8 Treasure Valley Events You Won't Want to Miss

Posted by Mike Brown Group on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 7:42am.

Photo courtesy of Lantern Fest, Meridian

Spring is in the air and with it comes an excitement to get out of the house and do something fun! Here’s a list of 8 upcoming events that you won’t want to miss:

The Pirates of Penzance 

When: Friday, April 1st, 7:30 p.m.
Price: $15-$80
The New York City Gilbert and Sullivan Players bring their production of this beloved operetta to town for one night only. Now in its fourth decade of operation, NYGASP is America's preeminent professional Gilbert and Sullivan repertory ensemble. Presented by Opera Idaho.
Morrison Center for the Performing Arts , 2201 Cesar Chavez , 208-426-1609, box office: 208-426-1110


Story Story Night

April 25th
Kick it old school with true stories from the not-too-distant past at the ‘90s-movie-themed season of Story Story Night, held at the El Korah Shrine in downtown Boise. Feel the electric, eclectic vibe of real recent history—told live and without notes—from featured storytellers intermixed with an open story slam. Score sweet prizes. Have a blast. $12 tickets are available online (one month before show time) or at the door. Doors open at 6 pm. Show starts at 7 pm. All ages. Offering a full bar and Pie Hole pizza. Free parking at The Car Park.

The Gene Harris Jazz Festival

Thursday, March 31st, 4:45, 7 & 8 p.m. and Fri., April 1, 4:45, 7 & 8 p.m.

On Stage, Jazz: Evening performances include the Boise State Jazz Ensemble with Randy Brecker (4:45 p.m.), Outstanding Student Ensembles Showcase Concert (7 p.m.), and Gene Harris Festival Superband with Randy Brecker (8 p.m.). For a complete schedule of events (including daytime workshops), visit the festival website. $15 day pass. http://www.geneharris.org/

The Fettuccine Forum

The Fettuccine Forum is a free public lecture series on six First Thursdays throughout the academic year. Lively and informal, the Fettuccine Forum invites the public to interact with politicians, artists, historians, activists, advocates and professionals in an effort to promote good citizenship and responsible growth through education. Presentations are held at Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd. Doors open at 5:00 PM. Presentation begins at 5:30 PM 

Coming up: THE NURSE, THE GUERRILLA & THE MILICIANA- ERNEST HEMINGWAY’S FEMALE PROTAGONISTS Presented by Dr. Stacey Guill April 7th, 2016 The popular opinion is that Ernest Hemingway reveals himself to be a misogynist through his fiction. But is this a valid criticism? Dr. Stacey Guill will discuss the female protagonists in two of Hemingway’s most respected novels--A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls.


May 7, 2016

Pitchfest 2016 debuts Saturday, May 7, at the Riverside Hotel. Here's your chance to pitch your work to New York literary agents one-on-one, and learn from professional editors in the industry. There will be panel discussions throughout the day featuring inside tips on today's publishing world. But hurry! Interview slots are limited! Registration includes 2 pitches agent, access to all panel discussions, the Friday evening cocktail reception where you can meet all the agents and editors, and a ticket to our Awards Luncheon on Saturday with guest speaker Shann Ray and where we'll announce the winners of our 2016 Writing Contest. Do not delay! Agent and Editor slots are first-come-first-served! http://idahowritersguild.blogspot.com.br/p/pitchfest.html 

Black and White Ball for Royal Family Kids’s Camp

Saturday, April 30th at 6:00 p.m.

Age Group: All Ages Venue: Stueckle Sky Center Address: 1910 University Dr. Boise, Idaho 83687

Royal Family Kids Camp of Boise, is a non-profit organization with 23 years of service in the Treasure Valley. Since the founding of our camp in Idaho in 1993, we have provided an amazing one on one summer camp experience in McCall, Idaho for over 745 foster children throughout our community. The Black & White Ball is the primary fundraiser and this year’s event will be hosting semi-formal dinner, auction and ballroom dancing. to be held at the Stueckle Sky Center, on April 30, 2016, from 6-10 PM. http://www.boise.royalfamilykids.org

Experience Idaho Expo

April 30th, 9 a.m. To 5 p.m.

The 10th Annual Experience Idaho Expo, April 30, 2016 at Expo Idaho, highlights businesses right here in our great state as a tool, and channel to transform your weekends into a vacation and learn how to appreciate all that the TreasureValley can offer. Idaho offers a great mix of urban living and outdoors. Guests can explore all those resources available to them in one place at the Experience Idaho Expo. We created this event to introduce newcomers and native Idahoans to the best products, services and activities that they can experience in their own state, a true sample of Idaho products & services. Cost $5; free for children under 6, 5610 N. Glenwood Street, Boise, ID 83714

The Lantern Fest at Meridian Speedway

 April 30th  starting at 3 p.m., there will be live music, s’mores, face painters, a stage show and several additional events leading up to the nighttime lantern launch. After sunset, participants will come together to release their lanterns, “painting the sky gold with their hopes and dreams. Portions of proceeds from each event are donated to the Angels of America’s Fallen, a non-profit organization that honors fallen military, police, and first-responders by providing funds and/or supplies for positive mentoring and developmental activities for the children of such heroes, according to a Lantern Fest.




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