Plan your March with our big monthly calendar

mjenkins@idahostatesman.comFebruary 23, 2014 

Lady Antebellum performs at Taco Bell Arena March 12.

Big storms in February belie the fact that spring is just around the corner. If you’re in doubt, just add these events to your calendar: the Boise Flower & Garden Show, tree care and landscaping classes at the Boise Public Library and the annual Treefort music festival. Other anticipated March events include the Catsino fundraiser for the Simply Cats shelter in Boise, the Sheepherders Breakfast on the Basque Block, and Wild and Scenic Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre.

If you have an event you’d like listed in one of our calendars or online, please submit it at Events.IdahoStatesman.com.

MARCH 1

My First Science Fair: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, Boise Public Library, Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Science experiments and projects for children ages 3-8 and parents. Free. Register: 562-4996.

Off Center Dance’s “High Five”: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 1, Boise Contemporary Theatre, 854 Fulton St. Artistic Director Kelli Brown will be resetting her piece “skin” along with a new piece that features film and altered spaces. Also, new works by choreographers Stephanie Hope, Savannah Sanderson and Lydia Saklosky-Basquill. $15 general, $10 students and seniors, at highfiveocd.brownpapertickets.com. $18 and $13 at the door. 869-9355, offcenterdance.org.

Starlight Snowshoe Benefit: 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 1, Bogus Basin Nordic Lodge, 2600 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise. Music, food, drinks and raffle. Benefit for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. $16 general, $11 children younger than 12, $53 immediate-family ticket. 342-6808, jdrfevents.donordrive.com/event/starlight2014.

“A Sense of Art” Gala: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive. Champagne, appetizers, dinner, beer and wine, silent art auction and live auction. Benefit for Boise Art Museum. $175 BAM members, $200 nonmembers. 345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org.

Crooked Fence Brewing Two-Year Anniversary Party: 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 1, Powerhouse Event Center, 621 S. 17th St., Boise. Music by The Country Club, Reilly Coyote and Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats. Food available from Archies Place, P. Diddys Wrap Wagon and Boise Fry Co. $2 donation at the door benefits the pushdocumentary.com project.

Gala Dinner and Silent Auction: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, Eagle Hills Golf Course, 605 N. Edgewood Lane. Fundraiser for Eagle High School bands. $45 general, $40 seniors. 957-5592.

Meridian Symphony Orchestra “That’s Entertainment”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, Centennial High School, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise. $10 general, $8 students and seniors, $25 family. 891-2721, meridiansymphony.org.

The Young Dubliners: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $14. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

MARCH 2

Boise Contemporary Theater Children’s Reading Series “The Storm in the Barn”: 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 854 Fulton St. $12 general, $8 children. 331-9224, ext. 205; bctheater.org.

Opera Idaho’s “Carmen”: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $23.50-$73.25. Boise State Tickets, 426-1110.

MARCH 4

Mardi Gras Mayhem: 7 p.m. to close Tuesday, March 4, Hannah’s, 621 Main St., Boise. Cash prizes for best A.B.C. (Anything But Clothes) costume, crowning of Mardi Gras King and Queen, games, drink specials, The Rocci Johnson Band from 9 p.m. to close, free beads at the door. No cover.

MARCH 5

Local author Christi Pauline: Noon Wednesday, March 5, Boise Public Library, Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Pauline shares information about her books and writing process. Her “God Doesn’t Write With a Pen” is the true story of political refugees who fled Guinea-Bissau and eventually relocated in Boise. Free. 570-6900.

MARCH 6

Fettuccine Forum: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, The Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise. “Pop-Up Art: The Temporary Phenomenon of Transforming Place” presented by Amanda Johnson, Ph.D. Free. boise150.org.

Cooking from the Farmers Market: 6 to 8 pm. Thursday, March 6, Williams-Sonoma, Boise Towne Square mall. Discover creative ways to feature vegetables and fruits from your farmer’s market in every course of the meal. $30 per person. Register: 685-0455.

