WE FIGURED OUT VICTORIA'S SECRET
We can just imagine what the folks at the Boise State Women's Center were thinking when they came up with this project. "Hmm ... we want to hold an art event that will raise awareness of and much-needed cash for the treatment of breast cancer. How one earth shall we do that?"
And so, we imagine, The Bra Project was born. The Women's Center's organizers put out a call to local artists to create bras and artistic representations of bras. The art community responded and the fruits of their labor will be on display at tonight's reception. Come out, check out the bras (seriously, how often do you get that invitation?), have a little food, listen to a little live music, and bring that checkbook. The bra art will be sold in a silent auction and proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Detection Center at St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute.
7 p.m. $10, available through the Women's Center or Mosaic Essentials Gallery. Mosaic Essentials Gallery, 1021 Main St. For more information, visit http://womenscenter.boisestate.edu.
THURSDAY 2-SUNDAY 5
DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION
Hard to believe, but Idaho Dance Theatre is entering their 18th year. The first performance of the season is Get Physical, a program featuring several pieces, including "Tenacious," a premiere work in four movements by Marla Hansen and set to the music of the Balanescu Quartet. Hansen will also choreograph "Feet," a piece incorporating the entire dance company and set to the music of St. Germain. Carl Rowe will premiere a new work on the theme of the meaning personal relationships give to life, set to Eastern-European and Argentinian-influenced music by composer Osvaldo Golijov; Rowe will also present a piece he originated in 1991, now called "A Day on the Planet Lousadzak," set to music by Seattle musician Alan Hovhaness.
And don't even think about hesitating because you don't "get" modern dance--all you need to "get" is that these talented people are able to do very beautiful things with their bodies that would injure a mere mortal.
Nov. 2-4 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 5 matinee at 2 p.m. $25 general, $12 seniors, students and military (tickets available through Select-A-Seat, 426-1494). Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Dr. For more information, call 331-9592 or visit www.idahodancetheatre.org.
WE HEART BIDDING WARS
You know the drill: Every week, BW has an original artistic creation on its cover and every year--'round about this time, actually--the covers are framed and sold in the Boise Weekly Cover Art Auction, with the money going to support some community-improving artistic endeavor or group.
This year, the auction's fifth annual, it's all different but the same. That is, we'll be moving to bigger digs this year--Boise Art Museum--and the art project we're funding is our own. But it's for you, we promise! BW is working with the Boise City Arts Commission to fund and create a public art piece to be installed at Sixth and Broad, and buckage from the auction will help that civic-minded endeavor.
Plus, every person who buys a fabulous piece of original artwork in the auction will be recognized as an "artwork sponsor" on a permanent plaque affixed to the public art piece. Art and props for posterity--cool.
7 p.m., live auction at 7:30 p.m. Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Dr. For more information, call Tyler Bush at 344-2055, ext. 3008.
DEATH AND OTHER FUN STUFF
Now in it's 10th season, Boise Contemporary Theater never shies away from heady or serious subjects in its offerings. Their latest play, novelist Don DeLillo's third attempt at playwrighting, Love-Lies-Bleeding, is a not-so-chuckly meditation on what life should be and how it should end, told via the story of an artist turned catatonic stroke victim, his wife, ex-wife and son as the man's loved ones grapple with whether he should live or die.
The play closes Saturday, so catch it while you can.
8 p.m. $28.50 Fri.-Sat. nights, $20 Wed., Thur. and Sat. matinee. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St. For more information or tickets, call 331-9224 or visit www.bctheater.org.
A CAPPELLA ISICATHAMIYA
Remember that album Paul Simon put out about 20 years back, Graceland? Remember that South African a cappella backing group he used all over the record? Remember thinking how nice they sounded? That was Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and they're coming to town.
Though Ladysmith has had incarnations since the '60s, that Paul Simon collaboration propelled the group to international acclaim and the multi-Grammy Award-winning group remains a touring juggernaut. This Monday, they will fill the Egyptian Theatre with the sounds of South Africa.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). $29 advanced, $33 at the door (available at the Record Exchange, the Co-op, the Egyptian box office or by calling 387-1273). The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St. For more information, call 345-0454 or visit www.egyptiantheatre.net.
Repeat after us: VOTE!
It's E-Day, folks: Election Day. Get thee to the polls and cast your ballot.
If you don't know the candidates, check out our Election Guide feature on pages 15-23. If you don't know the propositions and proposed constitutional amendments, again, we'll try not to judge, but bone up (we'll be doing it, too) so you can make an informed choice.
Official and comprehensive voting information is available at http://idahovotes.gov--where you'll find all the candidates, their platforms, the propositions and constitutional amendments and arguments for and against.