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■ The Performing Arts Society is proud to present the Polar Winds in a performance on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church. The Polar Winds is an Anchorage-based wind quintet comprised of the principals from the woodwind and horn sections of the Anchorage Symphony: Roxann Berry, Flute; Sharman Piper, Oboe; Karl Pasch, Clarinet; Heather Williams, Bassoon; and Darrell Kincade, French Horn. Their concert consists of compositions written specifically for wind quintet by composers Valerie Coleman, Jacques Ibert, Eric Ewazen, Gyorgy Ligeti, and Francis Poulenc. The Poulenc composition is a sextet for wind quintet and piano, on which they will be joined by Kenai pianist, Maria Allison. Admission to the concert is $20 for general admission and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased at Already Read Books and Country Liquor in Kenai, Northcountry Fair and River City Books in Soldotna, and at the door.

■ Peninsula Artists in Motion, Triumvirate Theatre and Maura’s Cafe present P.A.M. Unplugged! for two shows Saturday, a matinee at 5:00 p.m. and a 21-and-over show with desserts, light appetizers, beer and wine at 8:00 p.m. Both shows will feature live music as well! Shows are at the Triumvirate Theatre, just 5 minutes north of Kenai on the Kenai SPur Highway. This is a great new venue with a very intimate setting. Maura’s Cafe from Homer will provide an array of desserts and light appetizers! Ticket price also includes 2 drink tickets for your choice of beer or wine. Get your tickets in advance as seating is very limited and can’t be guaranteed at the door. Go to triumvitratetheatre.org for directions and to buy your tickets

Events and Exhibits

■ “Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi: The Dena’ina Way of Living” is on display at the Kenai Visitors Center through May 10.

■ Ceramic artist Laura Hewitt’s work will be on display at the Kenai Peninsula College Kenai River Campus’s Gary L. Freeburg Gallery through April 10. A reception for Hewitt’s work will be held today from 4:30-6 p.m.

■ Richard and Forrest Eissler have a combined show called “entr’ acte” on display at Kaladis on the Sterling Highway in Soldotna for the entirety of March. Richards’ photography was made with the aid of a computer, then printed on Kodak metallic paper, while Forrest’s photography was made using an iPhone and then printed on metallic photo paper.

■ 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 next art show will hang from April 8-June 1 and the theme is Wildflowers. A Call to Artists is open through March 26, 2015 for Wildflower original art. Artists can pick up submittal forms at the Soldotna Library in the entryway on the Friends bulletin board or on the website: http://www.soldotnalibraryfriends.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 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.

■ The Seldovia Arts Council is still looking for music artists to apply for the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival being held June 19-22. Applications will be taken until March 31. View more information about the festival and download the application form at www.seldoviaartscouncil.net under application for 2015 Festival. Forms can be made to Seldovia Arts Council, POB 257, Seldovia, AK 999663. Visit “Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival” on Facebook. The Kenai Visitors Center has a Dena’ina Way of Living exhibition on display through May 10. The exhibit is a scaled down version of one that was first debuted at the Anchorage Museum. Because display space is limited, several multimedia installations are in place at the visitors center to teach people about Dena’ina culture.

■ The KPBSD Art Show is here again for the 26th time! Held at the Kenai Fine Arts Guild on 816 Cook Street in Kenai, this unique show represents the high school and middle school art on the Kenai. An open house will be held on April 2 from 5:30-7 p.m. The show will be up from April 1-30.

Entertainment

■ The Vagabond Inn will host a St. Patrick’s Day party featuring live music from the Robb Justice Band on Friday at 9 p.m. and Saturday at 9 p.m.

■ 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). Call the Nikiski Senior Center at 776-7654 and ask for Loretta.

■ Nikiski Community Recreation Center Spring Craft Fair is April 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 776-8800.

■ The Sterling Community Center Spring Craft & Vendor Fair is April 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call the Center at 262-7224 or email sterlingcommunityclub@live.com for more information.

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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