Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

When you aren’t preparing for Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance.

1. GO OUT WITH A BU-U-U-DDY
Pauly Shore? What is it, 1989? You know it. The Weasel has four shows lined up tonight and Saturday at Liquid Laughs. Will Totally Pauly be hilarious, or will he cause grindage of your teeth? You be the judge:

2. GO STRAIT
With a name like George Strait, I’ve always wondered what the ol’ cowboy thought of ”Brokeback Mountain.” But I digress. Mr. Strait is calling it quits after this tour, so Saturday’s gig at the Idaho Center is your last chance to see him around Boise. It’s sold out, but they usually release a few holds on the day of the show. It’s worth checking. If you do go, leave early, carpool and use this parking map. Me? I won't be there. I was nearly run out of Dodge after my review of his 2007 concert. (Fine, I admit it: I enjoyed Ronnie Milsap's opening set more.)

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3. DINE OUT -- LOCALLY
Angell’s Bar and Grill will say goodbye Saturday (but remains open through Thursday) with a party hosted by Tauge & Faulkner. New Italian joint Alavita will enjoy its first weekend of business. And Bombay Grill will try to keep up with the customer mob after this extremely complimentary restaurant review. Man, that $9.99 lunch buffet looks good.

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4. PARTY WITH THE HIP-HOP CROWD
Earlier this week, I let people know that tonight’s concert by rapper Tyga is going to be big at the Revolution Center. Early-bird and VIP tickets are sold out. But you still can get $50 general admission tickets.

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5. ESCAPE THE INVERSION
The McCall Winter Carnival kicked off Thursday and shifts into high gear this weekend. After fireworks tonight, the Mardi Gras Parade highlights Saturday’s festivities. You can find everything you need to know in a special section packaged with today’s Idaho Statesman.

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