Entertainment

Tree lightings highlight Treasure Valley events in the next few days

Help the city of Boise light its annual Giving Tree in The Grove on Friday, Nov. 25.
Help the city of Boise light its annual Giving Tree in The Grove on Friday, Nov. 25. Idaho Statesman file

Concerts

Marcus Eaton: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $23 general, $28 preferred. Brown Paper Tickets. $27 and $32 at the door.

Copeland: 9 p.m. Nov. 25, The Olympic, 1009 Main St., Boise. $20. eventbrite.com. $22 at the door. Opening: Rae Cassidy.

Blues Addicts: Live album recording show with the Brass Tacks Horns. 7 p.m. Nov. 26, Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 Fairview Ave., Boise. $10. Brown Paper Tickets. $15 at the door.

Chaz Browne: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $10 general, $15 preferred. Brown Paper Tickets. $15 and $20 at the door.

Danny Blaqk and the Galaxy: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $8. TicketWeb. $10 at the door. Opening: Lakoda, The Lost Men.

Brothers Osborne: 7 p.m. Nov. 27, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $25. egyptiantheatre.net.

Aesop Rock: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. TicketWeb. $22 day of show. Opening: Rob Sonic, DJ Zone.

Sad13: 7 p.m. Nov. 28, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise. $8. TicketWeb. $10 at the door. Opening: Vagabon, Bijouxx.

Idaho Ho Ho Live: In celebration of the seventh installment of the Idaho Ho Ho holiday benefit CD series, musicians from this year’s album will perform mini-sets as a preview of the Idaho Ho Ho Benefit Concert Dec. 3 at Visual Arts Collective. 6 p.m. Dec. 1, The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise. 344-8010. Free.

The Pretty Reckless: 8 p.m. Dec. 1, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $23. TicketWeb. $25 day of show. Opening: Holy White Hounds, Them Evils.

“Wreck the Halls with Bret Michaels”: With Warrant, L.A. Guns, RATT. 6 p.m. Dec. 2, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. Postponed.

Solitary Band: The Neil Diamond Experience: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $10 general, $15 preferred. Brown Paper Tickets. $15 and $20 at the door.

Tommy Emmanuel: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $34.50 and $49.50. egyptiantheatre.net. $40 and $55 day of show.

Boise Rock School End of Fall Session Gig: More than 50 bands. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 3, The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise. $5 suggested donation. 572-5055, boiserockschool.com.

Idaho Ho Ho Benefit Concert: Performers include Davey Jones and The Spiders From Bars, Pat Folkner, Michaela French, Emily Stanton Band, SFM – Steve Fulton Music, Leta Neustaedter, The Fool Squad, Ben N Fletcher, Kelly Lynae. Benefits The Idaho Foodbank. 7 p.m. Dec. 3, Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. $10. Brown Paper Tickets. $15 at the door.

Harlis Sweetwater Band: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $15 general, $18 preferred. Brown Paper Tickets. $18 and $21 at the door.

Jeff Hamilton Trio: 7 p.m. Dec. 4, Sapphire Room, The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. $45. 426-3498, boisejazzsociety.org.

Come Together Kuna Community Choir Christmas Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Kuna Performing Arts Center, 637 E. Deer Flat Road. Free, but tickets required to reserve a seat. 850-5784, ComeTogetherKuna@gmail.com.

Classical

Boise Philharmonic’s Handel’s Messiah: 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3, St. John’s Cathedral, 775 N. 8th St., Boise. $30 advance, $35 at the door. 344-7849, boisephil.org.

Meridian Symphony Orchestra: “A Season to Celebrate” featuring holiday favorites including “Adeste Fidelis,” “T’was the Night Before Christmas” and “Sleigh Ride.” Special guests Boise State University choirs. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Centennial High School Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road, Boise. $11 general, $9 senior/student/military, $4 children (with adult purchase). 891-2721, meridiansymphony.org.

Theater

Opening

Boise Little Theater’s “Miracle on 34th Street”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-3 and 9-10; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 1 and 8; 2 p.m. Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and 10, 100 E. Fort St. $14 general, $11 students and seniors. 342-5104, blt.ticketleap.com.

Stage Coach Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol”: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Nov. 25 through Dec. 17; 2 p.m. matinees Dec. 4 and 11, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $15. 342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.

Stage Coach Theatre’s “Seven Santas”: 11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Nov. 25 through Dec. 10, 4802 W. Emerald St., Boise. $10. 342-2000, stagecoachtheatre.com.

