Events and Exhibits
■ Kenai Fisher Poets 2013 takes place this weekend. The event kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center with readings from featured poets, including Pat Dixon, Meezie Hermansen, Rich King, Steve Schoonmaker, Brent Johnson and more. On Saturday, a poetry writing workshop with celebrated Fisher Poet Pat Dixon and song writing workshop with Robb Justice will be held at noon at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center. Register in advance firstname.lastname@example.org. Also Saturday, from 7-9 p.m. there will be an open mic at the Tustumena Lodge in Kasilof. Share your poems and songs. Sea shanties welcome! $100 prize to the best original song. This one’s for adults, so feel free to get salty. On Sunday at 5 p.m., the Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna will host an open mic. This one is a more family-friendly event. $100 to the best original poem. Admission is $10 each event, or $25 for a button good for admission to all events. (Discount for students and workshop participants.) For more information, contact Jenny at email@example.com or 907-394-6397.
■ Join Frontier Community Services and Kenai Senior Connection Inc. for “The Fatal Fifties Affair,” an audience participation mystery dinner theater fundraiser, at the Kenai Senior Center Sept. 27 and 28. Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person and available at Charlotte’s Restaurant in Kenai, River City Books in Soldotna, the Kenai Senior Center, and at the door. Come in your favorite 1950s costume; prizes will be awarded for the best 50s fan.
■ The 10th annual Homer International Documentary Film Festival will be held Sept. 26 through Oct. 3. A gala opening with an International Release of “Muscle Shoals” will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Homer Theatre. Other films include “20 feet from Stardom,” “Blackfish,” and a world premier of “The Old Believers,” the story of Homer’s Russian Community. A festival pass, which allows viewers to see all films, is $50 for adults and $40 for children and seniors.
■ The Kenai Peninsula Photographers Guild will have a photograph display through November at the Cottonwood Gallery, on the second floor of the Peninsula Community Health Services building at 230 East Marydale.
■ The Soldotna Animal Hospital will host an Alaskan themed photo exhibit featuring Tricia Joy Sadler in the upstairs gallery during September.
■ Marion Nelson’s art show of Encaustic (hot wax) and cold wax art works will be on display at Veronica’s Coffee House in Old Town Kenai through September.
■ On Fridays at 6 p.m., the Kenai Fine Arts Center’s Every Friday event series presents local writers reading a variety of their work. Coffee, bottled water, and light snacks will be available. Everyone is invited to come and present your own creative writing as well.
■ 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 of 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 Sarah Jane Superman 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.
■ 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.
■ Tustumena Lodge will feature the music of The 907 Band Friday and Saturday 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. An open mic night will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 with a $100 prize for the best original song, admission is $10..
■ 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 Roy Mullin, 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 KJ Natalia, Thursday acoustic music with Dustin and Friends and Keeley & Nelson, and live music and dancing with 9Spine Friday and Saturday.
■ There will be an open mic family friendly event at 5 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall. There will be a $100 prize for best original poem. Admission is $10.
Markets, Fairs and Bazaars
■ Farmers Fresh Market is open to the public on Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m. into September. Farmers Fresh Market specializes in local produce and benefits the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. The market is located on Community College Drive in the Food Bank parking lot. For information, call Bonnie at 262-3111.
■ The Central Kenai Peninsula Farmer’s Market features Grown in Alaska and Made in Alaska products as well as baked goods, jams, jellies and holiday gifts, will close on September 28. Market hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Market is located at the corner of Corral Street and the Kenai Spur Highway at the bus “turn-around.” Call Carolyn at 262-7502 for more information.
■ 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 daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.
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