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■ The Kenai Fine Arts Center evening program presents the second installment of BBC’s art and history series “Civilzation:The Great Thaw” at 6:30 p.m. An informal gathering with coffee and snacks will start before the film at 6 p.m.

Events and Exhibits

■ 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 Friday and Saturday.

■ Rick Cupp will be displaying composite photographs all November at the Ed Jones building in Kenai on Trading Bay Road, at the back of the Home Decor building.

■ It’s a One Act Play Festival! Come join Skyview and Soldotna High School together for a night of one-act plays! Skyview will be performing “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and Soldotna High will be presenting “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse.” Performances are Nov. 14, 15and 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Soldotna High School’s auditorium. Admission is $5. Come support both of the local Soldotna high schools!


■ World Music for the Kenai presents The Spirit Daddies with special guests Baked Alaska and their Spawn at Peninsula Grace Brethren Auditorium at 7 p.m. Nov. 24. Tickets are $23 with discouts for seniors, students and families. Admission is free for children 12 and younger. For more information, call Mike Morgan at 239-537-8738. or

■ 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 the Nancy Saylor 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.

■ The Duck Inn will have live music from 7 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday with Robb Justice and Trio.

■ 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.

Markets, Fairs and Bazaars

■ An Arts & Crafts Market will be held inside the Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will be featuring Alaskan Made Crafts, Alaskan Photos, Jellies, Honeys, Belt Buckles made from bullets, Scrimshaw, Glass & Crystal Jewelry, Soapstonz and many more items for your Christmas shopping pleasure. Local vendors will include, Fred’s Alaskan Photos, Alaska Knife & Sheath, Alaska Art Detour, 2-Chicks Steel Art, Just Scraps, Needles-N-Pins Stitchers, and more. For more information, call 907-283-1991 or


■ 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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