Assuming you haven't blacked out from heat exhaustion at Robie ...
1. TWO WORDS: PATIO MUSIC
This weather is sick. How can you not want to sit outside and sip a beverage? Live entertainment at the Piper Pub was supposed to be indoors this weekend: Singer-songwriter Douglas Cameron on Friday and reggae-rock band Soul Serene on Saturday. But bar owner Gene Hutchison says he’s moving the fun outside onto the second-floor patio overlooking Downtown Boise: “I'm gonna roll with it — kick on the heaters if it gets too cold,” he says. Let summer begin.
2. HIT THE PIT
Can you sell tons of records yet be considered “punk”? Chicago band Rise Against would argue yes. (As would Green Day, I suspect.) See just how ferocious a mainstream mosh pit can get at 7 p.m. Friday at CenturyLink Arena. Openers: A Day To Remember and Title Fight. Tickets here.
3. BUY LOCAL VEGGIES
Yeah, it’s supposed to be 80 degrees tomorrow. Resist the urge to transplant tomatoes. Buy fresh produce at local farmers markets instead. The Capital City Public Market in Downtown Boise and Eagle Saturday Market both open their seasons Saturday morning. Details on those — and other Treasure Valley markets — here.
4. EXPLORE RECORD STORE DAY
Saturday is Record Store Day, a global celebration of mom-and-pop music shops. Here in Boise, the Record Exchange is treating it like Record Store Weekend. There’s tons of stuff going on, ranging from an in-store signing with Rise Against on Friday to a Curtis Stigers concert Saturday. Go here for details.
5. STAND UP TO ‘BULLY’
Now that it’s rated PG-13, ”Bully” is a film that can be seen by kids — the moviegoers who need to see it. The controversial documentary addresses the dark side of that timeless American pastime: bullying. See it at The Flicks. (And get a bite to eat on the patio while you’re there.)
WHAT ARE YOU UP TO THIS WEEKEND? DROP YOUR OWN EVENT PLUGS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION.