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Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011

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* Start the summer on the right note by attending a musical evening by The Diamonds In The Rough, a musical duo from Indiana. Nat and Vicka play fiddle and guitar and sing gospel, country, folk and celtic. During the program at the Kenai Christian Church Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. many old favorites will be heard as well as originals written by the girls. Also featured will be KCHS students Tyler Cooper and Chelsea O'Hara. There is no admission charge and refreshments will be served. Although a Summer Kick Off for youth to celebrate the end of school, this music will appeal to all ages from preschoolers to senior citizens. To learn more about the Diamonds go to www.diamondsitr.blogspot.com . For more information call 283-9330.

Events and Exhibits

* The Funky Monkey in Kenai has a collaborative photography exhibit by Mark and Maria Pierson on display throughout May.

* A 1st Thursday 'Meet the Artist' reception for the "Gallery One" exhibit featuring photography by Joe Kashi at the Kenai Fine Art Center, 816 Cook Avenue, Old Towne Kenai, across from the Oilers' Bingo Hall will take place June 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kashi's work will be on display for the month of June. Refreshments will be served. Any questions, please call the Kenai Fine Art Center at 283-7040.

* A 1st Thursday 'Meet the Artist' reception for the "Gallery TOO" quilting exhibit at the Kenai Fine Art Center, 816 Cook Avenue, Old Towne Kenai, across from the Oilers' Bingo Hall, will take place June 2, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Several local quilters will have their work on display for the month of June. For more information, call the Kenai Fine Arts Center at 283-7040.

* The "8th Annual Small Shots" show is on display at the Kenai Fine Arts Center through the end of the month.

* Kaladi Brothers on the Sterling Highway has art by Ryan Helminski on display through May.

* 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.

* Grammy nominated, multi Dove Award Winning Artist "DecembeRadio" from Christiansburg, Virginia will perform on June 4 at 6 p.m. with Mabrey Brother's Band around 4 p.m. at a 3-day outdoor music festival in celebration of the 3rd Annual Deuce Festival. Gate opens at 10 a.m. daily. Music starts around noon with bands from all over the state performing. Event is located at the Nikiski Lighthouse Church grounds. Admission is $10 per day, camping is available. June 5 is free. Proceeds will be donated to "Mosaic House." This is an all ages event. For more information, please contact Jan at 283-4142. Vendor opportunities available.

Entertainment

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

* Kenai Joes has live music with "907" Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. Saturday is a smoke-free show.

* St. Elias Brewing Company has live music tonight from 7 to 9 p.m.

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

* The Vagabond Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road will have live music with Troubadour North Friday at 9 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 in Soldotna will host live music with Hobo Jim at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

* 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.

* 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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