Monthly Archives: April 2019
Posted by Judy Trimble
April has come around to the Treasure Valley and winter is finally starting to end. The snow and ice did not exactly stop anyone from going out, but a lot of people are eager to find new and exciting things to do outside and around town. If you are looking for something to distract you on a day off or for a nice event that you can bring the family to, here are some wonderful suggestions for you!
April 3rd to April 7th, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM First Day: Friends Warehouse 762 River Street
If you love books, this is the event for you. Books are not expensive, but they add up, so you want to take every chance to get deals and participate in sales. One such sale is going on early in April thanks to the Boise Public Library. You can get a discount on individual books or, as the name of the sale suggests, they have bulk bags of books that might catch your fancy as well.
April 6th and April 7th, 7:30 PM and 2:30 PM: The Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
Maybe you are interested in something more visually stimulating? The Morrison Center has a particular show going on for two days in early April that might catch your attention. It is an operetta known as The Mikado, a story set in Japan in the late 1800s which about British politics of the era. Yes, you heard that right, British politics in Japan. They operetta was designed to avoid arousing the anger of Queen Victoria.
Tickets run from $19 to $81 dollars depending on where you would like to sit.
Starting April 17th, 7:00 PM or 8:00 PM (Depending on the day you go): Boise Contemporary Theater
For a different kind of show that might be to your liking, Rabbit/ Moon starts playing at the Boise Contemporary Theater in mid-April. It tells a sort of twisted tale of fantasy and science fiction about love and danger in space with a further story developing with the strange arrival of forest animals into the predicament.
Tickets run from $20 to $38
April 19th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM: Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (JUMP)
Maybe you are more excited about getting something tasty to eat that you made yourself while also taking part in a social experience where you can meet new people. For the SHARE Dinner, you are going to be doing both. The meal is going to be prepared by everyone there and then you will devour your recently created concoctions with the new friends you have just made while cooking and preparing the food. You will need to register soon with the link above if you want to attend.
April 20th, 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM: Jack’s Urban Meeting Place
Over the last decade, TED talks have taken the world by storm. They provide a medium for learning that is convenient without sacrificing the fascinating elements of science, technology, culture, or social problems. A lot of good has been done because of TED talks and you can take part in that if you visit Jack’s Urban Meeting Place late in April. There will be two sessions with a number of different speakers talking about different subjects.
April 26th, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM: Brandt Center, 707 Fern St, Nampa
Maybe all you need if something to treat your ears. If music is your thing, you can take park in the playing of Chairman Dances, a piece to be performed at the Brandt Center in Nampa by the Boise Philharmonic. It is a bit of a different piece than you might expect from a typical orchestral production and if you never liked classical music before, you might be surprised to like this.
April 26th and April 27th, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Boise Centre EAST, 850 West Front Street
This particular event is not just for people who are aspiring to be writers. If you have any interest in writing, reading, or watching what people have written come to life on a screen, you might find something at this conference that appeals to you. If you are interested in becoming some kind of writer, this is your chance to get some tips on your work or just see what other people are doing.
Basic admission for the conference is $25 and certain programs and offers will vary in price.
Yay! to the sun shining and the warmer weather for us to go out and get some Vitamin D and socialize!
Tags: Boise Contemporary Theater, Boise Public Library, Books by the bag, Brandt Center, Idaho Writers Conference, jump, Lewiston and Clarkston, Morrison Center, SHARE dinner, TEDXBoise, The Mikado, Virtuoso Orchestra