RECURRING EVENTS: Head to McCall for Winter Carnival
Start the new year off with a First Day Hike, a national effort at parks in all 50 states to get the year off to a healthy start. Southern Idahos First Day Hike is at Eagle Island State Park. Celebrate Scottish poet Robert Burns birthday with haggis and shortbread, bagpipe music, poetry readings and dance demonstrations. The month rounds out with a winter favorite the McCall Winter Carnival and its snow sculptures, Mardi Gras Parade, fireworks and more. Already counting down till spring? Get a head start on your gardening with a customized irrigation workshop or classes on water-wise landscaping.
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MLK Living Legacy Celebration: Free. 426-5950, mlk.boisestate.edu. Æ Monday, Jan. 21: Day of Greatness March and Rally: Poster-making, meet representatives from local nonprofits and sign up to volunteer for future projects, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building, Boise State University. March down to Capitol Boulevard, 10:40 a.m. Rally at the Statehouse, 700 W. Jefferson St., with speakers at noon officially recognizing the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.Æ Monday, Jan. 28: Keynote address with award-winning writer, feminist and hip-hop scholar Tricia Rose, 7 p.m., Simplot Grand Ballroom, Student Union Building, Boise State University.
Pauly Shore: 8 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 25-26, Liquid, 405 S. 8th St., Boise. $25. 941-2459, liquidlaughs.com.
Winter Garden aGlow: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, Jan. 1-6, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. A display of sparkling lights and color with hot refreshments, model trains, appearances by Santa, holiday shopping and local choir performances. $8 general, $4 children 5-12 and garden members, free for ages 4 and younger. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
Classic Car Show: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 S.W. 5th Ave., Ontario. The late Ontario resident Skip McCoshums 1933 Ford Coupe will be the highlight, in addition to an anticipated 65 locally owned vehicles. $5 admission.
FOOD AND WINE
Bogus Creek Outfitters Dinner Sleigh Ride: Departs at 6 and 8:30 p.m. daily, through Feb. 28 (excluding Tuesday, Jan. 1), Bogus Basin Frontier Point Lodge, 2600 Bogus Basin Road, Boise. Sleigh ride to a cozy cabin in the woods features a steak and prawn dinner, music and cowboy poetry. $79.99 per person. 270-7000, boguscreek.com.
HOME AND GARDEN
Idaho Remodeling and Design Show: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Highlights remodeling and business products and services available to the public in the Treasure Valley. $3 admission, free for children 12 and younger. idahobusinessleague.com.
Customized Irrigation: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Bill Hereford of Sprinkler Specialties will help you learn how to design a sprinkler system for your garden that works. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
Caring for a Water-Wise Landscape: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. The first of four in the Water Efficient Landscaping series. The free classes are offered by United Water Idaho, the Ada County Extension Service, the City of Boise and Boise Public Library.
The Langroise Trio: 459-5275, collegeofidaho.edu/langroisetrio.Æ 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St., Boise. $10 general, $5 seniors and students. Æ 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, Langroise Recital Hall, The College of Idaho, Caldwell. Free.
Boise Philharmonics The Ring Without Words: 344-7849, boisephilharmonic.org. Æ Backstage with the Artist, noon Friday, Jan. 25, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Center, 516 S. 9th St., Boise. Free.Æ Nampa concert: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, Swayne Auditorium, Northwest Nazarene University, 707 Fern St. $10-$43. Free Musically Speaking pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. to ticket holders. Æ Boise concert: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane. $11.50-$76.50. Free Musically Speaking pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. to ticket holders.
Idaho Dance Theatres Winter Performance: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 25-26, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, Special Events Center, Boise State University. $20-$37 general, $15-$29 seniors, $10-$21 students. 331-9592, idahodancetheatre.org.
Boise Little Theaters Wrong Window: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Jan. 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26, with 7:30 p.m. shows Thursdays, Jan. 17 and 24, and 2 p.m. matinees Sunday, Jan. 20, and Saturday, Jan. 26, 100 E. Fort St. $12.50 general, $9 seniors and students. 342-5104, boiselittletheater.org.
Rock of Ages: 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $32.50, $42.50 and $52.50. Select-a-Seat, 426-1110.
Knock em Dead Dinner Theatres One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (dinner at 6:15 p.m.) and 7 p.m. Thursdays (no dinner), Jan. 25 through Feb. 23, 415 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Fridays and Saturdays: $39 dinner/show, $20 show only. Thursdays: $18 general, $15 seniors, military and students. 385-0021, kedproductions.org.
Boise Contemporary Theaters A Nighttime Survival Guide: 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, Jan. 30 through March 2, with 2 p.m. matinees Feb. 9, 16, 23 and March 2, 854 Fulton St. $15-$35 general, $10-$20 ages 29 and younger. Previews (Jan. 30-31, Feb. 1): $10-$20. 331-9224, bctheater.org.
