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■ An Evening of Christmas, featuring the Redoubt Chamber Orchestra, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Christian Church. Holiday favorites will be performed, with audience sing alongs throughout the concert. The Central Peninsula Community Orchestra will also perform, along with instrumental and vocal solos and ensembles. Tickets are $10 for individuals, $5 for youths 12 and under and $25 for families, available at the door.

■ Triumvirate North, located five miles north of Kenai, will present “White Christmas,” a dinner theatre musical held today, Friday and Dec. 20 and 21. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7 p.m. Saturday matinees are at 2 p.m. and do not include a meal. Dinner shows are $39 per ticket and matinees are $20 per ticket. For more information, call 907-394-1159.


■ On Friday, the Kenai Fine Arts Center will present a BBC Art Film and Discussion — Civilization: Romance and Reality. Kenneth Clark explores religiously-inspired art of the later Middle Ages. The film starts at 6:30 p.m. and beverages and snacks are provided.

■ Cook Inlet Academy on K-Beach Road will be having a Christmas concert on Saturday at 3 p.m. CIA musicians will be joined by numerous musicians from the Kenai/Soldotna area as well as noted musicians from the Anchorage Symphony and Anchorage Opera. There is no charge and everyone is welcome. Call 262-5101 with questions.

■ A Christmas musical event will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center.

■ At noon on Dec. 23, the Kenai Community Library will host a Local Artist Showcase featuring dancers from Peninsula Artists in Motion.

■ The Klimpke’s Christmas Lights Display will be turned on Saturday from 5 to 10:30 pm. through Jan. 1 in Nikiski. The lights display is located off of Miller Loop, fourth driveway on Blueberry Ave.

Events and Exhibits

■ “Emmanuel,” a group show of spiritually-inspired art and the 2013 Kids Group Show will be on display at the Kenai Fine Arts Center.

■ Amvets Post 4 in the Red Diamond Center holds blind draw doubles darts every Friday evening with sign up at 6:30 p.m. Taco’s are available.

■ 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 by Peggy Jones on 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. with Robb Justice, and Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with Bob Ramponi.

■ 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.

■ Amvets Post 4 in the Red Diamond Center hosts burn your own steak dinner from 6 to 8 p.m every Saturday with Karaoke after dinner from 8 p.m. to midnight.

■ Amvets Post 4 in the Red Diamond Center holds Blind Draw Doubles Darts every Friday evening with sign up at 6:30. Tacos are available.

Markets, Fairs and Bazaars

■ The Kenai Peninsula Fair will host a Christmas Bazaar at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds. More than 40 vendors will display their wares. To reserve a space or for more information, call (907) 567-3670.

■ Our Lady of the Angles Catholic Church in Kenai will hold a craft bazaar in conjunction with its Cookies Buy the Pound event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. To rent or reserve a craft table, call Lori at 907-283-3315. To volunteer, call Mary at 907-252-4942.


■ 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 www.prattmuseum.org.


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