WHAT TO DO: Russian food, wine in the park and more

Posted at 7:07 AM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 09:07:56-04

If you still need plans for this weekend we have some ideas...


Idaho Fun for Everyone!

Boise Music Week: The Music Man

May 17th - 20th, 2018 | See Showtimes Here
The Music Man follows fast talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill as he cons the stubborn citizens of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys band he promises to organized, despite the fact that "he doesn't know one note from another!"  He plans to skip town with a bulging billfold until he falls for Marian the Librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by the booming finale. More info here!


Russian Food Festival
May 18th & 19th, 2018 | Fri: 11AM - 9PM Sat: 11AM - 8PM
It's once again time for the annual trek over to St. Seraphim Russian Orthodox Church to taste authentic traditional homemade dishes at their annual Russian Food Festival. This year’s menu will include beef stroganoff, shish-kebab, stuffed peppers, Russian crepes, piroshki, chebureki, borscht, salads, and an assortment of desserts. There'll also be an opportunity to meet and watch a local iconographer as he paints, as well as guided tours of the church. More info here!


Treasure Valley Tattoo Convention
May 18th - 20th, 2018 | See Schedule Here
Treasure Valley Tattoo Convention is back for round two! Featuring the finest tattooers from around the country, and right here at home. Over 150 tattooers will be ready to tattoo you! This is a great opportunity to get tattooed by the industries best from all over the country without having to travel. All styles from photo realism, Japanese, American traditional, tribal, the list goes on. Come on down, get tattooed, purchase some artwork, grab a bite to eat, and have a good time! Bring the family, This is a kid friendly event. More info here!



May 18th, 2018 | Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM
Tycho is an audiovisual project led by producer wunderkind Scott Hansen, along with band members Zac Brown on bass and guitar and Rory O’Connor on drums. Check out this all ages show, Friday night at the Knitting Factory Concert House. More info here!


Indigo Art Festival

May 19th & 20th | 10AM - 8:30PM

Indigo Art Festival will showcase artwork from various artists, including artists that have used art as a form of therapy for mental illnesses. Attendees can enjoy and understand the positive benefits of the arts within our community and gain a better understanding and support of mental health awareness. This event is perfect for all ages and supportive of those with mental health issues and those that have close relationships to someone with mental health issues. More info here!


Marsing Wine and Art in the Park

May 19th, 2018 | 11AM - 4PM
Located along the Snake River in the shadow of Lizard Butte this community festival has something for all ages. The local wineries will be there for your pleasure while you wander through 40+ local artist and crafter booths. Birds Of Prey will have their birds on display and a children's activity area. A local farm will have a Llama to pet and hot rods will be on display by the stage. Live music will be playing all day and a variety of food choices available from local food trucks as well as a beer vendor. More info here!


Idaho's Largest Garage Sale

May 19th, 2018 | 7AM - 6PM
This bazaar event is the perfect kick-off to the yard sale season by giving you a chance to gather all the stuff that’s cluttering up your homes and businesses and put it out for sale! Plus, Idaho’s Largest Garage Sale is a great shopping opportunity to find that rare treasure you can’t live without! Remember, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so share the wealth this year at Idaho’s Largest Garage Sale. More info here!


Capital City Public Market

May 19th, 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! More info here!


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. More info here!


Landlocked Motorcycle Show

May 19th, 2018 | 3PM - 10PM
The event will be held at the legendary Mardi Gras in downtown Boise and will feature the finest of machines, live bands and various vendors. Brought to you by the good people at DicE Magazine and Rawhide Cycles in association with Harley Davidson. Mark the calendars people, you are NOT going to want to miss this incredible event! More info here!


International Museum Day

May 20th, 2018 | 12PM - 4PM
Sample 12 of Boise's museums in one place, with live birds, hands-on activities, games, art projects, exhibits, nature activities and food trucks. Sponsored by the Boise Museum Association. All participating museums will have normal admission prices at their specific locations. More info here!


Family Friendly Events!

WaterShed Weekend 10th Anniversary Water Festival
May 19th, 2018 | 10AM - 1PM
Celebrate the Boise WaterShed’s 10th Anniversary with festival activities, water games, cupcakes, and a trout release. Join local engineers to launch water rockets, race your friends through a hydraulic maze, build your own filter and win prizes, all while learning about the water cycle and water treatment. Take a tour of the water renewal facility and stay after the activities to release more than 100 rainbow trout into the Boise River at 1! Hike is 1-mile round trip on a gravel path. More info here!


