■ The Kenai Community Library will hold a poetry reading in conjunction with National Poetry Month today. 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..
Events and Exhibits
■ An exhibition of student artwork is on display in the Gary Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College, with a First Thursday closing reception at 5 p.m. May 2.
■ A First Friday reception for Nikiski artist Jim Evenson will take place from 5-8 p.m. on May 3 at Aurora Fine Art on 5th Avenue in Anchorage. Evenson’s exhibition of Abstract Stone Lithographs will be on display through May 31.
■ 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 Cafe. “Archosaurs & Robots” is a combination of two prior shows in Anchorage: “Dinosaurs & Robots,” and “Archosaurs & Automata.”
■ The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra presents an “Evening of Elegance,” a night of fine food and classical music in celebration of KPO’s 30th anniversary on May 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Alaska Christian College Conference Center. Music provided by The Areté Trio, featuring Emily Grossman, violin; Kate McVey, viola, and Kevin Charlestream, cello. The cost for this event is $75. Tickets can be purchased at River City Books and Dr. Thompson’s office in Soldotna and the Homer Book Store in Homer. Basket auctions and outcry auctions will take place throughout the evening. Seating is limited. For more information please contact Mi’shell at 398-7843 in Soldonta or Linda at 235-8650 in Homer.
■ 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 Saturday with Food For The Soul at 6:30 p.m.
■ “907” will play a smoke-fee show Friday at Kenai Joe’s.
■ 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.
■ Kenai’s Saturday Market is now accepting applications for its summer market that runs May 25 to Sept. 14. The market is held at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, 11471 Kenai Spur Highway each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rates as low as $20 per day. For more information call 283-1991.
■ 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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