Sunday, November 9, 2008



  • November: The Boise Art Museum opens a new exhibit, a site-specific architectural structure called After, by Lead Pencil Studio architects and artists Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo.
  • Nov. 9: Final day of Boise Art Museum's exhibits by photographer and sculptor Catherine Chalmers, American Cockroach, and by photographer Charles Lindsay, Upstream Fly Fishing in the American West.
  • Nov. 12: Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, The Botany of Desire and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, reads selected works at 7:30 at the Egyptian Theatre at Main and Capitol in Boise.
  • Nov. 12-16: The College of Idaho Theater Department opens Lapis Blue, Blood Red, the story of Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi and her struggles after she is raped and one of her paintings is stolen. The show runs Nov. 12-15 at 7:30 and Nov. 16 at 2:00 at the Langroise Studio Theater at C of I in Caldwell.
  • Nov. 13: The Boise State Theatre Arts Department opens A Dream Play by August Stringberg, about the daughter of the god Indra who comes to Earth and experiences human suffering. The show runs Nov. 13-15 and 19-22 at 7:30 and Nov. 16 and 23 at 2:00 at the Danny Peterson Theater in the Morrison Center.
  • Nov. 14-15: Starlight Mountain Theatre presents Wonderful Town, a comedy about two sisters -- an actor and a playwright -- who move to New York City to make it big. The show runs at 7:30 at The Star theater at 1851 Century Way in Boise.
  • Nov. 14-15: The Boise Philharmonic performs Vessels of Courage and Hope by contemporary Israeli composer Shulamit Ran and Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Major by Gustav Mahler at 8:00 Nov. 14 at NNU's Swayne Auditorium in Nampa and 8:15 Nov. 15 at BSU's Morrison Center in Boise.
  • Nov. 14: CAN-ACT opens We Found Love and an Exquisite Set of Porcelain Figures Aboard the SS Farndale Avenue, a comedy about an inept theater troupe trying to perform a romantic epic. The show runs at Nov. 14-15 and 20-22 and 8:00 and Nov. 15 at 2:00 at 214 7th Ave., Caldwell.
  • Nov. 17: Caldwell Fine Arts presents Idaho Showcase, a concert with Sandpoint flautist Rhonda Bradetich, Coeur d'Alene harpist Leslie Stratton Norris and the College of Idaho Sinfonia, at 7:30 at Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus.
  • Nov. 19: Boise Contemporary Theater presents No ... You Shutup, a one-woman show by comedian Lauren Weedman about a woman who is searching for a way to feel at home with a family of her own and exploring marriage, adoption, reproduction and careers. The show runs at 8:00 Nov. 19-22, 26 and 28-29 and Dec. 3-6 and 10-13 and 2:00 Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 at 854 Fulton St. in Boise..
  • Nov. 21: Alley Repertory Theater opens Reckless, a dark comedy about a woman who finds out on Christmas Eve that her husband has taken out a contract on her life. She escapes and goes on a journey of self-discovery. The show runs Nov. 21-23, 26, and 28-29 at 8:00 at the Visual Arts Collective behind the Woman of Steel Gallery on Chinden.
  • Nov. 23: The Treasure Valley Youth Symphony performs their fall concert at 7:00 at Timberline High School.
  • Nov. 28: Boise Little Theater presents The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, in which, one year after finding the true meaning of Christmas, Scrooge is back to his old ways and has decided to sue Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. The show runs Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 4-7 and 10-13 at 2:00 Sunday, 7:30 Wednesday and 8:00 Thursday through Saturday at the theater on Fort Street.
  • Nov. 28: Stage Coach Theatre presents Moving, a comic slice-of-life tale of a family dealing with one of the most stressful days any family undergoes: moving day. The show runs Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 4-7 and 11-13 at 7:30 Thursday, 8:15 Friday through Saturday, and 2:00 Sunday.
  • Nov. 28: Starlight Mountain Theatre opens The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a comedy about a married couple who are trying to put on the annual church Christmas pageant even though the cast includes a family of mean and nasty kids. The show runs Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20 at 7:30 at The Star theater at 1851 Century Way in Boise.
  • Nov. 28: Encore Theatre Company opens A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas, a drama inspired by the Little House on the Prairie books. The show runs Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 5-6 at 7:00 at NNU's Science Lecture Hall in Nampa and Dec. 12 at 7:00 at the Caldwell Center for the Arts at 603 Everett St., Caldwell.
  • Nov. 28: Prairie Dog Productions opens It's A Wonderful Christmas Carol, a mashup of the tales of George Bailey and Ebenezer Scrooge. The show runs Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27 at 7:15 and Nov. 30, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 at 2:00 at 3820 Cassia in Boise.
  • Nov. 29: The Boise Art Musuem opens an exhibit of ceramic sculptures, drawings and paintings by Japanese artist Jun Kaneko. Some of Kaneko's ceramic pieces are up to 13 feet high and 5,000 pounds.
  • Nov. 29: The Boise Art Museum opens Small Wars and 29 Palms, two documentary photo series by Vietnamese photographer An-My LĂȘ that explore the Vietnam War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


