8 DAYS OUT Art HISPANIC CULTURAL CELEBRATION—This art show opening and celebration of the Hispanic culture features artwork by Alma R. Gomez, live music from Mariachi Tleyotltzin, the Hispanic Folkloric Dancers of Norma Pintar, refreshments and more. Call 208-489-0531 for more info. 4-6:30 p.m. FREE. Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Idaho St., Meridian.
Talks & Lectures CARL WILKENS LECTURE—Human rights activist Carl Wilkens will speak on Who is My Brother and Who is the Other: Stories of Resistance from the Rwandan Genocide, followed by a Q&A session. 7 p.m. FREE. Boise State Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, sub.boisestate.edu. IDAHO RIVERS UNITED—Steve Malloch from the National Wildlife Federation will talk about how a new dam on the Boise River would impact the surrounding environment. For more info, visit idahorivers.org or call 208-343-7481. 6 p.m. FREE. Garden City Library, 6015 Glenwood St., Garden City, 208-472-2940, gardencity.lili.org.
Odds & Ends ANARCHIST KARAOKE—10 p.m. FREE. Liquid, 405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110, Boise, 208-287-5379, liquidboise.com. BEER PONG TOURNEY—Eight tables set up for play, $4 pitchers and a $300 cash prize. 10 p.m. FREE. Fatty’s, 800 W. Idaho St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-514-2531, drinkfattys.com. COMEDY NIGHT—Test out your routine during open mic night. 8:30 p.m. FREE. Quarter Barrel, 4902 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-322-3430.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 27 On Stage THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN—See Wednesday. 8 p.m. $14-$21. Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., Boise, 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.
Literature BOISE NOVEL ORCHARD—Writers meet to edit, critique and encourage the continuation of their work. 6:30 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Bookshop, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229, rdbooks.org. W.S. MERWIN—Two-time Pulitzer-prize winning poet will read from his collections of poetry. Call 208-331-8000 for more info. 7:30 p.m. $12-$35. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-3450454, egyptiantheatre.net.
Green UNPLUGGED WEEK TOUR—Take advantage of extended hours at the center by enjoying a tour, a ﬁsh encounter, a stroll through the Native Plant garden and meet some special critters in honor of Unplugged Week. 5-8 p.m. FREE, donations accepted. MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise, 208-334-2225, ﬁshandgame.idaho.gov.
Odds & Ends I THINK THEREFORE IAMBIC—Reception for visiting Pulitzer Prize-winning poet W.S. Merwin. Meet the poet and enjoy an evening of snacks and a no-host bar. 6-7 p.m. $25. Beside Bardenay, 612 Grove St., Boise, 208-426-0538, bardenay.com. VINYL PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF IDAHO—Buy, sell, trade and listen to vinyl records with other analog musical enthusiasts. Guest speakers and DJs. A prize will be awarded for the shortest song during this month’s meeting. 7-10 p.m. FREE. Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244. vpsidaho. org.
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Published on Apr 19, 2011