What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2010

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* A capella musicians Chic Gamine will perform at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School, presented by the Performing Arts Society. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for students, available at River City Books, Northcountry Fair and Sweeney's in Soldotna, the KPC Bookstore off K-Beach, Already Read Books and Country Liquor in Kenai, and at the door.

* Kenai Performers presents "Arthur & Esther," a dark comedy by a solo actor, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Old Town Playhouse. Written by Ross Howard, the play will be performed by Tom Atkinson and directed by Holly Carroll. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors. For more information call 252-7929.

* The Peninsula Art Guild is holding its Harvest Auction Benefit on Saturday at the Kenai Fine Art Center in Old Town Kenai from 6 to 9 p.m. Benefit tickets are available for $35 and raffle tickets to win a Jim Evenson Stone Lithograph are available for $5 a piece or five for $20 at the fine arts center, Kenai Visitors Center, Artworks and Donna's Gifts.

Events and Exhibits

* The Kenai Fine Arts Center has its pieces for the Harvest Art Auction fundraiser on display in September

* Artist Without Borders has its monthly exhibit at the 4-D Interior Building in Soldotna

* Art Works in Soldotna will have an exhibit by photographer Joe Kashi in September

* The Funky Monkey will have art by Celia H. Cash on display throughout the month

* The Soldotna Historical Museum, on Centennial Park Road off K-Beach Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays and closed Mondays.

* The Kasilof Historical Society's cabin museum is open 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays until Labor Day, or by appointment. The cabin is at Mile 1.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road off of the Sterling Highway. For more information, call 262-2999 or 252-2777.

* The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center on Ski Hill Road outside Soldotna has films on wildlife, the refuge and the history of the area daily at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. For more information and complete program listing, call 262-7021.


* St. Elias Brewing Company has music by Curt Hahn 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 and live music Saturdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

* Veronica's in Old Town Kenai will have an open mic Friday at 6:30 p.m. and live music by Lee Gattenby and A.J. at 6:30 p.m. Saturday

* The J-Bar B located at mile 101 Sterling Highway hosts Blind Draw Doubles Horseshoe Tournament every Thursday starting at 6 p.m.

* 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 in Kenai has free Texas Hold 'em at 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; live music with Acoustic Rhythm Machine from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and pool leagues Tuesday; and live music with the Maybrey Brothers 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 Rock Star DJ Service and dancing until 5 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. Hobo Jim will play at the Riverside Friday and Saturday nights throughout the summer from 8 to 11 p.m.

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

* Mugz Coffee Lounge in Soldotna's The Blazy Mall has music by Robb Justice and Friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays.

* Mykel's Restaurant in Soldotna has music by Dave Unruh and Bob Ramponi on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.


* 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., Tuesday's through Sundays. Admission is free on Wednesdays. For more information, visit www.prattmuseum.org.

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