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What's Happening in Boise? 3/11-3/17

Spring is just around the corner, and with temperatures rising into the 60s, it's time to embrace the changing season and make the most of the week ahead! From outdoor adventures to vibrant cultural events, here's your guide to the exciting activities lined up as we welcome the warmth of spring.


Elemental - A Group Art Exhibition

February 1-March 31

Experience Idaho's artistic diversity at NNU's Friesen Galleries' "Elemental" exhibition. Four artists offer unique perspectives: Nicole Hitchcock transforms the ordinary with intricate layers; Michael Norsk's abstracts inspire meditation; Gary Peer merges art and nature with wood sculptures; Beth Trott explores nature through watercolors.

Free Admission. Event Info.


Emerging Artists of the Treasure Valley

March 1-March 31

Each year, high school art teachers select outstanding student works in various mediums for the Annual Art Source Gallery Emerging Artists Juried Show. This exhibition marks young artists' debut, showcasing paintings, drawings, photos, sculptures, and ceramics throughout March. Students vie for $1000 in prizes and a People's Choice Award for Creativity.


Mardi Gras in March

March 1-March 17

Celebrate Mardi Gras in March with Garden City! Experience New Orleans' vibrant essence at our "Mardi Gras in March" event, featuring music, gourmet food, and community activities. Join us on March 16th, 11 am to 4 pm, at 36th and Osage Streets for a Block Party Extravaganza. Plus, explore Garden City with our Passport Adventure Program, culminating in grand prize drawings and a 'Second Chance' opportunity at Riverside Hotel. Embrace the festive spirit and unity of our community!


The 40th Annual Capitol Rotunda Art Show

March 2 - March 15

Explore Idaho's creativity at The 40th Annual Capitol Rotunda Art Show by the Idaho Watercolor Society. Admire 70+ paintings at the iconic Idaho State Capitol, showcasing diverse watercolor styles. Vote for the "Visitor’s Choice Award" and support local artists by purchasing artworks. Celebrate four decades of artistic excellence in Idaho's historic setting.

FREE and open to the public. Event Info


Two Step Tuesdays

March 12

Join professional country instructors, dancers, competitors, and judges, Thomas and Jennifer Babione for Two Step Tuesdays every week at The Farm to learn how to Two Step like a pro.

$10 Per Person. Event Info


Birding Series With Golden Eagle Audobon

March 12

Hummingbirds are beautiful and lively birds that can make your backyard a real wild kingdom. Learn how to safely attract hummingbirds and how to identify them at your feeders and when you’re out and about.


Beekeeping in the Treasure Valley Presentation

March 12

Join the Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club for an insightful presentation covering bees' vital role in the food chain, challenges they face, and fostering a healthy environment. Learn about backyard beekeeping, the TVBC's educational efforts, and what to do during a honey bee swarm. Free event, open to all. Bring a friend and a beverage!


#TerrorTuesdays: A Classic Horror Film & Popcorn

March 12

Join us for #TerrorTuesday at Voodoo Cellar Boise! Every Tuesday at 8pm, watch a horror film on our 85" 8K TV with Dolby surround sound. Enjoy free theater-style popcorn all night. Win mini-trivia before the movie and receive your first round of drinks free! Attendance is 100% FREE! Arrive early for Happy Hour specials until 7!


Taphouse Pub & Eatery Trivia with Game Night Live

March 13

Trivia at Taphouse Pub & Eatery every Tuesday from 7pm-9pm provided by Game Night Live. We do two different one hour rounds. 1st and 2nd place for each round both get Taphouse gift cards


Soundwell Boise Wednesday Wellness Sound Bath Meditation

March 13

Join us for Wednesday Wellness in the Chamber Room at Garden City Library/City Hall for a deeply relaxing Sound Bath Meditation with Soundwell Boise by Gordon Rosenberg. Starts promptly at 1:15, arrive a bit early. Immerse in healing tones of crystal singing bowls, keyboards, gongs, and more. Bring blankets and mats for comfort.


Blues Wednesday with Too Slimm and the Blues Saviors

March 13

Join Too Slim and the Blues Saviors for an early evening of hump day blues rock at Willi B's Saloon on Chinden in Boise. Great staff, food and drinks. Our favorite local neighborhood bar. 21 and older.

A $5 donation is appreciated to cover band costs. Event Info


Girl Scout Cookie and Cider Pairing

March 13

Join us on Wednesday, March 13th for a delightful treat! Enjoy a flight of 4 ciders paired with 4 Girl Scout Cookies for $18. Kids can indulge in a flight of 3 non-alcoholic drinks paired with 3 cookies for $10. Bring the whole family for a sip and crunch experience!

$10-$18 per person. Event Info


St. Patrick Charcuterie Workshop

March 13

Join us for a lucky St. Patrick's charcuterie workshop with Savory Girl Idaho! Bring friends and enjoy wine as we craft cheesy magic together. Learn insider tricks for building beautiful, delicious, and creative boards.

$55 per person. Event Info


Wine and Dine Wednesday with Terrior

March 13

Celebrate our Core Value of Family at Wine and Dine Wednesdays with Terroir's family-style dinners. Savor local delights supporting makers and growers. Exclusive pricing for Wine Club Members. Tickets include a welcome wine splash, and our team guides pairings. Doors open at 5:45pm, dinner starts at 6pm. Family-style seating, note preferences during checkout.

$60 per person Event Info


Homeschool Family Days

March 13

Are you a homeschool family or have fewer than 10 students? Check out our Homeschool Family Days! From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the museum is reserved for homeschool families. Volunteers will be on hand and help students explore the museum and scavenger hunts for all ages will be available.


