Events and Exhibitions
• An exhibition of James Evenson’s works from Kenai Peninsula College’s permanent collection will be on display at KPC’s Gary L. Freeburg Gallery from Aug. 28-Sept. 28. There will be an opening reception at the gallery from 4:30-6 p.m. on Aug. 31.
• Kenai Performers will be holding open auditions for “Shrek, the Musical,” on Sept. 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Sept. 16, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at 44045 Kalifornsky Beach Road (backside of Subway). Please wear comfortable clothing to move in, bring your own water bottle, and come 15-20 minutes early to complete paperwork. Performance dates are Feb. 23-25 and March 1-4. For more information Call Terri at 398-4486 or Donna at 398-4205.
• An exhibition of nature photography by George Kirsch is on display at the Kenai Fine Art Center, 816 Cook Avenue, Old Town Kenai. All galleries are open from noon to 5:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday, staffed by volunteer artist participation. Call 907-283-7040 for further information.
• The gallery display for the Kenai Fine Art Center’s annual Harvest Auction opens Sept. 7, at the gallery located at 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai. The auction is 6 p.m. Sept. 30. Tickets are $30 and are available at the Fine Art Center, open noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. For more information, call 907-283-7040 or stop by during open hours.
• The Kenai Peninsula Woodturners 2017 Summer Exhibit is on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, 11471 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. Call 283-1991.
• ARTspace Drawer is on display at the Soldotna Library, the first annual collection of locally created 2D art. The first of its kind in Alaska, this display is made possible by a partnership between Soldotna Rotary, ARTspace Inc., and the Soldotna Public Library.
• The Alaska Ocean Observing System is now accepting submissions for their 2017 short film contest! Films should center around Alaska’s coast and oceans, and must be under 10 minutes in length. The deadline to submit is September 15. For more information and to submit a film, go to aoos.org. Questions can be directed to Holly Kent at email@example.com.
• Central Peninsula Hospital is announcing a call for artist exhibition proposals for the newly created River Tower Community Gallery. The gallery is Central Peninsula Hospital’s newest exhibition space located on the 2nd floor of the River Tower on the hospital campus. This is the first annual call, which will be done once a year to determine the four quarterly exhibitions in the River Tower Community Gallery and offers space of almost 30 feet in length for artists to exhibit their work. Proposals may include solo or group exhibitions, but must meet Central Peninsula Hospital’s Art Mission and guidelines. For information or to apply, contact Camille Sorensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Veronica’s in Old Town Kenai has Open Mic from 6-8 p.m. Friday, and live music on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Reservations encouraged. Call Veronica’s at 283-2725.
• Goody2Shoes Dancehall and Cafe, Mile 132.6, 13364 Sterling Highway in Ninilchick, has a DJ and karaoke from 5-8 p.m. seven days a week. For more info call 907-252-6326 or www.goody2shoes.us.
• A bluegrass jam takes place on the first Sunday of the month at from 1-4 p.m. at the Mount Redoubt Baptist Church on South Lovers Loop in Nikiski.
• Mike Morgan and Friends will play Sept. 7, from 8:00 to 11:30 p.m. at the “Big T” Tustumena Lodge, Mile 111 in Kasilof.
• The Flats Bistro on Kalifornsky Beach Road has live music with Daniel Tuttle Mondays from 6-8 p.m.; Pat Wendt on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.; Garrett Mayer on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; and Robb Justice on Fridays from 8-10 p.m.
• An all acoustic jam takes place every Thursday. The jam is at 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.
• AmVets Post 4 has reopened in its brand new building on Kalifornsky Beach across from Jumpin’ Junction. Eligible veterans and their families are invited to stop by to find out more about AmVets and their involvement in the Veteran community. For members and invited guests, Friday night dance to “Running with Scissors,” and Saturday Burn your own steak and karaoke with Cowboy Don.
• 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 Bow bar in Kenai has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and live music Fridays, Saturdays at 10 p.m.
• The Duck Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and DJ Arisen on Saturdays.
• Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 or visit http://www.orcatheater.com for listings and times.
• Visit Kenai Cinema at www.catheatres.com for listings and times.
Fairs, Markets and Bazaars
• The Saturday Market at the Kenai Visitors Center is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday through Sept. 2.
• The Farmers Fresh Market is open from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesdays into September at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank on Kalifornsky Beach Road.
• The Soldotna Wednesday Market is open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesdays at Soldotna Creek Park.
• The Central Kenai Peninsula Farmers’ Market is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at the corner of East Corral and the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna.
Down the Road
• The Pratt Museum in Homer is from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.prattmuseum.org.
• The Pratt Museum is now accepting exhibition proposals for the 2018 and 2019 calendar years. Download and complete the Exhibition Proposal Form by Sept. 6, complete a form online. The Pratt exhibits committee will review proposals and make recommendations in September-October. For additional information, including the Pratt Museum’s mission, programming, and past exhibits, please visit www.prattmuseum.org. Proposal information can be found under the “Exhibits” tab.
Submissions may be emailed to news@peninsulaclarion. com. The deadline is 5 p.m. Mondays.