Every so often, a Boise establishment goes big, throwing a barn-burner of a party complete with food, music, booze and enough spectacle to draw out even the stodgiest loner. If it were a live band and a Rubbermaid tub full of gas station ice and canned brews, well, that would be any Friday night. But Shorty's Saloon is throwing a party so big the Garden City watering hole had to hold it on a Sunday.
Running from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Shorty's is holding its first Remember When benefit. The event features a hot rod and classic car show, live music from Simple Ruckus at 11 a.m. and Fine Line at 2 p.m., food of the barbecue variety, a silent auction, a car wash and plenty of activities for the kids.
The party benefits City of Light Home for Women and Children, and there will be donation stations where patrons can drop off needed items like toiletries; children's supplies, including clothes and diapers; food; and cleaning supplies. With each donation, Shorty's is giving away a free beer ticket.
The music, beer and booze are inside the saloon and the car show and kids activities are outside, as one might expect. It also means the underage crowd can check out the outdoor events, too.