art Center hours are noon-5 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday.

■ The Kenai Peninsula College Student Art League Exhibit is on display at the Kenai Fine Arts Center throughout the month of February. The Fine Arts Center is at 816 Cook Ave., across from the Oilers’ Bingo Hall in Old Town Kenai and hours are noon-5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. For more information call 283-7040.

■ The Mezzanine Gallery at Soldotna Animal Hospital is hosting an exhibit of Watercolors by local artist Melinda Hershberger. The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of February and is open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

■ Kenai Performers, in collaboration with Vergine’s Dance Studio, will present “Chassé into Spring,” a fashion show done in dance on March 8 at 1:00 p.m. at Curtain Call Consignment in Kenai. Food and drinks will be provided. Tickets are $12 and are available at Curtain Call Consignment on Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Seating is limited, so please purchase tickets in advance. For more information call Mary at 907-398-2931.

■ Peninsula Artists in Motion, Maura’s Cafe, and Triumvirate Theatre present P.A.M. Unplugged, two shows, one day only at Triumvirate North, just north of Kenai on the Kenai Spur Highway.. The matinee at 5:00 p.m. is open to all ages and is $8.00/ticket. The evening show will feature desserts and wine/beer and is for ages 21 and over. Evening tickets are $30/each. Tickets are available online at www.triumviratetheatre.org.

■ The Rarefied Light photography exhibition is on display in the Gary Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus.

■ An art show sponsored by Friends of the Soldotna Library is hanging in the Soldotna Library with the theme of “Alaskan Landscape.” The art will be on display through April 6. Please stop by and drink in the richness of the art. If anyone is interested in purchasing any of the art pieces, the Friends receive a 20 percent commission which is used for library program support. The librarians have contact information for the artists.

■ The Kenai Community Library will host a series of Family Concerts. These programs are free and open to the entire family. Concerts will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturdays in the Kid Spot at the Kenai Library. The next concert is Feb. 21 with violinist Elise Gelbart, of Anchorage. No tickets are required. For more information, contact Children’s Librarian Amy Pascucci at 283-8210 or visit the Kenai Community Library’s webpage at http://kenailibrary.org/.

■ Kenai River Council on the Arts and The Peninsula Art Guild are inviting artists to apply for month long Exhibitions in Calendar Years 2016 and 2017 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai. Artists applying for solo, shared or group shows, please provide the following:

— Up to 12 labeled images (digital, slide, and or print) representative of recent work, with 3-D artists providing additional views of art works as needed.

— A separate image sheet, including title of piece, media, dimensions and when the piece was made.

— A proposal for your show (could include floor plan if needed). If you have a theme you are aiming for, this would be the place for that.

— A one-page Artist Statement.

Submit entries by mailing to: Peninsula a Art Guild/Kenai River Arts Council, P.O. Box 703, Kenai, AK 99611; by email to ourkfac@gmail.com; or drop off at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue, Old Town Kenai.

Entertainment

■ A community choir, The Kenai Peninsula Singers, is open to everyone who wants to be there, whether it is their first time singing or they sang at The Met. The choir will rehearse every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Kenai Central High School choir room. Call or email for more details: 907-283-2125 or simjnissen@gmail.com.

■ 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.

■ Veronica’s Cafe in old town Kenai has open mic from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, and live music Saturday at 6:30 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 is open to all military veterans and their families for support and camaraderie. Join us for Friday night tacos, or Saturday night steaks with Karaoke. Sunday afternoon its super hamburgers. Not a member? Stop by and we can show you how to become a part of this special veteran’s organization. AMVETS is located in the Red Diamond Center next door to IDEA Schools.

■ Sharpen your dart skills with a fun tournament every Sunday during the season at the AmVets in the Red Diamond Center. The number of players will determine the game. Sign up begins at 1 p.m. For more information call 262-3540.

■ 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 Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. with Robb Justice, and Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with Bob Ramponi and Dave Unruh.

■ The Duck Inn will have live music from 7 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday with Robb Justice and Trio.

■ The Pinochle Club, formerly from Kasilof, plays at Hooligans Bar & Restaurant in Soldotna Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. Questions? Call Jay Vienup at 907-252-6397.

Markets, fairs and bazaars

■ The Nikiski Senior Center at 50810 Island Lake Road will hold their spring bazaar on March 27 and 28 (Friday and Saturday). Vendors may reserve a table at $10 per day/per table by calling the Nikiski Senior Center at 776-7654 and asking for Loretta.

■ Nikiski Community Recreation Center Spring Craft Fair is April 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendors may call 776-8800 to reserve space.

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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