Beat the Winter Blues with the Arts in Boise
Research shows that there’s often an emotional lull after the excitement of December’s holiday festivities. Boise can lift your spirits with multiple opportunities to enjoy the performing arts. From opera to symphony to visiting entertainers, there’s something to delight and inspire audiences of all ages. Give yourself something to look forward to with one of the following performances at the Morrison Center in January.
- The Peking Acrobats come to Boise on Jan. 19 with their performance that has redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics for the last 32 years. Watch daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and technical prowess that pushes the limits of human ability, defying gravity with impressive displays of contortion, flexibility, and control.
- Boise Philharmonic Symphony and Orchestra offer two performances of “Bring on the Brahms” on Jan. 21. Guests can fall into the embrace of Brahms’ majestic Symphony No. 4. With its soaring melodies and dramatic turns, it’s no wonder Brahms’ final symphony has earned its place in the hearts of millions of music lovers across the globe.
- Opera Idaho will perform Guiseppe Verdi’s Macbeth from Jan. 27 – 29. Opera aficionados can experience Verdi at his most theatrical, with an energetic score sung in Italian with English subtitles. Discounts are available for Seniors 65 and above, children 0-13 years and any student with valid ID.
Boise Welcomes Topgolf
Missing golf? Now the cold weather doesn’t have to stop you from getting your fill of the links. In December, Topgolf opened a 33,000 square foot, two-story building off I-84 and Eagle Road with its signature combination of driving range, sports bar and restaurant. The Boise-area location features 60 private climate-controlled bays for groups to enjoy year-round.
Each bay includes HDTVs, food and drink service, and the ability to play Topgolf’s custom games, which mix technology and a series of giant outfield targets set into the 205-yard driving range. Guests can use Topgolf’s complimentary clubs or bring their own. Reservations aren’t required, but you make a reservation in advance via the online booking tool or walk in and put a name down. There may be longer waits during peak times. Check wait times beforehand on the Topgolf website.
Topgolf is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday with flexible pricing ranges determined by the time of day. On Tuesdays, all game play is half price with no coupons required.
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