WHAT TO DO: Veterans Day Parade, Ski Swap & Live Music

Posted at 10:11 AM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-03 08:07:18-04

Looking for something to do this weekend? has some ideas.  Thank those who have served our country at the Veterans Day Parade.  You can also tell winter is on the way with holiday bazaars and a ski swap on the calendar.

Friends of the Boise Library Fall Holiday Sale, November 2nd - 5th, 2017

Thousands of gift-quality books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and more. Grab a bag at the entrance and fill it with books for just $9! Friday, Saturday and Sunday are open to the public, and all materials are half price on Sunday. More info here!

Ballet Idaho: NewDance, November 2nd - 5th, 2017

Over the years, Ballet Idaho's NewDance program has delved the elemental side of dance and allowed local performers to explore the art of choreography. This autumn, choreographers Phyllis Rothwell Affrunti, John Frazer, Daniel Ojeda, Nathan Powell and Lydia Sakolsky-Basquill create original pieces to be performed for small audiences in the intimate space. Often edgy, raw and surprising, this event of short ballets is sure to keep the audience guessing. More info here!

LED: Waters into Wilderness, November 3rd, 2017, Show Starts at 8PM

LED returns to the Morrison Center for the one-night-only premiere of their newest production. Waters Into Wilderness is LED’s most ambitious production to date. The evening-length narrative work explores the intimate and complex relationship between parents and their children. Inventive choreography, music, projection, lighting, sets and costumes combine to create an exciting narrative structure unlike anything you’ve seen before. More info here!

The 67th Annual Ski Swap, November 3rd - 5th, 2017 

Upgrade for the upcoming ski season on the cheap at the 67th Annual Ski Swap presented by the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation. More info here!

2017 Veterans Day Parade, November 4th, 2017, Ceremony Begins at 9:15AM

Honor the women and men who have served our great nation in the military at the 2017 Boise Veterans Day Parade! This year's parade will be held on the Saturday before Veteran’s Day, which falls on a drill weekend for the Idaho National Guard at Gowen Field and allows local military units to have a larger presence in the parade. More info here!

Nahko - My Name is Bear, Saturday, November 4th, 2017, Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM

As a musical collective, Nahko & Medicine For The People's mission is to be the motivation and inspiration for all that have become members of the Tribe. Within the global community, we have access to the tools needed to make changes, take action and spread awareness of how to live in harmony with Mother Gaia herself. Nahko is honored to be a force of attraction for positive and creative minds during these often-corrupt times. More info here!

Talk NERDY to Me, November 4th, 2017, Doors at 8PM Show at 9PM

Buckle those suspenders and polish your penny loafers as some of your favorite Boise performers pay homage to their nerdy influences. Prepare to be inspired by hair bands and super heroes, iconic TV nerds and movies that remind you of your youth. Whether a Potter-head or Airhead you'll love what these NERDS have in store. Polish your light sabers and rat your hair as they transport you to various planets and decades with Boise's Best Burlesque, Drag Queens, Aerialist, Comedians, Dance, and Performance Artists! More info here!

Skull Diver, November 5th, 2017, Doors 7PM at Show at 8PM

Check out this Portland duo as they rock out at the Neurolux in Downtown Boise! Special guests include Sun Blood Stories and Oceans are Zeroes. More info here!

Nothing More November 5th, 2017, Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM

You can't fake something like Nothing More. Since the band's inception, they have cultivated a rapturous fanbase the old-fashioned way: By releasing groundbreaking music, tirelessly touring and cultivating a relationship with their fans that transcends trends. More info here!

2017 Dia en Downtown Nampa, November 4th, 2017, 1:30PM - 6PM

It’s the Fourth Annual Dia en Downtown celebration at the Lloyd Square in Downtown Nampa! Enjoy art, music, vendors, tamales, dancing, and so much more! Families are invited to set up altars, please contact City of Nampa first. Community members are invited to bring a photo or ofrenda to contribute to the community altar. Please remember that this is not Halloween. Calavera (sugar skull) face paint is never bloody, scary or gory. More info here!

13th Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival National Premiere, November 4th, 2017, 7PM - 9PM

The Backcountry Film Festival is a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the community. Funds raised at each tour screening stay in the local community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter land management issues. More info here!

Craft & Chocolate Affaire, November 3rd & 4th, 2017, Fri: 5PM - 9PM Sat: 10AM - 4PM

Help launch the holiday season at the 16th Annual Craft & Chocolate Affaire! Start your holiday shopping early and find that special and unique gift from one of the many vendors. Catering specifically to chocolate lovers as well as those who love to attend bazaars. This event is FREE to the public. 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. All ages are welcome; but recommended for 13 and up. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather! More info here!

You Be You, No Matter What!, November 3rd, 2017, 7PM - 2AM

Join everyone for a night of performance and fun as The Balcony Club celebrates Planned Parenthood and the amazing work they do in our community! In an effort to ensure that vital work continues in Idaho, Planned Parenthood volunteers are hosting a fundraising event, the event will include a drag show with local talent and a live auction. More info here!

LSMS Holiday Bazaar, November 4th & 5th, 2017, Sat: 9AM - 5PM Sun: 10AM - 3PM

Lowell Scott Middle School in Boise is hosting their annual Holiday Bazaar! Get into the holiday spirit with live music, local performers, holiday shopping, and delicious treats. View and shop from over 80+ vendors. There is no entrance fee for the bazaar. More info here!

Veteran's Appreciation Bazaar & Raffle at Kleiner Park, November 4th, 2017, 10AM - 4PM

Come by and enjoy Christmas Shopping and the Veteran Appreciation Event at Senior Center in Kleiner Park! There will be live entertainment, raffles, door prizes, a great variety of vendors from handmade to direct sales and more! Come by for some yummy handmade & homemade treats, fresh roasted coffee and homemade hot chocolate while showing appreciation on site for our veterans, show military ID for your free raffle tickets to win door prizes while shopping for Christmas and supporting local families. More info here!

Sockeye Holiday Bazaar, November 4th, 2017, 11AM - 6PM

Come shop locally at the Sockeye Holiday Bazaar! There will be 20 vendors participating that will be selling fun and unique items including but not limited to hand crafted items, decor, jewelry, clothing and beauty products. As a bonus Sockeye will be offering discounted food and drinks that day. Located at the packaging facility at Sockeye Grill and Brewery. More info here!

X Games EnduroCross, November 4th, 2017, 7PM - 10:30PM

The best EnduroCross riders in the world will compete! Including World and Series Champion Colton Haaker, who will defend his crown; plus two-time Series Champion Cody Webb, Female Champion Shelby Turner, X Games Medalist Kacey Martinez, and racer and X Games Medalist Tarah Gieger, the rider featured on the cover of ESPN Magazine’s Body Issue. More info here!

16th Annual Veterans Breakfast, November 4th, 2017, 8AM - 12PM

The Warhawk Air Museum will be hosting the 16th annual Veterans Day Breakfast! Salute our Veterans over a hearty breakfast and visit the museum’s tributes to those who answered the call. They will be serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, hashbrowns, and coffee, milk and juice! More info here!