By Leah Sherwood
Thursday, Sept. 29
“Pirates of the Caribbean 4.” Special Events Center. 7 p.m. Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too. Rated PG-13. Presented by Student Programs Board. $1 general, free to Boise State students. For more information, visit spb.boisestate.edu.
Friday, Sept. 30-Sunday, Oct. 2
Blue Man Group. Morrison Center. 8 p.m. Sept. 30; 2 and 8 p.m. Oct.1; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2. Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts that combine comedy, music and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. Part of the Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise series. $32.50-$55. Tickets are available at the Morrison Center box office, all Select-a-Seat outlets, at idahotickets.com and by phone at 426-1110. For more information, visit mc.boisestate.edu.
Friday, Sept. 30
Boise Chamber Music Series: The Claremont Trio. Morrison Center Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Equally passionate about the standard repertoire and modern music, the Claremont Trio has released two CDs spanning music from Beethoven to Mason Bates. $100 for season tickets. Individual tickets are $25 general, $20 for students/seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 426-1216 or contact Jeanne Belfy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Union Performance Series: Craicmore. Special Events Center. 8 p.m. Craicmore plays contemporary traditional Celtic music and features critically acclaimed contralto Nancy Johnston. They have performed throughout the United States and overseas. $15 general, $8 Boise State faculty, staff and alumni, $8 seniors, $5 students. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 426-1494 or visit www.idahotickets.com.
Saturday, Oct. 1
Boise Chamber Music Series presents “A Little Morning Music” with The Claremont Trio. Morrison Center Recital Hall. 10 a.m. This informal, hour-long concert and lecture features the Claremont Trio in works drawn from their formal concert the previous evening. Free. For more information, call 426-1216.
Boise State football v. Nevada. Bronco Stadium. 12:30 p.m. Color scheme is blue in even numbered sections and orange in odd numbered sections. Call 426-4737.
Sunday, Oct. 2
“Champagne Breakfast.” Morrison Center Danny Peterson Theatre. 2 p.m. Boise State theatre arts graduate Evan Sesek presents this original full-length play. Developed with faculty assistance over the 2010-11 academic year, the play is directed by theatre arts professor Mike Baltzell. For mature audiences. Tickets $12-$15 at Select-a-Seat outlets, free for Boise State students, faculty and staff at the Student Union Info Desk. Call 426-3957.
Boise Jazz Society: Community Jazz Symposium. Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 9th and Myrtle, Boise. 4 p.m. Meet John Beasley, his band and Bennie Maupin. Free. Call 426-3498 or visit boisejazzsociety.org.
Boise Jazz Society: John Beasley and “Positootly!” with Bennie Maupin. Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 9th and Myrtle, Boise. 7 p.m. John Beasley is a veteran pianist and composer who has performed with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Thad Jones, Hubert Laws, Dianne Reeves and Kenny Rankin. He also has composed and arranged music for various television series. Bennie Maupin’s highly personal bass clarinet sound helped define such classic jazz recordings as Jack Johnson’s “Big Fun” and “On the Corner,” as well as recordings by Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi band. $39 general. A Boise Jazz Society membership fee of $139 includes tickets to all five concerts, community jazz symposiums, special concerts, lectures, and listening and film parties. Call 426-3498 or visit boisejazzsociety.org.
Monday, Oct. 3
The Boise Jazz Society and Osher Institute Present “Jazz in the Morning.” Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 9th and Myrtle, Boise. 10:30 a.m. $15 Osher members, $39 general. A Boise Jazz Society membership fee of $139 includes tickets to all five concerts, community jazz symposiums, special concerts, lectures and listening and film parties. Call 426-3498 or visit boisejazzsociety.org.
Boise Jazz Society Educational “In-formance” with John Beasley’s “Positootly!” and Bennie Maupin. Morrison Center Recital Hall. 2:40-3:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call 426-1596.
Boise Jazz Society: “Global Perspectives in American Jazz.” Morrison Center Recital Hall. 6 p.m. Boise Jazz Society residency and educational event featuring the John Beasley “Positootly!” band with Bennie Maupin. Free. For more information, call 426-1596.
Brandt Foundation Lecture: Robert Levy. Student Union Jordan Ballroom. 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Robert Levy has written numerous articles on investments, law and public policy for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post and the National Review. His latest book, co-authored with William Mellor, is “The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom.” Sponsored by Boise State’s College of Business and Economics and the John and Orah Brandt Foundation. Free. Free parking in the Lincoln Avenue Garage. For more information, visit www.boisestate.edu/brandtfoundation or call 426-1125.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Holocaust Survivor Rose Beal. Student Union Simplot Ballroom. 4:45-6 p.m. Rose Beal lived through one of the most horrific times in history and narrowly escaped execution in Germany as a Jew during the Holocaust. Listen to her story of survival and forgiveness. Free. Presented by the Living Learning Communities in University Housing. Call 447-1024.
Octubafest Concert. Morrison Center Recital Hall. 7 p.m. The Boise State Tuba Ensemble, under the direction of William Winkle, will be joined by the Faculty Brass Quintet. Community and public school tuba and euphonium players are invited to join university students in a tuba and euphonium ensemble. Free. For more information, call 426-1596.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
Career Fair. Student Union Jordan Ballroom. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Career Fair is for all students and alumni. Employers will be on campus advertising full-time, part-time and internship positions. Several employers also will be conducting on-campus interviews in the days following the fair. Free. Sponsored by the Career Center. For more information, call 426-1747 or visit career.boisestate.edu.
Thursday, Oct. 6
Fettuccini Forum — On Being Well: Literature in Sickness and in Health.” Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise. 5:30 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. Cheryl Hindrichs, associate professor of English at Boise State, will lead a panel looking at how the arts and humanities can inform health care in the community. Hindrichs’ current research focuses on the role of illness in the aesthetics and ethics of modernist fiction. Each lecture has a one-credit interdisciplinary companion workshop offered through Boise State. Workshops are offered for graduate and undergraduate credit. For registration information, call 426-1709 or email email@example.com. Free admission and appetizers. A no-host bar also is available. For more information, call 433-5670.
Distinguished Lecture Series: Raj Patel. Student Union Jordan Ballroom. 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Patel is an award-winning writer, food activist and economist. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed book “Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System,” and “The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy,” which examines the hidden costs of consumption. Free. Free parking in the Lincoln Avenue Garage. For more information, visit www.boisestate.edu/distinguishedlectures/.
Friday, Oct. 7
Boise State Writing Project Fall Conference. Student Union Hatch A Ballroom. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The fall conference, focused on “Meeting the Demands of the Common Core State Standards,” features Mike Ford from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and representatives from the Idaho State Department of Education. Free. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Literature for Lunch: “Summer Will Show.” Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. 12:10-1 p.m. Literature for Lunch is a monthly book discussion group supported by the Boise State University Department of English. This month’s book describes adventurous and dramatic events in Paris during the revolution. For more information, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MFA Reading Series: Poet Fanny Howe. Student Union Barnwell Room. 7:30 p.m. Fanny Howe is an American poet, novelist and short story writer. She has received several awards including the 2009 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Free. For more information, contact MFA Reading Series coordinator Torin Jensen at email@example.com.
Saturday, Oct. 8
Bill Cosby. Morrison Center. 8 p.m. Bill Cosby’s best-selling comedy albums have won eight Gold Records, five Platinum records and five Grammy Awards. His television role on “I Spy” won him three Emmy Awards and he revived the family sitcom with the hugely popular “The Cosby Show.” $45.50-$75. Tickets are available at the Morrison Center box office, all Select-a-Seat outlets, at www.idahotickets.com and by phone at 426-1110. For more information, visit mc.boisestate.edu.
Through Oct. 2. “Displacement” by Alicia Jane Boswell. Student Union Gallery. Utilizing etched patterns in silver and copper in addition to incorporating the enamel technique of champlevé, artist Alicia Jane Boswell presents intimate objects and adornment that reflects the way she perceives the body; complex and fragile, yet at the same time strong and resilient. Free. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 426-1242.
Through Oct. 21. 2011 Biennial Art Department Faculty Exhibition. Visual Arts Center Gallery 1 (Liberal Arts Building) and Gallery 2 (Hemingway Western Studies Center). This exhibition showcases the diversity of recent works by faculty members of the Boise State University Art Department. The show features a wide range of media including ceramics, metals, sculpture, painting and drawing, printmaking, installation, photography and graphic design. Gallery hours for fall 2011 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 email@example.com or 426-3994.
