WHAT TO DO: Cinco De Mayo weekend fun

Posted at 5:35 AM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 07:35:33-04

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Idaho Fun for Everyone!

Face To Face & Less Than Jake May 4th, 2018 | Doors at 7PM Show at 7:30PM Ever-adapting to the constant change in an unsure music industry, Less Than Jake is still making cannonball-sized splashes in the deep end while many of its peers timidly eye shallow waters. Check out both Face to Face and Less Than Jake live Friday night at the Knitting Factory Concert House. 

Comedian Nick Swardson May 4th, 2018 | Doors at 6:30PM Show at 7:30PM Swardson is best known for his role in RENO 911! and as the writer and producer of popular films like Grandma’s Boy, The Benchwarmers, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. He has had two Comedy Central one-hour stand-up specials and was the host of his own sketch comedy show, Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time. Currently, Swardson is starring in Typical Rick, a sitcom that he created for Comedy Central that premiered in 2016. 

TEDxBoise 2018

May 5th, 2018 | 1PM - 9PM TEDxBoise is in ‘Uncharted Territory: Putting Ideas on the Map.’ Reflect on the past and live in the present while we question what we know and seek out what we do not. The TEDxBoise speakers will take you on a trek to explore new topics or visit familiar ones with a different perspective. Capitalism, 3D Printing, Queerspawn, and River Surfing are just a few of the talks on this year’s itinerary. 

Volcanic Features near Mountain Home

May 5th, 2018 | 7:30AM - 5PM Field trip coordinator Steve Cox will lead this trip to view a number of interesting volcanic features in the Mountain Home area, including a ferro-magmatic basalt flow full of plagioclase crystals on I-84, the Crater Rings, Sheep Maar vent, Smith’s Crack, Eureka Cave, Teapot Dome and Cinder Cone Butte. You’ll also discuss a new theory of the Yellowstone Hotspot while looking out over the beginning of the Eastern Snake River Plain. Dress for the weather, bring food and drinks. 

Amy's Annual Plus-Sized Clothing Swap

May 5th, 2018 | 6PM - 8PM Come celebrate International No Diet Day with the Boise Rad Fat Collective. This yearly event at Amy's house is such a fun, free way to shop and hang out with other body positive people. Everyone puts their items out in semi-organized sections and then the shopping begins. Such a great way to try out new styles and sizes in an earth-friendly (and wallet-friendly) way. Bring a friend (but please leave small children at home) and start cleaning out those closets and saving up stuff now! 

Gold Prospectors Association of America Show

May 5th, 2018 | 10AM - 5PM Join the largest gold prospecting organization in the world to learn more about the Gold Prospecting Community, and how to get started on your own gold rush. 

F.U.S.E. Dance Collaboration Drop-In Dance Classes

May 5th, 2018 | 9AM - 11AM F.U.S.E. is a multi-style art collaboration based on the principles of love, acceptance, and integrity. Simply a group of dancers and artists, from different backgrounds and styles, whose purpose is to love, support, and unify artists throughout the northwest. All F.U.S.E. drop in dance classes are ages 13+, fast paced and based on an intermediate/advanced skill level. 

Capital City Public Market

May 5th, 2018 | 9:30AM - 1:30PM Idaho Street (between 9th and Capitol) will be full of local small businesses, selling all kinds of wonderfully unique art, jewelry, woodwork, glasswork, leatherwork and more! Fresh produce, like lettuce, radishes, spinach, and more! Locally raised beef, elk, buffalo, jerky eggs and plenty of ready to eat deliciousness, like crepes, pies, cookies, fudge, croissants, kettle korn, spicy peanuts, roasted almonds, etc! Locally roasted coffee! Local wine, cider, root beer & soda! There’s something for everyone, great gifts for friends and family, and things for your pets too at the Capital City Public Market! 

Boise Farmers Market May 5th, 2018 | 9AM - 1PM The Boise Farmers Market is the community's source for locally grown foods sold by the farmer. The Market features specialty food products, Idaho goods and a select few artisans, plus a community space to learn about food and sustainability. Saturdays through October. 

2018 Boise Record Show and Swap May 6th, 2018 | 10AM - 4PM Dealers from multiple states — including private dealers and independent record stores — will offer thousands of records across a wide variety of genres. Everyone from the hardcore collector hunting for rarities to the thrifty newcomer looking to start a collection will find something at the swap. Vintage audio equipment, including turntables, also will be available for purchase. 

