Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

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1. CHECK OUT NAKED SKIERS
It’s that time of year: Powder hounds are getting amped for ski season. It starts tonight with the Backcountry Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre. The most talked-about documentary is sure to be “Valhalla” and its 2-minute scene of backflipping naked skiers and snowboarders (NSFW). In the words of George Costanza: Shrinkage! [Tickets]

2. JAZZ UP THE STONES
Three of the Rolling Stones’ longtime touring band members — Tim Ries (sax, keys), Bernard Fowler (vocals) and Darryl Jones (bass) — will bring their Rolling Stones Project to the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday. They concoct jazz, funk and world-music takes on Stones classics. If you’re an adventurous Mick and Keith fan — or just a fusion-jazz aficionado — it should be a cool night. [Tickets]

3. SWAP RECORDS
The sixth annual Boise Record Show and Swap is happening Sunday at The Linen Building in Boise. It’s only $5 to get in, and if vinyl is your thing, you’ll find like-minded addicts willing to discuss warmth and waveforms.

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4. GET NEW GEAR
The 63rd annual Ski Swap is happening all weekend at Expo Idaho. You can get free entry from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday here.

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5. PARTY FOR THE DEAD
Free Dia de Los Muertos celebrations are happening Saturday in Boise. The Idaho Historical Museum’s bash from 5 to 9 p.m. will feature music, art and more — including a grand march starting at the Sesqui-Shop. There also will be a celebration at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Jesus Urquides Memorial, Main and First streets, and at 5 p.m. at Pioneer Cemetery, 460 E. Warm Springs Ave. [More]

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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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