Each of the three pieces has a unique story with thoughtful influences, including everything from a magical pocket watch to Patsy Cline, and will be done Ballet Idaho-style, with glimmering costumes and mesmerizing technical skill.
Those lit lovers at The Cabin will present the 2012-2013 opening installment of their Readings and Conversations series, featuring author Abraham Verghese.
The fusion of fashion and art will be on display Friday, Oct. 26, when BAM presents its Art of Fashion Show. The museum hosted a Recycled Fashion contest in early May, in which designers submitted their creations of attire made from repurposed materials. Those designs will head down the runway at the show, and attendees can vote for their favorite, with the victorious designer taking home $500.
NEON's annual fall event features a bevy of family friendly fun. Boise Weekly stopped by last year's event and took photos of the packed plant purveyor's Hill Road location, where pumpkins and faces were painted, the wares of local artisans were perused, and live music filled the air.
According to a press release, Daisy's Madhouse sold out all seven performances of its Evil Dead The Musical production last year. The nonprofit theater company is bringing back the hilariously horrifying story of five people who journey to a remote cabin and end up turning into zombies. The return production promises not only more opportunities to see the show, but even more fake blood.
The Boise State University Theatre Arts Department is hosting its second annual costume sale Saturday, Oct. 20. Funds raised from the sale are put back into the department and used to purchase supplies that both educate theater students, and provide detailed costumes for the department's various productions. Last year's funds were used to purchase sewing machines and costume racks.
BOSCO describes itself as a nonprofit volunteer organization "established to promote and foster greater understanding of the creative process between artists and the general public." And Saturday, Oct. 13-Sunday, Oct. 14, it will grow that understanding by hosting its Open Studios Tour.
Rocky Horror virgins can expect an exceptionally interactive theater experience, with veterans singing along and shouting often-outlandish phrases. Purchase a kit of Rocky Horror accessories for $5, and enjoy doing the sorts of things you were never allowed to do during childhood--like throwing toilet paper, shooting water guns indoors and making lots of noise.
Attendees can, of course, expect to find an abundance of beer at the festival, with season-appropriate brews from far, far away, as well as Sierra Nevada and locals Payette Brewing Company and Crooked Fence Brewing Co.
But the fun isn't all for the legal-to-drink set. From noon-5 p.m., attendees of all ages can explore the rides of yesteryear with a car show from This-N-That Classic Car Group and peruse crafts from local artisans.
Pack a picnic dinner and channel your inner astronomer as you enjoy daytime and dusk moon viewing, a guided constellation tour and dark sky object viewing with people who know a thing or two about celestial bodies. Members of the Boise Astronomical Society will set up their telescopes and help you figure out what you're looking at.
Storytelling pro Daniel Bishop wants to "bring the campfire to you," or, more specifically, the Linen Building Friday, Sept. 21. Bishop will weave some creative yarns onstage as part of the storytelling event Boise's Biggest Liar.
The event is hosted by industrial recycled-art purveyor Refinerii and will employ a Venetian carnival-steam punk theme. Think feathers, masks and elaborately embellished attire mixed with goggles, top hats and industrial items. Attendees are encouraged to don costumes and prizes will be given out for best mask, top hat, overall costume and more.
Audiences can expect all the drama of Victor Hugo's 19th-century novel, which was re-engineered for the stage by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg and made the names Cosette and Jean Valjean famous.
Local improv troupes will take to the stage at Fatty's on three consecutive Saturday nights, with the first Saturday, Sept. 8. And while the who-knows-what-they'll-say stuff of the improv will be in full force, expect more of a theoretical cage match than the violent physical duel in a literal cage seen in arenas and on TV.
This year's events include a look at the mining and moving of ore in the Wood River Valley with historian Ivan Swaner on Wednesday, Aug. 29, performances by the Blackjack Ketchum Shoot-Out Gang in front of Ketchum's historic Casino Club, a children's carnival at Giacobbi Square and pancake breakfasts.
The day of fun and learning includes the chance to cruise a selection of insect specimens and chat up entomologists, then give your little one a jumpstart on becoming one by earning a certificate of "bugology."