March 26-28MOSCOW — The 24th year of DancersDrummersDreamers at the University of Idaho here will open at 7:30 tonight with this year’s production titled “Calculated Chaos!”
The program also will be staged in the UI’s Hartung Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday.
More than 80 UI choreographers, composers, dancers and musicians work together from the beginning of the semester to create original works in dance and music for the show. The 42-member DDD Ensemble uses “found objects” to create entertaining percussion pieces.
The second half of the show will feature “Granma’s Club,” jazz choreography by guest artist, Christy McNeil. The music, “Stompin at the Savoy” and “In The Mood,” will be played on stage with the dancers. Mike Locke, guest lighting designer from the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee, will light each piece.
Ticket prices range from $9 to $12 and may be purchased at the UI Ticket Office, online at www.uidaho.edu/ticketoffice or by calling (208) 885-7212. The theater is at 875 Perimeter Drive.
MOSCOW — Sapaatka’yn Cinema, the 13th annual American Indian film festival, will open tonight at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre here. The festival is put on by the University of Idaho American Indian Studies Program and features a mix of documentaries, animated shorts and feature films with programming designed for children, students and adults, according to a news release.
The documentary films include a look at the Columbia Plateau peoples’ beadwork; pioneering Indian education and rights activist LaDonna Harris; and the art and significance of tattoos for indigenous peoples.
Animated shorts include “animal-people” stories and a selection of important issues in Indian country. Saturday afternoon’s lineup includes a short video on the effects of historical trauma on tribal communities by the Stylehorse Collective, filmed on the Coeur d’Alene Reservation.
The feature comedy/drama film “Boy” comes from Maori/New Zealand and was an official selection at the 2010 Sundance film festival. The newest film of the festival is the 2014 award winning, gritty, revenge fantasy “Rhymes for Young Ghouls.”
All of the films are free. The schedule includes:
6:30 p.m. — ceremonial opening with UI Vandal Nation drum and singers
7 p.m. — “Spirit in Glass: Plateau Native Beadwork ”
7:30 p.m. — “LaDonna Harris: Indian 101”
1 p.m. — “The Orphan and the Polar Bear”
1:10 p.m. — “Raven Tales”
2:40 p.m. — “We Shall Remain”
2:50 p.m. — “Injunuity”
3:25 p.m. — “Skin Stories”
4:40 p.m. — “Boy”
7:30 p.m. — “Rhymes for Young Ghouls” (contains adult content)
The center is at 501 S. Main St., Moscow.
March 27-29 and April 3-5
CLARKSTON — “A Night of Divas,” featuring Broadway musicals performed in concert style, will be Friday through Sunday at Abuzz Theatre Company here. The performance also will be staged April 3 through 5, and is a fundraiser for the theater company at 909 Sixth St.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for a 7:45 p.m. show on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 5 p.m for a 5:45 p.m. show on Sundays.
Food and beverages are included with purchase of a ticket. Cost is $30 each or $50 per couple. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at the theater.
The concert will feature music performed by Amy Baker, Connie Evans, Jessica Martin, Jennifer Opdahl, Kelly Riddle and Alaina Trickey.
PULLMAN — A jazz night concert featuring three bands will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday in Gladish Community and Cultural Center’s Domey auditorium here.
The Pullman High School Jazz Band, Spokane Falls Community College Faculty Jazz Band and Washington State University Big Band will perform at the center, 115 N.W. State St. Cost is $5 for adults and students are free.
LEWISTON — A program detailing the removal of Idaho’s territorial seal from Lewiston will be given at 7 p.m. Monday in Room 115 of Sacajawea Hall at Lewis-Clark State College here.
Steven Branting of Lewiston will present “A Smash and Dash on Third Street.” Branting is an author, historian and retired schoolteacher. Word first reached Lewiston on March 30, 1865, that the territorial secretary was coming to take custody of the seal, according to a news release. Branting will recount the events of that spring and summer.
Branting has published three volumes of Lewiston history.