What's Happening

Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009

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* Nationally known comedian Tig Notaro will be performing at Kenai Peninsula College at 7:30 p.m. today in the Ward Building. The opening musical act will be the Pepper Shakers. General admission is $10 or $5 with a valid student ID. For more information, call Dave Atcheson at 262-0346.

* The Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall will present "Shop 'til you Drop... DEAD!" a murder mystery written by Craig Sodaro and directed by Angie Nelson. The play will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday. Admission price is $10 per person. Tickets are available in the Triumvirate Bookstore. It is open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday.

* A community contra dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Live music, dances are taught and called. Clean dry shoes are required. Pot luck snacks encouraged. The cost is $5 for adults and children 16 years old and younger are free if accompanied by an adult. Call 260-4171 for more information.

* World Music for the Kenai will host "Crooked Still" from Boston for a weekday concert Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Peninsula Grace Auditorium at 44175 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The cost is $25 general admission; $23 for KDLL members; and family/teen discounts are available. For more information, call 262-6548 or e-mail mjmorgan@gci.net . For group back ground visit www.crookedstill.com and http://www.myspace.com/crookedstill .

Events and Exhibits

* Kaladi Brothers on S. Kobuk Artist of the Month is Clair Johnson (water color).

Live music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday featuring Dave Edward Smith.

* The Kenai Fine Arts Center, at 816 Cook St, across from the Oilers/Bingo Hall inOld Towne Kenai,will playhost to the Juried Water media Show through the month of November.

* The Kasilof Historical Society's cabin museum is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. It has historical displays, and area artists and crafters are invited to display their work on weekends. The cabin is at Mile 1.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call 262-5125.

* 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 pr ogram listings, call 262-7021.

* John Winter's work will be on display at the Soldotna Visitor's Center through the end of the month.

Entertainment

* 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.

* BJ's in Soldotna will host Alaska's Hobo Jim at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

* Kaladi Brothers will have live music from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at its Sterling Highway location, next to Subway in Soldotna.

* The Funky Monkey in the C Plaza in Kenai, in conjunction with Mike Morgan, will host Wednesday nights Acoustic Song Circle and Jam Session from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

* Rainbow Bar 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.

* 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. Dancing until 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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

* Mykel's in Soldotna has music by Dave Unruh and Bob Ramponi from 6:30 to 9:30 Friday and Saturday.

* Veronica's in Old Towne Kenai, will host open mic from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday; and Dan Pascucci at 6:30 Saturday.

Films

* Call Orca Theaters at 262-7003 for listings and times.

* Call Kambe Cinemas at 283-4554 for listings and times.

Upcoming events

* The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska, at 9711 Kenai Spur Highway, will take visitors on a journey to the center of our Galaxy when it unveils unprecedented mural-sized images of the Milky Way's core as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, and Chandra X-ray Observatory. Challenger will host a free to the public Star Party where it will unveil the images to the public Nov. 20. The photographs of the central region of the Galaxy commemorate the International Year of Astronomy. For time and more information on the unveiling of the never before seen images, along with an overview of the interactive activities for the whole family available throughout the evening, visit www.akchallenger.org or call 907-283-2000.

* Triumvirate Theatre will present the Broadway hit, "My Fair Lady" at the Triumvirate Theatre December 11, 12, 18, 19. Show begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Advance ticket sales end 24 hours before the show. Tickets are available at the Triumvirate Theatre Bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 6 p.m.

* Triumvirate Theatre will hold a music concert fundraiser for Ivy Howland on Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at its theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Recommended donation is $10. The concert will feature Jack Will, Sue Biggs, The North Road Rizzo's, Koey Dixon and Mike Morgan.

* World Music for the Kenai in conjunction from the Kenai Peninsula College Multicultural Consortium and SUnday Showcase will host Chris Smither, finger style bluesman at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Peninsula Grace Auditorium at 44175 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The cost is $25 general admission; $23 for KDLL members; and family/teen discounts are available. For more information, call 262-6548 or e-mail mjmorgan@gci.net . Vist SAmithers site at www.chrissmither.com .

* Auditions for the musical production of "Grease" will be held at 5 p.m. Dec. 4 and ( a.m. Dec. 5 at the Kenai Central High School Little Theatre. For more information, e-mail Terri Zopf-Schoessler at trzopf@kpbsd.k12.ak.us.

Down the Road

* Gallery Turquoise at Mile 49.5 of the Sterling Highway in Cooper Landing is open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment by calling the owner at 907-595-1434. on going

* The Pratt Museum in Homer is at 3779 Bartlett St. For more information about exhibits and events, call 907-235-8635 or e-mail the museum director at info@pratt-museum.org.

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