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April 2017

Apr. 22- Apr.23: Seven arrows Powwow

April 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - April 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

  Celebrate Native American traditions, shop, dine, and watch high-energy dance competitions at the 24th Annual Seven Arrows Powwow on Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd and 23rd, at noon in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom. On Saturday, the celebration will then continue at 7 p.m. This event features dancers in beautiful regalia, music, demonstrations, food, and storytelling. Try authentic Native American food and browse booths set up by regional vendors selling handmade items such as instruments, beaded jewelry, art, and hand…

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Apr. 22-23: 24th Annual Seven Arrows Powwow

April 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - April 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

  Saturday, noon and 7 p.m. Sunday at noon. Student Union, Jordan Ballroom. Celebrate Native American traditions, shop, dine, and watch high-energy dance competitions at the 24th Annual Seven Arrows Powwow. MC - Tyson Shay AD - J. Dallas Gudgell Host Drum - Medicine Thunder from Fort Hall Free for students with ID, $4 for children younger than 12, and $6 for the general public. Parking is available in the Lincoln Garage for $1 per day. Non-perishable food donations for the Native…

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April 24: Metaffective Fiction – Structuring Feeling in Contemporary American Literature

April 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Flyer for Literature talk

6 p.m. Student Union Building, Forum Room. Ralph Clare, assistant professor of English and an Idaho Humanities Council Research Fellow for 2016-17 will speak on emotion, feeling and affect in recent American fiction. The event is supported by the Idaho Humanities Council.

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May 1: Free Jazz Clinics and ‘Inform-ance’ by the Gerald Clayton Quartet

April 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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4-6:30 p.m. Morrison Center Recital Hall. The Boise Jazz Society presents a free "inform-ance" featuring the Gerald Clayton Quartet. Free jazz clinics also will be offered beginning at 5:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The Boise Jazz Society is a community-engagement partnership between Boise State University and jazz lovers, and the jazz curious, in the Treasure Valley. The society supports jazz performance, jazz education and the promotion of jazz as a living American art form.

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April 26: Theatre Performance, El Payaso

April 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Special Events Center, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States
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9 p.m. Student Union Building, Special Events Center. Emilio Rodriguez’s play El Payaso (The Clown) celebrates the life of Ben Linder, an American social activist, engineer and clown who arrived in Nicaragua during the Contra war (1979-1990). During the war, Linder was instrumental in bringing electricity to villages in rural areas of this country. In addition to this effort, he was involved in establishing vaccine programs and health initiatives. On April 28, 1987, the Contras murdered Linder because he had been successful in building…

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April 28: Cacophony

April 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 - $7
Dancers practicing

7:30 p.m. Morrison center, Danny Peterson Theatre. The Department of Theatre Arts presents "Cacophony," a dance concert of all original student choreography. Graduating senior, Johnny Blank, has created a powerful piece exploring relationships with others and self, giving some outstanding dancers the opportunity to stretch their boundaries. This is just one of several intriguing dances that make for an evening of exploration and entertainment. Tickets at the door, $7 general admission, $5 students and seniors (plus sales tax).    

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April 29: Cacophony

April 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 - $7
Dancers practicing

Shows at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Morrison center, Danny Peterson Theatre. The Department of Theatre Arts presents "Cacophony," a dance concert of all original student choreography. Graduating senior, Johnny Blank, has created a powerful piece exploring relationships with others and self, giving some outstanding dancers the opportunity to stretch their boundaries. This is just one of several intriguing dances that make for an evening of exploration and entertainment. Tickets at the door, $7 general admission, $5 students and seniors…

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June 2017

June 8: ‘Half the World: Refugees Transform the City of Trees’ Book Release

June 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cover of the book

7 p.m. Rediscovered Books (180 N. 8th St). Boise State has released the latest volume of its Investigate Boise community research series. “Half the World: Refugees Transform the City of Trees” tells the story of a staggering humanitarian crisis through the memories of people rebuilding their lives. Topics include the politics of immigration, refugee education, Boise history, municipal policing and international law. “The book looks closely at a city’s encounter with the foreign and unfamiliar,” said urban studies professor Todd Shallat, who…

