WHAT TO DO: Haunted tours and international holidays in the Treasure Valley this weekend

Posted at 9:12 AM, Oct 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-20 11:12:47-04

Still looking for something fun to do this weekend?  From haunted tours to international holidays has some suggestions.

For Everyone

Noche de Éxito Gala
October 20th, 2017 | 6PM – Midnight
Community Council of Idaho cordially invites you to attend the Noche de Éxito Gala. This year’s gala benefits the many services that CC Idaho provides. Those services include the brand new affordable Immigration Legal Services department. Beginning NOW, community members may stop by their office to receive legal aid. Come for a night filled with entertainment, food, live auction, and networking. All this, plus the ability to support a cause that benefits the community. More info here!

Diwali: Festival of Lights
October 20th, 2017 | 6:30PM - 10PM
Take the whole family to light a candle for peace as you enjoy traditional Indian dance, music, drama, and authentic Indian cuisine. More info here!

Boise Philharmonic Classic Series 2 - Boise
October 20th & 21st, 2017 | 7:30PM
Featuring performances of Mason Bates’ Attack Decay Sustain Release, Gabriel Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 80: Suite, and Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, op. 14. Take your seats an hour early for Musically Speaking. More info here!

BLT: The Addams Family Musical
October 20th – 28th, 2017 | Check Showtimes Here
The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family who her parents have never met. More info here!

Stage Coach: Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
October 20th – 28th, 2017 | Check Showtimes Here
Get your deerstalker cap on because the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale into a murderously funny adventure. Appropriate for adults and young people ages 11 and older. More info here!

Day of the Dead Celebration
October 21st, 2017 | 1PM - 3PM
Families are invited to celebrate and learn about the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Silverstone Library in Meridian. The holiday celebrates the memory of friends and family members who have passed away and helps support their spiritual journey. This is an all-ages family friendly event with activities for everyone. More info here!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K/Walk
October 21st, 2017 | 8AM - 12PM
Join the American Cancer Society for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk to help save lives, celebrate survivors, and honor loved ones lost. With every dollar raised, they’re able to make a bigger impact by helping conduct innovative research, promote early detection, and simply provide a hand to hold. You can register online or call or email Wendy Fisher for more information. More info here!

Boise Co-op Annual Co-owners Meeting and Community Celebration
October 21st, 2017 | 2PM - 5PM
Join the Boise Co-op for a Community Celebration! The Annual Co-Owners Meeting will be held first, from 2-2:45, followed by a celebration, open to the public (all ages) from 2:45-5. For those who arrive early, but are not attending the annual meeting, there will be a cooking demo on the first floor of JUMP from 2-2:45. Local community programs will be there, plus food and product samples from local vendors, live music, a community art project, scavenger hunt, and more. More info here!

Fun for the Whole Family!

Family History Day
October 20th, 2017 | 10AM - 5PM
October is National Family History Month, and the Library! at Hillcrest is offering a full day of activities aimed at helping families understand and preserve their past. Join Roots Family History for classes on photo and video editing, meta-tagging, and an entry-level “Ancestry 101” program. More info here!

Haunted Halloween Trolley Tours
October 20th – 31st, 2017 | Check Times Here
Haunted Halloween Trolley tours will run nightly beginning Friday the 13th. The Oct. 27th tour includes the Frightened Felons event at The Old Pen. The Oct 31 tour is “adults only,” with alcohol served on board. All other tours are for ages 13 and older, make your reservation today! More info here!

Patch's Pumpkin Party
October 21st, 2017 | 12PM - 5PM
You’re invited to Patch’s Pumpkin Party at The Farmstead! Come down for the annual celebration of ALL THINGS PUMPKIN! The party will feature a pumpkin-pie-eating contest, pumpkin-seed-spitting contest, pumpkin relays, Jack-o-lantern carving, and more. Dress in “stem-to-toe” orange, as they ORANGE OUT the farm! More info here!

FUNtober Fest
October 21st, 2017 | 1PM - 4PM
Have some harvest fun at this outdoor, carnival-style event featuring face-painting, crafts, dancing, storytelling, a costume contest, games and more. There’ll be something for everyone to enjoy. More info here!

WaterShed Weekend: Fall Festival
October 21st, 2017 | 10AM - 1PM
Celebrate the beautiful fall colors in the City of Trees. You’ll create festive fall-themed arts and crafts, explore the exhibit hall and take a silly harvest photo. You can also meet some live reptiles in the Reptile Adventures, and take a fun hayride tour on the outskirts of the water renewal facility to learn what happens when you flush, tours limited to first 25 people, weather-permitting. More info here!

