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Happy turkey day

Published 3 months ago • 5 min read

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you are all spending the day doing something that makes you happy. Thank you so much for reading my newsletter, listening to my podcast, and supporting my work. I'm so grateful ♥️

Things to do with the fam

Wondering what to do with your fam? Or maybe looking for ways to escape the fam? Here's a few ideas:

Holiday happenings

Shopping weekend

Here is my giant list of places to shop local + gift ideas. Below is some markets & sales & stuff happening this weekend:

Sponsored by Boise Philharmonic

Kick off the holiday season with the magic of Handel's Messiah, a timeless masterpiece that has captivated hearts for two and a half centuries. From deeply tender arias to show-stopping choruses and splendid orchestral writing, Messiah has it all. You have three chances to experience Handel’s Messiah:

  • Friday, December 1 at 7pm
  • Saturday, December 2 at 1pm
  • Saturday, December 2 at 7pm

All performances take place at South Junior High. Join Boise Phil to experience some of the most joyous music ever written. Get your tickets here!

Tunes & shows

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Comedy & storytelling

Food finds & things to drink

  • Th-Sun Nov 23-26: BACON is celebrating Black Friday weekend with Bacon Bags for $15 per bag all weekend. Available online & in-store.
  • Fri Nov 24: Payette Brewing is having its annual Black Friday, a celebration of dark beers. It's happening 12-8pm and there's lots of stouts and porters on tap, food trucks, live music and more. 21+, no dogs. It's free!
  • Tue Dec 5: Join the Christmas Charcuterie Workshop at Potter Wines. Learn tips and tricks for amazing charcuterie. Tix are $60. Goes 6-7:30pm.

Things to do

  • Fri Nov 24: Join Black Friday Birding at Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve with the Golden Eagle Audubon Society. It's from 10am-12pm and it's free!
  • Fri Nov 24: Take the kids to see Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour at Ford Idaho Center. Tix are $27.50+ and it starts at 6pm.
  • Sat Nov 25: The Boise Sports Card and Memorabila Show is happening at The Riverside Hotel from 9am-5pm. It's free!
  • Sat Nov 25: Boise Old Time Square Dance is happening at Shrine Social Club. All dances taught on the spot. No partner, experience or specific attire needed. Live music from Hillfolk Noir and friends. Calling by Ava Honey and friends. Dancing and music at 7:30-9:30. Tix are $10 per person or $25 per family. Kids 13 and under free.
  • Mon Nov 27: Join the Full Moon Drum Circle at the Salt Sanctuary. Tix are $90. Goes 5:30-7pm.
  • Wed Nov 29: Grown Up Book Fair is happening at Mad Swede Brewery (2772 S Cole Road). Last one of the year!

Thanks for reading! Have a happy holiday weekend!

With love from Boise,



From Boise

by Marissa Lovell

A weekly newsletter & podcast about what's going on in Boise, Idaho. Every week we share stories about people, places, history, and happenings in Boise.

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