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Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2009

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* Triumvirate Theatre will present the Broadway hit, "My Fair Lady" at the Triumvirate Theatre on Friday and Saturday. 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.

* Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a community contra dance, Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. The ContraBanD will play and include some Christmas music. Beginners are welcomed. Dances are taught and called. Bring clean, dry, non-marking shoes to dance in. The cost is $5 for adults and no charge for children under age 16 when accompanied by an adult. Potluck snacks are welcome.

Call Treesa at 260-4171 for more information.

* College Heights Baptist Church will put on reenactments of the Nativity scene nightly at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday at the church on Kalifornsky Beach Road. More than 100 actors will participate in recreating old Bethlehem playing merchants, food vendors, craftsmen, clergy and other citizens.

Attendees will be able to stroll around a wall city and see demonstrations of historic crafts, King Herod's court and see the nightly parade of the three Kings bringing treasures to baby Jesus. For more information call 262-3220. See story this page.

Events and Exhibits

* Kaladi Brothers on S. Kobuk Artist of the Month is Clair Johnson.

* The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at 11471 Kenai Spur Highway will have the 50th anniversary of Statehood Quilt Project on display through Dec. 30. Quilts include many blocks from Kenai Peninsula Quilters. For more information, call Laura Forbes at 283-1991.

* 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 program listing, call 262-7021.

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.

* 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.

* St. Elias Brewing Company will host live music by 150 Grit at 7 p.m. today.

* The Duck Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road has karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

* The Riverside House in Soldotna hosts karaoke Con Queso with Mark Gage and Davey Jones at 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays; the After 10 party Fridays and Saturdays with Rock Star DJ Service. Dancing until 5 a.m.

* The Hunger Hut at Mile 26.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway host karaoke with Shane and Sarah at 9 p.m. Saturdays.

* 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 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 Scot Q. Merry and Bob Ramponi and Theresa Ramponi 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 Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, 11471 Kenai Spur Highway, will host a Christmas tree auction fundraiser with trees decorated by non-profit organizations that will be on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center from Monday through Saturday.

The public can view the exhibit and bid on trees in a silent auction to raise funds for 20 local service groups. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the silent auction will close Saturday with a visit from Santa from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call Laura Forbes at 283-1991.

* Matt Hopper will be at Moosequitos at 9 p.m. today; Friday and Saturday at Kharacters Bars in Homer at 9 p.m.

* The drama class from the Academy of Higher Learning in Sterling will perform the Christmas Play called "The Plane Truth" today at the Heritage Place in Soldotna at 3 p.m. and at the Kenai Airport on Saturday at 3 p.m.

* The Performing Arts Society will present jazz and classical music by Paul Sharpe, an internationally known bassist, and Maria Allison, solo pianist. The concert will be at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7.

Tickets are available at the door or at River City Books, North Country Fair, Sweeney's, or Already Read. Admission is $15 general or $10 student.

* 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 . Visit Smither's Web site at www.chrissmither.com

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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