The Kenai Peninsula State Fair is Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik. See story, this page.
The Kenai Firefighters Association presents a fund-raising concert by the Broadway Beatlemania show from New York at 7 p.m. Friday in the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. A second show will be performed following the first if seating is unavailable.
Events and Exhibits
Art Works in Soldotna has an exhibit by Marty Hapeman, owner, on display through August.
Frames and Things in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna has work by Alaska artist Bruce W. Nelson on display.
Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has Ann Letzring as its artist of the month and a chess club that meets at 12:30 p.m. Saturdays.
The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway has "Alaska 2005 Native Arts Now" on display. The free summer interpretive program includes a presentation about cash pits by the Kenaitze Indian Tribe at 3 p.m. Friday, Jennifer Adleman with the Alaska Volcano Observatory at 3 p.m. Monday and music by Hobo Jim, Alaska's Balladeer, at 3 p.m. Wednesday. The center also has natural history mounts, a historic area and Native Alaska artifacts on display. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call 283-1991.
Saturday markets are held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the bus turnaround at the corner of Corral Street and the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Items offered from vendors include art, crafts and produce.
The Kasilof Historical Society's cabin museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. every day and has a resident carver at work those days, as well as historical displays. Area artists and crafters are invited to display their work at the cabin on weekends. The cabin is at Mile .5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call 262-0822.
The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Information Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is on Ski Hill Road near the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Funny River Road in Soldotna and has educational displays and occasional interpretive programs. For more information, call 262-7021.
The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center at the intersection of the Sterling Highway and Kalifornsky Beach Road has natural history mounts, including the world-record king salmon, on display and a boardwalk along the Kenai River. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, call 262-1337.
AmVets Post No. 4 in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 8 p.m. Saturdays.
BJ's in Soldotna has live music by Hobo Jim, Alaska's Balladeer, at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The Clam Shell Lodge in Clam Gulch has Mic Hoggers karaoke at 8 p.m. today and live music with Lu Lu Small at 9 p.m. Saturday.
Hooligans in Soldotna has "The Real Alaska Show," a music and comedy production, at 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. The show lasts about two hours. The cost is $26.99 for adults and $21.99 for children and seniors and includes an appetizer plate. Seating is limited and space can be reserved by calling 262-9951. At 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the band Ten Cent Zen will play.
Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna has live music by Nancy Anderson on Saturday evening.
The Maverick Saloon in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Mondays.
The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has live music by the Mabrey Brothers from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Sockeye's Restaurant at Kenai Landing has live folk, blues, Hawaiian and classic rock acoustic music by Mike Morgan at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Veronica's Cafe in Old Town Kenai has a folk jam from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, open mic night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today and live music by the Bob Ramponi Jazz Trio from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Mike Morgan from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Riverside House in Soldotna presents "After 10," a dance party, Friday and Saturday nights. A DJ plays favorite Top 40 dance music.
VFW Post No. 10046 in Soldotna has karaoke at 9 p.m. Fridays and bluegrass jam sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for members and guests.
Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 for weekly listings and show times.
Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for weekly listings and show times.
Down the Road
The San Francisco-based rock band The Flying Other Brothers will perform at 9 p.m. today at Duggan's Pub in Homer. Tickets are available at The Homer Bookstore, Solstice Music, KBBI and the Amped Cafe in Homer and online at Ticketweb.com. The band also plays at the Kenai Peninsula State Fair in Ninilchik on Saturday.
The Bacot Basement Babes Jazz Harp Trio will perform at Pier One Theatre in Homer at 7:30 p.m. today, and at 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The trio features the harp, piano, bass, percussion and vocals. This performance will showcase original songs, as well as jazz and pop standards. Tickets are $16 for general admission, $14 for seniors, $13 for Raven's Club members and $11 for students. For advance tickets and more information, call Pier One at (907) 235-7333.
DJ's Wheelhouse in Seward has live music by 9 Spine on Friday and Saturday.
The Homer Council on the Arts has the 17th annual "Alaska-WILD" juried photography exhibition on display through August.
The Fireweed Gallery in Homer has "Across the Bay" paintings by Marian Beck and clay vessels by Toni Maury on display through Aug. 31.
The Young Dubliners, a sextet of Irish and American musicians who play Celtic-tinged rock, will perform at 10 p.m. Sept. 2 and 3 at Duggan's Pub in Homer. Tickets are available at The Homer Bookstore, Solstice Music, KBBI and the Amped Cafe in Homer and online at Ticketweb.com.
Square dancing is held at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Ninilchik Senior Citizens Center. The caller and instructor is Lenora Regeon. For more information, call (907) 567-1004 or 252-6420.
The Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp Instructor Concert, "An Evening of Blues," will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 in the University of Alaska Anchorage Williamson Auditorium. Bluesman Guy Davis will headline the concert with special guest Naked Blue and openers Canadian Roots artist Doug Cox and Rick Brooks of Anchorage. Tickets are $18 for general admission and are available at Blues Central and Metro Music and Books in Anchorage, online at www.ticketweb.com and by calling Ticketweb at (866) 468-3399.
The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has on display "Light Motifs: American Impressionist Paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art" through Sept. 5, "Points of View VI: Defiant Objects," which juxtaposes selections from the museum's collection of contemporary arts and crafts with items in its ethnographic collection, through Sept. 11, "The Shamans: Spirit Guides of Siberia" through Sept. 18, and "Spot the Dog," the annual children's gallery exhibit, through May. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
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