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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Photos: Boise Fry Co. and Guru Donuts Hold Friends and Family Night at New Downtown Location

Posted By on Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 10:54 AM

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Outside, the fog was dense but inside the new shared location of Boise Fry Co. and Guru Donuts, the air was thick with the smell of french fries and the sound of James Orr performing.

With its high ceilings, exposed brick and shiny metal surfaces, what was once home to Le Cafe de Paris (204 N. Capitol Blvd.) has been transformed from a Parisian-style eatery to a moody, strategically lit hangout. Paper bags filled with coffee lined one wall near Guru's side, while taps of house-brewed sodas with unusual flavors like apple pie lined another on BFC's.

Stay tuned for more information about an official opening.

The Guru - HARRISON BERRY
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  • The Guru
A Boise Fry Co. cook gives a thumbs-up - HARRISON BERRY
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  • A Boise Fry Co. cook gives a thumbs-up


Bags of backlit coffee line one wall. - HARRISON BERRY
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  • Bags of backlit coffee line one wall.
James Orr dishes with a Guru employee - HARRISON BERRY
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  • James Orr dishes with a Guru employee




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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Need Something To Do Sunday?

Posted By on Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 7:30 AM


Sometimes life isn't funny. There are cars to repair, teeth that need fixing and illnesses to deal with. On some days it's hard to laugh on your own, which is why there are comedy shows. 

Head down to The Crux for a night of live laughter. An open mic hosted by EmmanualVera IV will immediately follow the event. 

7 p.m. $5. The Crux, 1022 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3213, facebook.com/thecruxcoffeeshop.
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Friday, August 22, 2014

Need Something To Do Friday?

Posted By on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 3:02 PM


Do you like movies and music? Of course you do. They go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Unless you're allergic to one/both of those, then it's like something else. 

At any rate, Rediscovered Books is hosting a unique film and music audio-visual experience. To get ready for the upcoming Idaho Horror Film Festival, they're showing three silent films while local musicians provide a real-time score. Also, there will be snacks. And, it's free, so there's that. 

6 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229, rdbooks.org.
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Need Something To Do Monday?

Posted By on Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 4:31 PM


Saint Lawrence Gridiron is the home of tasty grub and occasionally free outdoor movies. This time, they're showing Dead Poets Society, a tribute no doubt to the recently deceased actor/comedy legend Robin Williams. 

Gather your friends and head over late in the evening as the movie will begin around 9:30 p.m. There is no fee for the screening, but if you have any common decency you'll probably order something off the menu since you're taking up their patio space. 

FREE. 9:30 p.m. Saint Lawrence Gridiron, 705 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-830-7030, saintlawrencegridiron.com.


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Friday, August 15, 2014

Need Something To Do Friday?

Posted By on Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 4:08 PM


Jazz is more than something your grandmother used to listen to. It is a rich experience that was once popular music's most arresting and popular genre. Also, people wore fancy clothes and partied a lot as they listened. 

You can relive that glory at Boise City Swing, a throwback jazz festival featuring live music and dancing. Check out the website for a detailed schedule and pricing information. 

Mardi Gras Ballroom, 615 S. Ninth St., Boise, 208-342-5553.
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Need Something To Do Monday?

Posted By on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 3:56 PM


Everyone loves to hear a good story. Whether it's funny, romantic, scary or swashbuckling, a good story can motivate us to work harder, help us appreciate the good things in life and give us added perspective. 

Boise Weekly's own John Rember will be at the Modern Hotel and Bar tonight along with Laura Roghaar as part of the Campfire Stories series. Campfires typically don't have a full bar available, but this one is a little different. 

FREE. 8 p.m. Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244, themodernhotel.com.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Need Something To Do Thursday?

Posted By on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 4:21 PM


The Coen Brothers ubiquitous film The Big Lebowski has a rabid and loyal fan base. There is an actual Lebowski Fest dedicated to fans of the movie and its character's philosophies. Of course, this probably isn't news to you, as even non-fans likely have heard about, if not seen, the revelry. 

If you're a first-timer or just love it and want to watch again, Boise Classic Movies is showing it tonight at the Egyptian Theatre. Abide, dude. 

7 p.m. $11. Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-0454, boiseclassicmovies.com.
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Need Something To Do Thursday?

Posted By on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 2:15 PM


"What do you like to read?" Ah yes, the classic question and conversation starter. We've all been there—some good-looking person asks and you can tell by the look on their face when you hesitate to come up with something that they're disappointed. So maybe you should start reading. But, you don't have a lot of spare time. Start with short stories—really short stories. Even tiny stories. 

Jason Sinclair Long, author of Tiny Giants: 101 Stories Under 101 Words, will read from said book and sign copies as well. If an autographed copy of the latest work of literature you've finished doesn't impress your newfound party acquaintance, nothing will. 

6 p.m. FREE. Rediscovered Books, 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229, rdbooks.org.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Need Something To Do Wednesday?

Posted By on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 1:58 PM


You've read Boise Weekly columnist Bill Cope's work in print and you've walked into his blog cave online. Now you can get up close and personal with the man, the myth and/or the legend.

You'll have the chance to meet him as well as pick up a signed copy of his latest novel, Artists Save The Galaxy!, at Boise Brewing Co. this afternoon. Boise Fry Co. will serve up grub and you should be able to find a cold one to your liking. 

4:30 p.m. FREE. Boise Brewing, 521 W. Broad St., Boise, 208-342-7655, boisebrewing.com.
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Need Something To Do Monday?

Posted By on Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 2:28 PM


Campfire stories take us back to one of the earliest forms of communication; oral histories passed on by generations have shaped society a great deal. Now you can enjoy such stories with a drink of your choice in a cozy setting, free from large, sabre-toothed predators.

The Modern Hotel and Bar invites you to come down and listen to stories from local and national authors as you sit by the fire and enjoy a beverage. Rediscovered Books will have items for sale if you feel like picking up new material. 

8 p.m. FREE. The Modern Hotel and Bar, 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244, themodernhotel.com.
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