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■ Triumvirate Theatre is proud to present Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple!” This hilarious buddy comedy stars Ian McEwen and Jamie Nelson, and will play one weekend only. “The Odd Couple” is directed by Angie Nelson and features performances by Dan Pascucci, Rob Ernst, Gary Hondel, Chris Jenness, Jenny Neyman, and Amy Pascucci. Performances are today, Friday and Satutday at Soldotna’s Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall. Shows are at 7 p.m. each day with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets are $15/each and are available at River City Books. Any remaining tickets on the day of the performance will be available for purchase at the door.

Events and Exhibits

■ Nikiski High presents “Hello Dolly,” Friday and Saturday and May 2-3 at the Nikiski High Auditorium. Shows start at 7 p.m. and tickets are only $5 for students and $10 for adults. Directed by Joe Rizzo with choreography by Chris Morin.

■ After 43 years of outstanding and dedicated teaching, Kenai Central High School choir director Renée C. Henderson will be directing her final KCHS Choir concert (the “Pops” concert) on May 6 at 6 p.m. All alumni and the community at large are invited to join in celebrating an amazing woman whose love of music and gift for teaching has inspired thousands of students to discover their talents.

■ An opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Fridat at the Kenai Fine Art Center its May 2014 All-Media Curated Open Show. This exhibit is held in conjunction with the May 2014 Kenai Birding Festival and has a “Flight” theme. The exhibit will be on display through May 31, Wednesday-Saturday from noon-5 p.m.

■ The Kenai Peninsula Birding Festival’s PEEPs Young Artist Exhibit will be on display the month of May at the Kenai Fine Arts Center with an Opening Reception Friday from 6-8 p.m. Awards will be announced at the  Birding Festival Kickoff May 15 at the Kenai Visitors Center. For more information on the PEEPs Exhibit or the May Kenai Peninsula Birding Festival, visit www.kenaibirdfest.com.

■ The Alaska Watercolor Society is accepting submissions to the 40th Annual Alaska Juried Watercolor Exhibition. Submission deadline is June 4. Paintings must be primarily aqua media over natural or synthetic paper, and matted and framed under clear acrylic or glass. All submissions will be through CaFE.org (www.callforentry.org). Up to $4,000 in prizes. Prospectus available at akws.org.

Entertainment

■ Veronica’s cafe has open mic at 6:30 p.m. Friday and live music with Robb Justice at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

■ The Vagabond Inn, Mile 14.1 Kalifornsky Beach Road, has live music with Chris Robinson Saturday at 9 p.m.

■ 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.

■ AmVets Post 4 in the Red Diamond Center holds blind 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.

■ 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 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, 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.

■ 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.

Markets, fairs and bazaars

■ A new farmers’ market in downtown Ninilchik will open May 24, Memorial Day weekend, featuring homegrown plants and veggies, a wide variety of crafts, handmade artisan sea salt and dog cart rides. It will be across from the Kenai Peninsula State Fairgrounds. Vendors are needed! For an application or information call Michelle Hogan 299-4999. Cost for a booth is $25 for the season or $5 per day.

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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