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Wanted: Women, Art

Applications are being accepted for the second annual We Art Women—formerly known as the Celebration of Women in the Arts—a benefit for the Women's and Children's Alliance Crisis Center. Its mission is to showcase female talent in the arts while raising money for WCA.

Female visual artists are invited to apply to submit work in the February 28 show at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy's reception area, 516 S. Ninth St. Each artist may submit as many as three pieces by sending slides, photos or digital images of each piece (one for each two-dimensional image and two for each three-dimensional piece). All fine art media will be accepted. All works must be available for sale, and each piece should have a sales price on its accompanying entry form (or a minimum bid price if it's for the auctions). Pieces can be for sale with 80 percent the proceeds returning to the artist and a 20 percent commission retained for the WCA, or pieces can be submitted for a silent auction with all proceeds going to the WCA. The entry fee is $20, however, pieces donated to auctions do not have entry fees. Any pieces that remain unsold February 28 may travel to a second location for further showing. Three-dimensional works will be on display at Art Source Gallery, 1015 Main St., and two-dimensional works at Satchel's Grill, 705 W. Bannock St. Deadline for entry is February 1.

For more information and application materials, e-mail Zella Bardsley at zellabardsley@cableone.net.

So you want to act?

Zany community theater troupe Prairie Dog Productions is hosting auditions for its first show of 2008, Gunsmokin' or Have Fun Will Travel. The stage presence of six men and three women is kindly requested for the show, which will run January 25 to February 23. Be advised, two Sunday matinees are required, but hey, at least this is a paying gig. Those auditioning should come prepared to read, improvise and sing.

Saturday, Dec. 8, 1:30 p.m. The Alano, 3820 Cassia. For more information, call 208-336-PETE or visit pdplayhouse.com.

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Now for Prairie Dog Part 2 ... just a reminder that the company's wildly popular The Grintch!, or How the Winch Stole Christmas is back this holiday season. The green guy torments everyone, including the Whos of Whoville, Old St. Nick and even audience members.

The show opens Dec. 7 and runs every Friday and Saturday night through Jan. 5. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., shows start at 7:15 p.m. Two Sunday matinees also run Dec. 9 and Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7-$13. The Alano, 3820 Cassia. For more information, call 208-336-PETE or visit pdplayhouse.com.

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If you haven't heard, Readings and Conversations guest poet Mary Oliver has rescheduled her Boise appearance for Sept. 23, 2008.

Boise-based writer, poet and critic Norman Weinstein is this month's facilitator at The Cabin's Drop-In Writing Workshop. Weinstein authored a book about jazz, one on Gertrude Stein's writing, six books of poetry and currently reviews jazz for The Christian Science Monitor and the literature of architecture and design for Architectural Record.

Wednesday, Nov. 14 and Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m., FREE. The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-331-8000, TheCabinIdaho.org.

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