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■ Musicians and listeners are invited to a Blue Grass Jam at the Kenai United Methodist Church Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Blue Grass enthusiasts should enter through the side door. The Jam is held in the downstairs Fellowship Hall of the church, located across the street from Wells Fargo Bank at 607 Frontage Road in Kenai. For more information call Jim Evenson at 776-8060.

Events and Exhibits

■ A workshop on landscape painting with Golden Open Acrylics will take place Saturday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center with instructor K N Goodrich. Two sessions are scheduled, from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Each session is $35, with all supplies included. For more information or to register, call 907-283-1991.

■ The Kenai Peninsula Fair will host “Faked Alaska” Improv Saturday at the fair grounds in Ninilchik. There will be a workshop for 13- to 18-year-old students from 3-5 p.m. and the Improv “Faked Alaska” will be 6-8 p.m. Call 567-3670 if you need information. Following the improv will be a family casino night, adults $15; youth and seniors $10; fair members are free.

■ A major exhibit of sophisticated art works by Kenai Peninsula College’s art opens at the Kenai Fine Arts Center with a free opening reception and Valentine weekend party from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue, Kenai. The public is invited. Gallery hours for February are noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

■ The Kenai Peninsula College Showcase presents: “Is Craft Beer The New Wine? And If It Is, Is That a Good Thing?” Feb. 20 at 7 p.m., in the McLain Commons at Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus. The presentation will include a short exploration of the causes and effects of the growing popularity of craft beer, both around the country and in Alaska, with Bill Howell, author of “Beer on the Last Frontier: The Craft Breweries of Alaska.”

■ Kenai Fine Art Center is calling for artists to submit pieces for its statewide all-media juried show. Artist Jim Evenson juries this year’s all-media show. Submissions are due not later than 4 p.m, Saturday, March 1, at the Kenai Fine Art Center, with a free public opening reception the following Friday evening, March 7, from 6-8 p.m. For more information, contact Joe Kashi, kashi@alaska.net or Shauna Thorton, shaunat@gci.net.

Entertainment

■ Amvets Post 4 in the Red Diamond Center holds blind draw doubles darts every Friday evening with sign up at 6:30 p.m. Tacos are available; and burn your own steak dinner from 6 to 8 p.m every Saturday with Karaoke after dinner from 8 p.m. to midnight.

■ Join Steve and Fern Holloway for Karaoke every Saturday night at the Kenai Moose Lodge. Singing starts at 9 p.m. and everyone is welcome.

■ An all acoustic jam takes place every Thursday. The jam is as 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.

■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has open mic Friday at 6:30 p.m. and live music Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

■ Four Royal Parkers on the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna has live music with Bob Ramponi and the Alaska Swing Company Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.

■ 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 Vagabond on Kalifornsky Beach Road will have live music with 150 Grit Saturday at 9 p.m.

■ The Studio Espresso Shop at Spur Highway and Nikiski Avenue in Nikiski hosts an open mic night on Saturdays starting at 7 p.m. Call 776-7655.

■ The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and live music Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m.

■ Tustumena Lodge will feature the music of The 907 Band Friday and Saturday 9 p.m. to 1 a.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.

■ Caribou Family Restaurant in Soldotna has a special live performance by Jackie Ray & Friends on Valentine’s Day from 6-10 p.m., and live music by Roy Mullin 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

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

■ Main Street Tap and Grill has Wednesday karaoke with KJ Natalia, Thursday acoustic music with Dustin and Friends and Keeley & Nelson, and live music and dancing with 9Spine Friday and Saturday.

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, noon-5 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.

 

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