Fresco Awards: 6 p.m. Thursday, March 6, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Gala fundraiser event to honor Idahoans who have made great contributions to the arts. Includes celebrity guests, a silent auction, student performances and a special performance by Curtis Stigers, one of the award recipients. Actress Maureen O’Hara will also be in attendance to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. $30. egyptiantheatre.net.

A Cook’s Garden: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. CSA farmers Jim and Elaine Jenkins will share how they grow an abundance of produce every year at their home farm. $10 IBG members, $15 nonmembers. Register: 343-8649.

MARCH 7

Blistered Earth: 8 p.m. Friday, March 7, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Metallica tribute. $12. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

MARCH 8

Sports Card Show: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 S. Vista Ave. Sports and nonsports cards and memorabilia. Free. 338-3828.

Boise Philharmonic Western Gala (formerly The Chef and The Gourmet): 6 p.m. Saturday, March 8, Boise Centre, 850 Front St. This year’s theme “Boots and Bling” features food stations, regional wine selections and performances by Boise Philharmonic, Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, College of Idaho Sinfonia and BSU Graduate School String Quartet led by Music Director Robert Franz. Proceeds benefit the Philharmonic’s educational programs. $150 per person. boisephilharmonic.org.

Golden Eagle Audubon Society Banquet and Auction : Social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, Red Lion Hotel Downtowner, 1800 Fairview Ave., Boise. Keynote speaker is Kurt K. Burnham, D.Phil., president and CEO of the High Arctic Institute, a nonprofit conservation, research, and education organization that focuses on the study and conservation of birds in Greenland. $40 per person. goldeneagleaudubon.org.

Heart of Hope Gala: 6 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 3K Ranch Indoor Event Center, 24090 Blessinger Road, Star. ”Rubies and Wranglers” semi-formal Western gala features dinner by Goodwood Barbecue, no-host bar, live and silent auctions, casino games, music by Buckin’ Country Band. Gov. Butch Otter will be the auctioneer and Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue will be the master of ceremonies. Fundraiser for the Nampa Family Justice Center. $50 per person. 475-5700, nampafamilyjusticecenter.org.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Ten films and short documentaries that tell the story of communities around the world working to preserve and protect the environment. Fundraiser for Land Trust of the Treasure Valley. $15 advance, $18 at the door, $5 students, free for ages 14 and younger. 345-1452, lttv.org/filmfest.

Pegboard Nerds: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. EDM show. $10. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

Through the Looking Glass: A Ballet Idaho Fashion Show: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 8, The Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., Boise. Ballet Idaho Company Dancers showcase fashions from Anthropologie, Piece Unique, InRetrospect, Ruby Lou, Swank; local art by Sector 17; music by Vinyl Preservation Society; raffle; appetizers and champagne. $44 open seating, $64 reserved runway. 343-0556, balletidaho.org/fashionshow.

Cash’d Out: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $11. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

MARCH 9

Sheepherders Breakfast: Seatings at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9, The Basque Market, 608 W. Grove St., Boise. Traditional, family-style, all-you-can-eat Basque breakfast includes sheepherder bread, chorizos, Basque potatoes, egg pipparade, churros and bottomless Basque bloody marys or sangria blanco. $12.99 per person; $5 more for alcohol. 433-1208, thebasquemarket.com.

Boise Baroque Orchestra: 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St., Boise. Renaud Boucher-Browning performs Vanhal’s Concerto for Double Bass. Also, the music of Haydn and Gluck. $22 general, $17 students and seniors, at boisebaroque.org, 891-1300 or at the door.

MARCH 11

Makers: Intro to Arduino: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, Boise Public Library, Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Dave Gapen from the Reuseum will teach how to use a simple microcontroller board and basic programming to help do cool things with electronics. Free. 570-6900.

MARCH 12

Local author Donna Cook: Noon Wednesday, March 12, Boise Public Library, Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Shares information about her books and writing process. Cook’s full-length novel of magic, adventure, mystery and romance, “Gift of the Phoenix,” was recently recognized in the Top Idaho Author and Book Awards. Free. 570-6900.

