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Capoeria is an artistic form of martial arts described as a game, a fight and a way of life. Rooted in Brazil and Africa, Capoeira is known for acrobatic and dance-style movements. The game or "jogo" traditionally takes place within a circle of participants referred to as the "roda." The three-day workshop hosted by Capoeira del Norte will be conducted by Contra Mestre Gui and introduce participants to the music, traditional instruments and physical movements of Capoeria. At the after party, enjoy performances and a buffet of Brazilian foods. For more information, call Papagaio at 208-340-2823.
$60 for the workshop, includes T-shirt and after-party; individual workshops $20 each, Thursday, Oct. 9, 8-10 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 11, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Downtown YMCA, 1050 W. State St.; and Friday, Oct. 10, 7-10 p.m. at Whitney Elementary, 1609 W. Owyhee St., Boise.
The Idaho premiere of Heather Rae's new movie Frozen River, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner of 2008 about survival and illegal-immigrant smuggling, will be screened at The Flicks (646 Fulton St.) on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. Before the screening, attend a networking event with Boise-based producer and filmmaker Rae, along with two of the film's stars, Melissa Leo and Misty Upham. There will be a no-host bar reception with prizes and a raffle. Afterward, Rae, Leo and Upham will conduct a Q&A session.
On Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m., the third annual Reel Rock Film Tour hits the big screen at the Boise State Special Events Center. The exhilarating highs and plummeting lows of climbing adventures are laid out in a collection of short films in addition to the main feature, The Sharp End. Tickets are $6 in advance at the Outdoor Program Office, $8 at the door. For more information, call 208-426-1946 or visit reelrocktour.com.
If feats of athleticism don't make an impression, perhaps a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 6 p.m. followed by a masquerade ball complete with different versions of Rocky music from around the world might. The event, presented by Boise State's BGLAD club in conjunction with LGBT Diversity Week, starts with a costume contest (think fishnets and lipstick) and a "Time Warp" dance contest. The spectacle continues with a screening of the movie. Virgin kits, for those new to the Rocky experience, are available for purchase and contain fun props used during the movie for audience participation. Fork over $5 general admission ($4 for students); event at the Boise State Student Union. Proceeds benefit the LGBT Scholarship Directory.
On Wednesday, Oct. 15, two very different yet controversial subjects—wolves and school lunches—are being hashed out on the big screen. "A Night of Wolves," presented by the Northern Rockies Wolf Collaborative, serves as a starting point from which to discuss the future of wolves in this region. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St. with an excerpt from the film In the Valley of the Wolves by Bob Landis. Douglas W. Smith, author of Decade of the Wolf and the wolf manager at Yellowstone National Park, discuss the role wolves play in the ecology. Storytelling by a Nez Perce tribe member touches on how wolves are part of the tribe's spirituality and culture. Lastly, ranching and conservation representatives discuss the wolf and livestock coexistence project. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students with ID and children 12 and younger are $3. For more information, call 208-424-9385.
A free screening of the call-to-action documentary, Two Angry Moms, about the quality of school lunches and vending machines screens at 6 p.m. at Timberline High School, 701 E. Boise Ave. Co-producer Amy Kalafa elaborates further on the movement started by two mothers who challenged the school lunch program to improve the nutritional content of lunches.
Humpin' Hannah's has been around a while now—30 years to be exact—and within that time, many people have frequented the joint for celebration, relaxation and libations. Celebrate Hannah's 30th anniversary with Jimmy Bivens on from 4-6 p.m., The Fabulous Chancellors from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and The Rocci Johnson Band at 9 p.m. Kanack Attack caters the good times and DJ Sam I Am counts down 30 years of music.
Doors open at 3 p.m., FREE, Humpin' Hannah's, 621 Main St., myspace.com/humpinhannahs.
Get Out the Vote Idaho
The Flying M Coffeehouse in downtown Boise hosts a reception for the Get Out The Vote Idaho poster art exhibit sponsored by the American Institute of Graphic Arts Idaho. Submissions are hanging on the walls of both the Flying M Coffeehouse and the Flying M Coffeegarage in Nampa. The exhibit is on display through Nov. 16.
The AIGA invited Idaho designers to come up with nonpartisan posters to catch the eyes of voters and inspire them to get out and vote for a presidential candidate in the 2008 general election. To view current national submissions, visit aiga.org/getoutthevote.
5:30-7:30 p.m., FREE, Flying M Coffeehouse, 500 W. Idaho St., 208-345-4320.