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■ The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra is proud to participate in the Link Up program in conjunction with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Students from Nikiski-North Star Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, Kaleidoscope School, K-Beach Elementary, Ninilchik School, Chapman School, West Homer Elementary, McNeil Canyon Elementary and Fireweed Academy, along with several private string students will be performing on stage with the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra for “The Orchestra Sings.” Students in grades 3–5 are given the opportunity to join the orchestra in this highly participatory program, in which they learn to sing and play an instrument in the classroom and perform with a professional or community orchestra from their seats at a culminating concert. Orchestras across the country and around the world are also taking part in Link Up. Performances are Friday at 7 p.m. at the Homer Mariner Theater at Homer High School and Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Admission is free; donations to the orchestra gratefully accepted.

Events and Exhibits

■ The Triumvirate Theatre is bringing some winter magic to the Kenai Penisnula: a “Frozen” Sing-Along! Come watch “Frozen” on the new big screen and follow the bouncing snowflake to sing along to all your favorite “Frozen” hits! Three shows only, this Saturday at 1:00, 4:00, and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5/students and $10/adults. Get your tickets at the door or online on our Facebook page or at www.triumviratetheatre.org.

■ The Peninsula Art Guild is ‘calling for artists’ to submit up to two of their own original pieces of artwork by the Feb. 28 deadline for the March 2015 Biennial Judged Art Exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai. For details call 741-8011. Art Center hours are noon-5 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday.  

■ Kaladi Brothers on Kobuk has a new exhibit entitled “Seafaring & Navigate” by Mark Keene. It will be on display for the month of January.

■ The Rarefied Light photography exhibition is on display in the Gary Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus.

■ An art show sponsored by Friends of the Soldotna Library is hanging in the Soldotna Library with the theme of Winter Wonderland. The art will be on display through Feb. 2. Please stop by and drink in the richness of the art. If anyone is interested in purchasing any of the art pieces, the Friends recieve a 20 percent commission which is used for library program support. The librarians have contact information for the artists. The next art show, on display from Feb. 4-April 6 is themed “Alaskan Landscape.”

■ Celebrate the art of local art teachers at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. across from the Oilers Bingo Hall In Old Town Kenai. Art from local teachers will be featured through Jan. 30.

Entertainment

■ A community choir, The Kenai Peninsula Singers, is open to everyone who wants to be there, whether it is their first time singing or they sang at The Met. The choir will rehearse every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Kenai Central High School choir room. Call or email for more details: 907-283-2125 or simjnissen@gmail.com.

■ 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

■ 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.

■ Veronica’s Cafe in old town Kenai has open mic from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, and live music Saturday at 6:30 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 is open to all military veterans and their families for support and camaraderie. Join us for Friday night tacos, or Saturday night steaks with Karaoke. Sunday afternoon its super hamburgers. Not a member? Stop by and we can show you how to become a part of this special veteran’s organization. AMVETS is located in the Red Diamond Center next door to IDEA Schools.

■ Sharpen your dart skills with a fun tournament every Sunday during the season at the AmVets in the Red Diamond Center. The number of players will determine the game. Sign up begins at 1 p.m. For more information call 262-3540.

■ 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 Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. with Robb Justice, and Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with Bob Ramponi and Dave Unruh.

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

■ The Pinochle Club, formerly from Kasilof, plays at Hooligans Bar & Restaurant in Soldotna Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. Questions? Call Jay Vienup at 907-252-6397.

Markets, fairs and bazaars

■ The Nikiski Senior Center at 50810 Island Lake Road will hold their spring bazaar on March 27 and 28 (Friday and Saturday). Vendors may reserve a table at $10 per day/per table by calling the Nikiski Senior Center at 776-7654 and asking for Loretta.

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

 

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