Thursday, Sept. 13
A Grand Piano Concert. 7-9:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. This unique piano ensemble music program features students, Amelia Audas, Tawna Love, Barton Moreau and Tonya Robertson performing on four Steinway grand pianos. Admission is free. For more information, contact Tawna Love at 631-2099 or email email@example.com.
‘Brave!’ 7 p.m. Special Events Center. Enjoy the first Thursday Blockbuster Series of the semester with the showing of Pixar’s “Brave!” Enjoy free popcorn and soda. Free for students, $1 for non-students. Visit involvement.boisestate.edu.
Friday, Sept. 14
Lunchtime Concert. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Student Union Patio. Student Union Fine Arts presents a lunchtime concert featuring Whale! and The Bare Bones. Free. Visit finearts.boisestate.edu/upcoming-performances.
David Etlin Lecture. 4 p.m. ILC, Room 202. David Etlin, philosopher of language at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, will speak on “Vague Desires: the Sorites and the Money Pump.” Presented by the Department of Philosophy. Free.
Boise Chamber Music Series Concert featuring the Lincoln Trio. 7:30-10 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Winners of the 2008 Master Players International Competition in Venice, Italy, the Chicago-based Lincoln Trio — Desiree Ruhstrat, violin, David Cunliffe, cello, and Marta Aznavoorian, piano — have been described by the Strad as “sensational … bewitching.” For ticket information, call 426-1216, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit boisechambermusicseries.org.
Saturday, Sept. 15
The Boise Chamber Music Series Presents “A Little Morning Music” with the Lincoln Trio. 10 a.m.-noon. Morrison Center Recital Hall. Free. Visit boisechambermusicseries.org.
Blue and Orange Color Fight: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Intramural Field. Kick off the first home game of the year at the Blue and Orange Color Fight. There will be live music and color for everyone. Wear white and get ready to color fight before the game. Visit involvement.boisestate.edu.
Boise State Football vs. Miami (Ohio). 2 p.m. Bronco Stadium. Call 426-4737.
Sept 7.-Oct. 7. “Impact: The Legacy of Jane Wilson, Art Educator, 1977-2010.” Student Union Gallery. This exhibition honors the contributions Jane Wilson made to the lives of her students during her 33 years as an art educator at Bishop Kelly High School, 50 of Wilson’s former students working as artists, designers and architects highlight and celebrate the impact she had on their lives by presenting artwork in a variety of media and styles. Meet the artists at a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 13.
Through Oct. 23. “Impressions — Selections from the Northwest Nazarene University Friesen Print Collection.” Visual Arts Center, Gallery 2 in the Hemingway Western Studies Center. The exhibition includes prints by William Kentridge, Elizabeth Murray, Darren Waterson, Enrique Martinez Celeya, Mark Newport, Roger Shimomura, Vija Celmins and others. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday- Thursday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday.
Through Oct. 26. “Nathan Craven — Construct.” Visual Arts Center, Gallery 1 in the Liberal Arts Building. Roswell, New Mexico, ceramics artist Nathan Craven’s work is based on ceramics as a building material, specifically the brick, which has a long history of use as a unit of construction. The building of walls and floors, their placement and the materials they are made from create varying spaces and determine our interactions within an architectural volume. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday.
Through Dec. 5. “Chapters from the History of the Book.” Arts and Humanities Institute Gallery, Yanke Family Research Park, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd. Produced by the Idaho Center for the Book, the exhibit, “Chapters from the History of the Book,” features 31 books and artifacts spanning centuries and continents, such as manuscripts, early printed books, palm leaf books and early Coptic materials. Free. The gallery is open from 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday or by appointment. Email email@example.com.
