After you’ve entered the contest to win free Carrie Underwood tickets:
1. PUT THE X IN XMAS
If ”Hairspray” is your favorite movie, you already have tickets for John Waters’ trashy, one-man holiday debacle tonight at the Knitting Factory. Looking for a cheaper bawdy holiday? “Tree Toppers — a show tonight and Saturday by Idaho female impersonation troupe LipsInc! — is the ticket. (Come on, be brave.)
3. HEAR EVERY HOLIDAY STORY EVER
Boise Little Theater is presenting the zany “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some)” which, be warned, might warp your view of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” forever. It runs tonight, Saturday and next weekend. You can get 2-for-1 admission at Dealsaver.com
4. CHECK OUT FIRST FRIDAY
With the whole town falling all over itself because of the new Whole Foods store, the Boise Co-op is doing its best to keep excitement high on the North End. Hence the new First Friday, a fresh event featuring live music, wine, beer and cheese tastings, and storewide specials.
5. SEE A DECENT FLICK
The lone movie opening in Boise this weekend is NOT what I’m talking about. Instead, grab Grandpa and go see the documentary ”Age of Champions.” It focuses on five competitors at the National Senior Olympics. It’s free. So is the popcorn. The film is at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre. Producer Keith Ochwat will be at the screening for a Q&A afterward.
WHAT ARE YOU UP TO THIS WEEKEND? DROP YOUR PLUGS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION.