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Chad & Jeremy Benefit Performances For Habitat For Humanity In The Gulf States • Jerry Seinfeld at the Morrison Center • Idaho Historical Museum Brown Bag Lecture • The Second City at Caldwell Fine Arts

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Thursday 5 - Friday 6

Chad & Jeremy Benefit Performances For Habitat For Humanity In The Gulf States

We're not done rebuilding the hurricane-ravaged gulf states yet. If you want to give to the cause but require an entertainment payoff, acoustic duo Chad & Jeremy might have just the ticket. Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde are musicians who mix vocal harmonies, guitar and piano with banter, stories and humor, and these performances are intended to raise money for Habitat For Humanity.

Tickets for the performances may be purchased at any Atkinson's grocery store and proceeds go to satisfy a fundamental need that is sorely lacking in the gulf region of the United States.

7 p.m. both nights, $25, The Liberty Theatre, Hailey, (208) 788-7864.

Friday 6

Jerry Seinfeld at the Morrison Center

The popularity of a television show sometimes outlasts the popularity of its star. (In best Jerry voice: "What's the deal with reviving the careers of comedians who went off the air over seven years ago?")

Simple. Seinfeld was one of the most popular shows on TV during the '90s and the current generation was weaned on the sardonic, ridiculous, appalling and hilarious humor generated by the shows principle players, those lovable sociopaths, Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer. The show went off the air in 1998, but the memory lives on in prodigious rerun-ery.

Now's the chance for audiences to catch the comedy that informed the iconic show. Yep, that's right, Jerry Seinfeld is coming to Boise on a stand-up tour. TV may have been where Seinfeld got really popular, but it was in his stand-up that Seinfeld got good at delivering the funny.

7 p.m., $46.50, $51.50 and $76.50, The Morrison Center, 2201 Campus Lane, 426-1110.

Tuesday 10

Idaho Historical Museum Brown Bag Lecture

The Idaho Historical Museum's Brown Bag lectures, taking place on the second Tuesday of every month, probably skate under the radar most often. But they shouldn't. For just a couple of bucks, you can spend your lunch hour at the museum and learn new things about local and regional history from lecturers in the field. The current lecture will be delivered by Charles Hummel and is entitled "The Idaho Capitol Building: Past, Present, and Future." Future lectures will include "Idaho's Trial of the Century," "The History of Baseball and the Boise Hawks," "The Nez Perce Indians and the Corps of Discovery" and "The Members of the Corps of Discovery."

Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches. Coffee and punch will be provided.

Noon-1 p.m. $2 adults, $1 students, FREE for members of the Friends of the Museum. Idaho Historical Museum, 610 Julia Davis Dr., 334-2120, www.idahohistory.net.

Wednesday 11

The Second City at Caldwell Fine Arts

A lot of pretty damned funny people have come out of The Second City. This improvisational comedy troupe has served as a "training ground" for some of the United States' most well-known comedic talents. Such names as Alan Arkin, Bill Murray, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Steve Carell and Tina Fey (and a few clunkers, like Joan Rivers or Martin Short) have been with this group that has been producing television and film and state since the early '60s.

And Caldwell Fine Arts, continuing a really exemplary season in live entertainment over there in Canyon County, will present The Second City on Wednesday night. Get ready for zany madcappery as six improv actors perform a two-act comedy review with naught but musical accompaniment and their wit. Who knows? You might just see the next John Candy.

7:30 p.m. $15-18 adult, $4 students, Jewett Auditorium, Albertson College of Idaho, 2112 E. Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, 459-3405.