Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

When you’re not kicking yourself for not buying tickets earlier to Sunday’s sold-out Willie concert

1. HAVE A BREW
Hops and barley will be the guests of honor Saturday and Sunday at Meridian’s Julius M. Kleiner Park. The Barley Bros. Traveling Beer Show will offer zillions of craft brews, live music, home-brewing demonstrations and, of course, chatty company.

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2. HIT THE FAIR
The Western Idaho Fair will be over before you know it. Grandstand entertainment ends tonight with singer Clay Walker, who will take fans back to the 1990s with No. 1 country singles such as “What’s It To You.” Check page 28 of today’s Scene magazine for a coupon that gives half-price fair admission on Sunday.

3. GET SPACEY OUTDOORS
The Boise Philharmonic’s Picnic at the Pops series continues this weekend with “Space.” You’ll hear music from sci-fi series and movies such as “Star Trek,” “Star Wars” and “E.T.” Hey, why isn’t the kick-butt theme from “Doctor Who” on the setlist?

4. GET THE BLUES
Baker City, Ore., blues band Jimmy Lloyd Rea and the Switchmasters headlines Brews & Blues on Aug. 24 at Big Al’s in Meridian. They’re also having a silent auction. Big Al’s will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales that night to Trevor’s Trek Foundation.

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5. DO SOME WINING
You’ll find a wine tasting, food from local restaurants and food truck vendors, music and a car show at the Idaho Food and Wine Festival. It happens Saturday and Sunday at The Waterfront.

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(By the way, you’re on your own next weekend, kids. This blog is going quiet until Sept. 3.)

 

 

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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