Whether it’s chilling to reggae music, or being chilled by ice sculptures, here are a couple of things to keep your weekend busy:
Idaho native Cecilia Violetta Lopez is living proof that Sesame Street works. The soprano, who said she learned English from watching the long-running PBS show, made her professional debut in Opera Idaho’s Rigoletto and went on to a position as an understudy in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of The Merry Widow. Lopez returns to Boise and Opera Idaho in Verdi’s La Traviata, the bittersweet story of Violetta, a young courtesan, and Alfredo, a young man who is pure of heart (Joshua Dennis). Deeply in love, Violetta and Alfredo run away together but Violetta’s past catches up with them, turning their blissful new life into a tragedy.
Take a stroll through the Asian Heritage, right here in Boise
This weekend, celebrate the gift of significant Chinese artworks from Thomas J. Cooney in honor of Joan Chapman Cooney with this special exhibition. Featuring the works of art donated by Mr. Cooney, along with a selection of photographs of private gardens in Suzhou, China, by David H. Engel, on loan from the China Institute in New York. Weekends through Feb. 14 at the Boise Art Museum.
You don’t need to know how to tie a fly, cast a rod or reel in a fish to enjoy this film. Saturday, Boise native Travis Swartz, aka “expert” fly fisherman Hank Patterson, will unleash his second full-length film, “Hank Patterson & The Mystery Of The CuttyRainBrown Trout,” upon Boise. He’ll be there in person, too, hosting the screening at the Linen Building. You were warned. [Tickets]
Chill to some Reggae Vibes
Dig some reggae every once in a while? Southern California band Stick Figure delivers an exceptionally chill, dreamy groove that makes cloud-scraping instrumental passages just as rewarding as more traditional, vocal-powered ones. Stick Figure heaadlines the Knitting Factory on Sunday. [Tickets]