Note: This blog will go dark until June 18. Until then, here are five ideas for the weekend:
1. SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC
Alt-country band New Transit, who made an excellent album in 2011, is hard at work on the next one. In the meantime, one of Boise’s best bands owns the stage tonight and Saturday at Tom Grainey’s. Music starts at 10 p.m. Cover is $5.
2. GO MAD … HOUSE
You don’t have to be a community theater buff to appreciate Daisy’s Madhouse. You just have to be cool enough to dig ”Evil Dead” musicals. (That link is to dates of last year’s performances, so don’t get confused; the Madhouse plans to bring back zombies this fall.) This weekend, they’ll tackle "A Contemporary American's Guide to a Successful Marriage ca. 1959," which opens tonight.
3. DRINK BREW AND LISTEN TO TUNES
With eight bands ranging from Phantasmagoria to the Blues Addicts, and local breweries such as Sockeye and Crooked Fence pouring suds, you could do a lot worse Saturday than hanging out at Hawks Stadium. Get more details here.
4. PUMP UP AND GIVE
If you prefer your pecs shaved and wriggling, you’re well aware of Saturday’s free BodyBuilding.com Fitness Expo at CenturyLink Arena. What you might not realize is that it’s also a drive for the Idaho Foodbank. Bring a can of food — preferably healthy — and you’ll receive a free Bodybuilding.com mesh workout bag. One of the bags will have a $100 gift card to Bodybuilding.com in it.
5. TREAT YOURSELF TO BRUNCH — OUTDOORS
Idaho Statesman restaurant reviewer Alex Kiesig scoured Boise for exceptional patio brunch experiences. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to suck down those Bloody Marys.
WHAT ARE YOU UP TO THIS WEEKEND? DROP YOUR PLUGS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION.