A three-day weekend is on the horizon and there’s plenty going on in the City of Trees to keep you entertained. Check the calendar listings for a complete list but, in the meantime, here’s a little somethin’ somethin’ for everyone:
Neurolux hosts Rhyme Influx featuring Sab the Artist, Mr. Chief, Protoman and more on Friday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. Sab has reincarnated himself, again. He’s gone from rap-battle winner to porn star to an Internet marketing master who releases exactly what music he wants to, when he wants to. If you missed him gracing the cover of Black Tail magazine, here’s your chance to catch him in the uh, flesh. But we’re guessing he’s going to leave his clothes on. There is a $5 cover charge for this show.
Thomas Paul has a new CD out titled Goodbye Waterloo, and he, and the rest of anybody who knows anything about live music in this town, are celebrating. This particular party is going down at the VAC on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. There’s a $5 cover charge, or $3 if you bring a can of food to donate.
Now that we’ve got the music thing covered, here’s a little something for you thespians:
On Friday, Jan. 14, members of the community who have registered to do so, will meet for a day in an effort to write, direct and produce an original play. Twenty-four hours later, on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m., the rest of us can go see the adrenaline-tinged results. Registration fees to participate and ticket proceeds from this play festival, titled Will Act For Food, will benefit the Idaho Food Bank. Tickets to the show to be held at the Morrison Center’s Danny Peterson Theatre are $15.
And for the community-minded out there, get in on some MLK action:
The state capital is becoming more diverse—at least for a day. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Governor Brad Little, Rose Beal and Fidel Nshombo (a former BW blogger) will speak about human rights. Local musicians Marcellus Brown, Common Ground Community Choir and Mariachi Juvenil de Mi Tierra will perform. The public is welcome to attend the celebration in the Capitol Building at noon on Monday, Jan. 17.