What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2010

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* Triumvirate Theatre will present the comedy "Mind Over Matt," by Scott Haan, directed by Angie Nelson, Friday and Saturday, and Nov. 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. in the theater in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Tickets are $15, available in advance from the Triumvirate Theatre Bookstore.

* Closing reception for "The Next Move" a show of smoke-fired ceramic work by Denise Heimel on Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula College Gallery.

Events and Exhibits

* Art Works in Soldotna has an exhibit by K.N. Goodrich for the month of November

* The Kenai Fine Arts Center has a juried watercolor exhibit up for the rest of the month.

* Artist without Borders will have their monthly art exhibit up in the 4D Professional Building-Conference Room on the Corner of Marydale and the Spur in Soldotna.

* Kaladi Brothers on Kobuk St. will have pottery by Libby Berezin on display through November.

* The Funky Money in Kenai will the works of photographer Mark Pierson on display through the end of the month.

* The Kenai Peninsula Photographers Guild has its 2010 show on display on the second floor of the Peninsula Community Health Services building on East Marydale in Soldotna through November.

* Joe Kashi will be teaching a photography series at the Kenai Fine Art Center in Old Town Kenai Saturdays Nov. 6, 13 and 20, from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Open to upper teens through adults, preferably with some photo experience. Anyone wishing to show photos should bring them on a virus-scanned CD or flash drive. The first hour will be interactive talk and second hour will be Q & A to discuss photos.

Week one topic will be How traditional and digital photography are similar and different. Week two topic will be Lenses, sensors, and how to best use them (using their strengths and avoiding their weaknesses). Week three topic will be the right exposure for the situation. For more information, call 283-7040.

* The Kasilof Regional Historical Association hosts a presentation by anthropologist Dr. Alan Boraas on the Russian-era coal mine at Port Graham and the end of Russian America, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kasilof Historical Museum at Mile 0.5 K-Beach Road.

* The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai will hold a star-watching party with the debut of "The Magic Planet," a digital video globe, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Call 283-2000 for more information.

* Arctic Records at Studio986 in Kenai between Sharps Billiards and Katina's is having a concert with local bands Mercy Should Hurt, AK Soul Strept, Waking Cerberus, and Men with Guns Saturday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Admission is $7.

* The Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai will hold a Watercolor Paint Together Saturday from noon until 3 p.m.

* The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai will hold a community workshop on "Bright Ideas -- The Art and Science of Candle Making" from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Participants must be 12 or older. Space is limited. Contact Spring Larrow to register at 283-2000.

* 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.


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

* St. Elias Brewing Company has live 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.

* Odie's Deli on the Sterling Highway in Soldotna has art by Marlyn Kramer on display for November. They also have live music on Saturday from 6 to 9 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 bar in Kenai has free Texas Hold 'em at 7 p.m. Tuesday; live music Thursday through Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.; and karaoke Sunday starting at 9 p.m..

* 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.

* 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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