The 17th annual Valentines for AIDS hosted by Flying M Coffeehouse has officially begun. The annual silent auction is one of those quintessentially Boise events—if you haven't participated as an artist or a bidder or even a gawker, you could be accused of not actually being a Boise resident.
Each year, the proceeds benefit SNAP, a local organization that provides assistance to HIV/AIDS patients. Last year, more than $23,000 went into SNAP's coffers from the auction.
Although the bidding gets downright fierce in the final minutes of the two-week-long auction, you can bet Flying M will be one of the hottest stops during tonight's First Thursday trek.
What to expect? Everything from a painted male form to a bucket of neon. No joke.