Thursday 1-March 10
Too Soon for Daisies
Boise Little Theater presents a dark and poignant comedy about three elderly women who have been cast out of society and sent to live in a retirement home. Not quite ready to be "contained" in such a manner, they escape and soon after find a lovely little cottage, which they settle in to. When the owner comes along and an accident takes place, Mrs. Gray, Mrs. Philpots and Mrs. Boggs find themselves a little too deep in lies, concealing a dark and horrifying secret about their charming little cottage that if revealed will upset all of their plans to grow old ... ungracefully. Written by William Dinner and William Morum, directed by Wendy Koeppl.
March 1-3 and 8-10, 8 p.m., Sun., March 4, 2 p.m. and Wed., March 7, 7:30 p.m. $11 adults, $9 students and seniors, $9 general on Wed., March 7. Boise Little Theater, 100 E. Fort St., Boise, 208-342-5104, www.boiselittletheater.org.
Bikecar: A documentary on the travels of four snowboarders
Joey Fountain, Louie Fountain, Travis Parker and Scotty Wittlake came up with a different approach to traveling across the Northwest in search of the best powder. They put away the 4x4s, neglected the snowmobiles and, instead, built what they call a bikecar: a four-person pedal-powered vehicle. Lugging a trailer packed with gear, these four adventurous gents headed across the Northwest, through Idaho, Oregon and Washington, documenting their travels and travails along the way. The film recounts run-ins with trouble, ecstatic arrivals and highlights the benefits of getting around with two--or in this case eight--feet.
Friday, March 2. Doors at 7 p.m., film starts at 8 p.m. $5. Visual Arts Collective, Boise Linen District, 1419 W. Grove St., 208-424-8297, www.visualartscollective.com.
Sawtooth Mountain Film Festival
Boise State presents the 8th Annual Sawtooth Mountain Film Festival, a collection of juried short films from international and local filmmakers capturing the cutting edge of adventure. Selected films feature incredible displays of talent, courage, strength, commitment and knowledge of action sports, including kayaking, BASE jumping, climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding and more. Raffle prizes and other giveaways follow the event.
Fri., March 2, 6:30 p.m. $5 advance, $8 at door. Special Events Center, Boise State Campus, 1800 University Dr., Boise, 208-426-4316, www.sub.boisestate.edu/spec.
Friday 2-Saturday 3
Fourth Annual Boise Bike Swap: Buy It, Sell It, Swap It
Temperatures are rising, which means at least one thing for most Boiseans: thoughts of busting that sturdy, two-wheeled friend out of the garage. Bike enthusiasts, would-love-to-be-bike enthusiasts and friends of biking fiends, head down to 200 Broad St. (behind WinCo) today for some killer deals on biking equipment, including everything from cruisers, road bikes, mountain bikes, tandems and unicycles to clothing and other accessories. All of the equipment comes from local biking clubs and bike shops, as well as individuals trying to sell some of their gently used goods.
If you're already over-stocked and need to pass on some stuff of your own, drop it off on March 1 between 6-9 p.m. or March 2 from noon-4 p.m. (Sans the used shorts and bicycle helmets.) The good folks hosting the event will place your items out with others on sale for a 25 percent commission.
Unsold items will be available for pick-up on March 4 from 1-5 p.m. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity.
Fri., March 2, 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Sat., March 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $1 entry fee, kids under 13 years FREE. Presented by BODE Cycling and Team Dobbiaco Cycling and Multisport. For more information, visit www.boisebikeswap.com. 200 Broad St., Boise.
There But for the Grace of God
It's sometimes a scary thing, probing the depths of the human mind, but it's always fascinating. The news stories that often keep viewers glued to their TVs are those that expose the darker side of humanity. But rather than the evening news, it is art we look to for explanations of our worst behaviors. Saving Grace, by playwright Bernadine Cockey, tries to do just that.
Twenty years ago while living in California, Cockey--who now lives in McCall and works extensively with the Alpine Playhouse--was intrigued by the story of a local woman accused of murdering her own children. It wasn't the question of the woman's guilt or innocence that interested Cockey. Her curiosity was wrapped up in a much more difficult question: Why? What would lead a woman to kill her children?
Saving Grace is Cockey's exploration of that story. The story takes place as Grace, sitting in a jail cell, awaits arraignment, charged with murdering her children. Sarah has been assigned to be Grace's public defender. Though Sarah does not want the job, she does want to know why Grace did what she did, and the story revolves around the two women learning more about each other and themselves.
March 2-3 8 p.m., $15, Fulton Street Center for the Arts, 854 Fulton St. Tickets available at the door or call 208-424-0430 for reservations.
Peace in Israel
Ahmad Hijazi and Naomi Mark have traveled to Boise from Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, a small village in Israel that sits midway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, providing an area of equal peace where Jews and Palestinians live together. The name Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salem is Hebrew and Arabic for "Oasis of Peace." The village, jointly established by Jewish and Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel, is engaged in educational work for peace, equality and understanding between the two peoples. It is home to a bilingual, bicultural primary school and an internationally acclaimed conflict management program.
Hijazi and Mark will talk about their history and the experience of living with "the other."
7 p.m. FREE. St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 518 N. 8th, Boise. Visit www.nswas.com for more information on the village.