Colossal Cinematic Showcase

May 6th, 2018 | 4PM - 7PM Together, Clam City Productions (Larry Dennis) and X Marx The Spot Productions (Melina Marx) host the Colossal Cinematic Showcase. This biannual red carpet event showcases the work of filmmakers and is a cinematic storytelling of journeys. Directly following the film, join the After Party at Mad Swede Brewing, where you can meet and greet the featured filmmakers. 


Family Friendly Events! The 2nd Annual Scentsy Con Kid Tech Fair May 4th, 2018 | 5PM - 8PM Turn off the TV’s, walk out of the movie theaters — the real superheroes will be gathering on the grounds of Scentsy for The 2nd Annual Scentsy Con! Stop by for lots of delicious food, a costume contest, a martial arts demonstration to teach the kids superhero skills, booths, interactive games and prizes for kids — all to raise money for the Valley’s Computers for Kids program, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bridging the technological divide among today’s youth. Booths will include virtual reality, Robotics, 3D printing, and a real robot! 

May the 4th Be With You!

May 4th, 2018 | 6PM - 8PM Travel to a galaxy far far away as you learn how to make hearty Bantha Bites! In this hands-on program, you’ll get to make blue milk Bantha biscuits from scratch and then use that dough to wrap up a dinner sized portion of a savory roast Bantha - a delicious meal fit for any Jedi. Then, wash it all down with a tall glass of Yoda Soda. Ages 10+, this meal includes wheat, dairy, and beef. Recipes to take home and beverages for purchase. 

Click, Clack, Moo

May 4th, 2018 | 7PM - 9PM The Velma V. Morrison Center Presents: Click, Clack, Moo! Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!? When Farmer Brown’s granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declared the farm a "tech-free zone."

He confiscates her laptop in the cold barn along with the shivering cows who use her computer to type messages requesting blankets. So the cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. No blankets: no milk, no eggs! 

Yoga for Kids

May 5th, 2018 | 11:15AM - 12PM

This playful, energy-releasing class encourages self-expression as well as building social skills. Children will strengthen their bodies as they learn how to focus through breathing and relaxation techniques. Mats provided or bring your own. For ages 4-10. 


Treasure Valley Night Owls! Moondoggies

May 4th, 2018 | 7PM - 11:30PM This is a 21+ show and venue. Special guest, Ana Lete! More info here!

Franks & Deans

May 5th, 2018 | 7PM - 11:30PM This is a 21+ show and venue. Special guests, The Opskamatrists and Ancestors. 

Cinco de Mayo at Fatty's

May 5th, 2018 | 8PM - 2AM Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo right at Fatty's Bar with DJ Slieb & DJ Zuz in The Mix! We've got tons of giveaways like bar swag, money, sombreros, and free drinks! Cinco de Mayo is also graduation day! If you are a Boise State University 2018 graduate, bring in photo proof and get a free drink! You earned it! 

The Hand w/ No and Mantooth

May 5th, 2018 | 7PM - 11PM This is a 21+ show and venue. More info here!

Kentucky Derby at Whiskey Bar

May 5th, 2018 | 12:30PM - 5:30PM Join the Whiskey Bar for the Kentucky Derby 144! Bring your big hats, blazers and come grab a Mint Julep as Maker's Mark will be at Whiskey Bar dipping custom red ink glasses for guests throughout the event. 

Cinco de Mayo at Payette!

May 5th, 2018 | 11AM - 10PM Happy Cinco de Mayo! Payette Brewing is helping you celebrate with some fun, flavorful, refreshing cervezas! Enjoy Lime Fly Line Vienna Lager and Margarita Aura Sour Ale. Sip on a Cinco de Mayo specialty beer, snack on some tacos and spend your holiday under the sun in the beer garden! Hungry? Wetos Locos will be there from 1PM- 5PM and Tacos y Tortas El Paco from 5PM - 9PM! 

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Mad Swede

May 5th, 2018 | 11AM - 11PM Enjoy Chili Infused Beers all day! Live music by Mahogany Road, going live from 7PM - 9PM with Americana, Latin Folk, Rock & Blues. Plus The Kilted Kod Food Truck will be serving up some grub from 11AM - 7PM.