Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

When you aren’t checking out the new season of “Boise Song Talk”

1. PAUSE FOR THE COZ
Comedian Bill Cosby doesn’t do stand-up so much as he does sit-down these days. But the 76-year-old’s observations are still razor sharp — and funny. He drops in tonight at the Morrison Center.

2. GET COUNTRY
You have two chances to cowboy up this weekend. Watch grown men get thrown around like rag dolls at the Professional Bull Riders today and Saturday at Ford Arena in Nampa. (FEAR THE BUSHWACKER.) Or check out singer Craig Morgan in concert tonight at the Knitting Factory.

3. WATCH CHICK FLICKS
Nine award-winning short films “by, for, about women” roll into The Flicks on Saturday afternoon. (Good stuff, but gentlemen, just FYI, you will be in the minority at this film festival.)

4. SMILE WITH THE CHILDREN
It may shock you to know that I dig Josh Groban. Good dude. Groban’s not in town, but the joyful, spirit-lifting African Children’s Choir is. (Check ‘em out with Josh below.) They’ll perform all over the Valley this weekend. [Schedule]

5. BUY SOME VEGGIES
The Boise Farmers Market returns to 10th and Front streets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday with an array of … actually, I have no idea what they sell this time of year. Winter onions? (OK, actually tons of stuff.)

WHAT ARE YOU UP TO THIS WEEKEND, BOISE? 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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