Events and Exhibits

• The Peninsula Art Guild and the Kenai River Council on the Arts host the Annual Harvest Art Exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. in Old Town Kenai. Bidding has opened for the Silent Auction which will culminate Sept. 29 at the Harvest Art Auction.


• An exhibit of facilty work runs through Oct. 5 in the Gary Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday.

• The Seward Music and Arts Festival begins Sept. 28 and wraps up on Sept. 30th. at the Alaska Railroad Cruise Ship Terminal Dock Building. Visitors will enjoy a full food court, beer garden, and art show in addition to 20-plus live musical acts and dance performances. Musicians already slated to perform include: Orion Donicht, Super Saturated Sugar Strings, Tammy Whynot and the Divorcees, The Avery Wolves, Feeding Frenzy, Historian, Hawkins Wright, Rebecca File, Melissa Mitchell with Spiff and Rik, Nervis Rex, and many more to come.

• An all acoustic jam takes place at the Kenai Senior Center from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays.

• Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai will host Open Mic from 6:30-9:30 p.m. On Saturday, Veronica’s will have live music withGreg Crawford at 6:30 p.m.

• The Studio Espresso Shop at Spur Highway and Nikiski Avenue in Nikiski hosts an open mic night on Saturdays starting at 7 p.m. Call 776-7655.

• St. Elias Brewing Company has live music Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m.

• AMVETS Post 4 in the Red Diamond Center holds steel-tip darts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; steak dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday; and karaoke at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

• The Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and live music Fridays and 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 through Saturdays.

• Mykel’s in Soldotna has live music by Robb Justice from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, and jazz with Dave Unruh and Bob Ramponi from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

• Caribou Family Restaurant in Soldotna has live music by Wally Hyde 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays and 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturdays.

• Main Street Tap and Grill has a Tuesday jam night with Shon, Wednesday karaoke with Mark Gage, Thursday acoustic music with Billy Strain, live music on Friday and Saturday night with the Mabrey Brothers, Sunday NFL Ticket, and Monday Night Football.

• The Kenai Saturday Market at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center runs May 26 to Sept. 15. Call 283-1991.

• The Central Kenai Peninsula Farmer’s Market will open June 16 and will be open each Saturday until Sept. 15 on the corner of Corral Street and the Spur Highway from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 262-7502.

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

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

• The Pratt Museum in Homer is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The museum switches to its winter hours starting Sunday. Galleries are open Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, visit

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