Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

Since you aren’t going to that canceled Anathema concert next week, anyway …

1. GET PAC-MAN FEVER
Spacebar Arcade, 200 N. Capitol Blvd., is celebrating its one-year anniversary in Downtown Boise with free video games and ’80s music Saturday night. Just try not to take the whole “Donkey Kong” thing too seriously. $2 cover.

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2. SEE LIVE MUSIC
Grizzled rocker Jerry Joseph is doing a two-night stand at Neurolux today and Saturday. Rapper Dizzy Wright is headlining the Revolution Center tonight. And Pink Floyd tribute act Pigs on the Wing is getting comfortably numb at the Knitting Factory on Saturday.

3. SIP WINE
Ahhh. Finally, cool temperatures. Could there be a better time to embark upon a wine tour? You’ll find events at nine wineries Friday and Saturday at the Sunnyslope Food and Wine Festival, plus more vino tasting and music Sunday at Ste. Chapelle.  [Tickets]

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4. SMASH SOME PUMPKINS
Treasure Valley haunts, pumpkin patches and corn mazes are kicking into gear. Check out the online version of Scene magazine’s guide to all the spooky stuff, from The Haunted World to Farmstead and beyond.

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5. SLITHER OVER TO NAMPA
Shed your skin and head to the Nampa Civic Center on Saturday and Sunday for the annual Repticon, a chance for snake, lizard, amphibian and other exotic pet owners to find a new friend.

WHAT’S UP WITH YOU THIS WEEKEND? LEAVE YOUR (STILL ANONYMOUS FOR NOW!) 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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