Nov. 5MOSCOW — “Rising Momentum,” the University of Idaho Dance Program annual fall concert, will open Nov. 5 at the Hartung Theater on campus here.
The show will begin at 7:30 tonight through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Sunday matinee will be followed by a question-and-answer period with the choreographers and dancers.
The concert will feature 18 UI dance students performing works by faculty members Belle Baggs, Anna Keller, Melanie Meenan, Rachel Winchester and guest artist Nhan Ho.
The spotlight performance, “Residue,” is by Ho, an acclaimed choreographer from Sacramento, Calif., according to a news release.
Cost is $10 regular price and $8 for UI students, seniors and youth. Advance tickets are available at UI Ticket Office at the east end of the Kibbie Dome, (208) 885-7212, www.uidaho.edu/ticketoffice or
CLARKSTON — The Valley Art Center here will feature the annual Snake River Showcase art exhibit that opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 6.
The theme of this year’s exhibit is “Celebrating 30,” marking the 30 years the center has been sponsoring the event. Nearly 60 pieces of art by more than 20 artists will be featured in the show.
The exhibit continues through Nov. 30 at the center, 842 Sixth St.
MOSCOW — The Latah County Historical Society’s annual Harvest Dinner will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at Moscow High School here.
The menu includes ham and turkey, along with a variety of side dishes and desserts. Live music, a silent auction and a museum gift shop by the society will also be featured.
Tickets are $18 for historical society members, $20 for nonmembers, $10 for children ages 7 to 12 and free for ages 6 and younger.
Tickets may be purchased in advance (cash or checks only) at the Centennial Annex, 327 E. Second St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, or at the door.
MOSCOW — The a cappella group Heinavanker will give a performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the University of Idaho Administration Building auditorium here.
The concert is part of the UI’s Auditorium Chamber Music Series.
Heinavanker formed in 1996 and members sing ancient Estonian runic songs, music from the late Middle Ages and contemporary Estonian works influenced by the earlier traditions, according to a news release.
Heinavanker is known for its adventuresome vocal techniques, including throat singing and “humwhistling.” Under the direction of composer Margo Kolar, Heinavanker has performed throughout Europe and North America.
Tickets are $10, $19 and $22, and are available in advance at BookPeople of Moscow or online at www.auditoriumseries.org.
That day, the group will give a presentation at the UI’s Haddock Performance Hall at 12:30 p.m. The musicians will perform and discuss some of their music and work with local choral musicians including the UI Vandaleers.
PULLMAN — Craig McGowan will give a Science Pub talk about his research on paralympic athletes and grizzly bears beginning at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at Paradise Creek Brewery here, 245 S.E. Paradise St.
The talk is titled “The Biomechanics of Locomotion: Bouncing, Blades and Bears.”
McGowan is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Idaho in Moscow. His research group, the Comparative Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory, studies how animals (including humans) move through their environments, according to a news release.
The event is arranged by the Palouse Discovery Science Center in Pullman and all donations go to support the center.