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Dog Show at the Expo
Purebred dogs registered with the American Kennel Club will descend on Boise during the four-day Treasure Valley Dog Show. These talented canines do more than sit, stay and bark on command. Perfectly bred breeds prance around the ring like four-legged supermodels, finely groomed fur flowing as they glide over jumps. Top dogs are judged in categories in obedience, agility and conformation competitions. Vendors will be on-site offering all the newest pet products. Important: Only show dogs are allowed on the grounds, so leave your pet pooch at home.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., $2/person or $5/family, Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Boise, www.icckc.org
Doctor to Darfur
Dr. Ashis Brahma, sole doctor to 26,000 Darfuri refugees in Chad, comes to the Treasure Valley to shed some light on a grave situation. Dr. Brahma will talk about personal experiences at the Oure Cassoni refugee camp, home to victims of genocide in Darfur, Sudan. The doctor is on the road spreading the word to stir up concern because, although the genocide in Darfur is the first genocide the U.S. government has recognized while it's still happening, the violence continues. Over 400,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million displaced. Dr. Brahma has been interviewed on 60 Minutes and The World on PBS/BBC radio, and has been featured in Newsweek.
11:30 at Albertson College of Idaho, Caldwell, and again at 6 p.m., Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, Boise, free to the public.
Running a nightclub has its ups and downs, but after nearly three decades, the partners at Humpin' Hannah's seem to have it all figured out. Owners Dick Dufenhorst, Darcy Piens and Todd Kaebisch are celebrating 29 years providing what they say is the best place to party in the Treasure Valley. By the amount of people milling about on any given Friday or Saturday night, plenty of people feel the same. Partiers can score some Hannahbucks for free drinks, and happy hour prices are offered all night long. The most enthusiastic customers will win concert tickets, CDs and Hannah's memorabilia. Smoky Mountain Pizza and Pasta will cater. Rockin' bands on the roster include The Fabulous Chancellors playing from 7 to 9 p.m., and then The Rocci Johnson Band will finish out the night.
Doors open at 3 p.m., FREE, Humpin' Hannah's, 621 Main St.
The purpose of the 2007 Buddy Walk is to empower individuals who have Down syndrome and support their inclusion in the community. The event is a short one-mile walk from Capitol Park to Julia Davis Park. After the walk, the area will be filled with people enjoying games, a barbecue and family-friendly entertainment. Activities for the children include inflatable bounce houses and face painting. Gift cards to local merchants, like Texas Roadhouse, Roaring Springs and Two Rivers Spa, will be given away during the raffle. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at Capitol Park and the walk starts at 11 a.m. Entry fees include a T-shirt, a Down Syndrome Awareness rubber bracelet and raffle tickets. Register early because fees will increase for day-of-event registration, and there is no guarantee of availability of items the day of the walk.
10 a.m., Julia Davis Park, 100 Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-861-2273, Individual registration fee, $10; family registration (2 adults and 3 children), $25, additional children under 13, $6; team of four registration, $30 with additional team members, $8. www.idahodownsyndrome.org
Love Without an Elevator
Neil Simon's classic comedy Barefoot in the Park is in its last weekend of production. Directed by Gordon Reinhart, the play is about two young newlyweds who could not be more different, yet are madly in love. Janessa White plays the new bride Corrie, and Josh Bellville is in character as the new bridegroom Paul. Corrie is a free spirited and fun-loving woman and Paul is a by-the-book lawyer. The comedy centers around the adjustments they make to their drab new digs and to one another.
2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13; 2 p.m., Oct. 14, at the Morrison Center Stage II, Tickets are $12 general, $10 for non-Boise State students, Boise State alumni, military and seniors.
We Are The World
WorldFest is celebrated all across the U.S. with different themes. In Boise, it is a celebration of diversity in downtown. The event features performing arts and music sharing dance, crafts, song and heritage. Acts include Sudha Vasudevan's Indian Classical Dance, The Chinese Dance Group, The Traditional Mexican Dancers, The Filipino American Dancers, Irish Dance Idaho and The Korean Dance Mission. Ethnic food from area restaurants will be available for purchase.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., FREE, The Grove Plaza, downtown.