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Celebrate winter with a film festival and concert

The SnowBall on Friday, Nov. 18, features an evening of dancing and bluegrass music to benefit the Bogus Basin SnowSchool.
The SnowBall on Friday, Nov. 18, features an evening of dancing and bluegrass music to benefit the Bogus Basin SnowSchool. kjones@idahostatesman.com

Hang with fellow adventure-loving peeps at two Downtown Boise events, hosted by Winter Wildlands Alliance.

The Boise-based nonprofit works at the national level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes.

▪  Enjoy visions of powder at the Backcountry Film Festival from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Basque Center, 601 W. Grove St., Boise.

Films start at 7:30 p.m. and subjects include adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors and the like.

There will be a raffle and beer provided by Odell Brewing Co. Tickets are $10.

▪  Showcase those dance moves at the SnowBall from 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St., Boise.

Rapidgrass, from Colorado, makes its Idaho debut delivering high-energy bluegrass.

All proceeds go toward getting kids outside this winter through Bogus Basin and the SnowSchool program.

Tickets are $35. Or snag a festival pass for $40, which gets you into the film screening and concert.

Tickets are available online at eventbrite.com, or in Boise at Outdoor Exchange, 1405 W. Grove St., in Boise.

For more information about the events, schedules and pre-parties, go to winterwildlands.org/snowball-boise.

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