n An opening reception for the Kenai Peninsula Woodturners 2017 Summer Exhibit at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, 11471 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, will take place Friday from 6-8 p.m. Call 283-1991.
Events and Exhibitions
n Opening First Thursday, June 1, 5 – 7 p.m. will be Art Quilts Extraordinaire, a judged exhibit, at the Kenai Fine Art Center, 816 Cook Avenue, Old Town Kenai. All galleries are open from noon-5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, manned by volunteer artist participation. Call 907-283-7040 for further information.
n Registration is now open for Kenai Performers’ Summer Drama Camp. Ages 8-18. June 12-July 8, Monday-Friday, Noon-4:00pm. Location: 43335 K-Beach Road (backside of Subway). Fee: $450 per participant with an early bird discount of $100 off fee if paid before June 1st. For more information/to register, call Terri at 252-6808 or 262-5486.
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 Peninsula Art Guild is issuing a Call for Artists for its June 2017 Art Quilts Extraordinaire judged exhibit at the Kenai Fine Art Center, 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai. The opening reception is 6-8 p.m. June 1. There is a $25 entry fee for Peninsula Art Guild members and $35 for non-members. Call 262-7767 for details.
n General registration is open for the upcoming 2017 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference to be held June 9-13 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 18 other award-winning, nationally recognized authors, editors and agents who will conduct creative writing workshops, readings, craft talks and panel presentations in creative fiction, nonfiction, poetry and the business of writing. The conference’s registration of $445 and includes meals, receptions and workshops. Advanced registration is required. For program and registration information see: http://writersconference.homer.alaska.edu.
n The 17th annual Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival will be held June 22-25 at the Susan B. English School in Seldovia. Headliners performing Friday and Saturday include Alex DePue and Miguel DeHoyes, world renowned violinist and guitarist; and the Denali Cooks band. Other performers include: The Hannah Yoter Band, Elena Lukina on violin, the Umpqua Singers from Oregon, Patrice Webb, a country singer from Nashville, Ryan Hiller from Kenai on guitar, Wes Westlake and Judi Works on guitar, and Betsy Scott on banjo and ukulele from Seldovia. Events include an Open Mic night Thursday, busking performances around Seldovia Friday, yoga, song circle and workshops on Saturday with evening performances starting at 6:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. “En Plein Air” art event for visiting artists will also happen throughout the weekend. Tickets: entire festival including workshops: Adults: $49, Teens $16, under 12-free. More info: 907-399-7379 , Facebook at Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival, or at seldoviamusicfestival.info.
n Goody2Shoes Dancehall and Cafe, Mile 132.6, 13364 Sterling Highway in Ninilchick, has its season opening May 26 with a young adult-only for high school-age 20 from 8-11 p.m., featuring DJ Michael Hurd, Fractal Theory. $5 cover, $12 pizza buffet. Every Friday is “Teen Nite.” May 27 will feature traditional country with “8 mile Band,” 7-10 p.m. $5 cover, $12 pizza buffet. Every Saturday is “traditional country.” Goody2Shoes is a non-alcoholic, non-smoking establishment. For more info call 907-252-6326 or www.goody2shoes.us
n Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has live music on Saturday with The Calm and Quiet at 6:30 p.m. Reservations encouraged. Call Veronica’s at 283-2725.
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 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.
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.
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.
Fairs, Markets and Bazaars
n The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area is accepting booth applications from local vendors, organizations, groups and other parties interested in reserving booth space at the annual Family Fun in the Midnight Sun Event, June 17 at the NPRSA facilities in Nikiski. Interested vendors are encouraged to contact the service area early. The deadline to apply is May 26. Applications are available online at www.northpenrec.com or can be picked up at the Nikiski Pool or Nikiski Community Recreation Center. For more information or application details please contact Rachel at 776-8800.
Down the Road
n The Pratt Museum in Homer is from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.
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