21 THURSDAY-22 FRIDAY
You've been waiting all year for some decent kosher food and a bite of good rugelach. Wait no more, Deli Days lovers, the time has arrived. You know the drill: pastrami, corned beef, turkey or a hotdog; a knish with a kosher pickle; and some hamantaschen, rugelach, honey cake and cheesecake. It's picnic seating and music by Israel's Mishael Dickman and Boise's Moody Jews. If you just can't stop in and relax for the show while you grub, get your grinds delivered by calling 208-343-6601. Yep, delivered.
June 21, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., and June 22, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Ahavath Beth Israel, 11 N. Latah St.
If You Love the First Amendment ...
Officially the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, often the first day of summer, and a time of celebration for cultures all over the world, summer solstice is one calendar day never lacking in social excitement including the Summer Soulstice Party, a celebration of free speech hosted by the ACLU of Idaho and Boise Community Radio. BCR has been working hard for the last few years to bring a community radio station to the Treasure Valley on the FM dial, and the Summer Soulstice party/fundraiser gets them one step closer. BCR executive director Jeff Abrams said that BCR has much of what they need to get on-air, but are still in need of some equipment. "It's like we have a turbo charger but no engine," he said. "We know to run the car, we need the turbo charger, but we need the other parts as well." Join The Invasion, The Scumbagz, The Universal, NOLLIFUR, Kamphire Collective and DJ Art Hodge when they rock out the Bouquet to get the BCR car up and running. Several cool items will be auctioned off as well.
7 p.m., $6, the Bouquet, 1010 Main St., www.thebouquet.net.
Celebrating 100 Years of Public Space
Julia Davis Park is the graceful matron of central Boise's public spaces. As Boise's oldest public park, the land on which Julia Davis is located was donated to the city by Tom Davis in memory of his wife Julia—a woman known for her generosity aiding travelers on the Oregon Trail—in 1907.
Now at 87 acres, Julia Davis Park is not only one of Boise's most picturesque green spaces, but is home to a long list of cultural attractions—including Boise Art Museum, Discovery Center of Idaho, Idaho State Historical Museum, Idaho Black History Museum, Idaho Rose Garden, Zoo Boise and Idaho Human Rights Education Center—as well as a favorite gathering spot for Boise's Greenbelt lovers, paddleboaters and gaggles of geese.
Celebrate the centennial anniversary of Julia Davis Park all day on Saturday, starting with festivities in the park including BBQ from 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., family entertainment from Boise Big Band, traditional Chinese dancers, Twin Falls Municipal Band, the 25th Army Band, salsa dancing lessons by the Idaho Salsa Congress and the Boise City Band led by Marcellus Brown. At noon, Mayor Dave Bieter will proclaim the day Julia Davis Day with a tree planting at Gene Harris Band Shell; paddleboats, tennis clinics and the Boise Tour Train will be free all day. To top it off, Curtis Stigers performs at the bandshell at 8 p.m.
9 a.m.-10 p.m., Julia Davis Park. For more information call 208-384-4240 or visit www.cityofboise.org/Departments/Parks.
The Great Garden Snoop
For one day a year, it's OK to be a garden voyeur and peek in on green thumbs all over town during the Lunaria League and Idaho Botanical Garden's annual Garden Tour. This year's round-the-town tour stops at the homes of six gardeners in East Boise and then makes a final stop at the Idaho Botanical Garden, where the Lunaria League will host a post-tour reception. For a complete list of tour locations as well as descriptions of each garden, visit www.idahobotanicalgarden.org.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., $15. Tickets sold at Edwards Greenhouse, DG Nursery and Turf, Franz Witte Nursery, Far West Landscape and Garden, Old Valley Farm, The Nature Company, Zamzows, D&B Supply, Greenhurst Nursery and Garden and all featured gardens on the day of the tour. Tickets are good for admission to IBG through October 31. For more information, call 208-343-8649, or visit www.idahobotanicalgarden.org.
Thanks to a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council and the Idaho Governor's Lewis and Clark Trail Committee, history buffs and Lewis and Clark fanatics can enjoy a presentation from Charles Knowles discussing how the Lewis and Clark expedition fared with the Nez Perce in the tribe's canoe camp, as well as details about the duo's trip on the waters of the Snake and Columbia rivers en route to the Pacific Ocean.
7 p.m., $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages 6-12, FREE for IBG members. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Rd., 208-343-8649, www.idahobotanicalgarden.org.