Friday, September 12, 2008



  • 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. 12-13 at the theater on Orchard and Overland in the Hillcrest Shopping Center in Boise. Times are 7:30 Thursdays and 8:15 Fridays and Saturdays.
  • 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. 12-13. Times are 7:30 Fridays and Saturdays.
  • 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.
  • Now through Sept. 20: Boise Little Theater presents Neil Simon's Plaza Suite at the theater on Broadway and Fort Street. Show dates are Sept. 12-13 and 18-20 at 8:00, Sept. 14 at 2:00 and Sept. 17 at 7:30.
  • 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. 26: Opera Idaho holds Puccini Martini Blast at the Arid Club at 7:00.
  • Now through Sept. 27: The Idaho Shakespeare Festival presents 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. 12-14, 17-21 and 24-27; times are 7:30 Wednesday-Saturday and 7:00 Sundays.
  • 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 Oct. 7: Bhutanese Thanka paintings by artist Phurba Namgay are on display in the Visual Arts Center of the liberal arts building in Gallery 2 at BSU.
  • Now through Oct. 12: "Waiting for the World to Change," Candace Nicol's exhibit of etchings, collapraphs and screenprints about growing up in a multicultural family and dealing with the aftermath of 9/11 is on display at the Hatch Ballroom at BSU's Student Union Building.
  • 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 Oct. 17: Robert Kantor's "The Hope Series," an exhibit of large-scale steel and mixed-media sculptures, is on display in the Visual Arts Center of the liberal arts building in 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.


  • Oct. 2, 4 & 5: Boise Open Studios Collective Organization holds its Open Studios Weekend from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 4-5. Attend the opening reception at the Idaho History Museum Oct. 2 during First Thursday to decide which studios to go to, or simply pick up a map and guide in that week's Boise Weekly.
  • Oct. 2: Boise State Department of Theatre Arts presents Tragedy: A Tragedy, an absurdist comedy about a TV news team prepared to cover a tragedy that isn't happening. Performances are Oct. 2-4 and 8-11 at 7:30 and Oct. 5 and 12 at 2:00 in the Morrison Center Stage II, newly rechristened the Danny Peterson Theatre.
  • Oct. 3: Opera Idaho holds Puccini Martini Blast at the Arid Club at 7:00.
  • Oct. 3-5: Ballet Idaho presents Fall Collage of Classics, a selection of three diverse ballets: Mozart's A Little Night Music, Debussy's Clair de Lune and Footage, a salute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Performances are Oct. 3-4 at 8:00 and Oct. 4-5 at 2:00 in the BSU Special Events Center.
  • Oct. 3: Knock 'Em Dead Dinner Theatre presents Ragtime, a musical combining Jewish folk music sounds, vaudeville and jazz to tell the story of a Latvian Jewish immigrant, an upscale white family, a Harlem musician, and historical figures such as Houdini, Booker T. Washington and Henry Ford. Show dates are Oct. 3-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 and 30-31 and Nov. 1 and 6-8. Show times are 7:00 Thursdays and 8:00 Fridays and Saturdays; dinner is served at 7:00 Fridays and Saturdays. The theater is on Ninth Street between Front and Myrtle in Boise.
  • Oct. 3: CAN-ACT presents Something's Afoot, a musical murder-mystery spoof, at its new location at 214 Seventh Ave. in Caldwell. Show times are 8:00 Oct. 3-4 and 10-11 and 2:00 Oct. 4; tickets for the show include a wine, cheese and chocolate tasting.
  • Oct. 8: Boise Contemporary Theater presents God's Ear at the theater at 854 Fulton St. in Boise. A couple struggles to find themselves and each other in the wake of a family tragedy in this show that includes appearances from the Tooth Fairy, G.I. Joe and a transvestite flight attendant. Show dates are Oct. 8-11, 15-18 and 22-25 at 8:00 and 18 and 25 at 2:00.
  • Oct. 8: Company of Fools presents Jack and the Beanstalk, the musical, at the Liberty Theatre on Main Street in Hailey. Performances are Oct. 8-11, 15-18 and 22-25 at 7 p.m., Oct. 12, 19 and 26 at 3:00 p.m. and Oct. 18 and 25 at 11 a.m.
  • Oct. 10: Stage Coach Theatre opens Dark Rituals, a thriller about an anthropologist learning about the Native American legend of the windigo, a cannibalistic creature. She and her son and daughter-in-law find themselves forced to face supernatural elements, murder and ritual death. Show dates are Oct. 10-11, 16-19 and 23-25; show times are 7:30 Thursdays, 8:15 Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:00 Sunday. The theater is in the Hillcrest Shopping Center at Orchard and Overland in Boise.
  • Oct. 10: Alley Repertory Theater opens Burial at Thebes, a contemporary version of Antigone written by Seamus Haney as a metaphor for security issues under the Bush administration. Performances are Oct. 10-11, 14, and 16-18 at 8:00 at the Visual Arts Collective on Osage St. behind the Woman of Steel Gallery on Chinden.
  • Oct. 14: Big Band Swing Design of the Netherlands performs at 7:30 p.m. at Jewett Auditorium at the College of Idaho in Caldwell.
  • Oct. 17-18: The Boise Philharmonic will perform three pieces by Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Piano Concerto No. 3 and Symphony No. 6, the Pastoral Symphony, at NNU's Swayne Auditorium in Nampa on Oct. 17 at 8:00 and at BSU's Morrison Center in Boise on Oct. 18 at 8:15.
  • Oct. 17: Boise Little Theater opens The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a Choose Your Own Adventure-style musical mystery by Rupert Holmes based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens. During intermission, the audience gets to vote on who the murderer is. Show dates are Oct. 17-18, 23-26 and 29-31 and Nov. 1; show times are 8:00 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2:00 on Sunday and 7:30 on Wednesday. The theater is on Fort Street just off Broadway in Boise.
  • Oct. 29: Repertory Dance Theatre of Utah performs Time Capsule: A Century of Dance at 7:30 at Jewett Auditorium at the College of Idaho in Caldwell.
  • Oct. 31: Music Theatre of Idaho opens Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim about a murderous, vengeful barber and some suspicious meat pies. Shows are Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 and 6-8 at 7:30and Nov. 1 at 1:30 at the Nampa Civic Center.

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