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Boise Depot bday, market weekend, wine events, bike tune up party and lots of music

Published about 1 month ago • 7 min read

Sup friends! Whatcha up to this weekend? I'm going camping and I can't wait! If you're looking for plans, I've got lots of ideas for ya. Listen to me talk about some things on today's podcast episode or read on below. Have fun out there!

Market weekend

In case you missed it, my Tuesday story was all about markets in the Treasure Valley. I missed two: Moppet Togs this weekend and Meridian Fine Arts Festival on June 29-30. Thanks Hanna and Claire!

  • Th-Sun Apr 11-14: Moppet Togs Kids Consignment Sale, a children's clothing & gear super sale, is happening at Expo Idaho. Boise With Kids has the details here.
  • Fri Apr 12: The Disco Tits are doing a Funky Friday pop up market at Bert's Brewing in Garden City from 4-8pm. Shop clothes, jewelry & more while you drink a beer.
  • Sat Apr 13: No New Vintage Market is happening at the Linen Building from 10am-4pm. Shop tons of vintage, get a tattoo, find something cute!
  • Sat Apr 13: Boise Farmers Market is happening from 9am-1pm at 1500 Shoreline Drive in Boise. Shop for locally-grown produce, meat, cheese, eggs, plants, flowers, seeds, and more!
  • Sat Apr 13: Capital City Public Market is happening from 9:30am-1:30pm on the Grove Plaza in downtown Boise. Art, baked goods, produce, herbs and spices, clothing, jewelry, and more.
  • Sat Apr 13: Meridian Main Street Market is happening from 9am-2pm at City Hall Plaza & next to Meridian City Hall. Find fresh produce, artisan goods, crafts, and more.
  • Sat Apr 13: Nampa Farmers Market is doing a soft opening from 9am-1:30pm in Lloyd Square Park in Nampa. Tons of vendors to shop!
  • Sun Apr 14: 36th Street Sunday Market is happening at at Sockeye Alehouse. There's an eclectic mix of items from spices, artwork/crafts, fresh produce, and more. Goes 10am-2pm, and brunch is served in the Alehouse next door!
  • Sun Apr 14: The first Boise Flea of the season is happening from 10am-4pm at the East Stadium Lot at BSU. There will be 100+ vendors, $5 parking in the lot, food trucks, Push & Pour coffee cart, and endless treasures!
  • Find all markets here.

Happy 99th bday Boise Depot

  • Sun Apr 14: The Boise Depot 99th Birthday Celebration is happening this weekend. There will be free guided tours at 12pm and 1:30pm, free face painting, exhibits from Caldwell Model Railroad and Historical Society and Southern Idaho Garden Railway Society, and more. Event goes 11am-5pm.

Early Earth Day events

Earth Day is on Monday, April 22 but there's a few events happening this weekend:

  • TONIGHT: Earth Day Family Night Out is happening at Zoo Boise from 6-8pm. There's animal artifacts, Earth Day activities, opportunities to meet our animal ambassadors, and a guided zoo tour. Tix are $8 and you need to register.
  • Sat Apr 13: City of Boise's Earth Day Celebration is happening at Kristin Armstrong Park from 12-4pm. There will be live music from Radio Boise, food by the Boise Farmers Market, Darjeeling Momo, Meltz Extreme Grilled Cheese and Scotty’s Hot Dogs, plus art, activities, and an electric vehicle car show. It's free!

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Tunes & shows

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Comedy & storytelling

  • Fri Apr 12: Check out the making of a true crime narrative with local author Kim Cross at The Lit Room. Kim will delve into the intricate narrative of her latest book - In Light of All Darkness: Inside the Polly Klaas Kidnapping and the Search for America's Child. Tix are $15-$45 and it starts at 6:30pm.
  • Fri Apr 12: Bottom's Up! An Improvised Drinking Show is happening at Lounge at the End of the Universe. Tix are $10-$20. 21+
  • Fri Apr 12: The Riff is happening at Mad Swede Downtown. It's a stand up improv show with a different lineup each month. Tix are $20 online or $25 at the door. Starts at 6pm.
  • Sat Apr 13: Lectures by Lushes: A Drunken Lecture Series (Special Brunch Show) is happening at Shrine Social Club. Tix are $15-$20 and starts at 11:30am. 18+
  • Sat Apr 13: Get ready to laugh your fears away at Almost Scary, a Saturday the 13th Show. It's where hilarious improv comedians turn everyday situations that could have been terrifying into comedy. The show is at The Creative Space in Garden City and tix are $5-$15.
  • Sun Apr 14: Comedian Louis Cervantez is doing a free stand up show at Mad Swede Brewing (Cole Road).

