■ “Once Upon a Mattress,” the “Princess and the Pea” musical, will be performed at the Soldotna High School auditorium, Thursday-Saturday, at 7 p.m. The show stars 7-12th grade actors, singers, dancers, musicians, and crew members from SoHi, SoPrep, SMS, Connections, RCA, IDEA schools and Kenai Peninsula Orchestra members. Tickets are $10 at the door. The musical is under the direction of Terri Zopf-Schoessler, vocals by Audra Faris, and conducted by Kent Peterson.
Events and Exhibitions
■ Clay on Display is on Display at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. Exhibits from talented artists include cups, bowls, plates, platters, masks, sculptures, wall art, and many other stunning clay art creations. A cup raffle will be held during this event and winners must be present to win. Clay on Display will be featured through Nov. 23 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center located at 816 Cook Drive in Kenai.
■ 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.
■ 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 Kasilof Pinochle Club season is under way at noon on Saturdays. The season runs 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.
■ 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 Daniel Tuttle Mondays from 6-8 p.m.; Pat Wendt on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.; Garrett Mayer on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; and Robb Justice on Fridays from 8-10 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.
Markets, fairs and bazaars
■ There will be a regular bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday at the Blazy Mall in Soldotna through November and December.
■ The Sterling Senior Center is having a Holiday Craft Fair Friday and Saturday at the center from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be vendors selling their crafts. The Elderberry Cafe will be open for lunch both days, Rada Knives will be sold and there will be a bake sale. For further information call 262-6808.
■ Lutheran Women’s Missionary League members are hosting a Christmas Bazaar to help fund mission projects locally, nationally and internationally. The Bazaar will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Star of the North Lutheran Church, 216 North Forest Drive in Kenai. Baked goods and craft items will be available for sale to provide funds for mission projects. Past donations have been given to LeeShore Center, Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, Lutheran World Relief, Concordia College, Concordia Seminary, Habitat for Humanity, Alaska Missions for Christ and others. Members distribute all funds to help those less fortunate. For more information call 283-4153 or 398-4846.
■ 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 from noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 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 through Nov. 11. For more information, call Scott Bartlett 907-435-3335.
■ An Opening Reception for “Inspired by Diaries” is Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the Pratt Museum in Homer, featuring artwork inspired by personal and historical diaries. Also on exhibit will be numerous excerpts and original historical diaries from the Pratt Collections. This exhibit runs through December 31, 2016.
Submissions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is 5 p.m. Mondays.