Family Fun Nights Kickoff

May 19th, 2018 | 3PM - 6PM
Join Nampa Parks & Rec for the kickoff to the Family Fun Nights summer program. Enjoy free range balls for kids, a bounce house, food, and lots of fun games. After the kickoff enjoy discounted green fees on the Wee-9 as part of the regular Family Fun Nights. So get the family together and enjoy a night of golf and fun! More info here!


St. John's Neighborhood Block Party

May 19th, 2018 | 6PM - 10PM
Join St. John's Parish members for kids' activities, food trucks and live music. Dinner available for purchase from Mad Mac Food Truck and Basilios Tacos, with beer, wine and margaritas also available. Plus live music by Encore and Sonido. In the St. Joseph's School playground. Live Music - Food Trucks - Libations - - - Come celebrate the community, meet your neighbors and spread the joy! More info here!


2018 Youth Diversity Prom: A Night Under The Circus Top

May 19th, 2018 | 6:30PM - 10:30PM
Come for a night of fun, dancing and entertainment as you celebrate a Night Under The Circus Top at the Youth Diversity Prom, presented by Boise Pridefest. This year will mark the fourth year of the event, and is the only Diversity Prom held in the state of Idaho, and one of the largest events in the northwest for the LGBTQIA youth community. The Diversity Prom is open to youth ages 14-20, and is open for anyone to attend. Ticket includes all entertainment, food, and beverages. More info here!


Star Gaze at the Observatory

May 19th, 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. More info here!


Treasure Valley Night Owls!

Paranormal Investigation at The Bishops' House

May 18th, 2018 | 7PM - 11PM
Join Big River Paranormal as they investigate The Bishops' House in Boise! ​This is not a ghost tour, but rather a working investigation in an attempt to capture reported activity. You will be required to sign a waiver prior to the investigation, this is a 18+ event. Space on the investigation is very limited. Get your tickets now! More info here!


Homegrown Theatre: Mr. Burns

May 18th - June 2nd, 2018 | See Showtimes Here

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. More info here!


Nikki Lane + Carl Anderson

May 18th, 2018 | 7PM - 11PM
Check out Nikki Lane with special guest Carl Anderson, live Friday night at the Olympic in downtown Boise! This is a 21+ venue. More info here!


The Atheist Comedy Experience

May 18th, 2018 | 8PM - 10:45PM
The Atheist Comedy Experience is a recurring show celebrating non-belief through stand-up and has been a popular event in Boise since 2012. Buy tickets as soon as you can, because it’ll sell out!  Featuring: Lady Bizness, Sherry Japhet, Chadwick Heft, and Jen Adams! Hosted by Mikey Pullman. More info here!


Pray for Summer Wine and Beer Expo

May 19th, 2018 | 2PM - 9PM
It's that time of year again! Come Pray for Summer and sample local and regional wines and beers. Entry is $25 at the door with 4 tasting tokens. See all the featured Breweries and Wineries here! More info here!


Haus of Fashion Vol II

May 19th, 2018 | 8PM - 9:30PM
With the success of last years showcase, Haus of Fashion is back for Vol II. Enjoy a night of fashion as local salons showcase their talent in an epic fashion show worthy enough to bring the Haus down. Enjoy drink specials and help vote for the Haus Favorite with a grand prize of $500. Enjoy a dance performance from Johnny Blank. More info here!


State Street Friki Tiki Luau & Pig Roast

May 19th, 2018 | 12PM - 5PM
Capitol Bar and Distal Provisions will be presenting a traditional whole hog roast at the first ever State Street Friki Tiki Luau, featuring exotic tiki cocktails! Enjoy Mai Tais, Grogs, Punches and Slings served alongside Whole Hog Kahlúa Smoked Pork, Huli-Huli Chicken, Pineapple Coconut Salad and more. More info here!


ArtBike Tour

May 19th, 2018 | 1PM - 3:30PM
Follow on your bicycle to visit artists and makers in and around the Surel Mitchell Live-Work-Create District. Each of the artists will share their work and space with you. You’ll meet up at Push & Pour Coffee, while this tour is fun for a wide age range, the final stop on the tour is restricted to 21-and-over only. More info here!