Need Something To Do Monday?


What were you doing when you were 19? Probably rockin' a really dumb-looking haircut, reveling in the fact that attending class in college is "optional," enjoying your super-fast metabolism by eating a bunch of junk, and learning that roommates suck almost as much as first apartments.

Well, Grace Kelly (no, not the stunning 1950s actress) is a lot smarter than you were. The saxophonist/vocalist/composer/lyricist/arranger has been busy touring and racking up accolades. She's been featured on NPR's Jazz Set, won jazz artist of the year at the Boston Music Awards twice, was featured in Glamour Magazine as one of the Top 10 college women of 2011, and played for President Barack Obama's inauguration on the night of his taking oath.

And she can't even celebrate with a glass of bubbly. Bummer.

Instead of hating her and wishing you could take a mulligan on your late-teen years, go see her when she plays today at a 4 p.m. symposium for FREE, or pony up some cash and catch the real concert at 7 p.m. at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Center.