Lady Antebellum: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Circle, Boise. Opening: Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves. $35, $45, $59.50 and $69.50. Boise State Tickets, 426-1766.

Michael Johnson: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. Opening: Andy Byron. $25 and $35. ticketbud.com.

The Wailers: 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

MARCH 13

“Interdisciplinary Explorations: The Idea of Nature” public lecture: 6 p.m. Thursday, March 13, with reception to follow at 7 p.m., Simplot Ballroom, Student Union Building, Boise State University. “Emily Dickinson and Science” presented by Richard Brantley, professor emeritus, University of Florida. Free. For free tickets for the reception or information about free parking, email samanthaharvey@boisestate.edu. scholarworks.boisestate.edu/ideaofnature.

Wine 201: Beyond the Classics: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, House of Wine, 107 E. 44th St., Garden City. Focusing on sensory recognition and palate building in white wines, examine the aromas, flavors and structural components found in five distinctly modern yet classic varieties. $45. 297-9463, thehowofwine.com.

The Ataris: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Authority Zero, Drag the River, Versus the World. $18. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $20 day of show.

MARCH 14

The Sixth Floor Trio: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, Boise High School, 1010 W. Washington St. Presented by Boise Community Concert Association. $25 general, $10 students. 331-5015, boisecc.org.

Steve Eaton and Friends: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, The Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. Benefit for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance’s annual Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN). $15 at brownpapertickets.com/event/566888.

EOTO: 8 p.m. Friday, March 14, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

Songwriters in the Round: 8 p.m. Friday, March 14, Cinder Wines, 107 E. 44th St., Garden City. Featuring Curtis Stigers, David Poe, Phil Roy and Bill Coffey. $40, $50 and $75. brownpapertickets.com/event/564603.

MARCH 15

Boise Philharmonic Casual Classics “Czech Romance”: 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, Cathedral of the Rockies, Boise. Alexander Schimpf, piano, with the Boise Philharmonic String Quartet. $15 general, $10 seniors and students. 344-7849, boisephilharmonic.org.

TMP Trey McIntyre Project Year 6: Spring Show: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 15, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $20, $35, $45 and $65. Boise State Tickets, 426-1110.

Children’s Home Society Culinary World Tour Gala: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 15, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Authentic tastes and sounds of Spain and the Basque Country, entertainment and live auction. $125 per person. 343-7813, Ext. 1232; childrenshomesociety.com.

Protest the Hero: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Battlecross, Safety Fire, Intervals, Night Verses. $16. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624. $18 day of show.

Jason Wanner Quartet with Sherri Colby: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. $17-$40. sunvalleyjazz.com/riverside-boise-music-series.

MARCH 16

“Spay”ghetti No Balls Fundraiser: 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 16, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. In addition to the spaghetti feed (with or without meatballs), the event features live and silent auctions, music by Blaze ‘n’ Kelly and hosted by Alana and Randy from WOW 104.3 FM. Benefit for SNIP. $40 per person at snipidaho.org or H3 Pet Foods, 1801 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian.

MARCH 17

Boise Contemporary Theater’s 5 X 5 Reading Series “Double Blind”: 7 p.m. Monday, March 17, 854 Fulton St. $12 general, $10 ages younger than 30. 331-9224, bctheater.org.

MARCH 19

Local author Tim Woodward: Noon Wednesday, March 19, Boise Public Library, Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Woodward shares information about his books and writing process. In his 40-year career as an Idaho Statesman columnist and reporter, Woodward has written about Idaho people, their stories and the beauty of the state. He is also the writer and narrator of “Idaho, the Movie.” Free. 570-6900.

MARCH 20

French-inspired Weekend Dinner: 6 to 8 pm. Thursday, March 20, Williams-Sonoma, Boise Towne Square mall. From the cookbook “The Weekend Cook.” $30 per person. Register: 685-0455.

Silent Movie Event: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Douglas Fairbanks in “Robin Hood” with Sean Rodgers at the Morton Organ. Benefits the Kiwanis International Eliminate Project. $12 general, $10 students and seniors, $5 ages 12 and younger, at the door or call 375-2794.

