So Much Fun!

Rent bikes downtown (weather permitting). $5/hr, Ride to Boise Art Glass (1124 W. Front St.) for a one-hour glass blowing class, schedule online, $80/2 people, check Groupon. Finished? Ride, walk or drive to Fork (199 N. Eighth St.) for dinner.


Rock the house with dinner and karaoke, Wednesdays and Fridays, Oak Barrel of Eagle, 1065 E. Winding Creek Drive. 

Stop by Fat Guy’s Fresh Deli (1626 S. Wells Ave., Meridian) and try what is quickly becoming their legendary grilled PB&J with (or without) bacon. Then drop in at the Boise Art Museum for Family Art Saturday, 12-3 p.m. TKTKTKTKTKTK.


Check out ComedySportz (CSz Boise), clean comedy every Friday and Saturday night. $10 adult, $8 student, $5 12 and under. Buy tickets ahead online at Shows sell out!

Cozy & Casual

Enjoy an early dinner at Asiago’s (1002 Main St., Reservations recommended, walk-ins welcome, based on limited availability.) Then either:

Saturday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Philharmonic Silent Films at the Egyptian Theater (corner of Capitol and Main), doors open at 6 p.m., title TBA. $14.15- $23.58,


Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m.

MET Opera (movie) production of Carmen at Regal Edwards Boise & IMAX.

Practice restaurant manners with a progressive dinner. Each stop offers a new opportunity to polish pleases and thank-yous. Start with french fries at Boise Fry Company (204 N. Capitol Blvd.), next, The Lift (4091 W. State St.) for house-battered chicken tenders. Grab some drinks at Jacksons (3110 W. State St.) on your way to The Children’s Museum of Idaho (790 S. Progress Ave., Meridian) where you can diffuse some of those stifled wiggles from all the sitting and nice manners. Wind down the evening with a cone from Reed’s Dairy (1735 W. Chinden Blvd).

Put the Active into Activity!

Get moving with Idaho Ballroom Dance Center’s (943 W. Overland, Meridian) private and group beginner lesson packages. See for details. Check out the Introductory Private Lessons Package. Make your date a Latin night with dinner at The Matador (3690 E. Monarch Sky Lane at The Village). Then try out your new skills at a practice (dance) party at the Dance Center.

Take a sample dance class at Echo School of Dance (9953 W. Cable Car St., Suite 110) together. They have hip-hop, ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, breakdance and stretching. Call to schedule a free trial class (887.1200) or email to reserve your spot. After your class, head over to a happening dive, El Gallo Giro (5285 Glenwood St.) for a kid-friendly, fun and colorful atmosphere and some knock-your-socks-off tacos that will be guilt-free after all the dancing you just did.


Visit the Stewart Gallery (2230 W. Main St.), open Wednesday through Saturday from 12-4 p.m. or by appointment. Then luxuriate in an evening of live jazz and elegant food at Chandlers (981 W. Grove St.).


For Picky Eaters: The Griddle (404 E. Park Center Blvd.)

For Adventurous Palates: Pad Thai at their new location (10038 W. Overland Road)

…and a short discussion of concert etiquette* followed by a live performance such as…

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King for a Day! Sun., Feb. 17, 1 p.m., at the Morrison Center,, $22.50- $75.

OR, for kids who’ve leveled up in:

Trebelle Piano Trio: Russian Romance, Saturday, Feb. 17, Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St., Boise. Violinist Jennifer Dunn, cellist Heidi Nagel and pianist Robyn Wells present music of Russian composers Sergei Rachmaninoff, Alexander Borodin and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Suggested donation: $15 general, $10 students/seniors.

*Printable of concert etiquette available at Boise Lifestyle’s Facebook page.