The folks at Interfaith Sanctuary have their hands full each week catering to the downtrodden by providing a warm and hospitable place to stay. The cooling temperatures make their work that much more important, and luckily the citizens of Boise are rallying to give their support. Local jazz master Curtis Stigers and Fool Squad-ers Joe Golden and Tom Willmorth from Idaho Shakespeare Festival will host the fourth-annual Xtreme Holiday Xtravaganza on Sunday, Dec. 20.
This one-night holiday event will feature an all-star cast comprised of Idaho musicians, dancers and comedians, all of whom are donating their respective talents to raise funds for Interfaith Sanctuary. The event features performances by (in alphabetical order): Amuma Says No, Belinda Bowler, Belle of Les Bois, Bill Coffey, Dale Keys, Darkwood Consort, The David Andrews Band, The Divas of Boise, Frim Fram Fellas, Giant Leprechauns, Hillfolk Noir, In Joy Drum and Dance, Jeremiah James, John Hansen, Johnny Shoes, Low-Fi, The Moody Jews, Ned Evett, Oinkari Basque Dancers, Rebecca Scott, Shakin' Not Stirred, Steve Fulton and Travis McDaniel.
And if this ridiculous assortment of entertainers isn't enough to draw you out to the Egyptian Theatre, the Holiday Xtravaganza also features the Interfaith Sanctuary Silent Auction. The theme for this year's auction is "Feels Like Home," and guests can bid on items from the community that represent the local flavor and all that Boise has to offer. There will also be an appearance by the Record Exchange Munnys--a collection of vinyl kidrobot toys decorated by local artists like Erin Cunningham, Julia Green and Grant
Olson Olsen. All proceeds generated by the Record Exchange's Silent Auction (ending the next day) will be donated to the Interfaith Sanctuary.
Sunday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., $25, The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., 208-345-0454. For more information, visit curtisstigers.com.