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Fun things to do tonight

It's First Thursday! Events are happening tonight all over downtown Boise from about 5-9pm. There are quite a few non-profit events tonight for Idaho Gives + a slew of reasons to eat and drink. Here's some things I'm excited to eat & drink & see tonight. You can see all First Thursday happenings here.

The Third Annual BFF Block Party for Idaho Gives is tonight! Head down to the Lusk District tonight for a super fun all-ages block party! & community celebration. You can meet dozens of local non profits, listen to live local tunes, drink local beer, wine & cider, and meet new friends and neighbors. The partay starts at 5pm & it's free to attend! More info here.

Microdose Film Series kicks off tonight at The Flicks! This is Treefort Music Fest's off-season quarterly screening series, hosted by Filmfort & showing exclusively at The Flicks. You can watch cutting-edge documentaries, mind-bending narratives and other cross-genre films, often with directors in attendance to share a peek from behind-the-scenes. Tonight at 7pm, catch Greener Grass & a virtual Q&A with the lead producer. Tix are $10. More info here.

Filmfort 2022. Photo by Matthew Wordell.

Mama's Day is Sunday

May 6: Need a last min gift? Make your mama something handmade at Fluff Hardware's Mother's Day DIY Metal Stamping Party at Edward's Greenhouse. Tix are $39 & include everything you need to make stamped metal earrings or a necklace.

May 6: Potter Wine's is hosting a Mother's Day Charcuterie Workshop with The Cheese Barn at 6pm. Learn how to make a fabulous charcuterie while sippin local wine. Tix are $65 a pair.

May 6-8: Check out the Mother's Day Festival at Franz Witte. Look through beautiful blooms while listening to live music & enjoying a local food truck. It's free!

May 6-8: Spyglass Gardens is hosting its 22nd Annual Mother's Day Tour de Farm. Learn about the farm, choose items for the garden, build your own herb hanging basket & more. It's free!

May 7: Indian Creek Plaza has a Mother's Day Market from 10am-3pm. There will be mimosas, live jazz music, and more than 50 vendors to shop.

May 7: Huston Vineyards is hosting Mother's Day Rose from 12-5pm. Tix are $25.

May 7: A Mother's Day Pop-Up Shop & Market is happening at State Street Marketplace from 10am-4pm.

May 7: Take your mom to Mom Jokes (Mother's Day Comedy Show) at Watson's Mystery Café & Spirits. Tix are $15 and starts at 6pm.

May 7: Sturman's Wine & Cigars is hosting a Rosé May Mother's Day Party. Live music & food truck will be there too!

May 7-8: Western Collective has a two-day Mother's Day Boozy Bouquet Bar. Build a bouquet for mom & enjoy some beverages.

Also, some of my go-to places for last min gifts + flowers:

Mama's Day goodies from Derluj. Photo by Derluj.

Tunes & shows

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Food finds & things to drink

  • TONIGHT: Indian Creek Plaza is having a Cinco de Mayo celebration tonight from 5-10pm, complete with live music, a taco truck taste off & more. It's free to attend!
  • TONIGHT: Struman's Wine & Cigars is doing a Spanish Wine Tasting tonight from 6-8pm.
  • May 5-8: The Mother of All Weekends is happening at Mother Earth Tap House. Thursday through Sunday you can go enjoy a full schedule of beer, art, live music, food & fun.
  • May 6: Lost Grove Brewing teamed up with West Mountain Drifters to release its newest collaboration beer: Bull Trout Princess Kölsch. Try it on Friday starting at 5pm.
  • May 7: The Eagle Saturday Market opens for the season on Saturday, May 7 at 9am. It's in Heritage Park in Eagle.
  • May 7: Global Lounge is hosting a Lebaran-led Celebration Potluck with Indo Idaho. Join in celebrating the end of Ramadhan fasting month with food and friends. Starts at 11am. All are welcome.
  • May 7: Wanna learn how to make your own beer? Take a Beer Brewing 101 Class at Brewer's Haven.
  • May 7: Go check out WILD EATS: A Wild Game Cook-off Event at Clairvoyant Brewing. 1-4pm.
  • May 10: Every Tuesday is Pupper Tuesday at Mad Swede Brewing. Bring your dog in & get happy hour prices all day.

Things to do

  • May 6: Join the kick off celebration for the Garden City Climate Action Artwalk from 3-7pm at Coiled Winery.
  • May 6: There's a Friday Evening Market at L.A. Junk Antiques from 5-7pm. Lots of great garden items!
  • May 6: The Look, an immersive multimedia dance performance by choreographer Savannah Dunn and visual artist Jennifer Dunn, is happening at Surel's Place starting at 6:30pm. Tix are $10.
  • May 6: Go see Little Shop of Horrors on the big screen at The Egyptian. Tix are $10 and it starts at 8pm. Then you can go see it again at Idaho Shakespeare Fest in August!
  • May 6: Go sing karaoke at Mad Swede Brew Hall. It's free!
  • May 6-8: Ballet Idaho's Beauty & the Beast is performing this weekend at Morrison Center!
  • May 7: Take a field trip & go birding at Eagle Island State Park with Golden Eagle Audubon Society. It's free!
  • May 7: The Flock Cancer Street Stroll is happening all day Saturday on Harrison Blvd. Get a pink outfit & a group of friends & join the fun!
  • May 7: Take a Historic Bus Tour of the P&IN Railroad with Nampa Parks & Rec. Tix are $65 & the tour is a full day.
  • May 14: Roaring Springs has pushed its opening weekend due to weather. The waterpark will be open next weekend on Saturday & Sunday, and will open daily for the season on Memorial Day weekend.

Just trust me...

& enjoy a Mother's Day classic.

Thanks for reading!

With love from Boise,


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