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■ An artists’ reception will take place from 6-8 p.m., Thursday at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. across from the Oilers Bingo Hall In Old Town Kenai. Celebrate the art of local art teachers, which will be featured through Jan. 30.

Events and Exhibits

■ The Performing Arts Society proudly presents lyric-soprano Jaunelle Celaire and pianist Eduard Zilberkant in concert at Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church on Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Internationally recognized pianist and conductor Zilberkant is praised for bringing out “the nuances of the tempo, pauses, and accents … new colors and romantic feeling” in music. Celaire, also known internationally, has offered performances ranging from cabaret to music theatre to solo recitals to opera. She is admired for “producing an intense presentation along with a rich and beautiful lyric sound.” The concert program features Robert Schumann’s song cycle Dichterliebe and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Tickets are $20 general admission and $10 student admission. They are available at River City Books and Northcountry Fair in Soldotna, Country Liquor and Already Read Books in Kenai, and at the door.

■ An art show sponsored by Friends of the Soldotna Library hanging in the Soldotna Library with the theme of Winter Wonderland. The art will be on display through Feb. 2. Please stop by and drink in the richness of the art. If anyone is interested in purchasing any of the art pieces, the Friends recieve a 20 percent commission which is used for library program support. The librarians have contact information for the artists. The next art show will hang from February 4-April 6, 2015 and the theme is Alaskan Landscape, with a Call to Artists through Jan. 17 for Alaskan Landscape original art. You can pick up submittal forms at the Soldotna Library in the entryway on the Friends Bulletin Board.

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

■ 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.

Film

■ 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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