■ The Kenai River Folk Dancers will hold a contra dance at K-Beach Elementary School featuring live music with the ContraBand from 7-10 p.m. Saturday. All dances are taught and called to live music. Families, singles and beginners are welcome. Non-marking shoes are advised. Potluck snacks are optional. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 16 when accompanied by an adult. For more information call Reed at 262-5031.
Events and Exhibits
■ The Kenai Community Library will hold a poetry reading in conjunction with National Poetry Month on April 25. Community members of all ages are invited to recite a favorite poem or read an original. Space is limited and participants will be chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register or for more information email email@example.com.
■ Curtain Call Consignment Boutique, 1212 First Ave. in Kenai, presents a 4th Anniversary Fashion Show from 2-4 p.m. May 5, with live music, refreshments and entertainment. Tickets are $10 and available at Curtain Call. For more information, call CNS Events, 252-7929 or 394-4559.
■ The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s annual student art show will be on display at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai for the month of April.
■ The art and photography of Scott Elyard and Raven Amos will be on display for the month of April at K-Bay Caffe. “Archosaurs & Robots” is a combination of two prior shows in Anchorage: “Dinosaurs & Robots,” and “Archosaurs & Automata.”
■ 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.
■ The band 907 will play a smoke-free show Friday at Kenai Joe’s.
■ Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has open mic Friday at 6:30 p.m. and live music Saturday with Zack Cialek 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 Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. Robb Justice, and Fridays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with Bob Ramponi and Dave Unruh.
■ 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.
■ The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area is hosting a spring craft fair on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Public admission is free. Vendor space available. For more information contact NCRC staff 776-8800.
■ 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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