■ Hobo Jim, Alaska’s balladeer, will perform at 3 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Visitor & Cultural Center, 11471 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. Admission is free and the show is open to the public.
Events and Exhibits
■ “Keen on the Kenai,” an exhibition of artwork exploring the concept of what it means to live, work and play on the Kenai Peninsula, is on display at the Kenai Cultural and Visitors Center, on the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai.
■ Market Daze at The Market, 44720 Sterling Highway in Soldotna, is 1-11 p.m. July 21, featuring live music from Robb Justice at 7 p.m. and Blackwater Railroad at 9 p.m. Sip and Paint sessions are scheduled for 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Call 907-395-7010 for more information.
■ Barbara Lavallee will be at Frames And Things in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna on July 30 from 1-5 p.m.
■ Tami Phelps, Anchorage artist, will exhibit her cold wax abstract painting exhibit, “Air, Land and Water,” at the Kenai Fine Arts Center July 7-29. Phelps’ work is included in the permanent collection of the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and has been exhibited in fine art galleries in Anchorage, Colorado, and Washington. The KFAC is located at 816 Cook Ave., Kenai. For more information, contact the Kenai Fine Arts Center at 907-283-7040.
■ 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 Summertime in Soldotna live music concert series at Soldotna Creek Park continues July 20 from 6-9 p.m. with Lost Smoke.
■ 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
■ Farmers Fresh Market is open for the season. Find the market at the Kenai Peninsula Food bank every Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. until September. Local plant starts, flowers and produce and special events all summer long. A benefit for the Food Bank.
■ The Kenai Saturday Market is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays at the Kenai Visitors Center. Local vendors include: food, produce, clothing, gifts and much more. For more information, visit www.kenaichamber.org.
■ The Nikiski Senior Center at 55025 Lake Marie Ave. is hosting the Nikiski Friday Farmers/Flea Market on July 22, Aug. 12 and Aug. 26. Market is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with vendors, a variety of items for sale and hamburgers and hotdogs hot off the grill. On July 22 and Aug. 26 there will be a bake sale, and on Aug. 12 there will be a Kid Zone with carnival games for the kids. Space is still available call 776-7654 for information.
■ The Soldotna Senior Center’s Summer Bazaar is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., July 22-23 at the center, 197 West Park Avenue in Soldotna. Call 262-2322.
■ 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.
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