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1. HIT THE SKI SWAP
The white stuff is on the way. We hope. Either way, you need to unload your old crap … er, stuff. You need new stuff. And there is no better place to score fresh gear than the 62nd annual Ski Swap, which runs today through Sunday at Expo Idaho. It’s $5 today, $3 Saturday and $3 Sunday (or free with a canned food donation.)
Submitted by Michael Deeds on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 1:11pm, updated on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 1:12pm
Work tomorrow? You don't have to work tomorrow. That's why you're going to dress up for Halloween and hit the bars tonight. Here are a few flyers. If you're a bar employee or owner and want me to add your flyer, just email it to me.
After nearly three decades of serving home-style meals, the Brick Oven Bistro, 801 W. Main St., is planning to close.
The restaurant — still known to diehards by its old name, the Beanery — posted the news on its Facebook page today: "You have until 8:30 p.m. Nov. 25 to enjoy Mom's comfort food and fine service, then you are on your own."
Nampa? Not this time. Country singer Carrie Underwood is headed to Boise next year for a Feb. 17 concert at Taco Bell Arena.
The show is part of her "Blown Away" tour. Ticket information hasn't been released. However, the last time Underwood played this market — June 1, 2010 at the Idaho Center — tickets ranged from $42 to $63.50 plus fees.
Underwood will co-host the CMA Awards with Brad Paisley on Thursday. She's up for Female Vocalist of the Year.
1. DANCE IN COSTUME
What? You haven’t had enough EDM lately? You’re in luck: Audio Thrill is teaming up with the Revolution Center this year for the third annual Fright Fest tonight. Headlining DJs are DirtyRock and Rubikon 7.
Submitted by Michael Deeds on Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:29am, updated on Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:02pm
Jana Meikle came from Idaho Falls for her first Jimmy Buffett concert. She made the Mr. Potato Head in honor of the occasion. "It's got five songs in here," she says.
Indoor concert or not, Parrotheads turned out in force Thursday to pre-party in honor of Jimmy Buffett’s first-ever stop in the Treasure Valley. It looked like a game day by early afternoon in the parking lot outside Bronco Stadium, where RVs and canopies crowded into a miniature not-quite-tropical paradise. (Brrrrrr!)