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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2011

First Thursday

* The Funky Monkey in Kenai has watercolors from students at Kenai Peninsula College's Kenai River Campus on display through April. A First Thursday reception will be held tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. with food and live jazz music by the Just We Three trio.

* The Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai has the 22nd annual Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Visual Feast juried student art show on display through April in the main gallery, and an "Ity-Bity, Teeny-Weeny Artist Trading Card Exhibit" by the Kenai Fine Arts Center Watercolor Group in the Gallery Too through April. A reception for the show will be held tonight from 6 to 8 p.m.

* A First Thursday bluegrass jam will be held tonight at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.

Events and Exhibits

* The KCHS Drama Club presents "All The King's Women," written by Luigi Jannuzzi, directed by Cheri Johnson, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Admission is $5. The story of Elvis Presley unfolds through the eyes of women whose lives touched his, or vice versa, beginning with his 11th birthday in 1946.

* Triumvirate Theatre's Class Act Drama Troupe will perform "Crisis, Inc." a short romantic farce by Daniel Munson, directed by Shannon Sorensen, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall. The show includes performances by the Nikiski High School Drama, Debate and Forensics Team. Tickets are $10, available at the door. For more information, call 953-7262 or email hereliesdrama@hotmail.com.

* The Sterling Senior Center will hold a garage and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call the center at 262-6808.

* The Kenai Peninsula League of Women Voters meets at noon Friday at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. The guest speaker will be Phil St. John of the Alaska Center for Appropriate Technology. The public is invited. Call 260-3111 for further information.

* A Kasilof Public Library fundraiser and open house will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday with food and book signings by local authors. It is open to the public.

* The Kenai Fine Arts Center Watercolor Group will hold a watercolor paint together event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the center in Old Town Kenai. It is open to painters 18 and older of all experience levels. Bring painting materials, and snacks to share are appreciated.

* An Alaska Native Oratory Society regional competition will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Kenai Peninsula College's Kenai River Campus. The society seeks to provide Native and non-Native high school and college students with opportunities to gain leadership skills through a celebration of the oral tradition and development of proficiency in public speaking. For more information, contact Diane Taylor at KPC at 262-0328 or ifdtt@uaa.alaska.edu.

* A "Week of the Young Child" will culminate in an event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Peninsula Center Mall, with free activities and educational materials.

* The Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College's Kenai River Campus has a student exhibition on display through April.

* The Life Drawing Group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every other Thursday until May 26 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. The fee is $5 to pay the model. Bring your own drawing supplies. For more information, contact Will at 252-7303. For adults only.

Entertainment

* Veronica's in Old Town Kenai will have an open mic Friday at 6:30 p.m. and live music by Sarah Jane Superman at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

* St. Elias Brewing Company has live music tonight by the Smith Family Band from 6 to 8 p.m.

* The Funky Monkey Cafe in Kenai has a song circle from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and live music Saturdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

* The Vagabond Inn on K-Beach has a jam session the third Friday of every month. For more information contact Bob Costley at 283-6422 or Dorothy at 398-0471.

* AmVets Post No. 4 in the Red Diamond Center holds blind draw darts at 7 p.m. Wednesdays; Texas Hold 'em at 7 p.m. Fridays and 4 p.m. Sundays; and open house and dinner at 6 p.m. and karaoke with Mary and Jack at 8 p.m. Saturdays.

* The Bow bar in Kenai has live music by The Mabrey Brothers at 10 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

* 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.

* The Riverside House in Soldotna hosts the After 10 party Fridays and Saturdays with DJ Mark Gage from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. On Saturdays starting at 6 p.m. there is a free Poker Night with Texas Hold 'em Tournaments hosted by Kenai Peninsula Poker Association.

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

* Mykel's in Soldotna has locals night with music by Robb Justice from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, and jazz with Bob and Theresa Ramponi from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Films

* 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 from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission is free on Wednesdays. For more information, visit www.prattmuseum.org.

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