■ A First Thursday reception for the Kenai Peninsula College Student Arts League exhibit on display at the Kenai Fine Art Center will take place from 6-8 p.m.
Events and Exhibits
■ Peninsula Community Health Services is having an “Employee Art Show” in the Cottonwood Gallery, 2nd floor at 230 East Marydale in Soldotna, for the months of February and March. This will be a mixed media show with the employees of the agency submitting their own artwork for display.
■ A three-person invitational, “Up and Coming,” is on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The exhibit features the work of Joel Isaak, Ben Hastings and Claire Rowley and will be on display through Feb. 15.
■ The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 16, at K-Beach Elementary School featuring live music with the ContraBand. 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 262-5031.
■ The Kenai Performers present “South Pacific,” directed by Teri Zopf-Schoessler, Feb. 22, 23, and 24 and March 1, 2, and 3 in the Renée C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Centeral High School. Shows are 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18 for general admission, $12 for seniors and students, and are available at Curtain Call Consignments in Kenai, River City Books in Soldotna, at the door and online at www.kenaiperformers.org.
■ An all acoustic jam takes place Every Thursday. The jam is as Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on the first Thursday of the month, and at the Kenai Senior Center during the rest if the month. Jam starts at 6:30 p.m.
■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has open mic Friday at 6:30 p.m. and live music with J.C. Smith Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
■ 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.
■ 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 acoustic music with Dave Boyle and Dustin Aaronson. and live music with 9Spine Friday and Saturday.
■ 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 has winter hours, Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.
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