The Rocky Horror Show
Most of us know this campy tale from the picture show, but Spontaneous Productions will be treating Boiseans to the stage version--The Rocky Horror Show.
The Rocky Horror Show is the story of Brad and Janet: two ordinary kids who get caught up in a castle playground of forbidden daydreams and absolute hedonism, complete with rockin' tunes and skimpy clothing. Damn it, Janet, you've got to see this show. "Virgin Packets" will be available on each performance night for $5. Bring your rice and squirt guns and get ready for a rollicking good time.
8 p.m., $20 reserved floor seating, $10 general admission. For tickets, call 1-866-468-7624; also available at any Ticket Web outlet. Spontaneous Productions Community Theater, 703 S. Latah St., www.sponprod.com.
Friday 7-Sunday 9
Trailing of the Sheep Festival
You have to head up to the Wood River Valley to catch this weekend celebration of all things wooly. Drawing on the sheepherding history of the Basque, Scottish and Peruvian people, this festival has it all: history, music, dancing, food, cooking classes, sheep tales gatherings, sheepherder walks, a fair, a parade and, of course, lots and lots of sheep.
9 a.m.-9 p.m., Citywide in Ketchum and Hailey. More information at www.trailingofthesheep.org.
Opera Idaho will bring in three international opera stars for their production of La Traviata, Giuseppe Verdi's tragic love story. David Mails, the only American to win the Cardiff "Singer of the World" competition, will direct the opera as well as take a lead role as Giorgio Germont, the disapproving father of Alfredo. Leslie Mauldin, a Boise resident and international performer, will star as the opera's heroine, Violetta. Also starring as Alfredo Germont will be young tenor Nicholas Coppolo.
La Traviata concerns the fate of heroine, courtesan and martyr Violetta, and her journey from the frivolity and hedonism of the Paris salons, her deep love for Alfredo and the ultimate sacrifice of that love, until she finally meets an untimely death.
8 p.m. $29-74, Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, Boise State.
Happy Hands Club
Anyone who has seen Napoleon Dynamite knows what this is about. And those who haven't have got some homework to do. Come see their unique signing and dance performance.
$8 adults, $6 seniors and students, $5 children, discounts for large groups. More information at www.goodhandsclub.org or www.boisevalleydeafclub.org. Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S., Nampa, www.nampaciviccenter.com.
Saturday 8-Sunday 9
Katrina Fundraiser for Displaced Musicians
Celebrate one of the richest musical cultures in history and help rebuild the lives of the New Orleans musicians who lost everything in the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. On Saturday at the Brick Oven Bistro, join MC Jeanie Harris for the Frim Fram Fellas with Billy Mitchell at 1 p.m., Stephan Gere and the Good Time Rag at 2 p.m., Chuck Smith and New Trio at 3 p.m. and Jon Bonine and His Rather Large Band at 4 p.m. On Sunday at Neurolux, see Cellar Door at 5 p.m., Off White Kite at 5:45 p.m., Kris Doty at 6:30 p.m., Crystal Sowell at 7:15 p.m., Belle at 8 p.m., PirKlaters at 9 p.m., Kamphire Collective at 10 p.m., The Invasion at 11 p.m. and Art Hodge from midnight to close. The Brick Oven Bistro will donate 10 percent of their total sales to the Jazz Foundation of America and Neurolux will donate 10 percent of their drink sales to JFA. All money raised will go toward providing relief to musicians stricken by the hurricane.
Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Brick Oven Bistro, and Sunday, 5 p.m., $5 cover, Neurolux.
Love by Ludmila Petrushevskaya
As part of a series of international and multicultural play performances, local filmmaker, theater director, playwright and author Farideh Fardjam brings the Russian comedy Love to the Flicks. The play concerns a newlywed couple and complications immediately following the wedding. When the bride, Sveta (played by Tracy Sunderland), and Tolya, the groom, (played by David Anthony Smith), arrive home from their wedding party, a funny and unusual relationship unfolds in front the audience--and only the arrival of Yevgeniya Ivanova, the mother of the bride (played by Carole Whiteleather), changes the course of their destiny.
$15, Theater One at The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., 342-4222, www.theflicksboise.com.