Five Things You Should Do This Weekend in Boise

When you aren't poring over your new Spider-Man and Superman schwag from Free Comic Book Day on Saturday ...

1. BE DAZZLED
Tonight at “Pop Goes the Rock” at the Morrison Center, Cirque Dreams will assemble aerialists, acrobats, dancers and other amazing artists — more than 100 costumed characters in all. They'll perform to a mash-up of contemporary hits played by a band on stage. Get tickets here.

Ticket alert: Concerts going on sale this weekend in Boise

Josh Ritter: 8:30 p.m. July 14, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $25. Ticketfly. On sale at 10 a.m. May 4

Joshua Radin: 7:30 p.m. July 15, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. Ticketfly. $25 day of show. Opening: Tristan Prettyman. On sale at 10 a.m. May 4

Ono Hawaiian Cafe closes in Boise

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Ono Hawaiian Café, 2170 Broadway Ave., in Boise, has closed after changing ownership in January.

Album review: Curtis Stigers, "Let's Go Out Tonight," 4 out of 4 stars

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Jazz will always color the world of Boise singer and saxophonist Curtis Stigers, but it’s just one of many influences on this eclectic, personal collection — his best yet.

Brit Floyd — a Pink Floyd tribute show — to make its Idaho debut this summer

One of the great tragedies of classic rock — at least to Pink Floyd fans — has been the inability of Roger Waters and David Gilmour to make nice. But you’ve got to respect the depth of Pink Floyd’s dysfunction. After all, even Pink Floyd tribute bands can’t stay together.

The Australian Pink Floyd — a favorite of Floyd fans in the Treasure Valley — split into two competing factions in 2010. Now there’s not just an Aussie Floyd, there’s a Brit Floyd.

'The Other Studio' 04.29.12

"The Other Studio" airs at 9 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM "The River." Thanks to Curtis Stigers for dropping by this week and sharing insight into his new album, "Let's Go Out Tonight." Here's what Tim Johnstone and I spun during the show:

-Emmylou Harris, "Red Dirt Girl"
-Kaskade/Skrillex, "Lick It"
-Curtis Stigers, "Things Have Changed"
-Curtis Stigers, "Everyone Loves Lovers"
-Zeds Dead, "White Satin"

Check out Zeds Dead Tuesday at the Knitting Factory. Tickets here.

Five Things You Should Do This Weekend

1. PET YOUR KITTY
Grab your feline or canine. Head to Expo Idaho on Saturday and Sunday for the Pet Expo. Check out the petting zoo, get a pet portrait or enter the “Best Dressed” and “Most Talented” pet contests. With more than 80 vendors and experts there, you'll find plenty to do.

Oh, and in case you didn’t notice, when it comes to highlighting things to do on weekends …

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Emmylou Harris to perform concert in Eagle

Singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris is the latest act to be booked this summer at the Eagle River Pavilion.

Harris and Her Red Dirt Boys will perform Saturday, June July 21, at the outdoor venue.

Tickets to the 7 p.m. concert go on sale at 10 a.m. May 11 at Ticketfly for $35 lawn, $49.50 reserved and $99.50 VIP.

What's the best song with 'Idaho' in the title?

I don't have an answer to that just yet. But this new track from Delta Spirit is a hard-driving gem. As in Gem State. I share the story behind it — and list other Idaho-related songs — in my column in Scene. Finally, a song called "Idaho" that rocks ...

Ticket alert: Concerts going on sale this weekend in Boise (and Sun Valley)


Jake Shimabukuro: 8 p.m. Oct. 21, The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $27 at www.egyptiantheatre.net, Egyptian box office, The Record Exchange or call 387-1273. $30 day of show. On sale at 10 a.m. April 28

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Johnny Clegg and Ladysmith Black Mambazo: 7 p.m. Aug. 6, River Run Lodge, 251 2nd Ave., Ketchum. $30 and $75 Sun Valley Center for the Arts members, $40 and $85 nonmembers. (208) 726-9491, Ext. 10; www.sunvalleycenter.org. On sale at 10 a.m. April 27

Pink Martini: 7 p.m. Aug. 13, River Run Lodge, 251 2nd Ave., Ketchum. $35 and $75 Sun Valley Center for the Arts members, $45 and $85 nonmembers. (208) 726-9491, Ext. 10; www.sunvalleycenter.org. On sale at 10 a.m. April 27

Kaskade: 8 p.m. Aug. 13, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $40. Ticketfly. On sale at 10 a.m. April 27

Bonnie Raitt: 7 p.m. Aug. 30, Sun Valley Pavilion, 300 Dollar Road. $30-$85 Sun Valley Center for the Arts members, $40-$95 nonmembers. (208) 726-9491, Ext. 10; www.sunvalleycenter.org. Opening: Mavis Staples. On sale at 10 a.m. April 27

Trampled By Turtles: 8 p.m. Sept. 5, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $18. Ticketfly. $20 day of show. On sale at 10 a.m. April 27

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