Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Drinking beer, watching

Drinking beer, watching over-baked body builders flex and going to a bar? No thank you. The 5 things I am doing, in case anyone gives a sh-t? Picnic on the North Fork of the Salmon, playing Chopin on a 12 foot grand, weeding my garden, volunteering at the local community services and making fresh pasta and shrimp on Sunday.

That particular

photo of brunch pretty much killed my appetite.

I am making fresh pasta with

I am making fresh pasta with Pancetta, tomatoes, scallions, portabellos and fresh basil in a wine cream sauce with breaded turkey cutlets, spinach salad from my garden and parmesan sponge bread. Oh and fresh berries and cream from the local dairy here. Swished down with some Clos du Bois. Care to join us?

Boise but Eagle has Fun Days

Eagle Fun Days this weekend also: Oyster Feed, Wet N Wild Parade, Pancake Bfast and the Carnival on Old State.( www.eaglechamber.com )

I disavow all knowledge of something called a 'weekend'

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Well, aren't you something

Well, aren't you something special. Do you ever have fun? Do you love anyone or have anyone tell you that they love you? Do you ever feel like posting something positive? Hang out, throw a Frisbee, barbecue ribs? Dude, you are the most depressing poster I have ever seen on here.

Fixing scratches on my Rollfast, yes, Karen Valentine?

I doubt it. Do I have to add a / or some squiggles to be exciting?

I've got housework to do, just got more hew old stock and vintage used cassettes, 2 Radio Shack 7" metal reels, a dbx tape and disc box. I bought them for my birthday. If I don't do the housework I will have a LOT of outdoor time as the house won't pass.

You don't have to pick on me about it. I've got a lot of outside anyway.

I haven't had a girlfriend in nine years. At 45 I'm not sure I care to try anymore. Of COURSE people love me. It's not a game.

Cats don't know what to do with Frisbees.

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I just read but knew somehow this was going dark...

just look at most of the pictures here.

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PS I have deadly diet A&W root beer and Steely Dan!

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What weekend, it's almost 4 pm on Sunday.

And McClatchy hasn't reset their server clock in 3 years so they slept in too.

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Oh yeah. find a fundraiser by someone with good ethics.

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Did the non-beer ticketholders only get one thing to drink?

And a little ice cream?

gee, that sounds cheap watching your rider off in a corner

I'm sure Grainey's had more food with the music.

Are you certain this wasn't a bit hare-brained?

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