The Community Progressive 

Progressive dinner parties are rad-ass. Most work something like this: You go to one person's house for appetizers and cocktails; another for wine and dinner; and yet another for dessert and aperitifs. It's a three-course meal, often on wheels--if you bike your food-stuffed, buzzed butt from one house to the next.

You can think of the Community Progressive like a huge progressive dinner party. But instead of gluttony, it celebrates "community building." Sound vague? Here's a rundown on United Vision for Idaho's all-encompassing event, which runs all day on Saturday, May 21, at venues across downtown and Garden City.

The event kicks off at 10 a.m. on the Capitol steps with a rally "honoring individuals in our community who embody progress." The keynote speaker will be Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb. From 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., you can join Todd Shallat for a walking tour of downtown Boise, examining the city's progress through the years.

From Noon-4 p.m., there's a nonprofit fair at Beside Bardenay featuring organizations like The Idaho Human Rights Education Center, ACLU of Idaho and The Community Center.

Also from noon to 4 p.m. there will be a variety of free public workshops hosted at various venues. One highlight includes "The Importance of Nonprofit Media, How We Form and Shape our Ideas" with Joan Cartan-Hansen, host of Dialogue on Idaho Public Broadcasting from 2-3 p.m. at the Alaska Building.

There will also be a bevy of live music performances during the day at The Flicks, Eyes of the World Imports, Brown's Gallery and The Modern, all capped off with two evening concerts. The first is at The Linen Building from 6-9 p.m. with Dan Costello, Tim Willis, Gayle Chapman and Sue Leonard, and Dave Andrews and Steve Fulton. The second is at Visual Arts Collective from 9 p.m. to midnight with Rebecca Scott Band, The Brian Bateman Blend, SFM Steve Fulton Music and Audio Moonshine. For more, see Citizen on Page 10.

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