Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

When you aren’t going ga-ga over the Goo Goo Dolls Saturday …

1. GO SOLO
Crooked Fence Barrelhouse will host a guitar-solo contest from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. I’m a judge, and I’m about to give you the keys to the Lamborghini. Any entrant hoping to meet my Utopian vision — guitar style, stage presence, hair — should carefully mimic the video below.

2. REV YOUR THROTTLE
Insane gentlemen, start your engines! It’s Amsoil Arenacross time today and Saturday at Ford Arena (formerly Idaho Center) in Nampa. “Reigning three-time title holder Tyler Bowers will lead the fastest riders on the planet into Nampa for the seventh round of the world’s most intense form of racing,” trumpets the press release. [Tickets]

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3. DANCE AT CLUMSY FEST
If you prefer your grass blue and your pickin’ to be accompanied by grinnin’, Hannah’s is the place tonight and Saturday. The Clumsy Lovers ain’t fiddlin’ around. Well, actually they are. They’re putting on a party with pals Hillfolk Noir, Innocent Man, Giant Leprechauns, Possum Livin’ and Deviant Kin. [More]

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4. BID ON ART
The 21st annual Valentine for Aids wraps up Sunday at Flying M Coffeehouse. If there’s something special that you’re determined to score in the silent auction, you’ll need to swoop in during that final hour from 3 to 4 p.m.

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5. CATCH AN ’80s MOVIE
Get this: Edwards Cinemas at the Boise Spectrum is giving away a free rose to the first 500 ladies on Valentine’s Day. (Don’t be No. 501 in line, dudes.) If that’s not enough to send you running for the box office, get THIS: Three remakes from the ’80s are opening this weekend — “RoboCop,” “About Last Night” and “Endless Love.”

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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