When you aren’t complaining about your summer pet peeves …
1. HEAD FOR THE MOUNTAINS
It isn’t too late to blow this popsicle stand. Go for a hike in Sun Valley, below. Or you can still buy tickets to the MASSV Music & Arts Showcase in Sun Valley or the McCall Music Festival. Want low-key musical entertainment? Check out Music From Stanley.
2. LAUGH WITH LOCALS
One good thing about Fourth of July weekend: There’s actually parking available Downtown. Take advantage and head to Liquid Laughs Saturday night for round one of “Boise’s Funniest Person.” Amateur comedians will go head to head in a competition for cash and bragging rights.
3. TAKE YOURSELF OUT TO THE BALL GAME
Don’t look now, but the heat has broken for a couple of days. Translation: It’s a perfect opportunity to go scarf down a hotdog and see the Boise Hawks take on the Tri-City Dust Devils. There are games today through Monday. [Tickets]
4. CELEBRATE BOISE
The Boise 150 summer Sesqui-Party kicks off at 11:30 a.m. Sunday with a bicycle parade at City Hall. After that, the celebration unfurls into an amalgam of music, food, drink and fun at Julia Davis Park. [More]
5. SEE ART
The first Boise Plein Air Arts Competition is happening all weekend. You can watch Northwest artists put paint to canvas outdoors, drawing inspiration from their surroundings. Highlights include a Quick Draw Contest tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Capitol Park, and a free gallery show from 4 to 8 p.m. at Green Chuts, 4716 W. State St.[More]
WHAT UP THIS WEEKEND? LEAVE YOUR PLUGS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION …