Holiday Market
Art Source Gallery
runs thru Dec 30th


Festival of Trees
runs thru Nov 30th


Winter Garden Aglow
Idaho Botanical Garden
runs thru Dec 27th
Boise is Blowing

The recent warm weather notwithstanding, winter is upon us. For skiers and snowboarders, it’s time to get ready for a winter that should be unlike any other. Boise’s local ski area is making some adjustments this winter to its operating procedures much like ski resorts across the country. These include a uniform mask requirement while at the ski area – but, skiers can drop their masks while skiing. Other changes are more exciting, like the expanded night skiing hours (and amazing night skiing prices) that encourage users to visit during off-peak hours. More good news: The resort’s snowmaking capacity has expanded, doubling the number of runs with top-to-bottom coverage. Bogus Basin also did some summertime brush cutting and tree thinning to expand its skiable terrain. Finally, Simplot Lodge has new paint and flooring throughout. Best of all, the cold temps have allowed the snowmaking machines to get a head start on winter.

New Nightlife Options

A few new exciting entries into Boise’s downtown dining and social scene are ready for their closeup. First there’s NightHawk, a wine tasting lounge with a rough-but-cozy vibe down in Boise’s BoDo neighborhood on South 8th St. The arrival of this new spot, which comes from the same brains behind the Garden City-based Western Collective. And they’re not sitting still with just the Nighthawk; the group is working on transforming the former Old Spaghetti Factory space on Idaho Street into a combination restaurant, bar and music venue, all in one. Maybe for a cocktail beforehand, you could stop by the Little Pearl Oyster Bar, a new addition to the 8th Street corridor. The cozy spot is a “warmup” for chef/owner Cal Elliott, who is also the owner of the Bouquet building on Boise’s Main Street, for which he has big plans. Read more here.  If in the Boise area the remainder of the week there are also great special lunch and dinner menu options available at several Downtown Boise restaurants during Dine Out Downtown Boise Restaurant Week – through Sunday, November 8th, 2020. Click here for participating restaurants.

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