Through Jan. 13. “Color Fields: Artworks by Lisa Flowers Ross.” Special Events Center. Inspired by aerial photographs of tulip fields in bloom, the series “Color Fields,” by Boise-based artist Lisa Flowers Ross, portrays abstractions of the natural world utilizing geometric shapes and lines. Creating bold compositions with fabrics she hand dyes, Flowers Ross cuts and stitches together pieces using methods based on traditional quilting. Meet the artist at a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. Free. Light refreshments will be provided. Visit finearts.boisestate.edu.
UPCOMING EVENTS: Sept. 16-Oct. 16
Sunday, Sept. 16
Chicago, in Concert. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center. Chicago is one of the longest-running American rock bands. General tickets are $52 to $101 at the Morrison Center box office, at all Select-a-Seat outlets, at 426-1110 or at idahotickets.com.
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Graduate School Forum. 5-7 p.m. Student Union Simplot B/D Ballroom. An informational presentation and breakout sessions feature current graduate students and faculty. Topics addressed include types of degrees, financial support, the application process, graduate faculty expectations and more. Presented by the Women’s Center, Graduate College and Honors College. Visit womenscenter.boisestate.edu or call 426-4259.
Monday-Sunday, Sept. 19-23
“Les Miserables.” Morrison Center. Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 20, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 21, 8 p.m.; Sept. 22, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sept. 23, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. A favorite Broadway musical, “Les Miserables” comes to the Morrison Center as part of the Broadway in Boise 2011-2012 season. Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, this musical is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. Tickets are $37.50-$82.50 at the Morrison Center box office, at all Select-a-Seat outlets, at 426-1110 or at idahotickets.com.
Thursday, Sept. 20
Boise State Football vs. BYU. 7 p.m. Bronco Stadium. Call 426-4737.
Friday, Sept. 21
Faculty Artist Series, Brian Hodges, cello; Betsy Hodges, piano. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. $5 general, $3 seniors, free to students of all ages and Boise State faculty and staff. Call 426-1596.
Train, the California 37 Tour. 7:30 p.m. Taco Bell Arena. With special guests Mat Kearney and Andy Grammer. The Grammy Award winning American rock band Train will hit the road with the group’s first set of U.S. tour dates in support of its latest release titled “California 37.” Tickets are available at the Taco Bell Arena box office, at all Select-a-Seat outlets, online at idahotickets.com or by calling 426-1766.
Saturday, Sept. 22
Master Classes with Trombonists Ken Shifrin and Mike Hall. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Morrison Center Educational Wing, Rooms C200 and B125. Featuring Ken Shifrin from the City of Birmingham Symphony, England, and Mike Hall, professor of trombone at Old Dominion University. For more information, contact David Mathie at 426-1685 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest Artists Recital: Trombonists Ken Shifrin and Mike Hall. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. $5 general, $3 seniors, free to students of all ages and Boise State faculty and staff. Call 426-1596.
Monday, Sept. 24
Story Story Night. 7 p.m. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St. in Boise. This month’s theme is “Consumed: Stories of Hunger and Appetites.” True stories told live onstage, without notes. $5 at the door. Visit storystorynight.org.
Friday, Sept. 28
Lunchtime Concert. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Student Union Patio. Student Union Fine Arts presents a lunchtime concert featuring a local or regional band. Free. Visit finearts.boisestate.edu/upcoming-performances.
Ira Flatow, Science Friday. Noon-2 p.m. Student Union Simplot Ballroom. National Public Radio science correspondent and award-winning TV journalist Ira Flatow will visit Boise for a live broadcast of his popular weekly radio program “Talk of the Nation: Science Friday.” Tickets are $20 at idahotickets.com. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; tickets will not be available at the door.
Saturday, Sept. 29
Rachel Barton Pine. 8 p.m. Morrison Center. Violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs with the Boise Philharmonic. For train enthusiasts, Honegger’s descriptive “Pacific 231” is a fanciful musical description of the famed steam locomotive. Similarly, Sibelius’ Violin Concerto creates a sound world that is a musical postcard of the composer’s homeland, Finland. Finally, the most romantic of all composers, Johannes Brahms’ First Symphony sings with beautiful melodies from beginning to end. Purchase tickets at boisephilharmonic.org or by calling 344-7849.