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June 9: Reception for Idaho Watercolor Society Exhibition

June 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Watercolor of a broken car

5:30-7 p.m. Student Union Fine Arts Gallery. Founded in 1979, the Idaho Watercolor Society (IWS) is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of watercolor media and aims to educate the public regarding the significance of watercolor painting in today’s setting. Through programs, workshops, exhibits and scholarships, IWS helps artists of all ages develop their talents and reach the highest standards of excellence. This exhibition showcases a glimpse at the breadth of styles the medium can achieve and highlights watercolor artists…

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June 10: Book Release and Fashion Show, The Beauty of Idaho

June 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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7 p.m. Studio Boise Photography Center (4619 Emerald Street). When natural scenery meets talented models, absolute beauty pours out. Boise State student Virginia Treat of Treats Photography and her team conducted a nature conservation initiative with a series of photo shoots throughout 2016. Treat utilized a variety of images and produced a photo book, calendars, prints and more. The book contains photographs combining nature with high fashion and the process, and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit a variety of nature conservation…

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June 15: Climate Talk with Idaho Conservation League

June 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

5:30-6:30 p.m. Idaho Conservation League (710 N. Sixth Street, Boise). Join Idaho Conservation League after work for a fascinating discussion with Pei-Lin Yu, assistant professor of archeology at Boise State University. Yu measures ways that culture promotes well-being, health and the economy in today’s world, specializing in the role of cultural heritage while battling conflict, displacement and climate change. This event is free and open to the public.

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June 15: “The Mask You Live In” Film Screening

June 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
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6-8:30 p.m. ​Boise State's Gender Equity Center, in partnership with the Office of the Dean of Students and the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, will host a viewing of the documentary "The Mask You Live In."  The film depicts how "boys and young men struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity." The viewing will be held from 6-8:30 p.m., on Thursday, June 15 in the Farnsworth Room within the Student Union Building. This event is…

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July 2017

July 8-9: Summer DanceFest Choreography Festival

July 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - July 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
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Saturday, July 8 at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 9 at 2 p.m. Danny Peterson Theatre in the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. The Summer DanceFest 2017 Choreography Festival features 25 dancers performing all new work choreographed by the outstanding DanceFest faculty. The program includes classical ballet, jazz, hip hop and contemporary. This event is free and open to the public (donations accepted). Choreography by: Phyllis Affrunti  Mia DeWeese, Marla Hansen, Yurek Hansen, Jason Hartley, Chris Jarosz, Sayoko Knode, Sam Mughrabi,…

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November 2017

Tunnel of Oppression

November 10, 2017

The Tunnel of Oppression Returns Nov. 10-11 The Tunnel of Oppression returns to campus on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11, in the Student Union Simplot Ballroom. Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are encouraged to participate in the free event. Times vary, so there will be many opportunities to experience this unique form of performance art. Register here.

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January 2018

Jan. 6: Golden Dragon Acrobats

January 6 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Golden Dragon Acrobats

2 and 7 p.m. Morrison Center. Free tickets available at the Morrison Center Box Office. Tickets are required for admission. There is a four ticket limit per person. The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The company's reputation is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer…

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Jan. 24: Celebrating 70 Years of Fulbright

January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

5:30 p.m. Yanke Building, 220 E. Park Center Blvd. Have you ever wondered how to participate in a Fulbright scholarship, teaching experience, or research? Please join the Boise State Center for Global Education for a special event celebrating 70 years of Fulbright. Featuring talks and information on the Fulbright experience from Taiwan, Korea, Brazil, Lithuania, Slovenia, Poland, and Germany. Heavy appetizers will be served, and a cash bar will be provided. Free parking is available. Please contact Corrine Henke (chenke@boisestate.edu) or Pei-Lin Yu (pei-linyu@boisestate.edu)…

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Jan. 30-Feb. 4: Morrison Center Presents “The Book of Mormon”

January 30 @ 12:00 am - February 4 @ 12:00 am

Morrison Center. The New York Times calls it “The best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning best musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across…

