Gone in a Flash
Get a taste of the Trey McIntyre Project on the Boise State Quad. Catch a few mind-blowing minutes of modern dance tucked nicely into the lunch hour. The performance, set to the music of the Violent Femmes, is labeled "Flashdance" having less to do with water-soaked strippers in leg warmers and more to do with the ten-minute time frame.
12:30-12:40 p.m., Boise State Quad.
Boise No Pants Day
Slip into take-off mode and get on the bus sans pants. If there are two things the Treasure Valley needs it is for its citizens to keep their pants on and find a reliable, feasible alternative to cars. All day and all night, organizers are encouraging people to take a tour of the valley via the bus. Give people a reason to park their monster trucks and luxurious SUVs, or suffer through the sights of people without pants. It's good to have a choice really. Find bus schedules at www.valleyride.org.
24 hours, all over the Treasure Valley, www.boisenopantsday.com.
From the Big House to the White House
Bob "The Polish Madman" Golub knows a few things about entertaining. Although Golub has appeared on talk shows, hosted radio programs and spearheaded the development of a stand-up comedy routine for the deaf and hard of hearing, the chameleon of comedy is working on a book about how he went from being a prisoner to being invited to the White House all in one crazy decade.
9 p.m., $15, The Big Easy, 416 S. 9th St., Boise, www.bigeasyconcerts.com.
The Community Center has thrown dances before, but this time is special. High schools have their proms, but this one is specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and their allies. The first prom held at the Center will be an evening where well-dressed dancers and members of the royal court can make lasting memories. A photographer will be there snapping all the couples, and the coffee shop is open all night serving espresso beverages and baked treats provided by 3 Girls & Joe, Gourmet On The Go!
8 p.m., $5, The Community Center, 305 E. 37th St., Garden City, www.tccidaho.org, 208-336-3870.
Exodus to the Park
Blend in with others wearing beach attire for the 30th Annual Boise State Spring Fling. Family-friendly events are interspersed with live music by some pretty impressive bands, food, refreshments and a professional BMX half-pipe show. How cool that the bands slated to perform in the park are The Wailers, Dusty Rhodes and the River Band and Equaleyes. The Wailers have sold more than 250 million albums and performed in front of over 24 million people worldwide and now, they are playing a park in little ole' Boise.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $5 general; FREE to Boise State students with ID, Julia Davis Park, www.wailers.com.
Boise Burns Hot Pink
Here is a sight to behold: Tough athletic types sporting pink jerseys. The Boise Burn arena football team is donning the custom made pink tops to raise money for the first ever "Pink on the Turf" fundraising event to support and promote the 2008 Boise Komen Race for the Cure. After the match, the football jerseys will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Imagine the look on the faces of the opposing team, the Stockton Lightning, if they weren't pre-warned about the players in pink.
7 p.m., $15-$50, Qwest Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-388-3800, www.komenboise.org.
3 Saturday – 4 Sunday
The annual exhibit put on by the Idaho Woodcarvers Guild is of interest to more than just whittlers. The event has carving demonstrations, raffles along with wildlife carvings, caricatures and other traditional woodcarving forms. Douglas Rose, a member of the guild, has been creating bird figurines for the past twelve years. Gene Fuller, a retired Boise State biology professor created the Native Indian bust and the woodcarver has been recognized nationally for his wooden caricatures. For the past three years, hundreds have flowed through the exhibits at the Nature Center, and holding the event at the MK Nature Center has enabled the guild to offer the show for free to the public.
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, FREE, Idaho Fish and Game MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut, Boise.
The first public performance of the new semi-professional choral group Critical Mass, originally founded by Christopher Raynes and Giselle Weyers, will be assisted by members of the Boise State Early Music Group, "Academy of St. Giles" with Dr. Joe Baldassarre on the lute and Dr. Jim Cook on harpsichord. The repertoire titled "Venice: The Courts and Cathedral of St. Mark" includes titillating selections from the Baroque period along with the unique music of Claudio Monteverdi. A sample of the PG-rated, yet timeless lyrics soon to be sung include urging "hands to ramble in your garden" and souls beginning to "rage and sigh." Oh me, oh my.
4:30 p.m., $15 adults, $10 senior and students, free for Boise State students, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 707 W. Fort St., Boise.