Choose Your Own Ending • Plug In • Water Logged • Boise Master Chorale plus Three • Books for Sale • Barbershop Contest • Soul-Searching the Second Half of Life • Boo at the Zoo • Movin 

23 Thursday

Choose Your Own Ending

The audience steals the spotlight during the musical production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The original story by Charles Dickens (with stage adaptation by Rupert Holmes), is about a love triangle. John Jasper is a choirmaster who is in love with his music student, Miss Rosa Bud, who also happens to be engaged to Jasper's nephew, the young Edwin Drood. When Drood disappears on Christmas under suspicious circumstances, it's the audience's cue to shine. Each night, hilarity ensues as those watching the play vote on the solution to the dilemma. For a chance to win tickets to the show, sign up for Boise Weekly's Wednesday electronic newsletter, Clique, by visiting

Oct. 23-25, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 1 at 8 p.m., Oct. 26 at 2 p.m., $11 adults; $9 students/seniors, Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., 208-342-5104,

24 Friday

Plug In

Stop asking why the United States doesn't have a viable electric car and find out why in Who Killed the Electric Car?, a documentary about General Motor's all-electric EV1 and its controversial disappearance from the roads. Bottom line? We have the technology to be gas-free; now it's up to consumers to get fed up enough to do something about it. Eight bucks gets you into the film at the Egyptian, but for $25, you'll have a chance to chat up director Chris Paine at a reception prior to the show hosted at the Discovery Center of Idaho. This is one of those don't-miss events, people. See page 35 for more information.

Reception: 5:30-7 p.m., $25, Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St. Movie: 8-10 p.m., $8, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208 343-9895, Ext. 230,

Water Logged

Author Pamela Johnston speaks as part of Boise State's MFA Reading Series. Johnston, who grew up in Boise and graduated from the University of Idaho, currently resides in San Antonio. Her first novel, Little Lost River, was released earlier this year. It's a story of mothers, daughters and friends set against a backdrop of 1980s Boise.

7:30 p.m., FREE, Student Union Lookout Room, Boise State campus. For more information, visit

Boise Master Chorale plus Three

The Boise Master Chorale's season of "Music for All Ages" continues with a performance of Austrian composer Heinrich Herzogenberg's 1894 oratorio Die Geburt Christi. For this special performance, the chorale shares the stage with the Opera Idaho Children's Choir, the NNU Crusader Choir and members of the Boise Baroque Orchestra. For tickets, call 208-344-4791 or visit

7:30 p.m., Brandt Center at NNU, 707 Fern St., Nampa. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m., Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St., Boise. $15 seniors, $18 general, students of all ages FREE.

24 Friday – 26 Sunday

Books for Sale

The members of the nonprofit club Friends of the Boise Public Library work hard to ensure area libraries are stocked with a wealth of information. At the 2008 annual fall book sale, stock up on paperback books including many classics, book sets, computer books and software, coffee table books, cookbooks, children's books and holiday gift books, all for great prices. The efforts of the FOBPL have resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars benefiting new libraries.

Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m. (half-price day), Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd.,

24 Friday – 25 Saturday

Barbershop Contest

On Friday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m., quartets compete in the semi-finals. The competition starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, and at 3 p.m., the top quartets are going for the finals with the audience voting for their favorite acts. At 8 p.m., the finale is the Show of Champions. For more information, check out page 29 of this week's Boise Weekly or visit

$10-$15 per show or a two-day pass for $56.50; Oct. 25 evening only $16.50. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, tickets at

Soul-Searching the Second Half of Life

Idaho Friends of Jung welcome Jungian analyst Dr. James Hollis as part of a lecture and workshop about how to harness life's accumulated wisdom and define new meaning throughout adulthood. Hollis' books are now on sale at Spirit At Works bookstore, 710 N. Orchard. For more information, call 208-344-9368 or e-mail

Friday lecture, 7:30-9:30 p.m., $12. Saturday workshop, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., $75, Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 6200 N. Garrett, Garden City.

25 Saturday

Boo at the Zoo

Boise Weekly employees will be in costume handing out the first-ever Kids' Boise Weekly to all the little ghosts, goblins and vampires. Events include a costume contest, face painting and pumpkin patch photos. Try your luck at a bat toss, jump on astro jumps and trick or treat around every corner with costumed characters handing out candy. The event is so popular that Zoo Boise has to cap visitors at 13,000. Advance tickets available at

10 a.m.-5 p.m.; $6.50 adults, $4 seniors age 62 and older, $3.75 children ages 4-11, free for children age 3 and younger. Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Dr., 208-384-4125,

Moving Toward a Cure

The Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis Network Walk for a Cure raises awareness about the seriousness of food allergies and helps generate funds for research. Register as an individual, part of a team or sponsor a walker. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and the 1.5-mile walk starts at 10 a.m. More information is available at

Walk starts at 10 a.m., FREE, donations welcome, Veterans Memorial Park, corner of State Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway.

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