MARCH 21

Catsino: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 21, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. Casino style gaming, auction, raffle, food and more. Emceed by Randy and Alana from WOW 104.3. Fundraiser for Simply Cats Adoption Center. $30 per person. Registration required. 343-7177, simplycats.org.

Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid Live!: 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $15.50, $22.50 and $29.50. Boise State Tickets, 426-1110.

MARCH 22

George Noory: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 22, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Late-night AM radio talk show host talks about paranormal phenomena, conspiracy theories, time travel, alien abductions and all things curious and unexplained. With special guests physicist and ufologist Stanton Friedman, paranormal expert Joshua P. Warren and bestselling author of the book “Crossfire” Jim Marrs. $60 and $100. egyptiantheatre.net.

MARCH 23

Taking Back Sunday/The Used: 7 p.m. Sunday, March 23, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Tonight Alive, Sleepwave. $32.50. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

MARCH 25

Lewis and Clark Discussion Series: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, Boise Public Library, Main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Discussing “Lewis and Clark Among the Indians” by James Ronda. BYU professor of history Jay Buckley will join in via webcam. Free. 384-4076.

MARCH 26

Local author Peter Leavell: Noon Wednesday, March 26, Boise Public Library, Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Leavell shares information about his books and writing process. Leavell wrote the award-winning novel, “Gideon’s Call,” and is working on a second book of historical fiction. Free. 570-6900.

MARCH 27

Big Head Todd and the Monsters: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Playing two full separate sets with special guests Hazel Miller and Ronnie Baker Brooks. $25, $30 and $55. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

Supersuckers: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 27, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $12. TicketWeb, (866) 468-7624.

MARCH 28

Comedian Jeff Dunham: 8 p.m. Friday, March 28, Ford Arena, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $45.50. ICTickets, 442-3232.

Joe Bonamassa: 8 p.m. Friday, March 28, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $69, $79, $89 and $99. Boise State Tickets, 426-1110.

MARCH 29

“Luck O’ the Irish” Casino Night: 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 29, Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity, 828 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian. Benefit for the Colin Steppe Fund. $15, includes play money, door prize ticket and an Albertsons Boise Open ticket. 407-0988, meridianoptimist.org.

Happy, Happy, Happy: An Evening with A&E’s Duck Dynasty: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29, Ford Arena, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Phil, Miss Kay, Alan and Lisa Robertson speak on their family values and America’s heritage. $27, $37 and $47. ICTickets, 442-3232.

Dada Life: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 29, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $$20 for first 100 tickets sold, then $25 general, $45 VIP and $50 general with meet-and-greet. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.

MARCH'S HIGHLIGHTS AND ONGOING EVENTS

ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Food Truck Rally Goes To The Dogs: 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15, Lloyd Square, 1300 Front St., Nampa. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with food, music and green beer. All proceeds support the continued development of the Nampa Dog Park. Free. 468-5858, nampaparksandrecreation.org.

READ ME TREASURE VALLEY

Communitywide celebration of literature continues through mid-March. Book discussions, film screenings and a variety of programs and activities related to this year’s title, “The Orchid Thief” by Susan Orlean. Offered by Ada Community Library, Boise Public Library, The Cabin, the Idaho Statesman and Boise State University. ­readmetv.com.

- Wonderful and Weird Orchid Species, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Janet Crist, of the Treasure Valley Orchid Society, offers an introduction to some species and tips on how to grow them at home. $10 IBG member, $15 nonmembers.

- Happy Hour Book Club, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Drink wine and talk books.

- Let’s Talk About It, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, Ada Community Library, 10664 W. Victory Road, Boise. Explore “The Unexpected Universe” by Loren Eiseley, “the modern Thoreau.”

- Boise Bizarre, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, Boise Public Library, Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. Learn some odd facts about our hometown as BSU professor and author Todd Shallat presents an eclectic mix of Boise-related lore.

- Treasure Valley Orchid Society Show and Sale, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 8; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 9, Hilton Garden Inn, 7699 W. Spectrum, Boise. $3.

