■ The Kenai Performers and the Kenai Senior Connection present a murder mystery dinner theater, “The Show Can’t Go On — But it Must,” written and directed by Mike Druce, Friday and Saturday at the Kenai Senior Center. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 dollars for dinner and the show and are available at the Kenai Senior Center, Curtain Call Consignments in Kenai, and River City Books in Soldotna. Visit kenaiperformers.org or find them on Facebook.
Events and Exhibitions
■ “Outside the Palace, ” a collection of works by Celia Anderson, is on display until Oct. 28 at Kenai Fine Art Center, at 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai. The KFAC is open daily from noon to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, staffed by volunteer artist participation. Call 907-283-7040 for further information.
■ The annual Quilt Bingo event is Friday in Fireweed Hall, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 222 West Redoubt in Soldotna. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games start at 6:30 p.m. Concessions will be available, including pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, homemade dessert, and beverages. The Octoberfest Dinner, Auction and Raffle is Saturday at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20/person available after Mass or at the door.
■ The Kenai Parks & Recreation Department will be holding their 1st Fall Pumpkin Festival, Saturday, Oct. 15 from 1-3 p.m. Activities include free pumpkins to the first 150 children, pumpkin painting, cookie decorating, petting zoo, story time courtesy of the Kenai Public Library, refreshments, photo opportunities and pumpkin sculpting demonstration. For more information, please contact the Kenai Parks and Recreation Department at 283-8261.
■ The Triumvirate Theatre’s production of “The Jungle Book,” directed by Paulene Rizzo, is Friday and Saturday at the Triumvirate Theatre just north of Kenai. Shows are at 7 p.m. with Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15; visit triumviratetheatre.org.
■ Auditions for the Kenai Performers’ production of “Guys and Dolls,” directed by Phil Morin, are at 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Kenai Performers’ space behind Subway on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Auditioners should arrive early to register. For more information, call Sally at 394-8104, visit kenaiperformers.org or find them on Facebook.
■ The Kenai Peninsula College Showcase presents “Truth or Deception in the Media?” on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kenai Peninsula College McLane Commons. KPC Instructor Ron Levy will discuss current and historical media “transgressions” as well as ethical issues and perspectives relevant to anyone creating or viewing media, including social media. Levy has a 30-year career photographing for news agencies, magazines, and corporations, and his images and articles have appeared in publications throughout the world.
■ Triumvirate Theatre’s “Lame Ducks and Dark Horses: An Evening of Civilized Alaska Politcal Discourse … With Jokes,” is at 7 p.m. Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 4-5 at the Triumvirate Theatre just north of Kenai. Tickets are $15; find details at https://www.facebook.com/triumviratetheater/.
■ The Peninsula Artists in Motion 15th anniversary dance concert is at 7 p.m. Nov. 4-5 in the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and are available at Encore Dance Academy and Curtain Call Consignments in Kenai, and at Orange Poppy in Soldotna. Visit peninsulaartistsinmotion.shutterfly.com, email email@example.com, or call 907-283-3140.
■ Kenai Performers present a weekly, drama club for youth in grades 7-12. The group meets on Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., in same building as Subway restaurant on Kaliforsnky Beach Road (backside of building). Club dues $50/month. Discount for siblings. Call Terri, 252-6808 or Sally, 394-8104 for more information.
■ ARTspace Drawer is on display at the Soldotna Library, the first annual collection of locally created 2D 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 Vagabond Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has live music with Roy Mullin and Grady Nelson playing your oldie favorites Saturday at 9 p.m.
■ Bluegrass players and bluegrass listeners are invited to the Kenai United Methodist Church on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. to enjoy good music. There is no charge. Participants enter through the side door off the parking lot and often bring a small snack to share. The church is located on Frontage Road across from Wells Fargo Bank. All are welcome to attend.
■ The Kasilof Pinochle Club season is under way. Regular season play will begin at noon on Oct. 15. Bring a partner if you have one, but if you don’t have a partner the club will find one for you. The season runs from Oct. 8 through April 15, 2017. Call the club’s president, Jay Vienup, at 907-252-6397 with any questions.
■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has Open Mic on Thursday at 6 p.m. live music at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Call 283-2725.
■ 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 Daniel Tuttle Mondays from 6-8 p.m.; Pat Wendt on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.; Garrett Mayer on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; and Robb Justice on Fridays from 8-10 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.
Markets, fairs and bazaars
■ The Sterling Community Center is holding its’ Annual Fall Craft & Vendor Fair Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with more than 46 booths filled with local crafters and vendors. The Sterling Community Center Snack Shack will be selling handmade breakfast sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches, homemade coleslaw and more. Call 907-262-7224 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
■ The third annual Harvest Faire at the Soldotna Community Library is Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Book Baskets are available now to view and bid on for the silent auction; bidders must be present to win at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Scrumptious goodies will be available at the Bake Sale. All proceeds support Soldotna Library programs. Sponsored by Soldotna Library Friends.
■ 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 daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.
■ The Pratt Museum is excited to extend an open call to artists of any level or medium. Have you ever kept a diary or journal? Had the opportunity to peruse the personal writing or your ancestors? Several diaries and journals are held in the collections of the Pratt Museum: their stories range from weather reports and moose sightings to extended narrative and personal reflection. Oftentimes, the written word leaves much to be imagined, and could serve as a jumping-off point for something more. The Pratt Museum is extending a call for works of art in any medium, inspired by personal diaries or journals. Artwork may be submitted from Oct. 25-Nov. 11. For more information, call Scott Bartlett 907-435-3335.
Submissions may be emailed to email@example.com. The deadline is 5 p.m. Mondays.