The weather may still be frigid outside in February in Boise, but there’s plenty going on to keep you busy until spring. The month of love has a whole slew of events lined up to fill your calendar, whether you’re looking for a steamy date night or a warm evening away from the winter cold. Check out these things to do in Boise this month!
Whose Live Anyway? | Morrison Center
Head to the Morrison Center this February for 90 minutes of hilarity with the off-the-cuff improve style of Whose Live Anyway? Cast members Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, Dave Foley, and Joel Murray play off each other and create comedy gold right before your eyes. Just like the classic TV show, audience participation is central to this performance, so come prepared to be a part of the action and laughs. Learn more.
Vintage Movie Night Series | The Riverside Hotel
February 1, 13, 22
Brr, it’s still cold outside. Why not head into the cozy Sapphire Room in the Riverside Hotel and enjoy a vintage movie night? A ticket gets you bottomless theater popcorn and candy with an additional food and drink menu available. February’s features include West Side Story, The Proposal, and Mean Girls. Learn more.
Wild at Heart Free Admission Day | Zoo Boise
One of Zoo Boise’s free admission days falls in February every year and it’s a popular event with the Boise community. Enjoy free admission all day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, make a Valentine’s card for your favorite animal, and witness themed animal enrichment programs throughout the day. There will be crafts, photo ops, food vendors, and more, so don’t miss Wild at Heart at Zoo Boise. Learn more.
The Great Gatsby Ball Mystery Event | The Playhouse
Mystery, murder, intrigue—and good food, too. That’s what’s on the menu at Playhouse Events & Dinner Theater on February 2nd during the Great Gatsby Ball Mystery Event. Join in for a night of singing, dancing, and mischief. Learn more.
First Thursday | Downtown Boise
Every first Thursday of the month, you can experience downtown Boise in a new way. Local shops and restaurants offer tastings, specials, discounts, events, and more. Check with each merchant for specific event times and take a stroll through downtown this February. Learn more.
Ballet Idaho: (Re)Define | Morrison Center
Ballet Idaho’s (Re)Define performances in February will push your interpretation of dance and bridge the gap between classic and contemporary. Nationally-acclaimed dancers will take the stage with breathtaking creations by nationally-acclaimed choreographers. Learn more.
Cupid’s Undie Run | Downtown Boise
Sure, it’s cold outside, but why not join a “brief” run in your undies (yep, you heard that right) on Saturday, February 9th? It’s all for a good cause, of course: fundraising efforts go to support neurofibromatosis (NF) research. Since NF sufferers can’t cover up their tumors to be more comfortable, why should we cover up? The course winds through a mile-long party and ends with prizes, games, drinks, and activities. Learn more.
Idaho Steelheads | CenturyLink Arena
February 9, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23
It’s still hockey season, so grab your friends and head over to CenturyLink Arena to watch some action on the ice. What could be better on a winter day than to cheer on your home team and grab some delicious food and beer? Learn more.
Bikin’ for Lovin’ | Boise Bicycle Project
Boise Bicycle Project is hosting their annual social ride and soiree, Bikin’ for Lovin’, this month. This event is open to singles and couples alike—really any bike-lover over 21—who wants to join a fun local ride and take a chance at a raffle. The ride begins at BBP and ends at Spacebar. Learn more.
Symphony Orchestra Concert | Morrison Center
Head to the Morrison Center this month for an evening of classical music presented by the Boise State Music Department. For the classical-music lover or the symphony newbie, orchestra concerts are a treat for the ears. Learn more.
Tara Westover: Readings and Conversations | The Egyptian Theater
Idaho native Tara Westover’s best selling first book, Educated, has garnered praise from around the world (including a nod from Bill Gates). Westover will be speaking as part of the Cabin Idaho’s Readings and Conversations series, sharing about her experience growing up in isolation with parents who were opposed to public education. Learn more.
Romancing the Pen | Old Idaho Penitentiary
Look beyond chocolates this Valentine’s Day and instead bring your love to the Old Idaho Penitentiary for a fun night of history and romance. Find out the true meaning of ball and chain, take a guided tour, and learn about Old Idaho Pen love letters. The event includes special exhibits on love stories and love letters of Old Idaho Penitentiary inmates. Learn more.
Boise Classic Movies: When Harry Met Sally | The Egyptian Theater
Skip the crowded restaurants on Valentine’s Day and instead watch the classic rom-com When Harry Met Sally at the historic Egyptian Theater. This 21+ only event includes drinks and might be the perfect date for you and your significant other. Learn more.
Romantic Dinner Reservations | Throughout Boise
Consider this your reminder to make those reservations for you and your sweetheart before Valentine’s Day. Countless Boise restaurants are rolling out the red carpet with special menus and delicious drink pairings to help you celebrate Valentine’s with your flame. Here are just a few of the local hot spots to consider.
- Lemon Tree Co: Enjoy a four-course Vegan Valentine’s Dinner with chef Christina Murray with wine pairing included.
- Modern Hotel and Bar: Experience a thoughtfully-crafted five-course Valentine’s Day dinner at the Modern Hotel and Bar.
- Camel’s Crossing: An upscale but approachable Valentine’s Day date can make for a memorable evening for you and your foodie date in historic Hyde Park.
- Chandler’s Steakhouse: Dine in style with Chandler’s prix fixe three-course menu.
Woo at the Zoo for Adults | Zoo Boise
What could be more romantic than a guided tour through the zoo, learning about all the mysteries, subtleties, and hilarities of the animal mating world? Bring your sweetheart out for a hot Valentine’s date on February 16th to Zoo Boise. You’ll learn about animal mating and dating from experts, and enjoy a pasta dinner, dessert, drinks, photos, and take-home chocolate. Learn more.
Idaho Business & Technology Expo | Boise Centre
Don’t miss the 28th Annual Idaho Business & Technology Expo at the Boise Centre on the Grove. Business owners, entrepreneurs, startups, and tech enthusiasts are invited to learn and connect throughout the 16 hours of free educational seminars. Listen to speakers and panels, participate in pitch competitions, and browse the exhibits to learn about innovative ideas and products. Learn more.
Opera Idaho: Aida | The Egyptian Theater
February 22 & 24
The historic Egyptian Theater provides the ideal backdrop for Idaho’s first fully-staged production of Aida, the 1871 opera that has thrilled audiences for over a century. Verdi’s classic opera features a timeless love story and thrilling score. Learn more.
Boise State Basketball Home Games | Taco Bell Arena
March Madness isn’t far away, so head over to Taco Bell Arena and catch a Bronco’s basketball game. Throughout the month of February, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams have home games you can catch. Men’s games schedule | Women’s games schedule.
There’s no reason to be bored in Boise this month. What’s on your calendar this month?