Wednesday, November 28, 2012

First Thursday in Downtown Boise

First Thursday is a special evening of promotions and entertainment in downtown Boise. The next one is on December 6th from 5-9 p.m.

First Thursday provides downtown visitors the chance to shop and observe the unique shops and galleries in Boise, while enjoying in-store entertainment and special events. The Downtown Boise Association provides a special event map & schedule for the evening.

Of course, this is a great place and time to do some holiday shopping. Support local businesses and artists while having a great time on a weeknight!

Highlights for Downtown Boise First Thursday December 6, 2012:

Idaho Historical Museum (610 Julia Davis Dr.) Join the museum for a special evening of book signings with local authors as well as 10% member's pricing sale on all items at the Museum Store!

Boise Art Museum (610 Julia Davis Dr.) Art lovers of all ages and abilities are invited to drop in and explore art media in the Albertson's Education Studios during First Thursday.

Basque Museum and Cultural Center (611 W. Grove St.) Join the Basque Museum & Cultural Center for its Holiday Sale during First Thursday! There will be discounts throughout the store (Members receive 20% discount. Non-Members will enjoy a 10% discount). Free Gallery and Cyrus Jacobs/Uberuaga House Tours; the Board and staff will provide refreshments and pintxos to all guests and a no-host bar will be available for wine-by-the-glass.
Here is an example of vendors and shops that participated in last month's First Thursday:

Atomic Treasures (409 S 8th St.) Stop in to make your Christmas truly green by reusing and recycling. Atomic Treasures has an eclectic mix of vintage, retro, art and found objects. Decorative and unique treasures for the home, jewelry, books and collectibles. Unusual and unforgettable gifts!

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Magic Valley Symphony

The Magic Valley Symphony is a full orchestra of volunteer musicians from South Central Idaho, based in Twin Falls. Led by Theodore Anchor Hadley, the Music Director and Conductor, the group produces four live concerts per year. We want to invite you to the next one.

The Magic Valley Symphony Fall concert is taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, $6 for students and can be purchased at Kurt's Pharmacy, the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) box office and at the door. The performance takes place at the CSI Fine Arts Center.

Look forward to hearing Carl Von Weber's Bassoon Concerto in F with Susan Hess playing the lead instrument. Also being performed is Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, a 10-suite movement composed for piano. The suite is Mussorgsky's most famous piano composition, and has become a showpiece for virtuoso pianists.

Related Magic Valley Symphony Event

Before the performance begins, use the Fall Concert as a chance to educate your children (or yourself) about classical music and instruments. Starting at 6:45 p.m., expose yourself to the instruments used by the symphony. Called an 'instrument' petting zoo, how many of us have seen a bassoon or french horn in detail? Learn about the many individual pieces that come together to make the symphony a whole body of music moving and undulating together.

Attended the Magic Valley Symphony Before?

If you've attended a concert performed by the Magic Valley Symphony, we would like to hear about it! Have you heard these pieces of music - are you familiar with them? We'd like to hear from you.

Looking for Twin Falls Lodging?

We have multiple Idaho bed and breakfasts in the Twin Falls region. If you are looking for something personal, rustic or historical, we have members who fit the description. But every one of our member bed and breakfasts provides impeccable service and hospitality, you can feel assured of that.