Five Things You Should Do This Weekend

1. DIG DOUG
Boise is on a mini-run of bigger-name comics. The latest: Pot-lover Doug Benson of “Super High Me” fame, who’s funny even if you’re not taking pulls from the nearest bong. He’s at the Knit on Saturday. [Tickets]

2. STUDY (OR SAVOR) FOOD
Celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan of Food Network’s “Chopped” will roll into Boise on Saturday. She’ll sign books at A’ Tavola, judge high-school students at Westside Drive-In, and help concoct some special meals at Barbacoa. [More]

3. SLITHER TO NAMPA
The official press release says “thousands.” The  paid ad in Scene says “hundreds.” Let’s go with “a whole lot” of snakes, lizards and creepy-crawly things will invade Nampa Civic Center on Saturday and Sunday for Repticon. Happy Mother’s Day!

4. ROCK OUT
If you already have tickets — or want to pay out the nose — you can go to The Shins on Sunday at The Knitting Factory. Or you can check out Primus in 3D on Sunday at the Revolution Center. (For just $10 if you buy before 10 p.m. May 10.) [Tickets]

5. TAKE MOM TO BRUNCH!
Beautiful weather. Open patios. Relaxing mimosas. Come on, you ungrateful cheapskate, it’s time to break out your moldy money and treat Mom to a meal. Here are some brunch options. Or pick up today’s Scene magazine and scan the ads for good ideas. Or, hey, maybe she wants to eat at 10 Barrel?

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Michael Deeds is the Idaho Statesman’s entertainment columnist and Scene magazine editor. His column runs Fridays and Sundays. He appears on the 6 p.m. broadcast of "Today's 6 News" on Thursdays and hosts a music show, "The Other Studio," from 9-10 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM The River.

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