2013 Rockies – Venetian Masquerade Ball

The 2013 Rockie Awards are coming up on Saturday, April 20th. This year’s theme – Venetian Masquerade Ball – will accompany a change in both format and venue.

The show will be held at the Linen Building at 14th and Grove in downtown Boise. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., announcements start at 8:00, and the gallery will be open from 7:30 – midnight. The show will also include performances from DJ Dangerous Dave, Anti-Magic and the Red Light Variety Show. Tickets and more information are available through the Boise Advertising Federation. Additional details are below.

2013 Rockie Awards

BAF Legends of Advertising Golf Tournament

Boise Advertising Federation's Legends of Advertising Golf Tournament

If you haven’t already heard, it’s that time of year again. The Boise Advertising Federation is hosting the 2012 Legends of Advertising golf tournament.

This year, the tournament will be held on Thursday, September 13th at Shadow Valley Golf Course. It is also being held about a month earlier than in years past, which should help with weather issues that the tournament has run into in the past.

Costs for the tournament are:

  • Single player: $65.00
  • Foursome: $260
  • Foursome plus hole sponsorship: $450

All entries include a barbecue following the tournament. Additional details are below. Online registration is available on the BAF’s website.

Boise Advertising Federation's Legends of Advertising Golf Tournament

BAF 2012 – 2013 Kickoff Party

The Boise Advertising Federation will usher in the 2012-2013 season with the 16 Ounces of Brew Kickoff Party at Payette Brewing Company (111 West 33rd Street, just off of Chinden Blvd.) this Thursday, August 23rd, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

In addition to starting off the new year, the BAF will announce the winner of the Duke Award, install this year’s Board of Directors, and offer a preview of what the organization has planned for the coming year.

Admission is free for members, and $5 for nonmembers — or, if you join the BAF at this event, your admission is free as well. Additional details are below.

16 Ounces of Brew

Cocktails and Creativity — with Kevin Brady of Droga5

Kevin Brady, Group Creative Director at Droga5, headlines the final Boise Advertising Federation event of the season, this Thursday, May 24th (yes, today) starting at 5:30 p.m.

The event will be held at Beside Bardenay on Grove Street in downtown Boise, and also includes a special presentation of the district ADDY award winners by the AAF.

Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non members.

More details about the event are available here.

Tour de Smashed

BAF - Tour de Smashed

The Boise Advertising Federation is hosting the Tour de Smashed, an after hours agency tour of select shops around Boise. The mayhem kick off at 5:30 p.m. in the Foerstel parking lot.  More details below.

Update: Due to the number of confirmed attendees, a second bus has been added for this event, and even that one is filling up fast. If you’re interested in attending this event, be sure to get your RSVP in ASAP.

BAF - Tour de Smashed

BAF Event: PressPausePlay Screening

The Boise Advertising Federation’s final event for 2011 will be a screening of the film PressPausePlay.

About the film:

The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities.

But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity?

This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.

The screening is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Linen Building in downtown Boise. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food item to be donated to the Idaho Foodbank.

RSVP here.

BAF Legends of Advertising Golf Tournament

As you’re probably aware of by now, the Boise Advertising Federation’s 2011 Legends of Advertising Golf Tournament is coming up on Friday, October 7th.

The tournament takes place at BanBury Golf Course in Eagle, and proceeds benefit the state’s college ad clubs and serves as a part of their fundraising for this year’s National Student Advertising Competition.

Cost is $125 for an individual entry, $425 for a foursome, or $550 for a foursome + hole sponsorship.  All prices include the post-tournament BBQ.

Sign up online here or contact Trev White to sign up and pay the day of the tournament.

Registration deadline is Friday, September 30th.

BAF Mixer: Three Ounces + Ice

The Boise Advertising Federation kicks off the 2011 / 2012 season with a mixer / social event this Wednesday, September 14th at Solid in downtown Boise.

The no-host bar event runs from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Admission is free for BAF members and $5 for non-members (although I’d be willing to bet they’d let you in for free if you become a member at the door — but I could be wrong).

Three Courses + Cake – BAF Luncheon with Steve Hayden

For the few out there who may not have heard about this event yet, the Boise Advertising Federation’s final Three Courses + Cake luncheon of the year is coming up this Thursday, May 12th.

The guest speaker will be Steve Hayden, Vice Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide.

More details are available on the BAF website, or on the event’s description on Facebook.

Cost is $18 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students.

Be sure to RSVP soon – you won’t want to miss this one.