WHAT TO DO: Weekend Event Guide

Posted at 5:43 AM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 07:43:48-04

If you still need plans for the weekend, we've got you covered.

Idaho Fun for Everyone!

First Friday: Live Work Create District

June 1st, 2018 | 5:30PM - 10PM
A new season begins in the Surel Mitchell Live Work Create District in Garden City featuring over 20 venues and more artists from the Riverside Hotel to a collection of artists in the Midtown Business Park on 37th Street. Venues also include Door #3, Garden City Projects, Cadillac Matt's, Push and Pour, Corridor Surf Shop, Studio 1212, Studio 3041, The Visual Arts Collective, the Waterfront District Community Center, the Yardarm, and Zion Warne Glass. More info here!


Boise State First Friday Astronomy Event

June 1st, 2018 | 6PM - 10PM

Join the Boise State Physics Department to hear Prof. Daryl Macomb of Boise State Physics speak about blazars and how data collected at Boise State’s own Challis Observatory are helping unravel their mysteries. After the presentation, weather permitting, you'll stargaze on the rooftop of the Science and Education Building at the Boise State Observatory. More info here!


37th Annual Boise Greek Food Festival
June 1st & 2nd, 2018 | 11AM - 9PM

Check out the 37th annual Greek Food Festival, where the folks at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church will serve up gyros, salads, spanakopita, dolmathes, Cretan-style rice and more. If there's room left over, finish with something from the selection of desserts like baklava, kataifi, koulourakia and galaktoboureko. Don't worry: You can work it off, because every day of the festival there will be lessons and live performances of classic Greek dances! More info here!


Bogus Open for Summer

Open Friday - Sunday | 11AM - 7PM
The snow has melted and the sun is shining, summer is here! Enjoy activities like, the Glade Runner Mountain Coaster, Deer Point Chairlift, Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse, and all trails will be open. Dust off that bike and grab your friends, summer fun is here! Operating hours are Friday through Sunday, 11AM - 7PM until June 22nd. After June 22nd the mountain will be open 7 days a week, more info here!


Music on the Water

June 1st & 2nd, 2018 | See Lineup & Schedule Here!

Surrounded by the waters of the beautiful Esther Simplot Park, a revolving roster of local talent will be playing live music while fun, food, local vendors, and family unite! Live music and fun for the whole family, benefitting Make-a-Wish Idaho. Headliners: Big Wow (Friday) and Built to Spill (Saturday). Kick back with the knowledge that all profits will be donated directly to Make-a-Wish Idaho. More info here!


Homegrown Theatre: Mr. Burns

June 1st & 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!


ISF: Macbeth
June 1st - 3rd, 2018 | See Showtimes Here

In a maelstrom of politics and magic, Shakespeare’s towering tragedy melds unforgettable characters and incomparable language in a fascinating drama of corruption and heroism. We invite you to join us for an eerie evening of dazzling darkness, where specters and riddles foretell the futures of kings. But beware: “something wicked this way comes.” Click here for more information and history on Macbeth. More info here!


Stage Coach Theatre: Sister Act

June 1st - 3rd, 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! More info here! More info here!


Capital City Public Market

June 2nd, 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
June 2nd, 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!


Big Le Boise 2018

June 2nd, 2018 | 1PM - 7PM
Come celebrate Best of Boise with locals at the Boise Weekly annual anniversary party. Enjoy an interesting assortment of art vendors, music by Lounge On Fire; performances by Ophidia Studio and Xanadu artists; food from Burgerlicious, Mad Mac, Kanak Attack Katering and Foxy Franks. Serving delicious Crater Lake Spirits vodka cocktails and cold Boise Brewing beer. Portion of proceeds will benefit Women's and Children's Alliance. More info here!


Emmett First Saturday: The Plaza in Pioneer Park

June 2nd, 2018 | 10AM - 2PM
Enjoy a unique shopping experience in historic Downtown Emmett. You'll find a variety of artisans from all over the Treasure Valley every first Saturday, through October, rain or shine. More info here!


Flying M Super Summer Craft Market

June 2nd, 2018 | 9AM - 4PM

Head to the Flying M Coffeegarage parking lot for a full day of family fun! Super Summer Craft Market is a juried summer craft fair featuring local artists and makers. Look through vendors with unique products, innovative goods, and fine craftsmanship. More info here!


Boise Beard Bazaar 2018: The Freakshow

June 2nd, 2018 | 3PM - 9PM

Join the annual beard and mustache extravaganza! Hosted at Ironwood Social, an amazing venue that is kid-friendly until 9. Full bar with food and attached to one of Boise's best barber shops, the Beardsmith! Raffles with some awesome prizes, it’s going to be bigger and better! This year you’ll be raising money for a charity called Ride for 22. It is an amazing organization that strives to bring awareness to Veteran suicide. More info here!


2018 Art And Roses

June 3rd, 2018 | 10AM - 5PM
Don't miss the 28th Annual Fine Art Sale to benefit the Julia Davis Rose Garden fund, sponsored by Boise Parks and Rec in conjunction with the nonprofit Idaho Centennial Art Group. You'll find original art by over 65 local Idaho artists, plus food and music. More info here!


Family Friendly Events!

Garden Cinema: Alice in Wonderland

June 1st, 2018 | 8PM - 11PM
The Idaho Botanical Garden is bringing back the summer drive-in atmosphere with Garden Cinema. Bring a blanket and come out to the Garden as we host a variety of movies on the giant-outdoor-big-screen. Come early to enjoy a picnic dinner in the Garden. Vendors on site offer dinner, adult refreshments, and movie snacks. Gates open at 8 and this week’s movie “Alice in Wonderland” starts at dusk. More info here!