Through Nov. 4. “Complements: Inspiration in Blue and Orange.” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Boise State Public Radio, 220 Parkcenter Blvd. This exhibition of works is based on the complementary colors of blue and orange. Presented by the Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance. Free. For more information, visit treasurevalleyartistsalliance.org/Exhibitions.aspx.
Through Jan. 8. “Northwest Narratives.” Special Events Center Lobby. Donated by recent alumnus Benjamin Love, the “Northwest Narratives” print exchange portfolio contains the work of 20 Northwest artists, and demonstrates a variety of visual narrations utilizing diverse subject matter and a range of processes. Invited artists represent four northwestern states: Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana. Free. For more information, call 426-1242.
Through Nov. 16. “(His)story: The Re-collection of Personal Identity,” an installation by Migel A. Delgado. Student Union Gallery. Master of Fine Arts candidate Migel A. Delgado presents a multi-media installation as part of his thesis defense. Working with concepts regarding transition, Delgado attempts to create a dialogue between objects as metaphors for lost personal history. Meet the artist at a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Free. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 426-1242.
UPCOMING EVENTS: Oct. 9-30
Sunday, Oct. 9
The Australian Pink Floyd Show. Morrison Center. 7:30 p.m. The Australian Pink Floyd Show is one of the top entertaining tribute bands in the music industry. The band has sold more than three million concert tickets in 35 countries. $40-$45. Tickets are available at the Morrison Center box office, all Select-a-Seat outlets, at www.idahotickets.com and by phone at 426-1110. For more information, visit mc.boisestate.edu.
Monday, Oct. 10
“Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth.” Special Events Center. 7 p.m. This documentary is about child sex trafficking in America and the modern-day abolitionist movement fighting to stop it. A panel discussion will follow. Presented by the Boise State chapter of International Justice Mission. Free. Call 426-1004.
Tuesday, Oct. 11
Joseph Flora Lecture. Yanke Family Research Park, Room 207, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd. 1-3 p.m. Joseph Flora, Atlanta Professor of Southern Culture at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, probes the Idaho scene as inseparable from its western and American dimensions in this lecture titled “Surveying Idaho’s Literary Landscape: Seeking the Permanent.” Free. Call 426-3041 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, Oct. 15-Sunday, Oct. 16
Trey McIntyre Project: “Grounded.” Morrison Center. 8 p.m. Oct. 15; 2 p.m. Oct. 16. “Grounded” features three new ballets for Boise audiences: “Gravity Heroes,” “Oh, Inverted World” and “In Dreams.” $20-$63. Tickets are available by calling 426-1110, at all Select-a-Seat outlets, Morrison Center box office or online at www.IdahoTickets.com. For more information, visit treymcintyre.com/TMP/Home.html.
Saturday, Oct. 15
“Discover Boise State.” Student Union. 9 a.m.-1:15 p.m. or 10:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m. This introduction to the university includes a number of activities highlighting academic programs and majors, student involvement, housing and how to get started on campus. Participants can take a campus tour led by current students, check out housing and residential college opportunities, be introduced to study abroad options, learn how to apply for admission, financial aid and scholarships, and explore employment options. Free pizza will be provided for lunch. Register at admissions.boisestate.edu/Discover or call 426-1156.
Monday, Oct. 17
Homecoming Toilet Bowl Flag Football Tournament. Taco Bell Arena. 3:30-11 p.m. Space is limited to the first 16 teams. Register through Oct. 10. $15 per team. Participants may watch for free. For more information, visit homecoming.boisestate.edu or call 426-5643.
Tuesday, Oct. 18
Homecoming Concert: Death Cab for Cutie. Taco Bell Arena. 7 p.m. Alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie consists of Ben Gibbard, Chris Walla, Nick Harmer and Jason McGerr. Their seventh album, “Codes and Keys,” was released in May 2011. $27-$40. Tickets are available at all Select-a-Seat outlets, at www.idahotickets.com and by phone at 426-1110. Boise State students receive $10 off the ticket price with a valid ID; one discounted ticket per ID. Student discount tickets must be purchased at Taco Bell Arena Box Office. For more information, visit tacobellarena.com.
