Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

1. DRAG YER REAR TO EMMETT
When August arrives, it's time for burned rubber, exploded eardrums and ice-cold beer. Firebird Raceway is hosting its major event of the summer this weekend: the 41st annual Nightfire Nationals. It's a trip to experience — and not just the cars. Hundreds of racers will spew fire and smoke Friday through Sunday. Warning: There’s a brief moment of profanity in the amateur 20-second vid below, which sorta says it all. (See a more more professional video of Nightfire here.)

2. WEAR BLACK TO THE KNIT
Godfather of goth Peter Murphy inspired a generation of post-rock spookiness in British band Bauhaus. He’ll headline Sunday night at the Knitting Factory for a crowd of reverent fans.

3. BE RE-‘BOURNE’
Jeremy Renner has taken the helm of the action-thriller “Bourne” franchise. Reviews are mixed so far, but several critics like "The Bourne Legacy" a whole bunch. Either way, if you want fast and furious, this is your ticket.

4. ENJOY ART IN THE PARK
We’re still a month away from the real Art in the Park, but you can get a jump start on browsing for candles, jewelry and other handmade art at the Nampa Festival of the Arts on Saturday and Sunday in Lakeview Park.

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5. SWEETEN YOUR DEMEANOR
Confession: When it was first proposed to me, I was skeptical of publishing a review of a walk-up ice-cream joint. But after reviewer Alex Kiesig started enthusing about the hand-dipped corn dogs and hard-shell-chocolate-coated frozen bananas, I was sold on Fanci Freez on State Street. “There are plenty of Boise traditions that aren’t half as fun on a summer night,” Kiesig says. See you there.

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

Man...

So many things to do around here and so little time! Not!

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Can I help you pack? Idaho is too wonderful for someone as obviously miserable as you are.

Man...

So many things to do around here and so little time! Not!

Man...

So many things to do around here and so little time! Not!

Man...

So many things to do around here and so little time! Not!

You could move

You could move

Looking forward to leaving this ack bassward place...

because I've lived in many states and this place is one of the worst; almost as bad as Mississippa, but with fewer bugs.

I hear DC has many bugs.

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class in keyboard manipulation.

Or just manipulating anything!

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Competitive Horse Prancing

Come see Stephen Colbert's Official Sport of Summer! Competitive horse prancing, foofy horse ballet, dressage, whatever you want to call it, come watch some of Idaho's best compete at Once Upon a Horse in Eagle. Show starts at 8 AM Saturday and Sunday. The highest levels will compete first on Saturday morning, so bring a picnic brunch complete with mimosas. Bring your DRESSAGE IS #1 foam fingers!

2880 N Eagle Road, Eagle Idaho

Are you horsing around?

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