Eagle Gets Arty
Not to be outdone, Eagle has it's own monthly art celebration, although this one falls on the first Friday of each month from 4-9 p.m.
For the March 6 event, Galerie Belle Ame, 179 S. Eagle Road, is hosting a multi-artist show, "Birds of the Northwest," while Second Avenue, 222 E. State St., will offer chocolate tastings with chef Cordel Knight beginning at 7 p.m. along with art by photographer Michael Luque and painter Steve Kellaway.
The Artisan Gallery, 124 E. State St., will focus on jewelry with demonstrations by Heidi Egerman, while the Art of Ward Hooper Gallery, 164 E. State St., will host an opening reception.
Fusions Gallery, 32 N. First St., is getting a little more hands-on with a chance for visitors to make their own fused glass pendant. Those worn out by the running around can check out drink and food specials at both Mai Thai and Rembrandt's Coffee House.
For even more fine art, check out Boise State's Visual Arts Center's new show, "Beautiful Terrible: New Work by Amanda Hamilton," hanging through Friday, March 20.
Hamilton, an assistant professor at Northwest Nazarene University, will be on hand for an opening reception on Friday, March 6 from 6-8 p.m. The event if free and open to the public.
The new show features photographs and video focusing on the disappearance of White Lake in Bolotnikovo, Russia in 2005 (apparently, it drained after a series of underground caves collapsed).
Sing a Jaunty Tune
There's nothing like a Broadway musical to lift your spirits, and Boise State's theater arts department is trying to fill that need with its production of Pippin.
The Tony award-winning musical first opened in 1972 and is based on the story of the son of Charlemagne. The lead character tries to find his calling in life through a series of adventures, including war, revolution, religion and love.
Pippin will be performed at 7:30 p.m., March 5-7, with matinees at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 6 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 8. All shows are in the Morrison Center.
Tickets cost $18 for general admission or $15 for non-Boise State students, alumni and seniors. Call Select-a-Seat at 208-426-1494 or go to idahotickets.com to buy tickets.
Only Got Five Minutes
Got something to say? Got five minutes, and only five minutes worth of material? Check out igniteboise.com and check out the details on the open-forum event to start discussion on just about any topic. Put together your proposal and submit it online. Presentations can be on just about anything, but must be preapproved. Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6, with the event taking place on Thursday, March 19 from 6-9 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre.