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TSUNAMI DISASTER RELIEF FUNDRAISER • A VISION OF IDAHO: A VOICE FOR THE ARTS • JORDAN SCHNITZER ART TALK • MINERVA'S MOVIE MADNESS • Idaho Body Positive FundRaiser

WEDNESDAY 5

TSUNAMI DISASTER RELIEF FUNDRAISER

Over 20 local musicians, vocalists, bands and other performing artists come together to raise money for victims of the world's worst natural disaster.

Performances range from bluegrass, jazz, inspirational and classical guitar to traditional Indian instrumentals, Bosnian ethnic dance, Scottish bagpipes, and more.

Organized by the new local nonprofit organization International Community Center of Idaho, funds raised from this event will go to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières or the Association for India's Development (AID).

Be thankful you are safe and sound and do your part to help those in need ... please donate money.

6-10 p.m., $10 requested minimum donation (but no one will be turned away for inability to contribute), Boise Bomb Shelter Event Hall, 600 W. Curling Dr., across from Simplot Hill, off Bogus Basin Road, please bring a lawn/camp/folding chair, 841-4129, www.icciidaho.org.

WEDNESDAY 5

A VISION OF IDAHO: A VOICE FOR THE ARTS

This documentary about Idaho artists features interviews with 17 recent recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts offering a diverse selection of Idahoans working with or in support of the arts around the state, region or even nationwide. Recipients include Bruce Willis, Robert Wrigley, Paul Revere, Cherie Buckner-Webb and Jane Oppenheimer.

7 p.m., Idaho Public Television Channel 4.

THURSDAY 6

JORDAN SCHNITZER ART TALK

Portland philanthropist, cultural leader and art collector Jordan Schnitzer comes to Boise to share insight into the works from his internationally recognized print collection, Keys to the Koop, on display now at Boise Art Museum. Of note: Later this month, in recognition of his generosity, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon opens. Don't miss this opportunity to hear a real art connoisseur talk the trade.

5:30 p.m., FREE, Boise Art Museum, 670 S. Julia Davis Drive, 345-8330, www.boiseartmuseum.com.

FRIDAY 7, 14, 21, 28

MINERVA'S MOVIE MADNESS

She's back! Minerva Jayne once again brings movie camp and drag together to the Boise stage for a hilarious month of laughs.

Presented each Friday night in January, the show features drag diva Minerva Jayne camping it up as the host of an Elvira-like evening of entertainment, centered around a new movie each weekend.

Shows include: Kitten With a Whip, starring Ann-Margret on Jan. 7; The Opposite Sex, starring Ann Miller and Joan Collins on Jan. 14; Myra Breckinridge, starring Mae West, Rex Reed and Raquel Welch on Jan. 21; and The Queen, a 1960s film focusing on a drag beauty pageant, on Jan. 28.

"I envision the shows like being in the fashion of Rhonda Shear meets Elvira," said Minerva Jayne. "Audiences can expect rare tidbits of cinematic observations of these supposed classics."

8 p.m., $5-$10 each night, Spontaneous Productions Community Theatre, 1011 Williams St. in the old fire station near the corner of Broadway and Boise Avenues, 363-7053, www.sponprod.com.

SATURDAY 8

Idaho Body Positive FundRaiser

Male and female impersonators, Jell-O shots and raffle prizes, oh my! This drag show and wildly fun entertainment event is meant to raise monies for Idaho Body Positive, an HIV/AIDS alternative treatment and resource center created by a collective group of individuals infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.

8 p.m., $3 minimum donation, Emerald Club, 415 S. 9th St., 331-9400, www.idahobodypositive.org.