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Connections: Virtual Reality Art

Sun., Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Gem Center for the Arts 2417 W. Bank Drive, Boise Bench


Featuring work by Liz Altmiller, Karen Doty and Mike Wilson. 208-991-0984

Payette Lakes Fine Art and Craft Fair

Sun., Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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@ Gold Glove Park (Fairway Park), 924 Fairway Drive McCall, ID 83638
The Payette Lakes Fine Art & Craft Fair has been bringing unique local and national artists to the City of McCall, Idaho for over 25 years. This outdoor, juried, Fine Arts event presents an opportunity to talk with and purchase Art directly from the Artist, experience live music, and enjoy a variety of food vendors under a shaded picnic area. We pride ourselves on the vendors, featuring over 75 artists from across the country who produce every piece for sale. The festival takes place in August in Fairway Park, next to the golf course on Davis Creek. 208-871-0672

Great Dolphin Dunk

Sun., Aug. 19, 12-1 p.m.
Roaring Springs Water Park 400 W. Overland Road, Meridian Meridian

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Watch 10,000 toy dolphins race around Roaring Springs' Endless River for great prizes in a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Ada County. Prizes include Roaring Springs season pass for four, pizza for a year from Idaho Pizza Co., $500 cash from Bent Nail Inspections, and $500 cash from D.L. Evans Bank. You can adopt your own dolphin for only $3 each at Roaring Springs’ ticket booth or onoline at adaclubs.org/dolphindunk. 208-884-8842

Blake Sherlock: Mosaic Light Paintings

Sun., Aug. 19, 1-7 p.m.
Surprise Valley Clubhouse 5240 S. Surprise Way, Boise East Boise


Idaho native and artist Blake Sherlock presents his magical landscapes and nature images. Created in McCall this summer and inspired by the Idaho outdoors, his art combines painting with mosaic on glass, resulting in compositions that change with the light that passes through them. Mosaic Light Paintings on salvaged windows will be featured, as well as vases, lighting and other objects. Sherlock will be on hand to answer questions about his recent work and discuss custom orders for your home or business. 203-524-8556

Third Thursday at the Gem Center for the Arts

Sun., Aug. 19, 5-9 p.m.
Gem Center for the Arts 2417 W. Bank Drive, Boise Bench


Every Third Thursday, VIVID Artist Studios are open to the public for a community celebration in collaboration with the Vista neighborhood, including art reception, open artist studios, and a variety of performances. 208-991-0984

The Big Gay Cabaret

Sun., Aug. 19, 8 p.m.


208-345-6344

Jurassic Tour

Sun., Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Ford Idaho Center 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa Nampa

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Enjoy the ultimate family dinosaur adventure. Tickets available at the door. 208-468-1000

Comedian Kris Shaw

Sun., Aug. 19, 8 p.m.
Liquid Lounge 405 S. Eighth St., Boise Boise Downtown and Fringe


208-941-2459

Two Generations of Print Makers

Aug. 19-Sept. 23, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.


Inspired by Gary Frederick Brown’s chance discovery of woodblocks made by his grandfather, Frederick Foster Brown, this exhibition offers a unique dialogue between two family members who never met each other. Frederick was a founding member of the Boise Art Association (Boise Art Museum), and a linocut printmaker, art dealer and framer who owned Brown’s Art Store in Boise from 1928-1958. Gary is a printmaker working in Los Angeles. Through Sept. 23. 208-426-1242

Western Idaho Fair

Through Aug. 25, 12-11 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 26, 12-9 p.m.
Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds) 5610 Glenwood St., Garden City Garden City

Buy Tickets$4-$7, $25 full-day wristband

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Enjoy fair food, carnival rides, vendor booths, live entertainment, prime people watching and more at this annual event. See idahofair.com for a full schedule. 208-287-5650

Matteo Pugliese: The Guardians

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 6
Boise Art Museum 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise Boise Downtown and Fringe


Throughout history and across cultures, people have created objects to symbolically protect themselves and their families, their homes, and other meaningful spaces. With this abiding practice in mind, Italian artist Matteo Pugliese created his sculptural series The Guardians. The impetus for this body of work began in the 1990s, when the artist started collecting figural amulets, each of which embodied protection, grace, and determination, through various cultural lenses. Through Jan. 6. 208-345-8330

The Sidemen: Greg Perkins and Rick Connolly

Sundays, 6 p.m. Continues through Aug. 26


208-383-4300

Nocturnum Live Industrial DJs

Sundays, 10 p.m. Continues through Sept. 9
Liquid Lounge 405 S. Eighth St., Boise Boise Downtown and Fringe


208-941-2459

World Peace Meditation

Sun., Aug. 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Hilton Garden Inn 7699 W. Spectrum, Boise South Boise

Buy TicketsFREE

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Join this meditation to connect via livestream with people across the globe all holding the intention for world peace. You'll also receive a special blessing to elevate your consciousness into a state of peace. Take just two hours to contribute to this beautiful initiative for greater kindness, greater harmony and greater order in our world. Open to all people who wish for a peaceful future. Presented by the Oneness Boise Community; for more info, visit onenessboise.com. In the Hilton Garden Inn Spectrum Conference Center.

