WHAT TO DO: Honor veterans, live music, holiday shows

Posted at 7:11 AM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 09:11:26-05

Need plans for the weekend in the Treasure Valley? has some ideas.  You can honor veterans, take in some live music or get ready for the holidays with a winter show or holiday bazaar.

For Everyone

Boise State Annual Veterans Celebration
November 10th, 2017 | 11AM - 1PM

Join this celebration in appreciation and support of all the students, staff and veterans at Boise State. The public is invited. Free parking available in Lincoln Avenue Parking Garage. More info here!


Marine Corps 242nd Birthday Celebration
November 10th, 2017 | 11:45AM - 10PM

Join Quinn's Restaurant and Lounge for their annual Anniversary Celebration for the United States Marine Corps! All retired, former and active Marines and their families, and all Navy Corps, along with the public, are welcome to attend. There will be special ceremonies at noon and again at 7PM. Marines and family members share their stories, plus Commandant's speech, and the youngest and oldest Marine present have the honor of cutting the cake. More info here!


Blues Traveler: 30th Anniversary Tour
November 10th, 2017 | Doors at Show at

Tickets are available at the Record Exchange, by calling 866-468-7624 and online at or Tickets: $27.50 in advance, $30 day of, $60 Platinum Skybox & Reserved Balcony. This is an all ages show! More info here!


Flea Market

November 11th - 12th, 2017 | Sat: 9AM - 5PM Sun 10AM - 4PM

You never know what you’re going to find at the flea market, but one thing’s for certain, something will find you. Bring home a new, old thing to love. More info here!


Boise Philharmonic: Music of the Americas with Cecilia Lopez
November 11th, 2017 | 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Music of the Americas with Idaho native Cecilia Violetta Lopez features works by North and South American composers: Golijov, Villas Lobos, Copland and Barber. Take your seats an hour early for Musically Speaking, the pre-concert lecture, hosted by Jamey Lamar. More info here!


Kuna Holiday Artist and Crafter Show
November 11th, 2017 | 10AM - 5PM

Don’t forget to add the Kuna Holiday Artist and Crafter Show to your calendar. Support local artists, crafters, Kuna downtown revitalization, and the Kuna Arts Commission. All items for sale are handmade, even the food. More info here!


BCT: Hand to God
November 8th - 11th, 2017 | See Times Here

In a tiny Texas town, shy Jason is trying to be a good son. He joins his mother Margery’s Christian Puppet Ministry at the local church, and discovers a burgeoning talent for puppetry. Tyrone the puppet, though, has other plans. An irreverent, occasionally shocking, and perpetually hysterical romp to hell and back that will leave you sore with laughter. Mature audiences only. More info here!


96.9 The Eagle: neXt2rock

November 12th, 2017 | Doors at Show at
Next2Rock is a national contest for bands competing for a record contract and national radio play.  Boise has had 11 bands submit and out of these, seven will perform at a free concert before a panel of local judges. More info


Al Stewart

November 12th, 2017 | Doors at Show at
Ask Al Stewart to sum up where he is now, musically speaking, and you’re likely to wind up two steps behind where you started; this is by no means an unusual circumstance in conversation with Al, keenly aware as he is that making a leap forward often entails taking a step backward. Al will be performing live at the Egyptian Theater in Downtown Boise. More info

Family Friendly Fun

Kids Discovery Expo
November 11th, 2017 | 10AM - 5PM

The Kid's Discovery Expo will provide a day of fun and learning for families. Vendors will include after-school activities, sports, family health, nutrition, tutoring, entertainment, performing arts, schools, toys, photographers, dentists, doctors, insurance, learning centers, book stores, petting zoo, jump house, and more. More info here!


Boise Senior Center 38th Annual Holiday Bazaar
November 11th, 2017 | 9AM - 4PM

Enjoy holiday shopping at its best. The Boise Senior Center will be packed with crafters, artisans, food, décor and more. Stop by the Christmas Store for great deals on quality second-hand gifts and décor. Pepe’s Famous Sauces Food Truck will serve breakfast burritos in the morning and their popular lunch menu beginning at noon. Enjoy a festive holiday atmosphere complete with the Hawthorne Elementary School Choir singing Christmas carols while you check off your holiday shopping list. More info here!


Boise Farmers Indoor Winter Market
Saturdays through December 23rd, 2017 | 9AM - 1PM

The Boise Farmers Market moves to their indoor location at the corner of Eighth and Fulton streets for the winter market from November 4th - December 23rd. More info here!


Night Tours at The Old Pen
November 3rd - 17th, 2017 | 6PM - 10PM

Spend a cold winter evening at the Old Pen! Staff and volunteers will be giving historical site tours or you are welcome to do a self-guided tour and explore the Old Pen on your own! Tickets at the door will be subject to availability. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather! More info here!


6th Annual Holiday Bazaar

November 11th, 2017 | 9AM - 4PM

Find great gift items for yourself and everyone on your holiday list! Our store full and 20+ local artisans with metal, wood, vintage, farmhouse, shabby chic, unique finds and everything in between. More info here!


Table Rock Restoration: The Biggest Planting Day Ever!
November 11th, 2017 | 10AM - 1PM
Join the Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Fish and Game, City of Boise and Land Trust of the Treasure Valley for habitat restoration at Table Rock. The group will meet in the Old Idaho State Pen gravel parking area. Please RSVP
here. Plan for cool weather in the morning. More info here!


Treasure Valley Nightowls

Sunset at the Zoo for Adults
November 11th, 2017 | 4PM - 6PM

See Zoo Boise in a whole new light! Experience the zoo after hours, and learn about the daily rhythm of animals, and how we accommodate them. You’ll experience an evening of fun activities, experiments, and up close animal encounters. More info here!


Boise Bard Players: Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale
November 10th - 19th, 2017 | See Times Here
The Boise Bard Players presents Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" at Mad Swede Brewing Company. Come grab a drink and settle in to listen to a story that will break your heart, make you laugh, and ultimately leave you satisfied like a great beer. You'll be up close and personal with the actors in this immersively staged production, and at no extra cost to you. There's no ticket charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. More info here!


Powderhaus Brewing - 2 Year Anniversary Celebration
November 10th, 2017 | 12PM - 11PM

Powderhaus Brewing Company is celebrating 2 years of Craft Beer! They’ll be releasing two amazing beers from their barrel program along with all their core brews and rotating seasonals. Haus favorites Borrowed Minds will be jamming starting at 7PM. Corey James will be entertaining the happy hour crowd from 4 to 6! Meraki Greek Street Bistro will be there too! Come for the beer but stay for the live music and food vendors. More info here!


Veterans Day Pinup Art Show

November 10th, 2017 | 5PM - 9PM

Swell Artist Collective is proud to present the Veterans Day Pinup Art Show! The term pinup was coined in 1941, referring to mass produced pictures of a model meant for display and people began pinning these to their walls. During WWII American soldiers needed a way to keep morale up in the wake of the atrocities of war. Both pinup models and artists answered this call and thousands of calendars were sent to soldiers free of charge. Swell has tasked their roster of artists with the job of creating their own version of a pinup and the results have been incredible! More info here!



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Duck Club Presents Beach Slang: DRUNK OR LUST TOUR 2017! With special guests Dave Hause & The Mermaid and Hannah Racecar! More info here!


10th Annual Pussycat Ball
November 10th, 2017 | 9PM - 2AM

Announcing this year's Feline Festivities for all you Furry Funbots. This year the event is November 10th for the 10th Annual Pussycat Ball. This costumed event will once again take place at China Blue in Downtown Boise and is 21+ only. China Blue will be rolling out some amazing things this year, so RSVP to stay informed of all things feline. More info here!


Pray for Snow Winter Ale Fest
November 11th, 2017 | 12PM - 8PM

It's that time of year again! Come on down for the 5th Annual Pray For Snow Winter Ale Fest! 40+ breweries, Boise Curling Club, Ski/Snowboard Rail Jam, Cupid's Undie Run Registration, Ranch Club & The Shed food booths, Idaho Ski Resorts, live DJ, and more! Purchase your tickets at Tom Grainey's, Silly Birch, Whiskey Bar, The Shed, or Ranch Club for $25 in advance or $30 at the door. More info here!


Barrel Aged Social
November 11th, 2017 | 2PM - 5PM

Sockeye Brewing Presents: Soaked in Oak Barrel Aged Social! Enjoy an intimate setting in the packaging building at Sockeye Brewing for an evening of barrel aged beer. This event is only open to 100 attendees and will feature a tasting of exclusive small batch barrel aged brews from Sockeye Brewing. Featuring a tasting of over 10 Sockeye barrel aged beers, sample small batch reserve beers straight from the barrel, and much more! More info here!