WHAT TO DO: Weekend events across the Treasure Valley

Posted at 8:59 AM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 10:59:22-05

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Events for Everyone

Ice Skating at The Village at Meridian: November 11th, 2017 - January 28th, 2018: Visit The Village at Meridian and glide on the ice! Bring the family and friends and spend a night skating under the stars! Make sure to attend the Tree Lighting and see Santa’s Arrival on the 17th! More info here!

Magic Sword: November 17th, 2017 | Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM: Boise! Come rock out with as we raise our neon swords in the air to Boise Natives Magic Sword! Watch as The Keeper of the Magic Sword, The Seer of All Truths, & The Weaver of all Hearts and Souls defeat the mighty Dark One and his Dreadlords! More info here!

Canyon County Christmas ShowNovember 17th - 19th, 2017 | See Times HereHead on down to the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa for the Canyon County Christmas Show! Enjoy a wonderful holiday experience for the entire family! More info here!

Boise Baroque Chamber OrchestraNovember 17th & 19th, 2017 | See Times Here
The Boise Baroque Chamber Orchestra, with Music Director Daniel Stern, welcomes Seattle Symphony Flutist Jeffrey Barker back to Boise. Barker previously was principal flute of the Boise Philharmonic, and makes his much anticipated return to Boise. More info here!

Holiday Open House at North End Organic Nursery: November 18th, 2017 | 4PM - 7PM: You're invited to the first ever Holiday Open House! Come see all of the fun and interesting gifts North End Organic Nursery has in stock for the holidays! New items for gardeners and non-gardeners alike! 10% off your total purchase with a donation to Toys for Tots. Tis the season to give! More info here!

Boise GreenBike's CranksGiving: November 18th, 2017 | 10AM - 2PM: This is a fun scavenger hunt/alley cat race on Boise GreenBikes for a great cause - providing Thanksgiving dinners to families in need. All participants must ride Boise GreenBikes, so the playing field is even. Tickets are FREE, but you must register to participate. More info here!

Wintry MarketNovember 18th & 19th, 2017 | 10AM - 5PM: Come for the 7th year of Wintry Market will be held in the Pioneer Room at JUMP Boise! Free admission! This event will serve as an upscale and inventive indie art/craft show during the holidays. The Market will consist of innovative and original items produced using traditional art/craft methods. More info here!

Survivors of Suicide Loss Day - Treasure ValleyNovember 18th, 2017 | 10AM-4PM: Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. This year, all gatherings will include a screening of The Journey: A Story of Healing and Hope, as well the new follow-up featurette, The Journey Revisited, in which six of the original Journey participants gather three years later to reflect on how their grief and healing journey is evolving. More info here!

19th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance: November 19th, 2017 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM: Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is a tribute to those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. This day serves to raise awareness of the abuse and violence faced by the trans and gender non-conforming (GNC) community, as well as our families, friends, and cis allies. More info here!

Family Friendly Events

Winter Wonderland: November 17th, 2017 | 6PM - 9PM: Head on down to Downtown Caldwell for the 10th Annual Winter Wonderland! Visit with Santa at his workshop, enjoy live entertainment and browse through local vendors, visit the Historic Train Depot, and stay for the Tree Lighting at 7:30PM! More info here!

Splash 'N’ DashNovember 17th, 2017 | 5:45PM - 9:45PM: Let Nampa Parks and Rec staff do the splashing and you (the parents) can do the dashing! Parents can enjoy a Friday night alone while the kiddos have a blast swimming and playing games! More info here!

Boise Holiday ParadeNovember 18th, 2017 | Starts at 9:45AM: Enjoy "A Storybook Christmas" at the 2017 Boise Holiday Parade, where children's author Leslie Petricelli will be the Grand Marshal. The parade kicks off on Jefferson at 10th Street and heads east to Fourth Street, where it turns south to Bannock. Proceeding west, the parade winds up at 11th Street. More info here!

Bowling for Rhinos With Zoo Boise: November 18th, 2017 | 6PM - 9PM: Come join Zoo Boise at the wildlife conservation party of the year at the 9th Annual Bowling for Rhinos on Saturday, November 18 from 6PM - 9PM at Westy's Garden Lanes. Bowl the evening away with cosmic bowling, raffles, silent auctions, photo-ops, and much more! More info here!

Turkey ShootNovember 18th, 2017 | 1PM - 2:30PM: Win a turkey for your Thanksgiving dinner! Teams consist of one adult and one child. Each team member will take 10 free-throw shots and the team with the highest combined total in each age division takes home the turkey. Advance registration is recommended, but you may register on the day of the shoot. More info here!

New Found Glory:November 18th, 2017 | Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM: New Found Glory with special guests The Ataris are going to be rocking your night at the Knitting Factory Concert House this Saturday! More info here!

Doctor Who Velocity Party at Re-POP : November 18th, 2017 | 5PM - 8PM: Doctor Who Velocity is a ten minute fan-made film by Boise based director Chris Phillips and local writer and comedian Krystal Moore. To celebrate the success of the film, Re-POP Gifts will remain open late on Saturday to host a Doctor Who themed party. People are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Doctor Who/Sci Fi characters and come and join in the fun! More info here!

Treasure Valley Nightowls

The Giving Tree Gala: November 17th, 2017 | 8PM - 3AM: The Balcony Cares Project and A.L.P.H.A present The Giving Tree Gala hosted by Maliha! Join The Balcony for a show with ALL proceeds from the Maliha 2.0 drink will be donated in the form of food baskets to A.L.P.H.A. You can help those in need this holiday season by donating non-perishable food items. Bring 3 or more and you'll get in free! More info here!

Frankly Burlesque: DisCharge After Dark: November 18th, 2017: Hosted by DisCharge from Bristol, U.K.! DisCharge After Dark explores all that is dark! It'll be a staged experience of nightmares, dark fantasy, and all that goes bump in the night. Also featuring a bevy of beautiful burlesque and performance artists. More info here!

Les Bois Disco avec Stardust Lounge: November 18th, 2017 | 11PM - 2AM: Stardust Lounge returns from our nation's capital, DC, to our fair City of Trees! Bringing the best in club disco from around the globe to heat up the dance floor beneath the crowned stage. Mark your calendar, find a babysitter, and shop for some slick threads! Music is your religion, commune with others where Lux has offered the space in Les Bois to cleanse your souls through dance. More info here!

Third Space Saturday with DJ IGA: Gratitude Edition: November 18th, 2017 | 10PM - 1AM: Join the Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho's DJ IGA The Independent Grocer at Spacebar Arcade for an evening of interstellar funk, hip-hop and electro, all on vinyl. It's November and nearly Thanksgiving, so you'll hear a few cuts that give thanks and express gratitude. No cover! More info here!

Trivia Night w/ Sockeye Brewing November 19th, 2017 | 7PM - 10PM: Join Spacebar this week for trivia with friends from Sockeye Brewing! They are coming over from across town to visit the arcade! Great beer, tough trivia, and cool swag makes for an awesome party! More info here!

Pilates and WineNovember 19th, 2017 | 11AM - 1PM: Rejuvenate and join us at the winery in our cellar for an hour-long instructor led mat class, followed by a glass of wine and other refreshments! More info here!