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■ 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 at 7 p.m. today. 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 karamip2@hotmail.com..

Events and Exhibits

■ 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.


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

■ The Kenai Moose Lodge celebrates New Year’s Eve with live music from the PG Band. $5 cover. For more information call 283-9181.

■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has open mic Friday at 6:30 p.m. and live music with Jack Will and Sue Biggs 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.

Down the Road

■ 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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