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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2008

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A free piano recital for Tollef Thompson's students will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the Sterling Senior Center. It is open to the public. For more information, call 776-5447.

Rarefied Light 2007 the statewide traveling photography exhibition will open in the Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday with a reception for peninsula photographers showing in the exhibition. See story this page.

Triumvirate Theatre presents an original puppet film entitled Davenport Flagstop and the Case of the Golden Spike. This hour-long film depicts the adventures of a noir-style detective on the trail of an invaluable Alaskan artifact the golden spike used at the closing ceremony that marked the completion of the Alaska Railroad. Show times at the Triumvirate will be 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a 4 p.m. matinee Saturday. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children. For more information visit www.triumviratetheatre.org.

The Travlin Tales Storytelling Troupe from the Kenai Performers presents Second Sunday Stories at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Kenai Community Library. The theme will be Fantasies and Dreams.

Events and Exhibits

Artists Without Borders is having a group show in the 4D Professional Building on the corner of Marydale and Spur Highway in Soldotna in the conference room of the 4D Professional Building on the corner of Marydale and the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna. For more information, call Susan at 262-3958.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has Jessica Oglesbee as its artist of the month.

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway will host two solo exhibits, Black and White Photography by Roy Shapley, and Ebb and Flow by Sherri Shater, through Jan. 31. The center also displays animal mounts, historic items and Alaska Native artifacts. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 283-1991.

The Kasilof Historical Societys cabin museum is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. It has historical displays and area artists and crafters are invited to display their work on weekends. The cabin is at Mile 1.5 Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call Dave at 262-5125.

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center on Ski Hill Road outside Soldotna shows films on wildlife, the refuge and the history of the area daily at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.

Entertainment

AmVets Post No. 4 in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 8 p.m. Saturday and blind darts at 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

Bluegrass jam sessions at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. The first Thursday of the month at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna and all others at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center.

The Duck Inn has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna will host Kim Spalding Friday at 6:30 p.m.

The Riverside House lounge hosts After 10 party Fridays and Saturdays.

Hooligans in Soldotna has music by the Free Beer Band on Monday nights, karaoke Wednesday nights, 150 Grit on Thursday nights and live music Friday and Saturday nights.

Moosequitoes in Sterling will have karaoke Friday; open mic Jan. 19; and live music featuring PNP on Jan 25. It also has free pool and Xbox competitions Wednesdays.

Mugz Coffee Lounge in the Blazy Mall has acoustic music from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday by Jay C. Smith; The Charmers Daughters from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, and will host open mic night on Mondays.

Veronicas in Old Town Kenai will have open mic at 6:30 p.m. today; Veronicas: The Musical at 6:30 p.m. Friday, and a Sunday afternoon music jam from 2 to 4 p.m.

406 in Kenai has karaoke with Steve and Debbie at 9 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Films

Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 for weekly listings and show times.

Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for weekly listings and show times.

Upcoming Events

The Wailin Jennys, award winning musicians from Canada, will play at Peninsula Grace Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17.

Tickets at the door are $23 for general admission, or $20 for students, seniors, veterans and KDLL members. Teen and family discounts are available. The show is sponsored by World Music for the Kenai, Kenai Peninsula Colleges Multicultural Consortium, the Anna Fossett Goodrich Foundation and KDLL.

For more information, call 262-6548 or e-mail mjmorgan@gci.net.

Down the Road

Homer Council on the Arts will present its annual arts awards from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at 355 West Pioneer Avenue in Homer. The recipients are: Arts leadership/advocacy Laura Norton; arts education Renee Jahnke; lifetime achievement Lorraine Haas; Artist of the Year Asia Freeman; and Youth Artist of the Year Elyse Carter. Current members of the Homer Council on the Arts are invited to attend the celebration. The public is invited to become a member at the event. Wine, food and entertainment will be provided.

The event will also kick off a three-month membership drive for the Homer Council on the Arts which will announce special incentives for members to recruit new members.

The Pratt Museum will be closed to the public for repairs and maintenance through Feb. 5.

Anchorage and Beyond

The Alaska State Fair begins its Cabin Fever Reliever Concert Series with Marty Stuart on Jan. 26, Blackhawk on Feb. 16, Billy Dean on March 15 and Heartland on April 5.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and all concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Raven Hall on the fairgrounds in Palmer.

Tickets are available through TicketMaster.com and at Fred Meyer.



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