Rediscovered Bookshop Book Club Pop-Up @ Payette Brewing

March 14

Rediscovered Bookshop returns with a nostalgic book club pop-up at the brewery! Revisit childhood joys with a grown-up twist reminiscent of elementary school book fairs. Rediscovered Books offers a curated selection of reads and goodies. Enjoy a variety of beverages as you explore for a memorable evening!


Pi Day

March 14

Celebrate Pi Day on March 14th, honoring the mathematical constant π (3.14). Test your Pi knowledge for a chance to win prizes! Recite the most digits of this never-ending irrational number. Math becomes fun with pizza and prizes! Join us, ages 7-17, for a mathematical party on Pi Day!

Ages 7-17. Event Info


Bored Teachers Comedy Tour

March 14

Bored Teachers Studios, the top teacher-entertainment platform, brings the world's funniest teacher-comedians to one stage. Their skits, with millions of online views, unite for a night of laughter you can't miss. Drop the red pen, invite teacher besties, and relieve school-year stress with comedic brilliance!


St. Patty's Day Karaoke

March 14

With Spring right around the corner, and one of the top drinking holidays coming up, we all know there's only one REAL way to celebrate!


Bluegrass Jam

March 14

Join us every second Thursday for a musical extravaganza! Whether you're a beginner, pro, or just love music, join Adam Straubinger for an open jam session. All are welcome to play along or groove to the beat. Don't miss out on this inclusive musical experience!


Wild at Twilight

March 14

Experience Zoo Boise after dark for St. Patrick’s Day. Join a guided after-hours tour to witness animals and behaviors under twilight. Discover who gets wild after hours!

21+ only. Event Info


Meridian Drop-Off Date Night: "Spring Carnival"

March 15

Parents, enjoy a night out while your kids explore creativity. Unique activities await every third Friday this Spring, 6-9pm at the Meridian campus. Open to all, regardless of enrollment at Encore.

$28 per child, Ages 4-12. Event Info


Country Swing Dancing at the Farm

March 15

Join us for Country Swing Dancing every Friday at Boise Largest ALL AGE Dance Hub!!

No experience/partner necessary. Learn a few basics for beginners then how to up your dance game with a cool move or two. Every week will be different so don't miss it!

$10 per person. Event Info


Pretty Flower Improv Comedy Show

March 15

Prepare for laughter with a talented cast performing the Longform Improv format of Pretty Flower. Similar to "Friends" or "How I Met Your Mother," you'll adore the characters and their hilarious lives as they unfold onstage.

Tickets Available. Event Info


YMCA's St. Patrick's Day Run

March 16

Join the Y's spirited St. Patrick's Day River Dash, where green is more than a color—it's a lifestyle. Swap your pot of gold for sneakers and spring into action. Run, laugh, and flaunt your shamrock swagger at the luckiest run in town! You're invited to join the celebration!

Mystery/Thriller Book Extravaganza

March 16


Book & Brunch

March 16

Join us for "Book & Brunch" featuring Kristin Hannah's latest, The Women. Dive into captivating historical fiction while indulging in a delicious brunch with fellow enthusiasts. Engage in literary discussions and tasty treats. Reserve your spot for this perfect blend of food and fiction, meeting new people at a fun, local venue.

$45 ticket includes copy of the new release of The Women. Event Info


Idaho Film Society Presents: Casablanca (1942)

March 16

Immerse in Casablanca at our Idaho Film Society costume party screening! Experience nostalgia and glamour with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Enjoy live jazz, era-inspired drinks, and win film replicas by channeling your inner Bogey and Bergman. Capture memories at our vintage photo booth. Here’s looking at you, kid.


Eat, Drink, Shop Market

March 16

On Saturdays... we shop! Join us for the Eat.Drink.Shop Market, a showcase of local farmers, creators, and artisans. Explore a vibrant array of fresh delights, handmade crafts, and unique treasures that add a special touch to your weekends.


Comedy Sportz

March 16

Clean comedy played like a sport where the audience fuels the team points. Uproariously funny! Perfect date night, family night or party night .


Line Dancing at the Farm

March 16

Join us for Line Dancing every Friday at Boise Largest ALL AGE Dance Hub!!


St. Patrick's Day @ Payette Brewing

March 16-March 17

Feelin' lucky?! Join us in the Tap Room during St. Patrick's Day weekend to unleash your inner leprechaun! Cheers to St. Patrick's Day in style with a TWO-DAY celebration! Enjoy green beer, new beer release, mini-games, a treasure hunt, delicious eats & MORE!


Luck of the Irish Improv Comedy Show

March 16

Come laugh with Recycled Minds as they create the whimsical world of "Luck of the Irish," an improv comedy show about the charm, good fortune and serendipitous moments of St. Patrick's Day! Featuring a variety of talented performers and the heartwarming and true story of Sean Hancock and his lucky Irish adventures.

$15 online $20 at door. Event Info


St. Patrick's Paint Party w/ the Angry Easel

March 17

Let's get crafty with an Irish flair this month!

Sip on wine while you learn how to create your own masterpiece! Don't worry, the Angry Easel pros will guide you through it.


Boise Official St Patrick's Day Bar Crawl

March 17

Get ready for the Boise St. Patricks Day Bar Crawl, the ultimate green-themed celebration in the heart of Boise! Join us for an unforgettable night of shamrocks, shenanigans, and plenty of cheers as we hop from one lively spot to another. Round up your squad, put on your best green attire, and let's make this St. Paddy's Day a memory to cherish!




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