10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 10th: Trivia, Block Parties, Hoola Hoops and MORE!
OnBoise.com proudly presents a brand-new new feature, FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Boise this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week.
Due to the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in Boise – with more coming in every hour – we’re focusing this week’s edition of Fun10Boise on fun entertainment you can enjoy in the safety of your own home or while practicing safe ‘social distancing’.
FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Boise, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, OnBoise.com!
So what’s on the FUN10 for this week? Read on …
Hoop Love Ya’ll Show
Looking for a way to increase energy and reduce stress while connecting with your inner child? Then this is the event for you!
Join Hip The Hoopla every Monday night for their Hoop Love Ya’ll Show! The live stream will be shared on Facebook and their YouTube Channel at 6:30 p.m. every Monday night. Not able to make it at that time? You can always check out the previous videos on their playlist.
Each week will feature a theme and 3 segments. The goal is to have some interaction, answer questions, provide some awesome info in a really fun way and hopefully get you in and out in a half hour!
Join in for some Health, Humor and Hooping!
Yoga for Wellness Offering Online Classes
Is all of the uncertainty in the world right now leaving you with a desire to refocus and re-center, from home? Yoga for Wellness understands that and is here to help!
Yoga for Wellness (1175 E Parkcenter Blvd Boise) has shifted gears in light of recent events and is now offering online yoga! This opportunity allows you to gather as a community from your living rooms and home offices!
Check out these amazing classes being offered this week:
Monday May 11
Private Yoga Therapy (by Appointment) with Jeanne
Gentle Yoga (12 – 1 p.m.) with Jeanne
All Level Asana & iRest Yoga Nidra (5:30 – 7 p.m.) with Margit
Tuesday May 12
Mindful Yoga, All Level (10 – 11:15 a.m.) with Mckenzie
Meditative Movement & iRest Yoga Nidra (12 – 1:15 p.m.) with Jeanne
Wednesday May 13
Gentle Yoga (12 – 1 p.m.) with Jeanne
Thursday May 14
Gentle Yoga (12 – 1 p.m.) with Jeanne
Friday May 15
Gentle Yoga (10 – 11 a.m.) with Sharon
Saturday May 16
Beginner/All Level Asana & iRest Yoga Nidra (9 – 10:30 a.m.) with Margit
Sunday May 17
All Levels Yoga (10 – 11:30 a.m.) with Kate
Please email Jeanne at firstname.lastname@example.org for the registration link to the class you are interested in. Please secure the link at least an hour in advance. For a printable schedule, visit http://www.yogaforwellnesspro.com/. For class updates, visit the Yoga for Wellness Facebook Page.
GNL Trivia Game Night Live
As most of us continue to stay safe at home, our need for entertainment and social interaction is starting to really kick into overdrive. Luckily, once local company has continued to provide fun-filled evenings for all to enjoy, from the comfort of home!
Game Night Live has continuously provided their action-packed Trivia Nights in support of local venues and the local economy, throughout the COVID-19 situation. Although many GNL partner venues have had to quarantine or temporarily close, GNL changed the game and allowed participants to play from home while supporting their local watering hole! That’s right, they’ve gone online!
To register for one of the Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday (7 – 9 p.m.) livestreams, visit https://gamenightlive.com/covid-19/. Remember to type ‘GNL’ or the name of the venue you would like to donate to in the comments section when you register. All profits go to your specific business and staff in need.
Here are some of the fun-filled events planned for this week:
Tuesday May 12 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Sawtooth Brewery Public House
Sam’s Smokehouse & Saloon
The Growler Guys
Indian Creek Steakhouse
Ironwood Bar & Grill
Quinn’s Restaurant & Lounge
Spitfire Craft Pizza & Pints
Buster’s Grill & Sports Bar
Wednesday May 13 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Sawtooth Brewery Tap Room
White Dog Brewing Co.
The Dutch Goose
Good Apple Taphouse
Dry Creek Mercantile
2C Family Brewing Co.
Heritage Hop Haus
Beer Guys Saloon
Thursday May 14 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Madswede Brewing Co.
Whole Foods (River Room)
Live from The Lounge at the End of the Universe
The Lounge at the End of the Universe (or LEU), located on the ground floor at the Gem Center for the Arts, may be temporarily closed to the public. But that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped providing creative space for local artists and creators. Or stopped providing entertainment for all to enjoy!
While they may be temporarily closed to the public, The Lounge at the End of the Universe is now streaming online! They are now providing the live, digital concert series – The Quarantine Sessions.
To enjoy these very entertaining shows, visit The Lounge at the End of the Universe on Facebook.
Here is what you can look forward to this week:
Monday May 11 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
John Hesch – Quarantine Sessions Live at the Lounge
Wednesday May 13 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Chris Cullinan and shabby shabby cookin: The Quarantine Sessions
Friday May 15 from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
THUMP – Neon Fiesta
For updates and other upcoming events, visit https://loungeboise.com/.
