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The following are upcoming events at Boise State University for March 11-17. Please note that all events are subject to change. For more information, visit news.boisestate.edu/update. For information on athletic events, visit broncosports.com.

EVENT OF SPECIAL NOTE

March 17: International Food, Song and Dance Festival.

EVENTS

Tuesday-Thursday, March 13-15
“Damn Yankees.” 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center. This is the story of a 1950s middle-aged baseball fanatic who trades his soul to the devil for a chance to lead his favorite team in the pennant race against the New York Yankees, only to realize the true worth of the life (and wife) he’s left behind. Presented by Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise. Tickets are $30-$50 at the Morrison Center box office, at all Select-a-Seat outlets, online at Idahotickets.com or by phone at 426-1110.

Wednesday, March 14
Cesar E. Chavez Celebration Dinner. 6-8 p.m. Student Union Barnwell Room. Part of Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Week, hosted by Boise State’s Multicultural Student Services. This event celebrates the civil rights activist who founded the United Farm Workers of America. Commemoration of Chavez’s birthday, March 31, is intended to promote service to the community and honor Chavez’s life and legacy. A speaker will talk about Chavez’s life, his impact on human rights and how his legacy is still relevant in our community. For more information and to RSVP for the dinner, call 426-5950.

Graduate Presentation: “Lost Dogs.” 7 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. “Lost Dogs, or Tracing the Path of 19th-century Dog Drama,” is a theatrical presentation about the days when dogs ruled the stage by graduate student and dog drama authority Jenny Sternling. She will be accompanied by artists Carole Whiteleather, Dwayne Blackaller and Doug Copsey. Free. Call 283-5590.

Thursday, March 15
Knit-A-Square. 3 p.m. Women’s Center Lounge (second floor, Student Union Building). Learn to knit various craft projects for AIDS orphans in Southern Africa through the Knit-A-Square organization. Bring your own needles and yarn or use the ones provided. For more information, visit womenscenter.boisestate.edu.

“Crossroads of Identity” Workshop. 5-7 p.m. Student Union Barnwell Room. Part of Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Week, hosted by Boise State’s Multicultural Student Services. This event focuses on how to build a fully inclusive movement. Organizers from local and regional grassroots movements will discuss the importance of organizing. Invited groups include Occupy Boise; Add the Words, Idaho; Free Palestine; Idaho Peace Coalition; and Idaho Community Action Network. For more information, call 426-5950.

SPB Movie: “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” 7 p.m. Special Events Center. This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a wealthy patriarch’s niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. Free popcorn and soda (while supplies last). $1 general, free to Boise State students. For more information, visit spb.boisestate.edu.

Italian Filmmaker Salvo Cuccia. 7 p.m. Student Union Jordan D Ballroom. Italian documentary filmmaker Salvo Cuccia will present “Detour De Seta.” The film explores how immigration and globalization have changed Italy over the last 50 years. Cuccia will respond to viewers’ questions after the screening. Presented by the departments of Bilingual Education and Literacy, and the College of Education. Free. Call 426-4438 or email claudiaperalta@boisestate.edu.

Friday, March 16
“Entrepreneurship Day in Idaho.” 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Student Union Hatch Ballroom. If you have ever had a brilliant idea for a business but just didn’t know how to get started, then come learn from people who have experienced the bumps and bruises. They’re ready to share their journey with you and help turn your ideas into businesses. Free. Pre-registration is necessary for the free lunch and guest speaker. For more information, visit cobe.boisestate.edu.

Open House and Cesar E. Chavez Birthday Celebration. 2-5 p.m. Student Diversity Center (second floor, Student Union Building). Part of Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Week, hosted by Boise State’s Multicultural Student Services. There will be free birthday cake, refreshments, music and games. This event celebrates the civil rights activist who founded the United Farm Workers of America. Commemoration of Chavez’s birthday, March 31, is intended to promote service to the community and honor Chavez’s life and legacy. For more information, call 426-5950.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Part of the Faculty Artists Series. All concert proceeds benefit Boise State music scholarships. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for children and Boise State students, faculty and staff. For more information, visit music.boisestate.edu.

