• Special Event: February 7, Trey McIntyre Project

    January 29th, 2013 by webAdmin

    Join us Feb. 7 at the Basque Center for a fundraiser benefitting the Basque Museum and Cultural Center.

    See a sneak preview performance of Trey McIntyre’s Arrantza, part of our February 16 Spring Show.
    We also welcome the Oinkari Basque Dancers as part of the celebration.
    Wine, paella and dance … come Basque in the fun!

    First Thursday, Feb. 7, 5:30pm
    Tickets are $40 each, $140 for four—wine and paella included
    Call the Basque Museum at 208-343-2671 for tickets and reservations.

    Proceeds benefit the Basque Museum and Cultural Center’s Expanding Horizons Campaign.

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  • Document Your Love – Stay the Night – February 14

    January 21st, 2013 by webAdmin

    Valentine’s Day! It can be a challenge. You love your sweetie madly; but how to show it on a day so loaded with romantic expectation? A bundle of flowers can’t express just how much you appreciate it when she organizes your stuffed animal collection. A box of chocolates won’t thank her enough for all the times she fed your turtle for you.  Before you get Valentine’s Day fatigue and go down in a fiery crash, consider a new, stress-free strategy:
    Rent a room at a great price at the Modern Hotel. Then join the talented and creative people from Story Story Night to document your love.  They’ll spirit you away to their audio love laboratory and record your story. So testify — that’s right, testify! What made you cross the room to meet her? How did you know he was the one? Stand up and tell your tale of love?
    This is a story you can call your own and share with pets, children and in-laws, if you wish.  It can be passed down through your family, a testament to your  hot romance.  You can share it with the world or tuck it away in the catch-all drawer of life.
    After your testimony, you and your flame can have your photo taken in our Valentine’s Day photobooth—we promise no hearts or stuffed bears, just an image to remember for a lifetime.  Your parting gift is a photo and an MP3 of your own love story, starring you and your cupcake. Then retire to your room for frolic, snacks or sleep — your choice.  What joy!
    Stories recorded by: http://www.storystorynight.org/
    Price of the room includes photobooth picture and audio recording.


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  • Modern Resolutions

    January 17th, 2013 by webAdmin

    The Modern would like to thank all the Modern Resolutionists who participated in the Modern Resolutions event in December. The fire dancers, personal trainers, Radio Boise, and the Record Exchange all made this an evening to remember And I must say, Edward’s Greenhouse knocked our socks off with their bed of flowers.

    The Boise Sesqui-Shop, a shop put together to help celebrate Boise’s 150th birthday, made a fun presentation, too. If you haven’t had the chance, I suggest that you scurry down to have a peek at their shop on 10th and Main Street. http://www.facebook.com/BoiseArtsandHistory/app_100265896690345
    1st Floor Courtyard:
    116 – Record Exchange / Duck Club / Radio Boise / Treefort Music Festival
    117 – Hyde Park Books / The Cabin
    118 – Tarot Cards by Kathy Ackaret

    2nd Floor CourtYard:
    233 – Bricolage / Social Good Network /
    234 – Graeber and Company / Think Boise First
    235 – Boise 150 / Sustainable Futures
    236 – In Retrospect
    237 – Victoria Greener Photography

    239 – Peaceful Belly Farms
    240 – Active & Fit / My Fit Foods / Catch your Balance
    241 – Story Story Night
    242 – Renu MediSpa / Jayden Deluca Foundation

    Live music from HillFolk Noir
    Fire/LED Dancers
    Story Story Night
    The Deep Dance Experience

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  • Modern Hotel and Bar Events

    December 15th, 2012 by Michal

    Renew, Renovate, Resolve

    Look out, here it comes: Hanukah, Christmas, and the end of 2012, then on to a new beginning in 2013, and a chance for renewal.  To help you cope with the madness, the Modern will host several events, beginning with Modern Resolutions.

     Modern Resolutions – December 28 and 29

    On the nights of December 28 and 29, from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Boise vendors and nonprofits will come together at the Modern, dedicated to creating change – and we’re not talking about nickels and dimes. Instead, organizations like Boise 150, Sustainable Futures, Bricolage, The Record Exchange, Hyde Park Books, and the Cabin Literary Center will be setting up pop-up shops in our rooms. This is your chance to grab a drink and peruse these mini-boutiques, some of which could inspire you to be a better person: more fit, more literary, or maybe – with the help of personal trainer, Renu Medispa and Graeber & Company Salon –  much hotter.

    And yes, you can do this all while balancing a beautiful cocktail created by master mixologists and bow tie-wearing bearded gentlefolk here at the Modern Hotel Bar. Giddy up!
    Modern Resolutions is our way of creating fun, even when we can’t check in guests. (Our rooms will be closed for renovations from December 27-30. We’ll reroof, build valances, paint walls, and install new carpet.)

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  • Modern Bar Cocktail Naming Contest

    November 1st, 2012 by webAdmin

    At the Modern, we’re pretty good at coming up with cocktails. Naming them…not so much. So we are holding a contest. Most cocktail naming contests begin with the cocktail, ours begins with the name. We’re up for a challenge. You give us the name; we’ll craft cocktails inspired by our favorites.

    Winners will receive a $15.00 gift card and have their drinks added to the The Modern Hotel & Bar’s menu. This contest will be open until we announce the winners on our website www.themodernhotel.com/blog and our social media sites.

    How to enter:
    To enter through Facebook, comment on the contest announcement with your drink name in quotes. On Twitter, reply to our post with your drink name and the hashtag #modernhotelbar

    The Rules

    1. There is no limit to the number of names a participant can submit. We’ll choose as
    many names as we like using completely subjective criteria.

    2. Names that are impolite or political in nature will not be considered. Literal titles such
    as “The Whiskey _________” or punny names are unlikely to be chosen, but you may
    surprise us!

    3. Contestants must be 21 years of age. By submitting your entry, you authorize The
    Modern Hotel & Bar to use your drink name in all print & online publications.

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