Arts and Entertainment week of Feb. 25

Events:

Ongoing
  • Kenai Peninsula artists may enter up to three works in any medium for the Peninsula Art Guild Biennial Judged Exhibition. All works must be original and suitably framed for hanging and/or prepared for display in 3-D. Cash awards are available for winning entries. Works may be delivered to the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. in Kenai, from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. An artist reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 6.
  • Art Works in Soldotna has photography by Joe Kashi and Rachel Lee on display through February.
  • The Funky Monkey in Kenai has artwork by Laura Faeo on display through February.
  • The Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College will have “Leader of the Pack,” an exhibition of paintings by New York artist al baio, on display through March 4, with an opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Baio won the Boit Award for painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
  • Kaladi Brothers on Kobuk Street in Soldotna has artwork by Timothy S. Dahl on display.
  • Kaladi Brothers on the Sterling Highway in Soldotna has artwork by Scott and Renee Davis.
  • The Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai has “Portraits of Flowers in Felt, Watercolor and Digital Photography,” artwork by Clayton and Juanita Hillhouse, on display through February.
  • The Soldotna Senior Center is looking for artists to display their work in the center’s lobby. Shows are one month long. Artwork must hang on the walls. Call Mary Lane at 262-8839. The artist of the month in February is Melinda Hershberger.

Friday
  • Kenai Performers will present the musical classic “Oliver!” at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors, available at Charlotte’s and Already Read Books in Kenai, Sweeney’s and River City Books in Soldotna, and at the door.

Saturday
  • Kenai Community Library will hold a tea tasting workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. for ages 18 and older. Participants will sample different blends from the four categories of tea. The workshop will culminate with a tea party.
  • The Soldotna Boys and Girls Club will hold a “Are You Smarter Than Our Kids?” game show fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Senior Center. Local VIP contestants will attempt to answer questions gathered from the Soldotna club’s students’ homework. Supporters can be a Lifeline sponsor for $300, which includes four tickets to the event and refreshments. A limited number of single tickets are also available to purchase for $20, which includes refreshments. Call Shelley Stockdale at 283-2682 for tickets and more information.
  • The Sterling Senior Center will perform “South Pacific” at 6 p.m. Dessert will be served. Tickets are on sale now.
  • Kenai Performers present “Oliver!” at 7 p.m. at KCHS. See Friday listing.

Sunday
  • Kenai Performers present “Oliver!” at 3p.m. at KCHS. See Friday listing.
  • The Sterling Senior Center will perform “South Pacific” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Coming up
  • Mari Hahn and Roland Stearns will perform a concert of music for voice, guitar and lute at 7:30 p.m. March 7 at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Tickets are $15 general admission, $5 for students, available at Northcountry Fair, River City Books and Sweeney’s in Soldotna, and Already Read Books and the Funky Monkey in Kenai, and at the door.
  • Kenai Performers is looking for directors for Sudden Theatre, a series of 10-minute plays. Actor auditions will be March 7 and 8, and shows will be April 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at the Old Town Playhouse in Kenai. For more information, contact Marc Berezin at mberezin@edudatasys.com or 262-8874.
  • Central Peninsula Hospital is seeking artwork in a variety of mediums to display in its new addition. Artists in Southcentral Alaska are invited to apply. The deadline for submissions is March 9. For information about the program, contact Leah Goodwin with Aesthetics, Inc. at 619-683-7500, or Goodwin@aesthetics.net, or visit http://kenaiphotography.com/CallForArtists.htm.
  • Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus is requesting proposals from artists for work to be placed in its new Riverview Commons by 5 p.m. March 13. The installation will be complete by Aug. 17. Proposals must include a conceptual sketch including notes, up to 10 slides of past work, a resume and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Submit proposals to Phillip Miller, Kenai Peninsula College, Facilities and Maintenance, 156 College Road, Soldotna, Alaska 99669. Miller can be reached at 262-0325 for more information.

Nightlife:

DJ
  • Friday and Saturday nights at The Riverside.

Live music
  • Hooligan’s Saloon in Soldotna has 9-Spine on Friday and Saturday nights, with a Mardi Gras party Friday.
  • The Maverick in Soldotna has the Free Beer Band on Sundays.
  • Moosequito’s in Sterling has LuLu Small on Saturday night.
  • The Place in Nikiski has bluegrass by Them Other Shuckers on Friday nights through February.
  • The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has live music by Tuff-e-Nuff at 10 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Veronica’s in Kenai has open mic night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and music by Melissa Glaves and Stephanie Bouchard from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Karaoke
  • 9 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the Duck Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road.
  • 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the .406 in Kenai.
  • 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Hooligan’s in Soldotna.
  • 9 p.m. Fridays at J-Bar-B outside Soldotna.
  • 9:30 p.m. Mondays at the Maverick in Soldotna.

Events
  • The J-Bar-B has a cash drawing at 6:30 p.m. Saturdays. Patrons get one ticket each day they’re at the bar. Must be present to win.
  • Hooligan’s in Soldotna has Texas Hold ’Em poker at 5 and 8 p.m. Tuesdays and free pool Thursdays.
  • The Maverick in Soldotna has a pool tournament at 8 p.m. Fridays.
  • Moosequito’s in Sterling has darts Tuesdays.
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