Saturday, March 17
Boise State’s Gone to the Dogs! 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Student Union Patio. This dog walk benefits Idaho’s 1 of 3 petition to strengthen the state’s animal cruelty laws. Currently Idaho is one of only three states that has no felony penalty for animal torture or repeated cruelty. Bring your furry friends to sign the initiative and then go out to the Boise community and educate and request others to sign this initiative. For more information, visit idaho1of3.org or contact Sierra at volunteer@boisestate.edu.

International Food, Song and Dance Festival. 6 p.m. Student Union Jordan Ballroom. An educational cultural exhibition begins at 5 p.m. The 33rd annual festival includes music, dance and costumes from Tahiti, Vietnam, Latin America and other cultures. Food showcases dishes from Taiwan, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Japan and more. Presented by the International Students Association. Tickets are $15 general, $5 for students with ID and free for children 5 and under and are available at the Student Union Information Desk or at the door. Reserve a table for eight people for $150 by calling International Student Services at 426-3652.

Boise State Symphony Orchestra Concert. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Main Hall. Presented by the Boise State Music Department. All concert proceeds benefit Boise State music scholarships. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for children and Boise State students, faculty and staff. For more information, visit music.boisestate.edu.

EXHIBITIONS

Through March 23. “Cutting Edge: Contemporary Paper.” Visual Arts Center Gallery 2 (Hemingway Western Studies Center). Curated by Kirsten Furlong and Janice Neri, this exhibition features the work of 10 contemporary visual artists that utilize paper as a primary medium to create two- and three-dimensional artworks. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. Free. For more information, contact gallery director Kirsten Furlong at kfurlong@boisestate.edu or 426-3994.

March 7-28. “Raymond Pettibon: The Punk Years, 1978-86.” Visual Arts Center Gallery 1 (Liberal Arts Building). Organized by Independent Curators International and curated by David Platzker, this exhibition taps into the steady stream of the California artist’s early graphic arts production, before he appeared on the contemporary art stage. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. Free. For more information, contact gallery director Kirsten Furlong at kfurlong@boisestate.edu or 426-3994.

March 8-April 10. “Underbelly” by Lauren Kistner. Student Union Gallery. Deeply fascinated with geothermal activities and other natural phenomenon, artist Lauren Kistner presents mixed media oil paintings that have utilized a process in which the paintings have literally oxidized. Taking years to complete, these oxidized paintings address the concepts of innocence, growth, imperfection and contentment. Free. For more information, contact finearts@boisestate.edu or call 426-1242.

UPCOMING EVENTS: March 18-April 7

Sunday, March 18
“Are You My Mother?” 2 p.m. Morrison Center. Musical for grades K-2. With the help of Dog, Cat and Hen, Baby Bird sets out in search of Mother Bird in this colorful musical adventure based on P.D. Eastman’s whimsical and well-loved picture book. Tickets are $9.50 at idahotickets.com. For more information, visit mc.boisestate.edu.

Monday, March 19
Canadian Trivia Contest. 10 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Student Union Atrium. Win prizes from the Canadian Consulate and local restaurant gift certificates. Winners will be chosen every hour. Free Canadian chocolate for everyone. Part of Canada Week 2012 presented by the Canadian Studies Program. For more information, contact Lori at 426-5804 or lorihausegger@boisestate.edu.

Street Teatro. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Quad. Part of Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Week, hosted by Boise State’s Multicultural Student Services. Students will perform a street theater on the Quad based on Chavez’s life. This event celebrates the civil rights activist who founded the United Farm Workers of America. Commemoration of Chavez’s birthday, March 31, is intended to promote service to the community and honor Chavez’s life and legacy. For more information, call 426-5950.

“Why Sovereignty?” 6 p.m. Student Union Bishop Barnwell Room. Presentation regarding why Quebec has considered leaving Canada and where the movement stands today. Professor Guy Lachapelle of the political science department at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec will be speaking. Part of Canada Week 2012 presented by the Canadian Studies Program. For more information, contact Lori at 426-5804 or lorihausegger@boisestate.edu.

Frangela. 7 p.m. Special Events Center. Frangela is a Los-Angeles based comedy duo comprising comedians Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton. Presented by the Student Programs Board. Tickets are $5 general at the door and free for students, faculty and staff with ID. For more information, contact Julian at spbspecialevents@boisestate.edu.

