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February Activities around Boise

February Events

Well, 2019 is in full swing and the events keep coming!  Whether you like theater, exercise or ethnic cuisine, February is going to be your month. Below are 6 events that are going to be great for your calendar this February.

Ballet Idaho: The Nutcracker in Boise

February 9th, 7:30 PM:  Morrison Center

Fans of the arts will love this live performance of the Nutcracker by Ballet Idaho. Featuring a professional cast of some of Idaho’s best dances and artists, this ballet is sure to have you begging for more before the curtain even closes. Even though the Nutcracker is usually performed in December, it is a wonderful story any time of year. Be sure to look for tickets on the Morrison Center Eventbrite page. It is sure to be an amazing experience. Hurry while they are still in stock!

Family Field Trip Weekend – World Center for Birds of Prey

February 16th :  10:00 AM.  February 17th:  4:00 PM:  World Center for Birds of Prey

One of the most amazing things about Idaho is its amazing population of birds of prey. These amazing animals are beautiful, intelligent and graceful. There is just something about them that makes for a fascinating and educational afternoon. If this interests you, be sure to check out the World Center for Birds of Prey Family Field Trip Weekend! It is a fantastic event that will open your eyes to the amazing world of birds. Be sure to check out their website for more info!

Boise Centre on The Grove-JDF Masquerade Ball

February 17th:  1:00 AM to 6:30 AM.  Boise Centre on the Grove

Come one, come all to the Masquerade Ball! Starting at 1:00 AM at the Boise Center on the Grove is the most amazing Valentines dance in the city. This is the ninth year in a row they have held this event so it is bound to be pretty amazing. The event includes music, dinner, dancing, cocktails and so much more. While this may be a great time, that isn’t all the good that will come out of it. All the proceeds of the Masquerade will go to St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.

Idaho Writers Guild February literary Lunch

February 19th:  11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Calling all writers! If you like to write, or have dabbled with the idea of writing, then you might be interested in going to the February Literary Lunch for the Idaho Writers Guild. The Idaho Writer’s Guild meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month, and this month they will be meeting to discuss fiction genres, genre-straddling, and so much more. It is bound to be a fun time and will definitely be delicious.

Hiroshimayaki 101

February 21st:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.   JUMP

Japanese food is some of the most delicious cuisines you can find, and some of the best Japanese cuisine chefs in the area are doing an amazing event called Hiroshimayaki 101 where you will learn the tips and tricks to create this amazing piece of Japanese culinary perfection. The event is for ages 12 and up and registration must be done before the 19th of February. Be sure to check out the website and get tickets now!

B-Movie Improv Comedy Show

February 23rd:  7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.   Death Proof Coffee

B-Movie Improve Comedy Show is bound to be a wonderful event. Improv comedy is some of the funniest off-the-cuff comedy you can find. B-Movie Improv Comedy Show will star some amazing comedians from our area including TV stars and YouTube personalities. Tickets are $20 at the moment and are selling out fast so be sure to get your tickets now before they are all gone! Click their name above to be redirected to their ticket page!

If you are looking for something fun to do this February in the Boise area, then you don’t need to look for long. These and more community events can be found in abundance; one of the many reasons that the Boise area is so attractive to all ages!

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January Events Around Boise

January

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2019. Wow!  Can you believe it’s been 19 years since the turn of the century?  So much has changed. We’ve seen great advances in technology, medicine, and even entertainment.  When facing a new year, it feels like a good time to make changes in our lives as well. The Treasure Valley holds plenty of opportunities to make those changes and try something new.  Here is just a small taste of what our community has to offer for the month of January.

Idaho’s 6th Annual Potato Drop

New Year’s Eve, 3pm – 1am:  Idaho State Capital, Downtown Boise

A lot of fun and food is promised at this free, fundraising festival.   New this year is the VIP room with a heated tent, food, drinks, and dancing. Don’t forget to reserve your spot because space is limited.  Make sure to find your way over to the “Tuber-Luge” public tubing hill, and the “Big-Air Rail Jam” snow park for some “Spud-Tacular” fun. Kick off the new year with a bang by watching Boise’s World Class fireworks display.  

Mendelssohn & More Concert

Friday, January 11, 2019:  7:30 pm to 9:00 pm:  Brandt Center, 707 Fern St, Nampa, Idaho,

This whimsical rendition of the classical period composers is sure to tickle your musical bone as well as your funny bone.  Come early so you can attend the pre-concert event at 6:30 pm where you can mix and mingle with members of the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra.  Or stay after for the Post-Concert event immediately following the performance.

Brian Regan

Friday, January 11, 2019:  8:00 pm:  The Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, 2201 West Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise, Idaho,

Brian Regan is considered to be the funniest comedian alive.  His Netflix special, Nunchucks And Flamethrowers premiered November 21, 2017, earning him a place with some of the greatest comedians.  Each year Brian’s comedic style consistently draws large audiences to his performances on his annual 100 city, North American tour.  Don’t miss out on this tremendous event sure to make you cry…with laughter.

Family Field Trip Weekend

Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20, 2019:  10:00 am to 4:00 pm:  World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W Flying Hawk Ln, Boise, ID,

Trying to entertain the kids on a dime?  Well, look no further, because the Birds of Prey center can do that and even educate the kiddos in the process.  There will be live bird demonstrations, crafts and activities, and the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air, and beautiful surroundings of the interpretive trail.  If you miss out on this activity, don’t worry because on February 16th and 17th you’ll have another chance to enjoy a day with the birds.