Food finds & things to drink

  • Fri Apr 12: Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with Meltz Boise. It goes from 11am-11pm and there will be games, live music, giveaways & much more.
  • Fri-Sat Apr 12-13: Join Huston Vineyards for World Malbec Weekend which celebrates one of the greatest grape varietals grown in Idaho. There's an Argentinian dinner on Friday from 6:30-9pm and tix are $100 a person. Saturday's event has wine, food and music from 12-5pm and tix are $50 a person.
  • Sat Apr 13: Join Sockeye Brewing for their One Year of Beer, celebrating the one year anniversary of Sockeye Alehouse. There will be live music, live screen printing, drink and food specials, a raffle, golf tourney and more!
  • Sat Apr 13: Check out the Cinco de Mayo Pre-Party: Cheladas and Micheladas at BUGS. Explore a variety of chelada and michelada combinations along with food inspired by our garden. It's $30.94 and 21+
  • Sat Apr 13: Gelande Quaffing with Lost Grove is happening at Cactus Bar. It's a wild drinking game. It's $50 for a team of four, 1pm check in and 2pm the quaffing begins.
  • Sat Apr 13: Join the Classic Kentucky Whiskey & Dinner Pairing at The Riverside Hotel. It's $150 and includes a welcome cocktail, five-course dinner and whiskey pairing, a flight of 4 James E. Pepper Whiskies, and an educational class. Goes 6-9pm. 21+
  • Sun Apr 14: Join Second Sunday Slay Brunch by Served and Waffle Love at The Balcony. Enjoy performances by Coco Freeo, Cookie Pusss, Tucker Wright, Dolce Vida, Cyraphina Thunderpussy, and Rachel Lee Motivated, plus a waffle bar, mimosas and more. Tix are $15-$360. 21+
  • Get your tix for Taste Your Way Through France at Parcero on April 22. It's $40 and includes six wine pours, small bites, and specials on to-go bottles.
  • Did y'all know Little Pearl Oyster Bar is open again? They moved next door to 132 N 8th Street. They're serving dinner Tue-Sat 4:30-11pm & cocktails Tue-Sat 4:30pm-Late.
  • Amano is opening a new location?! 👀

Things to do

  • TONIGHT: Join Idaho Mountain Touring for an Evening with Boise local Braydon Bringhurst and his film 8600FT from 6-8pm at their downtown location. It's a really good film you should watch it.
  • Fri Apr 12: Artisans for Hope is holding a grand opening for their new location at the Arcade Building (1615 W State Street)
  • Fri Apr 12: Boise State University Theatre Arts is performing The Sound of Music at 7:30pm at The Morrison Center and tix are $20.
  • Fri Apr 12: Join the monthly Astronomy Lecture and Stargazing event at Boise State. It's at 7:30pm in the Education Building, room 112. There will be a lecture by Dr. Amy Steele about "Dead Stars and Rogue Asteroids: Learning about Exoplanets by Ripping Them Apart" followed by a stargazing event.
  • Fri-Sat Apr 12-13: The Boise Off-Road Expo is happening at Expo Idaho from 12-9pm on Friday and 9am-8pm on Saturday. Tix are $15-$18.
  • Sat Apr 13: The Annual Rummage Sale at Nampa College Church is happening from 7am-1pm. Admission is free & they are accepting donations until April 11.
  • Sun Apr 14: Lookin’ to get crafty? Join Idaho Rocks and Gems for a Wire Wrapping Class. It’s $45 and that includes wire & tools for use.
  • Sun Apr 14: Need to fix your bike up for summer? Head to Lost Grove Brewing for the Bike Tune-Up Patio Party. There's a free bike repair workshop, plus beer and food! Goes 12-4pm.
  • Mon Apr 15: Join the Hops 'n Homes First Time Home Buyer Class at White Dog Brewing and learn how to buy your first home! It's free & you get a free beer! Goes 6-7:30pm.
  • Tue Apr 16: It’s Terror Tuesday at VooDoo Cellar Boise where each week they screen a horror film and serve you free popcorn. It starts at 8pm and admission is free.

Just trust me...

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Thanks for reading! Have a fun weekend!

With love from Boise,



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by Marissa Lovell

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