Performing arts take center stage this weekend with a local Broadway performance, a comedy show in Victor and a Western concert in Blackfoot.
RENT, a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, begins at 8 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium, 501 S. Holmes Ave. RENT portrays a year in the life of seven artists determined to successfully achieve their dream without compromising their integrity and authenticity. Starting at 6 p.m. on the day of the show, $20 tickets are available at the Civic Auditorium. These tickets are limited to two per person. Tickets may also be purchased online at idahofallsarts.org, ranging from $52-$67. Purchasers may also call 208-522-0471 or visit the box office, 498 A St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
From 10 a.m. to noon, the Idaho Falls Community Garden Association hosts the start of its eight-week 2018 Organic Gardening series in room 211 of the Center for Higher Education Building at University Place, 1784 Science Center Drive. This week’s topic is Building Healthy Soil with soil scientist Dr. Elaine Ingham. Admission is free. Call 208-524-0383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Wes Deist Aquatic Center, 149 Seventh St., holds a public swim from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 for children up to 3, $3 for children 4-12 and seniors over 62, and $4 for ages 13-61. Call 208-612-8111 or visit idahofallsidaho.gov/534/Parks-Recreation.
The Laff Staff, a Jackson, Wyo., improv comedy group, performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Wildwood Room, 7705 Lupine Lane in Victor. Dinner precedes the event at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 per person. Visit tinyurl.com/yb5sqsv6.
Country and folk concert
The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center, 870 S. Fisher St., hosts a country and folk concert with Vince Crofts, Mindi Reid Palmer and Shelby Murdock. The trio performs at 7:30 p.m. This concert is limited to 200 attendees in an intimate setting, and tickets are $12. Tickets can be purchased at blackfootpac.com, by calling 208-317-5508 or at Music and Families, 570 W. Judicial St., in Blackfoot.