Dinner and theater have had a longtime courtship, one preceding the other for nights on the town or pairing up at outdoor amphitheaters.
The backyard barbecue hasn't really fit in with the dinner-theater combo, but Saturday, Aug. 25, HomeGrown Theater will host a fun fundraiser, employing one of the most-beloved summer Boise pastimes: the backyard barbecue.
The theater company that's all about all things local will host the event from 2-11 p.m. in the backyard of a North End home, which will feature barbecue staples like hotdogs, hamburgers and veggie burgers (for $1 each) and suds from Payette Brewing ($2).
But this yard party is infinitely cooler than the one you threw last weekend, at least musically. It'll substitute the jams bellowing from your iPod dock with live musical performances from local electro dudes Mozam, the Thomas Paul Trio, hip-hoppers Dedicated Servers, Edmond Dantes, Boise Rock School, Joanna Richard, The Project, Matthew Lon Shockey and BW's own Josh Gross.
In addition to pleasing your ears with an afternoon of music, the event will also feature short films from Travis Swartz and Ben Upchurch, as well as previews of upcoming HomeGrown Theater productions. Its next production, Adam Harrell's The Basement Company, opens Tuesday, Sept. 25.