Yoga with Martha

Tuesday, January 22, 2019:  6:00 pm to 7:00 pm:  Ada Community Library- Lake Hazel, 10489 West Lake Hazel Road, Boise, Idaho

If getting fit is one of your New Year’s resolutions then starting this free Yoga class might just be what you need.  Martha is a certified instructor who can teach you the basics of beginning Yoga. Participants must be 18 years and older.  There’s no need to bring a mat, they will be provided. Just bring a good attitude and a willingness to learn. You will walk away invigorated and relaxed.

Boise Center-Idaho Remodeling and Design Show

Saturday, January 26 thru Sunday, January 27, 2019:  6:00 pm to 11:00 pm :  Boise Centre, 850 W Front St, Boise, Idaho

For only $6 in cash, you can peruse 120 displays of the latest in kitchen, bathroom, and landscaping renovating and decorating.  But, it doesn’t stop there. Spend time attending their many educational seminars to learn the how-tos of renovating and decorating.  Let them help you to become the Joneses that everyone is trying to keep up with.

Computer Basics

Tuesday, January 29, 2019:  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Ada Community Library, 10664 West Victory Road, Boise, Idaho

Basic computer skills are a must in our high-tech society.  This class is designed to teach those needing to learn basic computer skills or just need to brush up on ones they once knew.  You will come away from this class with keyboarding skills including using functions and shortcuts.

In January you never know where the new year will lead you.  But, right now, take some time to plot a course and possibly create some bucket list items.  You may be surprised by the exciting directions that course can take you.

March Events Around Boise

March Events in the Treasure Valley

A popular saying among those native in the Treasure Valley goes something like this, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 30 minutes.” If you don’t like the weather we have had these past few days, you’re not alone; after all, it’s not fun to go from a pseudo-spring to the dead of winter in the matter of a week. If you are feeling these February blues like many of us are, here are some events in March going on all over the Valley that you can mark on your calendars:

First Thursday Event

March 1st, Downtown

Starting off in the Capital City, the monthly First Thursday event takes place this upcoming Thursday evening in downtown Boise. This event is catered to visitors of the City of Trees, putting on exhibition some of the best of what downtown Boise has to offer in the way of shops, restaurants and sight-seeing opportunities. Beginning right as the work day ends, the festivities begin at 5 pm, and conclude mostly around 9 pm. At all First Thursday events in Boise, there is a little bit of everything, appealing to a variety of interests. If art in its many varieties calls to you, there are always art events, featuring mostly local artists that use a multitude of mediums. If you love the idea of a relaxing dinner carried aloft by with a touch of musical prose, there are restaurants downtown that can suit those desires. Local musicians of many genres play in various venues downtown, providing live entertainment sure to spice up your evening. In those shops that participate in the event, you can find First Thursday shopping specials, sure to be kind on your pocketbook as well as on your sensibilities.

Rockin’ Road to Dublin

March 1st & 2nd, Nampa Civic Center

If you’re looking for a mixture of “the magic of Broadway and the energy of a rock show with the excitement of Irish dance”, the Nampa Civic Center is poised to host the kick off show of the “Rockin’ Road to Dublin” tour. The brainchild of Celtic rocker Chris Smith and Irish Dance World Champion Scott Doherty, this event is sure to be something you will never forget.  As Chris Smith says, “This isn’t your typical Irish dance show.” Tickets have been on sale since January, but there is still time left to procure seating for either the March 1st show or the March 2nd show before the act leaves town. The show will also feature three time international Irish dance champion Ashley Smith as the female lead dancer, as well as the Broadway dance choreographer Jeff Whiting.

Cure for Cabin Fever

March 10th, Nampa, ID

If you’re looking to explore the great outdoors, and if the briskness of early spring doesn’t bother you, the self described, “Cure for Cabin Fever” is being held on March 10 in Nampa. This “cure” is a hike centered around the remnants of the historic Oregon Trail that can be found just outside of Nampa, overlooking the Boise River and the beautiful landscape of the Treasure Valley. This gem of an opportunity to get your hike on begins at 9:30 am and concludes just after 1 o’clock in the afternoon. Worried about the hike? The trail is graded as a beginner level hike, and therefore the only challenge to you is to get out of bed that early on a Saturday morning.

Treefort Music Festival

March 21st through 25th, Downtown Boise

Going back to the east side of the Treasure Valley, the annual Treefort Music Festival will cap off the end of the month, going from the 21st of the month to the 25th. Treefort is always a big deal for Boise, spanning many venues and bringing out the city in a celebration of spring, of Boise, and especially of music. This festival draws musicians and groups from all over the country, with a healthy lineup of local musicians complimenting the wide variety of acts set to play in the festival. Treefort is unique in the sense that all the concerts will not be held at one venue, rather at multiple venues, encouraging visitors to see the city, take in the sights, food, and sounds of City of Trees, as well as the magnificent music. Treefort is one of Boise’s most prestigious events, one that is an absolute must for any self respecting music lover.

Boise Flower and Garden Show

March 23rd through 25th, Boise Centre on the Grove

Around that same time, the annual Boise Flower & Garden Show will bloom from March 23rd to the 25th. This event is a welcome embrace of spring time after a (usually) cold winter, mustering with many different flowers, decorative plants and vegetables on display. Featured as part of this event are workshops that demonstrate how to properly utilize your green thumb in a variety of ways, as well as experts on hand to give advice from anything from horticulture to landscaping. Also as part of this event will be plants, starts and seeds for sale, as well as multiple other lawn and gardening necessities.

This is just a portion of the events that are available in the Treasure Valley, but some we thought you may enjoy.  Spring is just around the corner!