What’s Happening for Jan. 26

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n Dr. Yoram Bauman, “The Stand-Up Comedian Economist,” combines humor and economics in an engaging and informative look at everyday economics and climate change, from 6-8 p.m. today at the Kenai Peninsula College commons in Soldotna. Sponsored by the KPC Showcase, KenaiChange, Kachemak Bay Conservation Society, Cook InletKeeper and Citizens Climate Lobby-Anchorage Chapter.

First Thursday

n A collection of work by Robert Range entitled “See You Around”opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Kenai Fine Art Center. Range’s drawings, most completed plenair, will be color and black and white, utilizing a nautical theme. The show will hang until Feb. 25 at the center, 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai. Galleries are open from noon to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, manned by volunteer artist participation. Call 907-283-7040 for further information.

Events and Exhibitions

n Tom Hunter, piano blues and jazz master, will perform live with special guest Tyson James Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at theCannery Club, located at the end of Cannery Road in Kenai. Tickets are $16 at the door or $14 at tomhuntercanneryclub.eventbrite.com.

n Join Alaskan photographer and author Carl Johnson as he discusses his latest project, the stunning new book: “Where The Water is Gold: Life and Livelihood in Alaska’s Bristol Bay,” 6:30 p.m. February 16, in the McLane Commons, Kenai Peninsula College, presented by the KPC Showcase.

n The 2017 Wild &Scenic Film Festival will be held at the Triumvirate Theatre, 42715 Kenai Spur Highway, just north of Kenai. This year’s film selections will take audiences to some of the most remote and beautiful places and celebrate our connection with our natural world. The Wild &Scenic Film Festival is a fundraiser for the Kenai Watershed Forum and a way to support their mission of working together for healthy watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula. Tickets are $20 for members/$30 for non-members. Ticket prices include 2 slices of pizza and refreshment. Tickets are for sale at the Kenai Watershed Forum and online. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and films start at 6:15 p.m. For more information and tickets visit our website www.kenaiwatershed.org or call 907-260-5449

n Kenai Performers presents Guys &Dolls, a musical by Frank Joesser, Jo Swerling and Ave Burrows. Performances onFeb. 24, 25, 26 and March 3, 4, 5. Fridays and Saturdays show at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for students, seniors, and military. Tickets available at River City Books in Soldotna, Curtain Call Consignment Boutique in Kenai, and at the door.

n The Performing Arts Society proudly announces the return of our own soprano Elena T. Bird, who will perform an evening of opera and art songs on Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church. Ms. Bird, a professional musician, has won the Young Artist award in opera and has worked with the Fargo-Moorhead opera company. She will be joined in concert by Maria Allison, piano; Michael Smith, baritone; and Tammy Vollom-Matturro, clarinet. Tickets are $20 general and $10 student admission. They are available at River City Books and Northcountry Fair in Soldotna, Already Read Books and Country Liquor in Kenai, and at the door.

n Hospice of the Central Peninsula will be presenting their Winter Wine Taste Event on Feb. 18 at the Fireweed Fellowship Hall at the Catholic Church in Soldotna at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Hospice office. The evening will be filled with gourmet food and dessert along with paired wines for each course and Kenai River Brewery beer as well. If you would like to volunteer to help or would like to donate an item for the auctions, Contact Hospice. Call Mary Green at 398-1600 or call the Hospice office at 262-0453 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday for more information or to drop off an auction item.

n Meghan Linsey, runner up on ‘The Voice’ last year, will perform at 7 p.m. March 10 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Before The Voice, Meghan was one half of the chart topping country duo Steel Magnolia. The duo’s debut single “Keep On Lovin You” landed the No. 4 Position on the Billboard Country chart and was the highest charting debut single from a co-ed duo in country music history. Find tickets at https://meghanlinseykpfair.eventbrite.com.

n Kenai Fine Art Center will be accepting entries for the Biennial Judged Exhibition March 2017. Juror this year will be Kenai Peninsula College Associate Professor of Art, Cam Choy. Choy holds an MFA from the University of Kentucky. This exhibition is open to all mediums with an entry limit of 2 items. The entry fee for members is $25 and $35 for non-members. Entries will be accepted Feb. 22-24 from noon-5 p.m.at theKenai Fine Art Center, 813 Cook Ave., Kenai. The Opening Reception will be held on March 2 from 6-8 p.m. Entry forms available at Kenai Fine Art Center or by request via email at ourkfac@gmail.com. For more information, please call Kenai Fine Art Center at 283-7040.

n 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.

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.

Entertainment

n Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has Open Jam on Friday at 6 p.m. and live music Saturday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Reservations encouraged, call Veronica’s at 283-2725.

n 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.

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 KBeach 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.

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.

Films

n Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 for listings and times.

n Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for listings and times.

Down the Road

n The Pratt Museum in Homer is from noon-5 p.m. TuesdaySaturday. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.

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