EVENT DATE : August 1-27

Revealing the pursuits of one of the 20th century’s most important collectors, the American Federation of Arts and the Neuberger Museum of Art present "When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection," the first traveling exhibition of this groundbreaking collection of American modern art in more than 40 years.

EVENT DATE : August 1-31

Sean Kenney has more than five million Legos at his studio in Brooklyn, which he uses to create sculptures and wall mural that will be exhibited through February. Kenney merges vintage tapestry aesthetics with op-art patterns to create abstract compositions that recall gemstones. Accompanying Kenney’s artwork are actual stones on loan from the Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology and Stewart’s Gem Shop.

EVENT DATE : August 1-31

One of Zoo Boise’s most popular exhibits is back. Butterflies in Bloom will stay at Zoo Boise through Labor Day. Visitors will stroll through a flower-filled greenhouse as hundreds of colorful butterflies from Costa Rica fly above and around them. Entry to Butterflies in Bloom is included with admission to Zoo Boise.  

EVENT DATE : August 1, 8, 15 and 22

Offered every Tuesday now through October, meet at the statue of Anne Frank in the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial for a free docent-led tour. Tours are from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. weekly.   

EVENT DATE : August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Alive After Five is back on the Grove Plaza in downtown Boise. Organizers will celebrate 31 years of Boise's favorite Summer Concert Series each Wednesday. The event starts at 5 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m. and is free to attend.  

EVENT DATE : August 3

First Thursday takes place on the first Thursday of each month throughout downtown Boise. The event takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.and provides downtown visitors the chance to stroll through the unique shops and galleries in downtown, while enjoying in-store entertainment and special events. Includes art shows, live music, wine and beer tastings, performances, sales and great food.

EVENT DATE : August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

Each week, the garden will feature either Great Garden Escape classics or exciting new bands. Local restaurants, breweries and wineries will be on-site to help make for an entertaining night that’s relaxing and fun. Great Garden Escape is every Thursday evening, now through September. It features upbeat dancing, music and friends.

EVENT DATE : August 4-September 3

An exhilarating night of midsummer madness, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival's A Midsummer Night's Dream brims with mistaken identity, mismatched lovers and mischief-making fairies. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a joyful celebration of love lost, transformed and restored that casts a powerfully pleasing spell. Suitable for all ages.

EVENT DATE : August 5, 6:30PM - August 6, 9:00AM

Join Zoo Boise for an overnight adventure. Families will experience a campout unlike any other. Sleep under the stars right in the middle of the city. Enjoy programs led by education department staff or explore the zoo on your own after regular zoo hours. The event goes from 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5 to 9 a.m. Aug. 6.

EVENT DATE : August 10

Spend an evening at the historic Boise Train Depot with free music and historic tour. Enjoy musical performances by the Silver Brass starting at 5:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The free guided tour will be held at 6:30 p.m. and is approximately one hour long.

EVENT DATE : August 18

The Swell Artist Collective and the Old Idaho Penitentiary have partnered up to present "32 Cells," featuring 32 works of art done by local artists inspired by former inmate biographies and prison history. Artwork will hang on prison cell doors. Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase. Guests must be at least 21 years old with valid ID.

EVENT DATE : August 21

Whether staying around Boise or traveling to a higher point, Idaho is a destination point for this natural phenomenon with an estimated 500,000 visitors expected. Eclipse will begin at the Oregon/Idaho border at 10:10 a.m. and end at the Idaho/Wyoming border at 12:59 p.m. Best places for viewing are Wieser, Stanley, Rexburg, Victor and Driggs. Order protective eclipse glasses at Eclipse2017.org.

EVENT DATE : August 25, 9:00AM - August 25, 4:00PM

This workshop will focus on how managers and supervisors can utilize the principles of motivational interviewing to increase staff enthusiasm and motivation in the workplace. It demonstrates how managers and supervisors can develop positive working relationships with their staff to go beyond office drama to build a more effective team. MyCPID.com