- “Adaptation” screening with Michael Hoffman, 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, Special Events Center, Boise State University. Charlie Kaufman’s tragicomic tribulations while adapting “The Orchid Thief” are sublimely presented in director Spike Jonze’s film starring Nicholas Cage and Meryl Streep. $2 donation.

- Readings & Conversations with Susan Orlean, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. New Yorker staff writer and author of “The Orchid Thief” and “Rin Tin Tin.” $28-$38; $15 students. ­egyptiantheatre.net.

- Ides of March book club meeting and talk, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, The Cabin, 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Literary entertainment and refreshments provided.

FESTIVALS/FAIRS

Sawtooth Ski Festival: Saturday-Sunday, March 1-2, Stanley area. Events include a ski and snowshoe poker run, a soup kitchen social, and a dinner and silent auction. (208) 774-3487, ­sawtoothskiclub.com. Owyhee Gem and Mineral Society’s Gem and Mineral Show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 1, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 2, O’Connor Field House, 2207 Blaine St., Caldwell. $3 admission, free for children 11 and younger.

Spring Great Outdoor Days: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sunday, March 1-2 and 15-16, Cabela’s, 8109 W. Franklin Road, Boise. Features the opportunity to meet with more than 20 conservation partners and vendors, Kids’ Fishing Pond, Cabela’s BB Gun Range, food trucks, music, educational workshops, in-store product demonstrations and more. Free. 672-7900, cabelas.com/boise.

Idaho Sportsman Show: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 1, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. Gear, boats, ATVs, seminars, cooking demos, children’s activities, more. $5 general, $4 seniors, free for children 12 and younger. ­idahosportsmanshow.com.

Boise Roadster Show: 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 6; 3 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 7; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 8; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 9, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $3-$10. 938-8986, firebirdonline.com.

Vintage Motorcycle and Bicycle Rally and Show: Saturday-Sunday, March 22-23, Caldwell. 377-4981, ­idahovintagemotorcycleclub.org.

- Saturday, March 22: Informal gathering, 1:30 p.m., Caldwell City Park, South Kimball Avenue. Free 32-mile ride, 3 p.m. from Caldwell to the Snake River, Lake Lowell and return. Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Jade Garden Restaurant.

- Sunday, March 23: Show and swap, noon to 4 p.m., O’Connor Field House, 2207 Blaine St. $5 admission, free for children 11 and younger with paid adult. films

Family of Woman Film Festival: Friday-Sunday, March 7-9, Sun Valley Opera House, One Sun Valley Road. Five international feature-length documentaries and dramas exploring the status of women. Benefit for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). $15 each or $60 for all five films. ­familyofwomanfilmfestival.org.

- Free public speakers, 6 p.m. March 4, 6 and 10 at The Community Library.

Sun Valley Film Festival: Thursday-Sunday, March 13-16, various venues, Sun Valley. More than 50 curated films followed by filmmakers Q&A sessions. $500 VIP pass, $250 festival pass, $100 film pass. Individual film tickets will be available. ­sunvalleyfilmfestival.org.

FOOD AND WINE

Wine tasting: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, Boise Co-op Wine Shop, 888 W. Fort St. Presented by Terra Nativa Vineyards. Hosted by Winery Seekers Wine Tours. Free.

HOME AND GARDEN

Tree care classes: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Boise Public Library, main branch, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Free. To register, email forestryinfo@cityofboise.org or call 608-7700.

- March 5: Tree structure and biology with Gary Moen, arborist and professor emeritus at Boise State University.

- March 12: Tree maintenance and pruning with Dennis Matlock, Boise City arborist.

- March 19: Tree selection and planting with Ryan Rodgers, Boise City arborist.

- March 26: Managing pests and other tree problems with Debbie Cook, Boise City arborist.

Water Wise Landscaping: 6 p.m. Thursdays, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Free. To register, email ­landscape@unitedwater.com or call 362-7336.

- March 6: Soil and roots with Susan Bell, University of Idaho Extension Educator and horticulturist.

