When it comes to Treefort Music Fest, Thursday is the new Friday, when the music acts will run late into the night. As the festival is happy to point out, however, there's a lot more to it than tunes. Here's a list of some of the big non-music goings-on taking place March 22:
- Artfort: Toronto-based artist Melanie Billark's Greenwashing will open at The Owyhee. Her work centers on green spaces and urban planning from 5:30-6 p.m. At Boise Contemporary Theater, Ballet Idaho will perform with Tispur from 7:45-8 p.m. and Storyfort will present a ballet, The Odyssey VS Death Rattle, from 9-9:40 p.m.
- Comedyfort: Boise-based comedian Emma Arnold will perform Yes, Please at The Flicks starting at 5 p.m. At 8 p.m., headliner Daniel Van Kirk will hit the stage at Liquid.
- Filmfort: Don't miss Walden: Life in the Woods, which plays at The Flicks starting at 6:30 p.m.
- Foodfort: Check out the inaugural Meat Up event, where guest chefs Hugh Acheson, Carlo LaMagna and Brad Taylor have concocted a menu for carnivores. Tickets are $40 and the event is for folks ages 21 and over. It runs from 6-9 p.m. at the Alefort tent.
- Hackfort: One of the oldest forts at the festival, Hackfort might as well be a citadel. Catch its kick-off party at JUMP starting at 6 p.m.
- Storyfort: There's a lot to chew on this year at Storyfort. For those who didn't catch "The Big Listen" at 11 a.m. with Lauren Over of NPR, there will be plenty of August McLughlin of Girl Boner, who will talk about sexual empowerment from noon-1 p.m. at The Owyhee and live record an episode at The Owyhee at 6 p.m. Acclaimed author Lidia Yuknavitch, Chelsea Bolan and Adam Voith will host "Fiction, Fitting In, and Standing Out" at The Owyhee at 2:30 p.m. and there will be a podcasters' happy hour at The Mode starting at 5 p.m.
- Yogafort: The fitness-oriented fort will host "Yoga Mythology: A Journey to the Self" at the All Ages Movement Project at 2 p.m. Grammy-nominated producer, writer, singer and all-around Renaissance man Dave Stringer will be at the First Presbyterian Church on Eighth Street from 5:30-6:50 p.m.