“Beautiful — The Carole King Musical”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1; 8 p.m. Dec. 2; 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 3, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $40-$75 Tuesday-Thursday, $50-$80 Friday-Saturday. Ticketmaster.

Boise Contemporary Theater’s “A Nighttime Survival Guide”: 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, Nov. 30-Dec. 17; 2 p.m. matinees Dec. 10 and 17, 854 Fulton St. $34 Fridays-Saturdays, $25 Wednesdays-Thursdays, $20 matinees, $18 preview (Dec. 1), $16 all student tickets. Pay-what-you-want preview is Nov. 30. 331-9224, Ext. 205; bctheater.org.

Emmett Multi-Church Musical: 7 p.m. Dec. 2-3, and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, Emmett Church of the Nazarene, 1144 N. Washington Ave. Bring canned food donations for the Emmett Valley Friendship Coalition.

Dance

Social

Treasure Valley Singles dance: Live bands. Singles and couples older than 21 welcome. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sundays, Eagles Lodge, 118 11th Ave. N., Nampa. $6 members, $7 nonmembers. 887-8870, treasurevalleysingles.weebly.com.

Things To Do

Tree Lightings

Downtown Boise Tree Lighting: Boise Mayor David Bieter will light the tree (approx. 6:55 p.m.), music by Frim Fram Four, caroling. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 25, Grove Plaza, N. 8th and W. Main streets, Boise. downtownboise.org. Free.

Downtown Nampa Tree Lighting: Carriage rides will be available from 3 to 6 p.m. and DreamWeaver Musical Theatre will perform songs at 5 p.m. from the holiday production, “Yes Virginia.” 5:30 p.m. Nov. 26, Horse Mural Park, 12the Avenue and 1st Street, Nampa. Free.

Magic on Main Street, Lighted Parade and Community Tree Lighting: Parade at 6 p.m. Nov. 26, Emmett, followed by tree lighting at Pioneer Park, Washington Avenue and Main Street. 365-3485, business.emmettidaho.com. Free.

Idaho Capitol Tree Lighting: Featuring the Idaho Army National Guard’s 25th Army Band, and caroling by Opera Idaho and the Andrus Elementary School choir. At 6 p.m. move inside for a cookie and hot chocolate reception and donated children’s books by Scholastic Publisher. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 28, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Free.

Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting: Line up at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Marsing High School football field, 209 8th Ave. W. Parade begins at dark and ends at Island Park for the community tree lighting. marsingcity.com. Free.

Christmas Spirit and Lighting Ceremony: Light show, tree lighting (6 p.m.), pictures with Santa, magician, carolers, readers theatre performance of “A Christmas Carol,” food and drinks available for purchase. 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2, Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 S.W. 6th Ave., Ontario. (541) 889-8191. Free.

Meridian Winter Lights Parade and Tree Lighting: Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. on Main Street. Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd will light the tree between 7 and 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks. Also, hot chocolate stations and free outdoor showing of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at 6 p.m. prior to the parade. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2, Generations Plaza, Main Street and E. Idaho Ave., Meridian. christmasinmeridian.org. Free.

Star Tree Lighting: Santa Claus, cookies and cocoa, Christmas carols, and Gingerbread House Contest. 7 p.m. Dec. 2, Star City Hall, 10769 W. State St. Free.

Idaho City Christmas Celebration: Free pictures with Santa, breakfast with Mrs. Claus (8 a.m.), Christmas bazaar and flea market, tree lighting ceremony with Santa’s arrival at 5 p.m., hay wagon rides, classic movies screenings, caroling, ugly sweater contests, more. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 3, Idaho City. (208) 392-4159, idahocitychamber.org. Free.

Festivals/Fairs

Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees: Decorated trees, wreaths and holiday decor, with special family events and visits with Santa. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 25-27, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. $7 general, $5 military, $4 seniors ($2 senior day special Nov. 23) and children 3-12, free for ages 2 and younger; $30 family pass. 367-8733, saintalphonsus.org/festival.

▪  Nov. 28: Fashion show and luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sold out.

Canyon County Festival of Trees: Decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces, pictures and breakfast with Santa, kids holiday crafts, holiday bazaar, entertainment, silent auction. Benefits Nampa and Caldwell Meals on Wheels. 1 to 7 p.m. Nov. 25, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 27, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $4 general, $3 seniors, $2 children, $12 family. canyoncountyfestivaloftrees.com.

