Drinks, food and music make a happy marriage, and you can enjoy all three at two events put on by Opera Idaho in anticipation of its upcoming performance of Andre Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire. First, the company will host two screenings of the 1951 film its performance is based on at the Egyptian Theatre on Wednesday, March 28, so even those not planning to attend the opera may enjoy the show. Next, the group will offer two Operatini sessions with the theme "I Want Magic" in the Sapphire Room on Thursday, March 29. Attendees will enjoy a dinner of chicken picatta and a no host bar with cocktails crafted by a local mixologist. The opera itself will take place in April.
Operatini: 5:30 and 8:15 p.m., $22-$30, Sapphire Room, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., 208-343-1871, riversideboise.com. Screening: 1 and 7 p.m., $9, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-345-0454, egyptiantheatre.org.