Halloween: Henry, Saddara and the Neighborhood
October 21st, 2017 | 7PM - 10PM
Halloween: Henry, Saddara and the Neighborhood is a rock opera dance musical by composer Juli Draney. This interactive, family friendly event features some of the finest artists in the Treasure Valley, including talent from Ballet Idaho, Tucksedo Studio, Carpe Danza Studio, freelance jazz artists, and LA voice talent Cody Roberts. Go dressed as a zombie to join in the Zombie apocalypse flash mob headlined by outstanding metal band Krystos. More info here!

Halloween Comedy Bash
October 21st, 2017 | 8PM - 10PM
Plan your Halloween fun with a mix of stand-up, a variety of improv and end the night with a fully improvised thriller longform!  Free Candy, too! Also, ADULTS and KIDS alike, come dressed in your Halloween costume and compete to win prizes! More info here!

Treasure Valley Nightowls

Art, Bark & Beer
October 21st, 2017 | 6PM - 10PM
Mark your calendars! PreFunk Beer Bar Boise and A Minds Eye Tattoo are hosting a fun night with live music, great beer and custom art auction! Featuring art by talented local artists. All proceeds benefit West Valley Humane Society and Boise Bully Breed Rescue. More info here!

Mad Swede One-Year Anniversary Party
October 21st, 2017 | 12PM - 11PM
Celebrate one year of madness at Mad Swede Brewing’s one-year anniversary party, with special hours from Noon to 11! You’ll enjoy the release of their new beer, Byrnhildr Robust Porter, tasty creations by Foxy Franks, and live music by The Hokum Hiflyers (7-10) Plus a 2PM double-elimination cornhole tournament, with sign-ups starting at noon. There’s a $20 entry fee per
team; limited to 16 teams, with cash prizes for first, second and third places. More info here!

The WIComedy Variety Show
October 21st, 2017 | 7PM - 9PM
Starring: Megan Bryant - the Founder of the Idaho Laugh Fest and general nutball from Boise, April Matson - an award winning actress, comedian and the lil’ cutie introvert, from Boise, Sheli G - CEO of Women Ignite International, owner of poodles and loud snorter from Boise, Jessica Knuth - a dynamic trainer at TSheets and mad improviser from Boise, Joanie Quinn - the creator of the “Spilt Milk” comedy show and a tired mom from Portland Oregon, and poor Steve Halvorson - the only dude… who is a phenomenal Comedian out of Las Vegas regularly performing on the strip, and host of the all-chick comedy show! More info here!

Westy's Out Here † Bowling Alley Takeover
October 21st, 2017 | 9PM - 12AM
We Out Here and Westy’s Bowling Center are coming together to bring you Westy’s Out Here, a bowling alley takeover with 6 festival grade lasers, extra sound, and your WOH Crew + Friends on the decks! Wait till you see where the stage is! They’ll be bringing in a whole slew of the squad to entertain you with the beats while you bowl. Come bowl with your friends! More info here!

Trivia Night w/ Warfield Brewing
October 22nd, 2017 | 7PM – 10PM
Join SpaceBar Arcade for Trivia with Warfield Distillery and Brewing! Great beer, tough trivia, and cool swag makes for an awesome night! See you at the arcade underground! More info here!

Friday the 13th - Make em’ Blush Burlesque
October 22nd, 2017 | 8PM - 11PM
A haunting burlesque tribute to everything Halloween! A spooktacular cast including: Miss Bobbie Pins, Quinqui Mami, Juicy Vendetta, Mable Suga, Cyraphina, and Fancy Fanny! Special super star all the way from Indiana Verna Ven Detta! As always your horrific hosts Mimi Ma Suga and Muff Jones! More info here!

DJ IGA's Vampiric Post-Punk Disco V
October 21st, 2017 | 10PM - 1AM
For the fifth consecutive October, DJ IGA The Independent Grocer will spin a mix of post-punk, new wave, darkwave, minimal wave, drippy dance rock, gothy alt-rock. The playlist will include, among others, music from Bauhaus, Buzzcocks, Television, Talking Heads, Pere Ubu, Joy Division, New Order, Gang of Four, Mission of Burma, Echo and the Bunnymen, Chromatics, the Cure, Interpol, Depeche Mode, Love and Rockets, the Smiths and a personal favorite from “The Lost Boys” soundtrack. More info here!