Bubble RUN

June 2nd, 2018 | 8AM - 12PM

If you’ve done a traditional 5K, you know they can be a bit lackluster. But the Bubble RUN is like running through Willy Wonka's factory. Clad in white t-shirts, adults, kids and strollers run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun! At each kilometer, participants will run through the Foam Bogs where there is enough colored foam to cover you from head to toe! More info here!


Snake River Raptor Fest

June 2nd, 2018 | 12PM - 5PM
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. This free and family friendly festival hosted by the Birds of Prey NCA Partnership will include field trips, live raptors, activities for kids and adults, live music, food trucks, local artists and vendors, information booths for partner groups and sponsors, short talks on the NCA and its wildlife and cultural resources, wine from Indian Creek Winery, and Lost Grove beer. More info here!


School's Out Bash at Urban Air Adventure Park

June 2nd, 2018 | 10AM - 10PM
Urban Air Adventure Park Meridian is excited to kick off summer with the School’s Out Bash on Saturday. The park will open its doors to families for an epic summer kickoff party with an discounted ultimate pass, more than $1,000 in all-day giveaways, and free jumps for the first 100 in line for the rest of 2018. 103.5 KISS FM will be joining in the fun as well! Additionally, for every pass sold during the event, a pass will be donated to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho. More info here!


Summer Splashtacular at Lincoln Pool and Lakeview Waterpark

June 2nd, 2018 | 1PM - 4:45PM
Kick off the 2018 Summer swim season with Nampa Parks and Rec at Lakeview Waterpark or Lincoln Pool. You'll enjoy free entry all afternoon with water safety educational booths and fun safe swimming activities. Look forward to lifejacket safety, “reach or throw don’t go,” sun safety, and much more. Complete all safety stations and be entered to win an outdoor pool punch pass, a free session of swim lessons or various other prizes. More info about the Lincoln Pool here and Lakeview Waterpark here!


Gunfighter Skies 2018

June 2nd & 3rd, 2018 | 8:30AM - 5PM
This weekend! Gunfighter Skies: Airpower in the heart of Idaho at Mountain Home Air Force Base! Performers include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Wings of Blue - USAF Parachute Team, ACC F-22 Raptor Demo Team, Tora Tora Tora Airshows, Dan Buchanan and many more! More info here!


Boise Co-op's 45th Anniversary Celebration!

June 3rd, 2018 | 11AM - 4PM
Join us for our 45th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday June 3rd 11AM - 4PM! We are closing down Union Street and throwing a block party, complete with free hot dogs, samples from local vendors, balloon animals, face painting, and so much more! More info here!


Treasure Valley Night Owls!

The Tumbleweeds, Cliff Miller, No Resolve, & Fall Creek String Band

June 1st, 2018 | Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM
The Tumbleweeds are no doubt a tight knit family, and brothers to one another. All of them deeply influenced by the outlaw movement of Waylon and Willie, Johnny and Merle; yet still undoubtedly have deep roots in hard and southern rock. More info here!


Ufomammut w/ White Hills

June 1st, 2018 | 7PM - 11PM
Ufomammut’s status as one of the most potent, powerful and artistic contemporary doom artists in existence continues to captivate the masses, and the band’s worldwide grasp grows wider with each release. Ufomammut’s live show is supported by the internationally acclaimed video and graphic art of Malleus, a rock artists’ collective of which Poia and Urlo form a part, who conjure the entirety of Ufomammut’s visual impact. More info here!


Comedian Pauly Shore
June 1st - 3rd, 2018 | See Times Here
Apart from actively touring the country with his standup, Pauly is working on a documentary of his life that spans the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s and has a role in the upcoming Adam Sandler movie ‘Sandy Wexler’ streaming on Netflix. He is currently in production for a Funny or Die sketch he co-wrote called "Silver Lake Vice Squad" and is also cutting a documentary series based off his 2014 film "Pauly Shore Stands Alone." More info here!

Little Dragon
June 2nd, 2018 | Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM

Head downtown to the Knitting Factory Concert House for the all ages show. Enjoy the dreamy, rhythmical, shifting, moody rainbow sounds and sights of Little Dragon. More info here!


10th Annual Relay for Life Cancer Benefit

June 2nd, 2018 | 3PM - 9PM
Celebrate life and come together in the fight to help stamp out cancer. There'll be something for everyone, including live music throughout the day by Through Hell and High Water, spaghetti feed, activities, silent auction and raffles. With 100 percent of all proceeds donated through Team Monkey Shine, Relay for Life of Blackfoot Idaho. More info here!


Paramounts Original Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

June 2nd, 2018 | Doors at 7PM Show at 8PM
Viewed through specially designed prism glasses, the audience is drawn into this magical production, often singing along with the originally mastered sound recordings of Pink Floyd. The show has become a favorite with classic rock fans of all ages. At most shows, parents are seen with their teenagers, as the Laser Spectacular brings together two generations of Pink Floyd fans. More info here!


Scream: An Ice Cream Social

June 3rd, 2018 | 2PM - 4PM
I SCREAM! You SCREAM! It is time for an ice cream social, ISGCI style! Join ISGCI for ice cream and other delights on Sunday at the Lucky Dog Tavern! A $5 donation gets you all you can eat treats on a warm day! All proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund. See you there! More info here!


Comedian Dave Mencarelli

June 3rd, 2018 | 8PM - 9:45PM
Dave’s low self-esteem, mild narcissism and general anxiety are the perfect recipe for comedy. His decidedly twisted view of things will no doubt keep you laughing. Through the process of raising kids and dealing with his difficult family members, everything Dave has endured is easily relatable. A veteran of morning radio, late night TV, and traffic school, Dave is guaranteed to entertain! More info here!