Tuesday-Thursday, March 20-22
Gene Harris Jazz Festival. Student Union Building. In keeping with the history of the event, the 15th annual Gene Harris Jazz Festival will present artists who demonstrate core jazz traditions on the cutting edge of artistic creativity. Guest artists, clinicians and adjudicators include the Lynn Seaton Trio and saxophonist Rich Perry, among others. Sponsored by the Boise State Department of Music. For more information on performance schedules and ticket prices, visit geneharris.org.

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Danny Peterson Theatre. Also March 24 and April 4-15. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are two minor characters in “Hamlet” and the content of this show is based on what they experience while in between scenes in “Hamlet.” Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, members of the military, Boise State alumni and non-Boise State students. Tickets are available at the Morrison Center box office, at all Select-a-Seat outlets, online at idahotickets.com or at 426-1110. Boise State faculty, staff and full-time students may pick up one free ticket at on-campus ticket outlets. Part-time students may purchase a discounted $5 ticket. For more information, visit theatrearts.boisestate.edu or call 426-3957.

Tuesday, March 20
“Find Your Voice” Open Mic. 11 a.m-1 p.m. Student Union Brava! Stage. Part of Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Week, hosted by Boise State’s Multicultural Student Services. Participants will be asked to read or perform pieces that pay homage to Chavez and his work. This event celebrates the civil rights activist who founded the United Farm Workers of America. Commemoration of Chavez’s birthday, March 31, is intended to promote service to the community and honor Chavez’s life and legacy. For more information, call 426-5950.

“The Keystone XL Pipeline.” 6-7:30 p.m. Student Union Bishop Barnwell Room. Scott Farris, director of government relations for TransCanada, will be speaking on the issues behind bringing more Canadian energy down to the United States. He will address the company’s pipeline proposal, its advantages, its drawbacks and the issues that have arisen with it. Part of Canada Week 2012 presented by the Canadian Studies Program. For more information, contact Lori at 426-5804 or lorihausegger@boisestate.edu.

Women in the House: Political Stories. 6-8 p.m. Student Union Simplot Ballroom. Seven women share stories about their political experiences. Speakers include Jana Kemp, Patricia Kempthorne, Kathy Kustra, Maria Mabbutt, Lauren McLean, Cathy Silak and Emily Walton. Presented by Boise State Public Radio and the Boise State Women’s Center. Free. For more information, visit www.boisestatepublicradio.org or womenscenter.boisestate.edu.

Wednesday, March 21
“The New ‘Beyond the Border’ Agreement.” 2:30-4 p.m. Student Union Simplot B Room. Professor Geoffrey Hale of the political science department at the University of Lethbridge will be speaking about modernizing US-Canada borders and what it means for Americans. He will address the content and importance of the Beyond the Border agreement, explaining what Americans should know and why the agreement is important to understand. Part of Canada Week 2012 presented by the Canadian Studies Program. For more information, contact Lori at 426-5804 or lorihausegger@boisestate.edu.

Friday, March 23
Literature for Lunch: “Bliss” by Peter Carey. 12:10-1 p.m. Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. A darkly comic narrative of Harry Joy, an Australian ad man who suffers a heart attack and wakes to realize that he lives in Hell, a realm he decides to explore. Free. For more information, contact Carol at cmartin@boisestate.edu.

“Hamlet” by William Shakespeare. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Danny Peterson Theatre. Also April 3-13. In Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” the Prince of Denmark struggles to avenge his father’s murder. $15 general admission, $12 non-Boise State students, Boise State alumni, military and seniors, $9 each for groups of 10+. Tickets available at Select-a-Seat outlets or at Idahotickets.com. Boise State students, faculty and staff receive one free ticket with valid ID at on-campus ticket offices. For more information, visit theatrearts.boisestate.edu.

“RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles.” 8 p.m. Morrison Center. They look like them and they sound like them. All the music and vocals are performed totally live. “Rain” covers the Beatles from the earliest beginnings through the psychedelic late 60s and their long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days. Presented by Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise. Tickets are $33-$48 at idahotickets.com. For more information, visit mc.boisestate.edu.

