Events and Exchibits
■ Kenai Peninsula College invites the community to enjoy an evening of traditional Irish music and folklore at 7 p.m. today at the Kenai River Campus. Renowned musicians John Walsh (tenor banjo), Pat Broaders (vocals and guitar) and Sean McComiskey (button accordion) will play a free concert of Irish music. This event is sponsored by the KPC Multicultural Consortium, the UAA Diversity Action Council and the KPC Showcase. For more information, please contact Diane Taylor at 262-0328.
■ Pamyua will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Kenai Central High School auditorium. The concert is a fundraiser for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Yaghanen Youth Program. Music from the Anchorage-based band ranges from Native American, to world music, to what the band has called “tribal funk.” Tickets will be available at the door and are $10 general admission for all ages.
■ Triumvirate Theatre’s Annual Dinner Theatre and Art Auction, presented in part by Mykel’s Restaurant in Soldotna, will be “Troutanic!” Come sail the inside passage with the brave men and women of the MV Troutanic, the Alaska Ferry System’s newest, grandest vessel. Witness the star-crossed love affair between lowly local Jack and dreamy aristocratic tourist Rose as they struggle to overcome their very different backgrounds, as well as the constant warbling of Celine Dion. On the Troutanic, your heart may go on, but you’ll still probably end up staying in a tent on the deck. Featuring the talents of Carla Jenness, Chris Jenness, Joe Rizzo, Paulene Rizzo, Delana Duncan, Chris Pepper, Aaron Ashley, Judy Shields, Justin Smith, Tasha Thompson, Shaylon Cochran, Rob Ernst and the Nikiski Acapella Choir as the Troutanic Singers. Troutanic will play Friday and Saturday at Mykel’s Restaurant in Soldotna. Dinner will begin at 6:00 and will consist of a 3-Course Prime Rib dinner, salad, and delicious dessert. The show starts at 7:00 and there will be an art auction to follow. Tickets are $48/each and are available at Mykel’s. Call 262-4305 for reservations or more information.
■ Rarefied Light, a photography exhibition, is on display in the Gary Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College through Feb. 5.
■ The Kenai Peninsula Fair will host “Faked Alaska” Improv on Feb. 15 at the fair grounds in Ninilchik. There will be a workshop for 13- to 18-year-old students from 3-5 p.m. and the Improv “Faked Alaska” will be 6-8 p.m. Call 567-3670 if you need information. Following the improv will be a family casino night, adults $15; youth and seniors $10; fair members are free.
■ Amvets Post 4 in the Red Diamond Center holds blind draw doubles darts every Friday evening with sign up at 6:30 p.m. Tacos are available; and burn your own steak dinner from 6 to 8 p.m every Saturday with Karaoke after dinner from 8 p.m. to midnight.
■ Join Steve and Fern Holloway for Karaoke every Saturday night at the Kenai Moose Lodge. Singing starts at 9 p.m. and everyone is welcome.
■ 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 Charmers Daughters on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
■ Four Royal Parkers on the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna has live music with Bob Ramponi and the Alaska Swing Company Friday and Saturday at 10 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.
■ 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.
■ 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.
■ 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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