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Refugees have much to share. Many come from war-torn or impoverished countries, are forced to learn a new language and adjust to the cultural norms of their new homes. To share these experiences, Boise's Refugee Speakers Bureau hosts talks with current and former refugees who share their sto…

Fairs have been the staple of community celebration in the United States for years. They're the set of 80s high school romance, a place where just about anything can be fried and a place to ride exciting attractions that are inadvisable after eating said fried food. The Western Idaho Fair, a…

Jenga has been a popular party game since the 1970s. The name is derivative of the Swahili word kujenga, which means "to build." The objective of the game is the opposite of the meaning. Instead, players take things away from the tower, hoping to not knock it over.

The Harry Potter franchise is very possibly the moral compass of an entire generation. J.K. Rowling's classic series about "the boy who lived" has taught more people about the real virtues of friendship, loyalty and humility than most media, making it a family friendly phenomenon that its fi…

Officially, Harry Potter's birthday falls on July 31, but this year, that's a Wednesday. For folks who can't take Hump Day off to indulge in Harry Potter fandom, there's RePop Gifts, which will throw a party of its own for "the boy who lived" on Sunday, July 28.

The Visual Arts Collective will be filled with music, dancing and burlesque performers dressed up in unimaginable sparkling outfits. Frankly Frankie's Third-Annual Burlesque Marathon Show hits the VAC stage on Saturday, July 27, from 8-11:30 p.m. Frankie's performances highlight gender fluid…

In Shakespeare's Hamlet, the titular character tells his friend Horatio that "there are more things in heaven and earth ... Than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Ironically, dreams have sailed where philosophy has sputtered at showing the true colors of the world and the elegance of experi…

Channel your inner goddess and bring the family together for an outdoor extravaganza Saturday for the 25th anniversary of Goddess Fest at Julia Davis Park. The festival celebrates sacredness, spirituality and diversity, and welcomes folks to enjoy vendors, apothecaries, boutiques and jewelry…

The sun shines on the Boise Bench. That's a literal and figurative statement. Yes, it's the height of summer, but also yes, the Bench is now one of the hottest neighborhoods in the City of Trees. Celebrate its ascendance with a block party. Starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at the Gem…

The beloved group of women from Golden Girls have been absent from American television for 27 years, but four drag queens from San Francisco haven't forgotten them. This July, those drag veterans—Heklina, D'Arcy Drollinger, Matthew Martin and Holotta Tymes—will bring whole episodes of the cl…