■ The Redoubt Chamber Orchestra presents Evening of Christmas, their annual holiday concert, on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Kenai Christian Church. This concert features the Redoubt Chamber Orchestra, vocal groups, and instrumental solos and ensembles performing a variety of holiday songs. Audience sing-alongs, including the Hallelujah Chorus, will also be performed. For more information, please call Tammy at 398-8393.
■ Alaska’s own pop music artist Karissa LaRen and iTunes chart topper Ernie Halter will perform at 7 p.m. tonight and Friday at the Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Tickets are $15 and are available at River City Books in Soldotna.
■ Triumvirate Theatre presents a dramatic reading of “A Christmas Carol” featuring the acting talents of Ian McEwen, Joe Rizzo, Terri Burdick, Judy Shields and AJ Seims as Ebenezer Scrooge. One show only, Saturday at 7 p.m. at Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Tickets are $10 with a canned good donation for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.
■ The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a contra dance 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at K-Beach Elementary School. All dances are taught and called to live music. Families, singles, and beginners are welcome. Bring non-marking shoes Potluck snacks are optional. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 16 when accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Heidi, 283-9227.
■ The Kenai Fine Arts Center presents “Refined Light,” an exceptional retrospective group photography exhibit of images previously selected and exhibited in major statewide juried photography shows. About a dozen well-known Peninsula photographers are hanging their images. The exhibition will run through the end of December.
■ “Circles & Cycles” a show of fiber creations by Jan Wallace, is on display at the Kobuk Kaladi Brothers coffee shop during December.
■ The Cottonwood Gallery on the second floor of the Peninsula Community Health Services building in Soldotna will hosts an exhibit of work by members of the Kenai Peninsula Photographers’ Guild. Work will be on display through January.
■ The annual Kids Art Show at the Kenai Fine Arts Center’s Gallery Too will be on display in December.
■ Kenai River Brewing Company in Soldotna will showcase the artwork of Kathy Matta during November and December. The tasting room is open Monday-Saturday from 12-7.
■ A cooperative effort from the Kenai Performers and Triumvirate Theatre brings the Cyrano’s Playhouse production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” to the Triumvirate Theatre in Soldotna with shows at 7 p.m. Dec. 26 and 27. Directed by Elizabeth Ware, this beloved American classic comes to life as a 1940s live radio broadcast. Starring Soldotna’s own Jamie Nelson.
■ Pull out your bell bottoms, dust off your disco moves and join the Kenai Performers for a 1970s-themed New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 upstairs at the Kenai Recreation Center. With catering by Kenai Catering, beer and wine, toast at midnight, dancing, karaoke and other activities. Entertainment will be a live music review show by iconic ‘70s performers, plus appearances by favorite film and TV personalities. Attendees also will be awarded prizes for best ‘70s costume, disco dancing and karaoke performance. Must be 16 and up to attend. Ages 16 to 21 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tickets are $80 per person, and only 200 will be sold. Tickets are available at Curtain Call Consignment at the First Avenue Theater in Kenai, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; River City Books in Soldotna and online at www.kenaiperformers.org. Funds raised will help the Kenai Performers renovate its new theater space. Performers and volunteers still are needed. For more information, contact Sally Cassano at 394-8104 or by email at email@example.com.
■ Far North Derby presents a Holiday Bazaar and Flea Market Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Derby Den located in Robinson’s Mini-Mall in Kenai. There will be delicious baked goods, handmade arts and crafts and gently used items along with refreshments and gift wrapping. All proceeds will be used to purchase a sport court floor for the team. For more information find us on Facebook or call Misty at 690-2738.
■ The Artist Spotlight Event for Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. features Claudette Barber, who makes silk scarves, clothing, mittens and jewelry. She will be in the Borealis room in the cafeteria at the Central Peninsula Hospital. This event is sponsored by the Central Peninsula General Hospital Auxiliary. Proceeds go to support the volunteer’s Patient and Resident support programs and scholarship fund.
■ 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 has open mic Friday at 6:30 p.m. and live music with Crow Shoes Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
■ Odie’s Deli in Soldotna has live music Friday with Garret Hermansen from 6-8 p.m. and Pub Quiz night every Wednesday from 6-8 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 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 Wednesday karaoke with Mark Gage, Thursday live music with Dave and Keeley Boyle and 7 Days to Noon, live music on Friday and Saturday night with 9-Spine, Sunday NFL Ticket, and Monday Night Football.
■ 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 Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org. Galleries will closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and all of January.
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