Txikiteo’s Dan Ansotegui Wins National Recognition

National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow Dan Ansotegui plays accordion with the band Amuma Says No' at The Basque Center during Day 4 of the Treefort Music Fest on March 26, 2016 in Boise, Idaho.

Food and music, perhaps the two most important gateways into any culture, are two of the things that Txikiteo co-manager Dan Ansotegui excels at; and he carries his passion with him wherever he goes. Now Dan has been recognized for that passion and excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts, who have named him […]

Campfire Stories Sixth Season

A flame from a gas fire pit rises from the center of small reddish lave rocks contained within a large cast in place concrete firepit designed by Stack Rock Group in Boise, idaho.

Now in its sixth season, Campfire Stories began on the patio at The Modern and quickly became a sell-out favorite feature of summer in Boise. The event expanded and moved to Txikiteo last year; all 2019 Campfire Stories evenings take place on the patio at Txikiteo, with writers and storytellers from all genres telling tales loosely organized around a theme.

39 Rooms: Fresh Films Now Playing

We have no absolute proof, but rumor has it that some people check into the Modern just so they can watch the amazing selection of films showing on our 39 Rooms Film Festival. If you are one of these die-hard film fans, it’s time for another visit: the films were recently refreshed with brand new selections — six shorts showcasing some of the best new short films from all over the world.

James Castle House Inaugural Symposium

The James Castle Inaugural Symposium offers a unique opportunity to understand Castle’s work in the context of the distinctive rural places that were his home, and highlights Boise, and Idaho, as a place of inspiration.

Poetry Out Loud State Finals

The Modern Hotel is proud to sponsor the Idaho State Poetry Out Loud Finals to be held Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at the Marriott, Residence Inn in downtown Boise from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Poet Earl Craig will present a reading between competition rounds.

Sun Valley Film Festival Boasts Idaho Talent

One of Idaho’s most exciting cultural events, The Sun Valley Film Festival, opens March 14th. With an intriguing, well-regarded lineup of films and a wide—and widely accessible—range of spinoff events, the Sun Valley Film Festival is an Idaho success story.