- March 13: Catherine Chertudi, city of Boise, discuss maintaining a successful low-water landscape.

- March 20: Susan Bell, University of Idaho Extension educator and horticulturist, will discuss designing a xeriscape.

- March 29: Meet at 1 p.m. at the Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, for a special tour emphasizing low-water plants and practices.

Boise Spring Home Show: Thursday-Sunday, March 13-16, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $5 admission, free for children 12 and younger. ­boisespringhomeshow.com.

Boise Flower & Garden Show: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 21; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 22; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 23, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Shop for the latest in landscape design, garden art and decor, yard furniture, plants, decks, greenhouse, etc. Also, display gardens, gardening seminars, orchid and bonsai displays, a silent auction of container gardens and more. $8 general, $3 children 12-17, free for ages 11 and younger. ­gardenshowboise.com.

MUSIC

Treefort Music Fest: Thursday-Sunday, March 20-23, Downtown Boise. $119 for four-day pass. treefortmusicfest.com/tickets.

Eilen Jewell: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 28-29, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. $23 general, $27 preferred. ­ticketbud.com.

PERFORMING ARTS

The Met Opera: Live in HD: Edwards 22 Cinemas, 7701 Overland Road, Boise, and Edwards 9, 760 Broad St., Boise. $24 general, $22 seniors, $18 children. ­fandango.com.

- “Prince Igor,” 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1, and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5.

- “Werther,” 10:55 a.m. Saturday, March 15, and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19.

Ballet Idaho’s New Voices: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, March 13-14, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 16, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Annex, 501 S. 8th St., Boise. Experience the creativity of the company dancers as they express themselves as choreographers. $15 and $20. 343-0556, balletidaho.org.

Boise Philharmonic: Guest artist Stefan Jackiw plays the Brahms’ Violin Concerto; Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade.” 344-7849, ­boisephilharmonic.org.

- Nampa concert, 8 p.m. Friday, March 21, Swayne Auditorium, Northwest Nazarene University’s Brandt Center, 707 Fern St. $19.99-$39.99.

- Boise concert, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 22, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane. $19.99-$69.99.

THEATER

Boise Little Theater’s “Bus Stop”: 8 p.m. March 1, 7-8, 14-15; 7:30 p.m. March 6 and 13; 2 p.m. matinees March 9 and 15, 100 E. Fort St. $14 general, $11 students and seniors. 342-5104, ­boiselittletheater.org. Stage Coach Theatre’s “Rent”: 8 p.m. March 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22; 7:30 p.m. March 6, 13 and 20; 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $20; discounts for students, seniors and military on Thursdays. 342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.

“Hello, Dolly!”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, March 4-6, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. Starring Sally Struthers of “All in the Family.” $37.50, $47.50, $52.50 and $57.50. Boise State Tickets, 426-1110.

Boise State University Theatre Arts’ “The Light In The Piazza”: 7:30 p.m. March 5-8, 12-15; 2 p.m. matinees March 8 and 16, Danny Petersen Theatre, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $20 general, $17 seniors, non-BSU students, alumni, military. Boise State Tickets, 426-1110.

SPECTATOR SPORTS

Idaho Stampede basketball: CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $8-$21. 331-8497, centurylinkarenaboise.com.

- vs. Santa Cruz Warriors, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 1, and Wednesday, March 12.

- vs. Reno Bighorns, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 14-15.

- vs. Bakersfield Jam, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26.

- vs. Reno Bighorns, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 28-29. Boise State Broncos basketball vs. Nevada: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $20 general, $18 seniors, $14 juniors. Boise State Tickets, 426-1766. Idaho Steelheads hockey: CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $10-$50. 331-8497, idahosteelheads.com.

- vs. Las Vegas Wranglers, 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, and Friday-Saturday, March 7-8.

- vs. Colorado Eagles, 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, March 19. Monster Jam: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, Ford Arena, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $22-$45 general, $10-$45 children. Pit Pass 11 a.m. March 15: $10 general, $5 children. ICTickets, 442-3232.

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