From Boise

Sunny days & summer shows

published3 months ago
5 min read

I did a new thing in here this week. When listing events, I included the day of the week with the date. What do you think? If you like it (or hate it lol) reply to this email & let me know!

TRICA is (finally) open

15 years. That's how long the Treasure Valley Institute for Children's Arts (TRICA) has been working on renovating the historic North End church that is now their home! They officially opened last week for educational programs, events, and as a wedding/event venue. I enjoyed hearing about their long journey on Idaho Matters and seeing it on KTVB. Congrats TRICA!

Source: TRICA

Push & Pour running club

Push & Pour coffee shop is starting a running club on the Boise Bench. Every Thursday at 6pm, there will be lil fun group 5k starting from Push & Pour on Latah & Alpine. It's $10 and includes a free post-run beer. The first one is tonight! Sign up here.

Source: Push & Pour

Boise Tree Climbing Competition

This Saturday in Julis Davis Park, the PNW Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture is hosting the Boise Tree Climbing Competition.

It's a skills competition and educational event with events for all knowledge and experience levels. Climbers participate in five events: aerial rescue, belayed speed climb, ascent event/secured footlock, throw line, and work climb. If you are competing, sign up asap because gear check is tomorrow. There will also adaptive climbing and beginner basic climbing opportunities. Sign up & more info here.

Sponsored by Viking Coffee

Start your day like a Viking

On your way to downtown Boise in the morning? Grab your cup of coffee & a Scandinavian pastry at Viking Coffee. They are the latest member of Green Acres Food Truck park, right on the Greenbelt and Shoreline Drive.

Viking Coffee is open Tuesday - Saturday, 7am-1pm. Check em out!

Summer tunes

Lineups & dates for summer concert series are out! And wow, there is soo much good music happening here this summer. Here are some of the recent announcements. These are all outside btw.

Alive After Five

Location: Grove Plaza

Dates: Wednesdays; June 15, June 22, July 6, July 20, July 27, August 3, and August 10

Deets: free, all ages, food & drink available, local openers, new lineup curation by Duck Club

Lineup: 6/15 True Loves (listen), 6/22 Mr Grant Olsen (listen), 7/6 The Suffers (listen), 7/20 Deep Sea Diver (listen), 7/27 Wavves (listen), 8/3 Joshy Soul (listen), 8/10 Celisse (listen)

Alive After Five. Course: Downtown Boise Association

Great Garden Escape

Location: Idaho Botanical Garden in the Meditation Garden

Dates: Thursdays; June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14 July 21, July 28, August 4, august 11, August 18, and August 25

Deets: tickets on sale May 13 for members and May 19 for public, all ages, food & drink available, byo chairs/blankets, lineup curated by Duck Club

Lineup: 6/30 Orchestra Gold (one of my faves - listen), 7/7 Hillfolk Noir (listen), 7/14 Smokey Brights (listen), 7/21 Scott Pemberton O Theory (listen), 7/28 Jackie Venson (another fave - listen), 8/4 Garcia Peoples (listen), 8/11 Lounge on Fire (listen), 8/18 Afrosonics (listen), 8/25 Boise Straight Ahead Jazz Big Band

Great Garden Escape. Source: Idaho Botanical Garden

Tuesdays on the creek

Location: Indian Creek Plaza, downtown Caldwell

Dates: Every Tuesday, May 17 - September 27

Deets: free, all ages, food & drink available, Farmer's Market happening at the same time

Jump, Jam, Jive

Location: JUMP Amphitheater, downtown Boise

Dates: Tuesdays; June 7, June 21, July 5, July 19, August 2, August 16, August 30, September 13

Deets: free, all ages, food & drink available, byo blankets/chairs, local artists

Lineup: 6/7 Danger Beard + Boise Rock School, 6/21 Low Fi + Boise Rock School, 7/5 Ashley Rose Smith band + Idaho Songwriters, 7/19 Lounge on Fire + TRICA, 8/2 Emily Tipton band + Boise Hive, 8/16 Amuma Says No + Boise Hive, 8/30 Audio Moonshine + Idaho Arts Charter, 9/13 Dusty Leigh + Idaho Songwriters

Jump, Jam, Jive. Source: JUMP

Tunes & shows

I did a big ol update to the show calendar. If you know of a show that isn't on the cal, email me Check it out at

More upcoming shows:

Food finds & things to drink

  • Fri May 13: Sockeye Brewing is doing a 36th Street Pop Up Pub & Trivia. Food truck, $4 drinks & games.
  • Fri-Sun May 13-15: Happy 11th bday Payette Brewing! They are celebrating allll weekend with live music, yard games, food trucks, and of course, lots of beer. All ages.
  • Sat May 14: The Taste of Caldwell Wine Festival is happening frm 5-8pm at Indian Creek Plaza. Ir's focused on Sunnyslop Wines and will have educational tastings, food, and live tunes. Tickets are $45 if you are drinking.
  • Mon May 16: Somewhere Bar has Game Night on Mondays. Drink specials 4-8pm. They have games or you can bring your own.
  • Fri-Sat May 24-25: Wanna be on tv? Restaurant: Impossible is filming at Island Kine Grinds in Nampa and they are looking for construction & design help. It's paid!
Indian Creek Plaza. Source: Indian Creek Plaza

Things to do

Just trust me...

Don't forget to vote! Early voting ends tomorrow & voting day is next Tuesday. Kids in Nampa can't read Looking For Alaska or The Kite Runner anymore so yeah...

Thanks for reading! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

With love from Boise,


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