Five Things You Should Do This Weekend

1. WATCH CYCLING
Conspiracy theory: Were the stolen bicycles that drew all the media attention earlier this week a publicity stunt? OK, back to reality: Kristin Armstrong’s departure from the Exergy Tour isn’t going to make crowds bigger, but top women cyclists still will compete all weekend — and lots of Boiseans will show up to cheer.

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2. CHECK OUT HALF A BAND
Maybe it's harsh, but that’s what I’m calling the BoDeans. With co-founder Sam Llanas no longer in the group, it takes on a different dynamic. Still, diehard fans (or “Party of Five” aficionados) will turn out Saturday at the Knitting Factory. Tickets here.

3. TAKE A DRIVE FOR A MEAL
It takes about 45 minutes from Boise’s North End, through Horseshoe Bend, to reach the Triangle Inn in Sweet. The cruise is definitely worth it for the small-town atmosphere and Basque-influenced food, our critic says.

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4. TAKE A DRIVE FOR A PARTY
There’s nothing like a street bash in a small mountain town. HD’s Hide Out and Harley’s Pub are holding their 2nd Annual Hillbilly Riot Street Dance in Idaho City on Saturday. There will be multiple bands throughout the day, as well as street vendors. Music runs from noon to 10 p.m.

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5. DANCE YOUR #$@ OFF
Mash-up master Gregg Gillis — aka Girl Talk — is visiting the Knitting Factory on Monday night after raging at the Sasquatch Festival over the weekend. Should be off the hook. Read an interview with Gillis May 27 in my new Sunday column. Tickets here.

Warning: Profanity in video.

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WHAT ARE YOU UP TO THIS WEEKEND? DROP YOUR PLUGS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION.

The weekend is not complete unless you check out 208Tat2Fest...

How can you leave such a huge event off your list? Bands, tat artists, pinups and more are descending on the Treasure Valley this weekend for Tat2Fest. Going to be a huge event with fun for the whole family!
http://www.208tat2fest.com/

I am with you Val! That is where my family

and I will be this weekend!

I have a Pioneer receiver to fix and a mixing board to try...

and lots of Black Cherry Kool-Aid to make.

Nice try Impact. I can't get KINF-FM in stereo.

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publicity stunt?

Certainly worth a felony conviction. Jeez. Who dreams this stuff up?

Wow really the top thing on your list is to watch cycling. Why

would you want to sit on a corner and watch a bike drive by once. Wooohooo that sounds like a blast NOT! I am with Val, Tat2Fest is a way better alternative than anything else metioned in your Top 5. Writer should do more research on interesting things to do in the Valley on Memorial Day Weekend. Watching cycling is about exciting as watching glue dry.

Voice

of experience?

I bought a Grammy-winning Dolly Parton...

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Circle II) and Oak Ridge Boys Fancy Free on LP and I found three good headphones, including Koss PRO4AAA...

FOR A STINKING DOLLAR.

If your 4 year old gets a tat I'll figure your brain has a tattoo/

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A good weekend

to stay home.

Especially if the only places you can now be seen....

Are in Obituaries and Rememberances.

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Good Idea!!!

All you Boise Yuppies stay in town where you belong!!

Not a yuppie, in Ontario until I die...

I suppose etermity as they'll bury me here too.

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Really?

This town is ripe with small-minded numbskulls. Are you people really that small-minded? It is your kind that give this town (and state) a bad rep. Pull your heads out and take a look around and be open to what is in front of you.

Rife

"This town is RIFE with....", you small-minded cerebral cabbage.

No, "ripe"

"full blown", full-fledged". Rife works too so thanks for the English lesson.

Lots o cherry freaks, padre.

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Whose Crock do you recommend?

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I LOVE IDAHO!

All of this and more during a three day weekend. Thanks, Mike!

That weekend is over.

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Sampling ELO?

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The Weekend Is A Fink!

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Live for nostalgia.

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Continue traditions, old and new!

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BTW IDK&IDC THEY HV 2 MNY GEARS SO NO LK

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