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Bogus is back, Easter is here & summer shows are coming

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One more day on the mountain

With this third wave of winter, Bogus Basin got more snowfall in the last 72 hours than they did in all of February and March. Bogus is re-opening on Saturday for one day only, so we can enjoy one last hurrah on the mountain.

The mountain will be open this Saturday, April 16 from 9am to 4:30pm. Season Passholders can use their pass and you can also buy passes online. Tix are $10-$39.

Source: Bogus Basin

Happy Easter!

Easter is this Sunday! I'm at the age where I get to see all my friend's kids be scared to death by the Easter bunny. A core part of childhood, ya know? Anyway, here's some Easter-y things going on this weekend. I didn't include any church things because there is a lot. Have fun egg hunting or eating or however you celebrate.

  • April 15: Teens age 13-17 can join the Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt at the Howard Rec Center in Nampa. Starts at 9pm. Byo flashlight & bag. $3 per person.
  • April 16: Check out the Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Western Collective. They have a kids egg hunt, adult egg hunt, Easter drinks & more. It's free to attend! Starts at 10am.
  • April 16: Western Proper is having an Easter Brunch from 10am-3pm & they take reservations.
  • April 16: The April Egg-streme Market at State Street Marketplace looks fun. They have a bunch of vendors, including some Eastery things like an egg hunt, face painting, treats & more. Starts at 10am.
  • April 16: CAF Idaho is hosting an Inclusive Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at 11am in J.A. Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation parking lot. Kids of all ages welcome!
  • April 17: Chandlers is doing an Easter Dinner starting at 1pm. They have a prix fixe menu, live music & complimentary valet parking. Here's the menu.

Also enjoy this extreme throwback photo of my family. If this doesn't take you back to a 90s Easter idk what will.

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Summer shows are coming

Today I'm dreaming of summer nights spent outside listening to tunes. I'm going to do another summer live music series story (like this one I did last year) but until then, here's some shows to look forward to:

Alive After Five is coming back to downtown Boise! This year, the DBA partnered with Duck Club, the group that puts on Treefort Music Fest, to bring new bands to Alive After Five. These shows are free, all ages, and will take place in the Grove Plaza on Wednesday evenings on June 15, June 22, July 6, July 20, July 27, August 3, & August 10. Lineup coming soon!

Jump, Jam & Jive is back for another year. This is a free, all ages concert series that happens on Tuesdays in the outdoor amphitheater of JUMP in downtown Boise. The dates are June 7, June 21, July 5, July 19, August 2, August 16, August 30, and Sept 13. Lineup coming soon!

Great Garden Escape is coming back to the Idaho Botanical Garden. These are all-ages, smaller shows in the Meditation Garden of IBG. Lineup & dates announced soon.

Live on the Lawn has two shows announced so far. These are all-ages shows in the larger lawn of Idaho Botanical Garden, but not quite as big as the Outlaw Field shows. So far, we have Aldous Harding on June 29 and The Wild Hearts Tour on August 5.

Outlaw Field is about to make all of us go broke with an unbelievable lineup of shows this summer. I had to make some tough choices but I went with Khrungabin and Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and I'm still considering Caamp, Shakey Graves & Modest Mouse. Again, so many hard choices. Good lord.

Alive After Five. Source: Downtown Boise Association.

Tunes & shows

TONIGHT: Powderhaus Brewing is starting up an Open Mic & Jam night, 7-10pm every Thursday. They have a stage, drum kit, and guitars to use. Kids and pets welcome.

Lots of good shows coming up, which you can always see at This weekend I'm going to check out The Ballroom Thieves at The Olympic & possibly run over to Choir Boy at Neurolux too!

More upcoming shows:

Weather report

Up next: mud.

Food finds & things to drink

  • Push & Pour on the bench is now open! That whole block is turning out aaamazing. Go see them & The STIL at 13 S Latah.
  • TONIGHT: Sushi lovers - Chef Gee is doing a sushi pop up at Mother Earth in Nampa tomorrow night 5-8pm. If you've never had it, it's the best sushi in town. 10% of sushi sales & $1 from every beer will be donated to the Idaho Women Veterans Memorial. You can also make direct donations.
  • TONIGHT: There's brewery bingo at Loose Screw Brewing. 6:30-8:30pm. Kids welcome!
  • April 15: Sockeye Brewing is doing a Pop Up Pub & Trivia at the new 36th Street location. Beer, $4 drinks, food, yard games, trivia & more!
  • April 15: Mother Earth Brew Co & Bear Island Brewing have a new collab beer. Join the Quadruple Car Garage Beer Release Party from 4-11pm at Mother Earth Tap House in downtown Boise. Kid & dog friendly, and you can bring food.
  • April 20: Next Wednesday, Brewer's Haven & Lagunitas Brewing are hosting the 5th annual 420 Parking Lot Party. Grab a can from one of their many coolers or try Lagunitas Waldo and Elysian Dank Dust on tap. Food truck & live music. It's free, family and pet friendly. Starts at 4:20pm.
  • Alsooo From Boise teamed up with our homies at Lost Grove to giveaway 4 tickets to Shade City Brewfest next weekend! I just love how eco-friendly this fest is. Sounds like a fun time, even if you don't drink beer. You can enter to win through the end of the day. Go here to enter!
New Push & Pour location on Latah!

Things to do

  • TONIGHT: Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles (BFLA) is performing at the Morrison Center tonight at 7:30pm. Tix are $17-$32.
  • April 15: Go to The Balcony for LezBe Cuntry drag show. Starts at 8pm and tix are $10-$15.
  • April 16: Markets are opening! Capital City Public Market, Meridian Main Street Market, & Nampa Farmers Market open this Saturday.
  • April 16: Bring the fam to Spring Opening WaterShed Weekend. Check out the simulated Boise River, do nature crafts, learn about local pollinators & how to plant your own pollinator garden. It's free!
  • April 16: Go explore Idaho's literary history at Variety From the Vaults: Poets and Writers at The Old Pen. Goes 12-3pm.
  • April 16: Try five styles of yoga in one day! Taste of Yoga has 5, 25-min back to back yoga classes - you can do them all of just a few. Tix are $15-$25 and starts at 11am.
  • April 16: Get an introduction to sound bowls with Brian Louderbough at True North Yoga. It's a two-day workshop.
  • April 19: Elizabeth Smart is in Boise next week. Hear her speak at a luncheon hosted by Faces of Hope Foundation.
  • April 23: Join the first annual Boise River Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k! It's a race put on by local runners & the course is all on the Greenbelt, ending at Green Acres Boise!
  • April 23: Challenged Athletes Foundation Idaho is hosting an inclusive workout at 11am. Adaptive athletes and able-bodied participants workout together in a 1 hour body weight and band exercise class led by Jack City Fitness. Register here - lunch & equipment provided.

Just trust me...

In honor of my bff's bday week, I present to you her favorite video.

Thanks for reading!

With love from Boise,


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