  • Dec. 4: Idaho Actors Collective opens The Last Supper, a play about a group of idealistic but frustrated liberals who decide to murder right-wing pundits. The show runs Dec. 4-6 and 11-13 at 8:00 at 2722 W. Sunset Ave., Boise.
  • Dec. 5: Knock 'Em Dead Dinner Theatre presents An Old-Fashioned Christmas, a combination of skits, readings and holiday songs. Show dates are Dec. 5-6, 11-13 and 18-20. 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.
  • Dec. 5: CAN-ACT presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a comedy about a married couple who are trying to put on the annual church Christmas pageant even though the cast includes a family of mean and nasty kids. The show runs Dec. 5 and 12 at 7:00 and Dec. 13 at 3:00 at 214 7th Ave., Caldwell.
  • Dec. 6: Opera Idaho and the Opera Idaho Children's Chorus present Opera Idaho Sings Christmas, which includes selections of The Messiah, other holiday tunes, and a sing-along, at 7:00 at the Egyptian Theater at Capitol and Main in Boise.
  • Dec. 6-7: The Eugene Ballet presents The Nutcracker, the classic holiday story of a girl who is rescued from the evil Mouse King by her brave toy nutcracker, at 3:00 at Jewett Auditorium at the College of Idaho in Caldwell.
  • Dec. 6: Music Theater of Idaho opens a musical adaptation of the classic Dickens story of Scrooge, A Christmas Carol. The show runs Dec. 6 and 10-13 at 7:30 and Dec. 6 and 13 at 1:30 at the Nampa Civic Center.
  • Dec. 6: Boise Art Museum opens an exhibit of photos of Idaho Special Olympics athletes called Let Me Be Brave: Portraits in Courage by Idaho photographer Susan Valiquette.
  • Dec. 7: The Boise Philharmonic presents Encore!, a brass chamber concert, at 2:00 at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 4601 Surprise Way in Boise.
  • Dec. 12-14: Ballet Idaho presents The Nutcracker, the classic holiday story of a girl who is rescued from the evil Mouse King by her brave toy nutcracker. The show runs at 8:00 Dec. 12-13 and 2:00 Dec. 13-14 at the Morrison Center.
  • Dec. 17: Company of Fools presents It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, in which several radio actors recreate all the characters, as well as sound effects and songs, in the Frank Capra movie about George Bailey and the new lease on life he gets when he sees how life would be like in his hometown without him. The show runs at 7:00 on Dec. 17-18, 23 and 30-31, 8:00 on Dec. 19-20, 26-27 and Jan. 2-3, and 3:00 Dec. 21, 24, 28 and Jan. 4 at the Liberty Theatre on Main Street in Hailey.

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