Friday, September 5, 2008


  • Sept. 5-7: Art in the Park will have 265 artist booths in Julia Davis Park from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
  • Sept. 5-7: Laughing Stock Theatre Co. is performing The Compleat Works of Wllm Shakspr (abridged) at 6:00 at the Sun Valley Festival field, beside Our Lady of the Snows Church on Sun Valley Road.
  • Sept. 5: Boise Little Theater opens Neil Simon's Plaza Suite at the theater on Broadway and Fort Street. The show continues Sept. 6, 11-13 and 18-20 at 8:00, Sept. 14 at 2:00 and Sept. 17 at 7:30.
  • Sept. 5: The Idaho Shakespeare Festival opens Greater Tuna, a satirical comedy about small-town morals and mores starring two men in 20 roles, at the amphitheater on Warm Springs in Boise. The show continues Sept. 6-7, 10-14, 17-21 and 24-27; times are 7:30 Wednesday-Saturday and 7:00 Sundays.
  • Sept. 5: Candace Nicol's exhibit of etchings, collapraphs and screenprints about growing up in a multicultural family and dealing with the aftermath of 9/11 opens at the Hatch Ballroom at BSU's Student Union Building. The exhibit runs through Oct. 12.
  • Sept. 12-13: The Boise Philharmonic will perform music by Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Corigliano with guest violinist Rachel Barton Pine at 8:00 Sept. 12 at Northwest Nazarene University's Swayne Auditorium in Nampa and 8:15 Sept. 13 at Boise State University's Morrison Center.
  • Now through Sept. 13: Stage Coach Theatre presents Kitchen Witches, a comedy about two cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years who are forced by circumstance to share a cooking show produced by the long-suffering son of one of the women. It's all he can do to rein them in when the insults and the food start flying. Shows are Sept. 4-7 and 11-13 at the theater on Orchard and Overland in the Hillcrest Shopping Center in Boise. Times are 7:30 Thursdays, 8:15 Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 Sundays.
  • Now through Sept. 13: Starlight Mountain Theatre presents Let's Murder Marsha, a comedy about a housewife who becomes convinced her husband is plotting to murder her and hatches a plan to thwart him, at Starlight Amphitheater in Garden Valley. Show dates are Sept. 5-6 and 12-13. Times are 7:30 Fridays and Saturdays and 6:30 Monday.
  • Now through Sept. 14: The Boise Art Museum hosts Ties of Protection and Safe Keeping, an interactive braid sculpture by Oregon artist MK Guth. Woven into the sculpture are ribbons on which hundreds of people have written their answer to the question, "What is worth protecting?"
  • Sept. 19: Refugee Tibetan monks will perform The Mystical Arts of Tibet: Sacred Music and Dance at 7:30 at the College of Idaho.
  • Sept. 19-20: The Langroise Trio (Geoffrey Trabichoff, David Johnson and Samuel Smith)will perform works by Schubert, Mozart, Bach and Idaho composer Jim Cockey's two string trios Sept. 19 at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy in Boise and Sept. 20 at Langroise Recital Hall at the College of Idaho in Caldwell. Times are 7:30.
  • Sept. 19: East Indian Follies opens Final Solutions, a play about an Indian family that struggles with intergenerational ideas about religion, politics, history, and in particular the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, at the Visual Arts Collective just off Chinden behind the Woman of Steel Gallery in Garden City. The play continues Sept. 20, 25 and 27 at 8:00 and Sept. 28 at 7:00.
  • Sept. 19: Music Theatre of Idaho opens I Remember Mama, a musical about a Norwegian family's survival in the New World, at 7:30 at the Nampa Civic Center. The show continues Sept. 20 and 25-27 at 7:30 and Sept. 20 at 1:30.
  • Sept. 20: The Trey McIntyre Project dance company performs at the Morrison Center at BSU at 8:00.
  • Sept. 23: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver reads her work at 7:30 at the Egyptian Theater on Main Street and Capitol Boulevard in Boise.
  • Sept. 26: Daisy's Madhouse opens Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, a look at the Peanuts gang and what happens when they go to high school and deal with drugs, violence and eating disorders, at 7:00 at Neurolux. The show continues Sept. 27 and Oct. 3-4 at 7:00 at Neurolux.
  • Sept. 26: Prairie Dog Productions opens Indiana Stones and the Quest for the Holy Oil at 7:15 at the theater at 3820 Cassia St. in Boise. The show continues at 2:00 Oct. 12 and 19 and at 7:15 on Sept. 27; Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 and 31; and Nov. 1.
  • Sept. 28: Del Parkinson, a pianist for the Boise Philharmonic, will perform at 3:00 in the Morrison Center Recital Hall at BSU.
  • Now through October: The Boise Art Museum is displaying Gerri Sayler's exhibit Ad Infinitum. It consists of more than 900 glistening strands of sculpted hot glue.
  • Now through October: Robert Kantor's "The Hope Series," an exhibit of large-scale steel and mixed-media sculptures, is on display in the liberal arts building Gallery 1 at BSU.
  • Now through Nov. 9: Boise Art Museum hosts an exhibit by photographer and sculptor Catherine Chalmers called American Cockroach.
  • Now through Nov. 9: The Boise Art Museum presents Upstream Fly Fishing in the American West, an exhibit of photographs by Charles Lindsay.

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