Guest Artist Recital: Cellist Peter Opie. Morrison Center Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Peter Opie is a professor at Ball State University and has performed widely as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, Asia and the United States. Free. For more information, call 426-1596.
Wednesday, Oct 19-Thursday, Oct. 20
Clothesline Project. Quad. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event brings together victims of gender-based violence and those who support them by generating awareness of the issue. Counselors will be available to help victims and allies create a symbolic T-shirt in the Women’s Center Lounge on both days. T-shirt making is free. In addition, information will be available on the SUB patio both days from Women’s Center staff. Co-sponsored by the Women’s and Children’s Alliance of Boise and Men Today, Men Tomorrow. Free. Call 426-4259.
Wednesday, Oct 19
Homecoming: Golden Grad Reunion. Alumni Center. 2 p.m. Members of the class of 1961 are invited to celebrate the golden anniversary of their graduation from Boise Junior College. All graduates prior to 1961 also are welcome. 2 p.m. campus tour; 6 p.m. no-host cocktail reception; 7 p.m. dinner. $25. Contact Donna Conner at 426-1959 or register online at alumni.boisestate.edu/; click on the Homecoming link and then the Golden Grad Reunion link.
Thursday, Oct. 20
Homecoming: ASBSU Reunion. Student Union Lookout Room. 6 p.m. The Associated Students of Boise State University are hosting a special reception to honor and thank the legacy of leadership. The event is a chance to reconnect with old friends, learn about what is happening within ASBSU and take a walk down memory lane as you view memorabilia from Boise State’s extensive collection of archived materials. Free. For more information, visit homecoming.boisestate.edu.
Friday, Oct. 21
Homecoming: Women’s soccer game v. Texas Christian University. Soccer Field. 4 p.m. Meet at the Student Recreation Center at 3:30 p.m. to join the organized bike ride to the soccer field. Free T-shirts will be given out for the bike ride. There will be a special half-time show. Come in your most spirited Bronco attire and see if you’ve got what it takes to be named the “Super Bronco Fan.” Free. For more information, visit homecoming.boisestate.edu or broncosports.com.
Homecoming: Presidential Alumni Recognition Gala. Stueckle Sky Center Double R Ranch Room. 6 p.m. The annual Distinguished Alumni and Alumni Service awards recognize excellence among former students of the university. $50 members, $65 nonmembers. Tickets must be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets, call 426-1698. Sponsored by the Boise State Alumni Association. For more information, visit homecoming.boisestate.edu.
Korean Culture Day. Morrison Center. 7 p.m. Artists from the internationally celebrated Gyeonggi Provincial Dance Company will perform traditional Korean dances. Tickets available at the Morrison Center box office. Free. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MFA Reading Series: Poets Jennifer Moxley and Steve Evans. Student Union Jordan A Ballroom. 7:30 p.m. Free. Jennifer Moxley and Steve Evans both teach at the University of Maine. Moxley is a poet, editor and the author of “Clampdown” (2009). Evans is a contributing editor for literary magazine The Poker. For more information, contact MFA Reading Series coordinator Torin Jensen at email@example.com.
Saturday, Oct. 22
Homecoming Parade. University Drive. 9:30 a.m. The whole family will enjoy this blue and orange procession featuring the Keith Stein Blue Thunder Marching Band as well as student and community organizations. The parade will begin at University Drive and Earle Street near the corner of University and Capitol, continue down University Drive and end across from Bronco Stadium at the Alumni Center. Free. Part of Homecoming week. For more information, visit homecoming.boisestate.edu.
Boise Philharmonic Casual Classics. Morrison Center. 11 a.m. This late morning concert includes excerpts from the evening’s performance. $11.50-$16.50. Call 344-7849 or visit boisephilharmonic.org.
Homecoming Bronco Bash. Taco Bell Arena (south side). 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The week’s events come to a climax as the Boise State Broncos get ready to take the field. Celebrate in true Bronco spirit with a tailgate and family activities. Expect Buster, the Maneline Dancers and the Bronco Spirit Squad. Food will be available for purchase. For more information, call 426-1698.
