Friday to Friday
What are you going to be for Halloween? I’m going to be a STOP sign. So when I hear anyone mouth-breathing or talking without ceasing, I can just turn to them and point at my head. I’m all about functional costume selection.
What’s up this week? Tons of late Fall stuff. Of course, the biggie on Friday, but then you’ve got a holiday bazaar, Dia de los Muertos in Downtown Nampa, Maleficent at the Library, and a good old conspiracy theory community discussion.
With winter coming in, you’ll want to curl up with a good book, and I’ve got just the one. Appetite for Idaho’s filled with easily replicated adventures, with recipes from Randy & Alana, Pat Mac, and others tucked between chapters. You can get books at these fun Idaho locations.
See you next week! Have FUN.
Dia de los Muertos Celebration Week
Through Oct. 31
Boise State Student Union Building 1910 University Drive, Boise
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration. See exhibits sponsored by the Student Involvement and Leadersip Center, Traditional Multicultural Expressions, and Multicultural Student Services. It’s at the SUB Atrium, it’s open to the public, and it’s FREE.
Granger Quilting Guild Holiday Bazaar
Fri., Oct. 31, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 1, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Maple Grove Grange 11692 W. President Drive, Boise
See the bazaar, bake sale, BSU items galore, and quality hand-made quilts at this Fourth Annual Event. If you’re looking for Christmas wreaths and stocking stuffers, you definitely should go. FREE admission.
Zombies Ride Zombies
Fri., Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Wahooz Fun Zone 1385 S. Blue Marlin Lane, Meridian
Pretty simple: If you dress up like a zombie, then you get to ride the Zombies on the new XD Dark Ride for FREE.
Co-op Kids Decorate Mini Pumpkins
Fri., Oct. 31, 2-4 p.m.
Boise Co-op 888 W. Fort St., Boise
Besides straight-up Halloweening, your kids can decorate a mini-pumpkin and have a keepsake that can double as a souvenir of the big night. FREE
Halloween Trick or Treat
Fri., Oct. 31, 4-7 p.m.
Boise International Market 5823 W. Franklin Road, Boise
Got kids? Bring them down to the Boise International Market’s Halloween Trick or Treat for games, prizes, and candy. All welcome. FREE
Fri., Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m.
Silver Sage Baptist Church 5858 S. Maple Grove Road, Boise
Family fun and games, and soup and hot beverages served. A safe and enjoyable way to spend the evening. All welcome to attend this FREE Hallow’s Eve Party.
Fri., Oct. 31, 7-11 p.m.
The Community Center 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 130, Boise
A Spookatacular time at the Community Center and Liberating Spirit Metropolitan Community Church. Scary munchies, non-alcoholic drinks, DJ music, a costume contest with fun prizes, and The Idaho Imperial Gem Court’s performing. All ages welcome. By donation.
Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Sat., Nov. 1, 5-9 p.m.
Downtown Nampa Twelfth Ave. and First St., Nampa
Have you BEEN to Downtown Nampa lately? It’s getting to be so fun. They’ve been planning for this Dia de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) event for a while, so grab your “Calavera” attire (basically, this means you can dress like a skeleton), and get ready for some dancing, food, art, and “altares” (altars paying homage to their beloved dead). You can even get your face painted by donation. FREE.
Sat., Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
St. Michael's Episcopal Cathedral 518 N. Eighth St., Boise
Arts, crafts, gift items, a silent auction, home-baked goods, soup, rolls, and coffee. The proceeds go towards womens’ educational programs. FREE
Drop-In Writing Workshop
The Cabin 801 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise
Like to write? Sharpen skills with some tips from the popular and funny memoirist and fiction writer AK Turner. FREE
Thu., Nov. 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Nampa Public Library 101 11th Ave. S., Nampa
Kids ages 13-18 are invited to a screening of Maleficent at the Library! Food and fun, and it’s FREE.
First Thursday of every month, 5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 3
Boise City Hall 150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise
Ooooo, who doesn’t love a good conspiracy theory? Historians Dr. David Walker and Tim Guill look at methods of deception, and illuminate loopholes in several of the most talked-about conspiracy theories out there. See “Dangerous Patterns: Conspiracy Theories & History” for yourself and then you be the judge. FREE