Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

1. ROCK OUT
Love the classic Alice in Chains sound? Long for the days of Stone Temple Pilots? Then you need to check out Midwest rockers Red Line Chemistry tonight at the Knitting Factory. [Tickets] If quirky pop-rock is more up your alley, check out They Might Be Giants on Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre. [Tickets]

2. BUDDY UP
Grab Gramps and relive the 1950s at the Morrison Center tonight and Saturday. High-energy musical “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” — which first opened in London in 1989 — is playing. [Tickets]

3. GO FISHING
Saturday is Free Fishing Day statewide. Pretty much anybody can fish anywhere without a license. Lots of prime spots will be stocked with equipment you can use — and hungry rainbow trout. [More]

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4. DO SOME SHAKESPEARE
“Much Ado About Nothing” begins its run this weekend. (Full season preview here.) Now is the time to go to Idaho Shakespeare Festival — the weather is perfect. [Tickets]

5. STARE DOWN A RAT
Hey, I have to give you one oddball option: The Idaho Humane Society is celebrating a decade of rats with Rat-a-Rama on Saturday. It’s an educational event and rodent party open to the public. There’s also a, um, beauty contest of sorts with categories such as “Longest Tail” and “Prettiest.” [More]

WHAT ARE YOU UP TO THIS WEEKEND? LEAVE YOUR PLUGS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION

 

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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