Idaho Steelheads hockey vs. Bakersfield Condors: 7:10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 4-5, CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $16-$50. 331-8497.
Boise State mens basketball vs. Walla Walla: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Circle, Boise. $11 general, $10 seniors, $8 juniors. Select-a-Seat, 426-1766.
Idaho Stampede basketball vs. Reno Bighorns: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 11-12, CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $8-$21. 331-8497.
Boise State mens basketball vs. New Mexico: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Circle, Boise. $16 general, $15 seniors, $8 juniors. Select-a-Seat, 426-1766.
Idaho Stampede basketball vs. Erie Bayhawks: 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Jan. 16-17, CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $8-$21. 331-8497.
Idaho Steelheads hockey vs. Alaska Aces: 7:10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 18-19, CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $16-$50. 331-8497.
Boise State mens basketball vs. Fresno State: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Circle, Boise. $16 general, $15 seniors, $8 juniors. Select-a-Seat, 426-1766.
McCall Winter Carnival: Friday, Jan. 25, through Sunday, Feb. 3, McCall. Snow sculptures, music, Mardi Gras Parade, childrens torchlight parade, Monte Carlo Casino Night, polar plunge, fireworks and more. mccallchamber.org.
Bodies Revealed: 9:30 a.m. daily through March 31, Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise. Intimate view into the preserved human body. $18 general, $14 youth 4-17, free for ages 3 and younger. 343-9895, scidaho.org.
ONE-TIME EVENTS: Take a hike, build a snow sculpture, play with words
New Years Day run: 10 a.m., Ram, 709 E. Park Blvd., Boise. Fundraiser for the YMCA Team Idaho Track and Field/ Cross Country. Cost is $30 general, with shirt; $25 without, $20 ages 14 and younger. 344-5502, Ext. 270; firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Day Hike: 1 to 3 p.m., Eagle Island State Park, 400 W. Hatchery Road. Meet at Eagle Islands west picnic shelter. Two self-guided routes that range from about 1 to 3 miles. Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is partnering with Idaho Potato Commission to offer free heart-healthy potato soup, and hot cocoa will be available for free. There will also be a bonfire for warming up and making smores (bring your own ingredients). Cost: $5 per vehicle park entrance fee. americasstateparks.org/first-day-hikes.
Puppet Show: Waiting for Snow: 10:30 a.m., Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Baby squirrel has never seen snow, so he goes looking for it. But how will he find it if he doesnt know what it looks like? Free. 384-4076.
Cathedral concert series: 7:30 p.m., Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St., Boise. Pipe organ showcase with David Pickering, Kansas State University professor. Suggested donation: $10 general, $5 seniors and students, $3 children. 343-7511.Æ Organ master class, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, Cathedral of the Rockies. David Pickering will lead participants through teachings in organ technique, style and delivery. Designed for both the beginner and the experienced organist. Free. 322-9160.
Benefit Concert and Dance Party: 8 p.m. to midnight, Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. Music by Young Eurnii, Big Ups, Rough Draft, Prentice, DJ Techstep and DJ Tucci. Proceeds help the Brown family fight aplastic anemia. $10. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Met Live in HD Les Troyens: 10 a.m., Edwards 22 (7701 W. Overland Road, Boise) and Edwards 9 (760 Broad St., Boise). $24 general, $22 seniors, $18 children.
Puppet Show: Waiting for Snow: 2 p.m., Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Baby squirrel has never seen snow, so he goes looking for it. But how will he find it if he doesnt know what it looks like? Free. 384-4076.
Cooking class Skiing the Dolomites/Homeward Bound: 6 to 8:30 p.m., Fuel for the Soul, 1941 N. 18th St., Boise. Chef Tiziana Lancedellis Italian menu: Crespelle al Radicchio (savory crepes filled with sauteed radicchio in a gorgonzola sauce), Pollo ai Funghi (chicken thighs cooked with mushrooms and leeks in a creamy mustard sauce), Cavoletti di Bruxelles (oven-roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and toasted pecans), Crema al Caffe (coffee-flavored custard). $50. Reservations required: 342-7118, 781-0852. fuelforthesoulboise.com.
Legacy of Floyd Cramer: 7:30 p.m., Boise High School, 1010 W. Washington St. Presented by Boise Community Concert Association. $25 general, $10 students. 331-5015, boisecc.org.
Paul Tillotson Trio: 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church Faith Hall, 811 S. Latah, Boise. Jazz concert benefits Celebrate Recovery. $25. 344-8311 or 672-8130.
Game night: Play with words: 7 p.m., Boise Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road. Word-oriented board games. Free. 562-4996.
Woe is Me: 6:30 p.m., The Venue, 521 W. Broad St., Boise. With Texas in July, Capture the Crown. $14. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Keane: 8 p.m., Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: Youngblood Hawke. $32. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Dave and Busters Grand Opening Celebration: 6 to 11 p.m., 546 N. Milwaukee St., Boise. Get your name on the VIP list and enjoy complimentary food, two drinks (includes alcohol) and $20 in game play. Proceeds go to one of these charities (your choice): Lifes Kitchen, Idaho Humane Society or Special Olympics Idaho. $25. 287-2199, howidahoplays.com. 21 and up.
LBC: 8 p.m., Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Sublime tribute. $13. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Re-Art for Kids: Letter Flourishing: Children ages 5-12 will explore the art of creating decorative letters with TRICA teacher Jeanette Ross. Free.Æ 1 p.m., Boise Library Collister branch, 4724 W. State St.Æ 3 p.m., Boise Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road.
Words Work Wonders Book Release Party: 1 to 8 p.m., Hyde Park Books, 1507 N. 13th St., Boise. Readings by authors throughout the day and a free writing workshop at 2:30 p.m. Copies of Words Work Wonders, Vol. 1 and 2 available for $15.99. Free.
Impending Doom: 5:30 p.m., The Venue, 521 W. Broad St., Boise. With the browning, Hearts & Hands, This or The Apocalypse, Thick as Blood, Fit For a King, For the Sake Of. $16. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Randy Rogers Band: 8:30 p.m., Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $10. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849. $15 day of show.
Re-Art for Kids: Letter Flourishing: Children ages 5-12 will explore the art of creating decorative letters with TRICA teacher Jeanette Ross. Free.Æ 1 p.m., Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd.Æ 3 p.m., Boise Library Hillcrest branch, 5246 W. Overland Road.
Books to film movie night: 6:15 to 8:30 p.m., Boise Public Library Collister branch, 4724 W. State St. Based on Laura Hillenbrands book Seabiscuit: An American Legend. An undersized Depression-era racehorse becomes a cultural icon (2003, rated PG-13). Free. 562-4995.
Movie and discussion: 6:15 to 9 p.m., Boise Public Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. On the Waterfront. An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses; directed by Elia Kazan and starring Marlon Brando (1954, not rated). Free. 570-6900.
Tribal Seeds: 8 p.m., Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. Opening: The Maad T-Ray. $14. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Trapt: 8 p.m., Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $16. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849. $18 day of show.
Met Live in HD Maria Stuarda: 10:55 a.m., Edwards 22 (7701 W. Overland Road, Boise) and Edwards 9 (760 Broad St., Boise). $24 general, $22 seniors, $18 children.
Family movie matinee: 2 to 3:30 p.m., Boise Public Library Ustick branch, 7557 W. Ustick Road. The Lorax. To win the girl of his dreams, a boy must discover the story of the Lorax, a grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world (2012 animated feature, rated PG). Free. 570-6900.
Cashd Out: 8:30 p.m., Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Pianist Mark Neiwirth: 4 p.m., Dunkley Music, 410 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Free. RSVP to email@example.com.
Matt Andersen: 6:30 p.m., Sun Valley Opera House, 1 Sun Valley Road. $20 for Sun Valley Center for the Arts members, $30 nonmembers, $10 students. (208) 726-9491, sunvalleycenter.org.
Sum 41: 7:30 p.m., Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $21. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Down: 8 p.m., Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Matt Andersen: 7:30 p.m., Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $28. 468-5500, nampaciviccenter.com.
Tyga: 8 p.m., Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $50 general, $65 VIP. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849.
Pinback: 8:30 p.m., Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $15. Ticketfly, (877) 435-9849. $18 day of show.
Meridian Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition: 9 a.m., Meridian United Methodist Church, 240 E. Idaho Ave. Junior division is for students through eighth grade; senior division is for high school students. Soloist Award recipients will have the opportunity to perform with the symphony in April 2013. $25 entry fee. 891-2721, meridiansymphony.org.
Robbie Burns Night: 6 p.m., The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City. Celebrate Robert Burns birthday with the Boise Caledonian Society. Dinner and performances by The Boise Highlanders and the City of Trees Pipe Band; dance by The Thistle and Ghillies Scottish Country Dancers; Burns poetry will be read. $27 general, $12 children 4-11. Tickets available until Jan. 23. 362-3144, 344-5329, 888-5710.
George Strait: 7:30 p.m., Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Opening: Martina McBride. $69.50 and $89.50. ICTickets, 442-3232.
Boise Memoir Group and the Depot Poets: 2 to 3:30 p.m., Boise Depot, 2603 W. Eastover Terrace. Share your memories of living in Boise and your favorite poetry. Open mike. Free. 340-6826.