Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

When you aren’t grabbing a last-minute bargain on a 2014-15 season pass to Bogus Basin

1. ROCK SOME HOOPS
Boise State’s men’s basketball squad welcomes UNLV at 6 p.m Saturday in a battle for third place in the conference (and for a glimmer of hope as a Big Dance bubble team). With the help of Flash Mob 3.0, students are hoping to obliterate their attendance record of 3,000. [Tickets]

2. ROLL IN DOUGH
Local antiques evaluators will appraise your junk, er, treasures from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Idaho Historical Museum’s “What’s It Worth?” event. It’s $5 at the door plus $10 per item.

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3. GO SEE LIVE TUNES
It’s baby-boomer concert night in Boise. Pounding away on her piano, swamp-blues singer Marcia Ball will throw a party at the Knitting Factory. Blues-rock act Hot Tuna will play acoustic tunes at the Egyptian Theatre.  What? You’re into more current bands? Wait a couple of days and check out The Wild Feathers Sunday at Neurolux.

4. STRIKE BACK WITH THE EMPIRE
Woodland Empire Ale Craft in Boise survived a recent fire to stay on target for its grand opening celebration Saturday. Pull up a bar stool for live music, special infused beers and food trucks. Updated start times for live music and a DJ, along with more details, are here.1959854_468395953262521_541708519_n

5. HAVE ONE FINAL BRUNCH, BURRITO OR BEER
Last call — for alcohol, food and fond memories. Three Treasure Valley eateries are calling it quits: Boise’s Le Cafe De Paris (last day Sunday) and Downtown Cafe Ole (last day Feb. 28), plus Eagle’s Brewforia/Grind Modern Burger (last day March 1, photo below).

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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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