2020 Mental Health Month Art Exhibition Goes Virtual
Join Empower Idaho for the 2020 Virtual Mental Health Month Art Exhibitions this Friday May 15 from 8 – 9 p.m.! They look forward to celebrating the work and unique mental health stories of Idahoans all throughout the state.
Due to the need to avoid social gatherings, Empower Idaho has decided to move this art show into a visual format online and will be holding two exhibitions opposed to one. While they understand this is a nontraditional approach to an art exhibition, the show must go on!
The 2020 Virtual Mental Health Month Art Exhibitions will be using the webinar platform GoToTraining to hold the art Exhibition to ensure we can still celebrate the mental health journey of Idahoans throughout the state!
To register for the show, click here.
Retreads Block Party Driveway Concert
Are you craving some live local music? Ready to venture out and practice some safe social distancing while enjoying some live local music?
Local musicians that make up the upbeat and entertaining band, The Retreads, are ready to get back to their instruments and fans! The Retreads Block Party Driveway Concert will take place this Friday May 15 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at 2391 E Parkside Dr. Boise.
From the band:
“Folks we are really missing each other band wise, performing live, and all of you as well. No shows for us is unheard of until this lockdown. Now that the stay at home has been lightly lifted, we are super excited to put on a home driveway show to have fun, dance, and just be happy. It’s partly a live rehearsal for us and a but self indulgent, but dang this will be fun. Of course we expect all of you to follow social distance guidelines. Bring your chairs, space out, dance and have fun. Our plan is 6:30 – 8:30. If this goes well we consider a couple more at other locations until summer gigs are back to the new normal.”
For more on The Retreads, visit their website at http://theretreads.net/.
Tylor Ketchum Streams Live from His Couch
Looking for a little extra fun and excitement to add to your Friday nights? Why not invite Tylor Ketchum, from Tylor & the Train Robbers, to your place? Virtually, of course!
Tylor Ketchum, Live from the Couch, is now live streaming on Facebook every Friday night at 7 p.m.
From the Tylor & the Train Robbers’ website:
“We’re missing the road and getting out there to play live shows for you all, but for now it looks like we’ll be staying home for a while. In these uncertain times, it means the world to us to have the support of so many amazing people. We’ve had lots of questions about how you can help, so we just wanted to give a few options here. First you can buy merch from right here on our site. We are continuing to take orders and will ship out as soon as it’s safe and possible. Secondly, we are showing up live on Facebook and Instagram regularly to share some music and stay in touch. We are accepting tips during those performances via PayPal or Venmo. If you are in the position to help out and feel like that is something you want to do, we very humbly and graciously thank you! Our fans and friends are what keep us going on and off the road. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to do what we love to do and we never take for granted the time and money you spend to support us.”
Check out the Tylor & The Train Robbers Facebook page for other upcoming live videos.
Boise Valley Riders’ 2020 Riding Season Opener
As the State of Idaho begins the process of opening back up, the Boise Valley Riders have decided to begin their riding season!
The 2020 Riding Season Opener will take place on Saturday May 16th, with staging at Gowen Chevron (6450 S Eisenman Rd. Boise) at 9 a.m.
Riders will take the frontage roads to Mountain Home and pick up Old Highwy #30 through Glenns Ferry and Bliss. From Bliss they’ll head south on Highway #30 to Hagerman and stop for gas and then lunch at the Snake River Grill. After lunch, they’ll continue south to Magic Waters Road which will take them to Balanced Rock. The route home will be determined the day of the ride. For those that are still not comfortable eating at a restaurant, feel free to bring a sack lunch.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2929231713838408/.
Boise Farmers Market Drive-Thru
In order to continue supporting locally grown foods, vendors and the community, the Boise Farmers Market is now open and with a Drive-Thru!
Shopping time reservations open on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. You can reserve your shopping time at: https://theboisefarmersmarket.com/bfmdrivethru. You will receive an email from Eventbrite containing the link to the online ordering system. Follow that link to browse the selection and place your order.
Then, come to 1500 Shoreline Drive on Saturday during your designated time to pick up your order!
For more in-depth instructions on how the Boise Farmers Market Drive-Thru works, visit their website at https://theboisefarmersmarket.com/ or on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheBoiseFarmersMarket.
Online Art Experiences Boise Art Museum
While the Boise Art Museum is closed as part of community health efforts to contain the spread of the corona virus (COVID-19), there are still plenty of ways to explore their Online Art Experiences!
Art museums will play a vital role in our nation’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Boise Art Museum is no exception!
Check out these inspiring BAM Online Art Experiences:
Hear from the Artists
“The 2020 Idaho Triennial” audio guide
“Meet the Artist: Ann Gardner” video
“Margaret Jacobs: Steel Medicine” audio guide
Hands-on Art Projects
Make Your Own Sketchbook
Create a Mixed-Media Artwork
Weave on a Cardboard Loom
For more information, please visit http://www.boiseartmuseum.org/.