NEON's annual fall event features a bevy of family friendly fun. Boise Weekly stopped by last year's event and took photos of the packed plant purveyor's Hill Road location, where pumpkins and faces were painted, the wares of local artisans were perused, and live music filled the air.
The Boise State University Theatre Arts Department is hosting its second annual costume sale Saturday, Oct. 20. Funds raised from the sale are put back into the department and used to purchase supplies that both educate theater students, and provide detailed costumes for the department's various productions. Last year's funds were used to purchase sewing machines and costume racks.
Attendees can, of course, expect to find an abundance of beer at the festival, with season-appropriate brews from far, far away, as well as Sierra Nevada and locals Payette Brewing Company and Crooked Fence Brewing Co.
But the fun isn't all for the legal-to-drink set. From noon-5 p.m., attendees of all ages can explore the rides of yesteryear with a car show from This-N-That Classic Car Group and peruse crafts from local artisans.
Pack a picnic dinner and channel your inner astronomer as you enjoy daytime and dusk moon viewing, a guided constellation tour and dark sky object viewing with people who know a thing or two about celestial bodies. Members of the Boise Astronomical Society will set up their telescopes and help you figure out what you're looking at.
The event is hosted by industrial recycled-art purveyor Refinerii and will employ a Venetian carnival-steam punk theme. Think feathers, masks and elaborately embellished attire mixed with goggles, top hats and industrial items. Attendees are encouraged to don costumes and prizes will be given out for best mask, top hat, overall costume and more.
This year's events include a look at the mining and moving of ore in the Wood River Valley with historian Ivan Swaner on Wednesday, Aug. 29, performances by the Blackjack Ketchum Shoot-Out Gang in front of Ketchum's historic Casino Club, a children's carnival at Giacobbi Square and pancake breakfasts.
The day of fun and learning includes the chance to cruise a selection of insect specimens and chat up entomologists, then give your little one a jumpstart on becoming one by earning a certificate of "bugology."
The event that brings about corn dogs, funnel cakes and the choicest people watching in the valley kicks off Friday, Aug. 17, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 26. Idahoans can flock to Garden City beginning at noon every day in search of tasty gut-bombs and carnival rides.
The day of barbecues, fireworks, burn kits and above-average levels of patriotism is near, and if your Fourth of July plans consist of little more than cranking up Toby Keith and buying a flag or flag-design six pack of Budweiser, check out these happenings around the Treasure Valley.
Assuming that Mother Nature cooperates, BAS representatives will set up specially filtered telescopes in the large field on the side of the CWI campus building at 4 p.m. so attendees can watch the transit of Venus across the sun without worrying about burned retinas.
Get ready to see all sorts of dragons, Chinese symbols, nautical-themed designs and inked pledges to ex-lovers—the inaugural 208 Tat2Fest is going down in Boise Friday, May 25, through Sunday, May 27.
An Artistic Taste of Garden City will take place at VAC, Woman of Steel Gallery and in the space between the venues. It will include local performance and visual art, pottery throwing, glass blowing, music, silent auction and a tour of Steve Fulton's recording studio.
Most museums shut their doors sometime around the start of post-work-day happy hour, but Saturday, April 28, the Idaho State Historical Museum will allow patrons to take in the twilight hours while perusing its exhibits and having a swell time.
Night at the Museum—sans Ben Stiller—will take place at 6 p.m., and attendees may enjoy the museum's exhibits, in addition to an eclectic mix of entertainment.
Well, it's that time of year again. The time when people-watching in the City of Trees is at its best, buying local is at its easiest, and Saturday mornings are a lot less dull.
The Capital City Public Market will kick off Saturday, April 21, and the 2012 season will feature 140-160 farmers, artisans and local businesses that will line Eighth Street from Bannock Street to the Grove, and Idaho Street between Capitol Boulevard and Ninth Street.
April 4 BW published its annual guide to all things food and booze: Restaurant + Bar Guide. Now that you've spent a week salivating, it's time satiate your craving for a gluttonous good time.