Homecoming Football Game: Boise State football v. Air Force. Bronco Stadium. 1:30 p.m. Color scheme is orange for all sections. Call 426-4737.
Homecoming Volleyball Match: Boise State v. Wyoming. Kinesiology Building. 7 p.m. Free for guests with ticket stub from the Homecoming football game (Broncos v. Air Force). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit broncosports.com.
Guest Artist Recital: Tenor Andrew Peck. Morrison Center Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Andrew Peck is an Opera Idaho resident artist. $5 general, $3 senior and students, free to Boise State faculty, staff and students with ID. For more information, call 426-1596.
Boise Philharmonic: “Heroic Beethoven.” Morrison Center. 8 p.m. Featuring guest conductor Robin Browning, pianist Carlos César Rodríguez and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 and Symphony No. 3. $24-$75. Call 344-7849 or visit boisephilharmonic.org.
Sunday, Oct. 23
Homecoming Women’s Soccer game: Boise State v. New Mexico. 1 p.m. Soccer Field. End Homecoming week by coming out and supporting the women’s soccer team. Boise State soccer alumni will be honored at half time. For more information, visit broncosports.com.
“Jack and the Beanstalk.” Morrison Center Recital Hall. 2 p.m. One of the classic fairy tales of all time, this reader’s theater is the story of a boy, a cow, some magic beans and a nasty old giant. $7. Tickets are available by calling 426-1110, at all Select-a-Seat outlets, Morrison Center box office or online at www.IdahoTickets.com. Presented by the Morrison Center Family Reading Series. For more information, visit mc.boisestate.edu.
Fall Choral Collage. Morrison Center. 7:30 p.m. A performance featuring the Boise State University Meistersingers, “Vox Angelis” women’s chorus and University Singers. $5 general, $3 senior and students, free to Boise State faculty, staff and students with ID. For more information, call 426-1596.
Monday, Oct. 24
Tuesday, Oct. 25
Five Finger Death Punch. Taco Bell Arena. 7:30 p.m. $34.75. Five Finger Death Punch is an American heavy metal band whose latest album is titled “American Capitalist.” Tickets are available online at www.idahotickets.com, at the Taco Bell Arena Box Office, at all Select-a-Seat outlets and by phone at 426-1766.
Thursday, Oct. 27
SPB Movie: “Insidious.” Special Events Center. 7 p.m. A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called “The Further.” $1 general, free to Boise State students. For more information, visit spb.boisestate.edu.
Frank Church Conference Keynote Address: Christopher Hill. Student Union Simplot Ballroom. 7:30 p.m. The 28th annual Frank Church Conference will explore the “Arab Spring,” this year’s series of popular uprisings against authoritarian regimes across the Middle East and North Africa. Former Assistant Secretary of State and Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill will deliver the conference’s keynote address. Hill is dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Free. For more information, contact Leon Maynard at 426-1810 or LeonMaynard@boisestate.edu.
Friday, Oct. 28-Sunday, Oct. 30
Ballet Idaho: “Mix It Up.” Special Events Center. 8 p.m Oct 28; 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 29; 2 p.m. Oct. 30. A spoof of the ballet music of the great opera composer, Giuseppe Verdi, featuring three ballets of mixed entertainment. $36-$49.50. Tickets available by calling 426-1110, at Select-a-Seat outlets, the Morrison Center box office or www.idahotickets.com. For more information, call 343-0556.
Friday, Oct. 28
Brian Hodges, cello, Betsi Hodges, piano. Morrison Center Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. Part of the Faculty Artist Series. $5 general, $3 seniors, free to students of all ages and Boise State faculty and staff. Call 426-1596.
Saturday, Oct. 29
Senior Flute Recital Linda Staum. Morrison Center Recital Hall. 3:30 p.m. Free. Call 426-1596.
Sunday, Oct. 30
Orchestra Concert. Morrison Center. 7:30 p.m. The Halloween-themed program includes Wagner’s “Flying Dutchman” overture, Chadwick’s “Hobgoblin” and Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain.” Tickets will be sold at the door. $5 general, $3 senior and students, free to Boise State faculty, staff and students with ID. For more information, call 426-1596.