Best bets

Best Bets


■ There will be a Blue Grass Jam at 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Kenai Methodist Chuirch. Listeners and musicians are welcome. For more information, call Jim Evenson at 776-8060.

■ Waterline by Wendy Croskrey is on display through Nov. 8 at the Gary Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus. The gallery is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. There will be an opening reception at 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday.

Events and Exhibits

■ The Peninsula Art Guild and the Kenai River Council on the Arts host two October Exhibitions: “22 Stories” by Kathy Matta in Gallery One and “Coming Around” by Robert Range in Gallery Too at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai. Call 283-7040, noon-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturdays for more information.

■ The next TriviaPalooza is right around the corner. Nov. 1, at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Get your team of 6-8 poeple together, show up and win the cash! Entry is $15 per person. Contact the Kenai Chamber and Visitors Center to register your team at 283-1991.

■ 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 Senior Center will hold its annual Amateur Art Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 1 and 2.


■ 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 Kent Peterson 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 Vagabond on Kalifornsky Beach Road will have live music with 150 Grit Saturday at 9 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.


■ 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


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