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Turkey today, Nutcracker tomorrow

published5 days ago
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Ballet Idaho is back

Tomorrow (Friday) Ballet Idaho will have its first performance with an audience since March 2020! Ballet Idaho will preform The Nutcracker over two weekends: this weekend, November 26-28 and next weekend, December 3-5 at The Morrison Center.

Credit Mike Reid, Ballet Idaho.

Black Friday & Small biz Saturday

Record Store Day Black Friday at Record Exchange! Find 150 titles on vinyl, CD and other formats, plus other deals throughout the store and gift shop. Open 8am-8pm. More info here.

Black Friday at Payette Brewing is an all-day celebration of dark beer. 40+ high-end imperial stouts and porters will be tapped, plus Payette will release its 2021 Twelve Gauge Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Live music, food trucks, lots of beer. It's 21+, free to enter, $4 for beer tokens, and goes 12-8pm. No dogs allowed this time.

Rediscovered Books has some small biz Saturday shenanigans planned. Store giveaways, games, raffles and more!

Derlūj has a sip & shop event for small business Saturday. Free tastes and wine!

Lots more places to shop small this weekend (and all the time). You can see my list here!

Tunes & shows

I just updated the list of upcoming shows to include all of December and January. So many good shows! I can't wait to see Thundercat at Knitting Factory in January.

See all upcoming shows at

Food finds & things to drink

  • Fork has a new winter menu! Herbed spaghetti squash, pan seared duck breast, risotto & tiger prawns, & winter cocktails.
  • Kin's bar is back open! Fridays & Saturdays 5pm-12am.
  • Chicana Foods has a new collab with Kula Connection. Get this yummy vegan holiday treat for $25 for a limited time.
  • Nov 26: Barbarian Brewing is releasing two variations of The Morrigan in 16oz cans on this one day only! They have Peanut Butter Chocolate Morrigan and The Morrigan Goes Coconuts.
  • Nov 26-27: Telaya Wine Co. is doing neat a Barrel Tasting & Education event. Walk though four tasting of Petit Verdot and learn all about how barrels impact wine. Tix are $35 for a one hour tour and tasting. There's two events on Friday and one on Saturday.
  • Nov 27: Take the littles to donut decorating at Guru Donuts in Eagle. This is the last one!
  • Nov 27: Bear Island Brewing Co. is celebrating 7 years in biz!
  • Nov 27: Happy Camper Kitchen will be at Mad Swede from 4-8pm.
Credit Chicana Foods

Things to do

  • TODAY: Spend Thanksgiving with alpacas! Seriously lol.
  • TONIGHT: Visit the Holiday Mini Horses on Big Al's patio at The Village at Meridian. They will be back Dec 18 and 23 too.
  • TONIGHT: Winter Garden aGlow opens tonight! It's open Wed-Sun 6-9:30pm through December 31. Tickets are required and sold in 1 hour time blocks.
  • Nov 26 @ 8pm: Matilda the Musical at Boise Little Theater kicks off tomorrow and runs through Dec 18. Tix are $20.
  • Nov 26-27: Alley Repertory Theater Presents: Priscilla Queen of the Desert at Visual Arts Collective. The glitz, glamour, song and dance show is doing a "pay what you want preview" for these two nights before the official show run, happening Dec 9-11 and Dec 16-19.
  • Nov 27: Go shopping at the 34th Street Holiday Market! open 9am-2pm in Garden City.
  • Nov 27: Sol Invictus Vineyard has a Christmas Market from 12pm-4pm with 30 local vendors.
  • Nov 27: Head over to Western Collective for photos with Santa and ornament decorating. 10am-2pm.
  • Nov 27: Santa will also be at Old Boise 6th & Main for free photos from 12-4pm. Damn he's already busy!
  • Nov 27: Boise Classic Movies has Elf playing out at Idaho Shakespeare Fest, plus an ugly sweater contest is going down.
  • Nov 30: Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at Global Lounge Commons. Join Dr. Aodhàn Crawford for a night of storytelling, art and education. Tix are $15. Also it's a sober event bc items will be passed through the room and cultural customs do not allow substances near the spiritual pieces being shared. Sounds really cool!
  • Dec 1: Join the DIY jewelry stamping party with Fluff Hardware at Barbarian Brewing. Starts at 6pm at is $39.
You can make one of these! Credit Fluff Hardware.

Just trust me...

...did you know Pac-Man is up at Lucky Peak?

Thanks for reading and hope you have a lovely turkey day!

With love from Boise,


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