Every election season, there are a few events that just rise above the rest in utter coolness. This fall, so far, these are my picks for the most Ida-licious shindigs for progressive people who care:
Tuesday, September 23 - "Turn the Feather Blue" is a fundraiser for state Senator Kate Kelly, future state Senator (and current Rep.) Nicole LeFavour, and the Canyon County Democrats (represented by future Canyon County Commissioner Estella Zamora). Enjoy great local food and fine beverages at the Red Feather Lounge in downtown Boise. Tickets are $25 for happy hour or $75 for a full six-course meal hosted by the Red Feather's Dave Krick. Get more info here and sign up here.
Sunday, September 28 - Several downtown Boise businesses are teaming up for an afternoon of music and fun to help elect officials who will safeguard our clean air, water, quality of life, and natural places. Conservation Voters for Idaho board member & Record Exchange owner Michael Bunnell and CVI Executive Director Lee Flinn are hosting the party with free hors d’oeuvres and drinks, friends, and music, plus a silent auction featuring a Nirve Paul Frank Cruiser bike and other great items. Tim Johnstone of KRVB 94.9 The River will emcee, and Idaho Mountain Touring and the Boise Co-op are helping out, too. All proceeds from the auction and from the sale of the Record Exchange’s 3’ x 3’ mounted rock posters will go to Conservation Voters for Idaho Action Fund. The fun runs from 2 to 6 p.m. No RSVP's needed; just come to the RX at 11th and Idaho and have fun.
Friday, October 10 - Internationally known Boise-based musician Curtis Stigers will give a rare solo acoustic performance to benefit the Ada County Democrats' Get Out the Vote effort. The "Concert for A Change" is set for 8 p.m. at the Egyptian Theater in Boise. Tickets are $30; order 'em online here or get 'em at the Record Exchange, the Boise Co-op, or the Egyptian Box Office.
This is an open thread. I'm going to spend my weekend walking in the Women's Fitness Challenge (Go, Team Obama!), watching the Broncos battle the Ducks, and planting Team 17 yard signs all over my precinct. What are you doing?