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10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 24th: Art, Trivia, Music 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’ as the state begins to open back up.

 

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 …

 

 

Caffè Capri Parking Lot Social

Looking for a little social-distancing fun?

Join Caffè Capri (2242 E Gowen Rd. Boise) for a Parking Lot Social this Monday May 25 from 4 – 7 p.m.
Bring your chair and relax for this parking lot picnic. Blaze and Kelly will be performing. You will be able to purchase food at Caffè Capri, Taco Del Mar and Quiznos.

Social distancing will be the key to a successful good time. We will be together, but 6-10 feet apart!

 

Game Night Live is LIVE Again!

Game Night Live 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 had to quarantine or temporarily close, GNL changed the game and allowed participants to play from home while supporting their local watering hole!

As states are beginning to reopen, Game Night Live is bringing back Live Trivia!

Game Night Live will make it’s first in-person appearance this Tuesday May 26 at O’Michaels Pub & Grill (2433 N Bogus Basin Rd. Boise).

Visit https://www.facebook.com/omichaelspub/ for more information!

 

J Todd plays Elton John Greatest Hits

Valiant Productions presents ‘Quarantine Sessions: J Todd plays Elton Johns Greatest Hits’ this Tuesday May 26 at 7 p.m. online.

A message from J Todd:

“I’ve been working my way through a challenge where I pick 10 albums that were influential or inspirational to me and I play the whole album live. The album this time is Elton Johns Greatest Hits and I’m lucky enough to be able to do it at Valiant Productions in their amazing studio with a big green screen, a 3 camera shoot, a producer, the whole thing. Valiant productions work is amazing, it legitimately looks like you’re on a late night TV show. Super high quality.

Elton Johns Greatest Hits was the first record of my own that I ever purchased and I literally wore the vinyl out. My parents couldn’t understand why all I wanted to do for weeks and months was to put this record on my headphones and lay on my bed and study it, over and over. If you know me it’s absolutely undeniable the influence that Elton John has had on me and my career choice and personal path, that’s why preparing for this show has been easy, I know all of these songs like they’re in my DNA.

Still looking for a good outfit, it’s been hard to find with so many things closed. I’ll come up with something.

These shows are done in hopes of raising money for a cause of the performers choice, for this show I will be donating to the Treefort Live Music Relief Fund. https://www.treefortmusicfest.com/live-music-relief-fund/

Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2848314188627761/ for more information.

 

Voices Benefit Comedy Show

Join Idaho Voices for Children for their Voices Benefit Comedy Show this Wednesday May 27 from 8 – 9 p.m. online.

Jackie Kashian has graciously agreed to headline this one-hour Idaho Voices for Children benefit comedy show on Zoom, the best online platform for comedy, according to professionals! Jackie has a #1 Album on iTunes and Amazon, two very successful podcasts- The Dork Forest and The Jackie and Laurie Show, as well as numerous TV appearances. She has been doing comedy for over 30 years and is absolutely brilliant.

Advisory Board Member and Comic, Beth Norton, hosts and produces this show as her contribution toIdaho Voices for Children’s work. As a former foster child, she understands the importance of policy advocacy in the interest of children and families and the importance of laughter alike. Expect additional funny special guests!

Venmo- beth_norton_comedy $10.00, or your donation, for the zoom link until 7:00pm MST. If you would like to donate directly to Idaho Voices for Children, or are uncomfortable with venmo please go here- https://www.idahovoices.org/donate/ and in the comments section note “For Comedy Benefit Show” and we will email you the link.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/557501638504510/.

 

The Final Puzzle – An Untold Akbar Birbal Story

Join Rediscovered Bookshop for an evening with local author Juhi Ray discussing her book The Final Puzzle – An Untold Akbar-Birbal Story, with Devri Walls, this Thursday May 28 from 7 – 8 p.m. on Instagram LIVE.

Set in 16th century Hindustan (the modern-day Indian subcontinent), Emperor Akbar discovers an incomplete astrological chart. It may hold a secret that could threaten his life and the Empire. He assigns the sensitive task of uncovering the chart’s mystery to his brilliant adviser, Mahesh Das. This journey takes Mahesh to the heartland of Hindustan. Mahesh however, was not expecting to fall in love. He is torn between his heart and his loyalty. Why did Emperor Akbar bestow the title of Raja Birbal on Mahesh Das? His closeness to the Emperor and meteoric rise spark jealous enemies to target him.Amid the backdrop of religious tensions in the Empire, Akbar moves forward to promote religious tolerance and root out corruption. Rebellions against Akbar and personal attacks against Raja Birbal become more common. After multiple attempts on Birbal’s life, his enemies believe they are successful. In 1586, while battling the hilly tribes of the Northwest frontier, Raja Birbal is declared dead. But his body was never found. What really happened?

Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/686755018750937/ for more information.

 

Quarantine Sessions: Eric Henderson

Valiant Productions presents ‘Quarantine Sessions: Eric Henderson’ this Friday May 29 at 7 p.m. online.
A message from Eric Henderson:

“I am excited to be a part of the Quarantine Sessions at Valiant Productions studios. I will be playing for you all right here with a virtual tip jar benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County, click here to donate: https://www.adaclubs.org/give/

Stay on your couch and tune in on Friday, May 29th at 7pm.”

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/537412850305128/.

 

Tiger King Trivia Night

It’s TRIVIA NIGHT!

Join Wine & Design for their Virtual Event: Tiger King Trivia Night this Friday May 29 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Sign up, PICK UP, sip up, and PAINT! No artistic talent is needed- we’ll take you through step by step! JOIN US VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM in the comfort of your own home for this hilarious TRIVIA NIGHT featuring the popular Netflix series Tiger King. Prizes for winners will be delivered to your doorstep at a time of your choosing. This event is for ages 21 and up.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are offering a virtual painting experience. Pick up your paint kit at 1009 W. Bannock St. Boise, ID 83702 no later than 2 hours prior to the class start time. NOTE: Please call or text the studio (208-906-1806) to arrange a pick up time. Delivery is also available upon request. You will receive an email with the Zoom log-in link. Please add boise.id@wineanddesign.com to your safe senders list. Paint Kit Includes: pre-traced canvas, paint, bushes, sample printout, plates, and napkins. Painting begins promptly at 6:00pm so be sure to log in on time!

Anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms or who has had a fever within the last 24 hours SHOULD NOT come pick up a paint kit for the safety and health of Wine & Design employees and patrons. Those individuals will be issued a credit to a future class.

If you have questions please email us at boise.id@wineanddesign.com.

Cancellation policy: To receive a credit towards another class you must call at least 24 hours before an event. No refunds will be given but you are welcome to transfer to another class of equal value. No credit will be issued to no shows.

 

Eilen Jewell Quarantine Session

Valiant Productions presents ‘Eilen Jewell Quarantine Session’ this Saturday May 30 at 7 p.m. online.

A message from Eilen Jewell:

“We performed in the backyard, music room/office and living room couch. They were all fun and lo-fi.

Your support for these shows was amazing.

We are so thankful.

Now we’re movin’ on up to a multi-camera and multi-channel mix experience with our friends at Valiant Productions.

Valiant is offering its time pro bono. All they ask is that we donate a portion of the Venmo/PayPal Tip Jar to a non-profit of our choice. We have chosen MusiCares. This organization has helped many musicians not only in the Covid-19 times, but for several years prior. They also helped us and we are so thankful.

Don’t miss it!”

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/530983961139838/.

 

Art Buzz Kids Goes on An Outer Space Adventure

Join Art Buzz Kids Boise for their Virtual Event: Outer Space Adventure this Saturday May 30 from 2 – 4 p.m.

This is a perfect Saturday afternoon for the kids! Sign up, PICK UP, and PAINT for this fun Art Buzz Kids event! No artistic talent is needed- we’ll take your kiddo through step by step! JOIN US VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM in the comfort of your own home!

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are offering a virtual painting experience. Pick up your paint kit at 1009 W. Bannock St. Boise, ID 83702 no later than 2 hours prior to the class start time. NOTE: Please call or text the studio (208-906-1806) to arrange a pick up time. Delivery is also available upon request.

You will receive an email with the Zoom log-in link. Please add boise.id@wineanddesign.com to your safe senders list.

Paint Kit Includes: pre-traced canvas, paint, bushes, sample printout, plates, and napkins. Painting begins promptly at 2:00pm so be sure to log in on time!

Anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms or who has had a fever within the last 24 hours SHOULD NOT come pick up a paint kit for the safety and health of Wine & Design employees and patrons. Those individuals will be issued a credit to a future class.

If you have questions please email us at boise.id@wineanddesign.com.

Cancellation policy: To receive a credit towards another class you must call at least 24 hours before an event. No refunds will be given but you are welcome to transfer to another class of equal value. No credit will be issued to no shows.

 

Gary Tackett & Full Moon Rude Live at Vista Bar

Hey Boise, are you ready for some live music?

Head to Vista Bar (813 S Vista Ave Boise) this Saturday May 30 at 9 p.m., for Gary Tackett & Full Moon Rude’s, featuring Rider Soran, first post-COVID live show!

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/584135275560393/.

 

Stay tuned to OnBoise.com, your site for fun, free, local entertainment for upcoming events in our weekly column, FUN10, every Sunday!

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Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.