■ Kenai Fine Art Center invites you to its annual Harvest Auction event Saturday at 6 p.m., with outcry auction of donated member art starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30. This auction supports the day to day functioning of the building and organization. A silent auction of member donated art is in progress prior to the event, with works currently hung at KFAC, 816 Cook Ave. in Old Town Kenai. Patrons may bid on silent auction items and view the outcry auction works Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5:00 p.m. Tickets are available at KFAC and from board members.
Events and Exhibitions
■ A First Thursday opening for “Outside the Palace, ” a collection of works by Celia Anderson, will be Oct. 6. The exhibition will hang 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.
■ There will be a General Membership meeting for the Kenai Peninsula Quilting Guild Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Coffee will be available at 9:30 a.m., business meeting is at 10 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch. In the afternoon there will be a Hunter’s Star technique using Deb Tucker’s rulers. For more information call 252-2773.
■ The Kenai Performers will be holding auditions for Sudden Theatre and Sudden Theatre Jr. — a show of short, one-act, ten-minute plays — at 6 p.m. Friday and at 10 a.m. Saturday at the old PAC building located at 43335 K-Beach Road (backside of the Subway restaurant). Auditions are open to ages 8 through adult. Performance dates are November 25, 26 and 27 and December 2, 3 and 4. Check the Kenai Performers’ website at www.kenaiperformers.org or call Terri at 252-6808 for more information.
■ The annual Evening of Classics fundraiser for the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will be held at Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church on Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. Local musicians will be performing classical solo and chamber music and the Redoubt Chamber Orchestra will perform, conducted by Tammy Vollom-Matturro. Tickets are available at the door, general admission $15, and young people 18 and under are admitted free.
■ 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.
■ Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church will host its fourth annual craft bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Satruday, Oct. 7–8, at 225 S. Spruce Street in Kenai across from the Kenai Little League baseball fields.
■ 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.
■ “Inspired By Books” is an exhibit comprised of 17 art quilts by 5 artists based on three books and will be on display the month of September at the Homer Council on the Arts building, 355 W. Pioneer in Homer. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. and on second Saturday of each month.
■ The Vagabond Inn at Mile 14.1 Kalifornsky Beach Road has live music with Hot Mess (formerly Tuff-E-Nuff) Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. Both nights are non-smoking shows.
■ The Kasilof Pinochle Club is now organizing for a winter of fun playing pinochle. The club’s first meeting will be held at noon on Oct. 8 at the Caribou Family Restaurant in Soldotna. This meeting will be to organize teams followed by a tournament with a $5 entry fee. 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.
■ The Alaska Roadhouse hosts a Blind Draw Horseshoe Tournament every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.; Double Elimination and Blind Draw means anyone can win! All are welcome, call 262-9887 for more information.
■ 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.
Markets, fairs and bazaars
■ The Sterling Community Center is holding its’ Annual Fall Craft & Vendor Fair Oct. 15 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.
■ Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Kenai will host its fourth annual craft bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7–8, at the church located at 225 S. Spruce Street. To reserve a table, contact Lori at 283-3315 or Karen at 350-0843.
■ 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.