▪  Nov. 26: Paint and Sip Night, 6:30-9 p.m. $25.

▪  Nov. 28: Gala dinner and auction, 5:30 p.m. $80.

Winter Garden aGlow: Display of more than 300,000 sparkling lights with special visits from Santa and his reindeer Prancer, the Holiday Express (G-scale model train), local choirs, hot drinks and cookies. 6 to 9:30 p.m. daily (last admission at 8:45 p.m.), through Jan. 1 (closed Nov. 29-Dec. 1 for exclusive parties), Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. $8 general, $4 children 5-12 and garden members, free for ages 4 and younger. Admission is $2 more Fridays-Saturdays. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Boise Farmers Market Indoor Winter Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 17, BoDo, 8th and Fulton streets, Boise. theboisefarmersmarket.com.

Capital City Public Holiday Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 17, 8th Street — Main to State streets, Boise. 345-3499, capitalcitypublicmarket.com.

Caldwell Model Railroad Club Holiday Open House: Expanded model railroad layout with special holiday trains for kids, a scavenger hunt, children’s activities, drinks and snacks. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 26, Dec. 3 and 10, Caldwell Model Railroad Club and Historical Society, 809 Dearborn St. 870-3632. Free.

The Village Holiday Events: The Village at Meridian, 3597 E. Monarch Sky Lane.

▪  Photos with Santa, noon to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 24.

▪  Breakfast with Santa, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 17, Backstage Bistro.

▪  Storytime with Santa’s Helpers, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, through Dec. 21.

Holiday Open House: Local vendors, music, treats, wine, visits with Santa. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 27, Edwards Greenhouse, 4106 Sand Creek, Boise. 342-7548. Free.

Claus ‘N’ Paws: Photo opportunities with Santa, holiday crafts, face painting, animal residents receiving their holiday gifts. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 (last admission at 4:30 p.m.), Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. 608-7760. Free.

Meridian Children’s Winterland Festival: Pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, toy building, games, more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3, Meridian Boys and Girls Club, 911 N. Meridian Road. Admission is a cash or canned food donation to the Meridian Food Bank. 489-0538, meridiancity.org/christmas.

Treasure Valley Night Light Parade “Christmas Around the World”: Also, visit with Santa from 3 to 5 p.m. at the fire station. 6 p.m. Dec. 3, Blaine Street, Caldwell. caldwellchamber.org.

Films

Holiday Matinee Canned Food Drive: Encore presentation of “The Peanuts Movie” for a canned food donation to the Meridian Food Bank. 10 a.m. Nov. 25-26, Majestic 18 Cinemas, 2140 E. Cinema Drive, Meridian. 893-5028.

Food and Drink

Empty Bowls: Select a handcrafted, handpainted bowl and then fill with hot soup donated by local restaurants. Benefit for The Idaho Foodbank. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 25, The Grove plaza, North 8th and West Main streets, Boise. Bowls start at $10.

Wine Sale and Holiday Open House: Wines from Hells Canyon Winery and sister brand, Zhoo Zhoo will be served, as well as treats, buy-one-get-one-free case specials, food available from F & J Grilling. Noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 25-26, Hells Canyon Winery, 18835 Symms Road, Caldwell. $10 at the door, $8 wine club members, includes tasting and souvenir stemless glass. zhoozhoo.com.

Payette Brewing Black Friday: Celebration of dark beer featuring imperial stouts and porters by Payette and breweries from around the country, food trucks, music, $4 drink tokens. Also, serves as the release of Payette’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Twelve Gauge Imperial Stout in 22 oz. bottles. 1 to 10 p.m. Nov. 25, Payette Brewing Company, 733 S. Pioneer St., Boise. payetteblackfriday.com. Free.

Guardian Ball: Black tie event with a Warrior induction ceremony, live auction, dinner, music by Frim Fram Four, and award-winning cartoonists drawing personalized cartoons for the crowd. Benefit for the Wyakin Foundation. 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 3, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. $75. wyakin.org.

Specialty Shows

Boise Christmas Show: More than 300 vendors, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4, Expo Idaho, 5610 N. Glenwood St., Garden City. $5 general, $4 seniors, free for children 12 and younger. boisechristmasshow.com.

