Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

When you aren’t dragging your toddler into the sea of flesh to chase easter eggs at Zoo Boise

1. BUST A GUT
Olympia, Wash.-based comic Gabriel Rutledge is funny. Watch the video. He’s a past winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition. And he’s the headliner all weekend at Liquid Laughs.

2. EXPERIENCE CULTURE
Opera Idaho is offering a double header Friday and Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre. And Ballet Idaho delivers Herbert Baumann’s “Alice in Wonderland” on Friday and Saturday at the Morrison Center.

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3. ROCK OUT
With 11 band members, Portland indie band Typhoon will bring major dynamics to the Knitting Factory on Saturday. Looking for something poppy (and free)? Andy Grammer visits Fatty’s Bar for an early Sunday show. Feel like headbanging? Danish chug-rockers Volbeat headline Taco Bell Arena on Sunday — with locals Midline opening, yo!

4. GO WEST(ERN)
Joe Nichols will hope the ladies are drinking tequila Friday at the Revolution Center. And Micky and the Motorcars will return to the Knit on Sunday.

5. GET IN THE SPIRITS
In a cocktail mood? You don’t have to wait for Whiskey Bar to open Downtown in a couple of weeks. This weekend — from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday — Taste208, “Idaho’s only beer, wine, and spirits event,” happens in Hyde Park.

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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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