Five Things You Should Do This Weekend

When you aren’t listening to your Toby Keith album collection in anticipation of his bar and grill opening in Meridian

1. SEE THE VILLAGE, PEOPLE
The Village at Meridian rolled out the red carpet today, and the Treasure Valley’s busiest intersection will never be the same. Lots of new restaurants are open or coming soon. And there’s a new 15-screen multiplex sheriff in town with D-Box seating (see below). Yo, Edwards, don’t fall out of your chair when you get a load of Village Cinema.

2. EAT A KILLER BURGER
No offense to the people’s choice in our annual Best of Treasure Valley readers’ poll, but the area’s best burger — by a mile — is a local (sorta) newcomer. Check out this review of Grind Modern Burger.

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3. ROCK OUT
Saturday is live music night. Are you open-minded and adventurous? Check out unmistakably Japanese noise-rock band Melt-Banana at Neurolux. I like to describe them as “Hello Kitty punk.” Feeling old and reminiscent? Yet ANOTHER Beatles tribute act is in town: The Fab Four at the Egyptian Theatre. (Granted, they are good at what they do.) Update: Whaddaya know. There’s a SECOND Beatles tribute act, Imagine, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Village at Meridian, too.

4. CHEER FOR BSU
Tickets are still available — shocker! — for the Boise State-Nevada football game Saturday at Bronco Stadium. If you haven’t been to a home game yet, this will be a great one for tailgating. You can’t beat the weather. And, based on the Wolf Pack’s hype video, we ain’t scared, are we Bronco Nation?

5. GET CORNY
Crisp, beautiful fall weather will make this weekend an excellent time to check out area corn mazes such as The Farmstead. Want something spookier? Dare to explore one of the Treasure Valley’s zombie and ghoul options, such as The Haunted World. For a guide to ALL the Halloween-season mazes and haunts, go here.

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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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