Other Events

Live Nativity: Petting zoo and Clyde the Camel, musical entertainment, crafts, puppet show, hot drinks and soup. Collections of non-perishable food for The Idaho Foodbank. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 2-3, Eagle Seventh-day Adventist Church, 538 W. State St. Free.

Live Nativity: With musical entertainment. 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 8620 Goddard St., Boise. Free.

Spectator Sports

Boise State Broncos men’s basketball: Taco Bell Arena, 1401 Bronco Lane, Boise. $10-$20 general, $9-$19 seniors, $8-$18 juniors. 426-4737, broncosports.com/tickets.

▪  vs. PC Presbyterian, 7 p.m. Nov. 25

▪  vs. SMU, 7 p.m. Nov. 30

Idaho Steelheads hockey: 7:10 p.m., CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $18-$35. 331-8497, idahosteelheads.com.

▪  Nov. 25-26: vs. Allen Americans

▪  Nov. 30, Dec. 2-3: vs. Alaska Aces

Art

Art Source Gallery:

▪  “A Bestiary,” works by Zella Bardsley. Through November.

▪  Work of ceramic artist Jerry Hendershot. Through December. First Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1 with music by the JB Duo and wine by Indian Creek. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 1015 Main St., Boise. 331-3374, artsourcegallery.com.

Boise State Public Radio: Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance presents “Celebrating Private Idaho.” Through Dec. 2. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 220 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. 345-7258, treasurevalleyartistsalliance.org.

BSU Visual Arts Center:

▪  “Square States and Moonscapes,” new paintings by Patrick Kikut. Through Dec. 5 in Gallery 1.

▪  Fall 2016 BFA Exhibition. Through Dec. 5 in Gallery 2. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Gallery 1: Liberal Arts Building, Room 170, 1874 University Drive. Gallery 2: Hemingway Western Studies Center, Room 110, 1819 University Drive. 426-3994, art.boisestate.edu/visualartscenter.

FrameWorks: Paintings by Cherry Woodbury. Through November. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 600 S. Rivershore Lane, Eagle. 433-9705.

Gallery 601: “We are Family,” works by father and daughter Utah artists James Christensen and Cassandra Christensen Barney. Through Nov. 25. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 211 N. 10th St., Boise. 336-5899, gallery601.com.

Initial Point Gallery: Works by Kathleen Englund and Harold Ink. Through November. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Meridian City Hall, third floor, 33 E. Broadway Ave. 489-0422, meridiancity.org/mac.

Nampa Public Library: Water/Ways Smithsonian traveling exhibit features local water-related information. Through Dec. 3. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 215 12th Ave. S. 468-5807.

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center: Watercolor, silkscreen and acrylic by Brian Schreiner. Through November. Enter at S2 and the artist wall is past the coffee shop. 1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise.

Stewart Gallery: “Paramnesia,” solo exhibition by Stephanie Wilde. Through Jan. 1, 2017. Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and by appointment. 2230 W. Main St., Boise. 433-0593, stewartgallery.com.

Sun Valley Center for the Arts: Big Idea Project and Exhibition, “Idaho Stories.” Through Jan. 6. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 191 5th St. E., Ketchum. (208) 726-9491, ext. 10; sunvalleycenter.org.

Touchmark Meadow Lake Village: Fall Art Show featuring works by Cherry Woodbury, Barbara Williams, Tim Murphy, Cindy Gillett and others. Through Dec. 9. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. 4037 E. Clocktower Lane, Meridian. 888-2277.

Museums

Boise Art Museum:

▪  “Minidoka: Artist as Witness.” Through Jan. 15, 2017.

▪  “Laura Heit: Earth and Sky,: Through Feb. 19, 2017.

▪  “Modern and Contemporary Ceramics: Kay Hardy and Gregory Kaslo Collection.” Through March 19, 2017.

▪  “Tall Tales: Narratives from the Permanent Collection.” Through April 9, 2017.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 670 S. Julia Davis Drive. $6 general, $4 seniors, $3 grades 1-12 and full-time college. Free for ages 5 and younger and members. Donations on First Thursday. 345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org.

Attractions

Discovery Center of Idaho: “Matter Splatter,” daily demonstrations developed by Boise State University Material Sciences and Engineering students, field trips and themed birthday parties. Through May 22, 2017. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 131 Myrtle St., Boise. $10 general, $8 veterans and active duty military, $7 special Sunday pricing. Free for ages 2 and younger. 343-9895, dcidaho.org.

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