WHAT TO DO: Need Memorial Day weekend plans?

Posted at 7:09 AM, May 24, 2018

Idaho Fun for Everyone!

Anime Oasis EX May 25th - 28th, 2018 | Enjoy four full days of Anime, Cosplay, and more at Idaho's 17th Annual Japanese Animation Convention. Special guests include Deadlift Lolita (Ladybeard x Reika Saiki), Vic Mignognoa, Arryn Zech, Austin Tindle, and Christopher Wehkamp. With events also being held at the CenturyLink Arena and Boise Centre. Visit here for more info and a complete schedule. 

ISF: Misery May 25th - 28th, 2018 | When successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon awakes in a secluded home, rescued from a car crash by his “No. 1 fan” Annie Wilkes, fiction quickly becomes stark reality. While he semi-consciously convalesces under her “care,” Annie secretly reads the unpublished manuscript of his new novel, Misery, and becomes enraged upon discovering that he has killed off her favorite character. When Annie demands that he rewrite his novel, Paul quickly realizes that the only way to avoid his own personal unhappy ending is to outwit the sociopathic bibliophile who seems bound and determined to keep him permanently bedridden. With showings through July 2018.

Boise Little Theatre: Once Upon a Mattress May 25th & 26th, 2018 | If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. 

Stage Coach Theatre: Sister Act May 25th & 26th, 2018 | See Times Here A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. This feel-good comedy smash is based on the hit film. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave you breathless. This uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical!

Homegrown Theatre: Mr. Burns May 25th - June 2nd, 2018 | A delightfully bizarre play about our human need for stories and the persistent survival of the oldest storytelling medium in the world; live theatre. And also Bart Simpson, Lady Gaga, and Irena Cara. An exploration of cultural nostalgic sensationalism, dystopian top-40s music, and classic Greek theatre. 

Boise Hive's MayDay! Micro Music Fest May 26th, 2018 | 4PM - 12AM Featuring headliners Pears (New Orleans), with High (Pears support band), and locals low-fi, Cam Callahan and Campaign Revival, The Love Bunch, Juice!, Lakoda, Red Light Challenge, Marshall Poole, Ancestors, and Ghost Revolver. All proceeds benefit the Boise Hive and funds their mental health program. 

3rd Annual Urban Cultural Fashion Show May 26th, 2018 | 6PM - 8:30PM You are invited to the 3rd Annual Urban Cultural Fashion Show 2018! The event benefits The Metro Meals on Wheels, Miss Africa Idaho: Organized by GK Folks Foundation Miss Africa Idaho Scholarship Program, and our local business entrepreneurs. This year the show has grown and will feature more of our own local Idahoan designers and artists who want to showcase their fashion and business. 

Boise Farmers Market May 12th, 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. 

Spray Painting Space Workshop May 26th, 2018 | 10AM - 2PM Learn to create striking outer space paintings using spray paint. Students will explore materials, techniques, and safety while creating multiple paintings in this four-hour workshop. 

Star Gaze at the Observatory May 26th, 2018 | 6:30PM - 11:30PM You’re invited to star gaze at the Bruneau Dunes Observatory! See the night sky as you’ve never seen it before! View a planet, nebula, or a galaxy! Observatory tours and solar viewing (through a specially adapted solar telescope) are available in the evening before the sun goes down. 

Capital City Public Market May 26th, 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! 

Yoga for Kids May 26th, 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 take your own. For ages 4-10. 

Special Olympics Idaho 2018 USA Games Fundraiser May 26th, 2018 | 12PM - 6PM Help Team Idaho compete in the USA Games while enjoying silent auction, mock games, face painting, food from Saint Lawrence Gridiron and the Idaho Food Truck Coalition, and drinks from local breweries. Plus Team Idaho athlete Dillion, aka DJ Big D, will be playing music along with local bands. 


Y La Bamba May 25th, 2018 | 7PM - 11PM More info here!

Jeff Crosby and The Refugees May 25th, 2018 | 7PM - 11PM More info here!

A Special Tribute to Merle Haggard & Buck Owens with The Mighty Red Melons May 25th, 2018 | Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM From out of the dingy smoke filled barrooms of Bakersfield in the 60' the renowned Knitting Factory Concert House “COUNTRY-FIED” in downtown Boise come the sounds of BUCK OWENS and MERLE HAGGARD. Steel guitar, Fender telecaster based honky-tonk without the chicken wire stage protector or three hundred pound bouncers at the door. Not much of this music is around anymore, played by musicians who love it and grew up on that electric country western twang, and wooden dance floors filled with swing dancers on weekend neon nights. 

Heath Harmison & Friends May 25th - 27th, 2018 | Heath Harmison is one of the funniest up-and-coming comedians out there. You can find him performing regularly on the Las Vegas Strip at Planet Hollywood, The Tropicana, and the MGM Grand! He has opened for some of the best comics in the business including Brad Garrett, Louie Anderson, Dennis Miller, and Eddie Griffin. His abilities that are presented on stage are endless! From doing celebrity impersonations, to singing, dancing, and accents. 

Salsa Nights May 26th, 2018 | 8PM - 12AM Enjoy beginner lessons in Merengue, Bachata and Salsa, followed by local live entertainment and social dancing to tunes by DJ Giovanni. All military and plus one get in free with military ID; you must be together when entering the venue, and the plus-one needs a valid ID, too. For ages 18 and older; full bar available with ID.