Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Barnum Bash: 7 p.m. Sept. 7; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Sept. 8; and 2 p.m. Sept. 9, Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $10 opening night; then $20 general, $10 kids, $30 and $40 VIP. ICTickets. ringling.com. Pre-party show begins one hour before show time. Ticket-holders can see animals up close, visit with performers, get autographs, try on costumes. On sale at 10 a.m. July 30
In the Mood: Retro 1940s revue featuring singers and dancers with the String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. 4 p.m. Nov. 11, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $19.50, $29.50 and $39.50. Select-a-Seat. On sale at 10 a.m. July 27
Robert Irvine: More than just a cooking demo, it is an interactive show that provides multiple opportunities for audience participation while witnessing the challenging nature of the TV show, “Dinner: Impossible,” come to life. Seminar at 4:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. Nov. 18, Revolution Concert House and Event Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City. $35 reserved, $150 VIP (includes pre-show seminar). Ticketfly. On sale at 10 a.m. July 27
I won't be around to do this post next Thursday, so I'm going to include something going on sale in early August, too:
’Bodies Revealed’: Intimate view into the preserved human body, giving visitors a new appreciation of the complexity of their own bodies. 9:30 a.m. Sept. 29 through March 31, 2013, Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle St., Boise. $18 general, $14 youth 4-17, free for ages 3 and younger. 343-9895, scidaho.org. On sale Aug. 7.
(Here's a glimpse from another market:)