Five Things You Should Do This Weekend

When you’re not scrambling for tickets to that freshly sold out Postal Service concert.

1. GET READY FOR BIKE SEASON
Spring is almost here, and the annual Boise Bike Swap on Saturday is the place to find exciting new gear and unload those old Onza bar ends hiding in your garage. All you need is a Hero cam and you can be like the insane rider below. (Holy #@$!, right?) [Details]

2. ROCK OUT ON SATURDAY NIGHT
If you haven’t heard the fresh sounds of Boise band Edmond Dantes yet, now is the time. Check out the duo at the Linen Building. [Details] If you’re a lyrics kind of person, do not miss James McMurtry in a rare solo acoustic setting at Neurolux. [Details]

3. POUND A BREW WITH CROOKED FENCE
You like beer. You like bands. You like supporting local businesses. What’s not to love about Crooked Fence Brewing’s one-year anniversary bash Saturday night at the PowerHouse Event Center? [Details]

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4. ROLL WITH THE RUGRATS
If you have perpetually moving 2- and 4-year-old redheaded sons like I do — what, nobody else? — you are constantly looking for ways to keep the lil’ Evel Knievels entertained. Here’s a place where kids can run wild and trash the place without drawing glares: Kids Fair. [Details]

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5. RUN (AND JUMP AND POLE VAULT) TO NAMPA
The Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships continue today and Saturday at the Idaho Center. For $8, you can see some truly amazing athletes such as Wyoming shot put monster Mason Finley. [Details]

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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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