Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

After you’ve prepared for ski season with this handy tip on de-fogging goggles.

1. ACT LIKE A KID
Grown-ups need play time, too. At least that’s the motto of national chain Dave and Buster’s, which is celebrating its grand opening with a $25 benefit party tonight before throwing open the doors to the general public Saturday. The sports pub/arcade is located in the old Circuit City building near Boise Towne Square. Disclaimer: I have no idea if any sort of “eat and play combo” in the out-of-date ad below will be offered in Boise.

2. INHALE A CAN OF AQUANET
OK, so the movie sucked. Don’t hold that against the award-winning musical. ”Rock of Ages” will appeal to anyone who longs for the era of big hair, butt-rock and acid-washed jeans. (You know who you are.) Shows are at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Morrison Center. Tickets here.

3. CHEER ON THE STAMPEDE
The Idaho Stampede have made recent player moves (a 7-footer, yes!) to add firepower to a tough situation. The D-League basketball team is 4-14. Watch them roll over Reno tonight and Saturday, then crush Erie on Wednesday and Thursday. (We can dream.) Either way, it’s a fantastic entertainment value at CenturyLink Arena.

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4. LAUGH IT UP
Local comedian Heath Harmison eschews f-bombs for PG-13 comedy. Nothing wrong with that. In fact, profanity-free jokes often tend to be better-crafted jokes. Join the fun tonight through Sunday at Liquid Laughs.

5. HOOK YOURSELF UP
Anglers will converge on Expo Idaho for the annual Western Fly Fishing Expo today and Saturday. Learn to cast, change a line and sink a nymph at various clinics. Don’t miss Statesman Outdoors editor Roger Phillips, who will wax poetic about nymph fishing at noon today. (He’s personally helped ME — aka Captain Mepps — land a trout on a fly rod. That’s a feat.)

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

Packing stuff to be shipped, feeding my cats...

Digging my 1986 Casio CZ-3000, the Pioneer SK-71 boombox that needs TLC and the c.1950 Wards Airline, all of which I recntly acquired and I will use the tube radio to repair one I bought from a good friend and peaked the transformer cans to get audio out of it to make my promise that he would hear his mother's radio again before he died of a dementia disorder...also remembering the roses he would cut for a lady friend of mine.

He passed five years ago last month and I have another friend from Boise to thank for helping me.

I'm not going very far in this weather, to be certain.

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Nehmen Sie den Frieden des Gottes mit Ihnen, mein Freund. Wir werden uns wieder treffen!

Find more food and continue not freezing.

Before you chime in, IF I drop internet I lose touch with people that DO ACTUALLY HELP and only save $20. The phone bill will still be around $100 a month anyway, because outside Fruitland is LONG DISTANCE...and bundle WHAT?

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