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Wanna watch a movie?

published12 days ago
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Movie night

TONIGHT: Super cool documentary, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World is screening tonight at Idaho State Museum. It tells the story of Indigenous musicians and their profound influence on music we know today. One of the most famous artists in the film is jazz singer and Coeur d’Alene tribe member Mildred Bailey. She grew up in a musically-inclined family on the Coeur d’Alene Reservation and made history as the first woman to sing in a big band and to host her own radio show. The film also tells stories of other Indigenous musicians like Link Wray, Redbone, and Buffy Sainte-Marie. Starts at 6pm and tix includes museum admission.

Boise Classic Movies are back! Yay! They are hoping to screen all your Christmas faves out at Idaho Shakespeare Fest. The way BCM works is a certain amount of people have to buy tix for the event to happen. Your card isn't charged until the event is a go. So if you want to see one, you should buy tix right now. It's only $9. Here's the proposed schedule:

  • Nov 27: Elf (happening!)
  • Dec 2: White Christmas (needs 50 more)
  • Dec 4: The Muppet Christmas Carol (needs 83 more)
  • Dec 10: Love Actually (needs 66 more)
  • Dec 17: It's a Wonderful Life (needs 93 more)
  • Dec 18: Christmas Vacation (needs 37 more)

More xmas shopping

Nov 19-20: Sacred Heart School has a Holiday Bazaar this weekend with 20+ vendors selling woodwork, jewelry, home goods, baked goods and much more. Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 9am-4pm.

Nov 18-20: Check out the Merry Grinchmas Makers Market at the Mint Barrel Barn. 9am-6pm each day and free to attend. Hello Meridian toured it & looks super cute and fun.

Nov 19-21: Handmade Idaho Holiday Market at El Korah is this weekend. Preview night (ticketed) is tomorrow night. Otherwise free to attend. Over 50 vendors with all handmade stuff & things! Fun!

Nov 20: There's a Holiday Craft Open House at Wood Creations Boise from 10am-4pm. Bring a friend and get 10% off.

Nov 20: The 34th Street Holiday Market is happening from 10am-2pm. It's every Saturday, same time, through xmas.

Nov 20: The Nampa Farmer's Market Winter Wonderland is 11am-3pm. Every Saturday through xmas!

Nov 20-21: Bohemian Bloom & Herb Farm is having a Bohemian Holiday Antique Bazaar from 10am-5pm. It's really cool out there.

Credit Handmade Idaho

Tunes & shows

I'm def going to see Yak Attack (listen) and Luna Luna (listen) this weekend. Yak Attack is an electro-funk trio from Portland, OR. It's some cool groovy stuff. Luna Luna is a pop band that has some really cool bilingual tunes. They are from Dallas, TX and have been getting lots of press lately. Go see them at The Shredder before they blow up! Or else I'll get to say told ya so.

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Siiick photo of Reptaliens by @cdigi_. I love seeing his show photos. So good. Credit @cdigi_

Food finds & things to drink

  • Tonight: Join Meriwether Cider's Community Crush Drinking Party. All proceeds go to Treasure Valley Food Coalition!
  • Tonight: Barbarian Brewing has new beers released today.
  • Nov 19: Happy 6th bday Powderhaus Brewing! They have live tunes, food trucks and more shenanigans.
  • Nov 19: The 2021 Beer & Wine Expo is back. Head down to 13th Street to taste unlimited regional and local beer and wine. Tix are only $20. It's outside in a heated tent but wear a jacket because brr. Starts at 4pm.
  • Nov 19: Potter Wines Late Harvest Dinner with Crisp is 6:30-9:30pm. Enjoy a 4-course din paired with Potter Wines.

Things to do

  • Tonight: Vital Idaho is hosting an interesting talk, A Tiny Solution to Boise's Housing Crisis, exploring if tiny homes could help with Boise's housing crisis. It's free and online. Starts at 3pm!
  • Tonight: Join the Open Glaze Class at Grateful Gardens Art Studio.
  • Tonight: Take a Macramé Workshop at Payette Brewing with Western Wildflowers Co. It's 6-8pm. Tix are $50 and includes all materials and a pint.
  • Tonight: Join the Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop at JUMP. It's 7-9pm and tix are $30.
  • Nov 19: Learn to ice skate at The Village! Multiple classes throughout the season and group and private lessons available. Kicks off tomorrow.
  • Nov 19: LezBe Fairymales is at The Balcony. Traditional fairytales, but make it drag. Hell yeah. Starts ay 7pm and tix are $10.
  • Nov 19: For the little ones! Garden City Library has Dinosaur Storytime at 10am. You even get to "adopt" a dino friend to take home. Cuteness.
  • Nov 20-21: More dinos. The Dino & Dragon Stroll is out at Expo Idaho. I just know that some child is going to absolutely lose their mind at this event and I love that.
  • Nov 20: Twisted District Brew Co. is having Thanksgiving Yoga in the Brewery. Tix are $20 and include the class and a brewski. Plz bring a canned food donation.
  • Nov 20: Local author and pilot Crista Videriksen Worthy, editor of The Flyline (the Idaho Aviation Association’s monthly publication) has a new book about the history of Idaho Aviation. Head out to the Old Pen on Saturday for presentations about the book and get a signed copy.
  • Nov 21: Sunday funday. Do some Simpsons Trivia at Spacebar! Starts at 7pm.

Just trust me...

Did you know that in 2021, only 4 natural adult sockeye salmon successfully completed the migration back to Idaho waters? 4. Only 4 salmon. Wut.

Snake River Sockeye Salmon have been on the endangered species list for 30 years. And obvi it's not getting better. There's an event at the Idaho State Capitol about this this weekend on Saturday, Nov 20 at 4pm. I think it's like a rally type of event. But honestly seems like something to pay attention to before it's too late.

Ok that's all I got for ya. Thanks for reading! I'm still planning on sending ya a list of things to do next week on Thxgiving so you have some things to entertain yourself & your fam. Or escape them lol.

With love from Boise,


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