Saturday, March 24
Boise Philharmonic Casual Classics. 11 a.m. Morrison Center. This late morning concert includes excerpts from the evening concert and is perfect for families. Tickets are $15 for students and seniors, $25 general. For more information, visit boisephilharmonic.org.

Kelly Clarkson Strong Tour 2012. 7:30 p.m. Taco Bell Arena. Special guest Matt Nathanson joins vocal superstar Kelly Clarkson. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$55 at the Taco Bell Arena Box Office, all Select-a-Seat outlets, at idahotickets.com or by phone at 426-1766. Boise State students with ID may purchase $25 or $35 tickets with no service fees.

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Danny Peterson Theatre. Also April 4-15. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are two minor characters in “Hamlet” and the content of the show is based on what they experience while in between scenes in “Hamlet.” Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, members of the military, Boise State alumni and non-Boise State students. Tickets are available at the Morrison Center box office, at all Select-a-Seat outlets, online at idahotickets.com or at 426-1110. Boise State faculty, staff and full-time students may pick up one free ticket at on-campus ticket outlets. Part-time students may purchase a discounted $5 ticket. For more information, visit theatrearts.boisestate.edu or call 426-3957.

Boise Philharmonic: German Requiem. 8 p.m. Morrison Center. This event features Robert Franz, conductor, with Mary Wilson and Grant Youngblood. Free conductor’s talk at 7 p.m. for all ticketholders. Tickets are $25.50-76.50. For tickets or more information, visit boisephilharmonic.org.

Monday-Friday, March 26-30
Spring Break. Boise State will not hold classes.

Monday, March 26
Story Story Night. 7 p.m. Rose Room 718 W. Idaho St., Boise. This month’s theme is “Betrayed: Stories of Et Tu, Brute.” True stories told live onstage, without notes. $5 at the door. Visit storystorynight.org.

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, April 3, 5 and 7
“Hamlet” by William Shakespeare. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Danny Peterson Theatre. Also April 11-13. In Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” the Prince of Denmark struggles to avenge his father’s murder. $15 general admission, $12 non-Boise State students, Boise State alumni, military and seniors, $9 each for groups of 10+. Tickets available at Select-a-Seat outlets or at Idahotickets.com. Boise State students, faculty and staff receive one free ticket with valid ID at on-campus ticket offices. For more information, visit theatrearts.boisestate.edu.

Wednesday and Friday, April 4 and 6
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Danny Peterson Theatre. Also April 10-15. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are two minor characters in “Hamlet” and the content of the show is based on what they experience while in between scenes in “Hamlet.” Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, members of the military, Boise State alumni and non-Boise State students. Tickets are available at the Morrison Center box office, at all Select-a-Seat outlets, online at idahotickets.com or at 426-1110. Boise State faculty, staff and full-time students may pick up one free ticket at on-campus ticket outlets. Part-time students may purchase a discounted $5 ticket. For more information, visit theatrearts.boisestate.edu or call 426-3957.

Thursday, April 5
Fettuccine Forum: “BAM 75th Anniversary,” Melanie Fales. 5:30 p.m. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St. Melanie Fales, executive director of the Boise Art Museum, will present a history of the museum as it celebrates its 75th anniversary in the city. Free. Call 433-5670.

SPB Movie: “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.” 7 p.m. Special Events Center. Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. Free popcorn and soda (while supplies last). $1 general, free to Boise State students. For more information, visit spb.boisestate.edu.

Guest Artist Daniel Immel, Piano. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, free for children and Boise State faculty, staff and students with ID. Proceeds benefit Boise State music scholarships. For more information, call 426-1596.

Friday-Saturday, April 6-7
Ballet Idaho’s “Cinderella.” 8 p.m. Morrison Center. Also at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The classic fairy tale of a young woman’s journey from servant to princess in a story cherished by adults and children alike. Cinderella combines the magic of fairy godmothers and spells with true emotions of love and heartache. Tickets are $35-$55 at the Morrison Center box office, at all Select-a-Seat outlets, online at idahotickets.com or at 426-1110.

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Media Contact: Kathleen Tuck, University Communications, (208) 426-3275, kathleentuck@boisestate.edu; Zach Snoderly, University Communications, (208) 426-3196, nsintern@boisestate.edu.

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