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SATURDAY-SUNDAY FEB. 4-5 music BOISE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA A talented troupe of belly dancers will shake it all at VAC.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY FEB. 4-5 gut groovin’ BIG BAD-ASS BELLY DANCE WEEKEND What do Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dali have in common, beyond really awesome names and, yes, making a living interpreting dreams? These two also shared a love of a unique form of entertainment and exercise—belly dancing. And we bet they’d spin in their graves knowing they’re missing Boise’s second-annual Big Bad-Ass Belly Dance Show. After 364 days of pining, dream journaling and fantasizing, director of Starbelly School of Dance Cecilia Rinn is ready to welcome the general public and belly dance enthusiasts alike to Visual Arts Collective on Saturday, Feb. 4, for an Old-World-meets-New-World belly dance extravaganza. Live music from the Fleet Street Klezmer Band, African drumming group Enjoy, and District 19 Flamenco will accompany special guest Myra Krien from Santa Fe, N.M., for three very different pieces. The program will be a mixed belly dancing bag, encompassing the full-spectrum of this exercise/art form. If you want to try belly bending for yourself, Krien will also share her talent during weekend workshops. The Saturday and Sunday classes are for beginners looking for a few new moves in time for Valentine’s Day, or the experienced belly movers interested in flamenco fusion, tribal fusion, lyrical choreography or oriental combos. If belly dancing only brings to mind images of iridescent, jingling midriffs and Shakira, it’s time you got an education and had some fun watching these talented dancers. Workshops: Saturday, Feb. 4, and Sunday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3 p.m., $40 adv., $50 door, package deals available. Dance Is Everything, 1524 Vista Ave., 208-891-6609, Big Bad-Ass Belly Dance Show: 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show, $8 adv., $10 door. Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City, 208-424-8297,

FRIDAYSATURDAY FEB. 3-4 architecture HUMMEL HUNT AND LECTURE For the inauguration

of its new series, Modern Masters, the Idaho Historic Preservation Council will host an evening paying homage to Boise architect Charles Hummel. In 1905, the Idaho Legislature passed a bill that authorized the construction of the Idaho State Capitol. The job was given to a French architect named John Tourtel-

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lotte and his new partner, Charles Hummel. More than 100 years later, Hummel’s grandson, Charles F. Hummel, carried on the family legacy. In the literal shadow of his father and grandfather’s work—the Hoff Building, the Egyptian Theatre and the Idaho State Capitol—he made his mark on the world with his own

Treasure Valley music enthusiasts can experience the artistic style of 16th century Europe, without scouring for a wormhole or trying to craft a time machine. Boise Baroque Orchestra’s weekend performances will take audience members back in time and also highlight a very special guest soloist. An eclectic selection of instruments, ranging from strings to brass, comprises this unique orchestra. Together these musicians work to recreate a classical sound popular during one of the most artistically stimulating periods in history, one which produced legendary composers including Bach and Vivaldi. BBO was organized in 2003 and is made up of a variety of accomplished musicians, many of whom studied at prestigious schools around the world and built impressive resumes. Members alternate their time between BBO and various other organizations in the area to keep their skills—and notes—sharp. BBO also brings in special guests on a regular basis, so veteran BBO audiences will constantly have something new to experience. The orchestra’s next concert will feature the highly regarded oboists Gonzalo X. Ruiz, a professor at the Juilliard School in New York. His accomplishments include a Grammy nomination in 2010 and a feature in the Wall Street Journal for his performance at Oregon’s Bach festival. “His style is perfectly suited for playing faster, lighter music and all the sounds characteristic of the baroque oboe,” said Daniel Stern, BBO music director. When Ruiz comes to Boise, audiences can expect oboe concerti by Vivaldi and Handel, along with a new rendition of Bach’s second orchestral suite. Saturday, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m., Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third St. S., Nampa; Sunday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St., Boise. $20, $15 students and seniors, FREE for children with adult admission. More information at

buildings. He attended the tiny Boise Junior College and in the 1950s, contributed to the quickly growing university. Now Hummel sits on the board of Idaho Smart Growth, and his family’s company is rebranded today as Hummel Architects PLLC. His work includes the U.S. Courthouse, the Idaho Statesman building, churches in Oregon, and three buildings on the Boise State campus. After a special commemoration and lecture on the evening of Friday, Feb. 3, Preservation Idaho will host a Hummel Hunt, a family friendly scavenger hunt at Boise State to find the three buildings Hummel designed.

With mid-century aesthetic as your guide, identify architectural features to hunt for “Hummels” on a frosty winter afternoon. Be sure to bundle up and get ready to see the buildings that make Boise’s landscape what it is in a new way, for, in the words of great architect, “architecture is a community’s clothing; our third skin.” Commemoration: Friday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m., $20 Preservation Idaho members, $25 nonmembers, Idaho Transportation Department, 3311 W. State St.; Hummel Hunt: Saturday, Feb. 4, 1 p.m., FREE, Boise State, 1910 University Drive;

SATURDAY FEB. 4 words NORTHWORST POETRY SLAM DEATHMATCH Poets are a fierce bunch, and nowhere is the ferocious potential of poetry more on display than at a poetry slam. Forget about the lax, melodious prose that your junior high English teacher shoved down your throat. These poets are out for blood—and a shot at the National Poetry Slam title— in the NorthWORST Slam WWW. B O I S E WE E KLY. C O M

Boise Weekly Vol. 20 Issue 32  

Idaho's Only Alternative

Boise Weekly Vol. 20 Issue 32  

Idaho's Only Alternative