Patricia Daley

Sun., Aug. 19, 11 a.m.
Riverside Hotel Sandbar Patio Bar and Grill 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City Garden City

Idyltime

Sun., Aug. 19, 2 p.m.
Riverside Hotel Sandbar Patio Bar and Grill 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City Garden City


208-343-1871

Nicole Christensen and Friends

Sun., Aug. 19, 6 p.m.
Riverside Hotel Sandbar Patio Bar and Grill 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City Garden City


208-343-1871

Buddy DeVore and the Faded Cowboys

Sun., Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Eagles Lodge Nampa 118 11th Ave. N., Nampa Nampa


208-442-1970

Lazure-style Painting Workshop

Sun., Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Peace Valley Charter School 1845 S. Federal Way, Boise East Boise


Master Lazurist painter Charles Andrade will be teaching two workshops Aug. 11-12 and Aug. 18-19. The Lazure style of painting has been described as light-filled, inviting, and full of depth not found in traditional wall painting methods. This exciting opportunity includes a two-day lecture, a hands-on workshop, and two Lazure brushes to take home after the weekend. Only a few spots remain. Contact Melinda at m.voicu@boisewaldorf.org to reserve your spot today. 208-340-4498

Bogus Basin Music on the Patio

Sun., Aug. 19, 4 p.m., Sat., Aug. 25, 4 p.m., Sun., Aug. 26, 4 p.m., Sat., Sept. 1, 4 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 2, 4 p.m.


Enjoy live music from local artists every weekend, while you relax on the Bogus Creek Plaza. July 28: Jack Loyd Gish. July 29: Brandon Prichett. Aug. 5: Michael Blumenstein. Aug. 11: Half Fast Hillbillies. Aug. 12: Bernie Reilly. Aug. 19: Brandon Prichett. Aug. 25: Gary Tackett. Aug. 26: TBD. Sept. 1-2: TBD. 208-332-5100

Ned Evett

Sun., Aug. 19, 5 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 26, 5 p.m.
Riverside Hotel Bar 365 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City Garden City

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208-343-1871

ISF: Mamma Mia!

Sun., Aug. 19, 7 p.m., Tue., Aug. 21, 8 p.m., Wed., Aug. 22, 8 p.m., Tue., Aug. 28, 7 p.m., Thu., Aug. 30, 8 p.m. and Fri., Aug. 31, 8 p.m.
Idaho Shakespeare Festival 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise East Boise

Buy Tickets$13-$50


The ultimate feel-good musical, this sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable evening of delight. Directed by Victoria Bussert. Suitable for all ages. 208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221

Hung Liu: Fetching Water

Through Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gail Severn Gallery 400 First Ave. N., Ketchum Central Idaho


Through Aug. 25. 208-726-5079

Michael Gregory: Here and There

Through Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gail Severn Gallery 400 First Ave. N., Ketchum Central Idaho


Through Aug. 25. 208-726-5079

Julie Speidel: Vasaros Vejas

Through Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gail Severn Gallery 400 First Ave. N., Ketchum Central Idaho


Through Aug. 25. 208-726-5079

Tamarack Bike Park Open

Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Mon., Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Sept. 16
Tamarack Resort 2099 W. Mountain Road, Donnelly Central Idaho

Buy Tickets$15-35 day pass, $169 season pass

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Get ready to ride 1,700 vertical feet of trails for all ability levels. Voted one of the Top 5 bike parks in the Pacific Northwest by the readers of mtbparks.com, this park is a gem for any mountain bike enthusiast. Open Saturday-Sunday through Sept. 16, plus other select dates. Note: closed on Sunday, July 29, for the Northwest Cup. 208-325-1000

Consider the Source

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 14
Boise Art Museum 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise Boise Downtown and Fringe


The third in a series based on Boise Art Museum’s Art Cards, this exhibition looks at the physical elements used to create works of art, whether man-made or naturally occurring, through an original arrangement of works from the museum’s Permanent Collection. Viewers are invited to spend time looking closely at the artworks to decipher how and why the artists have employed particular materials. Through Oct. 14. 208-345-8330

An Intentional Eye: Select Gifts from Wilfred Davis Fletcher

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through April 14
Boise Art Museum 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise Boise Downtown and Fringe


Wilfred Davis Fletcher (1922-2016), a third-generation Idahoan and longtime friend and supporter of the museum, donated his first gift—a small graphite drawing by Maynard Dixon—in 1984. In the years since then, he has made 17 additional donations, totaling nearly 600 works of art. His incredible generosity has significantly shaped the Museum’s Permanent Collection of approximately 4,000 objects, by introducing artworks by prominent artists who were previously unrepresented. Through April 14. 208-345-8330

Tamarack Waterfront Cabana Open

Fridays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Sept. 3
Tamarack Resort 2099 W. Mountain Road, Donnelly Central Idaho

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Tamarack’s little piece of heaven on Lake Cascade has pontoons and wake boats for rent along with non-motorized activities like kayaks and paddleboards. 208-325-1000

Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 7
Boise Art Museum 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise Boise Downtown and Fringe


Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art takes a look at modernism in interwar Europe. This showcase of more than 50 works by more than 30 of the influential but short-lived artistic group's participants examines its formation, sole exhibition in 1930 Paris, and artistic legacy. Organized by the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens. 208-345-8330

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