Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

If you’re too lazy to drive to the McCall Winter Carnival

1. GO SEE MUSIC TONIGHT
It’s alive! The Bouquet at 1010 Main St. in Boise is open again — and featuring live music tonight: Rapper Stevie Stone and a whole bunch of guests (8 p.m., $15 cover.) Americana twang more up your alley? The Devil Makes Three performs free at 5 p.m. today at The Record Exchange, then tonight at The Knitting Factory (8:30 p.m., $20, TicketWeb — I’m hearing it’s close to selling out, but haven’t verified that).

2. BECOME AN ‘ACCOMPLICE’
Do you like pina coladas? Too bad. Knock ‘em Dead Dinner Theater is serving up catered grub from Sizzler (yeah, baby!). But they are tackling pop-singer-turned-playright Rupert Holmes‘ comedic-thriller “Accomplice” through late February.

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3. SEE SOME HOOPS OR HOCKEY
The Boise State men’s basketball team takes on San Jose State at 4:05 p.m. Saturday at Taco Bell Arena. And the Idaho Steelheads drop the puck at 5:10 p.m. Sunday against the Bakersfield Condors at CenturyLink Arena.

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4. TAKE THE KIDS TO THE PARK
It’s cold. It’s hazy. Think spring at Edwards Greenhouse’s “Pop-up Park.” Today’s opening celebration includes a book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. by Margaret Lauterbach (“Gardening in the Treasure Valley”) and Anna Webb (“Boise 150 Icons.”)

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5. ENJOY THE MONDAY BLUES
There’s no NFL on TV, so you won’t be drinking (much) beer Sunday, right? Make up for it by stretching the weekend through Monday. That’s when Texas groove-rocker Hamilton Loomis and his crack band play a free show from 7 to 9 p.m. at Jo’s Sunshine Lounge. Free is good. So are Loomis’ bluesy guitar solos.

WHAT ARE YOU UP TO THIS WEEKEND? LEAVE YOUR IDEAS 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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