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February 2018

Feb. 16: Endangered Languages – David Harrison

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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3 p.m. Student Union Building, Special Events Center (SPEC). K. David Harrison, associate provost and professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College, will be the speaker for this presentation. Half of the world's languages are endangered and may go extinct in this century. The loss of these languages will have dire consequences not only for their speakers, but also for culture, science and the environment. Around the world, speakers of endangered languages are mounting strategic efforts to save their languages. This…

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March 2018

March 12: ‘Acting for Television: An Evening with Erich Lane’ in Conversation with Heather Marion

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Student Union Lookout Room, 1700 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 United States

Erich Lane 7 p.m. Lookout Room of the Boise State Student Union Building The Boise State Arts and Humanities Institute (AHI) presents this evening with the actor, Erich Lane, in conversation with writer, actor, producer Heather Marion. Lane is a cast member of the Netflix-original series, Dear White People, and he stars as professional hand model Erik Thomas Layne on the Comedy Central branded series, Handy (episodes are available to stream at handytheseries.com). Lane graduated from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.…

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March 16: Poetry Reading with Kerri Webster

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  7 p.m. Visual Arts Gallery, Hemingway Center Kerri Webster, a poet and member of Boise State's MFA in Creative Writing program, will present a reading. The creative writing program is partnering with The Cabin, Boise's nonprofit literary center, to host the event. The reading is free and open to the public. A reception will follow at The Cabin, located at 801 S. Capitol Blvd.

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March 23: ‘Sound & Vision’ A Panel Discussion About Art, Design, and Music

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Owyhee, 1103 Main Street
Boise,

6:30-8 p.m. The Owyhee, 1109 Main St. This panel discussion, in partnership with Treefort, will explore the relationship between visual culture and music, how artists working in the genres of art, design, and music mesh the art forms, how music festivals, universities and other institutions bring visual artists and musicians together and spark interdisciplinary projects, and more. Panelists include Ardan Erguven (designer/professor from Istanbul, Turkey), Daniel R. Smith (creative director/curator from Seattle), Julia Green (illustrator from Boise), James W.A.R. Lloyd (illustrator from…

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April 2018

April 5: Symposium, Gender in Research and Creative Activity

April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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3-5:30 p.m. Albertsons Library, room 201C. This symposium highlights the research and creative activity of faculty and students. The event includes panel presentations, as well as visual and performing arts presentations, that highlight scholarly/creative work (including performance and visual art) with an analytic focus on gender (emphases on intersectionality most welcome). Each panelist will provide a 10-15 minute presentation of their work, after which there will be time for discussion. There will also be time set aside for poster/visual art…

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April 18-22: Celebrate Earth Day at Boise State

April 18 - April 22

See link for times and location details. Join the Boise State campus community in celebrating Earth Day with four days of sustainability-focused events, including: a sustainability tour of campus, a sustainability tour of downtown Boise, a graduate student showcase, weed warriors training, talks and more. These events all are free and open to the public. For specifics, visit: https://sustainability.boisestate.edu/sustain-home/events/celebrate-earth-day/

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April 19: Artist Lecture, ‘Liminal Geographies: Reshaped Spaces of Our Collective Past’

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artwork by Migel Delgado

7 p.m. Student Union Building, Berquist Lounge. Local artist Migel Delgado will present a lecture titled "Liminal Geographies: Reshaped Spaces of Our Collective Past." The lecture will coincide with an exhibition in Casita Nepantla's pop-up art gallery April 16-June 10. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

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April 20: Bhanu Kapil Poetry Reading

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
MING Studios, 420 S. 6th St.
Boise,

  7:30 p.m. MING Studios (doors open at 7 p.m.) Bhanu Kapil, the creative writing program's Distinguished Writer for the spring semester, will present a free public reading. A reception will follow the reading. Kapil is the author of five books: Ban en Banlieue, Schizophrene, humanimal , Incubation: a Space for Monsters, and The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers. She specializes in cross-genre narrative and poetics and has taught at Naropa University and in Goddard College’s low-residency MFA. She holds an MA from SUNY Brockport and…

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