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Carnevale Returns to Idaho Botanical Garden

Friday, Sept. 14

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Lush greenery and perfectly tended plants make the scenery at Idaho Botanical Garden something to behold on the regular. And Friday, Sept. 14, that always-lovely landscape will be filled with gasp-inducing performance artists with the second installment of Carnevale.

The event is hosted by industrial recycled-art purveyor Refinerii and will employ a Venetian carnival-steam punk theme. Think feathers, masks and elaborately embellished attire mixed with goggles, top hats and industrial items. Attendees are encouraged to don costumes and prizes will be given out for best mask, top hat, overall costume and more.

Last year's inaugural event featured aerial acrobats, fire and belly dancers, hula hooping and more. This year's lineup will include equally astounding performances with the ladies of the Red Light Variety Show exhibiting their myriad talents, a fashion show featuring local designer Nena Earl, fortune tellers, temporary tattoos, hair and makeup artists, games, door prizes and more.

Artists have tailored their performances for a mixed-generational audience so that the whole family can attend. A full bar, food and local wine and beer will be available. Tickets are available at idahobotanicalgarden.org or at the gates.

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