When you’re not making last-minute Valentine’s Day reservations. (Get on it, man!)
1. CHECK OUT A PIN-UP PARTY
The pole-dancing, burlesque-loving ladies of the Red Light Variety Show will be joined by local comedians Matt Bragg and Jen Adams at the second annual Pin Up Party on Saturday. It’s taking place at the Revolution Center this year. It’s all about dressing up, letting loose and maybe even being photographed against special backdrops. Free drinks from Sailor Jerry, too! [Details]
2. FEED YOUR INNER DR. DUNKENSTEIN
Boise State’s exciting men’s basketball team welcomes Wyoming for a game Saturday evening at Taco Bell Arena. [Details] Meanwhile, the D-League basement-dwelling Idaho Stampede face the Santa Cruz Warriors on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Arena. I’m feeling at least one win. [Details]
3. GRRR! SUPPORT LOCAL METAL!
Nothing says “I love you” like date night at the annual Saint Valentine’s Massacre. Grab a dozen roses, sweep your lady off her feet and take a limo to the Knitting Factory. Jager Bomb speed drinking is optional but will be treated with reverence. [Details]
4. GET SOME CULTURE
On the other side of the romantic spectrum, Ballet Idaho will present “Carmen and Don Quixote” tonight and Saturday. Actually, if you did consecutive date nights at the heavy metal show above and the classical ballet below, you officially would be a “rounded” human being. [Details]
5. BE SILENT
The Boise Philharmonic will present “Silent Movies” at the Egyptian Theatre tonight. It’s a really cool concept: The orchestra accompanies classic silent movies — in this case, Charlie Chaplin’s “The Immigrant” and Buster Keaton’s “Cops” (below) — with silent-film organist Ben Model leading the way. [Details]
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