- Artists Without Borders in the 4D Building in Soldotna has a group show, “The Color of Music,” on display through October.
- Art Works in Soldotna has watercolors by Sherri Sather on display through October.
- The Funky Monkey coffee shop in Kenai has watercolors by Pam Mersch on display through October.
- Kaladi Brothers on the Sterling Highway in Soldotna has art by Amy Warfle on display through October.
- Kaladi Brothers Kobuk Street in Soldotna has artwork by Emily Grossman on display through October.
- The Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai has “Experimental Exhibit” on display through October.
- The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center has a group exhibit by the Kenai Photo Guild on display through October.
- Veronica’s coffee shop in Kenai has photographs of Veronica’s through the seasons by Joe Kashi on display through October.
- First Thursday events include a reception for Amy Warfle at Kaladi Brothers on the Sterling Highway in Soldotna from 5 to 6 p.m., a reception for Artists Without Borders’ group show “The Color of Music” in the 4D building in Soldotna from 5 to 7 p.m., a reception for photographer Joe Kashi at Veronica’s in Kenai from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with open mic music at 6:30 p.m., a reception for the Kenai Photo Guild’s show at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., a reception for Emily Grossman at Kaladi Brothers on Kobuk Street in Soldotna from 6 to 7 p.m., a reception for watercolorist Sherri Sather at Art Works in Soldotna from 6 to 8 p.m., a reception for watercolorist Pam Mersch and live jazz by J.D. Uponen at Funky Monkey in Kenai from 6 to 9 p.m., and a bluegrass jam at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
- Musician, composer and recording artist Scott Cossu and a guest artist will perform a concert at 7 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Cossu’s background is in jazz and rhythm and blues, which he combines with classical training and study of ethnic music from Sudan, Thailand, China, Romania and Ecuador. Admission is $8 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. Call Laura at 283-1991 for more information. For information and listening samples from Cossu, visit www.scottcossu.com.
- The Kenai Chamber of Commerce’s annual Beer and Wine Fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. in the Old Carrs Mall in Kenai with live music, live and silent auctions, food and fun. The theme is Oktoberfest. Tickets are $50 per person, includes dinner plus beer and wine. Contact Tina Baldridge at email@example.com or 283-7989.
- The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will hold an Evening of Classics concert at 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. General admission is $10, or $5 for kids 12 and under. Call Susie at 260-3210, Tammy at 283-0781 or Maria at 283-3024.
- Peninsula Take-A-Break for women will hold a brunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Solid Rock Conference Center on the Sterling Highway with music by Renee Rysdyk, information by Judith Reese about breast cancer screening and Anna Jarrett will share her story of “survival and the courage within us.” Contact Cindy at 260-6262 or Susan 335-6789 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Triumvirate Theatre will perform “Lame Ducks and Dark Horses,” a locally written political parody poking fun at Sarah Palin, Uncle Ted, John McCain, Barack Obama and more, at 7 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Visit www.triumviratetheatre.org.
- “Lame Ducks and Dark Horses” at 7 p.m. at Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall. See Oct. 17 listing.
- The University of Alaska Anchorage faculty trio Alaska Pro Musica, consisting of pianist Timothy Smith, violinist Walter Olivares and clarinetist Mark Wolbers, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and are available at Sweeney’s, River City Books, Northcountry Fair, Already Read Books, Funky Monkey and at the door. Call 262-4084 or visit www.performingartssociety.org.
- The Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers will hold a concert with Juice Newton (“Angel of the Morning,” “The Sweetest Thing” and “Break It To Me Gently”) and Gary Puckett (“Young Girl,” “Woman Woman” and “Over You”) at 7:30 p.m. at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Tickets are $33, available at Whitey’s Music Shop. Funds raised benefit the Safety Bear, CSI Forensic Science Camp, Children’s DNA Identification Kits and youth sports on the Kenai Peninsula. Call 283-9302.
- The Soldotna Senior Center will accept entries into its 12th annual juried amateur art show, held in conjunction with the center’s fall bazaar, Nov. 7-8. Entries can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5. Categories are oils, pastels, watercolors, and drawings; needle arts, beading, quilting and sewing; and three-dimensional. The entry fee is $6, with a maximum three entries each person. Call Mary Lane, 262-8839.
- The Riverside in Soldotna has live DJ music every Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.
- The Funky Monkey in Kenai has bluegrass music by Them Other Shuckers on Tuesday night, folk music on Wednesday night, jazz by J.D. Uponen on Thursday night and jazz by J.D. Uponen and Don Weller on Friday night.
- Hooligan’s Saloon in Soldotna has rock covers and originals by 9-Spine at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
- Kaladi Brothers on Kobuk Street in Soldotna has acoustic music by Neil Gallagher on Friday night and Batter Brown on Saturday night.
- Kenai Joes in Kenai has acoustic classic rock by the Free Beer Band at 8 p.m. Friday night.
- The Maverick in Soldotna has acoustic classic rock by the Free Beer Band at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
- Moosequito’s in Sterling has acoustic music by Adam and Sonny on Wednesday night.
- Mykel's in Soldotna has acoustic music by Dave Unruh from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
- The Place in Nikiski has bluegrass music by Them Other Shuckers around 7 p.m. Friday.
- The Rainbow Bar in Kenai has rock covers by Tuff-e-Nuff at 10 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
- Veronica’s in Kenai has open mic music at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, and acoustic music by Mike Morgan at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
- 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays at the Duck Inn on Kalifornsky Beach Road.
- 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays at the .406 in Kenai.
- 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hooligan’s in Soldotna.
- 8:30 p.m. Friday at the J-Bar-B in Kasilof.
- 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Maverick in Soldotna.
- BJ’s in Soldotna has a Brown Bears hockey pregame party Friday at with a beer, taco bar and ticket to the game for $15 from 5 to 7 p.m., and free pool on Wednesdays.
- Hooligan’s in Soldotna has a nine-ball pool tournament at 9 p.m. Thursdays.
- The J-Bar-B has free pool on Sundays, a horseshoe pit in the beer garden, and a cash drawing at 6:30 p.m. Saturdays.
- The Maverick in Soldotna has a pool tournament at 8 p.m. Fridays.
- Moosequito’s in Sterling has a dart tournament at 8 p.m. Thursdays.