Tuesday, Oct. 2
Campus Read: Sharon Matola, Subject of “The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw.” 7 p.m. Student Union Simplot Ballroom. Belize Zoo owner Sharon Matola is the subject of “The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw,” by Bruce Barcott. Free.
Thursday, Oct. 4
Fettuccine Forum. 5:30 p.m. Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St. in Boise. Doors open at 5 p.m. This month’s forum looks at “The Left, the Right: Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party,” moderated by Greg Hahn. The forum’s ninth season features topics that support Boise’s sesquicentennial themes. Sponsored in part by the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs and Boise State Public Radio. Visit BoiseArtsAndHistory.org or call 433-5670.
Steven Pinker, Distinguished Lecture Series. 7 p.m. Morrison Center. Pinker, a cognitive scientist, will speak on “The Better Angels of our Nature.” He is one of the world’s foremost writers on language, mind and human nature and was named by Time magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World Today.” Free. Visit go.boisestate.edu/distinguishedlectures.
Friday, Oct. 5
Faculty Artist Series, Lynn Berg, baritone. 7:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. $5 general, $3 seniors, free to students of all ages and Boise State faculty and staff. Call 426-1596.
Saturday, Oct. 6
Service Saturday. 9 a.m-2 p.m. Take your pick from four to five service projects at local charitable or nonprofit agencies and learn about new and exciting ways to get involved. Breakfast provided. Participants should wear comfortable, appropriate clothing and closed-toed shoes. Reserve your spot at https://orgsync.com/23254/forms/54971.
Brantley Gilbert’s Hell on Wheels Tour. 7:30 p.m. Taco Bell Arena. Special guests Uncle Kracker, Greg Bates and Brian Davis. Tickets start at $20 and are available at the Taco Bell Arena box office, at all Select-a-Seat outlets, online at idahotickets.com or by calling 426-1766.
Guest Artists Recital: The Verisimo Trio. 7:30-10 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. This outstanding trio from the University of Wyoming music faculty features Nicole Riner on flute, Boise State alumus Scott Turpen on saxophone and Theresa Bogard on piano. $5 general, $3 seniors, free to students of all ages and Boise State faculty and staff. Call 426-1596.
Sunday, Oct. 7
Eric Alexander Quartet. 7 p.m. Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St. in Boise. The Eric Alexander Quartet, featuring Harold Mabern, presents modern mainstream swing. $40. Presented by the Boise Jazz Society. Visit boisejazzsociety.org.
Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 11-14
“Drailion.” Taco Bell Arena. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11; 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12-13; 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Oct. 14. Fusing the 3,000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, “Dralion” draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. Tickets are available at the Taco Bell Arena box office, at all Select-a-Seat outlets, online at idahotickets.com or by calling 426-1766.
Friday, Oct. 12
Faculty Artists Series Recital: Jeanne Belfy, oboe. 8-10 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. $5 general, $3 seniors, free to students of all ages and Boise State faculty and staff. Call 426-1596.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Boise State Football vs. Fresno State. 1:30 p.m. Call 426-4737
Monday, Oct. 15
Toilet Bowl Flag Football Tournament. 3:30-11 p.m. Bronco Stadium. Free. Call 426-2447. Part of Homecoming Week activities.
Guest Artist Recital: Stephanie Teplay Westney, violin; Kasandra Keeling, piano; with Brian Hodges, cello. 7:30- 9:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. $5 general, $3 seniors, free to students of all ages and Boise State faculty and staff. Call 426-1596.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
Ryan Crocker, Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs. 7 p.m. Student Union Simplot Ballroom. Crocker is the former U.S ambassador to Afghanistan. He keynotes the 29th annual Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs, which this year focuses on Afghanistan and South Asia. Free. Email email@example.com.