Boise Celebrates Sesquicentennial with Boise 150


Ahead of the city's sesquicentennial in July, officials unveiled Boise 150 on Dec. 6, launching a year's worth of events to commemorate the past and present of the City of Trees.

Boise 150 include numerous events to commemorate the city's arts, culture and history, the first of which takes place this weekend with Boise Rock School's old-timey music event, Sunday, Dec. 9, at Boise public library locations.

As part of the regular Re-Art series, Boise Rock School will introduce kids to music from 150 years ago—before the advent of iPods and CD players. According to the organization's website, the class includes introductions to folk with a sprinkling of rock 'n' roll.

More information is available via our Boise Weekly Pick.

In addition, the rescheduled opening of the city's Sesqui-Shop, part storefront, part gallery, part event center, takes place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13.

The first Boise 150 event of the new year takes place Friday, Jan. 4, when Boise Mayor Dave Bieter drops the opening puck for the Idaho Steelheads.