March 24-26MOSCOW — “Commotion ’N Motion,” the 25th anniversary show of DancersDrummersDreamers at the University of Idaho here, will open at 7:30 March 24.
The show also will be staged at 7:30 p.m. March 25-26 with a matinee at 2 p.m. March 26 in the Hartung Theater on the UI campus.
Dan Bukvich and Diane Walker, UI professors, co-founded the annual high-energy production in 1991 and continue to co-direct, according to a news release. Their vision was to have “students collaborate to create a seamless show that blended movement and music.”
This year’s performance features the work of more than 80 students in 18 pieces featuring ballet, tap, hip hop, contemporary and musical theater music and dance.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from the UI Ticket Office in the Kibbie Dome, or by calling (208) 885-7212. Cost is $12 for regular price, $10 for seniors and $8 for UI students and youth.
LEWISTON — Art works by students and children will be the focus of four exhibits opening March 24 at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History here.
The exhibits are the LCSC Student Exhibition, the Regional Junior/Senior High Student Art Exhibition, the Stephen Lyman Memorial Children’s Art Exhibit and the Grizzlies’ Art Program. All four exhibits open at 4 p.m. and will continue through April 30.
The LCSC Student Exhibition features the work of students working under the direction of professor Ray Esparsen, with artwork created during classes in fine arts, and students of Brian Kolstad, associate professor in graphic communications.
The Regional Junior and Senior High School Student Art Exhibition includes digital photography, printmaking, oils, charcoal, pastels, watercolor and mixed media from students in junior and senior high schools throughout the region.
The Stephen Lyman Memorial Children’s Art Exhibit is one of the Dogwood Festival’s oldest events, held in honor of the late Stephen Lyman, a Lewiston artist who died in 1996. This exhibit, a collection of artwork produced by elementary students in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and surrounding areas, focuses on dogwood trees and the outdoors.
The Grizzlies’ Art Program Exhibit is a compilation of paintings of goldfinches done by students of Grantham Elementary in Clarkston, during the after-school program led by artist Dana Aldis.
The center is at 415 Main St. and gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free and donations are accepted.
PULLMAN — “Cosmic Fireworks” is the name of the next show March 25-26 at the Washington State University Planetarium here.
Show time is 7 p.m. both nights.
The planetarium is in Room 231 of Sloan Hall on the WSU campus. The show features information about meteors, comets, quasars and supernovae.
Cost is $5 regular price with those age 6 and younger admitted free.
Admission at the door may be paid in cash or check only, and advance tickets are available at the Beasley Coliseum box office, through TicketsWest.com or by calling (800) 325-SEAT.
PULLMAN — “Microbe Madness” is the theme of the next Family Science March 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Palouse Discovery Science Center here.
Center staff and the Washington State University Molecular Biosciences Club will teach about microbes with attendees learning about scientific tools and extracting their own DNA, according to the center’s website.
Cost is $7.50 regular price, $6.50 for seniors and $5 for children. The center is at 950 N.E. Nelson Court.
MOSCOW — The Gipsy Moon will play beginning at 9:30 p.m. March 30 at John’s Alley here.
The band’s four members live in Nederland, Colo., and are Silas Herman (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Mackenzie Page (guitar, tenor banjo, vocals), Matt Cantor (bass, vocals) and Andrew Conley (cello).
“With soothing harmonies, soul-stirring poetry, and instrumentals that make the hips sway, Gipsy Moon is constantly reinventing their version of indie-folk to include Celtic melodies, Latin rhythms, jazzy vocals, bluegrass drive, and a gypsy swing … ” according to their website’s bio at gipsymoonband.com. The band members write all original material “about nature, sunsets, mountain rain and love.” They are in the process of releasing an album.
The venue is at 114 E. Sixth St.