Culture Roundup 

Don't forget to submit to this year's Fiction 101

First, a reminder: The submission deadline for Boise Weekly's annual Fiction 101 contest is fast approaching. All entries must be received at BWHQ (523 Broad St.) before 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Entries must be exactly 101 words of original fiction, typed (no poetry, please) and must be accompanied by a $10 entry fee and your contact information: name, mailing address, phone number and email address. Please don't send cash by snail mail. Winning stories will be published in the Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 edition of BW, and winning authors will be walking away with cash prizes and mad street cred.

Some Treasure Valley artists are showing--and even selling--some of their newest, raciest and most avant-garde works as part of Foray IV. Swing by Boise State Public Radio headquarters at 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, for the exhibition's opening reception.

If you have a $1 million idea for a temporary art project, the Boise City Department of Arts and History, JUMP and Treefort Music Fest would like to submit it for a possible $1 million Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge grant. Applications must include a submission form, an image of the art project, a narrative of what the project is, its proposed location, materials and what the art represents. Work fast, though: The city must submit its own application by Monday, Dec. 15. For application info, visit For more on the Bloomberg Philanthropies grant, visit and scroll down to "Frequently Asked Questions."

In case you missed it, Boise International Market opened at 5823 W. Franklin Road last month. It's open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday-Friday and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, and, for now, 14 business owners are selling food, clothing and other wares from from all over the globe. For more info, visit

Last but not least, we couldn't let you go without some mention of holiday shopping. In the Nov. 19 edition of Boise Weekly, you'll find our annual Gift Guide, which is full of some seriously kick-ass options for everyone on your gift list.

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