Events and Exhibitions
n The 29th annual Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Juried Student Art Show, “Visual Feast,” will be on display in April at the Kenai Fine Art Center on Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai through April 27. There will be an Opening Reception today from 5:30-7:00 p.m. There will be amazing art from all over the district, refreshments, and an awards presentation.
n Triumvirate Theatre presents “My Fair Lady” featuring an all-star cast including Audra Faris, Bob Bird, Ian McEwen, Spencer McAuliffe, Terri Burdick, Paul Stevenson, Chris Pepper, Rebecca Gilman, Kate Schwarzer, Yvette Tappana, Nettie Keller, Al Weeks, and Mari Walker. Shows are at 7 p.m. April 5 and 6, 1 p.m. April 7, and 7 p.m. April 12, 13 and 14. Tickets are available at https://triumviratetheatre.ticketleap.com or on the Triumvirate Facebook page.
n Love INC of the Kenai Peninsula presents the “Love Uplifted” benefit concert, a wonderful evening of classical music, featuring Svetlana Velichko, Tamoka Raften, Robert Thompson, Ida Pearson, and others, April 7, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Soldotna. There will be fabulous raffle prizes, a silent auction, and an intermission with gourmet appetizers and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at River City Books, Kings’ Treasures, Love, INC, Shannon at AK Salon, Already Read Books, or at the door. For more information, contact Love, INC of the Kenai Peninsula at 262-5140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
n The Que’Ana Bar and Sleeping Lady Gifts, Mile 122.5 Sterling Highway in Clam Gulch, will host a fundraiser for the family of Ken Kopocky, who passed away Jan. 15. The potluck event is from 3-7 p.m. Saturday. For more information call 567-3454.
n Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Trout Unlimited presents: IF4, The International Fly fishing Film Fest at the Kenai Visitors &Cultural Center, April 21, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at: https://www.showclix.com/event/if42018kenaiak. This is a fundraiser for the local chapter. There will be a silent auction and food and drinks available. For more information, please contact event organizer at email@example.com.
n Registration is open for the upcoming highly-acclaimed 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference to be held June 8-12 at Land’s End Resort in Homer and presented by Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage. The conference will feature 17 other award-winning, nationally recognized authors, editors and agents whom will conduct creative writing workshops, readings, craft talks and panel presentations in creative fiction, nonfiction, poetry and the business of writing. This year’s keynote presenter will be Pulitzer Prize novelist Anthony Doerr. Other national and Alaskan presenting and visiting writers will be Jean Anderson, Rick Barot, Richard Chiappone, Bryan Allen Fierro, Diane Glancy, Ernestine Hayes, Jean Hegland, Erin Coughlin Hollowell, Barbara Hurd, Kevin Larimer, Nancy Lord, Peggy Shumaker, Floyd Skloot, Joe Wilkins and Sally Wofford-Girand. Optional activities include manuscript reviews, editor-agent consultations, receptions, a boat cruise and open mic. Evening readings on June 9-11 by visiting writers will be open to the public at no charge. A special post-conference writing workshop will be held across Kachemak Bay at Tutka Bay Lodge for conference registrants. The conference’s early registration fee is $395 and includes meals and workshops. Deadline for early bird registration is May 1. Advanced registration is required. For program and registration information see: http://writersconference.homer.alaska.edu.
n 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.
n The Vagabond Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has live music with the Shuffledawgs, the Kenai Peninsula’s official blues band, Saturday at 9 p.m. This is a non-smoking show.
n Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has Open Mic from 6-8 p.m. Friday, and live music with Mike Morgan on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Reservations encouraged. Call Veronica’s at 283-2725.
n Acapulco, 43543 Sterling Highway in Soldotna, has live music at 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays starting at 5 p.m.
n 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.
n The Flats Bistro on Kalifornsky Beach Road has live music with Pat Wendt on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.; Garrett Mayer on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; and Derek Poppin on Saturdays from 8-10 p.m. Mike Morgan will play from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday.
n 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.
n AmVets Post 4 has reopened in its brand new building on Kalifornsky 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 “Running with Scissors,” and Saturday Burn your own steak and karaoke with Cowboy Don.
n 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.
n The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and live music Fridays, Saturdays at 10 p.m.
n 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
n The annual North Peninsula Recreation Service Area spring craft fair will be held April 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Come see what local craftsmen and artisans have made! Vendor booths are available, but they fill up quickly so reserve your space today. Call 776-8800 for more information.
n Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 or visit http://www.orcatheater.com for listings and times.
n Visit Kenai Cinema at www.catheatres.com for listings and times.
Down the Road
n 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.
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