The Land Trust of the Treasure Valley and Idaho Smart Growth host the Idaho premiere of The Unforeseen, a film about the price of preserving nature. The tale follows an Austin, Texas, community that went up against an ambitious real estate developer to preserve a limestone aquifer and spring-fed swimming hole. In the film, Willie Nelson, Robert Redford and Texas Gov. Ann Richards weigh in on the issues.
The no-host reception begins at 6 p.m. with the film at 7 p.m. followed by a panel discussion with developer Mark Rivers, architect and University of Idaho professor Sherry McKibben, Land Trust of the Treasure Valley director Tim Breuer and Caldwell City Councilman Rob Hopper. Purchase tickets by contacting the Land Trust at 208-345-1452 or e-mail email@example.com.
6 p.m., $10 adv., The Flicks, 646 Fulton St., Boise, lttv.org.
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Conductor Robert Franz and pianist Alpin Hong perform three pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven. For details, see page 30.
Friday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m., $26-$31, Swayne Auditorium at NNU, 707 Fern St., Nampa; and Saturday, Oct. 18, 8:15 p.m., $20-$61, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, boisephilharmonic.org.
Art, Framing and Persian Carpets
Three businesses under the same roof—Van Dyck Frame Design, Yazdanpour Persian Carpets and Stewart Gallery—are combining energies to host an open house in conjunction with Matt Flint's artist reception. This "association of the arts" features Flint's exhibit "A View of Solitude," a textile show of eight different thick, two-sided ghashghai palas from Persia and various framing styles courtesy of the frame shop alongside examples of restored/conserved artwork. Jazz by the Brainchild Jazz Quartet fills the space from 6-8 p.m.
3 p.m., FREE, Stewart Gallery, 1110 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-433-0593, stewartgallery.com.
For the 27th year, seasoned and recreational divers compete armed with little more than sharp tools and a knack for conserving air in a novel type of dive in which participants test their creativity and fortitude to carve pumpkins while submerged underwater. The rules are: one unmarked pumpkin per team of two, one hour in the water and a certain measurement of air left in the tanks when the team resurfaces. Designs run the gamut from soggy, drowned pumpkins to those that turn out rather nice. Participants are asked to bring a donation to the Idaho Foodbank. Organizers hope to make the yearly event benefit the community in addition to being a fun way to carve pumpkins. Sign up at Boise Water Sports, 2404 S. Orchard St. in Boise. For more information, call 208-342-1378 or visit the Web site.
11 a.m., $25, Arrowrock Reservoir, Hwy. 21, bwsinfo.com/events.
Miles for Miles
Jazz lovers are invited to head out for a night of jazz music and chances to win fabulous prizes. The fundraiser to help fight blood cancers is a collaboration between a handful of local musicians and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training, a group who runs races to raise funds. Guitarists, pianists, drummers, trumpeters, saxophone players, bass players and vocalists form an all-star lineup including: Ben Burdick, Bill Courtial, Jake Van Paepeghem, Justin Nielsen, Chuck Smith, Scott Reuser, Rob Walker, Ryan Nielsen, Phil Garonzik, Sandon Mayhew, Bill Lyles, Jeff Baker and Brianne Bower-Gray. Raffle tickets are $1, $5 and $10, and prizes include art lessons, massages and gutter cleaning. During this magical night, someone will win a keg from TableRock Brew Pub, ski passes and a Gene Harris Jazz Festival package. A couple of lucky people's numbers will be drawn to be a guest on KBOI 670-AM and a chance to ski with Lynne Pekuri of Warren Miller fame. All but $1 of the ticket prices goes to the cause.
6-9 p.m., $26, Knitting Factory Concert House, 416 S. Ninth St., Boise, pages.teamintraining.org/id.
Boise First and Foremost
Find out why it's important to keep it local. Think Boise First's community kick-off event features guest speaker Laury Hammel, the co-founder of the national Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, the nationwide partner of Think Boise First. Hammel is the author of Local Value: How to Build a Values Driven Business that Strengthens Your Community. During the event, new members will be recruited to join the community-focused group intent on promoting locally owned businesses and socially responsible, sustainable business practices.
6:30-8 p.m., FREE, The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., thinkboisefirst.org.